Sail Away in the Virgin Islands for Thanksgiving!
Join us for a trip of a lifetime!
The boats come geared to snorkel, kayak, dingy around, fish and swim, along with sailing the incredibly beautiful waters of the Virgin Islands!
We'll be aboard fully captained boats beginning on St. Thomas Island and sailing along through the Virgin Islands for a week. The price is based on 2 people sharing a cabin. That is the only way we can do this at this price. If you want your own cabin - you can simply double the price. Each boat holds 6 people. As we fill up a boat I will reserve another. I have reserved 2 boats to start. We can have up to 4 boats! They are all captained - and you can sail the boat as much or as little as you want. We will be eating most dinners on shore so we can experience each of the different islands.
We will fly into and out of St Thomas. As we get closer - suggested flight times etc will be added.
The boats are fully loaded - we can have 2 to 3 catamarans and 1 monohull all boats come with Captains and all gear and play toys. Dinners will be on shore a the different islands we visit - or served on board in secluded coves.
(please note - this is a sample itinerary - as we get closer we will work with the Captains for the final sail plan. We will be back in St Thomas in time to catch a 4:00 flight out, or you can stay an extra night)
Day 1: We'll begin our adventure in St. Thomas, the sailing capital of the British Virgin Islands. After we gather up our provisions and load the boats, we're off to Peter's Island, which is home to Deadman's Bay, for a day of snorkeling and hanging out on the beach. We'll be spending the night at Great Harbor enjoying dinner and live music at the yacht club.
Day 2: After an early morning breakfast, we'll head east to Cooper Island for another day of snorkling, leisurely beach time and hiking. Check out this live webcam, provided by reservationsbvi.com of Cooper's Island: http://reservationsbvi.com/cam/cooper.html
Day 3: Off to the third largest of the Virgin Islands - Virgin Gorda. Home to the world famous The Baths, where huge boulders seem to have been arranged by a playful giant to form rock pools, secret beaches, and trails. Measuring just eight-and-a-half-miles long, Virgin Gorda is one of BVI's top destinations. Read what scubamom has to say about The Baths.
Day 4: If weather permits, Anegada is our Day 4 destination. With a high point of only 28 feet, Anegada definitely earns its name, Drowned Island. Sixteen miles of sandy beaches and one of the world's largest coral reefs makes Anegada a perfect daytrip for snorkeling and relaxing.
Day 5: From either Anegada or The Baths, we'll head over to Cane Garden Bay. Renowned for its restaurants, beaches and live music, Cane Garden Bay promises a great day of food, fun and sun.
Day 6: Another early morning start and we're headed to Jost Van Dyke. Four miles long, Jost Van Dyke is truly the "barefoot" island known by travelers around the world for its casual lifestyle, protected anchorages, fine beaches and beachfront restaurants and bars.
Day 7: We'll head back to St Thomas and home as we wrap up another amazing BCO travel adventure!
because I have to pay the entire cost, up front in order to hold the yachts - this is a first-paid-first-on the boat trip. The cost is $1500 per person - 2 people per cabin. The cabins have queen sized bunks. If you want your own cabin - the cost will be $3000.
You can hold your spot by calling the office and giving me a credit card number over the phone 713-524-3567. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will need to get someone to take your place. Unless, we have a wait-list. In that case, we can fill your spot for you. As we fill boats I can charter another. I have until 1/30/12 to release the boats and get my deposit back. If we do not have 6 people by then, I will have to cancel the boats. If we have 6 people, the trip is a go. Boats sell out very fast over Thanksgiving - so the sooner you sign up the better the chance to have more (and better) boats.
In addition to the cost of the yacht - other costs will be airfare to St Thomas (as of posting I have found flights with good times for $800) Provisioning for the boats (shared - probably $100 per person) diesel for the boats (shared - probably $25 per person) and drinks and any meals eaten on shore.