for a chartered yacht holiday is definitely
an exciting way to spend your vacation. People love going
for a cruise tour because of the wonderful scenery that they
witness as they go along cruising on a luxury ship or yacht.
This type of vacation is perfect for families and couples
looking for a fantastic getaway. Below, you will find an itinerary
of a great-crewed charter perfect for families and couples.
We are delighted to have you join us for crewed charter yachts
adventures! Here is a sample itinerary for your
1 week crewed charter yachts vacation. 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 yacht vacation.
Captain Jim will meet you at the airport upon your
arrival and escort you on board crewed charter yachts 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 for crewed
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
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 “world-class” resort.
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
We have truly enjoyed having you onboard and look forward to
your next visit! HAPPY SAILING!