The British Virgin Islands is called "Nature's Little Secret" with over 60 beautiful islands to discover, so each time you return, it's easy to create a new itinerary to explore in a whole new way.
Sample Seven-Day Itinerary
Whether you are looking for a leisurely cruise, or an action packed excursion-filled vacation, there's an activity for everyone to enjoy. As we plan with you, we will help you create your itinerary to be full of the adventures and excursions you are looking for to experience on your vacation. One of the best advantages of a private charter vacation is that you get to deviate from your plans at any given moment based on your wishes.
The following sample itinerary is based on recent visits to the islands post hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Set Your Own Caribbean Adventures
Day 1 – Arrive in the British Virgin Islands via Ferry from St. Thomas or fly into Beef Island, have your pre-arranged transfer through our reservations department and make your way to Trellis bay for a short ferry to our home for the 2018 season, the beautiful Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. There is a restaurant / bar open next to the ferry dock at Trellis Bay. Spend the first night in a hotel room at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection, only available through MarineMax Vacations. Scrub Island is not open to the public and will have limited facilities open for our guest only.
Day 2 – Enjoy the morning sunrise and take a stroll to the back side of Scrub Island to the private beach and go for an early swim. Check the schedule for your boat and charter briefings. Load your gear on the yacht, check your provisions and depart to your next destination.
Cruise down to Jost Van Dyke. If time allows, stop for some of the best snorkeling spots in the British Virgin Islands; namely, Monkey Point on Guana Island. Afterwards, head in early to Jost Van Dyke and pick up a mooring ball for the night in Great Harbor. Visit and make dinner reservations at the famous Foxy’s.
Day 3 – You have options to cruise and explore Sandy Cay, or take a taxi or dinghy to White Bay on Jost Van Dyke and enjoy the beaches and the famous bars including Coco Loco and the Soggy Dollar bar.
Make your way back to Great Harbor for the night. There are a few mooring balls at White Bay if you prefer to cook onboard that night. You also can visit Little Jost Van Dyke and pick up a Mooring ball there to explore the famous “Bobbly Pool,” a natural pool surrounded by large rocks at the ocean’s edge. It is about half a mile from the marina.
Day 4 – Relax on a leisurely day trip to Virgin Gorda, where the main attractions are the famed rock formations at The Baths on the southwester tip of the island. Explore the crystalline waters around the Bath’s enormous granite boulders. Hike the trail through the boulders and to the Top of the Baths restaurant for some lunch and a dip in the pool. After lunch make your way to Gorda Sound and pick up a mooring ball at Leverick Bay. The restaurant, bar, laundry facility, pool and grocery store are open.
Day 5 – As always, you have options. Cruise the Sir Francis Drake Channel towards the Bight on Norman Island. Snorkel the caves and Treasure Point, believed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” Plenty of mooring balls are available at the Bight to enjoy stargazing. Pirates restaurant is open and a good choice for dinner. They are busy pulling the Willy T’s from the shore line. She may be back up and running by the time you get there.
For the more experienced boaters and those with more than 7 nights, Anegada is an option for this day and night. In Anegada, take an open cab to Loblolly Bay for an afternoon snorkel and walk one of the best beaches in the world. Snorkel one of the world’s largest coral reefs. Remember to book your lobster dinner ashore before heading over to Loblolly Bay.
Day 6 – You have options again. Snorkel The Caves or the Indians if you have not done so already, and then head toward Scrub Island. Other options are to head back to pay Jost Van Dyke one more visit or go the other direction and snorkel the Dogs before going back to Scrub Island for the last night.
Day 7 – Take your dinghy from Scrub Island for an early morning swim and snorkel of Diamond Reef. Plan your departure based on your flight or ferry time. Complete your boat debrief with our MarineMax team and take the ferry from Scrub Island back to Trellis to the airport or a transfer to the ferry docks. it is best to pre-purchase all your transfers.
Looking for an alternative itinerary? You can simply hang out at only a few anchorages while reconnecting with family and friends aboard your yacht while enjoying some of the most spectacular beaches and water in the world. Remember it’s your vacation and YOU are in control of the pace.