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A Sample Virgin Islands Itinerary...
Each Charter Itinerary Is Unique & Flexible!
DAY 1: Board your private luxury yacht in Red Hook at the American Yacht Harbor Marina or Charlotte Amalie´s Safe Haven Marina on St. Thomas, or Road Town´s Village Cay Marina on Tortola. Sail to your first evenings anchorage... perhaps Christmas Cove on St. James Island or Leinster Bay on St. John if you board in St. Thomas, or Cooper Island or Peter Island if you board in Tortola. Then a swim in the warm eighty-four degree, crystal clear water (from twenty feet you feel like you can touch the bottom), perhaps a stroll on the beach, a rum punch, and then enjoy the first Caribbean sunset of your charter.
DAY 2: Weigh anchor, and it´s a brisk sail into the Sir Francis Drake Channel and on to Norman Island (Robert Lewis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island about this island, where pirate "booty" can still be found today), anchor at the Bight. Tonight you can go to "Willie T´s" (a floating bar and restaurant) for sunset cocktails or after dinner wildness or both! In the morning depart for "the caves" on the western side of Norman Island. Great snorkeling awaits you! Return to the yacht and then you´re off to Marina Cay. Drop anchor and listen to the story of how this tiny island is haunted! A visit the Pusser´s on the island for a drink or brief shopping spree... then enjoy a great meal prepared by your chef aboard your yacht.
DAY 3: Today it´s a morning sail to Virgin Gorda to explore the Baths. Then it´s lunch and a swim (ready for a nap yet?), in the afternoon you´re off to The Bitter End Yacht Club in North Sound. All water sports abound here, swim, snorkel, sail board, kayak, or explore the Yacht Club shops. In the evening enjoy a Caribbean cocktail, another great meal, and the sounds of steel drums or calypso in the background from the BEYC´s lounge as the music drifts across the water to your yacht.
DAY 4: Wake up with a swim, breakfast and a sail to Anegada fourteen miles northeast, you sail between the coral reef approach (where over 300 ships have been claimed) to a beautiful anchorage. This evening you have the opportunity to dine ashore at a very unusual restaurant on lobster if you radio in your order! Only twenty or so lucky diners will be served tonight ashore... how many pounds do you want your lobster to be?
DAY 5: A wonderful full canvas sail to Jost Van Dyke and your anchorage in Great Harbour. Perhaps tonight you will take the dinghy ashore and visit Foxy´s and the other well known beach bars of Jost. Jost is also a good spot for a West Indian meal ashore at moderate prices.
DAY 6: Breakfast, weigh anchor, and depart on a beam reach to Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, and a swing on the Jimmy Buffett´s famous tire swing (Be careful now, there are two. Trivia Question: Which is Jimmy´s? Answer: Book with jolly mon sailing and we´ll tell you!). Have lunch and explore in the afternoon, as Cane Garden Bay has some funky island bars and a beautiful beach. You can sit and watch the "parrotheads" arrive while sipping your Callwood rum punch. Remember the lights of St. Thomas are twenty miles west!
DAY 7: Sail (you´re getting pretty good at this mon) from Cane Garden Bay to Peter Island. Drop the hook in Little Harbour and then a late afternoon swim or snorkel. Spend your last evening on the yacht sipping your favorite cocktail watching the sunset, talking (or maybe just thinking) about your wonderful vacation.
DAY 8: After breakfast, depart for Beef Island Airport if flying out of Tortola, or the St. Thomas airport and back to reality... or perhaps what you have just enjoyed for seven glorious days is reality! Once your yacht is docked it´s time to bid farewell to your new found friends and to start planning your next trip to the wonderful Caribbean.
jolly mon sailing NOTE: This is only a sample itinerary, there are too many options to list... like Cooper Island, a funky spot for lunch, or Trellis Bay on Beef Island and a typical "five star" dinner aboard your yacht, and then you can visit the Last Resort for Michael Bean´s musical show on chartering and the Caribbean. The beauty of a Virgin Island charter is that it can be customized to match your dreams. If you want to party there are hot spots the captain will take you to, or if you want quiet anchorage´s they will know where to take you and you can be alone. Each of the captains and crews that jolly mon sailing represents have their favorite spots, as does jolly mon sailing, and after your charter, so will you! The captain will do whatever is legal and safe to satisfy your desires.
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