All of our cruises run from Saturday to Saturday and are 8 days, 7 nights and have a set itinerary. The price listed is per person based on double occupancy in a cabin with en suite bathroom. The British Virgin Islands is the sailing capital of the Caribbean and her protected waters are an absolute dream to sail! They are within a short range of St. Martin which has numerous direct flights to and from the island. You will depart from Marigot, just a few minutes from the Princess Juliana International Airport, aboard our magnificent catamaran.
Day 1 : St. MARTIN
Boarding at 6:00 pm in Marigot. You will depart for a gentle overnight to the BVI.
Day 2: NORMAN ISLAND
Arrive at the Caves on Norman Island, a short hop across the fabled Sir Frances Drake Channel, and you’ll arrive at one of pirate history’s most fabled locations. You’ll snorkel in and around what is reputed to be Blackbeard’s treasure stash in crystal clear waters surrounded by thousands of the most colorful fish you can imagine. Your crew will tell you about the lore and myths of these caves and the treasure troves that have been found! A very brief motor-sail around the headland brings us into 'The Bight' on Norman Island, home of the infamous 'William Thornton', a floating bar and restaurant known to many as the 'Willy T'. (2 miles-1 hour)
Day 3:PETER ISLAND
Awake to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a glorious breakfast spread. After your repast take a plunge off the stern of the yacht before the sail along Peter Island, past Dead Chest and into the anchorage at Salt Island, all in beautiful protected, calm waters. Salt Island is the final resting place of the R.M.S Rhone which sunk off its eastern point in a fierce hurricane with all on board in 1896. The Rhone is one of the most famous wrecks in the world for scuba divers to explore. Snorkel over the stern section or take a walk around the shoreline in search of buried treasure. Next we sail to The Baths at Virgin Gorda. Walk through the huge granite boulder caves and formations to Devils Bay where you will see some of the vistas that make the BVI so famous. Enjoy lunch back on the boat and then off we go for a short sail up the rugged coast of Virgin Gorda to The Bitter End Yacht Club. Go ashore after dinner and take in a typical BVI evening with your favorite Rum Punch and Steel Drum Band. (6 miles to Salt Island 1 1⁄2 hours then 6 miles to The Baths 1 1⁄2 hours then 8 miles to BEYC 2 hours)
Day 4: ANEGADA ISLAND
We set sail and chart our course for a short cruise to the storied island of Anegada with its endless white beaches. As you stroll along the deserted beach the soft sand feels almost like powder between you toes. Anegada is the perfect place to relax on the beaches, make sure you see Loblolly or Cow Wreck Beach and enjoy the scenery and fantastic snorkeling. Discover deserted beaches, and see the famous lobster traps overflowing with the sweet, spinney Caribbean lobsters that are known the world over. Anegada is surrounded by the world’s third largest living coral reef. (10 miles 2 1⁄2 hous)
Day 5: VIRGIN GORDA
After breakfast we set sail for a spirited romp back to Virgin Gorda where we stop for lunch and fantastic snorkeling amongst the granite boulders. From here, we sail through to Marina Cay, a private Island Resort off the East side of Tortola. Michael Bean will entertain you with Pirate songs with his guitar and harmonica during happy hour on the top of the island should you decide to go ashore after dinner. An incredible dinner on board and a good night’s rest in this calm anchorage will prepare you for the exciting day ahead. (15 miles 3 1⁄2 hours)
Day 6: GUANA ISLAND – JOST VAN DYKE
After coffee, we move to Monkey Point on Guana Island for breakfast, or if you are doing one of our exciting excursions we will meet you in Soper’s Hole after you leave for your day of fun. If you decide to stay aboard we will take you for a snorkel around the unusual coral outcrops will reveal some interesting marine life. Lunch is at anchor off of Green Cay a little Islet right by off Jost van Dyke. This quaint “Robinson Crusoe” type island is so small you can walk around it in just five minutes. Happy Hour at the world famous Foxy's on Jost van Dyke is worth piling into the dinghy for. Pin up an article of clothing with your name written on it in Foxy's bar to join the many hundreds from all over the world. (15 miles 3 1⁄2 hours)
Day 7: WHITE BAY
White Bay, is just around the point from Foxy's, and is the quintessential Caribbean strip of white sand fringed with coconut palms. Put your dollars in your pocket and swim ashore to the Soggy Dollar Bar, where the 'Painkiller' cocktail was invented. We spend a leisurely day here before returning to St. Martin in the afternoon.
Day 8: St. MARTIN
Arrive in Marigot, have a nice breakfast and depart for the airport after exchanging email addresses with your fellow crew mates.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
•Accommodation in air conditioned double cabin with private bathroom
•Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
•Drinks at meals (table wine (2/pax/meal) and water), local cocktails (punch, rum, fruit juice) •Service of the crew : 2 persons (captain, steward/cook)
•2 sets of linens, towels and beach towels per person/week
•Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
•Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
•Water sports on board: snorkeling equipment, sea kayak, fishing gear