Sample Itinerary: US & British Virgin
There are many variations to this sample itinerary. Your charter will
be customized to fulfill the dreams of your charter party. That's the
beauty of a Virgin Islands crewed charter yacht vacation.
yacht in St. Thomas and after a light lunch, enjoy a
leisurely sail (or motor sail) to Frances Bay on St. John. Swim, walk
on 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
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."
Van Dyke and motor a short way to Sandy Spit for beach and
snorkel time. Sail to West End 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" (a floating bar and restaurant) for
sunset cocktails or after-dinner wildness.
Snorkel at the
water level caves 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 revue on chartering and the
Caribbean in general.
Sail to Virgin
Gorda and visit the Baths, those wonderous 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. Click here for a slide show
of The Baths.
Sound after morning activities and lunch for a sail to
Peter Island where there's a great beach on Deadman's Bay and good
snorkeling in Great Harbor. Visit Peter Island Yacht Club -- a very
upscale place for a diner ashore (jackets required in season) if that's
sports in the morning (possibly a rendezvous dive on the
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 and water sports. Enjoy your last evening
aboard with another glorious Caribbean sunset and a special dinner
prepared by your chef.
breakfast (with a farewell Bloody Mary or mimosa, perhaps?) and a
final swim, return to St. Thomas for some last-minute duty-free
shopping before you catch your flight home.
Remember, there are many variations to this sample itinerary. Your
charter will be customized to fulfill the dreams of your charter party.
That's the beauty of a Virgin Islands crewed charter yacht sailing
If you want to scuba dive,
there are boats that specialize in this activity. They will be
well-equipped and have a divemaster or dive instructor aboard and will
make sure you dive on some spectacular spots. Another possibility is to
do a "rendezvous" dive. This is where a yacht will coordinate with
shore-based dive operators to take you on a dive.
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 nightlife visiting local hot spots or just
enjoy the pleasure of quiet, secluded anchorages, a charter yacht in
the Virgin Islands can accommodate your desires.
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 it's nothing at all), and it's OK to change your
OUR PROFESSIONAL CREWS WILL MAKE SURE EACH
CHARTER GUEST EXPERIENCES THE PERFECT PERSONALIZED ITINERARY FOR THEIR
VIRGIN ISLANDS VACATION.
itineraries: US & British Virgin Islands