Since 1968, the VICL has upheld a role not only as the U.S. Virgin Islands only professional charter organization; but also that of informational reference desk and advocate for our Territories local marine community. VICL has consistently promoted the charter business and done much to enhance the Virgin Islands’ reputation as having the best sailing waters in the world!
The U.S. Virgin Islands offers so much for yachting enthusiasts from our professional privately crewed yachts to our diverse secluded coves. Add these attributes to our warm year-round temperatures and ideal sailing conditions and you have the perfect location for the ultimate yacht charter vacation!
The VICL has been a driving force behind charter vacations since 1968. We are the singular point of reference for all charter vacation opportunities, charter business marketing, and tourism related inquiries. We also represent the best interests of the industry as it applies to all Governmental marine issues for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The VICL also acts as an informational reference desk and advocate for our marine community. This includes businesses and individuals who would like to take part in our marketing opportunities throughout the year as well as our world renowned 3 day annual boat show.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of VICL is to provide charter boats with the tools necessary to charter in and throughout the Virgin Islands. We will also work to protect the mutual interests of the industry. Our principle objectives are:
- To promote and encourage charter vacations in the Virgin Islands and increase public awareness.
- To provide member services such as merchandise discounts, cooperative insurance discounts and increase buying power to help yachts increase their profitability.
- To ensure that the highest standards of professionalism are met by our member yachts. To promote the mutual interests of our membership and facilitate smooth and favorable business practices for charter boats.
- To provide information for our members in addressing licensing issues, Coast Guard, DPNR and Customs Immigration regulations.