Here comes the boom
Life sounds pretty good when your biggest problem is deciding which deserted island to sail to next, but this isn’t a strange far-off mirage. Just whip out your swimsuit and coconut oil and set sail to paradise with an Intrepid Sailing trip. Whether you are a Captain Jack Sparrow or a Gillian-esque sailor, you are sure to discover the beauty and tranquillity of this fabulous archipelago. Island hop, snorkel or hike around the fascinating small islands, or simply relax with a concoction of rum and fruit juice while basking in the Caribbean sun.
Day 1 - Tortola - Norman IslandYour adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 2pm on Day 1. The meeting point is Dream Yacht Charter office located at Maya Cove in the East end of Tortola.The first stop on your British Virgin Islands sailing itinerary is an easy reach to The Bight at Norman Island. Stop off at "The Caves" for a leisurely snorkel in our warm Caribbean waters. Norman Island and The Caves, became famous as the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, "Treasure Island".
By the time you reach Norman Island, chances are your crew will be ready to visit the William Thornton Floating Bar & Restaurant. The "Willy - T". The Willy - T Bar and Restaurant is a lively spot and well known for their local drink called the body shot which will surely get you started for the night. Have a great evening and wind down from your flight! Tomorrow you'll be sailing the British Virgin Islands.
Day 2 - Peter Island, Salt Island & Cooper Island
We proceed to Peter Island, setting anchor at Dead Man's Bay where we can enjoy a lovely swim at this world class beach. Grab your snorkel gear and check out the sea grass beds right below your yacht. With any luck, you will spot a sea turtle or two, lazily snacking on the sea grass. Turtles are harmless and easily spooked by curious humans, so please keep your distance and let them dine in peace.We also explore Salt Island. There's a natural salt pond located inland and a very tiny settlement of British Virgin Islanders who used to collect sea salt. Unfortunately, the last remaining resident, Norwell Durant, passed away in 2004. Salt island is home to the Wreck of the Rhone and is a favourite dive site. The Rhone was a British Royal Mail steamship which foundered during a hurricane in the British Virgin Islands in 1867. The British Virgin Islands and the Rhone were made famous in 1977 as the location for the movie, "The Deep". This is an interesting wreck and much of the Rhone can still be clearly identified.For the evening, we sail to Cooper Island where we moor for the night. The Cooper Island Beach Club has a very nice restaurant and bar.Breakfast | Lunch
Day 3 - Virgin Gorda, The Baths & Gorda SoundOne of the most awesome sights to behold when sailing the British Virgin Islands are "The Baths" at the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. There are conflicting theories as to how these incredible rock formations were created. Some say The Baths were a result from a meteor shower, others say it could be from volcanic activity. There appears to be some evidence of lava flows which could have happened centuries after a meteor shower. OK, so The Baths are just a pile of "really big rocks" on a beach but when sailing up to them, you'll understand why they are such a highlight. They really are simply magnificent!We sail to Gorda Sound in the afternoon, where you will find several restaurants and beach bars to enjoy. Here is also a good place to stock up on our supplies.Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4 - Gorda Sound, Beef Island & Marina Cay
Spend a day in the North Sound, swimming and enjoying the surroundings, the island is gorgeous, go snorkelling or rent a Hobie Cat at the Bitter End Yacht Club and have fun. In the afternoon, depending on weather we set sail for either Trellis Bay, Beef Island or Marina Cay, south east of Great Camanoe and west of Virgin Gorda.Breakfast | Lunch
Day 5 - Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke Is an awesome place to go for a hike or just chill out on the beach sipping a cocktail swinging back and force in a hammock. Foxy’s Bar and Restaurant is a must. It is very famous for all the musicians that have played there in the past and they still get some well know musicians playing there now.Breakfast | Lunch
Day 6 - Sandy Spit, Green Cay & Soper's HoleIn the morning, we head over to Sandy Cay or Sandy Spit and Green Cay for more great snorkelling and basking in the fabulous British Virgin Islands sunshine. In the early afternoon sail for Soper's Hole, Tortola.Sailing into Soper's Hole, we will dine at the Jolly Roger Restaurant. The restaurant has great food and is the perfect place for us to spend the last night together looking back on a wonderful sailing trip.Breakfast | Lunch
Day 7 - Tortola
We head back to the charter base at Tortola, arriving around noon. You are free to depart from this trip after 12pm on the last day. If flying out tonight we suggest not booking a flight departing before 6pm to allow for any delays returning to Tortola.Breakfast
What to Know
• expert English-speaking skipper throughout the tour
- International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, trip kitty, tips and items of a personal nature.
WATER SAFETY AT SEA: Travellers that are able and confident swimmers will be able to enjoy swimming & snorkelling off the boat, but please always note the skipper's advise and instructions on when and where to swim and what precautions to consider. Travellers that are not able to swim are certainly welcome on this trip, but you will be required to wear a life jacket when we are sailing.
Trip Dates and Prices
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