Agent Martina Reznick Option June / July 2017
Private Charter Package - 7 nights:
Option 1 • June 24th - 2017 Saba 50' Super Premier Catamaran package for 9 guests w/ 5 double cabins
Final All-Inclusive Cost: $28,111.60
Option 2 • July 1st - 2015 Lagoon 520 Premier catamaran package for 9 guests w/ 5 double & 1 single cabins
Final All-Inclusive Cost: $28,111.60
Breakdown: captain and chef: $273 per day per crew member • boat and incidentals: $16,196 • Crew min gratuity (10%): $2,555.60 • Advanced Provisioning Allowance (any balance is given back to client at the end of the week): $5,000
Chef will create a custom menu based off dietary restrictions and preferences. Captain will design an itinerary after consulting directly with the guests and will include travel concierge, restaurant reservation service, and responsible for additional activity arrangements at the guests' request.
APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance): The amount is held by the captain and chef, at the end of the journey, the crew will itemize the expenses and return whatever funds were not used. Average provisioning cost for a one week journey is $2,000 with alcohol averaging from $500 - $1,000. Your crew will discuss the menu and style of comforts your group wishes to include.
50% deposit due at booking, balance due 90 days before journey.
Captain Kirk Robinson has always been an incredibly active person both on and off the water. Growing up between Antigua and Jamaica- he spent his early life training to be a professional soccer player. After going on to represent Antigua internationally he came back to the sea where he most loved to spend his time. Kirk started his sailing career as an Engineer with Sunsail working mostly in Antigua and the British Virgin Islands. He travelled to Panama in 2005 to receive his training to become a licensed Captain. For the past 11 years he has been sailing around the BVI and the Caribbean Sea working independently as Captain Kirk.
Cynthia’s appetite for culinary art began while she was living aboard her sailboat cruising the Caribbean islands. She started sharing her love of food when she moved to St. Thomas and started selling vegan creations called “Happy Cakes” to coffee shops and commercial contractors. On island, she became known for her spontaneous approach to baking, gifting loaves for holidays and bringing passion fruit cupcakes to parties. Her desire for knowledge and a deepening of her yoga practice attracted Cynthia to Guatemala where she completed her RYT200. She then went on to Southeast Asia where she studied and lived among locals, learning native healing traditions and food techniques in Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia. Cynthia’s adventurous spirit propels her creative energy. Whether she is sailing the caribbean, cooking as a private in home chef, or teaching Yoga on paddle boards, Cynthia’s passions all unite with the same purpose, connection to Earth. Her approach is authentic and rustic; real food from the earth prepared with transparency, keeping nutrients and flavors alive and vibrant.
Taylor Collins grew up sailing the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. He spent his childhood racing Lasers and crewing on Defiance, a C&C 35, and Scorpio, A Creekmore 36. After earning a Masters in City Planning from the University of Arizona, Taylor relocated to New York City and quickly immersed himself in the sailing scene. As as sailing instructor, Taylor has introduced many New Yorkers to the sport of sailing and regularly leads charters in the Caribbean. Taylor is one of the original Sailing Collective captains and has sailed with The Sailing Collective in many locations worldwide. He is a certified diver and a fantastic vacationer. When not sailing, Taylor tends bar at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Walter Foods and works on his trucks and motorcycles.
Sidney is a professional photographer specializing in lifestyle, travel, food, and culture. Raised in Paris ’til the age of 14, Sidney now considers Brooklyn, home. After completing her an undergraduate degree in religious studies and comparative literature from, she attended the Portfolio Center Graduate Profram in Atlanta where she hearned her MFA in photography and developed her skills as a visual artist in photography. Ten years later, she is grateful to live her dream as a photographer, traveling the world and working with the best people in the industry. Porfessional clients include: American Airlines / BonAppetit Mag / Food Network / Patagonia / Martha Stewart / Stella Artois / Times Inc.
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 provisions each boat with local foods and produce from the region. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef 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.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time.
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.
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 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 Anegada 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 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’.
The Saba 50 has enormous living areas making it ideal for extended cruising ventures and entertaining family and friends. The spacious saloon is accessed via an extra-wide entry door that seamlessly integrates the indoor and outdoor spaces, and features new skylights plus a spectacular panoramic window that encases the saloon and provides exceptional views and natural light. The L-shaped galley overlooks the saloon and cockpit, and boasts an abundance of storage space, a 190 litre fridge with draws, and is adjacent to the convenient forward-facing chart table. The Saba 50 has been designed with multiple relaxation areas including a luxurious 12.4m2 upper lounge deck that is equipped with a chaise lounge and two sunbathing decks. The generous cockpit features a large lounge, extra sofa, dining table for 12 guests, and there is also an option for a huge sunbathing lounge on the fore deck.
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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