This type of charter makes for the ideal sailing holiday in the British Virgin Islands. It’s truly suited for everyone – if you don’t know how to sail – it’s perfect and if you do know how to sail, but just want to relax and let someone else do all the hard work and the cooking, it’s also perfect.
Great for couples, singles and families, everyone will enjoy their BVI experience aboard one of these luxury crewed catamarans.
Here’s how it works…
Rent a stateroom with your own private bathroom, just as you can on a cruise ship but, instead of a thousand new acquaintances, you will just have a few new friends. Your professional crew manages the sailing around the British Virgin Islands and a cook prepares your meals from fresh local produce. Sometimes your crew will even catch fresh Tuna or Mahi Mahi right off the catamaran!
All the frustrating aspects and stresses of life will be left behind and you will soon adapt to a more laid-back pace – one that allows you to follow the rhythms of the sea and tropical BVI trade winds. The catamaran’s shallow draft allows for entrance to special anchorages and snorkelling spots – places that large cruise ships can only dream of sharing with their passengers.
This is what YOU could be doing……
Tortola Dream Premium 8 Days / 7 Nights 2019/20
Explore the British Virgin Islands in fully-catered luxury aboard an Ipanema 58’ catamaran or a Lagoon 620 catamaran. With loads of deck and sunbathing space, these yachts comfortably accommodate 12 guests in 6 double cabins each with their own private en-suite.
There are options galore on this unique cruise – hiking, safari tours, and plenty of snorkelling and diving.
Monkey Point on Guana Island is home to stunning and diverse aquatic life. Cane Garden Bay on Tortola is the perfect place to stroll along the shoreline. Sandy Cay is covered in beautiful trails (not to mention its proximity to the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost van Dyke).
Your premium cabin offers a luxurious retreat to return to after you spend your days exploring some of the many islands in the beautiful BVI.
All in all, the Tortola Dream Premium cruise is the ultimate treat and crewed, catered, fully-planned sailing provides views of the BVI you won’t want to miss.
This will be your itinerary…..
Day 1 – Saturday
Boarding at 18:00 (6 pm) in Scrub Island Marina – Dinner on board and night at the marina.
Day 2 – Sunday
(Jost Van Dyke) Set sail from Scrub Island Marina after breakfast and make for White Bay (12 Nm/2hours) for lunch and visit Soggy Dollar Bar. Late afternoon, head to Great Harbour (3Nm/30min) for dinner and option to go to Foxys Tamarind for evening cocktails.
Day 3 – Monday
(Norman Island) Depart Great Harbour after breakfast and head to Sandy Cay (3Nm/30 min), for snorkelling, beach and watersports, followed by lunch. A national park donated by the Rockefeller family to the BVI’s. Ask for the crew to dinghy you ashore and enjoy a beautiful short trail through the island. In the afternoon sail to Norman Island (12Nm/2hours) to visit the Treasure Point sea caves before proceeding to Benures Bay (3Nm/30min) for a quiet evening under the stars, a great spot for paddle boarding and watersports.
Day 4 – Tuesday
(Peter Island) Depart Benures Bay after breakfast and head to the Indians (2Nm/30min) where you can enjoy snorkelling in crystal clear waters. After snorkelling is finished, sail to Deadmans Bay (6Nm/1hour) on Peter Island for lunch/watersports/beach. Late afternoon go around to Peter Island’s Great Harbour for some festivities on the WillyT and dinner and/or evening at Cooper Island.
Day 5 – Wednesday
(Virgin Gorda) Head to the Baths marine park (10Nm/2hours) in the morning/lunch. Enjoy snorkelling in the most beautiful spot of the BVI or hike from the beach to Devil’s Bay through a maze of giant boulders. In the afternoon sail to North Sound Virgin Gorda (10Nm/2hours) and anchor between Prickly Pear and Eustatia for snorkelling and a quiet evening.
Day 6 – Thursday
(Anegada) Set sail early for Anegada Setting Point (15Nm/3hours). Options to rent Jeeps and explore the island followed by an Anegada lobster dinner on shore, which is what Anegada is famous for. Throughout the trip enjoy the beautiful features of the Sunken Island (flamingos, salt ponds, breathtaking white sandy beaches) [excursion – additional fees may apply].
Day 7 – Friday
(Guana Island) Sail from Anegada in the morning and head to Monkey Point (20Nm/4hours) on Guana island for snorkelling and lunch. It is described as one of the best snorkelling spots on the island with plenty of turtles and school of fishes very close to shore. Spend some time at beautiful White Bay beach and paddle boards/kayaks in the afternoon before a sail to Marina Cay (5Nm/1hour) shortly before sunset. Evening at marina cay
Day 8 – Saturday
(Scrub Island) Morning sailing back to base (15min), Scrub Island Marina – Disembarkation at 9.00 am.
Prices start at £1085.00 per person and Included in the cost you will enjoy…..
•Accommodation in an air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom (A/C in service from 8am to 10pm)
•Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
•Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice)
•Service of the crew – 2 persons (captain, steward/cook)
•2 sets of linens, towels and beach towels per person/week
•Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
•Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
•Water sports equipment on board – snorkelling gear, sea kayak, paddleboards
Transfers from Beef Island airport to the Scrub Island ferry dock
The sailings are scheduled every Saturday through 2019/20 and there are still places available on most dates.
This could be the most amazing experience of your entire life – tempted? Pick up the phone now and your crew will soon be saying “Welcome Aboard”!