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 2018
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 at Hodges Creek Marina, Tortola – Dinner on board and night at the marina.
Day 2 – Sunday :
From the marina the yacht will depart for a short sail across to the Baths marine park on Virgin Gorda to allow you to enjoy snorkelling in one of the most beautiful spots in the BVI or hike from the beach to Devil’s Bay through a maze of giant boulders. After lunch, you will set sail for another short navigation to Prickly Pear Island located in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound.
Day 3 – Monday :
Starting at 8 am your yacht will sail from Virgin Gorda to Anegada, the most northern island in the British Virgin Islands. After lunch you can take a safari bus from Setting Point to Loblolly Bay located on the North Shore of Anegada. Throughout the trip, enjoy the beautiful features of the “Drowned Island” (flamingoes, salt ponds and spectacular white sand beaches).
Day 4 –Tuesday :
Your yacht will depart at 8 am for a 2 hours sail and will stop at Monkey Point, Guana Island. It is described as one of the best snorkelling spots on the island with plenty of turtles and schools of fish very close to shore. After lunch the boat will set sail for Cane Garden Bay on Tortola where you will stay overnight. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll on the white sand beach nestled between coconut trees and the local village.
Day 5 – Wednesday :
After breakfast, you will enjoy a short sail to Sandy Cay – a national park donated by the Rockefeller family to the BVI community. Your crew will take you ashore by dinghy and you can explore this tiny but beautiful island. The boat will then anchor off White Bay, Jost van Dyke for lunch and afterwards you can enjoy time on the beach and a painkiller at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar. Your captain will then motor across to Great Harbour for the evening where you can enjoy Sundowners or Dark and Stormy cocktails at Foxy’s.
Day 6 – Thursday :
At 9.30 am you will set sail for West End, Tortola and anchor close to Soper’s Hole marina, a truly lovely spot in the BVI. After lunch your captain will navigate to the Indians Marine Park, for great snorkeling in crystal clear waters. The Bight Bay will be your overnight anchor. This bay is famous for being the location of the famous William Thorton (otherwise known as the Willy ‘T’), a ship turned into a bar/restaurant.
Day 7 – Friday :
At 8.30 am the yacht will depart from the Bight and sail to the Rhone marine park where you can snorkel over the wreck of the RMS Rhone, which sank in 1867 during a hurricane. After lunch the yacht will be anchoring at Manchioneel Bay, Cooper Island for your last night. Another amazing beach in the BVI.
Day 8 – Saturday:
Morning sailing back to base, Hodges Creek Marina, Tortola – 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 Hodges Creek, Tortola
The sailings are scheduled every Saturday through 2018 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”!