DAY SAILS
SMALL BOAT RENTALS
The FUN outing
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Day Sails

Cat PPALU
Corinthian
Dual Bliss
Goddess Athena
Kuralu
Mary Irene
M/V Sea Lion

One Trick Pony
Patouche II
Ponce de Leon

Pranda
Prince of Wales

Princess
Sea It All

Sea Thru
Silmaril
Spice
The Spirit of Anegada
White Squall II

Locations
Tortola
Road Town
Soper’s Hole
Nanny Cay
Trellis Bay
Cane Garden Bay
Maya Cove

Virgin Gorda
The Yacht Harbour
North Sound
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Anegada
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Day Sails come in many types of boats, power and sail, time periods from the more common all day or half day trip to starlight cruises for a couple of hours. Snorkeling is often included. Meals may be included or stops at out island restaurants. Group trips or special charters are available. Please check for exact rates and other details.

Small Boat Rentals are widely available, especially the popular center console powerboats, as well as every other small water-engaged vehicle from dinghies to sea kayaks.

The Classic Daysail.

GoddessAthena.jpg (4714 bytes)Goddess Athena, (494-0000) a 84′ traditional, custom-built ketch, is the largest excursion cruise yacht in the BVI, with split level open decks, fitted upholstered seating, plenty of sun AND shade, and special "Athena" cocktails on deck and in the luxuriously appointed lounge below. Goddess Athena offers a variety of day and evening trips–"Lobster Galore" GoddessAthenaLounge.jpg (6808 bytes)gourmet cruises to Jost Van Dyke, trips to the Cooper Island Beach Club, Marina Cay, the North Sound, and around Tortola, and especially its snorkeling focus with instructors and equipment on board. Leaves from Nanny Cay.

From Road Town. Also leaving from Road Town offering day trips:

  • The Patouche II (email, call 494-6300 or reserve through your hotel), a highly regarded day sailing catamaran features group (6-16) snorkeling trips, with instruction and underwater tours. $52 for a half day and $82 for a full day with lunch.
  • Cat PPALU (496-7716), the BVI’s largest catamaran with groups of 12-20, goes to Anegada (8:30 AM-6PM, $85 per person on season) for snorkeling and a lobster lunch at Loblolly Bay on Saturdays and sometimes Wednesdays. Sails also to The Baths and the Caves with lunch at restaurants or onboard for $65 per person.
  • White Squall II (494-2564), a traditional 80′ schooner which sails at 9 AM from Village Cay Marina in Road Town. Full day sail ($85, children 1/2 price) includes a barbeque lunch with drinks.
  • Dual Bliss (email)–38′ catamaran with a maximum of six, offers out of the way snorkeling with fine cuisine. $90 ($80 offseason. Also available for overnight trips.
  • Silmaril–will pick up at Road Town and environs–is based on Peter Island.
  • Pelican Charters (email 496-7386)–offers full and half day deep sea fishing on a 45′ Chris Craft out of Prospect Reef Resort (whose restaurant will cook the catch). Also featured are Anegada overnight trips, in-island family fishing with snorkeling, beach bargeques and island tours as well as whalewatching of humpback whales with their calves from January through Mid-March.
  • Road Town Small Boat Rentals
    Power Boat Rentals (494-5511) has small power boats for rent.
  • Peter Island Ferry (495-2000) to Peter Island (schedule), is PeterIslandFerryIcon.jpg (9362 bytes)free for those with dinner reservations. Otherwise the cost is $14 per person each way.

From Soper’s Hole on the West End.

  • Kuralu (495-4381), a popular 50′ catamaran, great for families (there is safety netting around lifelines). One trip goes to Green Cay with a spinnaker run to Foxy’s at Jost Van Dyke, and the other trip goes to the Indians near Norman Island and St. John’s Benures Bay for snorkeling among the turtles. $80 (half price for children).
  • Soper’s Hole Small Boat Rentals
    Sheppard’s Powerboat Rentals (495-4099) rents center console 23-26′ Makos for $150-250 day (captain $85 extra). Also call about water limo services.

Nanny Cay.

Trellis Bay.

  • Boardsailing BVI (495-2447 email) rents windsurfers and sea kayaks, including singles ($100 a week), doubles ($145 a week) and sit on tops with optional backrests.

Cane Garden Bay.

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    Cane Garden Bay Pleasure Boats (495-9660) rents 18-24′ powerboats for $135-275 including fuel, as well as canoes, kayaks, windsurfers, sunfish, and Hobie Cats.

Maya Cove.

From the Yacht Harbour of Virgin Gorda.

  • The Spirit of Anegada (496-6825 email), a 44′ gaff rigged schooner that is the official daysailor for Little Dix Bay Resort, has full days ($85 including lunch), half-days ($55) and sunset cruises ($50) for up to 10 people to The Dogs, Necker Island and The Invisibles, Guana Island, The Rhone and Cooper Island. Snorkeling equipment, beverages and powerboat pickups from Tortola are included. Private charters are available for $550 per day for up to 20.
  • M/V Sea Lion, (Dive BVI 495-5513, email), on Tuesdays and Fridays, a 45′ wave-piercing catamaran whisks 25 passengers at 23 knots twice a week to Anegada for a day of snorkeling, beachcombing, and a local lobster lunch at the Anegada Reef Hotel.
  • The Bitter End Day Excursion ($36, $42 with taxi to Gun Creek) includes lunch, a frozen drink, a snorkeling trip and showers as well as the use of the Bitter End pool and beaches. Also, water sports rentals can be arranged at the Bitter End. An exciting adventure!
  • Sunset Euphoric Cruises (494-5511), a sunset cocktail cruise catered by Little Dix from 4-6:30 PM for $30 with up to 20 people.
  • Motorboat charter from Euphoric Cruises (4-5511) with captain on a 28′ Bentram powerboat.
  • Yacht Harbour Small Boat Rentals
    Power Boat Rentals, Inc. (494-5511) at the Yacht Harbour rent small boats from a 13′ Boston Whaler to a 24′ Wellcraft ($250 day).

From North Sound of Virgin Gorda.

  • Spice (email 495-7044), a 51′ sloop, offers fast sailing to Anegada and Cooper Island for snorkeling, lunch at Loblolly Bay or cooper Island Beach Club (lunch onboard by request) everyday for $60 half/$85 full day (whole boat $600).
  • Sea Thru (email 495-7558), a 26′ glass bottom boat, holds up to 12 passengers for one hour trips over reefs for $20 adult/$12 child or $250 half/$400 full day.
  • Prince of Wales (call Bitter End at 494-2746), a 50′ motor yacht with enclosed and upper decks, goes to Anegada and The Baths for beach fun, snorkeling, and lunch Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30-5:30 PM for $40/$55 including lunch.
  • Ponce de Leon (call Bitter End at 494-2746)–40′ pontoon boat designed for snorkeling, trips to Eustatia Reef, $5/15 per person.
  • Sea It All (email 495-7558), a 30 ft. Mappy Bertram, can be chartered for day trips and deep sea fishing (pick ups anywhere).
  • Princess (495-7248), a 31′ Bertram, offers sportfishing trips with Captain Dale out of Biras Creek.
  • Pranda (call Bitter End at 494-2746), a 48′ Spronk catamaran, does 20 knots doing blue water sailing–in the morning to The Baths and the Dogs with snorkeling and beachcombing and, in the evening, toward Anegada for sunset cruises with rum punches–from $40.
  • Corinthian (call Bitter End at 494-2746), a 59′ power catamaran, with a second upper deck for sightseeing and sunbathing, takes up to 30 on blue water cruises with snorkeling and lunch on board.
  • Other trips from the Bitter End (494-2746) include night snorkeling, sunset or harbour cruises, seasonal whale watching, bonefishing and blue water fishing and secluded beach cruises on a 26′ speedboat.
  • The Water Sports Centre (495-7376) at Leverick Bay has a trip to Anegada or tour of the BVI on a 33′ cigarette boat for $600 for 10 people.
  • Bitter End Small Boat Rentals
    Bitter End Yacht Club (494-2746) rents Mistral windsurfers, sea kayaks, Alden rowing shells (great exercise and run–makes you feel like a giant water buy, and the speed is impressive), sunfish, lasers, Vanguard 15s, Hobie Waves, 405s, Optimists, 19′ Rhodes, J24 sailboats (very fast), and 30′ Freedom sloops as well as Boston Whaler dinghies with outboard engines $50 half day.
  • Leverick Bay Small Boat Rentals
    The Water Sports Centre (495-7376) at Leverick Bay rents 12′ dinghies with outboard engines for $50/half and $60/full day and 22′ center console power boats for $225 plus fuel as well as kayaks, sunfish and Hobie Cats.

Anegada.

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