Details for American Yacht Harbor Marina
Name

American Yacht Harbor Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.3 stars from 13 reviews

Address 6100 Red Hook Quarters #2
St Thomas 00802

PhoneTel: +1 340-775-6454 Fax: +1 340-776-5970

After hours contact

Through on-site Security.

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

16

Web sitewww.igy-americanyachtharbor.com

Email contact

AYH@igymarinas.com

Owner, manager

Mr Chris Petty

Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

1

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 9

Other depth info: P dock has 9 or 10 ft, but the others have 7 ft or less.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 110
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 134
Transient price: $1.85/ft (2014-09-04)

Other price info: Yachts up to 110' with up to 10' draft.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: Up to 100 amps of 3 phase power.

Pricing info: Electric $0.74 per kwh (2014).

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Dockside. Water is $0.17/ per gal (2014).

Dinghy access

Yes - Two transient dinghy docks, but several areas posted no transients. When discharging at the fuel dock, you are subject to $25 fee.

Liveaboard info

No

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: In slip fueling.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane

Yes - Available through Neptune Rod and Tackle Shop - $30/refill, including transport in and out of town.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes - From AYH office.

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes - Nice clean bathhouse with private rooms. The room consists of a shower, sink, and toilet.

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes - Laundry on site--DIY or drop off.

Grocery

Yes - Moe's Fresh Market is the new grocery store, great selection, 2016.

Hardware

Yes - The on site chandler has a fairly good selection.

It was reported December 2013 that the Ace Hardware that was across the street has moved about 2 miles away and requires a taxi ride.

Restaurants

Yes - There are restaurants on the site. Fish Tails (closer to the ferry dock) has a local catch of the day menu. Decent pizza place on the 3rd floor of the common building.

Bars

Yes - Tap and Still is reported to have cheap hamburgers. X on St Thomas is a new bar, 2016.

Hotels or motels

No

Repair capabilities

No - Island Marine Outfitters has chandlery parts.

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities

Yes - In water only.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Good tackle shop.

Chartering capabilities

Yes

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi. Some boaters have reported that it is not working.

Boat ramp availability

No

Transportation

Yes - Lots of taxis and safari's in the area.

Other services

24 Hour security and gated docks.

Attractions



Reviews for American Yacht Harbor Marina
Good stop for fuel and water, friendly and helpful staff, 2016-04-22
Captain: , San Marcos, TX (865)

Stopped in for fuel and water. Easy entry and exit, dockhand was helpful with lines and hoses, prices were OK typical of the VI. Did not feel rushed at all.



Nice place but low service quality, 2016-04-03
Captain: , Montreal (142)

I had stop for water and fuel and I did it myseft! They let me go to the marine store without discussions. Price was ok.



We'll be back...soon, 2016-01-16
Captain: , St Paul (40)

AYH found us a spot for an overnight, even during the busy holidays. Norman was quite accommodating. We also enjoyed lunch at Mollie Malone's and got provisions at Moe's.

Stopped by a week later for water and provisions. Again, AYH was very accommodating.

Unfortunately, I did not make arrangements ahead of time for a passenger drop off just after New Years. AYH was so busy, we just dropped the hook in the bay and took the dinghy into to A dock.

AHY is a busy and narrow marina with a following east wind, so I strongly encourage an invitation to enter via VHF. You and the marina will appreciate the coordination.






Great Place to Stay and Prepare for Cruising Further or Stay Awhile, 2015-12-05
Captain: , Virginia Beach, Virginia (84)

The staff at AYH Red Hook are very helpful and of the best quality that we have experienced. They worked with us to accomodate our mechanical problems and getting alternate slips and changes we needed to make. Top notch!
The facilities are very good. The docks are weathered but very acceptable. Diesel fueling is accomodated at your slip if needed and a good price for the VI.
The area around AYH is also very good for food, entertainment, marine supplies, provisioning, and repairs (Mi'kmaq Marine is very good). New marine chandlery on site and Budget Marine a few miles awar, many restaurants (try the Shwarma place), lots of bars with good food, excellent grocery store.
Our experience was very good and we look forward to our next visit.




Once again it's the people, 2015-03-30
Captain: , Afton, MN (120)

Yes, the docks need to be rebuilt or resurfaced - a process that is underway. We can't address the previous reviews regarding the showers since we only use our onboard facilities.

What is important to us is the way we're treated! Everyone has been exceptionally accommodating. We arrived two hours early to drop off family heading to the airport. A spot was found for us to tie up waiting for our assigned slip to be vacated. Norman and other dock crew made certain we gently backed into our slip without incident. It's nice to feel welcome and greeted with a smile every time we meet on the dock!

Although fully booked, Jenny and Melissa allowed us to extend our stay an additional five days while awaiting generator parts. (It took a lot of effort to shuffle arriving boats into other slips.)

Although not Charlotte Amalie, Red Hook is a convenient location for provisioning, marine supplies, Sprint, Medical Clinic, restaurants... We will stay again.

MV Gotta Smile



Not nearly as nice as their advertising, 2014-01-07
Captain: , Eastport, MD (491)

Owned by IGY, same outfit that owns Yacht Haven Grande in Charlotte Amalie AYH is not at all in the same league. Fixed wood docks have needed replacement for years (i.e. wear shoes for sure). Service pillars are not bad, though our slip did not have 30 amp - had to dig out my splitter.

Our experience 4 years ago was their wifi was terrible. You know that when the office also gives you a sheet with wifi id's of surrounding restaurants it's not going to be good. We were a bit surprised that at least on the day we were there recenty it was working, even from on the boat (at the dock right in front of the office).

Showers are in the building next door, two of the four were out of service, and wiring was exposed in the switch box of the one I used. Walls are OK tile, but floors are some kind of texture that looks impossible to get really clean. Still, they were OK, with decent water flow that did get warm if you let it run long enough.

As marinas go it's not bad, just not nearly what we'd expected.



Antagonistic Staff, Run Down Docks, 2013-12-02
Captain: , Miami (10)

We came into Red Hook after a week enjoying the BVI to provision, do some repairs, and get set for a charter heading down island. American Yacht Harbor is too shallow to accommodate our yacht, so we had to anchor out and dinghy in - and this is where our problems began - we had a number interactions with AYH staff, none of them friendly, starting with them padlocking our dinghy during a brief run to a laundromat on an early Sunday morning and only after I mentioned that I had bolt cutters did they relent from their demand of $100 to unlock it, and merely charged us $20 for dockage for the morning for our 10' RIB - this for tying up next to other dinghies in a section of dock that was unlabelled. Unlike the IGY marina in Charlotte Amalie, where staff came out to help us tie up when we approached, at AYH the staff seemed genuinely antagonistic, unfriendly, and unhelpful. On top of this, the docks are run-down and falling apart, and after finding the designated "dinghy dock" section (buried in the back of the dock section) we found that it was inhabited with derelicts and was falling apart, with numerous protruding bolts and nails threatening our inflatable. I was very unimpressed, and would definitely not recommend doing business here.



You have to consider where you are, 2013-05-11
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (121)

Not a bad area at all. Nice little pub at the top of the center building named "Island Time" with a great happy hour and good food. There is a nice little breakfast place on the second floor named "Latte's" with doughnuts, pastry, coffee & tea. A little Chandlery is in this group of buildings also. The grocery that was across the street has closed and supposedly has been bought and will re-open in a few months. Closest provisioning is a couple of miles down a road that you don't want to walk down due to traffic, so it's a cab ride. Grocery items here are very expensive ($6 for ritz crackers, $11 for a 6-pack of Corona).



It is the Islands, 2012-12-10
Captain: , Bonita Springs, FL (221)

Yes the WIFI is inconsistant, although it works great at Molly's, but American always was and still is the best place on the east side of St. Thomas. Lots of bars, restaurants, ferry depot, bus, grocery, marine supply.. all right there or close by



OK, but . . ., 2011-02-25
Captain: , Chebeague Island (929)

I expected something like Village Cay in Road Town but was disappointed. We were given a slip that was really inadequate for our 60' (though maybe OK for a twin-screw sportfish), the head/shower rooms are few and marginal, and the Wi-fi didn't work.
If you stay here, make sure they understand your boat and its maneuvering requirements.



Steadily Improving, 2010-03-22
Captain: , Road Town (450)

We've had our boat here, on and off, since Dec 1/09. Never had a problem the friendly and efficient staff couldn't fix quickly.
Greatly enjoyed the in-slip fueling. AYH will negotiate price for larger quantities.



OK place, 2008-07-13
Captain: , Sarasota, Ft. Lauderdale (643)

Lots to do right at or near marina. Nice grocery store across the street. Good tackle shop on site. Didn't seem to unsafe to us and we stayed there on and off for several months.

Docks are a bit run down.



American Yacht Harbor Marina, 2008-05-11
Captain: , Santa Cruz (243)

Now an IGY marina, but docks are run down. High crime area, but lots of marina security. Close to restaurants and shops. Some noise and wakes from ferry boats. (5/08)

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