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Family Sailing Caribbean

Trip type: 
Family - Sailing
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
Max group size: 
12
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Americas, USA | 9 days
Trip code: 
ISFS
New
Family Holidays | Min age 5yrs
What's included: 

Transport - Yacht

Accommodation - Hotel (1nts) Yacht (6nts)

Meals - 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches

Trip Highlights: 
Sailing between paradise Islands
Snorkeling in warm clear waters
Swimming amongst incredible rock formations
Beach fun
see full itinerary >>
Trip Highlights: 
Sailing between paradise Islands
Snorkeling in warm clear waters
Swimming amongst incredible rock formations
Beach fun
see full itinerary >>
What's included: 

Transport - Yacht

Accommodation - Hotel (1nts) Yacht (6nts)

Meals - 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches

Trip Overview: 

Does your family love the sun, to swim and snorkle or relax on the beach? Then sailing through the setting of Robert Louis Stevendon's famous novel, Treasure Island, is the Family Adventure for you.

Itinerary: 
Day
1

Tortola

Fly to Tortolla. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and check in. You will spend a night in the hub of the British Virgin Islands, made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island before you start your sailing adventure tomorrow.

Hotel (1nt)

Day
2

Norman Island

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 you will be ready for some refreshment and a bite to eat at "The Pirates bight

Yacht (6 nts) (Bx7 Lx6)

Day
3

Peter Island/Salt Island/Cooper Island

You proceed to Peter Island, setting anchor at Dead Man's Bay where you 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.

You 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, you sail to Cooper Island where you moor for the night. The Cooper Island Beach Club has a very nice restaurant and bar.

Day
4

Virgin Gorda/The Baths/Gorda Sound

One 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!

You 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.

Day
5

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 you set sail for either Trellis Bay, Beef Island or Marina Cay, south east of Great Camanoe and west of Virgin Gorda.

Day
6

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 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.

Day
7

Sandy Spit/Green Cay/Soper's Hole

In the morning, you head over to Sandy Cay or Sandy Spit and Green Cay for great snorkeling and basking in the fabulous British Virgin Islands sunshine. In the early afternoon sail for Soper's Hole, Tortola.

Sailing into Soper's Hole, you 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.

 

Day
8

Tortola

You head back to the charter base at Tortola, arriving around noon. Those on group flights will transfer to the airport and fly home.

Island Sailing

Cruising at a relaxed pace between these idyllic islands is a fabulous nautical adventure - each island has it's own unique aspects to discover. Childhood stories come alive with scenes from Treasure Island and many pirate tales will nodoubt be told. There is plenty of time for exploring ashore, snorkelling in clear warm waters, enjoying the beach and relaxing on board. You will dine ashore in the evening and enjoy the laid back vibe of these islands.

All Aboard

This trip is accommodated on board a yacht of between 48ft to 52ft. A typical 52ft yacht for 10 travellers is equipped with 5 twin/double share cabins, 3 shared bathrooms and 2 showers. This is a real sailing trip - you will be escorted by a qualifed skipper and your family can join in with as much or as little of the sailing as you wish.

Our Family Sailing Carribean Paradise  trip is just one of our many Americas Family tours. To find out more visit our Americas holidays page.