British Virgin Islands Sailing Cruise
The Cruising Capital of the Caribbean!
The BVI is the sailing Capital of the Caribbean and her protected waters are an absolute dream to sail! We make it easy for you to reach this destination by starting from St. Martin. With convenient flights to Queen Juliana International Airport, one of the many direct flights will save you time and money! You will board your stunning catamaran from our base in Marigot, just a 7 minute taxi ride away from the airport.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are made up of more than 60 islands and islets at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Anegada are the major islands of this storied archipelago. Rich in pirate folklore, and made famous by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, the BVI offer some of the best sailing to be had anywhere on the planet.
The smaller islands, many perfect for daytime snorkeling trips as well as overnight stays, add to the mix of tropical delights, where you can be as relaxed or as active as you like. Set sail on a BVI yacht charter from our base at Hodges Creek Marina, centrally located on Tortola.
After slipping away from the dock, you will be perfectly positioned in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the gateway to Paradise. We will transport you to a place where tranquil turquoise waters lap softly against the hull of your yacht while giant swaths of tropical fish dart just below the surface.
Everywhere are white-sand beaches fringed with towering palm trees and picturesque ramshackle beach bars. Other islands remain uninhabited and are just waiting to be explored. Crystal clear waters, picture-perfect beaches, scenic anchorages and well-equipped marinas make the British Virgin Islands an ideal sailing destination for every sailor.
Easy island hops, consistent trade winds, line-of-sight navigation and numerous safe anchorages and mooring fields make this a sailors’ dream vacation.
BVI Dream St.Martin - St.Martin 7 Night Itinerary
Welcome at 18h00 in Marina Fort Louis located in the heart of Marigot, just a 15mn ride from Princess Juliana International airport and 20mn from Esperance, the regional airport. Remember to get US dollars before boarding. There are exchange offices close to the marina.Welcome cocktail, briefing on the cruise, settle into your cabin. Dinner on board and night sailing (about 12 hours) to the British Virgin Islands.
When you wake up, the BVI will be in sight and you’ll arrive at Virgin Gorda. Breakfast and short sailing to a mythical place in the BVI: The Baths, in the very south of Virgin Gorda. The Baths is a must: a huge area of round and polished rocks planted in white sand, caves and natural pools creating an unreal and magnificent landscape. In Devil’s Bay, you will be able to visit the little souvenir shops. After lunch, departure to reach Norman Island in about two hours. Dinner and night on board at anchor in The Bight. For those who feel like pirates, welcome to the Willy-T, a renowned floating bar.
After breakfast, short sailing to reach the wonderful snorkeling sport of The Caves in Norman Island; and its incredible underwater world. Then we’ll sail one hour to Soper’s Hole marina, West End, Tortola, for a bit of shopping. A WiFi hotspot is available in the main bar of the marina. Lunch on board before departure to Jost Van Dyke, and its idyllic beaches. We’ll moor in front of the gorgeous beach of White Bay. Water activities, swimming and snorkeling. Late afternoon, you’ll change scenery to discover the next Great Harbour bay, where we’ll moor for diner and night on board at the anchor. The guests who feel like it are welcome to meet at Foxy’s bar.
Departure at 8h00 for 20 minutes of sailing towards Sandy Cay, a small island fringed with coconut trees and surrounded by white sand, or, depending on the wind direction, to Sandy Split: a dream island that you will enjoy in the morning, swimming and beachcombing. After lunch, departure to Marina Cay, a tiny island east of Tortola. You’ll find there a shop offering a wide range of good quality souvenirs, branded “Pusser’s West Indies, British Virgin Island”. Dinner and night on board at anchor.
Breakfast in Marina Cay, where snorkelling lovers will be thrilled by the reefs, offering an incredible variety of tropical life. Mid-morning, departure to Anegada Island. Unlike the other Virgin Islands, Anegada is a coral atoll 19km long and less than 5 km wide, with a culminating point at 8 meters. The arrival in Pomato Bay offers a idyllic scenery with its spectacular white sandy beach. The coral barriers of Horse Shoe Reef and Anegada Reef host varied and plentiful fauna and flora: snorkelling and swimming in the crystal clear water of the lagoon. At the end of the day we’ll reach Setting point mooring.
VIRGIN GORDA SOUND
After breakfast, early departure to Virgin Gorda Sound, to discover the fancy marina of Bitter End. Shopping in the souvenirs shops and possible WiFi connection. Depending on the meteorological conditions, we’ll have lunch at Necker Island or Prickly Island. Snorkelling and last swim in the Virgin Islands before crossing back to St Martin, that always take a little longer than the other way.
Arrival in St-Martin at Grand-Case. Breakfast and route to the Natural Reserve of Tintamarre Island. Beautiful snorkeling with turtles that can be frequently met in the bay. Lunch on board, swimming and beachcombing before going back at the end of the day the the creole village of Grand Case. Grand-Case is a small town in the French side of St. Martin. Thanks to its numerous and quality restaurants, this village is the capital city of French West Indies gastronomy. Dinner and night on board.
Breakfast and disembarkation at 09h00 in Marina Fort Louis, in the heart of Marigot.
December through May is considered the dry season, while June through November is considered the more humid season. In general, rainstorms pass quickly and the sun shines on most days. Average air temperatures in coastal areas range from 22? to 30? C (72? to 86? F) and in inland areas, from 19? to 27? C (66? to 81? F). Naturally, travelers will find more rain and cooler temperatures in the rain forests and higher elevations. The warm coastal water temperatures stay between 20? and 23? C (68? and 74? F).
● 5% on all Dream Yacht Cabin Cruises for clients who have been on a DYC cruise within the past 24
months before the date of booking of the new cruise. ”
Early booking discount:
● 10% for bookings made at least 180 days prior to departure date
● 5% for bookings made at least 90 days prior to departure date
Only loyalty and early booking discounts are cumulative
Honeymoon and wedding anniversary (every 5 years):
● 50% discount on cruise rate for the bride, valid for departures of 1/07, 8/07, 15/07, 22/07/2017 and from
19/08 and 28/10/2017
Honeymoon / Anniversary discount is not cumulative with any other discount
|Length||58 ft | 17,81 m|
|Water Tank||1 050 l|
|Fuel Tank||2 x 550 l|
|Engine||2 x 110 CV|
|Number of heads||6|
- Full Batten Mainsail
- Furling Genoa
- Electric Windlass
- LCD Tv Screen
- Chart Plotter And Depth Sounder
- Radar And VHF Radio
- Wind Speed And Direction Indicators
- Cockpit Speakers
- Semi Rigid Dinghy 40 H.P.
British Virgin Islands Cruise 2018 Prices8 days / 7 nights, St Martin - St Martin on board our catamaran Ipanema 58
Price in £ per person per cruise in full board
Embarkation: Saint Martin, Marina Fort Louis - Saturday at 6 pm
Disembarkation : Saint Martin, Marina Fort Louis - Saturday at 9 am
"Passports details must imperatively be communicated to the base before clients arrival
|Departure||Double cabin||Single Cabin|
- Accommodation in air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm)”
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, diner)
- Drinks (table wine), local aperitifs (punch, rum), fruit juice, sodas
- Service of the crew : 2 persons (captain, steward/cook)
- 2 sets of linen,towels and beach towels per person/week
- Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
- Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
- Water sports on board : snorkelling equipment, sea kayak
- Transfers airport – base – airport (optional)
- Cash box (mandatory): To be paid in cash on spot upon arrival, preferably in USD
● Transfers airport – base St Martin – airport : From 1 to 3 persons : 90 Euros – round trip
● + 30 Euros per each additional person – round trip
● Transfer one way : From 1 to 3 persons : 45 Euros – one way
● + 15 Euros per each additional person – one way
“The above transfers costs are valid for payment upon reservation. In case of payment on spot by client
a 15% surcharge applies”
(Cash box includes, depending on the destinations)
● Custom Taxes
● National park fees
● Tourist taxes and landing fees on the islands
● Mooring fees
● Possible re-fills of water, fuel, gas, fresh products
● Miscellaneaous : repurchase of broken crockery, lost fishing lines or lures, …
“The amount of BVI Dream Premium cash box is : 180 Euros per person, payable in cash on spot “
● + 90 days before embarkation : 25%
● 89 – 60 days before embarkation : 50%
● 59 – 30 days before embarkation : 75%
● 29 days and less before embarkation : 100%
All prices subject to change without prior notice.
“The shipowner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran offering the same conditions of
comfort and service”
Itinerary subject to modifications without any notice for technical and/or weather reasons