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A week in the b.v.i.
Day 1: Pick up 10am in Red hook. Honeymoon Beach & Cruz Bay, St. John
Day 2: Norman Island and Peter Island
Day 3: Baths of Virgin Gorda and Leverick Bay North Sound
Day 4: Anegada (Optional to add another day)
Day 5: Sandy Spit/Cay and Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke
Day 6: White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
Day 7: Hawks Nest Bay or Cruz Bay, St. John
Day 8: Drop off at 10am
Day 1: Once you arrive in beautiful St. Thomas you will be greeted by your driver who will taxi you to American Yacht Harbor in Redhook where you will meet your Captain. There will be time to take the tour and get settled on the boat before you depart the dock at 10 am. Begin your trip sailing East to Honeymoon Beach on St. John, USVI. There your Captain will secure a mooring ball and you can choose to spend the day relaxing on the boat or perhaps exploring St. John. Over 60% of St. John is a pristine national park, perfect for any explorers who are seeking pure natural beauty. That night, dine on St. John at one of its wonderful restaurants. You can stay in Cruz Bay where you’ll find casual or upscale dining, along with beautiful shops full of unique offerings that capture the spirit of St. John. If you are looking for something different, take a cab across the island to Coral Bay for a variety of restaurants with a laid back atmosphere and live entertainment nightly.
Day 2: Your first full day on the water will begin with a quick sail to West End, Tortola, where your Captain will check in to BVI customs. After customs, head to Norman Island for world class snorkeling at The Indians and The Caves. The Indians, which lie just North of the Bight at Norman Island, are consistently named in the top 5 BVI snorkeling trips. The Caves of Norman Island consist of three water-level caves at the base of cliffs, each ideal for snorkeling. After some time in the water, grab some lunch at Pirates Bight Restaurant on Norman Island or head straight to the Willy T, a floating pirate ship bar and restaurant named one of the BVI’s top 5 tourist attractions. The party at Willy T’s gets pretty wild and can literally go all night long. When you’ve had enough for the day, spend the night on the boat in Great Harbour off of Peter Island.
Day 3: Get underway early and head East to Virgin Gorda where you will spend the day exploring The Baths, one of the most beautiful wonders of the Caribbean. Formed over millions of years, The Baths are a series of interconnecting boulder formations sprinkled along a coastline of white sandy beach more than a mile long. The Top of the Baths Restaurant on Normal Island has an exceptional view and great lunch choices. When ready to set sail, we will head up to the North Sound to snag a mooring ball for the night. Spend the evening and night in Beautiful Leverick bay, Virgin Gorda. The Leverick Bay Marina and Resort offers amazing dining and year round live entertainment overlooking the North Sound.
Day 4: Begin your fourth day aboard with breakfast on the boat before heading North East to Anegada. Once on a mooring ball, you will disembark and head to shore for a tour of the island. Your Captain will rent a truck and be your chauffer around this island created entirely from coral. Anegada is characterized by its nearly flat elevation, the striking coral reefs that surround it, secluded sandy beaches and clear springs bubbling from coral beds. The wildlife that is native to Anegada is as stunning as it’s white sand beaches. Dinner that night will be at The Wonky Dog or Anegada Reef Hotel. Dancing and after party at Anegada Reef or Potters by the Sea for the limbo competition.
Optional to add another day in Anegada: $2000
(Optional Add-ons: Kiteboarding Lessons, 4 hour Flamingos, Conch Island, and Snorkeling Trip, Beach Horseback riding, and Flyfishing Tour. )
Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast on the boat, raise the anchor and head West to Sandy Spit or Sandy Cay off of Jost Van Dyke. Sandy Spit is an uninhabited islet known by many as the “Corona island” after a commercial for the beer was filmed there. It measures less than half an acre in size, and consists entirely of a ring of sandy beach surrounding light foliage. Paddle board, float or swim to the tiny island and walk the loop finding sea treasures along the way. If there is a North swell, we can hike up to The Bubbly Pool on the Northeast shore of Jost Van Dyke or head straight for Great Harbour, JVD to grab a mooring ball for the night. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere in Great Harbour with dinner at Corsairs and a party at Foxy’s. Save up some energy for White Bay the next day!
Day 6: After breakfast, head around the corner and make the short trip to White Bay to grab a VIP mooring (if available). Time to enjoy the sparkling Caribbean water, soft sand and island vibes! White Bay is like a main street on the beach. This laid back beach is home to famous bars such as Ivan’s Stress Free Bar and Soggy Dollar Bar, “the home of the pain killer”. Spend the day bar hopping or grab a lounge chair and post up on the beach with your feet in the water. Hendo’s Hideout is a great spot for dinner and offers many traditional Caribbean favorites.
Day 7: For your last full day on the boat, we will clear out of the BVI and head back to Cruz Bay, St. John to clear back into US Customs. This is a great day to see more beautiful beaches of St. John. Make a stop at Maho Bay to swim with turtles and head over to Trunk Bay to experience their underwater snorkeling trail. Spend the evening dining and shopping in Cruz Bay. Just a short walk from the wharf is Mongoose Junction, a beautiful outdoor plaza known for its one of a kind shops, restaurants and the Virgin Islands Brewery Tap Room. Don’t miss Greengos Caribbean Cantina for exceptional food and infused cocktails.
Day 8: It’s time to head back to American Yacht Harbor for a drop off at 10am. The complimentary taxi to the airport will be waiting for you when you arrive. Say your goodbyes and head off to the airport where you can begin to plan your trip for next year.
Day 1: Pick up at 10am. Maho Bay, St. John & Norman Island, BVI
Day 2: Peter Island and Cooper Island
Day 3: Baths of Virgin Gorda
Day 4: North Sound & Necker Island Eco Tour
Day 5: Anegada
Day 6: Sandy Spit/Cay, Bubbly Pools & Foxys
Day 7: White Bay, Jost Van Dyke & Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Day 8: Drop off at 10am
Day 1: Welcome to St. Thomas! Your complimentary taxi will be waiting at the airport to bring you to American Yacht Harbor in Redhook, St. Thomas. The captain will greet you, give you a tour of the boat and help you get settled in before your 10am departure. Your vacation will begin with a short trip up to Maho Bay, St. John to swim with Turtles and have lunch on the boat. After lunch, we will sail to West End, Tortola to clear in through BVI customs and then head straight to Norman Island to grab a mooring ball. Off of Norman Island you will experience some of the BVI’s most incredible snorkeling at The Caves. This snorkeling spot consists of three caves, all populated with colorful fish and bright coral lining their walls. Dinner the first night will be on Norman Island at Pirates Bight Restaurant. If you are tired from your first day of activities you can opt for a relaxing dinner on the boat.
Day 2: Wake up in The Bight of Norman Island and enjoy a nice breakfast on the boat. Before leaving Norman Island you’ll get to experience two more spectacular snorkeling spots. The Indians consists of four rocky pinnacles rising about 50’ about the water. The surrounding area is teeming with reef fish and coral. The Aquarium of Norman Island is a rocky formation which is believed to be the result of volcanic eruptions. Its crevices provide the perfect hiding place for various sea creatures. After snorkeling, we will head motor East to Great Harbor, Peter Island and hang at Willy T’s Floating Pirate Ship Bar and Restaurant for lunch and drinks. When you’ve had your fill of Willy T’s we will visit Salt Island for a final snorkel of the day at the Wreck of the Rhone. This British ship has been sitting at the bottom of the ocean since it’s sinking in 1867. That evening we will continue on to Cooper Island where we will spend the night on a mooring ball. Enjoy an amazing dinner that night at Cooper Island Beach Club, a beautiful family owned Eco-Resort.
Day 3: Get underway early and motor East up to The Baths of Virgin Gorda. You will want a full day’s time to explore the magnificent rock structure. This geological wonder is comprised of awe-inspiring granite boulders, which form sheltered sea pools on the beach’s edge. Climb the boulders, hike the trails and snorkel the rocky shoreline of this mile long stretch. That evening enjoy a beach front dinner at Virgin Gorda’s beautiful Coco Maya Restaurant and Lounge.
Day 4: This morning we will head North East as we motor up to Richard Branson’s private island, Necker Island, for the Gumption’s Learning Adventure Eco-Tour. This once-in-a-lifetime tour includes up close and personal encounters with lemurs, giant tortoises, flamingos, and other exotic creatures. Necker Island will for sure be a highlight of the trip. After the tour, we will head back to Virgin Gorda where we will spend the afternoon snorkeling or lounging on the beach. You may choose to visit the upscale Resort Oil Nut Bay for an exceptional lunch with extraordinary views. If you are looking for something more low key, head to Leverick Bay and Marina. There you will find a variety of dining options, live entertainment and more. We recommend having dinner that evening at Hog Heaven. They are known for their amazing bbq, great service and spectacular view of the North Sound.
Day 5: After breakfast on the boat, we will motor further North East to Anegada. Here your Captain will secure a mooring ball and then dinghy everyone into shore. Your Captain will rent a truck and be your chauffer around this island created entirely from coral. Anegada is characterized by its nearly flat elevation, the striking coral reefs that surround it, secluded sandy beaches and clear springs bubbling from coral beds. The wildlife that is native to Anegada is as stunning as it’s white sand beaches. Lobster dinner on Anegada is a Must. Indulge in fresh Caribbean lobster pulled straight from the sea at The Wonky Dog or Anegada Reef Hotel.
Optional add-ons: Boat tour to see flamingos, conch island, and snorkel the horseshoe reef, Bone Fishing, or private Kiteboarding lessons) (Heading North East)
Day 6: Start your day with breakfast at Neptune’s Treasure on Anegada. Once you’re back on the boat and ready to go we will motor down to Sandy Spit off of Jost Van Dyke. This tiny, uninhabited island has been known as the “Corona Island” ever since one of the famous beer commercials was filmed there. Swim in to shore and explore this half acre sized island or relax on the beach with a Corona in your hand. If there is a North swell that day, we can head to Jost Van Dyke and hike to the Bubbly Pool, a small cove surrounded by rock cliffs known for its crashing waves that create a natural fizzy bath. Next, we will make the short trip over to Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke and secure a mooring ball for the night. That evening head to shore and have dinner at the famous Foxy’s Bar.
Day 7: After breakfast on the boat we will head around the corner to White Bay, Jost Van Dyke where you will spend your last full day of the trip. Spend the entire day relaxing in the crystal clear Caribbean water or lounging on the pristine white sand beach. Bars and restaurants line the sandy shore of White Bay and you will have no shortage of food and drink options for the day. We recommend Hendo’s Hideout for dinner as they have a variety of traditional Caribbean food on their menu.
Day 8: This morning we will head South West as we sail back to the USVI. Your taxi driver will be awaiting your 10 am drop off at American Yacht Harbor. Take our complimentary ride to the airport or spend the rest of the day exploring St. Thomas.
Day 1: Pick up at 10am. Cruz Bay, St. John
Day 2: Norman Island and Peter Island
Day 3: Virgin Gorda Baths & Oil Nut Bay
Day 4: Virgin Gorda North Sound and Necker Island
Day 5: Sandy Cay/Spit & Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke
Day 6: White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
Day 7: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Day 8: Drop off at 10am
Day 1: Upon your Arrival to St. Thomas you will be greeted by your taxi driver who will escort you to your private taxi to American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. Here you will meet your Captain for the week who will give you a tour of the boat and help you get settled before your 10 am departure. Your amazing trip begins with a short cruise to Honeymoon Beach on St. John. After some time at Honeymoon your Captain will dinghy you into Cruz Bay, a beautiful harbor filled with one-of-a-kind shops, beachfront dining and live entertainment. Enjoy dinner at one of Cruz Bay’s excellent restaurants. We recommend you try Extra Virgin because of the incredible menu of locally grown and sourced products, fresh fish from local fishermen, and romantic atmosphere. After dinner, dancing and drinks at one of the many local bars.
Day 2: Your first full day on the water begins heading East to West End Tortola where your Captain will clear into the BVI. After clearing in, you will sail to an amazing snorkeling spot called The Indians, which lie just North of the Bight at Norman Island. The Indians are consistently named in the top 5 BVI snorkeling trips. After some time in the water, grab lunch at Pirates Bight Restaurant on Norman Island. Then it’s time for more snorkeling at another fantastic spot called The Caves. The Caves of Norman Island consist of three water-level caves at the base of cliffs, each one filled with beautiful reef fish and brightly colored coral covering the walls. In the evening we will head up to Peter Island where we will secure a mooring ball for the night. Eat dinner that night at Willy T’s Floating Pirate Ship Restaurant and Bar and stay for the party. The party at Willy T can get wild and can literally go all night long.
Day 3: After a nice breakfast on the boat, we will sail East to The Baths of Virgin Gorda. The Baths, one of the most beautiful wonders of the Caribbean, are a series of interconnecting boulder formations sprinkled along a coastline of white sandy beach more than a mile long. Spend some time exploring the boulders, hiking the trails and snorkelling the rocky coastline. Take a break to have lunch at The Top of the Baths restaurant. That evening we will cruise around to Oil Nut Bay, a beautiful family owned Eco-Resort on the Eastern tip of Virgin Gorda. Dinner that night will be at the Oil Nut Bay Beach Club which is known for its stunning setting, impeccable service and Caribbean cuisine.
Day 4: This morning we will begin by sailing North East to Richard Branson’s Private Island, Necker Island for Gumption’s Learning Adventures Eco-Tour. This once-in-a-lifetime tour includes up close and personal encounters with lemurs, giant tortoises, flamingos, and many other exotic creatures. This is sure to be a highlight of your vacation. After Necker, we will head back towards Virgin Gorda and spend the afternoon in the North Sound. Dinner that evening will be in Leverick Bay Marina. The marina has a variety of restaurants, shops and live entertainment. We recommend trying Hog Heaven for dinner. They are known for their amazing bbq, great service and spectacular view of the North Sound. Hang out in the marina and catch some live music before heading back to the boat for the night.
Day 5: Wake up in beautiful Leverick Bay and start the day motoring West down to Sandy Spit just off Jost Van Dyke. Sandy Spit has been known as the Corona Island after one of the famous beer commercials was filmed there. Swim in a cooler of Coronas and relax on the white sand beach of this tiny, uninhabited island. This half acre sized island is a continuous loop of sandy beach waiting to be explored. If there is a north swell, we will hike to the Bubbly Pool on Jost Van Dyke, a small cove surrounded by rock cliffs known for its crashing waves that create a natural fizzy bath. After your hike, indulge in a Caribbean lobster lunch at Sydney’s Peace and Love. Next, we will grab a mooring ball in Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke where the boat will stay for the night. Head ashore for dinner and party at the famous Foxy’s Bar. You will fall in love with the laid back atmosphere and interesting people of Jost Van Dyke.
Day 6: Start your morning with an early breakfast on the boat before we motor around the point to White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. This day is all about relaxing in the crystal clear Caribbean water, sunning yourself on the white sand beach and sipping on painkillers from The Soggy Dollar Bar. Soak up the island vibes at this bar lined beach where pretty much anything goes! You’ll even find a couple honor bars where you pour your own drinks! If you haven’t overdone it on the painkillers, stay for Dinner at Corsairs or Hendo’s Hideout, a great place to find traditional Caribbean food. Then it’s back to the boat for some much needed rest.
Day 7: Your last full day on the boat will be amazing. The day will begin motoring South to Cane Garden Bay on Tortola. Here we will disembark and take a tour of a 300 year old operational rum distillery. The Callwood distillery is the oldest continuously working distillery in the BVI. You will learn about the rum making process, taste the rum, and you can even bring some home! After the tour hang out in Cane Garden Bay which is lined with restaurants, bars, shops and watersports rentals. That evening, head over to Myett’s for an open air dinner of savory fresh seafood and Caribbean cuisine. At night Cane Garden Bay comes alive with clubs and live entertainment. We suggest stopping by the party at the Paradise Club before heading back to the boat for the night.
Day 8: It’s time to head back to US Virgin Islands. Your complimentary taxi will be at American Yacht Harbor awaiting your 10 am arrival. Say your goodbyes and head off to the airport, we’ll see you next year for your anniversary trip!