VI Sailing Insider August 2022

VI Sailing Insider News

 

 

COVID-19 Updates:

EXCITING NEWS:

 

BVI COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted

Exciting news... as of July 15th the BVI entry protocols are now the same as pre-Covid!
 
This means you can travel to the BVI and back to the USA without needing a Covid test, or vaccination!
 
And to make it easy for you to get your BVI vacation planned now... we've put together a summary of crewed and bareboat yacht prices to help you get started. 
 
Let's start planning your BVI yacht charter vacation today!
 
 
Crewed Yachts Of The Month
 
 

In this month's Crewed Insider we are featuring four crewed Power Catamarans offering outstanding values - Andrea and Somewhere Hot in the 50'-60' range, and Jan's FeLion and Colette in larger sizes.

~Andrea~

 
Andrea is a beautiful 2022 53’ Leopard 534 PC sailing out of the USVI and offering comfortable accommodations for up to 6 guests with three spacious en-suite cabins, each with zoned, chilled-water air conditioning for personalized climate control. Queen sized beds are low to allow for guests to get in and out easily, and they have been oriented so as to allow for space to walk around the berth comfortably. Weekly rate $5,500/person with 6 guests (except Xmas/New Year).

Your All-Inclusive Charter on Andrea Includes:

6 Guests in 3 Queen Cabins
3 En-Suite Bathrooms
Full Air Conditioning
Water Maker and Ice Maker
Onboard WIFI
Kayak
Stand-Up Paddle Board
Snorkeling Gear
Floats & Tubes
2 underwater Sea Scooters for snorkeling
2 Underwater Snorkeling Cameras
Onboard Diving with up to 3 dives per charter.
 

~Somewhere Hot~

 
Available in the BVI, Somewhere Hot is a sizzling 2019 51' Leopard 514 luxury power catamaran with plenty “get up and go” and space to accommodate up to eight guests. Don’t waste time getting to the next bay... this baby will allow you to see more and do more during your charter. There are four air-conditioned queen staterooms, each with its own bathroom. With six separate lounging areas, the boat has ample space to spread out even when fully loaded. Weekly rate $2,844/person with 8 guests (except Xmas/New Year).
 

Your All-Inclusive Charter on Somewhere Hot Includes:

8 Guests in 4 Queen Cabins
4 En-Suite Bathrooms
Full Air Conditioning
Water Maker and Ice Maker
Kayak
Stand-Up Paddle Board
Snorkeling gear
Fishing gear
King-size Float & Tubes
13' Dinghy 40HP Outboard
 

~Jan's FeLion~

 
Jan's FeLion is a 2018 Lagoon 64 powercat now available in the British Virgin Islands. This beautiful and spacious yacht is 64' in length with a 33' beam, and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 queen cabins with en-suite bathrooms. The large windows allow guests a full view of the blue Caribbean water. There is a surround sound system in the main salon, cockpit, and flybridge. Weekly rate $5,000/person with 6 guests (except Xmas/New Year).
 

Your All-Inclusive Charter on Jan's FeLion Includes:

8 Guests in 4 Queen Cabins
4 En-Suite Bathrooms
Full Air Conditioning
Water Maker and Ice Maker
Onboard WiFi
Apple TVs in each Stateroom
Kayak
Stand-Up Paddle Boards
Sea Scooter
Snorkeling Gear
Fishing Gear
Floats
Large Floating Dock
16.3' Dinghy 90HP Outboard
 

~Colette~

 
Colette is a sleek 2019 luxury Lagoon 630 power catamaran available for charter in the USVI. Boasting impressive open spaces and remarkable comfort, she can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests sleeping in 4 deluxe cabins with en-suite bathroom facilities making her ideal for families and couples at the same time. Weekly rate $5,000/person with 6 guests (except Xmas/New Year).
 

Your All-Inclusive Charter on Colette Includes:

8 Guests in 4 Queen Cabins
4 En-Suite Bathrooms
Full Air Conditioning
Party Central with a Bar
Ice Maker
Kayak
Stand-Up Paddle Boards
Sea Scooters
E-Foil (electric surf board)
Snorkeling Gear
Fishing Gear
15' Dinghy 60HP Outboard
 

Captain Only Insider:

No Sailing Experience? Hire a Captain!

You do not need to know how to sail to enjoy a yacht charter vacation. You can hire a captain to do the sailing for you, leaving you and your family or friends time to enjoy a relaxing hassle-free vacation!

And the captain can even assist you in deciding on an itinerary and discovering all the best local spots!

Learn More About Captain Only Charters >>

 

We are excited to introduce Rate Sheets by Charter Company & Destination to our website. In addition to our Search & Compare Feature, this is another insightful tool to assist you with your charter planning.


These Rate Sheets are a more modern version of the rate sheets from our previous website, which were very valuable to our repeat clients. You'll find a complete overview including:

  • Yacht name, age, make & model
  • Number of cabins & heads
  • Features highlight: A/C and water maker
  • Season date ranges & prices
  • Mandatory extras
  • Specials

The British and US Virgin Islands Rate Sheets are ready for your access, and the rest of our worldwide destinations are coming shortly.

Start Exploring Bareboat Rate Sheets >>

 

Contacting our Bareboat Charter Experts is the most efficient way to save time & money!

(941) 966-9387 or bareboats@visailing.com

 

Exclusive For VI Sailing Clients:

Cruising Guide Book, Planning Chart, Dive & Snorkel Charter, Online Vacation Planner!

News & Events:

The British Virgin Islands August Festival is back and running through August 5th!

If you're chartering in the BVI's, stop by and experience this unique celebration. During the festival, the BVI showcases the culture and history of its people in grand style with extravaganzas of local and international music, pageants, food fairs, rise & shine tramps (early morning street dancing), parades of colorful costumes, gospel celebrations and folklore presentations. Activities will include the “traditional festival” lineup in Road Town, Carrot Bay and East End. You will enjoy attending shows at the Road Town Village, Rise and Shine Tramps, Carrot Bay cultural activities and aquatic sports events.

BVI Festival

Image courtesy of https://caribbeanevents.com/event/bvi-emancipation-festival/

Fun Names On The Water! 

Every month we are going to share with you our favorite, witty or fun boat names in the charter fleet!

For August, this Foxy Lady will provide plenty of Shenanigans for a boatload of Ships and Giggles.

Foxy Lady is a spacious and luxurious 2011 Lagoon 620 available for charter in the British Virgin Islands. This 62' crewed catamaran has 4 queen cabins and 4 bathrooms and is the perfect size to accommodate up to 8 guests. The wide surface area on the deck and flybridge offers plenty of space to relax, and both the salon and cockpit are roomy enough to seat everyone comfortably for meals. There is also a large 16' dinghy for shore excursions and watersports fun.

 
Step aboard Shenanigans for a British Virgin Islands bareboat sailing vacation you will never forget. 3 double cabins and 2 bathrooms allows for up to 6 guests. This 2018 Lagoon 380 has plenty of space both inside and out and will make you feel at home on the water. This catamaran is great for anyone looking for a fun, luxurious and comfortable bareboat vacation.
 

You will be giggling with anticipation as you tour the Moorings 5800 crewed catamaran, Ships and Giggles. With a spacious, split-level floor plan featuring two cabins opening to a forward cockpit and four cabins below (all with private en-suite baths), this 58’ catamaran provides a luxurious crewed sailing getaway for up to 10 guests. Relax in the sun or shade in the forward cockpit as you cast your gaze towards your destination or entertain your whole party in the aft cockpit during delicious meals. You can also feel the wind in your hair has you take in the view from the flybridge. This yacht, exclusively designed and built for The Moorings, provides an unrivaled sailing vacation experience.

Sailor's Cocktail Recipe Of The Month
~ Limoncello Citrus Sangria ~

Few things tempt the morning taste buds quite like a white wine sangria. Popular within the yachting community, this is a great drink that can be enjoyed any time of year and in any weather! The minimal preparation should be simple for anyone in the galley to handle.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Pink Grapefruit
  • 2 Lemons
  • 750 mL bottle of chilled white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is recommended)
  • 1-1/2 cups Limoncello
  • 3 cups sparkling water or bubbly


Instructions:

  1. Slice the orange, grapefruit, and lemons into quarter-inch slices.
  2. Combine the white wine, sliced fruits, and Limoncello in a pitcher.
  3. Refrigerate or put on ice for at least a few hours. Ideally, the sangria is left to soak overnight.
  4. Feel free to garnish with the sliced fruit from the pitcher.
Limoncello Citrus Sangria

St. John - U.S. Virgin Islands

 

Not every island in the Caribbean is the same. Some of them have sugar-sand beaches and other fantastical elements that are typical of a tropical paradise. One of the three major U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John, fulfills that bill. This tiny island is packed with some of the best that the USVI has to offer.

Since the Virgin Islands National Park occupies two-thirds of the island, one of those bests focus on eco-travel activities, and with the creation of the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument in 2001, the island's surrounding underwater habitat has even more environmental protections. As a result, an unspoiled paradise exists with countless opportunities to engage with nature on land and at sea.

Throughout the entire year, St. John enjoys a wonderful blend of mild temperatures and enchantingly cooling trade winds. Highs during the day are often in the low to mid-80s, while nightly lows are typically in the low 70s. You can always find a ton of entertaining things to do in St. John, no matter what time of year you visit.

The enjoyment of the island's numerous unspoiled beaches is often at the top of the list. The most well-known bays are Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay, and Trunk Bay, and for good reason.

The breathtaking seascapes that line these coasts are the kind that everyone envisions when picturing Caribbean beaches. However, don't underestimate less well-known beaches like those that line Jumbie Bay, Leinster Bay, Honeymoon Beach, Francis Bay, and Salomon Bay.

A second favorite activity would be hiking. There are more than 20 hiking routes crisscrossing St. John's 20 square miles. Many of them are considered low to medium impact trails and some are less than three miles long. However, they all lead to incredible historical sites or natural wonders that are worth exploring.

One such historical site, commonly referred to as the petroglyphs, offers a unique glimpse into the Taino Indians, one of the region's original occupants. At the base of a waterfall situated deep within the Reef Bay valley, ancient tribal carvings that date back hundreds of years are embedded in a rock wall. For the full effect of this magical location, try to hike out here after a nice rain. Hikers also traverse the ruins of four sugar estates from the colonial era as they make their way out to the petroglyphs along the Reef Bay Trail. This provides insights into another period of St. John's historic past.

Not all of St. John's favorite pathways, though, are found on dry land. For instance, Trunk Bay's Coral Reef Underwater Park Trail introduces snorkelers to the island's vibrant underwater habitat and the many coral and fish species that snorkelers may come across are described on a number of signs throughout the trail.

Bareboat and crewed catamaran charters alike escape to this tropical getaway for days to enjoy the stunning beaches, water activities, peaceful sunbathing and picturesque views.

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