ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics, Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
Option 1: Grenada & The Grenadines | Lagoon 45 Catamaran 2019 model
Option 2: British Virgin Islands | Lagoon 45 Catamaran 2019 model
Option 3: British Virgin Islands | Lagoon 52 Catamaran 2019 model
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (Kosher options)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with breakfasts, lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course days of unabashed adventure and memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
Born and raised in Key West, FL, Capt. Lilly has lived her life surrounded by saltwater. With over 20 years of boating experience, Lilly learned to operate her own boat - navigating it through the narrow channels and over the shallow waters of the Florida Keys backcountry years before she could drive a car. At 15 she sailed from Key West to Boston. Lilly is an avid angler and free diver, loves to surf, hike, and explore the many gifts Hawaii has to offer. In her lifetime of experience on the water Lilly has matured into a skilled boat handler with an emphasis on the safety of her crew and passengers, and a gift for sharing her love of the ocean. After graduating from the University of Florida, Lilly moved aboard a 125-ft gaff-rigged schooner that she crewed seasonally from Key West to Boston. In the Caribbean, Lilly worked with a fleet of boats including large catamarans and schooners. She has managed the fractional ownership business SailTime and the American Sailing Association School in Virginia Beach, where she maintained, operated, and taught sailing aboard a fleet of boats. She currently holds a 100-ton GRT Master Captains License with Sail and Tow endorsements and her teaching certification through the American Sailing Association.
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach. biglittlenyc.com/flannery IG: flannerykk
• International: American Airlines, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, British Airways
• Regional: Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Conviasa, Liat, Sunwing, SVG Grenada, the spice island of the Caribbean, lies at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands. Just a short hop from neighboring Carriacou, Petite Martinique and St. Vincent, this untouched island offers a true taste of the Caribbean.
Onshore, this rolling mountainous island is home to natural parks and tropical rainforest with hidden waterfalls that cascade into clear shimmering pools of water. In fact, one-sixth of Grenada’s landmass is made up of preserved parks and natural wildlife sanctuaries. More than 40 picturesque white and black sand beaches are spread across Grenada’s coastline, some of which have been voted the world’s best.
Lapped by tropical turquoise waters, try as hard as you might, you won’t be able to resist taking a dip as soon as you arrive at Sunsail’s base in Port Louis Marina. Pristine reefs, colorful coral gardens and untouched sunken shipwrecks surrounding the shores make for irresistible snorkeling and scuba diving.
Do not book flights departing before 2:00 pm on the last day of the trip.
Option 1: Fly to Tortola’s Beef Island Airport (EIS) and take taxi to meeting point in Tortola.
Option 2: Fly to St. Thomas (STT) and take a ferry to Tortola. For this option, you will need to take the ferry to Tortola on Saturday afternoon as there is NO SUNDAY MORNING FERRY.
Wheatley Taxi Service
Approximate taxi fare to the base from Beef Island airport is $24 Local Mobile 284.496.5120, Office 284.494.3357
As schedules often shift, we highly recommend calling the night prior to your ferry to confirm departure times. Do not rely solely on the posted schedules. The last ferry leaves St. Thomas at 4:30 pm.
Ferries depart from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and arrive at the Road Town Ferry Terminal in Tortola.
Road Town Fast Ferry
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $35
Toll free 866.903.3779, Local Office 284.494.2323 tortolafastferry.com
Native Son Ferry
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $35 Local Office 284.495.4617 nativesonferry.com
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $40
Local Offices - St. Thomas 340.775.7292, Road Town 284.494.4454 smithsferryservices.com
Arrive in Road Town, Tortola via Beef Island Airport or by ferry from St. Thomas by 5:00pm to meet your captain and your fellow passengers at the marina location. Relax by the pool as everyone settles into island time, feel the sun and lounge under the palm trees while the paradise sets in. There will be plenty of time to get situated into your sailboat and make last minute provisions and shopping before we depart the following morning.
There are few places like Marina Cay. The flower covered, eight-acre island is ringed by a soft, white sand beach. The island is nestled in a sheltered, emerald green, lagoon whose shallow waters are always calm and lukewarm. It is the ideal place for snorkelers to enjoy the colorful fish and sea life that inhabit the coral reef and the lagoon. The quiet lagoon and reef make Marina Cay the ideal place for vacationing families with small children who desire a natural, safe, watersports environment. Likewise it is a wonderful place for those wishing to learn to snorkel and scuba dive. The island is also home to an award winning Pusser's Restaurant specializing in seafood and cuisine of the Caribbean.
Virgin Gorda Spend the morning in the famous Baths on Virgin Gorda's western coast, enjoy the most beautiful beaches of the Virgin Islands and spend the morning snorkeling throughout the crystal waters. Sail north past Spanish Town and The Dog Islands to the north side of Virgin Gorda Islands and anchor in the famous North Sound just past Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island. Go ashore to rent Lasers and Hobie Cats for an afternoon of dinghy sailing or take a hike to Gorda Peak to view the best sunset in all the islands. This evening we cook aboard before going ashore to the happening the Bitter End Yacht Club
Sailing due north to the BVIs flattest island, Anegada will appear out of the ocean about 4 miles from our end destination. Anegada is one of the BVIs largest and flattest islands with the highest point only 30 feet above sea level! This unique island is perfectly lazy and beautiful, recently voted one of the top beaches in the entire Caribbean by The New York Times, there will be plenty of opportunity to experience the Anagada way of life by enjoying a rum cocktail along white sand beaches. In the evening a lobster BBQ dinner will be prepared for one of the most authentic Caribbean meals in all the islands.
Jost Van Dyke
Departing Anegada westward for our longest sail yet, we will enjoy a beautiful sail along Tortola’s north coast. Arriving in Jost Van Dyke by the afternoon, we will pick up a mooring in Great Harbor and enjoy our last boat cooked meal of the trip. The famous Foxy’s Bar has live music and claimed to have the best traditional BVI rum drink, the Painkiller.
Wake up early to motor to the nearby Sandy Cay for an amazing morning at the BVIs primer uninhabited islands. Take a nice walk around the parameters of Sandy Cay or lounge on this idyllic beach and take in the palm trees and blue Caribbean water. Setting sail to Norman Island, we will take up mooring on the west side of Norman Island where we will spend our last night at the infamous Willy T’s Restaurant, this floating bar/restaurant/boat is a must for BVI visitors.
Cooper Island Beach Club is set on the pristine shores of Manchioneel Bay, on the northwest corner of the island. The beautiful surroundings, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters are perfect for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. Relax on our unspoiled island and make friends with the local wildlife. Golden sands, palm trees and turquoise waters. Discover some of the best dive and snorkeling sites in the world: Our beach is renowned for amazing snorkeling and at its southern-most tip, Blue Tang, Queen Angelfish and schools of Sergeant Majors congregate at ‘Cistern Point’.
Bequia is a vibrant island with plenty of Caribbean life with rum shacks and restaurants along the waterfront of Port Elizabeth full of vibrant colorful wooden buildings with just the right idyllic Caribbean vibe. In the harbor we’ll buy locally caught red snapper from locals in long wooden skiffs and go ashore for the local fair with conch fritters and locally catch such as mahi mahi. Restaurants: • L'Aubergine des Grenadines • Whaleboner
Mustique was bright to the public eye by Lord Glenconner, a British aristocrat who purchased the island of Mustique in the late 1950s. During the 1960s, he turned the island into a highly desirable holiday destination for a small group of British aristocrats.This is a secluded getaway for folks like Mick Jagger, the Hilfiger’s, Prince William and others. Photography on this island is highly discouraged as measures to prevent paparazzi from taking hold along the beaches. Restaurants: Basil’s Bar Beach Café The Cotton House The Veranda
The Tobago Cays are a cluster of several small islands that are of the most spectacular in all the Caribbean Islands. Set as a national marine park, the Tobago Cays are filled with white stand beaches, turtles, and spectacular snorkeling close to the shore. Romeo, a local ‘boat boat’ as they call the local waterfront caretakers has become famous around the island, often dinghying up to the sailboats as we arrive selling fresh lobsters. We’ll spend the day snorkeling and in the protected sea-turtle lagoon. We’ll dine on the boat enjoying the natural Caribbean all around us.
MAYREAU & UNION ISLAND
Clifton and Ashton are the two main towns, largely known as a world famous kiteboarding destination, Union Island has a bustling harbor with a simple beachfront with a variety of inns and restaurants. The Anchorage Yacht Club is a favorite for boaters in the area with catch of the day and other BBQ dishes. Happy Island in the center of Clifton Harbor is man made island of conch shells. We’ll dinghy up and enjoy this afternoon rum shack island one of the most unique islands you’ll ever step barefoot on. The smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines is incredibly tranquil. With no airstrip, the only way to travel to the island is by boat. Picturesque beaches and bays dot the shores and inland you'll find a friendly village with a quaint old church.
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.
The Lagoon 450 has everything you could want in a cruising boat: Incredible performance under sail, wide open deck space for lounging, and an incomparable comfort in the saloon and the cabins. The wide hulls of Lagoon 450 offer comfortable cabins with larger floor space than other catamarans of the size. An airy saloon contains an open concept modern galley (kitchen) and comfortable seating all with stunning panoramic visibility of the natural beauty that you came for. The aft deck is covered by a hard top bimini so that there is always plenty of breezy shaded space for lounging when you are taking a break from the sun drenched foredeck. Up front the netted "trampoline" between the hulls is the ultimate place to enjoy this boat under sail with the sun beaming down and the water rushing below you.
Everything about the boat seems spacious, but the flow from the wide aft cockpit to the roomy main saloon, and from there down into the accommodations and staterooms, is natural and intuitive. In other words, it may be a very large vessel, but it still feels accessible and inviting. This is a fast sailing boat that you will remain comfortable in the whole time!
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