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The British Virgin Islands

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Board your yacht charter in St Thomas and after lunch, enjoy a leisurely sail (or motor sail) to Frances Bay on St John. Have an afternoon swim, then walk the beach and enjoy a 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 Leinster Bay , also on St John, for snorkeling, exploring and a hike to a sugar mill. Return for lunch and then proceed to Jost Van Dyke to clear BVI customs. Explore Jost, visit Foxy’s and other well known beach bars. 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. After dinner, go to the Last Resort for Tony Snell’s musical review or have a relaxing drink at Pusser’s Marina Cay.

Day 5

Sail to Virgin Gorda and 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 morning activities and lunch for a sail to Peter Island where there is a great beach on Deadman’s Bay and excellent snorkeling in Great Harbor. Visit Peter Island Yacht Club – a very upscale place for a dinner ashore (jackets required in season) if that’s your preference.

Day 7

More water sports in the morning (possibly a rendezvous dive on a coral-encrusted 1867 wreck of the British mail steamer Rhone). Following
lunch, sail to Cruz Bay on St John to clear U.S. Customs. Check out the local shops here or sail on to Christmas Cove on Great St James for snorkeling or watersports. 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 Red Hook or downtown St Thomas for some last minute duty free shopping before you catch your flight home. If you have the time, take a drive around scenic St Thomas and dine at some of the great spots.

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.