Sailing the British Virgin Islands on a Liveaboard Catamaran

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PLEASE NOTE: I'm doing another private charter in the BVI again in Nov.  if there are meet up people that would like to go in Nov, I could book the boat for another week.   Please feel free to contact me if you would like to go, if I get enough people i will make a posting.  No commitments require to contact me just checking on instrest

 

Next year trip will be the third or fourth week of june, we have a teacher, Robin who really wants to go so we are making the 2014 trip after school is out. So start planning ahead.

Note, we will be doing sailing charters all summer long to Put-in-Bay on my slightly small sailboat on lake erie.  contact me for more info.

Single 1 -Rick

Single 2 - Bill

Double 1- Lisa Rhonda

Double 2 eric +1

Double 3  Jess  Daniel

Double 4  Erica   KT

 

 

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 to pictures of the boat.

Cabins are Queen size beds. Each has it own bathroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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  • lisa m.

    Oh and did I mention $0.75 beers! ;)

    July 22, 2013

  • lisa m.

    I plan on being in a2 for the m&g thurs if anyone wants to come hang!!! :)

    July 22, 2013

  • Bill E.

    an overall fun time and fun seeing everyone, as always thanks Rob! No bull riding though Rick, just couldn't do it without you there to go first.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Thanks for an amazing time as always! ;)

    July 21, 2013

  • Rick

    I mean the mechanical one

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Rick

    Anyone ride the bull?

    July 21, 2013

  • Rick

    It was great seeing everyone and meeing Josh yesterday - hope we can do it again.

    2 · July 21, 2013

  • Rick

    Hi all, if the weather is good I'm planning on being there and looking forward to going to Put In Bay. I left a message for Rhonda to see if she wanted to car pool from this side of town. I was thinking of bringing some of that beverage in those silver and green cans. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Is there an address to meet at?

    2 · July 15, 2013

    • Rick

      I pick up Rhonda by 2 wso be there before 4. Thanks!

      July 20, 2013

    • lisa m.

      Got it

      July 20, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Can we go to the mechanical bull bar??? Puhleez!!!! ;D

    July 20, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Rick, jet express works. Note. You need to buy your return ticket when you get there. Last one is at one am I think. It sells out but sat night might not be to bad. I can pick you up on the way in.just got to take lake shore drive instead of 2 at the rest stop on 2. I should be there about 3:30

    July 20, 2013

  • lisa m.

    I bought a box of sangria and have solo cups! Am also planning on bringing my bathing suit so hopefully we can go swimming at some point! :-)

    July 19, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Ok so me, rob, kt, bill, and Erika for sure for sailing Saturday! :0) can everyone post what they plan on bringing so we don't end up with 2 tons of potato salad! Hehe! Like I said below I'm bringing black bean burgers and fruit! And I might make sangria if I have time! ;)

    July 15, 2013

    • Erika

      I'll bring potato salad

      July 19, 2013

  • Robert C.

    http://www.catawbamoorings.com­. slip 125 its to the left of the pool and building you come to. Got to teach at club I should be there by 400

    July 15, 2013

  • Bill E.

    I'm planning on going

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Everyone check in if you are going. So far me, lisa and Erica confirmed.

    July 9, 2013

  • Erika

    Saturday 20th, about 3pm or 4pm? Meet at Rob's boat. There are grills, pool, etc. And we could either sail or take a ferry over to put in bay.
    Rob, can you give the address pls? And is 3pm or 4pm good with everyone?
    Looking forward to seeing you all!!! Everyone, follow Lisa's lead and bring something yummy to eat! ;-)

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • lisa m.

      So are we doing 3 or 4 o'clock??? Ill probably be done with my am plans can probably leave my side of town around 1ish...

      July 9, 2013

    • Robert C.

      4 I have to teach a class in dexter at 12; 30 so 2 hour drive for me. Should be done by 2.

      July 9, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Note. Can sleep 5 on the boat. 1 double 3 single spots if anyone wants to make a night of it over at the islands. Or grab a hotel there. Already have a slip rented at middle bass island for Saturday night

    July 9, 2013

    • lisa m.

      Thanks for doing that rob! You Rock!!!

      July 9, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Does anyone wanna carpool from a2???

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Rick

    where? what time?

    July 9, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Ok I'm thinking of bringing black bean burgers and maybe some fruit. I also may make sangria...

    July 9, 2013

  • lisa m.

    I miss everyone and can't wait for the 20th! So super excited! :-)

    July 3, 2013

  • lisa m.

    So lets shoot for Saturday 7/20!!! :-D

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Erika

    I'm in...let me know which day u guys decide...hopefully I won't toss my cookies! LOL!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Robert C.

    I have to teach a class on sat. Noon. But if you guys wanted to carpool we could head down to my boat after that. Grills pool etc. Its about 1:45 away. And we could either sail or tske a ferry over to put in bay.

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Bill E.

    I'm pretty sure either day works for me as well

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Rick

    Hi - sounds like fun, and either day is OK but Saturday would be easier for me to prepare a dish. Where are you thinking?

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Ok so a couple of us were talking... what do you guys think about a picnic/ BBQ/ everyone bring a dish and byob type get together on 7/19 after work or 7/20??? That should be a fun thing to do so we all can enjoy this gorgeous weather together. Hang out. Bring a frisbee, volleyball, eat and drink...

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Thank you for a great time everyone! :)

    2 · June 21, 2013

    • Bill E.

      It was fun meeting up, hanging out, and then dancing! Next time let's pick a Friday or Saturday, where nobody has to go to work the next morning. ;)

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • lisa m.

    I'm here and gave the girl outside my name! Look for me! I'm wearing polka dots! ;)

    June 20, 2013

    • lisa m.

      Waiting at the bar! :)

      June 20, 2013

  • Robert C.

    ,just FYI. Roaming charges Verizon. $435 for those who wanted to know.

    June 7, 2013

    • lisa m.

      That's just cray, cray! :p

      June 10, 2013

    • lisa m.

      I paid $80 on top of what my bill normally is. Which I think was fair considering I turned my phone onto roaming for about 1/2 the trip and made a couple calls, some texts, and used my data... I have Verizon.

      June 20, 2013

  • lisa m.

    I'm off work early, if anyone wants to have a drink earlier than 730 lmk!!! :D

    June 20, 2013

  • Bill E.

    Katie and I have hockey from 7 to 8:20, we'll call when we get out to see where you guys are so we can meet up.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • lisa m.

    I can't believe it's been exactly ONE MONTH since I got home from one of the best trips EVER!!! Miss everyone to pieces and can't wait to see y'all tomorrow! #imsoexcitedandijustcanthideit

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Erika and I were also talking about doing a BBQ or picnic one day either after work or a weekend day! So come with some open dates and ideas of a park we can have it at! :^)

    1 · June 18, 2013

    • Robert C.

      Could always use the sailing club. Its in dexter grills and bathrooms

      1 · June 18, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Jess, ericka, Rhonda (hehe):

    5 or 10 Pole-Fitness and Fit Classes at PoleFIT Revolution (Up to 73% Off) 
    http://www.groupon.com/deals/po...­

    1 · June 15, 2013

    • Erika

      Hey Lisa! I would love to do these!!!, is there any deals in A2???

      June 17, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Ok everyone, Photo DVD are in the mail. you should have them by monday or tuesday at the latest. Let me know if anyone does not get theirs.
    Had a great time and hope we can all do it again.

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Erika

      Thank you Rob! U rock! :-)))

      1 · June 10, 2013

  • Rhonda

    thurs June 20. I'll be there cant wait!

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Got my CD! Happy dance!!! :D

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Erika

    Awesome pics..... And so much more!!!! ;))))

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • lisa m.

    Great pix! I wanna go again! I wanna go again!!! Lmao!

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • lisa m.

    I'll try to get some pix up this week... May have some time Thursday...

    May 21, 2013

  • Bill E.

    Everything was fun, even going in while mooring. And, my fish bite is healing nicely :) Not sure it could have been a more memorable trip!

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • Erika

    It was unbelievable!!! One of the best experiences ever! Absolutely loved it! Group was so awesome! Good times, good times.

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • Jess

    Fabulous

    2 · May 20, 2013

  • Erika

    Amazing experience with amazing people! Had a blast!!!

    2 · May 20, 2013

  • Bill E.

    ...and really fun salsa class! :)

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • Bill E.

    Fantastic people, unbelievable snorkeling, beautiful scenery, great sailing, incredible memories! One of the most fun trips I've been on! Thanks everyone, can't wait to share another one with you!

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • Rick

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for sharing an incredible week - looking forward to seeing you again on another adventure!

    3 · May 19, 2013

  • lisa m.

    An amazing trip with amazing ppl! Thanks rob for organizing!

    2 · May 18, 2013

  • lisa m.

    See everyone tomorrow!! Text me when you guys land so we can share a taxi! I land at 305

    May 10, 2013

    • Robert C.

      Jess missed flight bill, kadie, Erica and Rhonda are here already. Just FYI so you know who to look for.

      May 11, 2013

    • lisa m.

      Ok now there's a medical emergency on our flight! Ugh

      May 11, 2013

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