Luxury Yacht Charters
visit while on charter in the Virgin Islands
private yacht charter can bring you to any one of these wonderful
CAPRICCIO DI MARE: An Italian-style sidewalk café located
across from the ferry dock in Road Town offering fresh pastries
and cappuccino for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, there is pasta,
pizza and salads. Here is a very popular side walk café where
ladies meet to talk about their daily topics. Tea and cream scones
anyone? Capriccio is set in the middle of Road Town the capital
of Tortola BVI. A yachtsmen’s Caribbean paradise. Read
|Vacation with a difference
| How do I find a vacation with a difference?
Do you want a vacation that is not the same hotel-resort on the beach
affair for 10 days?
Yes it is good to find your own beach, but I can show you 8 of your
own beaches in 1 week.
Do you wish for cuisine fit for kings, queens, presidents and statesmen?
Would you like to be impressed by the service around you?
Is it body temperature warm water to swim in that you are after, and
yes the water has to be crystal clear?
Must crystal clear water come with white beaches and encrusted with
Do you demand to be where no one else can go, and yet also demand
to be around the jet-setting vacationers?
Would you also wish to be in paradise, a word used far too much, but
where Mother Nature did her best work?
You not want to fly hours and hours to get to your destination? Read
|Scuba Diving in the
In 1997 a magazine came out with a gorgeous "In Depth Guide
for Scuba Divers in the BVI". This guide was 8 inches by 11.5
inches, all in glossy color, consisting of six pages plus a front
and back cover. At the time I got hold of 3 and quickly sent them
out to scuba divers and could never get any more. The entire book
had gone out of print. Everything I did to get copies of this dive
book failed. I called England, the USA, and anywhere else I could
find who could point me towards getting fresh copies. The printer
said it was firmly out of print. Reluctantly, I gave up looking
for this scuba guide.
In 2002, I was at a little shop in the BVI, and I noticed a shelf
with 84 of these (old) gorgeous scuba dive booklets. I purchased
all 84 copies, and the salesman gentleman thought I was daft. Today
is May 2012, and I count that I do have 18 of these scuba booklets
still in our office. Yes, I have been giving these booklets to the
scuba fanatics, so if you want one for your trip, kindly ask for
one. It is the best scuba dive guide I have seen. We do have other
scuba dive guides, but none has impressed me more than that old
one. All the script below comes directly from that dive book. Read
Take full advantage
of the warm water (almost the same temperature as your body), crystal
clear tropical Caribbean Sea. No silver shock when you enter the water,
it is simply inviting you to come-on-in and have fun. Your luxury
yacht vacations provide the best way to get 100 percent out of your
charter. This adventure is far too important for you to have an agent
compromise your vacation so select the best person for the job no
matter what size your yacht 60-600 feet. It is your broker who provides
information to make all your yacht charters better than the rest.
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-- THE ISLAND BEAT
to Jan Critchley of the British Virgin Islands)
Fun on fisherman’s day:
On Territory Day, July 1st, head to Long Bay Beach, Beef Island
and take part in Fisherman’s Day. There are three categories
– trolling, reef fishing and the family tournament as well
as beach games such as swimming races, diving, tug-of-war, soldier
crab races and domino games. There will also be live music and a
fashion show. Registration is at Conservation and Fisheries Department
by June 30th and a valid fishing license must be obtained to take
part in the trolling and reef fishing categories. So get out your
bait, cast your line and who knows, the “Big One” just
might not get away! Read More
Annual 14 day EMANCIPATION FESTIVAL in the British Virgin Islands
Jan Critchley of BVI fame.
Two weeks each summer the British Virgin Islands come alive with
one of the hottest festivals in the Caribbean. Commencing July 22
and continuing until August 5, the BVI explodes with a carnival
atmosphere of Parades, performances, dancing, horse racing, parties,
boat races and many other special events. Tents are set up with
rides for children and many other happy sports to have fun with.
The major attraction is the festival parade which
is held on the first Monday of August. Hundreds of people line the
road way to watch the decorated Floats, Soca Bands all vying for
“best float” all floats are supported by colorful energetic
troupes dancing their way to the festival Village. Jumbies on stilts
wonder in and around them. This is an electric parade of gorgeous
costumes, smiling faces, lots of dancing and music as both parade
participants and the crowd jump to the beat. Read
|The Pelican Brief
Gaile and I were chartering in the Caribbean
learning all the anchorages for our guests, we used to take these
free week-ends with friends and get lost in paradise just chilling
out. Gaile (my wife of 39 years) is one of those wonderful
gentle folk who people, dogs, cats and birds, are attracted to.
When we were in the Virgin Islands those single girls would gravitate
to "mother" Gaile, so there was forever a bunch of single girls
hanging around our catamaran and the safety of "Mother" Gaile. Read