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Sailing the British Virgin Islands on a Liveaboard Catamaran

http://www.meetup.com/a2adventurers/events/83200892/

Go to the above link for more info and to sign up DO NOT SIGN UP HERE.

Trip is MAY 11th to the 18th. Airfare is about $360 right now with Spirit Air out of Detroit Metro, St Thomas Airport is code STT

ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT LOOKING FOR A FEMALE TO SHARE A CABIN.

WE ARE ONLY DOING THE ONE WEEK NOW.

Single 1 -Rick

Single 2 -bill but willing to share if needed. contact him.

Double 1- Lisa Rhonda

Double 2 eric +1

Double 3 Jess Daniel

Double 4 Erica NEED A SINGLE FEMALE NOW, WE HAVE 3 FEMALES FOR 2 CABINS LOOKING FOR A 4th FEMALE

Link to pics from last year. http://www.meetup.com/a2adventurers/events/31960252/

Robert, one of our members, and a USCG certified Captain will lead us on a sailing adventure across the Beautiful British Virgin Islands! The boat will leave in May on a saturday.

Living on the boat, swimming, snorkeling, playing on unspoiled uninhabited beaches, relaxing under the stars at night, or partying it up at some of the best bars in the Caribbean are all possible on this trip.

Link Below is to pics of the boat, cabins have queen size beds. Boat is 42 feet long and 24 feet wide, tons of space.

http://www.fairwindsailing.com/index.php/sailing_charters/virgin_islands_sailing_charters/leopard42

There are 4 double cabins available for $2000/cabin ($1000/person) for the week.

There are 2 single cabins available for $700/cabin. Note these units are way small more someplace to store your stuff and you will need to sleep on deck or out on the trampolines, which 2 people did the last trip.

What's included?

Everything except Airfare, alcohol, shore purchases and a tip for your captain. All food, water, taxes etc on the boat is included. You'll need to get yourself to the BVI's and back. (If you watch on Spirit, airfare for $300-$500 is possible once it becomes available).

A deposit of half of the cabin is due December 1st, the rest, April 1st. You must have a passport.

PLEASE SEE THE EMAIL LINK ABOVE FOR MORE DETAIL INFO IN THE PLANNING EMAIL

The money you are paying will cover the cost of the boat, the food we buy for the boat and all the uptine taxes we pay for sailing over there. The only cost to you are for any alcohol ( I can not provide due to liability reason on my Capt. license) Last year we sorted out in the group who was drinking and 8 people went in on a pool and bought tons of alcohol. I think the bill worked out to like $80/pp and they drunk a lot, and left like 4 bottles on the boat. You will also need to pay for your airfare, transport on any of the islands we visit along with any food on the islands and a tip for your capt if you so chose.

Note: they require a $1000 cash deposit from me when renting the boat, which i will pay, this covers any damage to the boat and or broken items, This means if you break it you pay for it, this includes driving the dingy (small boat we use to get ashore) you smash it you buy it. Note with all the partying I make it my job (since I don't drink) to get everyone to shore and back when they are done, so feel free to drink away. Also if you lose something on the boat ( like the parts to the coffee pot when you were cleaning it overboard) "andrew" they billed me for it. And everything in the islands cost more (stove top coffee pot $76 ) That got billed to me a week later.

I take full respond ability for the boat itself even if someone else is helping.

I will do a large amount of the cooking, so if you have any special request let me know. Note meat is WAY overprice down there. Last year we flew a cooler in as someone checked baggage and filled it full of frozen meat from here.

All the food is paid for that we eat on the boat. Any on shore food and all alcohol are up to you. We will go over the menu more when we narrow down the group.

We fly in on Saturday, I most often fly in on Friday and get the boat ready, deal with the charter company and buy food, the group flys in on Sat, and 99% of the flights get in about 3 pm into St. Thomas Airport. The group can meet up and when you walk out of the Airport there is a line of "taxis" Large vans, you tell them you want to go to Red Hook Marina. Last time I was there it was $20 a person, The island Government sets the rates so no one gets ripped off.

Depending on what everyone wants to do and if they will let me keep the slip for the night, we will either leave about 6 and go just a few miles and drop anchor or if we can keep the slip, everyone will have a chance to go buy all the rum you can drink LOL and any last items you may want. the grocery store is within walking distance.

we will then head up the main channel and with some good sailing we will make it to Leinster Bay, some of the best snorkeling in the islands and the world, we will stay the night there.

http://www.stjohnbeac....


The next morning we will motor over to Soper's hole in the BVI and spend and hour or two there checking into the county and clearing customs, I will need everyone's passport and a few forms and I will hit the government office to take care of this will everyone else has to wait on the boat. We can then move out of there or if anyone wants after we clear in hit the shore and look around. Not many stores mostly a charter starting port for the BVI. When we leave there we will head down to Norman Island, home of the famous Willy T's http://williamthornto...

From here on over the next few days we wing it, its all about the weather and waves will be where we visit, we don't want to have a poor evening if the waves are rolling in on us. Some of the places we will be visiting: The soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dykehttp://www.soggydolla.... Foxys's bar also on Jost Van Dyke http://www.foxysbar.c....

After the group gets formed up we can go over what we want to do and plan the trip from there.

We will need to clear back into the USA on the following Friday in St. John, everyone will need to report for that, We will get back in at Red Hook the following morning at 8-9 am most flight leave out of St. Thomas around 3:30 or so. You are welcome to stay saturday night if you wish but will need to get a hotel room for it. Something we can talk about after we get the final group together.


I hope to hit a party area one night and then the next we will be in a nice beach area for a little rest and then onto the next party area, but this is up to the group, it's your trip so we will go where you want to go.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd feel more comfortable if I had attended one of your local events first. This sounds pretty awesome.

    February 10, 2013

  • Robert C.

    looks like we are leaning to a meet up next sunday the 10th if anyone want to go.

    February 1, 2013

  • Robert C.

    We can make you for you. Let me touch base with the other ladies and see what I can put together.

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am very interested in taking the other female cabin, but I haven't met anyone who is going yet. Is there a pre-planning meeting or anything where I might meet some of the folks who are going?

    January 31, 2013

  • Lynn K

    What a great trip! I have sailboat raced down there the last 11 years.... A tip for anyone going---- alcohol is REALLY cheap at the STT airport when you land. Buy your favorites there.

    January 23, 2013

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  • Robert C.
    Sailing Coordinator, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

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