Anegada Just Added to BVI 2014 Itinerary!

Introducing a New Destination for 2014 BVI Trip:

Anegada 18.7333° N, 64.3333° W

One of the places we’re very excited to add to this year’s British Virgin Island itinerary is the island of Anegada. Located 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, it’s touted to be one of the best places on the planet to have a fresh lobster dinner. Fresh, as in just out of the sea!

lobster

This island was banned to charterers like us for years because of the massive reef system (fourth largest barrier reef in the world!) surrounding the island. However, in recent years, modern navigational aids have been put in place and the island is now a popular destination for sailors.

Anegada was formed of coral and limestone, making it flat and low. In fact, it’s only 28 feet above sea level at its highest point! The island is known for miles of white sand beaches and the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean.

island                                                                                               flamingos

Besides enjoying an incredibly fresh lobster, we should be able to see Caribbean pink flamingos, Anegada rock iguana and several species of turtles while on the island!

Our Spring BVI trip is full, but check our website for more information about spring and summer sails on the US West Coast!

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Sail of a Lifetime! (complete with stories to tell for the rest of your life)

This spring we’re returning to the British Virgin Islands and we want YOU to join us! We’ll start our week with an overnight stay on the boat on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The next day we’ll begin a seven day tour of the British Virgin Islands, and we’ll get off the the boat on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Approximate cost per person will be $1600.* This includes all park permits, eight nights and seven days aboard a 46’ spacious catamaran, a rigid inflatable dinghy with motor, taxes, fuel, insurance, and a mandatory donation to the Virgin Islands Search & Rescue.

You don’t need to know how to sail. There will be at least two or three experienced sailors aboard. All you have to do is have fun in this highly desirable, world class sailing destination! We’re never out of sight of land, the sailing is great, and the water is 80 degrees. (perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming!) Just a few highlights of the trip will include:

Cane Garden Bay-Here you can visit many beachside bars and restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can walk from one to another, and live music is almost always available at one or another. There is also Callwood rum distillery where you can explore the grounds and purchase some locally produced rum!

Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay

Anegada– The lowest island (only 28 feet above sea level at its highest point) of the BVIs, is home to pink Caribbean flamingos, beautiful wild orchids, and pristine white beaches. Here you’ll be able to enjoy locally caught lobster and snorkel or scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of Loblolly Bay.

The Bight– Just a short sail from our starting point of Road Town, the Bight on Norman Island is home of the popular Willie T floating restaurant. There are four flooded caves where snorkeling is unforgettable.

Sunset at Willy T floating restaurant, The Bight (Norman Island)

Sunset at Willy T floating restaurant, The Bight (Norman Island)

North Sound– This is where we saw the beautiful 287’ Maltese Falcon sailing vessel last year! North Sound, on Virgin Gorda offers enough for several days of fun. There are many luxury resorts, gourmet restaurants and quiet anchorages in this beautiful, protected area tucked behind Mosquito and Prickly Pear Islands.

Saba Rock, North Sound (Virgin Gorda Island)

Saba Rock, North Sound (Virgin Gorda Island)

Contact Jon at 602.330.2921 or email jon@sailsoutherncal.com with questions or to sign up to sail with us! A deposit of $500 per person will secure your spot.

*price may vary slightly-this is just an estimate