Catamaran Adventure in the BVIs!
Join us for a week in The British Virgin Islands!
Join us for a week of sailing and adventure aboard a luxury sailing catamaran in the British Virgin Islands. Our boats can comfortably accommodate from 2 to 8 guests! We have an experienced captain and marine biologist, Ross Lysinger, who has laid out this itinerary based on his years of experience sailing these waters. If snorkeling, rum drinks, and sandy toes sound like your idea of fun... you are gonna want to keep reading. The following are favorites from past charters - we can customize your charter to meet your particular interests and desires , such as diving, SUP boarding, Yoga, Pilates and more!
Day One - Spend the 1st night on the dock at the marina and get comfortable on the boat and meet new friends! The next morning we will finish getting provisions, check out snorkel gear, load SUP board, then have a Skippers’ orientation. Late morning, Sail to Deadman’s Bay, Peter Island. Anchor at the SE end, where the beach is excellent, and the snorkeling is great. Watersports available, and it’s a short beach walk to Peter Island Resort Beach Bar, via a road that leads to the top of the island. Either spend the night there or at Great Harbour, Peter Island – depending on the weather.
Day Two - Sail to the fabulous Scrub Island Resort and Marina www.scrubisland.com, one of the top 10 resorts in the Carribbean. Tie up in the marina for night. All guests get full resort access – pools, beaches, spa, dive shop, etc. Free 10-min water taxi every hour to Trellis Bay on Beef Island for shops, beach bars, a famous restaurant at Last Resort, and a market. Pussers Rum Marina Cay resort is a short, free water taxi ride from Scrub Island!
Day Three - Anchor at Valley Trunk Bay and dinghy to The Baths, Virgin Gorda, one of the most unique natural formations in the BVI. Consisting of thousands of smooth boulders, some as big as a house, strewn along the beach on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. Nearby is Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, with a full service marina, shops and restaurants. If time allows we may get a taxi to the nearby Copper Mine restaurant which offers fabulous sunset views and is an old copper mine site. Alternatively, the Top of the Baths offers a freshwater pool and killer cocktails. Early afternoon sail to North Sound – pick up mooring off Saba Rock and the Bitter End Yacht Club. Saba Rock is famous for sunset happy hour, often with live music.
Day Four - Either sail to Anegada (weather dependent) – a coral atoll island 15 miles north with a spectacular beach. Anegada means 'drowned island' and when you see it you'll realize why! The highest point is 15 feet above sea level and it's famous for fresh lobster, iguanas and flamingoes. You can rent scooters, and have a lobster dinner at Potter’s by the sea, followed by a limbo contest.
...or...we will spend the day in North Sound, with lots of activities: watersports, dinghy exploration, and/or an exclusive visit to Richard Branson’s Necker Island and his unique animals (video) ! Then spend the night at Leverick Bay on a mooring. There is a fantastic place called Hog Heaven way up the side of Virgin Gorda that overlooks the bay. On our last trip we sat next to Richard Branson at this little gem of a local's spot.
Day Five - Sail to Sandy Key or Sandy Spit, then spend the afternoon at B-Line Bar. It’s a fantastic beach bar, with games (Corn Hole), and an easy dinghy ride to Foxy Taboo, or hike to Bubbly Pool. Overnight at this location.
Day Six - Sail to White Bay, Jost van Dyke, where there are beautiful beaches, hiking, and beach bars, especially the great Soggy Dollar Beach Bar. Mid afternoon – moor off of Great Harbour for evening at Foxy’s.
Day Seven - Sail to The Indians for stellar snorkeling. Then to The Bight and Norman Island for the night. Snorkel the Treasure Caves, hike to top of Spyglass Hill, Fun on the Willy T! Norman Island is reputed to be Robert Louis Stevenson's inspiration for his book "Treasure Island." Local legend agrees - apparently treasure was found here in the cave - enough to set the person up who found it as a taxi driver!
Day Eight - Enjoy the sunrise, take an early morning swim or snorkel and then weigh anchor for a short sail across the channel to the Marina.
For groups of 8, we sail either a Saba 50 or a Lagoon 52 sailing catamaran. With smaller groups we will use Lagoon 40 or 45 sailing catamarans
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The Fine Print
PRICE: Varies with the season. All 4 cabins have their own full bathroom with a shower. Food and a chef can be included, but many people choose to do their own provisioning and cooking.
Traveling to the BVI's: You can either fly thru San Juan (SJU) to Beef Island, Tortola (EIS) or fly to St. Thomas (STT) and take the ferry to Tortola and a taxi to the Moorings. There is a pool and a couple of bars, so if you get there early, there is plenty of entertainment, even just walking the docks and checking out the hundreds of sailboats.
If you take the ferry from St. Thomas, just plan to be at the ferry terminal by 3:30, then catch the ferry to West End.
On the last day, you can either catch a flight home that morning/afternoon or extend your stay at one of the many fabulous resorts on Tortola or St. Thomas.
We prefer to stay at Sebastians on the Beach at Little Apple Bay on the island of Tortola.www.sebastiansbvi.com or, The Mafolie on St. Thomas www.mafolie.com (ask for corporate rate with Pilates Cruises!).