We’re not sure what we’re going to do yet – if you’d be interested in a volunteer work trip to he BVIs January/February 2018 – let us know and we’ll contact you when we have a plan.
A bareboat charter requires years of experience as a skipper, confidence to sail in an unfamiliar area, and friends who understand what living on a boat is all about. Hooking up with a flotilla makes it easier! Join us for part or all of our flotilla for a fun-loving group of sailors and a value-packed midwinter eco-vacation in the BVI. Create your own itinerary or stick with the group; mix and match your destinations for your ideal vacation!
If the dates of February 17th to 26th 2018 don’t work for you, contact us if you’d instead like to join us on trips from January 30th to February 8th, or February 8th to 17th 2018. Bring enough friends and these trips could be become flotillas of their own! And, as always, chartering a private trip of your own, at destinations all around the world, is just a few clicks away!
The British Virgin Islands make an ideal sailing destination. Pristine beaches and crystal clear waters are the obvious attractions, but these islands have so much more to offer. Local cuisine and delicious beverages will satisfy every craving, but most incredible of all are the people. The friendships we’ve formed with this incredible country are the intangible quality which keeps us coming back.
A flotilla’s route through the BVI depends on weather, entertainment schedules and the interests of the participants. With that said, a typical route through the islands aims to hit all the best spots! For example:
Day 1 – Arrive at The Moorings’ Tortola Base, board the yacht at 6pm, spend the night at the docks.
Day 2 – Sail to Marina Cay or Cooper Island.
Day 3 – Sail to the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, spending the night at the Bitter End.
Day 4 – A thrilling reach up to Anegada. Snorkeling at Loblolly Bay and local barbeque with traditional fungi music.
Day 5 – A second day on Anegada highlighted by events and a famous rock lobster dinner!
Day 6 – Returning to Virgin Gorda to visit Leverick Bay, tour the island by land to such landmarks as the Baths, Spanish Town, historic Copper Mine, Hog Heaven and end the day to the raucous strains of a pirate performance by Micheal Beans.
Day 7 – Sail over the rugged and beautiful north shore of Tortola with a stop for fabulous snorkeling at Monkey Point. Evening party at the world renowned Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke.
Day 8 – Anchor at Cane Garden Bay, enjoy a tour of Tortola.
Day 9 – Skillful sailing through Thatch Cut and Drake Channel. Breathtaking snorkeling at the caves of Norman Island.
Day 10 – Sail back to Road Town, returning to the docks and concluding your adventure.
Our flotilla will provide an exceptional experience no matter your interest. Sailing, snorkeling, hiking, beach bars, tanning and much more; there’s ample fun for everyone! Check our video above for just a taste of the famous snorkeling outside the Caves of Norman Island, shot by a long time guest and good friend on a recent trip! This is a truly special place to be!
The vessels we’ll provide for you are a masterful marriage of function and luxury. Available as both monohulls and catamarans, and each at various lengths, these boats provide a beautiful home out on the water for the duration of your trip. Most of the the vessels now have generators, to charge the batteries for the DC systems and power the air conditioners and major appliances. This also allows guests/crew to keep their important electronics charged. Though hopefully you’ll use your phone for music and not for checking work emails! Check with your local provider for a travel plan.
Start the conversation – let us know what sort of vessel and accommodation you’re looking for and we’ll work with you to get pricing.
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