Amazing Voyage in Tortola Aboard 8 People 41ft Sailing Yacht
Cruise around the British Virgin Islands coast with this Sunsail 41 Sailboat for up to 8 people. Book this sailboat for 7 days for a complete sailing vacation! Rates starting from $660 USD per day. For more time of relaxation a private skipper and cook is available for hire at extra cost. Special rates available if departing on January 5, 2019, request to book now! Rates: • 7 Days: $660 USD per day What You Can Expect: The British Virgin Islands are a kaleidoscope of aquamarine waters, sun-soaked harbors, and white-sand beaches. Distinct ports of call can be found among the more than 25 pristine islands that make up the BVI. Throw away the to-do list and leave your day to chance, where you can search for turtles off the shores and find yourself gazing across the sea from a hilltop bar. Fill all your senses with spectacular scenery, delectable cuisine, and soft-sand beaches. The coral atoll of Anegada is the resting point of many a sunken ship and offers amazing underwater views for diving. From sprawling beaches to small villages you’re sure find your own reason to cruise back on another return voyage. Cruising in Tortola Travel windward through the British Virgin Islands and catch the steady trade winds as they carry you to nearby destinations. Navigation is a breeze between islands lined with protected bays and sounds formed for easy anchoring. Throughout the islands you will find any of your requirements just a short trip away, from onboard provisions to onshore restaurants and a night out. With our base in Road Town, Tortola, you are assured of receiving the support you need to make your trip, from beginning to end, a smooth cruising experience. Those new to the chartering scene will find the tranquil seas and easily plotted courses of the BVI a perfect place to build upon their experience. And whether you are at the helm or resting on the sundeck you will find there is nothing like island hopping from the deck of your own yacht. Tortola Highlights Location may not be everything but in the British Virgin Islands it’s what makes cruising so pleasurable. With its stretch of islands in the northeastern part of the Caribbean, charter guests can expect beautiful blue waters flowing into shaded caves and onto soft-sand beaches. Coral reefs surround the coast in an array of colors and are home to just as colorful marine life. Further inland bars, shops and restaurants spill through the winding streets and timeless villages are filled with the famous laid-back island ambiance. BVI Cruising Itinerary A British Virgin Islands itinerary is extremely flexible. The cruising ground presents myriad opportunities for enjoyment. It’s possible to go wherever the wind dictates, then pick up a mooring or drop the hook at a secluded anchorage to pass the hours snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, reading, or walking on the beach. Most charterers choose a British Virgin Islands cruising itinerary that blends the best of both worlds: secluded anchorages and beautiful sunsets, with a bit of laid-back fun partying in the beachside bars. Day 1: Cooper Island Cooper Island, located a short 6 nautical miles from our base at Road Town, is a beautiful island with a protected anchorage at Manchioneel Bay, and plenty of activities to offer. Ashore, Cooper Island Beach Club is the main attraction – a small resort with restaurant, rum bar, coffee shop, boutique, and lovely outdoor lounge area. The beach bar and lounge face west, making this the perfect place for enjoying a cocktail while watching a stunning Caribbean sunset. The beach and calm waters make Manchioneel Bay well-suited for water sports, and nearby Cistern Point offers excellent snorkeling and turtle watching. Day 2: Virgin Gorda Island Venture toward the island of Virgin Gorda, home of the world-famous Baths. The Baths are as pristine as ever, including the famous pathway leading through the giant boulders to Devil’s Bay. Top of the Baths Restaurant is open with its delightful panoramic views. The nearby marina at Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor offers Wi-Fi, fuel, water and ice. Radio ahead for a slip on the dock, or take a mooring ball outside the harbor and dinghy in. The grocery store is a short walk, and there are also some restaurants open nearby that can be accessed by dinghy or taxi, including the all new Snapper's Bar & Grill, and Coco Maya which is a 10-minute walk from Spanish Town. Coco Maya is a great spot to relax with a cocktail and meal. After departing The Baths, head for the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, an excellent overnight anchorage. Leverick Bay has moorings and a restaurant open for lunch and dinner. There is also a market here, where you can purchase ice and other provisions. Day 3-4: Anegada Island Get underway early and enjoy a scenic cruise to Anegada, a charter-favorite that remains just as charming as the last time you visited. Sparsely populated and rural, Anegada is 11 miles long, low, and flat, quite unlike any of the other islands in the BVI. The balmy trade winds gently sweep across its sandy shores, swaying the palms and rustling through the boughs of the pines. In the center of the island is a series of salt ponds, beautiful and teeming with birds. A flock of pink Caribbean flamingos live on the ponds not far from the anchorages on the western end. Take a taxi or scooter rental to Cow Wreck Beach Bar for lunch, where the locals are always friendly and beaches are world-class. Don’t miss the nearby gift shops. Visit beautiful Loblolly Bay for excellent snorkeling, and stop at Big Bamboo for a cocktail or snack. For a delightful dinner ashore, make reservations at Wonky Dog or Potter’s by the Sea to tempt your taste buds with famous Anegada lobster. The hotel, restaurant, and dinghy dock at Anegada Reef Hotel are also open for visitors. Day 5: Trellis Bay Quaint Trellis Bay welcomes you with a distinctly local vibe complete with Aragorn’s Studio artisan market. The Trellis Bay Market is open for basic provisions, ice and water. The market is also offering breakfast and BBQ lunch daily. If you are visiting the BVI during a full moon, the Trellis Bay Full Moon parties are a special highlight featuring fire balls on the water and live entertainment. Across the channel from Trellis Bay, Marina Cay offers moorings and an outdoor patio lunch. You may also visit Scrub Island Resort for a selection of restaurants and resort amenities. Nearby, White Bay on Guana Island is another excellent overnight anchorage option. By day, snorkel at Monkey Point and enjoy an on board luncheon. Relocate to White Bay and pick up a mooring to enjoy the solitude and a spectacular sunset. Guana Island is private, but you are free to walk the pristine white sand beach up to the high-water mark. Day 6: Great Harbour Just to the north and west of Tortola, the heights of Jost Van Dyke rise majestically from a turquoise sea. With a population of a little more than 200, the island’s character is distinctly rural. No British Virgin Islands vacation is complete without a visit to Jost Van Dyke, which harbors some of our favorite seaside establishments. Great Harbour is an excellent overnight anchorage and is home to the famous Foxy’s Tamarind Bar & Restaurant. Foxy’s boutique is open and stocked with souvenirs. A short walk from Foxy’s is Cool Breeze cafe, offering Wi-Fi along with breakfast and lunch. Further down the beach, Corsair’s offers a full menu throughout the day. White Bay, just a short cruise from Great Harbour, is a popular day anchorage offering a beautiful beach and snorkeling along the reef. A wide selection of restaurants and bars line the beach, including the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, Hendo’s Hideout, Gertrude’s, Seddy’s One Love, and more. Day 7: The Bight Norman Island, with its popular anchorage “The Bight”, lies on the east side of Flanagan Passage with St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands just across from it to the west. Hilly, scenic, and popular for its superior snorkeling locations, Norman Island is a highly-recommended stop on any BVI charter. Enjoy drinks and dining at Pirate’s Bight Restaurant, serving appetizers, salads, entrees and cocktails including Pirate's “Irma Punch”. There are plenty of mooring balls available here, and you can enjoy snorkeling at both The Indians and The Caves. Cruising Conditions: During the winter months (Nov. to Jan) the wind is from the northeast at 15-20 knots. The Christmas winds can produce 25-30 knots for several days at a time. In February the winds move to the east and by June it changes to the southeast at 10-15 knots. September & October the trade winds are at its weakest and the weather can be less settled. By November the high pressure system around Bermuda starts to stabilize and 15-20 knot breezes become the norm. Local seas are "relaxed" seas and generally in the 3-4 foot range. • Tides In the British Virgin Islands, the tide range is very small: 12 inches – 18 inches (one to two feet) including the variation of level due to atmospheric pressure and dominant winds. • Weather Forecasts Client can obtain the weather situation at any time by listening to the maritime weather forecasts. Weather updates are given hourly during severe weather. What To Expect Onboard: An ever-popular and widely-available yacht, the Sunsail 41 delivers a spacious layout designed for easy onboard living and an expansive cockpit for optimal on-the-water performance. Steady as she goes, this smallest 3-cabin, 2-head vessel in the fleet is ideal for those looking to make the transition into chartering larger yachts. • Convertible Saloon: This yacht has a convertible saloon which is included as a double berth in the maximum capacity. • Skipper/Cook: A hired Skipper/Cook will need to use an interior cabin. • Air Conditioning: This yacht does not have A/C. • Forepeaks: No Specification • Length Overall 40 ft 5 in. / 12.34 m • Waterline Length 36 ft 1 in. / 11.00 m • Beam 13 ft 1 in. / 3.99 m • Draft 6 ft 10 in. / 2.10 m • Sail Area 848 sq ft / 78.9 sq m • Auxiliary Power 40 hp • Fuel Capacity 53 gal. / 200 l • Water Capacity 140 gal. / 530 l • Berths 6 + 2 in saloon • Displacement 16.424 lbs / 7.450 kg • Engine: Yanmar 40 hp engine • Cabins: 3 • Heads: 2 • Showers: 2 • Capacity: 8 • Berth: 6 Interior • Contemporary interior design in “Fine Teak” laminated panels with solid wood trim around galley, companionway and cabinetry, finished in satin UV stabilised varnish • Laminate floorboards with light-coloured lines, varnished edges Forward Cabin • Forward cabin with central berth and storage forward of the berth • Headroom: 6 ft / 1.84 m • 6 ft 10 in / 2.1m x 6 ft / 2m double berth, with wood trim, high-density foam marine mattress • Deep cabinet with shelves and hanging rod • White vinyl lining on hull with lateral wood shelf Twin Aft Cabins • Headroom: 6 ft 4 in / 1.95 m • 6 ft 6 in / 2.00 m x 5 ft 1 in / 1.57 m double berths with high-density foam marine mattress • Deep cabinet with shelves and hanging rod per cabin • White vinyl lining on hull with lateral wood shelf Galley • Headroom 6 ft 3 in / 1.91 m • Galley with double stainless steel sinks with covers, and reversible cutting board, solid counter tops, chrome plumbing fittings, storage cabinets and drawers • L-galley to starboard with glass separator between galley counter and seating area • Storage compartment for books and magazines • Stainless steel gimballed stove with 2-burners, oven and grill. Stainless steel protection bar 47 gal. / 180 l Fridge compartment with vertical access • Single fridge box with freezer area, wire baskets, 12 v refrigeration and integrated compressor Additional Cruising Gear • Above-deck equipment • Bedding, linens and galley equipment • Mosquito screens • Safety equipment Age of Your Yacht • Premier Plus Yachts: When you charter a Premier Plus Yacht you can be sure of a boat with fewer than 12 months’ service behind it. These brand new yachts offer the optimum in comfort and performance, with the highest standard in technology, equipment and amenities. • Premier Yachts: With a maximum of three years’ service under their belts, our Premier Yachts offer a high standard of comfort and performance alongside the latest technology and equipment. • Classic Yachts: Our Classic Yachts are usually no more than eight years old, meticulously maintained and well equipped to provide you with great value and an excellent sailing experience. Additional Services: Extras • Insurance (Yacht Damage Waiver for monohull): $301 • Hire a Cook: $1,365 ($195 per day) • Hire a Skipper: $1,603 ($229 per day) • Allow 1 extra cabin for crew Provisioning Services (Food & Drink for your boat) This destination offers the convenience of Provisioning Service! Let us take all the hassle out of provisioning your yacht with the highest quality beverages, fresh foods, and non-food items. Order complete packages when booking. • Black & Stormy" Cocktail: $30.00 • Island Girl" Cocktail: $27.75 • Flor de Cana Fizz" Cocktail: $22.00 • Charter Starter Kit (serves 2/3): $105.00 • Charter Starter Kit (serves 4/5): $115.00 • Charter Starter Kit (serves 6/7): $125.00 • Charter Starter Kit (serves 8): $135.00 • BVI Farm Box - Small (Local organic food): $40.00 • BVI Farm Box - Medium (Local organic food): $60.00 • BVI Farm Box - Large (Local organic food): $80.00 • BVI Farm Box - XLarge (Local organic food): $100.00 • Sunriser (serves 4): $36.00 • Sundowner (serves 4): $52.00 If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
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- 8 guests
- Cruising Monohull
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Additional Terms & Information
Cruising Ground Information Marinas In general, there are many outlets offering a range of services in the BVI cruising area. Major items and fuel are normally available only from the larger outlets, harbors and marinas, such as: Soper's Hole, Nanny Cay, Road Town, Hodges Creek, Leverick Bay and Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour. Other outlets that provide water, ice and a wide variety of provisions can be found at Cane Garden Bay, Trellis Bay, Penn's Landing, Jost Van Dyke and other locations throughout the islands. Note: Moorings yachts at the Tortola Base are provided with navigation charts for the British Virgin Islands cruising area only. Marinas - Tortola • Nanny Cay Resort and Marina • Penn's Landing • Soper's Hole Marina Marinas - Virgin Gorda • Leverick Bay Resort • Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour • Yacht Club Costa Smeralda & Marina Sailing Area Restrictions The National Parks Trust protects a number of reefs and areas. When cruising the waters of BVI, clients will be required to buy a Parks permit to enable him to pick up the day mooring balls. A National Park Fee is charged in advance. An additional fee charged by The National Parks Trust in the BVI applies to guests who visit the Baths. Guests entering by sea (via dinghy) or by land pay $3.00 each per adult and $2.00 each per child. This is in addition to the National Park Permit purchased by Crewed Yachts or by Bareboat guests. Some of the areas protected are: Prickly Pear, West Dog, Spring Bay, The Baths Devils Bay, Fallen Jerusalem, The Caves, The Indians and the Wreck of the Rhone. Health & Safety Travel Insurance We offers 'Charter Care' which is a comprehensive travel insurance scheme for your complete peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, please make sure that it covers all of the destinations and activities of your vacation. Vaccination and Immunization Information Information on shots and immunizations can be found at bviwelcome. The BVIs are generally risk-free of contagious disease. At time of publication, an International Vaccination Certificate is not mandatory.