14–DAY CRUISE ITINERARY
British Virgin Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 1: Check-out and Departure
Sail or motor to Marina Cay and join the evening fun at the Sunset Hilltop Bar. Dine onboard or out at Pusser’s on Marina Cay.
Day 2: Morning Sail to the Dogs and Cruise to Gorda Sound
Sail on a reach to The Dogs, for some of the best snorkeling and diving. Head up to a point just off Mosquito Rock on the north end of Virgin Gorda; enter Gorda Sound to moor at the Bitter End Resort or Saba Rock. Check out the full list of activities at the Bitter End. Dinner can be onboard or with live music at Saba Rock, the Bitter End, or treat yourself and crew to a unique dining experience ($$$) at Biras Creek Resort.
Day 3: Open Water Cruise to Anegada
(Experience and weather conditions permitting)
From Virgin Gorda, depart in the morning for the 15 mile passage offshore to the Setting Point harbor on Anegada. Carefully navigate to the harbor, once ashore arrange for an eco-tour of the salt ponds to see the flock of pink flamingos, or off to see the islands protected giant iguana. Enjoy an Anegada lobster dinner at the Anegada Reef Hotel or one of the harbor’s well known lobster restaurants, Neptune’s or Potter’s by the Sea.
Day 4: Anegada Beach Day
Take an eco-tour or kayak around to Cow Wreck Beach, or just relax. There is a shuttle bus to Big Bamboo or Flash of Beauty Beach on Anegada’s north coast from the Anegada Reef Hotel.
Day 5: Passage back to Virgin Gorda
Make a morning departure from Anegada back to Spanish Town for water, provisions and laundry. Dinner in the town or at one of the island restaurants including the exclusive Little Dix Bay Resort.
Day 6: The Baths and Peter Island
A morning hike over the boulders of The Baths will take you to Devils Bay to swim and snorkel on one of the most picturesque coves in the islands. Set sail for Salt Island for a hike amongst the salt pan or snorkel above the prop of the sunken wreck of the RMS RHONE. Anchor in picturesque Little Harbour on Peter Island and prepare a casual dinner on board.
Day 7: Norman Island and The Bight
Take the dinghy around Treasure Point to snorkel at The Caves. Dinner can be aboard, at Pirates or on-board the Willie T.
Day 8: West End and Jost Van Dyke’s Manchioneel Bay
With an early start, stop at The Indians for some of the best snorkeling in the world. Then continue on to West End, Tortola. Here, stock up on water, ice, provisions or stroll through the shops. Take a short passage to Manchioneel Bay on the east end of Jost Van Dyke near Foxy’s Taboo. Take a short hike to Bubbling Pool, a natural Jacuzzi set in a rounded area in the rocks. Dinner for the evening can either be aboard, at Foxy’s Taboo, or sail down to Little or Great Harbour for a night at Sidney’s Peace and Love or Foxy’s respectively.
Day 9: Cruz Bay
Clear British VI Customs and Immigration in Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke and sail southeast to Durloe Channel to Cruz Bay, St. John. Anchor and clear U.S. Customs and Immigration. Stay either in Cruz Bay or Caneel Bay and dine at the resort, in town or on board. See the National Park Service Visitors Center in Caneel Bay for information on hiking trails on St. John.
Day 10: St. John or Magens Bay, St. Thomas
Continue to tour St. John or sail to the north side of St. Thomas. Dine on board to take a taxi to one of the many restaurants on St. Thomas.
Day 11-12: Trunk or St. Francis and Maho Bays, St. John
At Francis Bay, visit the Maho Bay Camps resort. Wander up to the hilltop restaurant for Happy Hour and enjoy a view of the sunset. There are so many things to do at Maho Bay consider spending two days there.
Day 13: Leinster Bay, St. John
Depart Francis Bay through Fungi Passage and beat the short distance up to Waterlemon Cay in Leinster Bay where there is excellent snorkeling. Or, take the dinghy ashore to explore the Annaberg ruins.
Day 14: Soper’s Hole or Norman Island
Proceed back to West End to clear back into the British Virgin Islands Customs and Immigration located in the ferry building on the north side. Spend the day and the evening in Soper’s Hole or sail south for a return visit to Norman Island.
Leave around 8am or earlier from West End or Norman Island to motor or sail back to Road Harbour for check-in and afternoon flights home.