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Top Tips for Sailing in St. John

Ready for the sailing trip of a lifetime? These top tips for sailing in St. John are sure to make your experience a great one:

1. Choose A Reliable Company to Go Sailing in St. John With

There are a variety of companies to choose from when booking sailing courses in St. John or renting a bareboat in St. John. However, not all sailing companies in St. John offer the same service. Go Sail Virgin Islands is the go-to company for booking sailing trips in St. John because of their expert captains, well-maintained sailboats, reasonable pricing, and ultimate trip flexibility. Learn more about Go Sail Virgin Islands here

2. Visit These Top Spots While Sailing in St. John

Go Sail Virgin Island courses can be individualized to your specific requests. That means you can choose where your course takes you in St. John and beyond! Here are a few of the top spots you may want to consider visiting during your trip: 

Visit the Virgin Islands National Park

Go Sail Virgin Islands National Park’s stunning white-sand beaches. Visit historic plantation sites to learn about a challenging past when sugar and enslaved labor dominated life on the island. Visit the Indigenous Taino’s ancient petroglyphs. Snorkel coral reefs to discover hidden marine life. Two-thirds of the island of St. John is national park, making it a unique destination for visitors.

Sailing to Lameshur Bay for Seclusion

If it’s seclusion you are looking for on your sailing adventure, look to Lameshur Bay. It’s not unusual for Go Sail Virgin Islands captains to bring clients here and find they are the only boat in the bay. This bay is located on St. John’s rugged south shore, and offers ample opportunities to snorkel, swim, and hike. The sugar mill ruins are a fabulous stop for the adventurous land travelers. 

Sailing to Waterlemon Cay/Leinster Bay for Adventure

Leinster Bay used to be a sugar cane plantation and offers interesting history, fantastic snorkeling, and epic hikes. Some of the best snorkeling around St. John can be found in Waterlemon Cay. Additionally, you can take the Leinster Bay Trail to Murphy House for an interesting history lesson into the island’s past.  

Sailing to Coral Harbor for Famous Tacos

The food loving sailors won’t want to miss a trip to “Lime Out” — St. John’s first floating taco bar! The only way to get to the restaurant is via boat, making it the perfect excursion as part of your sailing trip in St. John. 


3. Book Your Sailing Trip to St. John Well In Advance

Sailing trips to St. John can book up fast, especially with the top sailing companies in St. John! In order to book a trip that best fits your schedule, you’ll want to book your sailing trip to St. John well in advance. Luckily, this process is made easy on the Go Sail Virgin Islands website. To book a bareboat charter, click here. To see availability for weeklong live-aboard courses click here