Luxury Yacht Charters Caribbean – Itinerary Virgin Islands
Beautiful islands, picturesque bays, fantastic snorkel venues, famous beach bars, Caribbean music: The Virgin Islands are one of the most popular areas for luxury yacht charters – a great sailing area with short distances is waiting for you. You can start your cruise in British Virgin Islands – well known for advertising their islands’ beauties as “nature’s little secrets” – or in the US Virgins. The charter fleets based in the Virgin Islands offer everything you might want. Especially charter cruises on crewed catamarans are extremely popular, but a lot of beautiful monohulls or elegant motor yacht of all sizes are available as well.
Day 1: St. Thomas – Trunk Bay, St. John
St. John is only 11 miles away from your embarkation harbour in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Centuries-old warehouses in St. John used to supply sailors for their long journey. That’s why you can easily find good rum, spices and molasses. After the souvenir shopping take a quick cruise to Trunk Bay, where you find the home of the Virgin Islands National Park Underwater Snorkel trail with its untouched nature and coral reefs all over. Underwater signs will help you to learn and understand the reefs.
Day 2: St. John – Soper´s Hole, Tortola
After a very short cruise you will arrive in Soper’s Hole on the BVI’s main island Tortola. A picturesque wharf and marina, it is home of the famous restaurant and bar complex “Pusser’s Landing”. While enjoying the Caribbean atmosphere and looking at the ocean, try out one of the most famous and delicious rum cocktail specialties called Painkiller – consisting of pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut cream and Pusser’s rum (depending on the strength you expect for your drink, Painkiller is available as Painkiller #2, #3 or #4 – depending of the parts of rum added).
Day 3: Tortola – Peter Island
Peter Island with its luxury resort and private villas is the typical Caribbean paradise: Endless white sandy beaches as well as clear-blue water as far as your eyes can see. It is ideal for a romantic walk while feeling the white, smooth sand on the feet. Scuba-divers and snorkelers will love this place as there are countless of sites nearby – the most famous the wreck of the RMS Rhone, a small vessel for passengers and cargo which sunk in a hurricane in 1867 . Round out the day with a dinner on your charter yacht or at one of the several restaurants, that offer various styles of cuisine.
Day 4: Peter Island – The Baths, Virgin Gorda
The famous rocks called The Baths are about 15 miles away, and due to the very interesting geological formation and the protected beautiful national park , they are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the BVI. It is even possible to swim within the formation of natural boulders that form tidal pools. Tunnels, arches, and grottoes are in view of your charter yacht´s anchoring location and are therefore easy to reach and to explore. Sometimes even weddings take place in this picturesque surroundings … In the evening, you could stroll around the Yacht Harbour of Spanish Town, biggest town on Virgin Gorda and enjoy a drink in one of the bars. Or anchor in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda for a visit to the Bitter End Yacht Club…
Day 5: Virgin Gorda – Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Cane Garden Bay with its beautiful white beaches is not very far on the main island Tortola. You should not miss the restaurants and the music-filled bars. Only a walk on the beach away is the next attraction, the Callwood Distellery whose buildings are dated back to the 1700s. Nowadays, Callwood is one of the last rum distilleries on the Virgin Islands to produce delicious 80-proof rum from pure sugar cane without any use of preservatives.
Day 6: Cane Garden Bay – Jost van Dyke
The small island Jost van Dyke is only 5 miles away – here are two of the most popular beach bars in the British Virgin Islands: Foxy´s on Great Harbour, and the Soggy Dollar Bar on the beach of White Bay. There are not many places as perfect as here for enjoying full Caribbean atmosphere, taking a refreshing swim and sing and dance into the night. Great Harbour is quite popular on New Year´s Eve, when countless boaters, locals, yacht crews and tourists jam the local watering holes.
Day 7: Jost Van Dyke – St. John
Back to the US Virgins – Relax at one of the beautiful white beaches, have fun swimming or playing with the watertoys of your charter yacht – maybe visit again beautiful Trunk Bay. Or use the time to buy the last souvenirs….
Day 8: St. John to St. Thomas
Transfer from the yacht to the airport in get very easy as St. Thomas is only 10 miles away. Enjoy your morning with a nice breakfast while looking at the sunrise and take a swim before you leave for your flight departing at the end of a memory-filled yacht charter vacation.
If you start and end your charter in the British Virgin Islands, do not miss the opportunity to visit Road Town, the capital of the BVI on Tortola – and maybe you want to sail to Anegada, the northernmost island of the BVI, a rather flat coral island. There are salt lakes with flamingos, iguanas, exotic birds, turtles – you will find great snorkeling or diving grounds at the reefs and fantastic beaches.
*Each cruise will be tailored according to your wishes and ideas and current weather conditions.
Please discuss details with the captain – often he has the best suggestions!
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