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.
Collective Package includes:
• 7 nights aboard a hand-picked, beautiful, modern sailboat • 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 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days unabashed adventure and epic memories...
Option 1: British Virgin Islands - Boat: Dufour 450 Grand Large Monohull
Option 2: Grenada & The Grenadines - Sun Odyssey 449 Monohull
Option 3: Grenada & The Grenadines - Bali 4.0 Catamaran
Airport for British Virgin Islands: St Thomas (STT)
Airport for Grenada & The Grenadines: Grenada (GND)
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!
Tom Robinson cut his teeth on the traditional tallship HMS Bounty where we worked his way from deckhand to third mate on the esteemed vessel in the days before its fateful demise. A knack for taking on complicated projects and seeing them to completion brought Tom to New York City and a life of building really big things. Still, he finds time in his big city schedule to set to sea with the Sailing Collective to share his love of all things sailing with the lucky few who voyage with him.
Though a land lover for most of her life, Eva grew up with a love and an appreciation for the ocean, growing up next to the Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. Active both in water and on land, Eva frequently enjoys rock climbing, hiking and backpacking, skiing, and scuba diving. Her greatest love, however, is food. After earning a BA in Cultural Anthropology at Colorado College, Eva got a position in a professional French restaurant in Washington, and hasn’t stopped cooking since. Now, she combines her love of food with her passion for traveling, photography, and writing. For years now, her dream has been to cook on boats internationally, and is excited to bring that love and creativity to the Sailing Collective.
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. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/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.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
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, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
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.
We celebrate the New Year at the world famous Old Year Night put on by the one and only local legion Foxy's. Jost Van Dyke becomes the attraction of the Caribbean for the night with local vendors coming from all over the West Indies selling local foods and drink to celebrators walking down the beach. It is one night you will not forget with live music, amazing food, and great dance! Named for an early Dutch settler and former pirate, rugged scenery and colorful folklore make up Jost Van Dyke. With fewer than 300 inhabitants, it measures just four miles by three, with the highest point at 1,054 feet and has been home to Arawak Indians, Caribs, Dutch, Africans and the British.
The Dufour 450 Grand Large combines a sweet performance hull and rig with a classic yacht-style interior.
Benefiting from the most recent innovations, the Sun Odyssey 479 has inherited the best qualities of the line. Created by the Philippe Briand design cabinet, her elongated hull lines and moderate freeboard lend the Sun Odyssey 479 an attractive aesthetic and deliver an exceptional performance at sea. This 15-metre sailboat (48’), available with three to four cabins, offers the perfect balance between performance, on-board comfort and ease of handling.
The BALI 4.0 enjoys an extraordinary amount of natural light. The large retractable windows bring an unequalled freshness into the saloon as well as a panoramic view. The many hatches in the hulls ensure exceptional natural ventilation. Its technical equipment will satisfy the most exacting sailors, and then for the most exacting cook, forward is the latest generation fitted galley allowing you to cook with a sea view.
Explore photos from our past journeys