April 29, 2012
A sailing vacation in the Virgin Islands can fulfill anyone’s search for adventure and learning new skills. Sailing, wreck diving, snorkeling caves, kit sailing, kayaking secret lagoons, paddle boarding, bone fishing, deep sea fishing and the list goes on.
A great way to experience a multitude of activities without crowds, driving in foreign countries, and changing hotels is to charter a sail boat in the Caribbean. The British Virgin Islands are easily accessible, the locals speak English, the currency is U.S. dollars and crime is almost nonexistent. The economy thrives on tourism and so the locals take this business very serious.
An easy flight to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, a short ride on a huge ferry to Tortilla BVI and the excitement begins.
Charter a sailboat from a reputable, professional broker who will advise you as to appropriate size and type of boat for your party, an amiable, knowledgeable captain and a renowned gourmet chef that will design a menu to fit your pallet.
SailwithTerry Ltd has been my choice for many such vacations and each charter has been beyond my expectations. Just to have a ”go to” person in the event that there is a situation gives great pace of mind when traveling to a foreign country.
The Virgin Islands are comprised of over 60 islands and cays to visit. You can spend the night in a quiet, secluded cove and enjoy a special entree prepared by your personal chef under a canopy of brilliant stars or you can sit in an anchorage where the party never stops. In the morning you jump overboard into the clear turquoise water with your snorkel gear and swim with a turtle that has just stopped by to check you out.
Local dive boats or fishing boats will come to your charter boat anchorage and pick you up for a day of diving the RS Rhone or perhaps trying your hand at bone fishing or fly fishing for tarpon at Anegada.
Sail into North Sound and sign up for a day of kite sailing or board paddling or perhaps rent a kayak and explore the marshes. That night you can dingy from your floating hotel and join in the full moon party and dance with the mucko jumbies.
Each day YOU decide your agenda, your adventure. There are also wonderful hiking trails that will lead you to mountain high vistas to view the expanse of the Caribbean and the photo opportunities are unlimited. Hike around Norman Island and finish off the day with a painkiller at the bar and meet world cruiser that have tales to share.
Contact sailwithterry and find out how to plan your adventure vacation.