5th – 16th April 2017
About The BVI’s
Ten days of cruising around the stunnig British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands has all of the essential ingredients for the ultimate sailing experience in one perfect place: easy deep-water island hops, consistent trade winds, line-of-sight navigation and plentiful sheltered anchorages. Striking white sand beaches boast extraordinary rock formations and a great selection of laid-back bars and restaurants. Water visibility of 100-130ft makes snorkelling and diving a real thrill, spotting hawksbill turtles, manta rays, eagle rays, trumpet fish and angelfish. Sailing from Tortola with sixty stunning islands to choose from is both enjoyable and reasonable easy with deep water and line of sight passages between destinations.
A few of the locations we hope to visit but always subject to local conditions are:
Peter Island has a bit of everything that makes the British Virgin Islands a year round favourite with sailors. On Peter Island you can enjoy the spectacular beach and snorkelling at Deadman’s Bay, whilst watching out for Green Sea Turtles. Dive the famous Wreck of the Rhone, join in with the Moko Jumbee dancers, chill out listening to steel bands or visit a top-notch resort.
Virgin Gorda is the home of the world-famous Baths; immense boulders that look as if they have been strewn by the hand of a giant across an idyllic beach, creating an incredible landscape of grottos and natural swimming pools. On Virgin Gorda we can explore the Baths and walk through the tunnel to Devil’s Bay where we can find waves good enough for a bit surfing or body-boarding.
Low-lying and flat, Anegada is known as The Drowned Island and is quite different to the other islands in the BVI. Surrounded by reefs and shipwrecks, Anegada has superb white sand beaches and is famous as a wildlife sanctuary. A series of salt water ponds in the centre of the island are home to colonies of pink Caribbean flamingos, herons and ospreys. We may be lucky enough to spot one of the endangered rock iguanas that grow up to five feet long. Bone Bight and Cow Wreck beaches are both superb, and there is excellent snorkelling and scuba diving in the clear turquoise waters of Loblolly Bay. Fishing is a big thing on Anegada and the lobster here is world-famous so make sure that you set aside time for a leisurely meal to enjoy this local speciality, washed down with a few cold beers or some rum cocktails. Sparsely populated and unspoilt, a stop at Anegada is the perfect antidote to some of the busier spots in the British Virgin Islands.
The island lies adjacent to “wreck alley”, a popular wreck diving site in the British Virgin Islands where a number of vessels have been deliberately sunk as dive sites. A local dive store near the beach club rents tanks to certified scuba divers. The island has a small beach resort wher you can enjoy a beer and good food. One Island, One Bar, No Roads, No Worries.
Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke is the 4th largest island of the BVIs. Here we can head for Great Bay, jump in the dinghy and head over to White Bay to sample an original “Pain Killer” and enjoy the afternoon at this beautiful beach. This pristine beach is perhaps the most spectacular in the BVI and is exactly what most people picture when dreaming about a Caribbean vacation. There’s a reef running nearly the full length of beach, just a few hundred feet offshore providing calm waters and protection for swimmers. After sundown, explore world famous Foxy’s restaurant, back in Great Harbour.
A small island with a resort – ideal for a drink and lunch stop. Not to be missed.
We have a Dufour 450 monohull and two Lagoon 400 S2’s booked
Important Trip Information
The member price of the trip for the yacht charter and end cleaning is £885.
Not included in the event price are flights, transfers, end cleaning, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, mooring fees, any shore accommodation and any personal expenditure.
The payment schedule is as follows:
|Final Payment||1 February 2017||£485|
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Cost approx £755 return (as of 8 October 2016)
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