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NOTE: We only have availability the week of February 27-March 5, 2016 and April 2nd-April 9th, 2016. Our apologies but these trips book up fast!
Imagine waking up in a comfortable bed that has been gently rocking you all night long. You smell the salt air, poke your head up out of the skylight, and smile. You smile because you are on a large (47') catamaran sailboat, anchored in a deserted island’s tropical cove.
Not just any island either. The British Virgin Islands offer some of the best beaches and sailing conditions in the world.
Everything is just perfect.
You have a highly qualified Captain on board who will let you help sail the boat as much or as little as you would like. When you feel hungry, a cook will prepare unbelievable meals for you, along with some tasty tropical drink to wash it down.
But it’s not all about sailing. The boat is equipped with everything you need to:·
- Scuba Dive (if you are certified)
- Stand-up paddle board
- Sea Kayak
- Deep sea fish
And many other water activities. You can also take shore excursions to shop, explore historical sites, or hang out in a hammock on the beach.
Want to see what it's like? Take a look at the Tradewinds Yacht Charters website ( or go to You Tube and search on the Tradewinds Yacht Charters videos.
Sound like the playground of the rich and famous? It is. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a taste of it too.
If you book a fully-crewed charter like this with the Moorings or some other charter service, you will pay $18-$20,000 for the whole boat of the week. We put a screenshot of the Moorings to show for comparison in one of the pictures.
You don’t have to pay a rich person’s price. We don’t pay the rich man’s price, and we’ve been going on these vacations for about 8 years. The reason we don’t pay those prices is because we have purchased a bunch of them.
But we're not sure if we can use all of the vacation weeks. We've had some medical issues and it is hard to move around on a sailboat anymore. So we want to pass our savings on to you.
We have booked seven nights in the British Virgin Islands for 7 nights starting Feb 27, 2016. We also have another week available April 2nd - 9th, 2016. You can have all 5, 2 person cabins, and bring as many kids as you want. The all-inclusive price for kids under 12 is only $475 for the week.
As you can see from the screenshot we've included, the price for non-members in this all-inclusive deal is $5,900 for ONE cabin for two people. That's $2,950 per person. We get a pretty good discount for being members, but we would like to offer you even more of a discount. So we are willing to let this one go for $6,000 for TEN people, plus $950 per person for the all-inclusive fee, which is collected from the charter company ($475 per child).
In other words, we are selling this charter for $1,550 per person ($1,075 per child) if you bring 10 people.
That all-inclusive fee covers pretty much everything on your trip, including:
All water-related activities
All meals (other than two shore excursion dinners)
All drinks (yes - that means the alcohol too)
All services of the Captain and Crew
All taxes, government fees and any fuel
You can have the vacation of a lifetime for $1,550 per person with practically everything included.
Airfare, transportation to the boat, and any gratuity you would like to pay the crew is not included.
I am trying to help my parents sell these trips. They bought them in bulk from a charter company ( and they can't go on some of them due to health issues. Now they are just trying to get some of their money back and provide a discount to you.
In previous years they went on at least one of these per year. They loved them and had a blast. I brought our kids on a trip to the BVI's and had a great time as well. I highly recommend them. The picture is of us in the cockpit of the boat at the Baths in Virgin Gorda. Thanks for considering it.
Hal Cranmer purchased this boat in 2005
This is an 'all-inclusive' sailing trip. It really beats bareboating and is worth the extra price. You have a Captain on board that knows the area very well, and a cook that makes fantastic meals. You can do as much or as little on board as you would like. Also, unlike a big cruise ship, you don't have people trying to sell you other stuff. Pay one price up front and you are done! Not to mention, you don't have to be on a boat with thousands of strangers.
The $950 'All-Inclusive' Fee is per person. If you have children under the age of 12 it is $475 per child. The all-inclusive fee will be paid to the charter company upon arrival at the marina and must be paid in cash. They use this money to pay for gas, mooring fees, etc.