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Concierge.com's insider take:
With steady trade winds and dozens of islands within a day's sail, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands are one of the world's finest cruising grounds. You can explore the bays and cays of St. John and the nearby British Virgin Islands' Jost Van Dyke on a day trip with Calypso Catamaran Charters, with stops for snorkeling, lunch, and cocktails at the famed Soggy Dollar Bar, the birthplace of the lethal cocktail the painkiller. For an unforgettable multiday customized adventure, consider chartering a crewed yacht; a broker like Nicholson Yacht Charters can find a boat to match your style and interests.
If you want to cover a lot of water in a short amount of time—perhaps via a day trip that hits the Baths and Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda, lunch on Cooper Island, and drinks on Jost Van Dyke—a speedier powerboat may be more practical. Calypso Catamaran Charters also operates a power catamaran; call for days of departure.
Remember to bring your passport and $25 in cash for the customs fee if visiting the British Virgin Islands.