Our BVI Sailing Itinerary continued from page 2
The Bubbly Pool of Jost Van Dyke
BVI Charter Day 5 - Guana Island, Tortola or Jost Van Dyke
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
. There are other more advanced dive sites on Guana as well. Click on the link above to read about them.
In the afternoon, you will face the most difficult choice yet. You may want to go to Cane Garden Bay
, the B-Line Bar
on Little Jost Van Dyke
, Foxy's Taboo
beside Diamond Cay
and the Bubbly Pool
(photo below) or White Bay
, Jost Van Dyke.
Given you have a limited amount of time if chartering for 7 days, you will have to choose one
and rule the rest out.
I suggest you read about all of your options before deciding which you might prefer. The weather will have a bearing on your choices as well, so be prepared with a plan B, depending upon what the weather is doing. If there are no waves on the north side of Jost Van Dyke, you can rule out the Bubbly Pool this time around.
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's always the choice between Quito Rymer and Foxy Callwood
of Foxy's Bar & Restaurant
in regards to entertainment. Decisions, decisions! Maybe you should let the weather (and swells, if any) make the choice for you. Sailing presents so many quandaries and I haven't even noted all
the different options!
BVI Charter Day 6 - Sandy Spit, Green Cay & Soper's Hole
In the morning, head over to Sandy Cay
, Sandy Spit
and Green Cay
for more great snorkeling and basking in the fabulous BVI sunshine. In the early afternoon sail on to Soper's Hole
to do a little shopping on Frenchman's Cay
Sailing into Soper's Hole, you will find several shops, restaurants and bars
. Now you are faced with yet another decision. Do you want to stay at Soper's Hole for the evening ... or do you want to keep sailing to Norman Island and spend your last night in the Bight for a roaring good time ... OR ... would you like to treat yourselves to a night out at Peter Island
Check the ferry schedules if planning to catch your flight home via St. Thomas!
The BVI ferry schedules can be changed without notice. Call the day before departure to decide which ferry your party will take. Whatever else you do while sailing in the BVI, don't forget you have to leave at some point! I've had more than one charter guest miss the ferry because "island time" had taken hold!
A Beautiful Sunset
BVI Charter Day 7
Seven days have flown by and you now understand why there is no way to see and do it all in just one week or even 10 days. Sadly, your sailing vacation in the incomparable British Virgin Islands is coming to an end and its almost time to head back to the charter base by 10:00 a.m. or earlier.
But first, if you have time, take that last swim or go snorkeling. When sailing back to the charter base, have someone below packing your bags and getting ready to disembark. Remember to remove all food items from the refrigerator and cupboards too and please don't forget to refuel and top up your water tank.
Call the charter base on the phone or VHF and ask them where they would like you to dock and on which side of the boat you should hang the fenders. After docking, base staff will want to conduct a debriefing. You can save a little time by making notes of any deficiencies or problems you may have had along the way.
All that's left to do now is visit the office to take care of any last minute details, confirm that your taxi is on the way to take you to the ferry dock or the airport, fly home ... and start planning your next fabulous yacht charter holiday.