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Enjoy the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands has endless opportunities for enjoyment. It's possible to sail wherever the wind dictates, then pick up a mooring ball or drop the hook and remain in the thick of Caribbean action, stopping at marinas, savoring gourmet dinners at upscale restaurants, shopping in boutiques, and sightseeing in quaint towns. We have choosen the British Virgin Islands sailing itinerary that blends the best of both worlds: secluded anchorages and beautiful sunsets, a dash of the highly sophisticated at the resorts, and a bit of laid-back fun partying in the beachside bars.

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Day 1 - Saturday, Leave Dallas and Fly to St Thomas

Arrive Saturday and take the ferry to Tortola to board our ship. Do our shopping to provision our boat and your desired beverages and then checking out our ship. Will have a welcome aboard party and dinner at the base after our chart breifing. Then spend the evening getting settled in and enjoying facilities on the base.

Day 2 - Sunday, Sail to Norman Island

Get up early and have some breakfast, check base store for any last minute items needed. Then by 9am or so fireup the engine and slip the lines from the dock. We get started out of the habour and we enter the Sir Francis Drake Channel and set sail to Norman Island. We will try to find a ball at Treasure Point and do some snokeling for a while around the caves and have lunch. Then we will later move up to the Bite for our first night on an Island. We will send a landing party ashore to make dinner reservations and enjoy the great BVI weather.

Day 3 - Monday, Sail to Cooper Island

Breakfast not too early, but we want to set sail early to enjoy a trip to Cooper Island. We want to get there early to find a ball and snorkel before our late lunch. Then slip from the harbour and set sail to Cooper Island. We will by pass Peter Island and Salt on the way. Then will approach Manchioneel Bay to secure to a mooring ball or drop the hook. There is snorkeling just south of there and we can dingy that way or swim and standup board. Have a nice lunch and then either snorkel some more or go ashore to learn about the natives and make dinner reservations.

Day 4 - Tuesday, Sail to Virgin Gorda

We will leave as early as we can as we are heading to Virgin Gorda and the Baths. This is one of the best places to snorkel between there and Devils Beach. There is a bar at top of hill so this will be an all day stop. A good time to try our that standup board. Just before it gets dark we will slide off the mooring ball and go to Spanish Town. We will drop anchor and have our first dinner on board. Spend the night and enjoy a few drinks.

Day 5 - Wednesday, Sail to The Bitter End

When we have cleaned ou our early breakfast, we will pull up anclor and then start sailing to Dogs. This is a great place to snorkel again and have a nice lunch. After lunch we will sail to The Bitter End. But we will remember to get a mooring ball in the Saba Rock mooring field. So that in the morning we can top up water and get some free ice. After securing our boat, we will dingy over to the Bitter End and get any provisions that we need and more ice... We can spend time with facilities, showers, laundry, standup boards, kayaks and more. In the evening we are going to go back to the Bitter End to the bar for a Pizza night and some beer and shooting pool?

Day 6 - Thursday, Sail to Jost Van Dyke

We will top up our water and ice and then get out towards Monkey Point. Try to get there and find a mooring ball. After snorkeling for a while, we will sail on down to Jost Van Dyke. Stopping at Green Cay and Sandy Spit. After playing there, we will motor on down to Great Harbour and an evening at Foxy's. Great food and music.

Day 7 - Friday, Sailing back into Sir Francis Drake Channel

We will get up early and motor over to the White Bay and give everyone some time to go to shore and enjoy the native life. Then by noon, we need to set sail and head back around the West End to get back in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. We will sail up to the Roadtown and find our way into the harbour and have a base crewman put the boat back in the slip. Use Friday night for free time to maybe take a Taxi into Roadtown and enjoy some night life if you want...

Day 8 - Saturday, Final Morning

Up early coffee and quick breakfast. We clean up and turn in the ship. Then we will catch the noon ferry back to St Thomas, take taxi directly to make the airport for our afternoon flight back to Dallas.