Ultimate Adventure: BVI
Next Trip: TBA
Meet: Bixby, TBA
Return: LAX, TBA
Cost: $2,500.00 + spending money
Initial Trip Information
The Ultimate Advneture to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is approximately two weeks of sailing in one of the best sailing areas on Earth. We charter a 50' sailing yacht from The Moorings and sail to the various islands of the BVI.
To qualify for the Ultimate Adventure, interested persons must pass both land and ocean tests on their sailing knowledge and abilities. We designed the trip and the training to provide each person with all they knowledge they need to sail the boat themselves.
A few notes on equipment: please don't forget to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. It is a constant 85°, with approximately 70% humidity. There is also a lot of glare from both the boat and the water. Getting a burn the first couple of days could make for a painful trip.
Also, don't forget to bring your snorkeling gear. I suggest you buy at least the mask and snorkel. Even though all of these are available on the boat, having your own makes it a much nicer experience (especially if you wear glasses). Ask any of our Caribbean veterans for some advice.
Below is our 2007 Itinerary. We will be making one major change for our next trip: we will be sailing to Anegada. This coral atoll, at most 28 feet above the surface and surrounded by coral reef, is located 15 miles off the coast of Virgin Gorda, making it beyond the visible horizon. However, the rewards for this extra bit of sailing are immense. Some of the best snorkeling grounds in the world, with over 300 ship wrecks and miles of reefs. And, the exquisite Anegada lobster dinner.
2007 Caribbean Itinerary
|Day One||Peter Island|
|Day Two||Day Stop: Wreck of RMS Rhone|
|Day Three||Day Stop: The Baths|
|Day Four||Bitter End|
|Day Five||Bitter End|
|Day Six||Day Stop: The Dogs|
|Day Seven||Day Stop: Monkey Point|
|Cane Garden Bay|
|Day Eight||Day Stop: Sandy Cay|
|Little Harbor, Jost Van Dyke|
|Day Nine||Soper's Hole, Tortola|
|Day Ten||Norman Island|
We had hoped to provide a map with links to our stops but time has run out and we could not found an appropriate map. We suggest using Wikipedia to locate the islands and Google Maps in hybrid or satellite mode to find our position. Hopefully for the next trip we will have wireless Internet access for daily updates.