US & British Virgin Island Crewed Yacht Charter
Trip 11 - Friday 29 March to Friday 5 April 2019
This is an example of our USVI and BVI Crewed Yacht Charter itinerary. As you are aware, the USVI and BVI were impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, but the island archipelago is now well on the way to recovery and will no doubt soon be back to being named the ‘best place to visit in the Caribbean’. It is the perfect sailing destination if you are looking for relaxation, fun and hands-on sailing experience with an RYA sailing instructor. Changes may take place due to your requests and weather conditions.
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Meet Sam and Neil at 14:00 (2 PM) in Red Hook and get settled onto your private yacht, Nemo. After Neil gives the guest briefing the fun begins as we set sail to Frances Bay on St. John. During this sail, you can practice tying ropes and try your hand at the helm. Have an afternoon swim, then walk the beach and enjoy a Caribbean sunset. Savour cocktails and a delicious dinner on board Nemo.
After breakfast, we will depart for West End, Tortola to clear customs into the British Virgin Islands. We will then sail to the Indians, a truly fabulous snorkelling area. The rocks are dark spikes as they protrude above the waterline, but under the waterline is a completely different view! The reef is like a wall of colourful coral, sea fans and tropical fish. We will then sail over to Bight Bay on Norman Island for our evening meal.
After yummy breakfast, we will sail past Peter Island and Dead Man’s Chest to Salt Island and 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. See if you can spot the Lobster that has made his home in the wreck’s mast. 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 for our dinner ashore.
This morning we will get up early and sail to the famous Baths in 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 an early lunch, we will tack up towards Richard Branson’s Neckar Island, during which you can get some great hands-on experience helming Nemo, and on to Gorda Sound and then head ashore for cocktails and dinner in Leverick Bay.
A really fun sail today, with lots of time for you to practice your sailing skills. We will stop at The Dogs or Monkey Point at Guana Island for some snorkelling. Then onto our overnight stop in Cane Garden Bay for sundowners and another yummy evening meal on board Nemo.
What could be better than a day spent snorkelling and exploring sandy islands with palm fringed beaches and turquoise waters! Perhaps you would like a cocktail or two thrown in for good measure 😉 We will sail to Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke for a Painkiller cocktail and dinner at Foxy’s Beach Bar or White Bay, with The Soggy Dollar Bar, is also a great choice for the night. Families with children will love the white sand beach
After another delicious breakfast, we will drop anchor at Sandy Cay or pick up a mooring buoy at Green Turtle Cay. Both offer white, sandy, deserted islands with snorkelling, swimming and exploring. A short hike past hermit crabs and various lizards to the top of Sandy Cay should not be missed! After snorkelling we will start our sail back to the USVIs, stopping briefly in Soper’s Hole to clear out of the BVI, before a beautiful sail to Cruz Bay, St. John. Here you will find a very artsy and fun village with good shopping, including local pottery, local artwork and jewellery. We will clear customs back into the United States here.
After a final breakfast and dip in the tropical waters, we will sail back to Red Hook, giving you a chance for some final sailing practice. You will be ready to head to the airport from 12:00 (noon).
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