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St. Croix Anchorages

The West End has the biggest and best protected anchorage in the Caribbean. Holding is generally very good.




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Our to 5 St. Croix Anchorages are:


Buck Island

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This is by far the best spot to anchor in St. Croix. The reason why it isn't number one is because you need to obtain an anchoring permit from the national park service.


It is a totally arbitrary process. I was told it would take 10 business days to process. I have called twice in the last month and still no permit. If you are a foreigner, don't even bother. If your a local like me, maybe.


Even with the anchoring permit you can't stay overnight without another special permit. The overnight permit. You have to prove you have the nessesary holding tanks on board for the number of people on board times the average number of daily flushes etc. You can see this is a head ache. The place is totally pristine so I'm not against all the bull.


Christiansted

This is a decent spot to anchor but it is kind of exposed to the prevailing weather. The entrance to the harbor is twisting and turning. It should never be attempted at night. Their are numerous underwater hazards that may or may not be marked.


Once your in the harbor the fun starts. The board walk is full of bars and places to eat. The shops continue up 3-4 blocks up to king street. Thats the main drag where it is easy to find a taxi at the end of the street.


Frederiksted

This is a totally serene anchorage on the very west end of St. Croix. Their isn't much going on here but their is just enough to keep you busy. Their are a couple of beach bars on the northern part of the anchoring field. (north of the main pier) Off the main pier their is a sort of caribbean stip mall with a brewery, shopping and places to eat.


The sunsets here are second to none. Their is nothing to block you view for hundreds of miles so the sunets are pure. The holding is great and you are totally protected from swell and the prevailing weather.



Green Cay

Great little anchorage right in front of the green cay marina. Anchor to the west of the island and be carefull their is a reef there. I have seen a mooring ball with various boats on it. I think it's a park ball. It is a protected park and you are not allowed to walk anywhere past the high water mark.


Beauregard Bay

Decent protection but all north anchorages tend to be exposed to prevailing winds. Their is a real nice beach here. The Buccaneer Hotel is here to. So dinghy on in for dinner and a drink.