Easter Cabin Charter Sailing Adventure in the BVI
Trip 14 – Friday 19 to Sunday 28 April 2019
A cabin charter sailing adventure is the perfect way for solo travellers, couples and small groups to explore the British Virgin Islands. Have lots of fun and get hands-on sailing as we pack in as many stunning islands as we can during the trip. This Easter we aim to see the hot spots, the highlights and get off the beaten track too.
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Meet up with your crew, Sam and Neil, at Penn’s Landing Marina at 15:00 (3 PM), just five minutes from Beef Island airport. Get unpacked, and make yourself at home on Nemo. After Neil does the guest briefing we will grab a mooring ball for the evening and head back ashore for dinner at the fabulous Red Rock Restaurant to start your sailing adventure in style.
This morning we will set sail to the famous Baths on Virgin Gorda. The Baths are incredible, with huge, house-sized boulders literally piled on top of each other. There are several paths through the boulders that lead to Devil’s Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the British Virgin Islands. Go snorkelling in the Baths, or take the kayak or paddleboard around these incredible rock formations. After lunch and perhaps an afternoon snooze, we will sail to our evening anchorage in Spanish Town. Here we will have our first evening meal under the stars on Nemo.
After breakfast, we will have a fabulous day tacking up the Sir Francis Drake Channel. First, we will set sail for the Dogs for more snorkelling. After a lunchtime stop here or at Long Bay, it is then more tacking practice as we sail past Richard Branson’s Neckar Island to Gorda Sound. We can head ashore for cocktails and return for dinner on Nemo in Leverick Bay.
After breakfast, we will sail to Anegada, where the locals are always friendly and the fun never stops. Known as the drowned island, this low-lying coral and limestone sandbar is said to have claimed nearly 300 ships! With Captain Neil, there is no need to worry though, and when we get there you can enjoy Anegada’s miles of sandy beaches and lobster! We aim to get there in time for you to explore the island reefs, beaches and many beach bars and will head ashore for a delightful lobster dinner.
A really good sail today, with lots of time for you to grab the helm. We will stop at Guana Island for some fabulous snorkelling at Monkey point. Then onto our overnight stop in Cane Garden Bay in Tortola. We will have dinner on board Nemo tonight.
A short hop today to explore the countless treats of Jost van Dyke. This includes the picture postcard sandy spit and the bubbling pools of little Jost. The evening will be spent at either Nemo’s home port of White Bay, where you can enjoy a Painkiller at the Soggy Dollar Bar or in Great Bay at the famous Foxy’s. Our evening meal will be at Nemo.
Today we will aim for a small channel at the western end of Tortola, then some tacking up to the Indians for snorkelling before an evening moored in The Bight on Norman Island. Here we have the option of eating ashore or on Nemo.
Today sees us take in two sailing stops on Peter Island, Little Harbour for some quiet time and relaxation for lunch, and then Great Harbour where we can visit the new home for Willie T’s floating bar and have a delicious dinner on Nemo.
The final full day of sailing will start with snorkelling a Treasure Point. We will then tack up the Sir Francis Drake Channel past some of the colourfully named Islands – Fallen Jerusalem and Dead Chest Island. This island was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’ song ‘15 Men on a Dead Man’s Chest. Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Rum.’ So it would be rude not to have some rum cocktails today! We can also visit the Wreck of the RMS Rhone. This is an amazing wreck snorkel experience – not to be missed, especially when snorkelling through the air bubbles from the divers below. Salt Island is also great for exploring. Ashore are three salt ponds, which belong to the British Crown, but are operated by the locals. You can purchase harvested salt, explore the shore to find several shells, sea glass and various types of rocks. Lunch will be served under the shade of Nemo’s Bimini and after we will sail to Cooper Island we have the option of eating on Nemo or ashore for our final dinner.
A short sail today back to Fat Hogs Bay and Penn’s Landing Marina for a 12 PM (noon) departure to the airport.
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