British Virgin Islands
ASA 104 Course and Vacation
February 01 - 08, 2020
The B.V.I.s are an amazing chain of islands only a few miles from each other. We'll visit places like The Baths & Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda, Foxy's Bar on Jost Van Dyke, Copper Island, snorkel at The Indians and so much more. Get your ASA 104 certification or simply enjoy a week in the Caribbean. This place is INCREDIBLE! Sunshine, Sailing, Beach Bars, Snorkeling, Join us for an unforgettable week vacation doing what we all love!
LOCATION - Your sailing yacht will depart and return to Tortola, B.V.I.
PRICE - $2,290* per person in a shared cabin (booking as a couple or as friends). $3,290* per person in a solo cabin (coming solo, wanting a cabin solo). If you would like to come solo and be matched to share a cabin, the price will be $2,290 but you will be on a standby list until you are matched. 30% DEPOSITS DUE BY OCT. 5th.
WHAT'S INCLUDED - Food (see details), taxes, park fees, nightly mooring fees, snorkeling gear, linens, and fuel. Does not include transportation, alcohol, shoreside food/bev, instructor (captain) gratuity.
FOOD - Your food aboard is all included. This is 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, and 5 Dinners. Each vessel can decide how they would like to split the food preparation duties. There is no chef on these sails, it's a shared (and fun) task amongst the sailors.
FLIGHTS - We recommend flying into St Thomas (STT) then taking the ferry over to Tortola. You can also fly directly into Tortola (EIS). The last ferry to Tortola leaves St Thomas at 4:15pm. If you are arriving on Saturday make sure you land by 2:45pm to allow time for baggage claim and taxi to ferry. United Air from EWR has nice non-stop flights to STT and Delta from JFK has some non-stop options as well. We can also make suggestions for wonderful places to stay on island if you fly in Friday. The later you leave Saturday from BVI the better for the last day of sailing. Kayak.com has great hacker flights for the below currently under $400 round trip. Act fast.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION - Taxis from the airport to ferry, and ferry to boats are always waiting.
THE BOATS - Right now the boats we have planned the trip around are 4 Cabin, 4 Head (bathroom), 50ft monohull sailboats.
EARLY ARRIVALS - There are numerous lodging options on St Thomas and Tortola if you choose to arrive before Saturday.
THE VIBE - This trip is all about having fun sailing in the islands. It's also a group effort trip. There is no chef and no maid. One of our staff is onboard to ensure the safe operation of the boat, teach ASA 104 to those interested, and keep things on schedule. You will create a schedule and divide the cooking, sailing, cleaning, and other chores before departure. This is truly a once in a lifetime trip. Well... until next year.
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