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A One-Day Caribbean Yacht Charter Can Be Fun!

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WEEKLONG CHARTER OR JUST ONE DAY?

While crewed sail boat charters and bareboat charter vacations normally last 5 to 7 nights, not everyone has the time for a multi-night term luxury yacht charter. In this economy, saving up for a special bareboat charter or luxury yacht charter holiday might mean postponing until 2010.

 

GREAT NEWS

Now for the good news – sailboat charters can be as short as one day and are the perfect compliment to a land-based Caribbean island vacation.

Let’s take a look at a single-day luxury yacht charter escape in the British Virgin Islands (also known as the BVI or BVI’s).

 

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CHARTER

There are four major inhabited islands in the BVI, as well as dozens of (nearly 60) smaller islands, cays, and rocks scattered throughout the archipelago. Of course, the fun way to see these sights is by boat on a luxury sailing charter.

You can rent a small Caribbean yacht charter sailboat or a fast powerboat for the day in Road Town, Nanny Cay, West End, or several other locations. Some experience driving a powerboat or basic chart-reading skills are important to ensure you have a pleasurable day.

 

ITINERARY

A great trip could start from Road Town, Tortola and head south across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Peter Island. You can tie up to the dock in Sprat Bay, or anchor off the beach in Deadman’s Bay and swim ashore (remember to wear your water socks). Visitors are welcome in the public areas, the boutique, and the beach grill.

girl swimming over a reef and camera showing fish underneath her and rock formation and sky above

 

NEXT LEG

From Peter Island, it’s a short boat ride to Norman Island. This is author Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary Treasure Island, and the source of countless tales of pirates and buried chests of gold. Today, the island is uninhabited except for a small restaurant on the beach in the Bight. Anchored in the bay is the old ship, William Thornton, affectionately known by bareboat charter lovers and the locals as the “Willy T,” a trading vessel converted to a bar and restaurant. It’s a great stop for a little “pirate” ambiance. Be warned – on holiday weekends, the Willy T is not appropriate for kids as it takes on a bawdy “adults only” atmosphere.

 

THE AMAZING CAVES

Just outside the bay are the Caves. These are more like grottoes and are a true snorkeler’s delight. You can tie up your boat to one of the National Park moorings and swim in. Don’t be surprised if a school of tropical fish swim alongside you, looking for a handout. The locals ask that you resist the temptation to feed the little critters, however. Human food is not healthy for the fish and may do them great harm in the long run.

 

INDIANS

After snorkeling at the Caves, it is a short boat ride to The Indians. These rock outcroppings are the size of houses and full of nesting seabirds in the summer. The waters around the rocks are teeming with fish of every shape and color. One local describes a swim here as a magical experience: “Floating among the fish, corals and sea fans will make you feel like Peter Pan flying through an enchanted forest.”

 

SALT ISLAND

If the sun is still high in the sky, and you still feel fresh for more adventure, zip over to Salt Island. You can tie up to the dock and walk around the abandoned houses to the salt pond where workers harvest and sell sea salt. If you still have any get-up-and-go in your tank, hop back on your boat and cruise around the corner to the wreck of the HMS Rhone, the BVI’s first underwater park. Snorkel over the wreck and try to imagine what it looked like before it sank in 1867!

 

ISLAND TIME

By now, you realize you are on “island time.” There’s little reason to hurry back to Tortola, unless you have an early dinner reservation at your hotel or resort. Assuming you are in the island groove, we suggest a cruise east to Cooper Island. Accessible only by boat, this island has a few rental homes and a tiny resort that’s looks like a vacation postcard from the water – palm trees and long, white sand beach. By now, you must be hungry from a morning/afternoon of exploring. Drop in a local restaurant for a late lunch. With a full belly and a big smile, it’s just a short sail or cruise back to Tortola.

 

DAY TRIP ITINERARIES

There are many other itineraries for a day trip by boat. Your hotel concierge can recommend the best local boat rental operators and give you some ideas as to where to go and what to see there. You can go fast on a powerboat or slower on a sailboat – the choice is yours. Either way, a day boat trip around the British Virgin Islands will be the highlight of your land-based island holiday!

 

HOW TO BOOK A ONE DAY YACHT CHARTER

For more information, call the yacht charter specialists at 305-720-7245.  Fill out our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Amels Brews Magical Elixir 4You…Yacht Charters Will Never Be the Same

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AMELS YACHT CHARTER DISCOUNTS

Thinking about a St Barts yacht charter this December on a comfortable, head-turning megayacht?  If you are, we have great news.

LIMITED EDITION 180’s

Two Amels Limited Editions 180 superyachts have just announced plans to head to the Caribbean this winter, and both will remain in the area through Spring 2017.

 

ELIXIR and 4YOU

Amels motor yachts ELIXIR and 4YOU, Limited Editions 180 models are available this December. Specifically, 2016 through April, 2017 for British Virgin Island yacht charter reservations. Furthermore, they avail south in the area of St. Martin and St Barts, as well.

4you-yacht-charter-superyacht-motoryacht-profile

 

Amels yacht 4YOU, a 2012 build, features a stunning contemporary Laura Sessa interior.  She sleeps 10 to 12 in 6 guest cabins.  Newer yacht ELIXIR offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 cabins.  She also boasts a Laura Sessa interior. In addition, she is a bit more eclectic than 4YOU.

ELIXIR superyacht

The Limited Editions AMELS 180 series by naval architect Tim Heywood is ever-evolving.  Specifically, it is one of the most refined and smooth-functioning yachts in the 55-meter range. The Master suite has folding balcony. There are also two more balconies attached to the main desk salon.

The roomy Sun Deck is 25 meters long. It has a luxury space of 155 square meters.  This is quite possibly the largest sun deck you encounter on any 55 meter charter vessel.

The yachts’ rates begin at €275,000 per week.  Further, they are up to €310,000 per week for holiday dates.

To plan your own yacht charter vacation on 4You, Elixir, or any other yacht, contact yacht charter specialists at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Book This Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Vessel And We’ll Give You OUR Bonus!

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INSATIABLE motoryacht running

 

SPECIAL OFFER – EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU!

The manager of 100 foot superyacht INSATIABLE reached out to us today.  Seems the owner of this super-popular Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel wants to shore up a gap in his reservation calendar and has offered us an incentive to secure a booking during the last two weeks of January, 2017.

Per the yacht’s manager, the owner of Broward yacht INSATIABLE has graciously offered us $1000 for any 7-night yacht charter Virgin Islands reservation we can deliver, to close his calendar for January.

 

We’ve got a better idea!!!

This is given in the spirit of Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and her Team’s belief in Generosity and Giftivism.  A gift to start your year off right.  If you charter yacht INSATIABLE through 1-800 Yacht Charters, for either the third or fourth week of January, 2017, in the British and/or US Virgin islands, we’ll pass our $1000 bonus on to you – in the form of an instant rebate.

This is an exclusive offer – only available from 1-800 Yacht Charters – with our compliments.

Insatiable anchored off of the beach with watertoys in the foreground on the sand

 

LUXURY YACHT CHARTER SPECIAL FEATURES

Built by Broward Marine, the 100 foot yacht INSATIABLE  offers affordable luxury for up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms.  She recently received a brand new paint job, and underwent a refit, with many interior upgrades.  Her special features make her the ultimate Virgin Islands luxury yacht charter option for small families or three couples. For instance, 32′ Intrepid center console towed tender, with twin 225 horsepower Mercury engines. It is great for fishing or exploration.  In addition, a second tender, a 14′ Novurania with 50 mph that is excellent for towing a wake board or water-skiing. Next, a wave runner and 2 single-person kayaks.  Moreover, the yacht has lots of snorkel gear.  Lastly, she has three double guest cabins.

 

THE YACHT CHARTER PRICE

Caribbean Rate: $29,500 USD per week + running expenses (items such as food, fuel, bar, dockage, etc.)

You’ll receive an instant rebate of $1000 off the rate of $29500, and pay only $28,500 – a savings of 3%

 

HER VIRGIN ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER CALENDAR

BOOKED: December 23-January 2 (BVI)

BOOKED: January 7-14 (BVI)

OPEN:  January 16 – 31 (BVI)

 

HOW TO BOOK INSATIABLE FOR YOUR CHARTER

You can only get the special $1000 offer by making your reservation with us! In conclusion, hurry and take advantage of this great offer.  Compliments of 1-800 Yacht Charters. Fill out our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ right now.

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Caribbean Closes Ports To Yachts Amid COVID-19

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Thinking of sheltering in place?  First, in a remote destination?  Second, in private?  Third, on a luxury yacht charter vessel?   Great thought, but STOP.  Before you get your hopes up, we have a report.  Getting on a yacht may be a BIG problem right now. This is a result of more islands closing their borders to yachts. It is particularly difficult for all.

 

BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS

Traditionally, spring is the most popular season for Caribbean yacht charters.  We have fully-crewed superyachts in position. They are ready to accept guests. For example, from the Bahamas to Bonaire.

Unfortunately, the unexpected outbreak of a global viral pandemic has affected the industry.  It brings the idea of a charter in the Caribbean to a screeching halt.

 

ADVISORIES AND CURFEWS

This started as travel advisories and then curfews.  It morphed into full closures of most island nations in the Caribbean.  This affects both air and sea access.

 

GUESTS OR NOT

In some cases, charter guests already onboard may stay onboard.  However, as of March 30, most charter vessels are restricted.  Therefore, they cannot accept new guests in almost every inhabited island in the Caribbean.  For instance, the British Virgin Islands and St. Marten.

 

CLOSED (no re-opening dates announced)

  • TRINIDAD … not only
  • ST LUCIA
  • ARUBA … but also
  • BONAIRE
  • CURAÇAO
  • BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (BVI)
  • MARIE-GALANTE and THE SAINTS
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (DR)
  • DOMINICA … in addition,
  • GRENADA
  • ST. MAARTEN (ST. MARTIN)
  • MARTINIQUE
  • GUADELOUPE
  • ANTIGUA and BARBUDA … lastly,
  • ST KITTS & NEVIS

RESTRICTIONS

Restrictions exist.  For instance,

  • MONTSERRAT.  Mandatory 14 day quarantine
  • USVI (U.S. Virgin Islands).  Closed to all visitors for 30 days.  Charter vessels, hotels, guest houses, etc. are restricted. They may not accept new guests. Guests who have already checked in are advised to return home. They cam remain, if they choose, however.  Airport and Seaports are open.  All non-essential businesses are closed.  Residents are asked to stay at home. All bars across the Territory are closed.  In-house dining is not allowed at restaurants.  Take-out services are permissible. Additionally,
  • ANGUILLA.  Both sea and air ports are closed to all passengers. This applies for an initial 14-day period, from 20 March.
  • BAHAMAS.  Incoming passenger flights are banned.  Significantly, seaports remain open for cargo and supply vessels only.  Moreover, All inter-island sailing and cruising is prohibited.
  • BARBADOS.  Airports and marinas are open.  Whether by yacht or plane, all visitors arriving from the UK, Europe, and the United States will be placed in quarantine for 14 days. Anyone arriving with a travel history from China, Iran, and South Korea are also subject to a 14-day quarantine. Further,
  • DOMINICA.  Airports and seaports closed.  There is an exception for planes and ships bringing vitally-needed cargo and medical relief supplies.
  • ST. VINCENT and the GRENADINES.  Mandatory 14 day quarantine for any passengers arriving from China and other countries.  For instance, the European Union, Iran, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

 

 STAY INFORMED / DISCLAIMER

In conclusion, this is not a complete list of all restrictions in the Caribbean.  Border and marina/port closures change rapidly.  Moreover, air traffic suspensions change, too.  In the meantime, 1-800 Yacht Charters will keep this information updated as much as possible. We encourage our blog readers to check official country websites and local news sources for the latest travel advisories and closures/restrictions. For specific luxury yacht charter questions, please email us at info@1800yachtcharters.com

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Great Reason For a BVI Yacht Charter Today

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Aerial photo of Scrub Island Resort Spa and Marina. Photo shows a blue swimming pool amid beige buildings with shiny metal roofs. There is a marina with boats in the background, and mountains on either side of the back of the photo. The ocean water is deep blue. The sky is blue and full of puffy white clouds.

Scrub Island Resort Spa and Marina (tks to Wikipedia)

 

HURRICANE IRMA HITS THE CARIBBEAN

Hurricane Irma struck the British Virgin Islands in early September, 2017. She left destruction. For instance, a trail of battered yachts, debris-filled beaches, and widespread destruction.

 

STATE OF THE CARIBBEAN

Fast forward 2-plus years.  The island chain is once again as popular as ever as a world-class yacht charter destination!  The islands are back to normal. For example, the debris is gone, the marinas are rebuilt, and the white-sand beaches are once again glistening in the rays of the warm Caribbean sun.

 

WHY CHOOSE THE BVI FOR YACHT CHARTER?

Great news!  There is a new reason to choose the BVI this spring for your Caribbean superyacht experience.  DUTY FREE FUEL.

 

GOVERNMENT AMENDMENT

The British Virgin Islands (BVIs) government amended its custom regulations in December 2019.  They now offer duty free fuel to yachts.

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, explains:

“As long as your luxury charter yacht remains in the BVI for a minimum three days, your crew can take advantage of these cost savings.  Depending upon the size of the superyacht you charter, the savings can be significant.”

 

PREMIER OF THE BVI COMMENTS

Andrew Fahie, the Premier of the BVI also commented on the new rule:  “This will be a step in the right direction towards encouraging megayachts to make the BVI their home port,” says Andrew Fahie, the premier of the BVIs.

Fun Fact for British Virgin Island Yacht Charter – A Snorkeling Paradise

 

Other areas of the Caribbean, for instance, St Martin and St Barts, draw more megayacht visits.  The BVIs seem prepared to give the other islands a run for their money.

Multiple marinas for deep-draft superyachts, especially sailing yachts, now exist.

The BVI has year-round warm temperatures and as a general rule.  Not only that, but calmer waters occur here than in other areas of the Caribbean.

Flight times from the USA to the British Virgin Islands are shorter.  Not only is there an international airport in Tortola suitable for both commercial and private jets. but there is also regular ferry service between the BVI and the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands.

If easy flight access, beautiful anchorages, and money-saving opportunities matter to you, consider the British Virgins for your next superyacht charter vacation this spring.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, it is time to plan your yacht charter for the Spring.  Why not enjoy The Superyacht Experience in a destination with duty free fuel?  The savings that you enjoy on the fuel can be used to purchase a duty free piece of jewelry for your loved one, maybe?  (wink)  Book your yacht charter now by contacting 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/  #thesuperyachtexperience #yachtcharter #1800yachtcharters

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Is Your Caribbean Yacht Charter Destination Sustainable?

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QUESTION

Q:  “Our family is considering a Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation this winter.  We are interested in “Green”  travel opportunities and seeing destinations that focus on environmental sustainability.  How can we analyze a destination’s commitment to sustainable tourism?”   

 

ANSWER

A:  The yachting industry continues to make great strides in it’s commitment to sustainability: from green initiatives to reduce plastic water bottle waste, to mega yacht charter vessels offering carbon offsets

ONLY HALF OF THE EQUATION

But the industry’s efforts are only half of the equation.  The destinations and their commitment to their residents’ well-being and the protection of the environment are crucial for long term sustainability.Logo of Travel Forever

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) serves as the international body for fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices.  When planning a sustainable vacation, the GSTC suggests these criteria.

TOURISM MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Does the destination show that they care and implement strategies for its local economy, environment (including climate change) and social/cultural factors?

Local community benefits and economic opportunity 

Does the destination track and report its local economic contributions; provide equal employment and training opportunities and extend opportunities to those who live in poverty?

Visitor management policies

Does the destination have policies designed to conserve key attractions and landscapes?  Do visitors receive direction so as to not destroy of natural and cultural assets?
In conclusion, you mentioned the possibility of a yachting vacation in the Virgin Islands.  Based on the criteria stated above, we would suggest contacting the official tourism offices for both the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, and pose the GSTC questions to them.  Hopefully, their answers will demonstrate a commitment to green and sustainable tourism in the islands…
Smooth sailing!

CONTACT US TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

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Moonlight Madness on a Virgin Island Yacht Charter at Bomba’s Shack

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TIME TO HAVE FUN!

Moonlight Madness, anyone?  What luxury sailing charter is complete without a little silliness and merriment with friends?

Although full moon parties take place in different corners of the world, any Virgin Island yacht charter enthusiast will tell you the parties that take place in the British Virgin Islands (aka, the BVI) are some of the most renowned – celebrating both lunar madness and traditional island culture.

ROWDY PLACES IN THE BVI

The rowdiest of these takes place at Bomba’s Shack in Capoons Bay.
It may not look like much, but Bomba’s Shack is a happening bar set alongside the beach on Apple Bay, at the West End of Tortola, BVI. Each month, the legendary Full Moon Party draws loads of locals and visitors, especially luxury sailing charter passengers looking to experience real island life.

Held monthly on the night of the full moon, moonlight madness spills into the street, the beach, and everything in between.
Bomba Shack in the British Virgin Islands

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy live entertainment while you dance the night away, try a Bomba Punch (rum punch) or sip on a Bomba “mushroom tea.”

If you are planning a Caribbean getaway on the water, the lunacy on Tortola, BVI takes place on the following days:
August 5, 2009
September 4, 2009
October 4, 2009
November 2, 2009
December 2, 2009
December 31, 2009 (What a perfect way to ring in the New Year!)

 

HOW TO BOOK A FULL MOON YACHT CHARTER

For more information, please contact us.  We would love to plan a full moon charter for you!  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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New Racing Division Added to Superyacht Regatta

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SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS AND REGATTA

Organizers of the Caribbean’s only Superyacht rendezvous and regatta gathered.  They added a new racing division.  It includes catamarans in a four-day Spring event, March 14 -17, 2012.  The race takes place in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

RACE ORGANIZERS

Boat International and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are the organizers of the 2012 Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous.  They announced the addition of a catamaran category.  This is the second edition of this unique event. 

 

THREE DIVISIONS

The racing will now be divided into three classes: performance, cruising and catamaran, with the entire fleet competing for the overall winner of Silver Cup, the Boat International Media Trophy, made by Garrard of London.

 

FOUR DAY ITINERARY

Organizers hope to bring together owners of  motor yachts and luxury sailing charter vessels for four days of racing, fun activities and glittering social events in the idyllic surroundings of Virgin Gorda and her neighboring islands.

 

VIRGIN GORDA MARINA

Participants of the 2012 Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous will be among the first to experience the brand new Clubhouse at YCCS Virgin Gorda Marina, and enjoy the fabulous facilities of Oil Nut Bay, making this event a truly unique occasion not be missed.

Participation is open to sail and motor yachts over 80ft, and catamarans longer than 60ft.  Sail yacht Marie, Salperton, P2, and sail yacht Twizzle have already expressed their intention to participate. 

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER


Gather the family, rent a private yacht, and come explore the Caribbean.  For details and pricing options, contact our destination specialists
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Our Best Vacation Ever! Yacht Charter Reviews

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Catamaran Sailboat Yacht Charter Boat Dreaming On

April 2012:

We’re just back from a week on board sail catamaran DREAMING ON, sailing the BVIs in the capable hands of our wonderful crew, Geoff and Iza. We were also vacationing with another couple…and we all agreed that the whole experience exceeded our expectations by far, to the extent that we have already booked again for next year!

This is all down to Geoff and Iza who are a very special and generous couple – it was like sailing with good friends – the chemistry was perfect and we just hit it off.

SHE CONTINUES HER REVIEW…

They welcomed us on board their beautiful home and anticipated our every need. Iza is an amazing cook – the food (presentation, quality and variety) is better than you get in most good restaurants and all prepared in a galley kitchen – the sushi in particular was unbelievable! And Geoff…well, in our opinion he makes a better Painkiller than the Soggy Dollar (as well as being a great Captain).

They had arranged an itinerary for us (but it was flexible) and we went to different, islands and/or bays every day. For instance, a sail to Anegada, followed by a fabulous lobster dinner at the Reef Hotel – highly recommend this!

They took us to all their favorite spots in the BVIs and we couldn’t get enough of the clear blue waters and white sandy beaches – plenty of snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding to be had. In fact, we didn’t really have enough time just to hang out in one place for a day or go tubing or water-skiing, which is why we are returning next year. Now we know all the best spots and where we’d like to go back to and spend more time.

(Catamaran DREAMING ON) is comfortable and has plenty of space, both out the front on the ‘trampolines’ and the shady area at the back by the cockpit where we enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overall, for anyone out there considering a luxury yacht charter, I would highly recommend, without hesitation, DREAMING ON, and Geoff and Iza – it will be one of the (if not THE) best vacations of your life! We certainly can’t wait to get back on board next year…..

Name: Lindsey S.

 

HOW TO BOOK A CATAMARAN CHARTER

In conclusion, book your own vacation of a lifetime today. Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  We will plan your amazing catamaran charter right away.

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TOP 5 Caribbean Yacht Charter Cocktails To Try Right Now

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QUESTION

“I’m looking forward to my first St. Martin yacht charter vacation, and my travel companions and I are having a Caribbean themed party to get super psyched about our trip.  Any suggestions for top 5 cocktails (traditional / island) to put us in the proper frame of mind?”

Angel A., Miami, FL

 

ANSWER

Now that’s the spirit, Angel!  What a fantastic idea to get pumped about your Caribbean escape.

We’re not too embarrassed to admit enjoying a libation or two (or three) during our own yachting excursions in the islands. Local specialties can be found throughout the Caribbean. but we’ve narrowed down the choices to our favorites (in no particular order).

 

KEEP IN MIND

As you sip these drinks, keep in mind you can heighten your experience by throwing on a pair of flip-flops, hiding behind a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, and swaying to a little “Havana Daydreamin” with Jimmy Buffet.

Smooth sailing, Angel…

TOP 5 COCKTAILS

Photo of Mojito cocktail on a picnic table

MOJITO – Cuba yacht charter

Some things are quintessential Cuban – hand-made cigars, guayabera linen shirts, and minty Mojitos. The history of Cuba’s signature drink dates back to the 16th century, when Sir Francis Drake and his comrades drank a mixture of crushed mint leaves, lime and unrefined rum. Locals say Hemingway drank them at Le Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, and James Bond enjoyed one in 2002’s Die Another Day.

 

 

Left side photo is a frozen painkiller drink with straw and right hand photo is sailboat anchored with british virgin islands written on it


PAINKILLER – British Virgin Islands yacht charter

Made with Pusser’s Rum, The Painkiller cocktail originated at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke island in the BVIs.  The drink was once made with a secret rum recipe by Daphne Henderson, the owner of the Soggy Dollar.  Charles Tobias, the founder of the Pusser’s rum distillery, persuaded Henderson to share her recipe. We’re glad she did, as Painkiller cocktails are now readily available throughout the Caribbean.

 

TOP 5 COCKTAILS CONTINUE

 

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TI PUNCH – Martinique yacht charter

More an aperitif than cocktail, this simple mix of white rum, cane sugar and lime is usually served straight and is popular in all of the French Caribbean islands – Martinique, Guadeloupe, and the French side of St. Martin. Easy to make, it’s usually  served “to taste” – drinkers are presented with a glass of rum, a lime, and some syrup to make it up as they wish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know what you’re thinking – we promised five killer cocktails but only named three.  You caught us!

 

WHAT ARE THE TOP 1 AND 2?

Submit our contact form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/  requesting the other 2 great drinks.  We’ll send you the names AND the recipes to make all 5 of our favorite island-themed Caribbean yacht charter cocktails.  Look forward to hearing from you and sharing some cocktails!

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAIL?

What’s your favorite tropical cocktail to drink while on your yacht charter?  Leave a comment below!

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