(BVI Customs fees apply & Passports required)
Our Best of the BVI’s trip starts off, as usual, by meeting your captain at Joe’s Rum Hut in Cruz Bay at 8:30am.
Since we’re off to the British Virgin Islands, we will spend a few minutes at Joe’s filling out customs forms and making sure your passports are valid and you have the customs fees.
We leave Cruz Bay and head north and east for a cruise by all of the beautiful beaches on St. John’s north shore from Salomon to just past Maho and Francis Beach.
We cross over to West End, Tortola in BVIs and clear customs. No work for you here – we handle all the paperwork with the customs agent while you wait on the boat.
Leaving Tortola, we head off to Norman Island for some world class snorkeling at the Indians, the Caves and the Aquarium. You will see beautiful coral, and dozens of kinds of fish, possibly some turtles, sea urchin and maybe even a ray. At the Caves, you float into multiple slices in the rock face then end in gravel/sand-bottoms in shallow water with hundreds of small fish and coral to watch.
After multiple snorkels we like to cruise into the bay of Norman Island and have lunch at the Pirate’s Bight – a beautiful beach side restaurant on this nearly deserted island.
If there is enough time, we like to stop by Sandy Spit on our way to Jost Van Dyke. We’ll anchor and let you swim to the spit and spend some time just relaxing, in the water and on the sandy beach, maybe sipping a water or adult beverage. Sometimes there are sailboats moored around Sandy Spit and you might even bump into a pickup game of frisbee or catch.
Once back on the boat, we are off to Jost van Dyke’s White Bay – home of the Soggy Dollar Bar and many other quaint beach businesses. We anchor just off the sandy beach and you and your party jump into the water (getting the money in your swim suit pocket ‘soggy’) and swim into the beach. Spend some time having a drink or snack, play the ring game or shut the box, and enjoy an original Painkiller or two. Often times we’ll see groups sit around the beach area, float in the water and even stroll down the beach to check out the various bars and shops.
We’ll give you a wave from the boat around 3:30 asking you to wade out in the chest deep water so we can head back to St. John and check in at customs, refuel the boat, and drop you off back at Joe’s Rum Hut around 4:30.
If you want more snorkeling then we will do more. If you want less beach bars, then we will do less. If you have certain places you would like to include let us know, because ultimately You Choose the Cruise™!