Your guide to the island we love

 

On the same latitude as Acapulco and Hawaii, just below the Tropic of Cancer, it is eternal summer caressed by cooling tradewinds.
The average temperature is in the mid-80s, and there’s just enough rain to keep the ixora, hibiscus and bougainvillea in bloom.

Landscape

St Croix is a very beautiful, interesting and culturally diverse island. 1700 miles south of New York, 1100 miles south east of Miami, near the eastern tip of the Caribbean island chain. The island is 22.7 miles long, and at its widest only 8 miles, but in this stretch there are great varying landscapes. The eastern end is dry, with giant cactus and yucca clusters. The middle is flat fertile land, once the site of massive sugar cane plantations. The western end rises to a height of 1,096 feet on Blue Mountain, culminating in a rain forest of giant mahogany, saman and tibet trees.

Beaches

The beaches are unique, some quiet coves, some, like Cane Bay, a world renown dive site. Abundant sea life and coral reefs are close to shore. The high salt content of the Caribbean Sea makes you more buoyant so snorkeling here is easy.

Culture

Spain, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, the Knights of Malta, Denmark and the United States all played a role in its past and brought their influence to the native Arawak and Carib peoples. Visiting just the two main towns of Saint Croix will give you a glimpse of the island’s incredible history—from regal 18th and 19th-century homes in Christiansted to a tropical rain forest in Frederiksted.

More

You can experience the unique culture of St Croix through its arts, crafts, music and more during a variety of festivals and cultural events throughout the year.  St. Croix also provides world-class recreational activities, fine dining, casino, and golf.

Online Resources

Go to St. Croix
Check out their famous ‘100 Things to Do On St Croix’ List

Visit USVI
USVI Tourism Board’s comprehensive and user-friendly website

Customs Assistance

 

It is our pleasure to assist with all customs requirements and flight planning. St. Croix is a U.S.A. port of entry. (Currently the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are exempted from the mandatory passport rule when traveling directly between the mainland and the US Territories. Passports ARE REQUIRED for travel into and out of any other island or other foreign country.) As such, all aircraft must conform to the following rules and regulations of the U.S. Customs Service.

 

 

FOREIGN ARRIVAL

Important Note: All foreign private/charter/corporate flight arrivals must file an EAPIS – and upon arrival have the filing number handy or a copy of the actual EAPIS.

One (1) Hour Notice of Arrival (Customs open 0600 to 1800 Local – after hours only by special pre-approval before 1700 and with an overtime fee)
Two (2) Customs General Declarations
Personal Customs Declarations Form 6059B (Crew & Pax)
Private Aircraft Form 178
Immigration Form I-92
Aircraft Registration
Pilot’s License and Medical
Aircraft Customs Decal Number Pre-Clearance (See attached U.S. Customs Service memorandum re: Pre-clearance regulations.)

One (1) Hour Notification – Provided by Bohlke International Airways when requested. (Note Customs hours above – no Pre-Clearance after hours.)

Three (3) Customs General Declarations
Personal Customs Declaration Form 6059B (Crew and Pax)
Private Aircraft form 178
Aircraft Registration
Pilot’s License & Medical
Aircraft Customs Decal Number

* Pre-Clearance rule of FL180 does not apply to flights pre-clearing to Puerto Rico.

TISX Customs — + 1.340.778.0216
TISX Immigration — + 1.340.778.1419
TISX Agriculture — + 1.340.779.1696