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.
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 7 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...
Solo Cabin | $3200 | 2 available
Double Cavin | $5200 | 2 available
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before proceeding with booking
The Virgin Islands, better known as the Virgin Islands, are comprised of over 20 islands surrounding Tortola. As one of the top sailing destinations in the world, the VIs are idyllic in nature, with hidden alcoves on hardly inhabited islands to the classy old world yacht clubs, the BVIs is a perfect getaway vacation fit of all adventures alike.
Meeting Point: TBA after boat selection
Meeting time: 6:00 pm at the front desk lounge area. If you arrive after 6:00 pm, ask the front desk for the names of the Sailing Collective boats. Look for the Sailing Collective logo on our captain, crew and boat flag - we will be waiting for you. If you arrive early, you can keep your luggage at the front desk and enjoy the marina amenities.
Day 1: After everyone settles in aboard, we dine ashore for our first outing of the journey. We will sleep aboard the sailboats at the marina and depart the next morning after orientation detailing safety aboard and boat features.
NOTE: The evening of Day 1 and the morning of Day 2, passengers will be able to purchase any alcohol and beverages for the week as well as any last minute personal provisioning.
Please note that the last ferry from St Thomas to Tortola is 4:30pm and service times are subject to slight changes and delays. Please make sure your flight arrives in St. Thomas before 3:30 pm Day 1 of the journey.
Do not book flights into of St Thomas landing after 3:30 pm on Day 1, or departing before 2:00pm on the last day.
Wheatley Taxi Service
Approximate taxi fare to the base from Beef Island airport is $24 Local Mobile 284.496.5120, Office 284.494.3357
As schedules often shift, we highly recommend calling the night prior to your ferry to confirm departure times. Do not rely on the posted schedules. The last ferry leaves St. Thomas at 4:30 pm.
Ferries depart from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and arrive at the Road Town Ferry Terminal in Tortola.
Road Town Fast Ferry
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $35
Toll free 866.903.3779, Local Office 284.494.2323 tortolafastferry.com
Native Son Ferry
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $35 Local Office 284.495.4617 nativesonferry.com
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $40
Local Offices - St. Thomas 340.775.7292, Road Town 284.494.4454 smithsferryservices.com
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.
Accepted Forms of Payment: 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.
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.
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.
Magens Bay - St. Thomas
Druif Bay - St. Thomas
Trunk Bay - St. John
Charlotte Amalie - St. Thomas
Christmas Cove - St. James Island
Coral Bay - St. John
Leinster Bay - St. John
Jost Van Dyke - BVI