Taylor Oppenheimer & Friends
Private Package includes: Private captain & First Mate, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, & up to 3 dinners, travel support
Option 1 - British Virgin Islands: Sun Odyssey 509 Monohull package for up to 6 guests
Option 2 - St. Martin: Bali 4.5 Catamaran package for up to 6 guests
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before proceeding with booking
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be captained and crewed by a captain and chef who are trained professionals, who are explorers at heart, with unique experiences and sailing backgrounds offering a variety of information and life experiences to your journey. They will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary that incorporates your unique group needs, interested, and desired activities.
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.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Since your group include cooking enthusiasts, we will cooridnate provisioning base on your menu. While we inderstand that your crew is game to tdo the cooking, count on your captain and first mate to offer a lending hand should you need it!
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
St Thomas Airport (STT) has the most affordable and frequent flights. After arriving at STT take a high speed ferry (~1 hour; approximately $35/each way - payable with cash or credit) from St Thomas to Tortola.
Beef Island Airport (EIS), take taxi to the marina base, approximately 30 minutes. This is the most direct route but typically more expensive.
Taxis are readily available outside the airport and ferry terminals. Crew will arrange your return taxi from the marina to the ferry or airport.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. Check BVI visa requirements for your nationality here. U.S. citizens are issued a tourist visa at the airport passport control for a $15 tariff payable in cash only (USD are accepted). Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return with at least 3 blank pages for visa stamps. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt of your visa requirements, please contact your Embassy for full details.
US Dollars and US travelers checks are used throughout the BVIs.
Visa and MasterCard are also accepted in most places.
ATMs can be found in Road Town, but it is recommended that you travel with the necessary cash. Travelers preferring to travel with travelers checks can cash them at most banks in Road Town.
The British Virgin Islands bask in a tropical maritime climate. Rainfall is moderately low for tropical islands. Scattered showers are common throughout the year, but all day rain is very rare. There is little seasonal variation in temperature ranging in the 80s during the day and the 70s during the evening. Brief rain showers can be frequent so please bring a light raincoat. Wind speeds vary throughout the year from 5-20 mph.
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.
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.
Innovative, spacious, bright, and sophisticated only begins to describe the exciting Beneteau 50.5. Designed by Berret-Racoupeau and built by Beneateau, she features a sleek coachroof, long side windows, a fully-integrated mainsail arch and all the ergonomic ease of detailed design to make the most of each area. Fitted with 4 main cabins and 4 electric heads, large salon and linear portside galley the 50.5 offers an abundance of interior space and comfort. Located forward is an additional cabin, accessed via a hatch, with berth and head. Plenty of opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation throughout the yacht. On deck, her spacious cockpit, foredeck and dual helm makes this yacht comfortable outside as well.
The Bali 4.5 has a unique cool feeling in the interior, due to the large, totally retractable windows, exceptional light and a panoramic view thanks to the numerous, large openings in the saloon. The sleek design and interior décor is arranged for living as you would at home.
Explore photos from our past journeys