BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS //
Probably the most famous sailing grounds in the Caribbean. For a good reason too. The Bight, Willie-T's, The Indians (and the caves), Jost-White Bay, JOST-Great Harbor, FOXY'S, Jost-Little Harbor, Jost-Diamond Bay, The Baths, Spanish town, Bitter End Yacht Club, Saba Rock, Dicky Branson, Anegada....Honestly we could keep the list going for days. Impossible to fit everything in in just one week. But hell, we're gonna try.
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// MAYA COVE - 18°25.514'N 064°34.111'W
Arrive to Tortola on Saturday - There are a couple ways to get there. 1. Fly to St. Thomas in the USVI (airport code STT) then hop a ferry over to Road Harbor. Once in Road Harbor grab a taxi to Maya Cove Waterfront and begin looking for Dream Yacht Charters. 2. Fly into Beef Island (airport code EIS) then grab a taxi. I just checked tickets from Seattle and if you're cool flying to Charles DeGaulle and St. Maarten first then this is the airport to use.
Provision in the afternoon to board around 5PM. We'll depart in time to make it to Peter Island for our first night on the water!
// ST. JOHN USVI - 18°19.870'N 064°47.818'W
Back to the USA! We'll sneak over to Cruz Bay on St. John via the North side passage, stopping along the way in WaterLemon Bay for some great snorkeling! Guess where dinner is tonight?.......LIME INN!
// JOST VAN DYKE // 18°26.500'N 064°45.689'W
Up and at 'em today as we have some snorkeling to do! A quick stop over to Christmas Cove and if the conditions allow at Cow and Calf Rocks as well for spectacular snorkeling. There's a great swim-through at Cow Rock down at 20 feet with amazing coral growth.
After the swims we'll point north to return to the BVI at Jost Van Dyke! One of my favorite places in the Caribbean, Jost hosts some of the best venues around....Soggy Dollar Bar and One Love in White Bay, FOXY'S in Great Harbor, Sidney's in Little Harbor...the list goes on and on! Stuff your pockets with cash and swim into beach so you can get your Painkillers at the Soggy Dollar Bar with soggy dollars!
// ANEGADA // 18°43.412'N 064°23.277'W
Shake the reefs and point her upwind! We aim for the remote atoll of Anegada today. At 28 nautical miles away, we have a solid day of sailing ahead of us. We'll be met with beautiful beaches, cold beer, and plentiful painkillers upon arrival. Watch for the island to slowly appear over the horizon as we approach.
Always a good choice to get the lobster here! We can dine at the bar or grab the lobster to go to cook them on the boat.
// BITTER END YACHT CLUB // SABA ROCK // 18°30.201'N 064°21.570'W
Beautiful down-winder to the world-famous Bitter End Yacht Club and Saba Rock! We'll sail right past Necker Island, Richard Branson's play island. Hopefully we'll see him out kiteboarding as we sail past. Hi Dicky!
Sun-down cocktails at Saba Rock followed by dinner at BEYC or on board.
// THE BATHS // COOPER ISLAND // 18°25.804'N 064°26.883'W
Nice easy sail to The Baths on the South end of Virgin Gorda today. Splash around in the most pristine waters in the BVI, grab a beer at the beach bar, lay in the sun, and get lost in the cave- walk between the beaches! We'll depart The Baths mid-afternoon to make it to Cooper Island for sunset. Grab a drink at the Cooper Island Beach Club just in time to see the sun set. Dinner on board or at the Beach Club.
// THE INDIANS AND CAVES // MAYA COVE - 18°19.930'N 064°37.426'W
Big day of snorkeling! The Indians are amazing with tons of reef fish and huge colors of coral growth. Swim around to the other side and snorkel down to depths of 50 feet! A short drive south from The Indians are the caves on Norman Island, another great snorkeling mecca.
Alas, we must return to the charter base at Maya Cove tonight. Final dinner on board or out on the town to celebrate a stellar week!
// MAYA COVE - 18°25.514'N 064°34.111'W
We deboard by 0900 this morning.
THE YACHT //
The BVI are best enjoyed from a catamaran. The sexy, new yacht will breeze around the islands and into the protected coves and bays where you seek to discovered the hidden treasures of the depths.
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