Virgin Islands Cabin Charter
Trip 8 - Friday 12 to Sunday 21 March 2021
This is an example of our Virgin Island cabin charter. Is there any better way to spend 9 days than island hopping in paradise? We don’t think so! If you are travelling solo, as a couple or a small group come and join us on an unforgettable cabin charter, get hands-on sailing experience, eat delicious food and have a great time sailing in the US and the British Virgin Islands.
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Meet Sam and Neil at 14:00 (2 PM) in Red Hook on St Thomas and get settled onto 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 the Bight in Norman Island for fun at Willy T’s and our evening meal on Nemo.
After yummy breakfast, we will sail past 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 a delicious dinner ashore.
This morning we will 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 lunch, we will tack up to Savanna or Long Bay, during which you can get some great hands-on experience helming Nemo. Dinner will be on Nemo tonight.
After a dip in the beautiful turquoise waters and a delicious breakfast, we will continue on to Gorda Sound and explore the anchorages. We will have a lunch stop at Leverick Bay and then we will anchor for the night near Eustatia – it is pure heaven here!
Today we will sail to Anegada. Known as the drowned island, this low-lying coral and limestone sand bar 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 at The Wonky Dog.
Another really fun sail today, with lots of time for you to practice your sailing skills. We will be heading to Lee Bay on Great Camanoe and Guana Island. These are two beautiful spots for swim and snorkel and walking along long sandy white beaches.
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.
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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Please note that fishing is not permitted in the British Virgin Islands on a sailing boat due to local restrictions in marine regulations, in order to help safeguard the fish population. We promise to bring you places where you can snorkel and see the fish in their natural habitat.
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