Imagine Your Yacht Charter to the Virgin Islands
Interested in a yacht charter to the BVI? Here’s what your trip would include:
Day 1: Just five minutes from the airport on St. Thomas, you’ll already be on your yacht cruising out of the Crown Bay Marina. You’ll spend the night in beautiful Francis Bay of St. John Island. While the smallest of the US Virgin Islands, it is far from insignificant. The St. John National Park is a glorious retreat, with clear walking trails, lush tropical greenery, and unique ruins and artifacts from ancient plantations. The most amazing part of St. John is Trunk Bay, which offers an underwater trail touting coral formations and brightly colored fishes as part of the national park.
Day 2: As you leave the U.S. Virgin Islands, you’ll clear customs at Sopers Hole, before heading to Great Harbor on Jost Van Dyke. Named after a Dutch pirate, this island maintains its party status with six bars for its 150 residents. You’ll want to try out Foxy’s Bar and enjoy a painkiller at the Soggy Dollar Bar. To get an idea of this island’s atmosphere, watch Kenny Chesney’s video, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems,” which features the island.
Day 3: You’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by the yacht chef before taking a trip to Sandy Cay, a small island that is a gorgeous botanical garden of local and exotic plants and flowers. You may see humpback whales, sea turtles, or other marine life. Next you’ll head to Norman Island, where you’ll enjoy the magical experience of snorkeling in the Cvaes. After a hot shower and lunch, you can take the tender to the Willy T, the BVI’s famous floating bar. A leisurely dinner will be served on deck of the yacht and you can relax in the Jacuzzi with cocktails as the stars begin to shine in the Caribbean sky.
Day 4: You’ll start your morning under water as you scuba dive at the Indians before heading to Road Town, Tortola, where you can explore this bustling city with plenty of shops and great nightlife, including Pusser’s Road Town Pub.
Day 5: Today you’ll explore the Baths of Virgin Gorda. The massive granite boulders line the beaches as proof of the island’s volcanic past. You’ll love exploring the grottos and crystal pools before heading to the Bitter End to anchor and enjoy an authentic Caribbean feast featuring fresh local seafood.
Day Six: The day will be spent on Peter Island at the upscale resort which includes a world-class beach spa. You can burn off some energy with watersports, such as skiing or wakeboarding, or simply lounge on the beach at Deadman’s Bay.
Day Seven: You’ll head back to the US-side of the Virgin Islands, where you’ll anchor at Caneel Bay, on St. John, which is part of the Virgin Island’s National Park. Be sure to ask the yacht chef to pack you a lunch and take the tender to Honey Moon Beach, which has the finest sand, perfect for a beach picnic.
Day Eight: While it is your final day of your vacation, it won’t be spent saying goodbyes. You’ll head to Charlotte Amallie, where you’ll say hello to duty-free shopping, souvenirs, and new accessories, before catching your plane home.
write by Casey Ewing