Caribbean power yacht

Welcome to St. Thomas and Our Delight charters

We are so pleased to have you join us for a sailing adventure in the Caribbean! Here is a sample itinerary of our week. Please keep in mind that nothing is "written in stone"

and it is you who select when and where to go

Arrival Your Captain meets you at the airport on arrival and escorts you to Our Delight

Day 1 After lunch, we'll depart for Leinster Bay, St. John. The bay is well protected and quite comfortable. 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.

Day 2 Enjoy a refreshing morning swim while breakfast is being prepared. Afterwards, we'll depart St. John and enter the beautiful British Virgin Islands. You will be crossing an international boundary to Soper's Hole, our point of entry. Captain Bob will prepare all the forms 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 motor toward Norman Island and the Bight. Often referred to by the caribbean locals as "Treasure Island", legends of Norman Island are resplendent with stories of buried pirate treasure! If there is enough daylight, we will dingy 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.

Day 3 Motor to Pelican Island & The Indians for a snorkel stop. There's a fun tunnel for brave snorkelers to explore! Afterwards we'll motor to Marina Cay, a tiny, picturesque island surrounded by a beautiful reef. Rob and Rodie White settled on the island right before World War II. You may visit the home that they built and have a drink at the spectacular Sunset Bar. There's also a Pussers 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 water skiing.

Day 4 Today we motor 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.

Day 5 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 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 choose to board the complimentary shuttle at 9 or 10 am at the Bitter End Yacht Club to ferry across the North Sound to Gun Creek where a cab will be waiting. The fare is 10 dollars 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 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 guide; but you may wish to go on this excursion by yourselves. Either way, you will have a marvelous time!**

Day 6 Today we head for Yost 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 1000-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 was been named the "Number 3 Place to Be" in the world for the millennium. 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 4-6 pm and Tessa has a fantastic gift shop open until 6 pm 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 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 and no shoes are required! The band starts around 8:30 pm and plays until 11 pm. It's a wonderful way to end your dream vacation!

Day 7 After departing Yost Van Dyke about 10:00 am for a motor 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 DELIGHTFUL DAYS WITH US!!!!!!!!