|Nothing is written in stone, these are all ideas for
you to gather for your adventure. A glossy color cruising guide is
complimentary to all our groups and this has a lot of juicy information
for you to expand your knowledge of the islands with. Take it with
you during your journey. The very idea of a private yacht charter
is for guests to select where they wish to go. There are no fixed
itineraries, or regimental times to do anything on board your private
yacht. As you know the first question your captain will ask is, "Where
do you guys wish to go?" You can change direction at anytime during
your vacation as well, so the world is your oyster, go have fun.
|7 DAY ITINERARY FOR THE BRITISH
DAY 1. Arrive by air at Beef Island Tortola British
Virgin Islands where your captain is waiting for
you.. You can walk 100 yards to your boat or take a taxi, but it is
very close, so walking is fine for most people. Within 10 minutes
of meeting your captain you can be onboard your yacht enjoying tropical
drinks prepared by a master lady cocktail queen. All charters begin
at 12 noon and you have normally arrived at 1 pm so a light lunch
is prepared for your group while you settle into your new luxury vessel.
Once you are settled your Captain sails slowly round to one of the
world’s most magnificent islands, "Marina Cay." Marina Cay (Republic
of Jose Cuervo) for the evening, one of the smallest of the Virgin
Islands and my favorite island. Marina cay has a lovely beach restaurant
under the coconut palms where you can relax and enjoy the tropical
surroundings, or you can jump in the warm tropical water and snorkel
round the small reef. After sunset dinner is served in the main cockpit
area under the stars or inside depending on the wind. Your first night
is enjoyed at this tropical paradise where mermaids and dolphins play.
White beach coconut palms, a restaurant right on the beach and this
small private island has it's own private coral reef right round the
whole island. Snorkeling is awesome, then cool off on board your yacht
and enjoy your first "happy hour" at sun set. Pinch yourself, you
are in paradise! There are no set times to do anything your captain
will guide you for all activities.
DAY 2 After a good morning breakfast (9.30am) a morning
cruise can take you to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. This takes roughly
2 hours and is a picturesque sail. So you anchor at this spectacular
rock formation at +-11.30am, now you can discover the beautiful world
underwater and on land. We anchor just short of the beach and prepare
lunch while your captain takes you through the walk from the Baths
into "DEVILS BAY, take flip-flops and a swim-suite. This takes about
20 minutes and is worth each step through the dense bush. Or you can
anchor and prepare lunch outside Spanish Town, so you can shop or
take a taxi for an Island tour. This can be arranged by your captain,
so let him prepare this for you. After a hearty lunch cruise up the
west side of Virgin Gorda one of the most beautiful of the Virgin
Islands and relax/Anchor at the Bitter End Yacht Club. Happy hour
with treats and Sakki is done every night round 5 pm. For something
different you dance at the Bitter End Yacht Club to the local reggae
band under the elegant coconut palms.
DAY 3 Wake up and walk to the cockpit, where morning
coffee is waiting for you while breakfast is served. At 9.30am you
decide what you wish to do, so spend the morning enjoying the North
Sound - truly one of the most outstanding natural harbors in the Caribbean.
Enjoy good windsurfing, snorkeling, hiking and shopping here. Do a
short walk through the grounds of the Bitter-end Yacht Club and see
the marvel of what man has created in paradise. Get your captain to
show you where the four 16th century cannons are in 10 feet of crystal
clear water, take your camera for underwater shots. Lots to do here,
snorkel, see the barrier reef, Water ski, and visit the famous Bieras
Creek restaurant. This restaurant has views of two different oceans
and the north sound bay, this is three different views of the sea
from their seating positions. Enjoy a quiet evening enjoying happy
hour and then Dinner. Sleep comes easy,
DAY 4. cruise to Anegada, the sunken land nestling
within a horseshoe reef, the third largest barrier reef in the world.
For the first half of this 2/3-hour cruise there is no land visible,
and then the palm trees appear on the horizon warning of your imminent
arrival. After lunch absorb the atmosphere of the anchorage at Pomato
Point. Informality and relaxation are the key elements of Anegada.
Deserted beaches, fringing reefs and the unique flora and fauna of
the salt ponds, home to the 21 pink flamingos, await your exploration.
Lobster dinner at the Pomato beach resort with Wilfred is a must.
We have seen the famous "green flash" five times at this location.
The green flash is when the weather is perfect and the yellow sunsets
at the horizon, the color (yellow) of the sun changes to green from
the blue of the Caribbean Sea. Watch carefully just before she sets.
As darkness falls, with cocktail in hand, you see from the cockpit
of the boat the driftwood fires on the beach grilling your lobster.
The open-air restaurant in and around the beach promises a dining
experience only Anegada can offer. Wilfred's Pomato point restaurant
simply cannot be manufactured anywhere else in the world. This is
why you come to paradise, to view nature at her best 100 years ago.
DAY 5 After breakfast (9.30am) a leisurely downwind
cruise to Jost Van Dyke offers ample opportunity for fishing on the
way. Sandy Spit and Green Cay are all places of exceptional beauty.
Just take your pick. For the over night stop, White Bay is secluded
and quiet with only the Soggy Dollar Bar ashore or Great Harbor is
ideal for those who would like to visit the famous Foxy’s Tamarind
Bar. Foxy is the name given to a local gentleman who is famous for
his singing. Sample his "Sly fox" or the "Dread fox" both made from
Foxy’s firewater rum and listen to his calypso songs. Beware you will
possibly be in one of his Caribbean songs! The word Sly Fox and the
Dreaded Fox are names of special drinks he has mixed over the years.
These three perfect anchorages are close together so select one of
them and enjoy your happy hour, followed by Dinner and sleep.
DAY 6, After a good breakfast (9.30am) cruise over
to Cane Garden Bay (arrive 10.15am). This is a relaxing day on the
beach in between 5 Caribbean music cafes all vying for the happy Caribbean
music customer, pick a spot on the beach and settle down. Lots of
coconut palms on soft white sun shine beach give you that perfect
tropical atmosphere. After some sun, walk to anyone of these beach
bars listen to the music then amble back to your boat for lunch, at
1pm. Lunch is served on the open deck under the shade at 2pm yu can
fish from the boat, snorkel, or relax with a book on the rear deck
area until 5 pm when Happy hour is served. After happy hour dinner
is served in the open cockpit area on deck. At 8pm relax and count
the stars until you feel like going to bed.
DAY 7, After breakfast (9.30am) cruise to Sandy Cay
15 (minutes) and explore Sandy this is a small uninhabited tropical
island, with white beach and lots of coconut palms. Get your captain
to take you for a walk through the dense coconut palmed undergrowth,
this leads up to a volcanic peak about 50 feet directly above the
water. The views are magnificent, so take a camera and shoes. After
an early lunch (12 noon) cruise to Norman Island (Treasure Island)
about 2 and a half hours. Snorkel at the caves and be amazed at how
many fish there are in the crystal clear waters. The evening is spent
in the Bight, with a visit to The William Thornton for an after dinner
party - a wild floating bar where everybody lets their hair down and
tells their sea-faring tales of the day.............and how fast did
you cruise? But it is the pirates 3 caves that are the vivid picture
you remember. Beware if you did not plan for 7 nights you would not
get to see all these locations.
DAY 8 After breakfast (9.30am) enjoy your last snorkel,
then head for Road Town anchorage so that you can take a taxi cab
to the airport for your flight home.