Wes Fuller & Friends
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.
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 5 days unabashed adventure and epic memories...
British Virgin Islands
Option 1: Nautitech Open 40 // Up to 6 guests
Cost: $12,326 // Per Cabin: $4,109
Option 2: Lagoon 400 S2 // Up to 6 guests
Cost: $13,465 // Per Cabin: $4,488
St. Martin / St. Bart's / Anguilla
Option 1: Helia 44 // Up to 6 guests
Cost: $12,074 // Per Cabin: $4,024
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!
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are comprised of more than 25 beautiful jewels set amid the sheltered, turquoise waters of the central Caribbean Sea. Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Anegada are the major isles of the archipelago. The smaller islands, many splendid for day or overnight visits, add to the varied mix of tropical pleasures, which can be as laid-back or as active as desired during a British Virgin Islands yacht charter. White-sand beaches, luxury waterfront resorts, sailor-friendly bars and upscale restaurants, chic boutique shopping, snorkeling and scuba diving on coral reefs teeming with sea life, it is all the perfect blend to create a delightfully rejuvenating experience under sail on a private luxury yacht. British Virgin Islands sailing vacations are one of the top choices among sailors for a terrific and memorable Caribbean adventure.
St. Martin / St. Barths/ Anguilla
Consisting of three main islands: Anguilla, St Barthelemy, and St Maarten; the northern leeward islands offer amazing sailing to pristine islands. Marine life lives here in an abundance that is thanks to an extensive marine eco park system that keeps the coastline and the reefs unspoiled.
The smallest territory in the world divided between two nations, France and Holland, this sail offers a cultural tour between islands that feel like worlds apart despite being so close. From the pristine and deserted beaches of Anguilla to the finest gastronomic restaurants of St Martin and to the exciting night life of St Barth, there’s something here for everyone. With more than 100 nationalities on less than 25 square miles, St Maarten is a unique island that deserves her nickname: the friendly island.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Not included in provisioning package: Soft Drinks, Alcohol, Wine, Beer, etc.
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
US Dollars and US travelers checks are used throughout the BVI. ATMs are limited on the island. We recommend arriving with cash in hand in Tortola. The only ATM in Tortola is in Road Town. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted in most places.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style.
Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, so bring a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
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.
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 Bitter End Bar.
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.
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 snorkelling sites in the world: Our beach is renowned for amazing snorkelling and at its southern-most tip, Blue Tang, Queen Angelfish and schools of Sergeant Majors congregate at ‘Cistern Point’.
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 pickup 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 near by 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.
Simpson Bay Lagoon
Leave from Simpson Bay Lagoon which is a beautiful big estuary housing boats from all over in one of the most protected anchorages around. Take a short sail to Marigot – capital of the French side and become familiar with your yacht (2 hours). Spend your first night at anchor in Marigot where you can browse the world famous Creole market and enjoy a lively evening atmosphere.
Road Bay, Anguilla
Depart Marigot and escape to the beautiful island of Anguilla ( 3 hours sail). Going ashore in Road Bay you can wander the sandy streets between beach bars and visit the historic salt pond that formally employed almost everyone on the island. Anguilla is laid back and buetiful so let yourself slip into the pace of island life.
Prickly Pear Cays
It’s about 5 nautical miles from Road Bay out to Prickly Pear Cays, part of Anguilla’s marine park. These tiny islands are a good lunch stop in settled weather for a swim or snorkeling on the reef. We anchor off the south side of East Prickly Pear at the west end of the cay. Seabirds nest in the craggy cliffs, a pristine white-sand beach fringes the cay, and the colors of the ocean are dazzling. Take the dinghy ashore to the north side of the island, enjoy a stroll, and listen to the “whistling rocks” as they seem to sigh with the rhythmic wash of the gentle waves. Another five nautical miles back to the main island will take you to scenic Crocus Bay, just north of Road Bay, where we will anchor for the night.
From Anguilla’s Crocus Bay, we set a course to take you along the north coast of the island on a downwind sail, and head up once we are past Blowing Rocks for the sail east to St. Martin. Our destination is Grand Case. Every Tuesday night between jan 21st and march 30th is a “harmony festival” and the main street is closed and filled with people and good food. Sit down for a nice dinner and watch the people parade by or join the fray and sample amazing street food as you go.
Once we leave Grand Case we will head southward from St. Martin to one of the prettiest locales in the northern Leewards, St. Barts, which is officially known as St. Barthemey. On the way, we will stop for lunch and some snorkeling at the privately owned Ile Fourchue, a small, hilly isle off the coast of St. Barts. In Gustavia we’ll clear customs into our 4th country in five days and go ashore to a little Paris in the Leeward Islands. Gustavia has proper french markets with fresh baked pastries and bread.
After morning coffee in Gustavia we’ll sail to Ile Fourchue marine park where we snorkle and ounge on the beach all day, watch a stunning sunset over the ocean with dinner, and spend the night surrounded by nature at anchor.
Simpson Bay Lagoon
Take an early start from Ile Fourche and sail down to Simpson Bay to catch the bridge into the lagoon the last morning of sailing will be take us through the waters of a marine park that is teeming with life and offers the possibility of seeing whales and dolphins as well as many seabirds and turtle species.
The Nautitech Open 40 is innovative, modern, fast and powerful. This beautiful boat is versatile, combining speed, comfort, and class. This concept comes to redefine the concept of space thanks to its compactness and to its modularity.
The Lagoon 400 S2 boasts plenty of room and comfort for life aboard. Cabins and interior living spaces are filled with natural light while the expansive deck space will beckon passengers outside at all times of day. Speed offered with a smooth ride makes the Lagoon 400 S2 a perfect choice for Ocean and Coastline sailing.
“Helia”, meaning sunshine in Greek, is a bright name for the brilliant new Fountaine Pajot catamaran. The designers have achieved a level deck to walk between the cockpit and the saloon, which opens up to give a true al fresco ambience to the saloon at anchor, and terrific communication and conviviality between the saloon, cockpit and helm position under way. The helm position is unique, in the way that it is both part of the cockpit, and part of the upper deck, which enables the skipper ( and two others) to sit at the helm, with unhindered 360 degree vision, whilst at the same time, being connected with the crew and activity in the saloon and cockpit. Next to the helm position is a sun deck, which makes for very sociable sailing. Forty four feet long, over twenty four feet wide, the Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 boasts 4 double cabins, 4 heads and showers. Fast and comfortable under sail, the Helia boasts impeccable design and comfort.
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