|We are delighted to have
you join us for your Virgin Island crewed charter adventure!
Here is a sample itinerary for your 1 week crewed charter. Please
keep in mind that nothing is "set in stone;” our
aim is to take you where you want to go, do what you want to
do. So sit back, relax, and savor your crewed charter vacation.
Your Captain will try to meet you at the airport
upon your arrival and escort you on board crewed yacht Free
Ingwe. Once you are settled, it is time to discuss your itinerary.
Below is an example of what you can expect:
After lunch, we'll depart for Leinster Bay, St. John, (US
Virgin Islands). The bay
is well protected and quite comfortable. The snorkeling is
excellent and there is an interesting walk ashore on a trail
leading to the 300 year old Annaberg Sugar Mills. These ruins
have been beautifully restored by the National Park Service.
Enjoy a refreshing morning swim while breakfast is being prepared.
Afterwards, we'll depart St. John, Us Virgin Islands and enter
the beautiful British Virgin Islands. You will be crossing
an international boundary to Soper’s Hole, our point
of entry. Your Captain can prepare all the forms and take
them to the BVI Customs and Immigration office.
Fortunately, your presence is not required. Sit back and enjoy
a rum punch and the views of the prettiest harbor in the Caribbean!
Once we've cleared customs, you may go ashore for about an
hour and look around the terrific shops.
After lunch, we will sail toward Lous Island and the Bight.
Often referred to by the locals as “Treasure Island,”
legends of Lous Island are resplendent with stories of buried
pirate treasure! If there is enough daylight, we will explore
Treasure Point by dinghy. It is known for the “caves,”
a great snorkel spot. Also, in the Bight is a floating bar,
"The William Thornton," which was christened in
1966. Handy, too, is a popular beach bar known as "Billy
Bones". For those with a lot of ambition, try the somewhat
challenging hiking trail up to Spy Glass Hill.
If the seas are calm, we can moor at Pelican Island and
The Indians for a snorkel stop. There's a fun tunnel for brave
snorkelers to explore! Afterwards we'll set sail for Marina
Cay, a tiny, picturesque island surrounded by a beautiful
reef. Rob and Rodie White settled on the island right before
World War II.
You may visit the home that they built and have a drink at
the spectacular Sunset Bar. There's also a Pusser’s
Company Store stocked with their nautical and tropical clothing,
unique accessories and gifts. We'll show you two super snorkeling
spots or you can try some water sports like knee boarding.
Today we set sail for the famous Bitter End Yacht Club
in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. If time and weather permit,
we can make a lunch stop at one of the islands along the way.
Christopher Columbus named Virgin Gorda because, from seaward,
it resembled a full-figured woman lying on her back.
Maybe he had been at sea too long! It was once the capital
of the BVI's and now has a population of 9,000 people. For
your one night ashore, you may want to consider dining at
the Bitter End or have a very elegant meal at Biras Creek.
This is a wonderful area to stretch your legs and enjoy the
beautiful scenery. It's truly a “world-class”
This may very well be your favorite day of the vacation!!
Today we're going to the Baths. Located on the southwest tip
of Virgin Gorda, the Baths are a most unusual formation of
large granite boulders. Where the sea washes in between the
huge rocks, large pools have been created.
Shafts of light play upon the water, creating a dramatic
effect. The adjacent beach is white and sandy with excellent
snorkeling. You'll enjoy the easy 20 minute trail through
the Baths over to Devil’s Bay. Only one other place
on the planet, the Seychelles Islands off the coast of Africa,
is similar to the Baths.
You may choose to board the complimentary shuttle at 9 or
10am at the Bitter End Yacht Club to ferry across the North
Sound to Gun Creek where a cab will be waiting. The fare is
10 dollars per person round trip and the driver is yours for
the day. All of our guests really enjoy getting to see this
beautiful island. The driver will drop us at the Baths and
we usually ask him to pick us up at 3:00 or 4:00. We'll lunch
at one of our favorite spots, “Mad Dogs Bar and Grille”.
There's a beautiful view of the Sir Francis Drake Channel
on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other. It's also
world famous for their bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches.
It's all very inexpensive and lots of fun! You'll need to
wear your swimsuit and a cover-up or T-shirt and shoes that
can get wet and don’t forget your underwater camera.
We will bring the snorkeling gear, a beach blanket and a few
Today we head for Jost Van Dyke. Weather permitting,
we can make a lunch stop at Sandy Cay, the postcard-picture
perfect little deserted island that you may have all to yourself!
Jost Van Dyke is known for its 1000-foot high peaks. We will
anchor in Great Harbor, near Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and
Grill at the eastern end.
Over the years, Foxy's has become an institution for cruising
boats and was named the “Number 3 Place to Be”
in the world for the millennium. Foxy and his wife Tessa have
hosted the Wooden Boat Regatta for many years. You will not
want to miss hearing Foxy sing his calypso ballads from 4-6pm
and Tessa has a fantastic gift shop open until 6pm with lots
of native made gifts and goodies. If we arrive on a Friday
or Saturday night, you may want to spend your one night ashore
at the restaurant enjoying the bountiful buffet. The fish
that is served is guaranteed to be very fresh - usually only
3 hours old! Roasted chicken and barbecued ribs are served
alongside Caribbean rice, salads, tropical fruits, vegetables
and freshly baked breads. What a super feast and no shoes
are required! The band starts around 8:30pm and plays until
11pm. It's a wonderful way to end your sailing vacation!
Your final day, and how you will wish you could spend
We have truly enjoyed having you onboard and look forward
to your next visit! HAPPY SAILING!.
** Kindly note, that the vacation's itinerary is completely
open to change at any time during your vacation, and is entirely
up to you. We can advise you on the best hide-away locations
in the Virgin Islands. **