Virgin Island Yacht Charter
Catamaran Good Medicine is perfect for 6 guests in 3 queen cabins
she is fully air-conditioned. Each cabin has her owner private toilet,
private shower and wash basin. Good Medicine enjoys picking guests
up in St Thomas United States Virgin Islands.
Arrival: Your captain meets you at the giant American
flagpole at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook at 12 noon. You depart
immediately from Red Hook to Leinster Bay for lunch. Or you can have
lunch on board at Red Hook, but better in Leinster Bay.
After lunch, we'll depart for Leinster Bay, St. John. The bay is well-protected
and quite comfortable (a glassy calm anchorage). The snorkeling is
excellent, and there is an interesting walk ashore on a trail leading
to the 300-year old Annaberg Sugar Mills. The Park Service has beautifully
restored these ruins. The cruise to this anchorage is awesome because
it was donated to the U.S. government by the Rockefellers and has
been kept as a park, so it looks just as it did 1,000 years ago with
no habitation. Very pretty indeed.
Enjoy a refreshing morning swim while breakfast is being prepared
Afterwards, we'll depart St. John and enter the beautiful British
Virgin Islands. You would be crossing an international boundary
to Soper’s Hole, our point of entry. Your captain will prepare
all the forms/passports and take them to the BVI Customs and Immigrations
office, while the ladies shop and the men relax under an umbrella
enjoying a tropical drink. Fortunately, your presence is not required
for the customs. After lunch, we cruise toward Norman Island and
the Bight. Often referred to by the locals as “Treasure Island”,
legends of Norman Island are resplendent with stories of buried
pirate treasure! If there is enough daylight, we will dinghy around
to Treasure Point. It is known for the “caves”, a great
snorkel spot. Also in the Bight is a floating bar, "The William
Thornton”, which was christened in 1966. Handy, too, is a
popular beach bar known as "Billy Bones”. For those with
a lot of ambition, try the somewhat challenging hiking trail up
to Spy Glass Hill.
Cruise to Pelican Island & The Indians for a snorkel stop. There's
a fun tunnel for brave snorkelers to explore! Afterwards, we'll
cruise to Marina Cay, a tiny picturesque island surrounded by a
beautiful reef. This island is just what you and I imagine: coconut
palms, white beach and crystal-clear warm water. Rob and Rodie White
settled on the island right before World War II. You may visit the
home which they built and have a drink at the spectacular Sunset
Bar. There's also a Pusser’s Company Store stocked with their
nautical and tropical clothing, unique accessories and gifts. We'll
show you two super snorkeling spots, or you can try some water sports
like knee boarding or waterskiing
Today we cruise to the famous Bitter End Yacht Club in the North
Sound of Virgin Gorda. We can make a lunch stop at one of the islands
along the way. Christopher Columbus named Virgin Gorda because,
from seaward, it resembled a full-figured woman lying on her back.
Maybe he had been at sea too long! It was once the capital of the
BVI's and now has a population of 3,000 people. For your one night
ashore, you may want to consider dining at the Bitter End or have
a very elegant meal at Biras Creek. This is a wonderful area to
stretch your legs and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It's truly a
“world-class” resort; the view from the restaurant has
three different sea views where you can see two different oceans
the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The other sea view from
your table is of the North Sound Bay. I cannot imagine a more gorgeous
view anywhere else in the world.
This may very well be your most favorite day of the vacation!! Today
we're going to the Baths. Located on the southwest tip of Virgin
Gorda, the Baths are a most unusual formation of large granite boulders.
Where the sea washes in between the huge rocks, large pools have
been created. Shafts of light play upon the water, creating a dramatic
effect. The adjacent beach is white and sandy with coconut palms
and excellent snorkeling. You'll enjoy the easy 20-minute trail
through the Baths over to Devil’s Bay. Only one other place
on the planet, the Seychelles Islands off the coast of Africa, is
similar to the Baths. Miss this and weep.
You may wish to take a cab from Gun Creek and do a magnificent
drive over the 2,000 hills to the Baths, where your yacht can be
waiting to meet you and cover the Baths with you. The fare is $10
per person round-trip, and the driver is yours for the day. All
of our guests really enjoy getting to see this beautiful island.
The view from this magnificent ridge at the top of Virgin Gorda
is 2,000 feet above the surrounding sea and is breathtaking. The
driver will drop us at the Baths and we usually ask him to pick
us up at 3:00 or 4:00. We'll lunch at one of our favorite spots,
“Mad Dogs Bar and Grille”. There's a beautiful view
of the Sir Francis Drake Channel on one side and the Caribbean Sea
on the other. It's also world-famous for their BLT (bacon, lettuce
and tomato) sandwiches. It's all very inexpensive and lots of fun!
You'll need to wear your swimsuit and a cover-up or T-shirt and
shoes that can get wet and don’t forget your underwater camera.
We will bring the snorkeling gear, a beach blanket and a few towels.
Your captain and crew will be available as your guides; but you
may wish to go on this excursion by yourselves. Either way, you
will have a marvelous time!
Today we head for Jost Van Dyke. We can make a lunch stop at Sandy
Cay, the postcard-picture perfect little deserted island that you
may have all to yourself! Jost Van Dyke is known for its 1,000-foot
high peaks. We will anchor in Great Harbor, near Foxy’s Tamarind
Bar and Grill at the eastern end. Over the years, Foxy's has become
an institution for cruising boats and has been named the “Number
3 Place to Be” in the world for every New Year’s Eve.
Foxy and his wife Tessa have hosted the Wooden Boat Regatta for many
years. You will not want to miss hearing Foxy sing his calypso ballads
from 4-6pm, and Tessa has a fantastic gift shop open until 6pm with
lots of native-made gifts and goodies. If we arrive on a Friday or
Saturday night, you may want to spend your one night ashore at the
restaurant enjoying the bountiful buffet. The fish that is served
is guaranteed to be very fresh - usually only 3 hours old! Roasted
chicken and barbecued ribs are served alongside Caribbean rice, salads,
tropical fruits, vegetables and freshly- baked breads. What a super
feast, no shoes required! The band starts around 8:30pm and plays
until 11pm. It’s a wonderful way to end your dream vacation!
After departing Jost Van Dyke about 10:00am for a
sail back to St. Thomas, we hope you'll remember to fill out our
guest book and comment sheet. We have truly enjoyed having you onboard
and look forward to your next visit!!! HAPPY DAYS WITH US!!!
Enjoy nature’s little secrets, which Captains named Peter
Pan land for adults.