Sample the ultimate Caribbean spirit

Sail the St Francis Drake Channel and experience the BVI like a local. Go on a tour and tasting at the Callwood Rum Distillery, the oldest continuously operating rum distillery in the Caribbean. Snorkel off Monkey Point, visit the legendary Bitter End Yacht Club and head to Cane Garden Bay for a final taste of paradise dinner.

2017 departure dates: 17 November, 8 December 2017

NEW 2018 departure dates: 22 June, 16 November 2018

7
Days

Highlights

  • Monkey Point’s dazzling coral reef
  • See another side of this cruising paradise
  • Stop off at Caribbean rum hotspots
  • Visit Foxy’s beach bar on Jost Van Dyke
  • Learn the history of the rum industry
  • World's oldest continually operating rum distillery
Day 1

Wickhams Cay II, Tortola base

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

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Wickhams Cay II Marina Base

Your flotilla adventure begins at our base on Wickhams Cay II. This thriving marina town is the perfect place to provision your boat, get to know your new flotilla friends and meet the lead crew who will guide you through the highlights of the British Virgin Islands. Make the most of your time on shore before you set sail, stopping for island pastries and coffee in the marina café or heading further inland to explore Tortola’s mountainous, forested interior.

Day 2

Peter Island

The day's sailing

5
Nautical miles
1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Awake early for pre-departure preparations (provisions, water, fuel) and a briefing to familiarise yourself with your boat. Sail round the corner to the renowned Deadman’s Bay and enjoy lunch aboard before setting off for your first stop: Great Harbour, Peter Island. Once you’re settled, join us at Oceans 7 Beach Club for a rum punch party to kick-start the flotilla.

Day 3

Virgin Gorda

The day's sailing

6
Nautical miles
1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Sail north towards the beautiful Virgin Gorda, and drop anchor for an early stop off at The Baths, a beachside formation of giant volcanic boulders that form secret pools, grottos, and pathways on the south side of the island. Enjoy a picnic afloat as we sail onwards towards the famous Bitter End Yacht Club. We’ll hold a short briefing at 5:30 p.m. A special three-course meal with rum pairing will follow from 7pm-9pm in the Clubhouse, with fruit punch for the young pirates.

Day 4

Anegada

The day's sailing

13
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

A little over 15 miles to the north of Leverick Bay, the island of Anegada awaits your arrival. Enjoy a prolonged spell of blue water sailing as you leave Virgin Gorda in your wake and cruise through the blue to this flat coral atoll. Sparsely populated and teeming with wildlife, Anegada is a must see for nature lovers. Visit the Salt Ponds to view Anegada’s resident flamingos, and keep an eye out for the rare ground iguanas that live only here and on Guana Island. Spoil yourself to fresh lobster and watch the sun set over the flat island.

Discover Anegada

Anegada

Suggested lunch spots

Jump in taxi or rent a scooter to explore the islands. Two popular beach spots that also serve lunch are Loblolly Bay and Cow Wreck Beach. Don’t eat too much before the group lobster feast on the beach at Potter’s By the Sea for dinner.

Day 5

Marina Cay

The day's sailing

10
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Marina Cay BVI

Rise early and take on the guided morning trail hike. Once underway, you can choose to sail for the Dogs, or head to Marina Cay. We’ll hold a short briefing at 5:30 p.m. at the Marina Cay Hilltop Bar, before we host a Pusser’s Painkiller Party, beach games for the kids, and an enlightening lesson on the history of rum in the BVI.

Day 6

Cane Garden Bay

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Cane Garden Bay_ BVI

Travel to Monkey Point on Guana Island for a morning of snorkelling in this dazzling coral reef hotspot. After lunch, sail to Cane Garden Bay for a tour and tasting at the Callwood Rum Distillery, the oldest, continuously operating rum distillery in the Caribbean. Following the tour, we’ll hold a short briefing at 5:30 p.m. at the nearby Elm Bar. Enjoy drinks and live music by the Elm-Tones, and a final BBQ and awards ceremony at this locals’ favourite. *Weather dependent; if inclement weather, the lead crew may switch days 6 and 7.

Callwood Rum Distillery

Explore the world’s oldest continually operating rum distillery, and learn the fascinating history of the golden elixir beloved of sailors throughout the ages.

Day 7

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

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Wickhams Cay II Marina Base

Free day. Sail wherever you like. Visit Salt Island, the RMS Rhone, the Indians, or the caves at Norman Island. Norman Island is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. This being your last night aboard, you’ll be free to overnight at Cooper Island, Peter Island, Norman Island, or even the Sunsail Base

The Indians, BVI

Discover: Norman Island

Suggested lunch spots: The Indians are a small archipelago of islets and one of the most popular dive spots in the BVI. Call here for lunch and dive or snorkel an underwater playground brimming with tropical fish species.