A sample of what you can expect on your sailing vacation:
As soon as you arrive in Soper's Hole Marina, the breathtaking beauty of all the white yachts lined up at the dock, floating in the azure water under the Caribbean sun you know you have arrived and the anticipation of chartering your own private yacht for a week is finally over. Here you are!
You will be greeted by your crew and led to your magnificent home away from home on the water. Your chef will be waiting onboard with a cool tropical welcome drink so relax, cool off, and begin to unwind from your journey. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and sip your drink while your crew is stowing your luggage aboard. When you are ready they will show you to your private cabins. Feel free to relax, unpack your bags and settle in. Your vacation has finally begun.
While your chef adds the finishing touches to your first lunch aboard, put on that new bathing suit or a comfortable pair of shorts and join your friends back on deck for a sumptuous lunch. Dine on a light lunch of Shrimp Ceasar Salad with home-made, herbed Foccacia bread or Jerk Chicken with avocado salad and crispy noodles and maybe enjoy another cocktail of the day, while you chat with your crew and they get to know a little more about you.
Your Captain will take a few moments before you get underway to discuss some of the safety features and safe boating practices while onboard. As you are finishing up your lunch the crew will pull away from the docks and you are underway ready to explore Nature's Little Secret - the British Virgin Islands.
If you have ever wanted to learn a little about sailing, now is your chance, take a seat next to your Captain while he explains sailing and he may even let you take the helm. After a 1 or 2 hour sail you arrive in your anchorage for the evening.
After the yacht is secure you may want to go for a swim, snorkel around the boat or be tendered over to the shore to relax in the afternoon sun or search for shells. When you come back aboard your towels and another frosty cool drink await you. Your chef will prepare hot or cold appetizers, baked brie with plum compote or maybe Caribbean conch fritters.
Take a shower and change while the final touches are prepared on your gourmet dinner served outside in the light evening breeze. Tonight you may be dining on Fillet Mignon or seared salmon with seasonal vegetables and your choice of white or red wine selection from your chosen bar. After dinner you will want to save room for dessert. You may be served Bailey's chocolate mousse accompanied by after dinner liqueurs and coffee.
If you like a party atmosphere, you may wish to go ashore and take in some of the local flavor at one of the fun beach bars scattered throughout the islands. Whether its grooving to the steel bands or a performance of the dancing "Jumbies" on stilts, dancing all night to local live music or a walk the plank of the Willy "T" floating bar, there is something for everyone. You may wish to stay onboard, watch a DVD in the air-conditioned salon or prefer chatting with your friends and enjoy nightcaps out on the large trampoline under the stars before you make your way to your cabin for the evening.
Wake up to the smell of coffee brewing and a spread of tropical fruit, cereals, juices, and fresh muffins or croissants. Watch the sunrise or take an early morning swim. Your chef will be at work preparing a full hot breakfast of Eggs Benedict, French toast, or a frittata. Let them know if you enjoy a Bloody Mary or Mimosa with your breakfast.
After breakfast, it is anchors away and you are off to your next destination. Sail for a few hours to Virgin Gorda and catch a day mooring at the National Wonder - The Baths. There are paths and caves and snorkeling galore, climb to the top of the bluff and check out the magnificent view then stop in the shop at the very top and pick out some goodies to bring home.
While you are ashore the chef is working her magic for another lovely lunch onboard. You arrive back at the yacht and you are welcomed with a cool tropical "drink of the day". Relax and enjoy lunch and when you are finished you are off to your next destination for the evening. Along the way there may be time for a swim or snorkel, SCUBA dive or even throw the hooks in the water for some fishing.
After you reach your next destination you may want to explore the shops, go for a swim or relax on the boat and get in some of your summer reading. There also may be an internet café ashore for folks that want to stay in touch.
Meet everyone back on the boat, and yes, your chef is serving appetizers and sundowner cocktails while passing time until the next scrumptious dinner is served. Tonight you will dine on Duck or Rack of lamb with all the lovely side dishes and fantastic dessert - just as you would expect from a four star hotel. The beauty of this vacation is the hotel takes you to fantastic places each day.