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The British Virgin Islands

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Board your yacht charter in Tortola. Most yachts pick up in Nanny Cay Marina or at West End. Once you board your yacht the crew will assist you with unpacking, give you a tour of the yacht while going over the safety briefing. Enjoy a welcome aboard cocktail and Lunch. After settling in you will cruise to your first port of call.  Once anchored you can enjoy an afternoon swim, snorkel walk the beach and watch your first Caribbean sunset. Savor a delicious dinner either in the cockpit under the stars or below in the coziness of the main salon.

Day 2

After breakfast depart for  Jost Van Dyke.  Explore Jost, visit Foxy’s and other well known beach bars like Soggy Dollar, Ivan’s Stress Free Beach Bar or just relax on the powder white beach of  White Bay. This is a good spot for a West Indian meal ashore at moderate prices – an island pig roast perhaps – and some evening revelry in the form of a “jump up”(party).

Day 3

Depart Jost and sail to Sandy Spit for the beach and snorkeling. Sail to Cane Garden Bay for the evening or on to West End, Tortola for lunch and a trip ashore to Pusser’s Landing for a “Painkiller” and shopping. Sail on to the Bight at Norman Island and visit the Willie T (floating bar and restaurant) for sunset cocktails or after dinner wildness.

Day 4

Snorkel at the water level Caves at Norman Island made famous in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Sail on to Cooper Island for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon sail to Trellis Bay on Beef Island and go ashore to visit some local shops and bars.

Day 5

Next stop Virgin Gorda to visit the Baths , those wondrous house-sized boulders that form fascinating pools and grottoes to explore. After lunch, sail on to North Sound. Visit the Bitter End Yacht Club for snorkeling, boardsailing, water-skiing or hiking. Every activity can be done here.

Day 6

Depart North Sound after breakfast and sail to Anegada (weather dependent). Enjoy the 2-3 hour sail – spend the day exploring and stopping by some of the local beach bars like Cow Wreck or Loblolly. If you like Lobster  Anegada Reef Hotel has a fabulous Lobster dinner served on the beach! If the weather doesn’t allow a visit to Anegada head to Peter Island where there is a great beach on Deadman’s Bay and excellent snorkeling in Great Harbor. For the SCUBA divers the old Willie – T is a spectacular dive you do not want to miss. This is also a great spot to anchor for the evening.

Day 7

More water sports in the morning (possibly another dive on the coral-encrusted 1867 wreck of the British mail steamer Rhone). This is an advanced dive with the bottom over 100′ down.  Spend the afternoon swimming and water sports then set off to  Salt Island and Enjoy your last evening aboard with another glorious Caribbean sunset and a special dinner prepared by your chef.

Day 8

After breakfast (with a farewell Bloody Mary or mimosa, perhaps?) and a final swim, return to Tortola to catch your flight or maybe do some last minute shopping in Roadtown before departing to the airport or Ferry.

Please note this sample cruise is just one of many variations you can enjoy in the Virgin Islands. These cruises can be customized to fulfill the dreams of each charter party. That’s the beauty of a Virgin Islands Crewed Yacht Charter Vacation. If you want to SCUBA Dive, there are yachts that specialize in and are equipped for this activity. The Divemaster or instructor aboard will make sure that you dive on some spectacular dive sites. Or maybe you want to spend more time sailing than at anchor and improve your sailing skills at the same time. Your experienced captain will be happy to oblige your wishes. Whether you want an active night life visiting local “hot” spots, or the pleasure of quiet, secluded anchorages, a charter yacht in the Virgin Islands can fullfill all your vacation dreams. And, of course, if your idea of the ideal vacation is no itinerary at all, then a crewed yacht charter vacation is the perfect choice. You can decide each morning over coffee in the cockpit what you want to do that day (even if what you want to do is nothing at all), and it’s okay to change your mind too. In other words, our professional crews will make sure that each chartered guest experiences the perfect personalized itinerary.Each trip is tailored to your preferences and the current weather conditions of your charter. Please discuss your preferences with the captain and be open to other suggestions that may improve your charter experience.