Captain Rusty Pete
Proposed Itinerary 1 - BVI
Saturday - Travel Day
Arrive at the ferry dock in Sopers Hole, clear customs and a taxi will transport you about a mile to the Sopers Hole Wharf and Marina (1) on the West End of Tortola where you will meet your Skipper and board the yachts. Sopers Hole Wharf and Marina, the original home of Blackbeard the Pirate is an excellent shopping and dining destination with its charming West Indian architecture. Spend the evening shopping at Flamboyance, the place for upscale cosmetics and a variety of perfumes, or visit The Sea Urchin for beach wear from sandals and sun dresses to island-print shirts and swimsuits. Harbour Market has a large selection of deli and gourment items as well as general provisions for chartering. Dine at the famous Pusser?s Landing which has dockside tables, live entertainment and an outdoor bar, and drinks, including the famous Painkiller drink. Sit upstairs for open air, elegant dining overlooking the harbor with a varied menu of local seafood, pub food, Old English dishes like their specialty Beef Wellington.
Sunday - Day 1
After breakfast, we will complete boat checkout and skippers briefing, then depart for a short sail over to the Peter Island where we will anchor at Deadman's Bay. Deadmans Bay has a gorgeous beach, rated as one of the world's ten most romantic. It sweeps along a mile-long crescent lined with coconut palms and seagrape trees. Later in the day we will move over to Great Harbor where we will pick up a mooring ball for the night.
Monday - Day 2
Head toward the Island of Jost van Dyke where we will stop at White Bay for a drink at the Soggy Dollar Bar (3) then pick up a mooring ball in Great Harbor (4) where Foxy?s hails for drinks.
Tuesday - Day 3
Head toward Green Cay and Sandy Spit (5) where we will anchor for the morning. Snorkel, explore the island or just layout on the beach before we navigate through the cut between the Camanoes to Marina Cay (6) for the night.
Wednesday - Day 3
Early morning sail around The Dogs and Mosquito Island to the Bitter End (7) where we will dock. Lunch aboard, the rest of the day is free to soak up the rays, rent any of the array of sports equipment at the Bitter End Resort and Spa, learn how to wind surf or take a relaxing massage. A single tank SCUBA dive is offered in the afternoon for the divers. Bitter End Yacht Club is the Caribbean's premiere luxury water sports resort, hosting family fun vacations, romantic getaways, and idyllic escapes for all. Bitter End is uniquely situated along a mile of shorefront on the protected waters of the North Sound. The barefoot elegance that characterizes this island outpost is why Bitter End is regularly hailed as one of the top full service resorts in the world.
Thursday - Day 4
Departure early for The Baths (8) where we will spend the day exploring the huge boulders and rock formations that have formed large caves and a massive tunnel that leads to Devil's Bay beach. Divers will meet the dive boats for a two tank dive on the wreck of the Rhone. The Wreck of The Rhone is one of the most famous dive sites in the world. Located off Salt Island, the R.M.S Rhone (Royal Mail Steamer) went down in 1867 in a hurricane. The Rhone lies on a reef in 20-80 feet and is awash in schools of friendly fish and is fully encrusted in corals and sponges. Moor the night at Cooper Island (9).
Friday - Day 5
Sail over to the Indians (10) where we will hook a mooring ball, grab a light lunch and snorkel the reef. A snorkeler?s paradise. You will be amazed at how many fish are in these crystal clear waters.. A short motor over to The Bight, Norman Island (10) where we will pick up a mooring ball for the night. Those not tired of snorkeling can dinghy over to Treasure Point where the underwater caves provide another excellent snorkeling opportunity. The floating restaurant and bar, The William Thornton, or Willy T?s provides and opportunity for dinner, drinks and dancing. For those wanting a quieter evening can visit Pirates Bight restaurant and bar, a great place to watch the sunset.
Saturday - Day 6
Head back to Sopers Hole (1) to the Voyage Base for a 10:00 am arrival where we will turn the boat back in and depart for the ferry back to St Thomas.
Note: Itinerary subject to change without notice based on weather and sea conditions or at the discretion of the skipper or flotilla leader.