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British Virgin Islands Taste of Paradise

 

Sample the ultimate Caribbean spirit

Sail the St Francis Drake Channel and experience the BVI like a local. Go on a tour and tasting at the Callwood Rum Distillery, the oldest continuously operating rum distillery in the Caribbean. Snorkel off Monkey Point, visit the legendary Bitter End Yacht Club and head to Cane Garden Bay for a final taste of paradise dinner.

NEW 2018 departure dates: 22 June, 16 November 2018

 

Highlights

Monkey Point’s dazzling coral reef

See another side of this cruising paradise 

Pusser’s painkiller party

Dine at Local BVI hotspots, including Bitter End Yacht Club

Visit the world's oldest continually operating rum distillery

 

 

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Sail with confidence as part of a group with a lead boat to help you get your bearings. If you can’t sail or would rather have a designated sailor take the helm for you, you can hire a skipper for the duration of your holiday. Remember to drink and sail responsibly!

Your Lead Crew
The Lead Crew is there to support you. They'll help you cast off each day. They'll then be there to help you when you arrive, guiding you into your guaranteed mooring.

Your Lead Boat
Onboard your Lead Boat will be a Skipper, Host and a Technician. Your flotilla skipper is fully certified and is responsible for the flotilla. They also hold daily chart briefings to help you make the most of your trip.

Your Holiday
There’s plenty of excitement to be had along the way too; the relaxed social scene includes Punch Parties, Beach BBQs and even an End of Week Regatta if you're feeling competitive! You can join in if and when you want to; it's your holiday so it can be whatever you want it to be.

*There will be an additional mandatory $300 Per Person "BVI Rum Flotilla Package." It is a “package” and the supplement is different.
 

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BVI Rum Itinerary

Spend a week exploring the historic tradition of Caribbean rum

Check out the itinerary below. Itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions as the flotilla will go where the wind takes you, literally.
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Friday — Wickhams Cay II, Tortola base

0 hr Sailing time
Latitude: 18.43882
Longitude: -64.60382
Your flotilla adventure begins at our base on Wickhams Cay II. This thriving marina town is the perfect place to provision your boat, get to know your new flotilla friends and meet the lead crew who will guide you through the highlights of the British Virgin Islands. Make the most of your time on shore before you set sail, stopping for island pastries and coffee in the marina café or heading further inland to explore Tortola’s mountainous, forested interior.

Saturday — Peter Island

5 Nautical miles 1 hr Sailing time
Latitude: 18.354646
Longitude: -64.571230
To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area. Awake early for pre-departure preparations (provisions, water, fuel) and a briefing to familiarise yourself with your boat. Sail round the corner to the renowned Deadman’s Bay and enjoy lunch aboard before setting off for your first stop: Great Harbour, Peter Island. Once you’re settled, join us at Oceans 7 Beach Club for a rum punch party to kick-start the flotilla.

Sunday — Virgin Gorda

Latitude: 18.497365
Longitude: -64.382619
Sail north towards the beautiful Virgin Gorda, and drop anchor for an early stop off at The Baths, a beachside formation of giant volcanic boulders that form secret pools, grottos and pathways on the south side of the island. Enjoy a picnic afloat as we sail onwards towards the famous Bitter End Yacht Club. We’ll hold a short briefing at 5:30 p.m. A special three-course meal with rum pairing will follow from 7pm-9pm in the Clubhouse, with fruit punch for the young pirates.

Monday — Anegada

(15 nm) 3-4 hours sunbathing, exploring, swimming
Latitude: 18.716643
Longitude: -64.332916
A little over 15 miles to the north of Leverick Bay, the island of Anegada awaits your arrival. Enjoy a prolonged spell of blue water sailing as you leave Virgin Gorda in your wake and cruise through the blue to this flat coral atoll. Sparsely populated and teeming with wildlife, Anegada is a must see for nature lovers. Visit the Salt Ponds to view Anegada’s resident flamingos, and keep an eye out for the rare ground iguanas that live only here and on Guana Island. Spoil yourself to fresh lobster and watch the sun set over the flat island.
Discover Anegada
Suggested lunch spots: Jump in taxi or rent a scooter to explore the islands. Two popular beach spots that also serve lunch are Loblolly Bay and Cow Wreck Beach. Don’t eat too much before the group lobster feast on the beach at Potter’s By the Sea for dinner.

Tuesday — Marina Cay

10 Nautical miles 2 hr Sailing time
Latitude: 18.461267
Longitude: -64.526241
To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area. Rise early and take on the guided morning trail hike. Once underway, you can choose to sail for the Dogs, or head to Marina Cay. We’ll hold a short briefing at 5:30 p.m. at the Marina Cay Hilltop Bar, before we host a Pusser’s Painkiller Party, beach games for the kids, and an enlightening lesson on the history of rum in the BVI.

Wednesday — Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

15 Nautical miles 2 hr Sailing time
Latitude: 18.425107
Longitude: -64.657786
To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area. Travel to Monkey Point on Guana Island for a morning of snorkelling in this dazzling coral reef hotspot. After lunch, sail to Cane Garden Bay for a tour and tasting at the Callwood Rum Distillery, the oldest, continuously operating rum distillery in the Caribbean. Following the tour, we’ll hold a short briefing at 5:30 p.m. at the nearby Elm Bar. Enjoy drinks and live music by the Elm-Tones, and a final BBQ and awards ceremony at this locals’ favourite.
Discover Cane Garden Bay:
Callwood Rum Distillery: Explore the world’s oldest continually operating rum distillery, and learn the fascinating history of the golden elixir beloved of sailors throughout the ages.

*Weather dependent; if inclement weather, the lead crew may switch days 6 and 7.

Thursday — Free sailing day

0hr Sailing time
To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area. Free day. Sail wherever you like. Visit Salt Island, the RMS Rhone, the Indians, or the caves at Norman Island. Norman Island is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. This being your last night aboard, you’ll be free to overnight at Cooper Island, Peter Island, Norman Island, or even the Sunsail Base
Discover: Norman Island
Suggested lunch spots: The Indians are a small archipelago of islets and one of the most popular dive spots in the BVI. Call here for lunch and dive or snorkel an underwater playground brimming with tropical fish species.

*Weather dependent; if inclement weather, the lead crew may switch days 6 and 7.
 

 

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