Day 1 Welcome aboard LUNA! We will meet you in Tortola. After safety briefing and introduction to the yacht, we are ready to start our legendary sailing adventure! It's time to hoist the sails and head to our first stop.
Just a short sail across the Sir Francis Drake Channel is the idyllic Peter Island. Here we will anchor in the pristine waters at Deadman's Bay, and you can take your first swim in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. We will spend the afternoon here. Relax aboard, take on the water on a SUP or kayak, or enjoy a nice swim and snorkel; sea turtles and other magnificent marine animals live abundantly in the surrounding waters. Soon it’s time for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at sunset, followed by a delicious dinner. Overnight in Peter Island.
Day 2 Ready to take on a new day! After a fresh and energizing breakfast, we will set sail to Salt Island where you will have the chance to go ashore and explore this uninhabited island and check out the salt pond or snorkel at the wreck of the RMS Rhone, a steamship that sank in 1867 during a hurricane and is reportedly haunted to this day. Underwater ghosts or not, it’s a unique snorkeling and diving spot in the region.
Afterwards, we will have a delicious lunch and set sail to Cooper Island. This is a small and charming island famous for its numerous species of plants like hibiscus, palm trees, lime trees, and cactus. It is also a protected breeding area for birds. There is a family-owned eco-friendly hotel with a very nice restaurant, fully stocked rum bar where you will find rums from all around the Caribbean, a coffee and ice cream shop, and a solar-powered microbrewery. There is also an excellent snorkeling spot called Cistern Point very close to the anchorage. Enjoy all that Cooper Island has to offer. Returning to LUNA, cocktails and nibbles will be prepared on time to see the stunning sunset. Overnight in Cooper Island.
Day 3 Wake up to the aroma of coffee and enjoy a delicious breakfast with the freshest of local tropical fruits. Today, we are off to The Baths which is an area of unique geologic formations; huge, rounded rocks are piled up as if by magic. This national park is a labyrinth of massive boulders with countless caves and crystal-clear pools to explore. This is one of the BVIs major tourist destinations; many calls it the 8th wonder of the world.
After a very tasty and healthy lunch, we will set sail to the North Sound in Virgin Gorda also known as Billionaires Playground since Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Brand) now owns two islands, Necker Island and Moskito Island and Larry Page (Google) purchased Eustatia Island a few years ago. Both Billionaires can regularly be seen kitesurfing in the North Sound. The water here is bright turquoise in color, and it looks outstanding in photographs. Go kayaking or paddleboarding and explore the amazing surroundings or take a dinghy ride to the famous Bitter End Yacht Club or Saba Rock for some fabulous cocktails. Come back to LUNA for a delicious dinner. Overnight in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda.
Day 4 Ready to take on a new day! After a fresh and uplifting breakfast, we are ready to sail to Anegada, a lovely sail skipping towards the horizon. This will be the longest sail of the trip; we will arrive around lunch time. Anegada is the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands and is formed of coral and limestone.
Anegada has some of the world’s most popular coral reefs, whitest sandy beaches, and stunning sunsets. Feeling like exploring ashore? Rent a moped, scooters or Moke and explore this unique and beautiful island. Should you wish to try Anegada spiny lobster, this is the place to do it. You will have the opportunity to eat freshly caught seafood on the beach for dinner. Alternatively, return to LUNA for afternoon cocktails overlooking the stunning sunset followed by a feast prepared by Chef Fabi. Overnight in Anegada.
Day 5 Breakfast is followed by a quick look at where we’ve been and where we’re going with a chart briefing from Captain Nim. Today, we will sail to Monkey Point which is located in the South side of Guana Island. This place has a magical, white sand beach and offers amazing snorkeling.
After some fun snorkeling and wonderful lunch, we will have a beautiful afternoon sail along the north shore of Tortola to Cane Garden Bay, a palm lined beach with a lively Caribbean feel. This is a picture-perfect bay on the North side of Tortola fringed by a long and beautiful white sand beach. Here you can enjoy a nice swim, play with the water toys, grab a drink at the local bars and sit back and enjoy the laid-back vibe. Cane Garden Bay is also famous for its stellar BVI sunsets! It is also the home of the Callwood Rum Distillery, the oldest continuously operated distillery in the Eastern Caribbean. The Callwood family has been producing rum here for more than 300 years and you can visit their rustic site. The original boiler still operates and produces rum, which is then stored in original storage casks. Cocktail hour back on LUNA, while the sun sets over the islands and marks the end of another perfect day, followed by good food and good company. Overnight in Cane Garden Bay.
Day 6 After a yummy breakfast, we’ll sail down to the western end of Jost Van Dyke to visit the beautiful White Bay, home of the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, and where the popular BVI cocktail, The Painkiller was created.
You can spend the rest of the day here, tasting the cocktails, enjoying the beach games, or relaxing in the hammocks and people watching!
In the afternoon, we’ll hop around to Great Harbour, Great Harbour, home of the world-famous Foxy's, where you are often entertained by Foxy himself. Or head to one of Jost Van Dyke’s very secluded anchorages and watch as pelicans dive for their supper and just relax under Caribbean stars and warm evening breezes. Overnight in Jost Van Dyke.
Day 7 Wake up to the aroma of coffee and enjoy a tasty breakfast with the freshest of local tropical fruits. After breakfast, we are ready to untie the lines sail to The Indians, a national park just off Pelican Island. These are an uninhabited small archipelago of islets and it’s full of marine life making it a perfect place to snorkel. In the morning, the fish are waking up and getting ready to hunt for breakfast, so we will get to see a lot of action at the reef!
We will then continue to Norman Island. This island is reputed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate novel Treasure Island. It is a well-known destination for cruisers because of the three water-level caves at the base of cliffs. The caves are ideal for snorkeling and, if one goes deeply enough through the cliffs, darkness makes the experience like a night dive. Feel like exploring ashore? There are great hikes on trails over the island where you can get beautiful panoramic photographs down the Sir Francis Drake Channel and over to the neighboring island of St. John. Norman Island is the home of the William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant, the famous Willy-T, one of the most iconic bars in the BVIs. Enjoy this beautiful island and come back to LUNA. It’s time to have a celebratory evening meal, cocktails and reminiscing about your fun and adventurous week spent sailing the British Virgin Islands. Overnight in Norman Island.
Day 8 After a healthy and tasty breakfast and a swim, it is time to take some last group photos, and set sail to Tortola. This will be the last stop of the trip and where we will say “until we meet again”.