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.
Boat Lagoon 42 Catamaran with 1-Master Suite Cabin, 2-Double Cabins (2019 model) | Total cost: $16,400
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef
• 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 days of unabashed adventure and memories...
50 percent due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world. With multiple certifications in wilderness emergency medicine, he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without compromising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Lauren Gerrie was born and raised in Southern California and moved to New York City 16 years ago to pursue her life as a professional dancer and artist. During college, while serving and cocktailing in restaurants and bars all over lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, she began to explore her deep love of cooking and the unique world that is the service industry. After working and training in Tuscany she returned to NY and began a creative culinary company with her best friend Flannery called bigLITTLE Get Together. She has competed and won on CHOPPED and CHOPPED CHAMPIONS and in 2017 returned to the show as a guest judge. Lauren recently resigned after almost seven years from her role as Marc Jacobs' private chef. She is a partner and pastry consultant for CERVO'S restaurant in the Lower East Side. She continues to work as a private chef and as a food writer for Paper Magazine, Domino Magazine, Furthermore, Counter Service, and other kick ass culinary & lifestyle publications. When Lauren isn't cooking she teaches an all levels adult dance class called MOVES, is a dog mom to her crazy pup Boot, and can be seen biking all over the city.... usually with a back pack of groceries! @laurengerrie
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. British Virgin Islands sailing vacations are one of the top choices among sailors for a terrific and memorable Caribbean adventure.
• Option 1: Fly to St Thomas (STT) and take a 60 minute ferry from St Thomas to Tortola. There will be a taxi upon arrival to take you to the marina where you will be greeted by your crew.
• Optoin 2: Fly direct into Beef Island (EIS), Tortola
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 raincoat 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.
20% is industry standard in yacht charters and split evenly between Sailing Collective crew.
Payment can be made via cash, check, PayPal, venmo, bank wire
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. We can choose to dine at the CocoMaya Restaurant, renowned for its gourmet local fare, and visit the sunken sculptures that Sir Richard Branson donated to create an artificial reef off Mountain Point.
Sailing due north to the BVI's outer reef island, Anegada will appear out of the ocean about 4 miles from our end destination. Anegada is one of the BVI's largest islands but the highest point is only 30 feet above sea level! This unique paradise 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 opportunities 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: this small 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 a delightful downwind sail, we will enjoy a beautiful journey 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 music and dancing on a sandy main street next to the dinghy dock. White Bay, home to the Soggy Dollar Bar, has festivities in the afternoon. Rr for a more adventurous day; hike into the bubbly pool, where waves crash through a natural canyon into a perfect swimming basin awash with bubbles.
Setting sail to Norman Island, we will settle in pirates bight where Blackbeard famously hid from the Spanish fleet. From here you can snorkel the treasure cave and hike the uninhabited island to a spectacular sunset vista.
The Lagoon 42 is the sublime successor to the best selling 421.Italian design legends Nauta have created stunning curved wood finishes which deliver supreme elegance and outstanding functionality. Defined by sleek curves and a ground breaking single level cockpit… this boat offers limitless possibilities for an enviable on water lifestyle.
Explore photos from our past journeys