Bare boat charters Virgin Islands offers the ultimate in freedom and independence. The Virgin Islands offer clear cruising with very few open water hazards, a steady breeze and sunshine - a bare boat yachting paradise. Most reputable charter companies typically require evidence that the skipper has previous charter experience or is a boat owner of a similar size yacht. Operating a yacht generally needs at least a skipper and one competent crew member. A bare boat charter yacht handover (yacht orientation) will usually take about an hour.bareboat charter caribbean You should be as familiar with the vessel as possible before leaving the dock. The skipper and at least one other member of the crew will be shown the location and how to use and do minor repairs of the yacht's basic equipment.
Fun Bare Boat Charter Florida Keys
Bare boat charters Florida Keys wants to insure that all their yacht rentals (Sailboat, Catamaran, and Motor Yachts) are in top sailing condition they realize that is key to a successful holiday experience. The charter company knows their boats, their owners, managers, and captains. They represent private yacht owners that they trust to provide their clients with a quality yacht and friendly, reliable service.
Bare Boat Charter Caribbean Paradise
Bare boat charter Caribbean is equally as beautiful as the Virgin Islands or Florida Keys. The Caribbean bare boat charters is the home to the world's largest bare boat charter fleet. Some of the finest sail and power boats available for weekly holiday rentals are moored there.
Charter a Caribbean bare boat catamaran or monohull yacht and sail the spectacular British Virgin Islands! Crewed or captain only sailing charters and ASA courses are available. Come to the islands and sail in comfort and style aboard one of the finest catamarans or monohull sailboats available for bare boat charters anywhere in the Caribbean!
Bare boat charter companies are dedicated to providing their clients with the most detailed information for Caribbean bareboat and crewed charters in the British Virgin Islands. In addition to looking over the extensive specs on each yacht other questions you should ask are: What's included in the charter and will there be additional costs? What to pack for a Caribbean sailing vacation; and what about booking flights to the Caribbean? Bare boat charters are the best way of discovering the islands at your own pace. The Caribbean is the center of cruising activity with varied island locales as well as secluded bays and white sand beaches. A bare boat charter will rank at the top of your list of vacations. With constant warm trade winds to fill your sails, beautiful line-of-sight islands in every direction, turquoise blue waters and countless scenic anchorages, a Tortola bareboat charter is a healthy and relaxing way to rejuvenate your soul. But, it is also downright fun! The sixty islands that make up the British Virgin Islands feature an array of celebrations -both annually and spur the moment- that draw visitors from around the world to party. Every year, the BVI plays host to numerous types of parties ranging from religious celebrations, music festivals, fishing tournaments, sporting competitions to sailing regattas. From traditional to totally whimsical, almost year round, a party in paradise can be a part of your Tortola bareboat vacation.
The greatest party for those on a Tortola bareboat to be a part of is the annual Carnival celebration. Basically a street party, it is a fun mixture of party, theater, art and folklore tradition. The carnival in the BVI goes by two names. Some locals refer to it as the August Festival, while others call it the Emancipation Festival. A three day holiday following the first Monday in August, it unofficially begins in July. This annual celebration marks the 1834 Emancipation Act which abolished slavery in the British West Indies. Celebrations take place across the territory, although most celebrations are held in Road Town, Tortola. Visitors are in for a treat including live music, dancing, street performers, parties, parades and food and drink booths laced with a distinct Caribbean flavor. A hotly contested calypso competition leads to the coveted crowning of the Calypso King. There is also a competition for Festival Queen. Events not to miss include the food booths set up near the waterfront in Road Town; the children's pageants; calypso, reggae and costume competitions; bands on huge trucks cruising the waterfront accompanied by crowds of dancers; steel bands on floats; all night parties and the Grand Costume Parade.
FULL MOON PARTIES
During the Middle Ages, it was a common belief that the full moon caused people to behave strangely. In fact, the word "lunacy" comes from the Latin word, "luna" for moon. Full moon celebrations are held throughout the Caribbean, but no other island throws a party quiet like the BVI. Nowhere else in the Caribbean are these parties held every month. The biggest party in the BVI is held every month at Bomba's Shack in Capoons Bay, Tortola. Make no mistake - this is a beach bar shack, but the music will be pulsating and the drinks will be flowing all night, including Bomba's infamous Bomba Punch and hallucinogenic mushroom tea. Charterers on a Tortola bareboat can anchor at Cane Garden Bay or Soper's Hole where plenty of taxis can drive you to the raucous fun. If you are looking for more family-oriented fun, the other side of the island is a favorite destination. Trellis Bay holds the Fireball Full Moon Parties on Beef Island. The party starts around 7 p.m. with a delicious Caribbean BBQ followed by live music, gravity-defying Mocko Jumbies, and fire jugglers. The highlight of the evening is the 9p.m. lighting of BVI artist Aragorn's famous fireball sculptures. Trellis Bay is a great anchorage to enjoy the festivities.
With its usually calm warm waters, line-of-sight navigation, steady trade winds and numerous sister islands, the BVI has long been a favorite spot for sailors. So, it is only fitting that there are a number of sailing regattas in the BVI - especially in the spring. Regattas of all types range from a "whatever floats race" (where crews bring their "boats" to the regatta, assemble them and set sail) to high level international match racing regattas. Like all events in the BVI, there is always a party before, during and after the regattas with great food, music and fun.
Some of the BVI regattas not to miss include:
a. Gustav Wilmerding Regatta: Held the first weekend in December, this fun but competitive event is run by the Loyal West End Yacht Club and hosted by The Jolly Roger and Pirates restaurants. Named after a pirate who lived on Little Thatch, the regatta takes place between Soper's Hole and the Bight. Part of the fun is the zany costumes the crews wear.
b. Sweethearts of the Caribbean Classic Regatta: Held around Valentine's Day, this is the only schooner regatta in the Caribbean. Schooners ranging in size from 40-100' compete in a 16 mile pursuit race in the Sir Frances Drake Channel. The site of these "classics" is breathtaking.
c. Singles/Mingle and Dark & Stormy Regatta: Giving singles a chance to mingle, a record number of yachts participant in this fun event every year. bareboat charter caribbean
After a 16 mile race from Trellis Bay to Anegada, plenty of food, drinks and lots of dancing await the participants. Then, it's a race back to the Jolly Roger in West End for the prize giving ceremony and dance.
d. BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival: This spring regatta has something for everyone. Whether you race, cruise or just come to party, you will find it all. It all means seven days of fun with racing and partying through the beautiful BVI waters.
e. Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta: Held the last weekend in May, the race is for "classic" fiberglass boats (or built of any other material) over 30 years old. Foxy's Beach Bar is the place to be to send the crews off and party while they race, and party when they return. Nonstop music all weekend awaits those on a Tortola Bareboat charter.
f. Foxy's Annual Halloween Cat Fight - No one throws a party better than Foxy! There are several multihulled races followed by a masquerade ball. Wear a costume or come as your are - but show up for a hilariously good time!