It's been awhile (6 or 7 years) since I've sailed the Caribbean
. I'm taking a group of friends on a 49' Leopard
Cat for a month. Any and all input is welcome on the is post. I am a gatherer of information and never too proud to listen to and or take advice.
Here is the itinerary:
Thursday April 11th,
Fly into Tortola (Beef Island Airport
-EIS) board the boat at noon the following day (April 12th), do grocery shopping
out next day for Baths and spend the next few days island hoping and exploring Anegada
Then an overnight sail (**about 12 hours) to St. Martin.
Saturday April 20, (better to arrive a day earlier-April 19th-and board rested)
People depart/arrive at St. Martin (Princess Juliana International Airport- SXM). Then we visit St. Martin, Anguilla
and St Barts.
Saturday April 27,
People arrive/depart St. Martin airport
(Princess Juliana International Airport- SXM) and take the high speed catamaran ferry
to and from the boat in St Barts. Those flying into St Martin
arrive on April 26th, spend the night and take the ferry
at 9:00am on the 27th. right near St. Martin's airport. Very scenic enjoyable 35 minute trip.
We visit on St. Barts, then sail to St. Kitts (**about 7 hours). After a few days in St. Kitts and or Nevis
we sail to Statia and or Saba
then onto St. Croix (**overnight sail, about 12 hours).
Saturday May 4, (better to arrive a day earlier-May 3-and board rested)
People arrive/depart St. Croix (E. Rholsen Airport -STX) We visit St. Croix, then sail to St. John (**about 5 hours), visit St. John, then sail back to BVI (**3 hours). Return boat to Tortola by noon Saturday May 11.
Saturday May 11
People depart from Tortola Beef Island airport or buy a sailboat and stay in the Caribbean
**Sailing times are approximate. Depends on wind
Just know without doubt that we have to be there in port for all arrivals and departures.