With an average annual temperature of 82°F, stunning sugar-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and coconut palms galore, St. Thomas’ East End offers a wide variety of attractions and activities such as water sports, golf, tennis, sightseeing, restaurants and nightlife. Just a short car ride away, the capital city, Charlotte Amalie, is a major port of call for duty-free shopping. St. Thomas’ capital also features many of the island's historic sites and serves as the base for several regattas.
American Yacht Harbor is the ideal setting for those seeking to romp in the breathtaking, blue waters of the Caribbean. Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, sunbathing and much more are all splendid ocean activities to enjoy when visiting American Yacht Harbor Marina. Nightlife can be as relaxed as taking in some live calypso music at a seaside bar or as lively as partying ‘til dawn at a local Carnival musical showcase. In the Red Hook area around American Yacht Harbor Marina, you can experience a semi-block party island style. Start off with some dinner and drinks. Head over to another spot for live band entertainment. Hop along to another upbeat watering-hole and try a signature drink, make new friends, and dance the night away. With so much available within walking distance in Red Hook, the choices are virtually endless.
Coral World Marine Park is located on Route 38 at Coki Point, open daily; tel: 340-775-1555. This 4.5-acre park presents both marine and non-marine exhibits including: the Caribbean Reef Encounter, the Stingray Lagoon, Turtle Encounter, Semi Submarine or partake in some of the exciting activities that include the sea lion swim or SNUBA dive.
Some of the East End’s main beaches aside from Vessup Bay include:
Bluebeard's Beach, known for its excellent windsurfing and coconut palms; Grand Beach for the beautiful sand and captivating views of St. John;
Sapphire Beach, a family-friendly destination ideal for seashell hunting with 35 acres of crystal-sand beach; and Coki Beach, one of the best beaches for snorkeling on the island.
St. Thomas Carnival
This is the first celebration of the year where your family and friends and enjoy music, dances, savory food and entertainment on the island.
Kids Hand Line Fishing Tournament
The Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club hosts an annual tournament in July for kids to be introduced to the wonderful world of fishing at our own American Yacht Harbor. Kids are supplied with hand lines and other items helping them compete for the biggest fish. Different age categories are awarded prizes for the largest catch.
Annual Virgin Islands Billfish Tournament for Haiti
Hosted at American Yacht Harbor this tournament raises money to benefit the Ensemble Scholaire Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School in Port au Prince.
USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marling Tournament
USVI Open - Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT)is the best catch and release tournament on the island. It is sponsored in part by American Yacht Harbor and has been around for over 40 years. The tournament benefits the Marine Vocational Program which starts off teaching students to swim, sail, scuba dive, and fish among other skills leading them into training programs for future employment in the industry. The tournament includes MarlinFest which boasts many fun activities and Wet N' Wild Center Console Tournament that allows anglers to compete by IGFA rules for points. Usually held in August or September check out their website
for more information.
US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam
Before the college basketball season starts you are invited to come join a tournament broadcasted live on TV that showcases all of the men and women's college talent. The tournament happens the week before Thanksgiving, giving teams a chance to play ball on a beautiful island setting. Visit the Paradise Jam
site for more information.
St. Thomas is an island paradise! With a virtually limitless range of activities, services and amenities offered at American Yacht Harbor Marina and its surrounding areas, your ultimate yachting lifestyle can be realized. Come discover secluded beaches; explore national parks; take advantage of vast duty-free shopping; kayak, windsurf, or sail to neighboring St. John; embark on an ecological tour; experience world-class diving; savor fabulous dining and nightlife options during your stay in St. Thomas.