Want to enjoy
your very own adventure around the idyllic Grenadines or British Virgin
Islands but have no sailing experience? …. then chartering a
crewed luxury yacht is not as daunting as it may seem and once you’ve
experienced the freedom and relaxation, spiced with a touch of
adventure, you will want to return again and again.
The opportunity to
see unspoilt, off-the-beaten-track bays and places of utmost beauty on your
private floating villa is the essential essence of this holiday. We can help you
choose the yacht that fits your requirements, whether it is just for two, or if
your friends and family come along too! The crew will ensure this is a memorable
holiday for years to come. Arrive as guests, leave as friends. Activity or
relaxation … the choice is yours.
Sailing in the
Cruising through the Grenadines is a truly magical experience. These islands
have retained their Caribbean charm and are home to colourful markets and
traditional lifestyles. Islands you can visit on your yacht include St. Vincent,
Bequia, Mustique, Mayrou, Canouan, Palm Island and the exquisite Tobago Cays.
Yachts Saga Boy, a very comfortable 51ft sailing yacht perfect for two guests or
a family of four. There are three en suite cabins. Your English hosts have a
shared love of the sea, expert knowledge of the cruising area and both enjoy
entertaining guests. Guests will feel at home the moment they step aboard.
Children are very welcome.
Lady Anne 2 is a
sleek 47ft catamaran with three double en suite cabins making her perfect for
two couples looking for equal accommodation. The deck area is very spacious and
comfortable with a large cockpit area for all al fresco dining. Lady Anne
charters between the Grenadines and Belize. Her professional French crew of two
include a wonderful chef who is renown for her superb cuisine.
Kalikobass, is a
sleek 76ft sailing yacht with four double en-suite cabins, making her ideal for
three or four couples looking for equal accommodation. The deck space is very
comfortable and spacious. The professional crew of three include a wonderful
chef, hence this yacht is renowned for its superb cuisine. Luxurious interior of
Lady Anne 2 Anchor off shore, Duduza
Sailing in the British Virgin
Islands The British Virgin Islands are as close as you can get to a sailing
paradise. The tranquil turquoise waters have over 60 islands and cays to explore
and you are never out of sight of palm fringed land. Islands you can visit
include Peter Island, Norman Island, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada and
Duduza, is a beautiful 48ft catamaran designed for comfort and easy sailing.
This yacht is perfect for two or three couples, or family groups, as the South
African crew enjoy keeping children well entertained.
They are also
excellent hosts and informative guides. Both enjoy watersports and are first
class instructors. The yacht features a wide netting trampoline area, hammocks
and airconditioning throughout. Scuba diving is also available for certified
Windwalker, is a very
attractive 54 ft sailing yacht which is frequently booked for special
anniversaries or honeymoons. The master cabin is spacious and the décor is
exquisite. The owner/operators have a wealth of sailing knowledge and experience
worldwide. Scuba diving is available for certified divers. Silent Partner, is a
desirable 51ft sailing yacht taking up to four guests. She is one of the most
popular yachts available for honeymooners and special anniversaries. The
Canadian owner/operator crew are interesting hosts and the cuisine provided on
board is first class. Families are also very welcome. Shiwara, a 63ft sailing
yacht, is perfect for two couples or a family of up to six guests. The English
crew have sailed the world and have many interesting tales to tell. This yacht
is extremely comfortable and sails beautifully. Scuba diving is included for
Expertly chosen for their skill, experience and passion to make your holiday
extra special. Each yacht has a captain and cook aboard with additional crew
depending on the size of the vessel. Much time is spent over choosing the crew
to ensure they meet your individual needs as best they can. They can be discreet
if you are honeymooners or can get involved as part of the family! They act as
expert guides to the islands too.
There are over 80 specially selected yachts available in the Caribbean, so we
are sure to find one that suits your needs. Please call us for assistance.
Family holidays are generally quality time for parents. Crew are selected who
genuinely enjoy having families around. Children and teenagers will be
enthralled with life on board the yacht and there is never a dull moment! They
can teach them to snorkel, waterski, sail, kayak and fish.
Depending on the yacht, many do offer diving for certified divers and a few
yachts have a dive instructor on board. Tell us your preference when booking and
we will try to find a yacht to suit.
A suggested one
week itinerary from the BVI
The beauty of a private crewed yacht is that it is at your disposal. There is no
fixed schedule and no cruise ship itinerary. So, as the sun goes down, you sip
your first cocktail and enjoy world class cuisine on board, the captain will get
out the charts and plans can be made for the next day. And of course, you can
change this as you sail.
Day 1 Join
your chosen yacht, meet the crew and get settled aboard. Sail to Great Harbour
on Peter Island, a spectacular anchorage with pelicans diving in the evening
Day 2 After a swim, sail to Salt Island. Nearby is the famous wreck of
the Rhone that abounds with fish, is easy to snorkel and a popular dive site.
Later sail to Cooper Island, a delightful island where turtles are often seen!
Day 3 Gentle sail to Virgin Gorda, with its historic rock formations
above and below the water that can be explored by sea or shore. Perhaps enjoy a
barbecue lunch on one of the deserted beaches.
Day 4 Sail into the North Sound of Virgin Gorda with its beautiful bays
and local craft shops.
Day 5 Sail to Sandy or Green Cay. These small deserted cays are the
perfect place for a picnic lunch. Later anchor in Great Harbour on Jost Van
Dyke. Perhaps enjoy ‘happy hour’ and music at Foxy’s Bar.
Day 6 Jost Van Dyke is perfect for walking and the views are spectacular.
You can anchor just inside the reefs and enjoy superb snorkelling. Take a sunset
sail to Cane Garden Bay and the north coast of Tortola where giant manta rays
play around the yachts.
Day 7 Sail to Norman Island, thought to be the famous Treasure Island.
Snorkelling and diving amongst the numerous fish and corals is outstanding here.
Visit William Thornton, the floating restaurant famous for their ‘painkiller’
Day 8 Take your last swim, snorkel or snooze in a hammock before
disembarking your yacht. Note: If you have 9 to10 days you could also visit
Anegada, the only coral island in the chain where there are miles of deserted
virgin beach plus superb diving and snorkelling.
Food and beverage
A highlight of yacht chartering is the fabulous food on board. You will be
supplied with a preference sheet to complete prior to sailing and the chef will
try to accommodate special requests and diets. An ample supply of beverages will
also be stocked Sample menus available on request.
Many yachts specialise in taking just two guests and usually have a good master
en-suite cabin with total privacy. Romantic candlelit dinners and picnics can
also be arranged on deserted beaches at your request.
Cruise and stay -
British Virgin Islands
Stay 7 nights at Peter Island Resort in an oceanview room plus 7 nights on board
Windwalker from £3747 per person. OR Grenadines Stay 7 nights at Palm Island
Resort in a palm view room plus 7 nights on board Saga Boy from £3958 per
person. Prices include all meals, BWIA and LIAT flights and transfers; based on
2 people sharing. Full details on request.
- for 7 nights on full board basis – yacht only, no flights included
Prices in £ per
person at time of going to press based on number of passengers sharing the yacht
shown, no flights are included. For flight details and upgrades please call us
on 0845 003 2214. For holiday costs including flights please call us. Prices for
alternative numbers of passengers and durations available on request. Please add
£33 if total duration more than 14 nights. A cruising tax of US$4 per person per
night is payable locally in the British Virgin Islands and Grenadines, plus any
harbour/marine fees. Christmas and New Year sailings: details and prices on
The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This
includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Please
ensure that you have seen the terms and conditions of the relevant tour operator
before you book your holiday with us. This will be provided to you by us.
How to book
To discuss your holiday in more detail, to check availability and to make a booking please
call us on 0845 003 2214