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Crown Bay Flag at entrance

Crown Bay Marina Blue Flag 

Crown Bay Informational Board
Crown Bay Informational Board

All smiles at Crown Bay Flag Raising Ceremony

All smiles at Crown Bay Flag Raising Ceremony

 

The Staff of the Emerald Beach are proud to be flying their Blue Flag this season!

The Staff of the Emerald Beach are proud to be flying their Blue Flag this season!

 

Cinnamon Bay became the second National Park Blue Flag Beach!

Cinnamon Bay became the second National Park Blue Flag Beach!

 

The Palms at Pelican Cove flag is flying high!

The Palms at Pelican Cove’s flag is flying high above the surf!

 

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Blue Flags Fly over Green Cay Marina

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Green Cay Informational Board

 

 

 

Crown Bay Marina is a full-service Virgin Island marina for mega yachts and pleasure craft up to 200 feet in length. This marina has been consistently recognized as the leader in customer service by captains and owners chartering and cruising in the U.S., Spanish and British Virgin Islands. The close proximity to the international airport, competitive fuel prices, on-site gourmet provisioning, chandlery, and other support services create an unmatched amenity package for a uniquely Caribbean marina experience.

  • Full-service 99 berth facility
  • 16 alongside & stern-to berths for mega yachts to 200 ft. LOA
  • 10 minutes to international airport; convenient FBO for private jets
  • Adjacent to Dockwise Yacht Transport staging area
  • Pub, restaurant & ship’s chandlery
  • Caribbean’s premier duty-free gourmet provisioner
  • 315-foot fuel dock with high-speed dispensers; pumpout station
  • Competitively priced Texaco brand fuel at volume discounts
  • Direct broadcast satellite television
  • High-speed broadband Internet access
  • Full-service concierge desk

 

Physical address

For parcel delivery by courier/mailing via U.S. Postal Service:
Crown Bay Marina,
Suite 528, Parcel 8168
Sub Base. St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands 00802

 

Telephone numbers, emails, VHF and more

Phone: (340) 774-2255
Fax: (340) 776-2760
Email: comments@crownbay.com

Website: http://www.crownbay.com/

VHF Radio: VHF Channel 16 and Channel 11

 

About our office:

Hours: Daily 8 am – 5 pm
Staffed: 365 Days

Time Zone: U.S. Virgin Islands remain on Atlantic Standard Time [AST] year-round.
Director of Operations: Jane Wherren

Green Cay Marina, part of Tamarind Reef Resort, is recognized throughout the Caribbean as an excellent facility with safe harbor  close proximity to Buck Island National Park, quality amenities and friendly staff. The marina offers many conveniences that make the marina not just home – but family for many full-time live-aboard’s.

Located on the North Coast of St Croix, Green Cay Marina is a wonderful destination port in a sheltered lagoon just minutes away from downtown Christiansted. The marina is part of a complete resort getaway, offering shore side accommodations at Tamarind Reef Resort hotel (discounts for visiting yachts). Visiting and live-aboard yachts receive full resort benefits including beach, pool, kayak, snorkel, and tennis privileges.

  • Amenities
  • 154 slips for power and sailing yachts – plus 38 beachfront hotel rooms!
  • Daily, monthly and live-aboard rates
  • 2 restaurants: Deep End (casual), The Galleon (fine dining)
  • Beach, pool and tennis court privileges at Tamarind Reef Resort
  • Free WIFI internet
  • Fuel facilities
  • Fresh water and ice
  • Shower and laundry facilities
  • Power, telephone & cable hook ups
  • Storage units
  • Sanitary pump-out station
  • 24-hour secured dock
  • Hotel Discounts at Tamarind Reef Resort

 

Cinnamon Bay is a very popular National Park beach on the north shore of the island of St John, US Virgin Islands, adjacent to the historic Cinnamon Bay Plantation. The shallow, crystal clear water, Sea Grass beds, Coral Reefs and the short distance to Cinnamon Cay make Cinnamon Bay excellent for snorkeling.

Waters are typically calm, however, due to its northern exposure, occasionally swells impact the beach from the Atlantic (locally known as ground seas).  Trees, brushes, shrubs and a grassy area line the sandy shoreline.   Rocks and a bluff are present along the western and eastern ends of the bay. There are no man made guts, but a 2 small natural guts present along the east end and west end of the beach.

Camping in Virgin Islands National Park is permitted only at the Cinnamon Bay campground — no back-country or beach camping is allowed by the National Park Service. The Cinnamon Bay campground is operated by a Cinnamon Bay Campground

Park Service programs are offered in a small amphitheater (including campfire programs).   In addition, a wide range of weekly activities are available at the campground.

There is a restaurant (the T’ree Lizards), restrooms, showers and a small camp store.

A waterfront shop rents snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks, sailboards and small sailboats, and provides lessons as well.

Visit the Cinnamon Bay Archeology Museum & Lab.  Recently renovated, this building is one of the oldest still standing, and in use, on St. John. Commonly referred to as the Cinnamon Bay Museum, this space is home to the new Cinnamon Bay Heritage Center & Archeology Lab. It is a working archeology lab and museum with the purpose of preserving the Caribbean’s human heritage from prehistory to the present. Volunteers are given the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig on a pre-Columbian Taino ceremonial site. This unique project is paid for by funds raised by the Friends of VI National Park.

Hiking opportunities are available on the Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail

Trunk Bay

Beautiful waters and wonderful white sand has made picturesque Trunk Bay one of the most popular beaches on St. John. Renowned for it’s underwater snorkeling trail, Trunk Bay is definitely worth a visit. Six hundred and fifty (650) feet of underwater trails are a highlight for Trunk Bay’s visitors. You can rent snorkel gear on the beach. The water is usually calm.

Trunk Bay is part of the National Park and is the only beach on St. John that has an admission fee ($4per person). Fee is collected from 8am to 4pm. The beach is a popular stop on tour itineraries and can get very busy on days when there are several cruise ships in port on St. Thomas or anchored off of St. John.

Restrooms, Showers, Chairs, Food Concession, Gift Shop – All accessible.

Trunk Bay has been voted one of the most photogenic beaches in the Caribbean.

Lifeguards are on duty daily

For more information visit http://www.virgin.islands.national-park.com/

 

Emeral Beach Resort

Lindbergh Bay Beach

Lindbergh Bay named after the famous American aviator, Charles A. Lindbergh, also known as Emerald Beach, is a picturesque beach near the airport, located at Emerald Beach Resort. Palm trees and sea grape trees line the shore and provide natural shade. Typically sparsely populated, it is a great beach for laying back and relaxing. The water is usually very calm; perfect for swimming, wading or floating along. The shoreline provides for pleasant strolls. The Emerald Beach Resort offers an open air beach front bar for enjoying the trade winds and a refreshing drink. The resort restaurant is available for having a nice lunch or grabbing a quick snack. A water sports booth offers kayaks, snorkeling, diving, paddle boats & windsurfers among other fun activities.

Lindbergh Bay is in close proximity to the airport and a short drive from downtown Charlotte Amalie

Accessible facilities and beach ramp

No Lifeguards – Life saving equipment on the beach

For more information visit http://www.emeraldbeach.com/

 

 

Great Bay

Pristine white sandy beach located on the East end of St Thomas, great for relaxing and enjoying water sports.

Surrounded by palm lined walkways, restaurant, bar, swimming pool and luxury accommodations, the beach is accessible to the public through a public access road just past the Ritz Carlton Resort’s main entrance. The beach is typically quiet, great for just laying back and enjoying the scenery and perfect weather. The water is usually very calm and there is typically a nice breeze. A shallow rocky ledge and reefs on the right side offer good snorkeling as sea grass in some areas of the water is common. The resort’s watersports activities desk offers a range of options from kayaking to windsurfing.

Life saving equipment is available through the activities concession and the resort’s security department. Food and drinks are available at the Sails restaurant. Accessible restrooms, beach access ramp available from two public access paths next to the restaurant 

Sensitive areas to include: Coral Reefs, Seagrass beds and mangrove pound

No lifeguard – Lifesaving equipment available on the beach.

 For more information visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/StThomas/Default.htm

Pelican Cove

Pelican Cove Beach boasts 1,200 feet of white sandy beach on the north shore of St. Croix, West of Christiansted.

The palm-fringed, long stretch of beach has plenty of room for you to take a leisurely walk, go for a jog, build a sandcastle with your kids, or let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep as you relax in a lounge chair.

Snorkel the marine phenomenon known as long reef, located just a few yards off shore – Watch for undertow in rough seas

Facilities include: Restaurant, bar, accessible facilities,  restrooms, snorkeling.

No Lifeguard – Life saving equipment on the beach

For more information visit http://www.palmspelicancove.com/