When To Go

Picking a favorable weather window from the east coast of the United States to the Virgin Islands  (published April 2016) The hardest part about the passage from the east coast of the U.S. to the Caribbean in November is making the best decision about when to leave the dock. The

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Caribbean Escape

This winter, escape the ice and snow by jetting south to the Caribbean for a week or two of charter.  There is nothing like a week or two in the sun and warmth of the Caribbean for chasing away the winter blues and restoring your spirit. The Caribbean has so

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10 Secret Anchorages in the B.V.I.

Here's where to go, when you want to get off the beaten path  (published December 2014) The British Virgin Islands are the most popular charter destination in the world with hundreds of bareboat and crewed charters sailing out of the bases on Tortola. With so many boats out on charter

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Norman Island B.V.I.

18.3167° N, 64.6167° W  (published May 2014) In all the years we have been sailing and chartering in the British Virgin Islands, there is one spot that we always make the first and last anchorage of a cruise. The Bight at Norman Island is a big deep bay that has

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10 Days in the B.V.I.

Here's a quick guide to 10 days in the world's favorite chartering playground  (published December 2013) The British Virgin Islands were created to be a charter destination. There are dozens of protected anchorages. The wind is usually fair and mild. The beaches are beautiful and the reefs fun to snorkel

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Coral Bay, St. John

18° 20' N 64° 44' W  (published June 2012) Though Cruz Bay on St. John’s west coast is considered the preferred anchorage for cruisers who want to be close to the island’s version of civilization, the ferry to St. Thomas, and a wilder night life, we chose to anchor instead

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