|Family and Friends Dream Sailing Vacations|
Box 4426 Road Town Tortola BVI, Tortola, British Virgin Is.
|Sail and stay in wonderful Villas|
We allow your family and friends to enjoy this wonderful vacation without any surprizes.
We have the right yachts and hospitable crew members to fit your budget
We can accommodate numerous Freinds and family and offer the perfect yacht for couples
One of the only places in the world where you land and and walk 50 steps to your yacht in Trellis Bay
Your vacation begins immediately No Taxis No waiting
BVI Vacation Arrival
You will arrive at the airport in Beef Island. Once you clear customs, proceed directly (50 Steps) to the Beach at Trellis Bay. Make sure to look out the window as you land to see your yacht.
There are over 60 islands, cays and islets, offering a seemingly endless source of fabulous bays, beaches and anchorages for the adventurous sailor to explore. BVI Sample
Suggested Vacation Day 1
The first stop on your BVI sailing itinerary is an easy reach to The Bight at Norman Island. Stop off at "The Caves" for a leisurely snorkel in our warm Caribbean waters or sail on for lunch in "The Bight".
Norman Island and The Caves became famous as the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Caribbean novel, "Treasure Island".By the time you reach Norman Island, chances are your crew will be ready to visit the William Thornton Floating Bar & Restaurant. The "Willy - T" serves lunch from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Dinner is served from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. and the bar is open from 11:30 am, until the last man standing quits ... or the bartender turfs him out!
A sailing landmark in the British Virgin Islands, the William Thornton offers good fun, great food, and wonderful staff
BVI Itinerary - Day 2
Ah Paradise! The sun is rising, the frigate birds are soaring overhead and hopefully you didn't overdo it at the Willy -T last night. You are ready to start your British Virgin Islands sailing adventure!
The "Indians" provide a great snorkeling and scuba site just a stone's throw away! If you're not up to physical stuff yet, proceed to Peter Island and save the Indians for your last day of sailing.
At Peter Island, set the anchor at Dead Man's Bay. Enjoy a lovely swim at this world class beach or partake in a sumptuous buffet lunch at the beach bar. It’s expensive by some standards, but well worth it if you bring a healthy appetite! Their deserts are a gastronomic delight!
Grab your snorkel gear and check out the sea grass beds right below your yacht. With any luck, you will spot a sea turtle or two, lazily snacking on the sea grass. Turtles are harmless and easily spooked by curious humans, so please keep your distance and let them dine in peace.
Salt Island is fun to investigate. There's a natural salt pond located inland and a very tiny settlement of British Virgin Islanders who used to collect sea salt. Unfortunately, the last remaining resident, Norwell Durant, passed away in February, 2004.
Salt island, BVI is home to the Wreck of the Rhone and is a favorite dive site. The Rhone was a British Royal Mail steamship which foundered during a hurricane in the BVI in 1867. The British Virgin Islands and the Rhone were made famous in 1977 as the location for the movie, "The Deep". This is an interesting wreck and much of the Rhone can still be clearly identified.
BVI Folk Lore
The following "rumor" is firmly entrenched in British Virgin Islands sailing lore and has been handed down as fact:
When sailing past Peter and Salt Islands on your way to Cooper, you'll see a large, high rock formation to your starboard side called Dead Chest Island. You may have heard the song, "15 men on a dead man's chest ... yo ho ho and a bottle of rum". In buccaneer days, a dead man's chest referred to a coffin. From a distance Dead Chest can look a little like a coffin ...
The British pirate; Arthur Teach, or Thatch (nobody is certain of his name) a.k.a. Blackbeard, sailed the British Virgin Islands and made his home in Soper's Hole between 1715 and 1718. When faced with a mutinous crew, Blackbeard concocted a devious plan. His scurrilous scheme promised the crew a feast on "Dead Chest Island". He sent 15 of his most dissatisfied men ashore with a keg of rum and plans for preparing their BBQ. Blackbeard then hauled anchor and left the men to perish!
Blackbeard's men had to be pretty dumb or at the very least, pretty drunk to believe that their mangy faced captain was planning a feast on Dead Chest. It’s just a great big rock sticking out of the water and one of the least inviting of any of the British Virgin Islands.
It is said that the bones of 14 men were found on Dead Chest Island, BVI some years later. There was nothing to protect the ill fated sailors from the scorching, Caribbean sun, no fresh water and no food. One man reportedly tried to swim to Peter Island. Alas, the poor fellow's bones were discovered on the beach named in his honor at "Dead Man's Bay"!
When sailing around Great Camanoe and notice on your chart of the British Virgin Islands, "Throw Away Wife Bay", don't ask ...
Charter Day 3 - Virgin Gorda, The Baths & Gorda Sound
One of the most awesome sights to behold when sailing the British Virgin Islands are "The Baths" at the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. There are conflicting theories as to how these incredible rock formations came to be. Some say The Baths resulted from a meteor shower, others credit volcanic activity. There appears to be some evidence of lava flows which could have happened centuries after a meteor.
Snorkeling is pretty good at The Baths too. There are marvelous Elkhorn coral formations and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. Don't let the ground swells bother you. Just let the water move you back and forth and "don't fight the flow
ONLY strong swimmers and experienced snorkellers should attempt to explore the reefs at The Baths when the swells are up. Even then, be very careful We will advise.
BVI Charter Day 4 - Gorda Sound, Beef Island & Marina Cay
Spend a day in the North Sound, swimming and enjoying the surroundings, (the island is gorgeous), go snorkeling or scuba diving, rent a Hobie Cat at the Bitter End Yacht Club and have fun terrorizing your neighbors. You may want to enjoy lunch on your boat or visit any of the nearby restaurants.. In the afternoon, set sail or Marina Cay, south east of Great Camanoe and west of Virgin Gorda
BVI Charter Day 5 - Guana Island, Tortola or Jost Van Dyke
Cane Garden Bay
Set sail for the incomparable Monkey Point at Guana Island. Enjoy a leisurely day at the beach, pack a picnic lunch and take advantage of some of the best snorkeling in the BVI. This is a really fabulous spot and a MUST SEE!
Jost Van Dyke offers several places to enjoy fresh seafood and the lobster is incredible ... but then again, Quito's jerk shrimp and seafood pasta dishes are pretty tempting as well! Of course, there is also a choice between Quito Rymer (pronounced Keytoe) and Foxy Callwood of Foxy's Bar & Restaurant in regards to entertainment. Decisions, decisions!
BVI Charter Day 6 - Your Sailing Vacation is almost Over!
Your BVI sailing vacation is coming to an end and its time to head back to Beef Island. Six days have flown by and you realize that a week of sailing in the BVI just isn't enough. Start planning next year's sailing itinerary on your flight home and incorporate those places you weren't able to see (such as Anegada) while its all still fresh in your mind!
This is only a suggested itinerary as again this is your yacht and crew therefore we give you the options and you decide
Come sailing in the British Virgin Islands - There's nothing like it anywhere in the Caribbean
This is soft adventure travel at its best Everyone can get involved in sailing the yacht from one island within the bvi to the next.
You can sail for a hour or all day if you choose. You are always safe within the islands No open water sailing unless you choose.
This is a vacation for all types of groups and ages
Your Captain’ first concern is for your safety and his second concern is to make sure your vacation is truly memorable. The Captain loves to sail and is very experienced. Therefore, he will make the final decisions regarding safety issues.
The Captain is very knowledgeable about the islands and will be happy to share his experiences with you. The Captain will also be happy to teach you some navigational skills or take the helm.
You are part of a crew and the Captain may ask you to help out at times with sailing your yacht.
Your Captain is not the cook or valet. Everyone is responsible to help make the meals aboard and keep the yacht ship shape. Should you not wish to help out with the day-to-day sailing and cooking, we will be happy to provide additional Reflections Sailing staff for your convenience.
This vacation is about experiencing the islands within the BVI
Each evening you will have the opportunity to go ashore and dine like never before with only those who arrived as you did by yacht.You can choose to have all meals on board however the majority go ashore for dinner
Free unlimited email while on charter
You may choose to sail a week and stay a week We are flexible and will pick you up right at your resort for the second half of your sail and stay Vacation
50% deposit required to hold booking
Balance required 45 days from charter date