Yacht Charter - St. John & US and British Virgin Islands - 6 passengers
This seven-night charter highlights the beauty and allure of St John. Experience its fantastic anchorages and attractions along with a few of the British Virgin Islands hotspots which make this region of the Caribbean a sailor’s paradise.
With two thirds of St. John made up of national park, this popular destination is recognized as one of the most beautiful islands in the Virgin Islands. On St. John, less is more. It's the smallest, quietest, least populated, and most secluded of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. That's not to say there isn't a plethora of beautiful and frosty blender drinks. Shore excursions run the gamut from snorkeling to eco-hikes. And of course, there's shopping. St. John's tranquility has transformed it into artists' community of sorts, and several have stores in town.
St. John will be the midway point throughout the charter with excursions over to St Thomas as well as Jost Van Dyke and other favorites of the British Virgin Islands.
7 Nights sailing on a beautiful Lagoon 450 catamaran
Air-conditioned staterooms with en-suite private bathroom
Experienced Captain and Chef
5 dinners, 6 lunches and 7 breakfasts
Appetizers and desserts
Standard open bar (beer, wine and liquor)
Onboard sporting equipment
Board the ship at Hodges Creek in Tortola, BVI. After a cocktail, enjoy your first dinner aboard. Depart for Norman Island for a beautiful dinner in The Bight. Enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars.
Sailing Day 1:
Awake to the smell of fresh coffee and breakfast and get ready for a morning of snorkeling at The Indians. These incredible rock formations reach up from 50 feet off the ocean floor forming beautiful rock pinnacles that reach toward the sky. Colorful corals make for a natural aquarium where you can snorkel through the rock saddle into an incredible shallow blue pool. Don’t forget the camera to capture incredible underwater shots. After lunch back at the boat, sail to the south side of St. John’s Cruz Bay. After a quick check in at customs, spend the afternoon exploring the fantastic shops this main hub of St John. Back on to the boat and then you’re off to Caneel Bay where you will spend the evening enjoying the beautiful beaches and explore the amazing 170-acre resort created by Laurence Rockefeller.
Sailing Day 2:
Today you will head toward St Thomas the island of Great St. James. Located just off the southeast tip of St. Thomas, this small island offers some incredible snorkeling in its sheltered Christmas Cove. With a small inlet in the middle of the cove, there is easy snorkel right from the yacht. The Stragglers, a rocky outcropping leading south from the island of Great St. James itself is another popular spot we’re sure not to miss. After a day exploring the cove, enjoy an evening under the stars with a fantastic dinner and cocktails.
Sailing Day 3:
This morning, set sail and head for some of the incredible beaches of St John’s National Park. In the 1950s, the Rockefeller family donated more than 5,000 acres of land to the Federal government. St. John boasts, not just one or two perfect beaches, but beach after pristine beach. Take your pick, drop anchor, enjoy a delicious lunch and then spend the afternoon basking in the sun.
This afternoon, head for Leinster Bay, a beautiful secluded beach where you will have dinner and enjoy the evening sky.
Sailing Day 4:
This morning, take advantage of the great snorkeling which makes Leinster Bay popular. If you are interested in a little more strenuous of a work out, you can choose to explore the hiking trails which lead out of Leinster Bay 1.8 miles up to the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins. Here you will step back in time and get a feel for the equipment and labor of the 18th century sugar mills. The Annaberg Sugar Mill has the distinction of being the largest, tallest windmill in the Virgin Islands. At the site of the ruins, you can see this along with the rest of the mills structures while taking in the amazing views of Leinster Bay below.
After a delicious lunch back on board, head to Jost Van Dyke. After clearing customs in Great Harbour, enjoy some time at Foxy's and join up with other fellow sailors. Tonight’s activities are filled with live entertain at these local watering holes and then return to the yacht for a peaceful nights’ rest.
Sailing Day 5:
After a delicious breakfast, a cup of fresh coffee and an early morning dip, you are off to White Bay. No visit to the islands is complete without a visit to one of the sailor’s hotspots of Ivan’s Stress-Free Bar and The Soggy Dollar! After lunch, you sail to Peter Island. Home to the beautiful Peter Island Resort you can take a walk through the grounds before a delicious meal back on the boat. Take a romantic evening stroll along the beach while you enjoy the amazing colors of the sun setting over the islands.
Sailing Day 6:
Take a short sail up to Cooper and Salt Islands for some incredible snorkeling around the wreck of the Rhone. The Wreck of The Rhone is one of the most famous dive and snorkeling sites in the world. Located off Salt Island, the R.M.S Rhone (Royal Mail Steamer) went down in 1867 in a hurricane and here you’ll get a glimpse of one of the first iron sailing ships ever built as she rests from 20 to 80 feet on the ocean floor.
That afternoon you will sail back to Hodges Creek on Tortola where you’ll get cleaned up and head out for dinner out at one of Road Town’s great restaurants or relax at the Marina's restaurant. After a night cap back on the boat and a toast to a fantastic week, it’s off to bed.
After breakfast, it is time to disembark, say your goodbyes and start planning your next island adventure!
Lagoon 450 Outdoor Dining
Lagoon 450 Indoor Dining
Lagoon 450 Stateroom
Lagoon 450 Interior
Festiva Sailing Vacations
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Janet Beazley Scraper, ECC, CTP
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