Hello - We are leaving in a couple weeks for the LL Tortola trip Sorry if this is repetetive but I could not find information on sailing trips etc in BVI's Any great ideas would be appreciated restaurants, day trips - and sailing trips in particular Thanks in advance ...Funtimes
I'm off the the BVI's on May 18 for a bareboat sailing charter. Any specific information I can try to find out for you? Will you be on Tortola, Virgin Gorda or another island? Are you looking to do just day sailing trip or several days?
When you get to Tortola, contact The Moorings which is a boating club. The will have all the information and rate on Catamaran rentals, day trips, and overnight trips for you. The boat Isailed onfor the week was through them, they're very reputable. Have a great trip, Tortola is a great place !
Funtimes. Please read my blog under "Destinations", Caribbean, British Virgin Islands. From Tortola, I would recommend Patouche for a day sail trip. The couple that runs it is wonderful. You can check out their web site before you leave. (http://www.patouche.com/). They have a bunch of day sails for you. You really must visit Virgin Gorda for the day and experience "The Baths" Great snorkelling. I loved Peter Island. From Tortola, you can take a ferry right to Peter Island. If you plan to eat there (would recommend a meal there), they recommend that you have reservations. Bombas Shack in Tortola is another fun place to hang out and have drinks. (Picture of my husband snorkelling right next door to the baths. Check out the huge rocks in the water. Its alot of fun!)
Cruisinred. Hi. We are off to Anguilla on the 18th! Are you flying through San Juan? Will you be sailing to Anguilla? While in the BVI's can you check out for me Anegada and Jost Van Dyke if you will be there. Specifically the villas in Jost (Diamond Estates?) and Anegada (Cow Wreck Villas?) Also, if you stop to eat and enjoy, please share your feedback. We go to Virgin Gorda in September and will be visiting Anegada for the 1st time and don't have a lot of info. Also looking at going back and staying on Jost or Anegada in the New Year. Thanks!
Thanks one and all - We will be staying at Long Bay Beach on Tortola - LL tripand then Icis villas. Cruisinred if you have feedback on either one - beaches nearby - restaurants etc I'd appreciate it We leave May 26th ...Our anniversary trip! Yeah Thanks Bonneyjoy I knew you have been there before - We never went to Virgin Gorda hope to finally go this trip Each time (3) in St John we were just too happy and comfortable to go then St Kitts and Nevis - never went to Jost Van Dyke - or from St Croix either UNBELIEVABLE - often we are so comfortable that we only travel extensively on the island we are visiting at the moment Hope to explore other small day trips this time I'd love to go to the soggy dollar bar on jost Van Dyke and I've heard the baths are GREAT - hunky husband by the way!!! I acn't wait to hear of all these adventures Thanks to LL community ...Funtimes
Sorry for not responding more directly to your question.
Regarding the day sailing trip, I would definitely try to arrange something in advance before you leave, so that you will not be disappointed. The link below has information on several companies that do day sails.
(The Moorings are a great company for multi-day charters, but I don't think they do day sails)
If you really like to sail, there are some companies on this list that go across to Anegada (about a 15-20 mile sail). Anegada is very undeveloped (only a few small inns, no big hotels) and has what some Caribbean travel addicts consider to be the best beaches on the planet.
Yes, I will be going through SJU the morning of the 18th! What a small world...
Unfortunately, we won't have enough sailing time to make down to Anguilla, other wise I'd surely invite myself over for a rum punch or two. Have a great trip...I look forward to hearing about it.
WOW!!! What beautiful pictures Ican't wait! Thanks for the tip about Anegeda This sounds wonderful Lets correspnd after our trips - too bad we can no longer bring back loads of rum We used to bring back several bottles and make rum punch for our friends and family while viewing vacation pictures Rats - Travel guidelines have changed things. Take Care happy Travels ...Funtimes
Hi Cruisinred:. Maybe we will see each other going through San Juan on the 18th! I'll be the one with Luxury Link bag tags and tee shirt!!!(only kidding). Sorry you won't be sailing to Anguilla. Its not that far from the BVI's. We will actually be flying from San Juan to St. Maarten and then chartering Trans-Anguilla to arrive in Anguilla. Please check out some of the villas in Anegada and Jost if you have time. Thanks and great sailing!
Amazing that the Patouche is still in business. We sailed with them in the early 90ies from Tortola to the Caves and had a good time with plenty of time allowed at Peter Island for lunch and the Caves for snokling. Pastouche means "dont touch" in French and they meant it. I remember they were were restrictive where you could sit on the catamaran, especially after applying sun tan cream.... (they said sun tan cream yellowed the boat....) apart from that they made sure everybody got into the water at the caves for snorkeling, they even supplied inner tubes for non swimmers so they could get their face into the water to see the fish. They also had brought some bread to feed the fish and we had an abundance of fish all around us.
As to Bomba's Shack, it was a little too wild for us. Top less, bottom less, and all the trophees hanging from the roof all around the bar... (in the 90ies at least...) was not quite our style. Perhaps they cleaned up their act a little....
Cruiseinred, the Anagada pictures are great. We have been there too... A little further from the picture you showed there is another little place called the Lobster Shack which grilled fresh lobsters for about 10 bucks, they were wonderful.... Wonderful snorkeling and lovely, unspoiled beaches there....