delighted to have you join us for your crewed charter adventure! Here is
a sample itinerary for your 1 week crewed charter. Please keep in mind that
nothing is "set in stone;” our aim is to take you where you want
to go, do what you want to do. So sit back, relax, and savor your
crewed charter vacation.
Captain Jim will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and
escort you on board crewed yacht Andiamo. Once you are settled, it is time to
discuss your itinerary. Below is an example of what you can expect:
lunch, we'll depart for Leinster Bay, St. John. The bay is well
protected and quite comfortable. The snorkeling is excellent and there
is an interesting walk ashore on a trail leading to the 300 year old
Annaberg Sugar Mills. These ruins have been beautifully restored by the
National Park Service.
Enjoy a refreshing morning swim while breakfast is being
prepared. Afterwards, we'll depart St. John and enter the beautiful
British Virgin Islands. You will be crossing an international boundary
to Soper’s Hole, our point of entry. Captain Jim can prepare all the
forms and take them to the BVI Customs and Immigration office.
Fortunately, your presence is not required. Sit back and enjoy a rum
punch and the views of the prettiest harbor in the Caribbean! Once we've
cleared customs, you may go ashore for about an hour and look around
the terrific shops.
After lunch, we will sail toward Norman Island and the Bight. Often
referred to by the locals as “Treasure Island,” legends of Norman
Island are resplendent with stories of buried pirate treasure! If there
is enough daylight, we will explore Treasure Point by
dinghy. It is known for the “caves,” a great
snorkel spot. Also, in the Bight is a floating bar, "The William
Thornton," which was christened in 1966. Handy, too, is a popular
beach bar known as "Billy Bones". For those with a lot of
ambition, try the somewhat challenging hiking trail up to Spy Glass
If the seas are calm, we can moor at Pelican Island and The
Indians for a snorkel stop. There's a fun tunnel for brave snorkelers to
explore! Afterwards we'll set sail for Marina Cay, a tiny, picturesque
island surrounded by a beautiful reef. Rob and Rodie White settled on
the island right before World War II. You may visit the home that they
built and have a drink at the spectacular Sunset Bar. There's also a
Pusser’s Company Store stocked with their nautical and tropical
clothing, unique accessories and gifts. We'll show you two super
snorkeling spots or you can try some water sports like knee boarding.
Today we set sail for the famous Bitter End Yacht Club in the
North Sound of Virgin Gorda. If time and weather permit, we can make a
lunch stop at one of the islands along the way. Christopher Columbus
named Virgin Gorda because, from seaward, it resembled a full-figured
woman lying on her back. Maybe he had been at sea too long! It was once
the capital of the BVI's and now has a population of 9,000 people. For
your one night ashore, you may want to consider dining at the Bitter End
or have a very elegant meal at Biras Creek. This is a wonderful area to
stretch your legs and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It's truly a
This may very well be your favorite day of the vacation!!
Today we're going to the Baths. Located on the southwest tip of Virgin
Gorda, the Baths are a most unusual formation of large
granite boulders. Where the sea washes in between the huge rocks, large
pools have been created. Shafts of light play upon the water, creating a
dramatic effect. The adjacent beach is white and sandy with excellent
snorkeling. You'll enjoy the easy 20 minute trail through the Baths over
to Devil’s Bay. Only one other place on the planet, the Seychelles
Islands off the coast of Africa, is similar to the Baths.
You may choose to board the complimentary shuttle at 9 or 10am at the
Bitter End Yacht Club to ferry across the North Sound to Gun Creek where
a cab will be waiting. The fare is 10 dollars per person round trip and
the driver is yours for the day. All of our guests really enjoy getting
to see this beautiful island. The driver will drop us at the Baths and
we usually ask him to pick us up at 3:00 or 4:00. We'll lunch at one of
our favorite spots, “Mad Dogs Bar and Grille”. There's a beautiful
view of the Sir Francis Drake Channel on one side and the Caribbean Sea
on the other. It's also world famous for their bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. It's all very inexpensive and lots of fun! You'll
need to wear your swimsuit and a cover-up or T-shirt and shoes that can
get wet and don’t forget your underwater camera. We will bring the
snorkeling gear, a beach blanket and a few towels.
Today we head for Jost Van Dyke. Weather permitting, we can make
a lunch stop at Sandy Cay, the postcard-picture perfect little deserted
island that you may have all to yourself!
Jost Van Dyke is known for its 1000-foot high peaks. We will anchor in
Great Harbor, near Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and Grill at the eastern end.
Over the years, Foxy's has become an institution for cruising boats and
was named the “Number 3 Place to Be” in the world for the
millennium. Foxy and his wife Tessa have hosted the Wooden Boat Regatta
for many years. You will not want to miss hearing Foxy sing his calypso
ballads from 4-6pm and Tessa has a fantastic gift shop open until 6pm
with lots of native made gifts and goodies. If we arrive on a Friday or
Saturday night, you may want to spend your one night ashore at the
restaurant enjoying the bountiful buffet. The fish that is served is
guaranteed to be very fresh - usually only 3 hours old! Roasted
chicken and barbecued ribs are served alongside Caribbean rice, salads,
tropical fruits, vegetables and freshly baked breads. What a super feast
and no shoes are required! The band starts around 8:30pm and plays
until 11pm. It's a wonderful way to end your sailing vacation!
Your final day, and how you will wish you could spend another
We have truly enjoyed having you onboard and look forward to
your next visit! HAPPY SAILING!