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The key to relaxation
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Crewed charters represent the best in relaxation in the islands, yet where adventure is intertwined with the vacation. The BVI is the Caribbean’s center of cruising activity with varied island locales as well as secluded bays and white sand beaches. (photo: Wildflower).

Tall Ships.

SirFrancisDrakeTallShipOval3.jpg (7383 bytes)Sir Francis Drake.
A beautiful, three-masted, top-sail schooner, the historic 165′ Sir Francis Drake (email) was lost in Hurricane Lenny at St. Martin. See story.

See also Windjammer’s S. V. Legacy (email).

Ideal for Couples.

EndlessSummerIIViewIcon.jpg (4139 bytes)Endless Summer II (web site), a 72′ classic yacht, has all the amenities of a resort. Ideal for an all-inclusive vacation for up to four couples with 4 luxury double guest staterooms, this well-known charter yacht offers gourmet dining, many activities and exciting itineraries.

See also Silmaril and Sojourn.

Motor Yachts.

La Buscadora (6-0301, 77-11-22-4), an 80′ classic motor yacht with Captain Mike (20 years experience) and 2 other crew, offers the ultimate in luxury for up to 8 guests, including scuba diving with an instructor/ divemaster on board, as well as Oriental, French, Italian and Caribbean cuisine by chef Sandie, a graduate of the Leiths Culinary School of London.

See also Life of Riley, Lady Hawk, Duchess, and Obsession.


Bonjez, a beautiful 56′ ketch, is great for honeymoons..

See also Duchess (43′ Motor Yacht–$3950 honeymoon special) and Phaedrus (50′ Morgan Cutter–$3950 honeymoon special).

Gourmet Dining.

Anne Marie 2 captained and crewed by a gracious, experienced couple whose chef has a Cordon Bleu diploma.

Promenade chef Kerry features light Caribbean fare, such as stir-fried shrimps, jerk chicken, Carib Newburg and lots of fresh grilled fish and steaks.

See also Wildflower, Duduza (menu), Psipsina, Endless Summer II and Serendipity (under Eco-Sailing).

Recipes. See Jerk Barbecue on the Grill in Cooking in the Islands.

MaverickSeaFareCover2.jpg (5690 bytes)Charter Chef Cookbook. See Maverick Sea Fare, a classic little book from Dee Carstarphen’s "very good years" spent as the chef, and wife, on a small charter windjammar, the Maverick, sailing the Caribbean. Indeed, it is a work of art with the calligraphy all intertwined with wonderful drawings.

Also, over 80 international charter chefs contribute fish, sellfish and lobster recipes to Sea to Shore by Jan Robinson, 1994, paperback from Ship to Shore. Click here to order (only $11.96 with 20% off the list price). See B-V-I Bookstore.

Weekend/Part Week.

Silmaril, a 41′ sloop seen here at Peter Island, specializes in 2-3 day "land-and-sea" vacations for couples and small families.

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Wildflower (pictured above), a 72′ ketch, is the ultimate in luxury. See a sample menu here by the Wildflower’s professional chef.

See also Endless Summer II (also under Ideal for Couples).

Fishing Enthusiasts.
See Bonjez under Honeymoons.

SojournGrayFamilyIcon.jpg (3677 bytes)Sojourn is a 50′ Morgan sloop, whose captain, Jerry Blair, enjoys children and welcomes families aboard (picture is of the Gray family).

See also Silmaril, a 41′ sloop, specializes in 2-3 day "land-and-sea" vacations for small families.

See Psipsina, Duduza, Cuan Law (Also), and Promenade.

Sailing Instruction.

Dreamfinder offers sailing instruction. See also Serendipity (under Eco-Sailing).

Itineraries. See Itineraries in Chartering in the BVI.

Crewed Charters Information Sources.

Yacht Investments. The B-V-I Investment Guide has yachts for sale and yacht business opportunities here.