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 beach restaurants, shopping, 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
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Day 1 - Friday, 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
Day 2 - Saturday, 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 - Sunday, 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 - Monday, 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
Day 5 - Tuesday, 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 - Wednesday, Sail to Anegada
We will top up our water and ice and then get out towards Anegada,
a full morning sail. When we arrive, pickup a ball and go to
beach resturant to make reservations for lobster dinner. Then
we can catch shuttle to a the Point and find a nice beach and
bar for the afternoon. The shuttle back in time for happy hour
before dinner. After dinner relax and maybe night caps on board.
Day 7 - Friday, Sail to Monkey Point
We will head out early and get into Monkey boat and hope we
can get a bouy. then we can snorkel and have late lunch. then
sail around to Scrub Island and pickup a ball for the night
and decide if we want to eat ashore or onboard. Last time I
was there the channel water moved fast, you could dive in at
the front of boat and before you can surface, you are at the
back of the boat... Great fun..
Day 8 - Saturday, Sail to Jost Van
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 9 - Sunday, Sailing back into Sir Francis Drake Channel
We will get up and sail to White Bay
and give everyone some time to go to shore and enjoy the native
life. Then in the afternoon, we need to set sail and head
back around the West End to get back in the Sir Francis Drake
Channel. We can go ashore for shopping and fun. We can either
have dinner onboard and enjoy last night or eat ashore. back
your gear do that we are ready to the next morning early.
Day 10- Monday, Final Morning
Up early coffee and quick breakfast. 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. We need to be ready to abandon
ship and take a Taxi into Roadtown. 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.