in the Caribbean
is based in the beautiful British Virgin Islands which offers
some of the most enjoyable and safest sailing to be found
anywhere in the world. The pristine water and charming islands
mean your crewed yacht charter on catamaran Soterion will
be a perfect blend of sailing, watersports and land-based
activities, all set to your agenda.
is also available to charter out of the USVI (please contact
your charter broker with regard to visa requirements and restrictions
on numbers of passengers). She is also available throughout
the Caribbean please enquire for
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) have stunning, secluded anchorages,
steady tradewinds and short hops between the islands which
makes it the ideal charter ground for both experienced sailors
and those who have never set foot on a boat before. The perfect
vacation for everyone from eight years
old to eighty years young.
You will be
spoilt for choice with over 50 bays, cays and anchorages
to visit. The majority of the islands are uninhabited but
there are still several beach bars and restaurants to visit,
including the legendary Willy T anchored off Norman Island
and Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke. There are no multi-storey
hotels cluttering the view, no gambling facilities and no
golf course. A sailing vacation in the BVI is perfect for
those looking to switch off from the demands of everyday
life and truly relax.
The stunningly clear water is home to a huge array of colourful
fish and other marine life. Not surprisingly, therefore,
the British Virgin Islands are recognised as one of the
top scuba diving and snorkelling destinations in the world.
If you would like to scuba dive during your charter, Captain
Ben will be happy to arrange this with one of the excellent
rendez-vous diving companies.
If you are
travelling from the UK or Europe, the easiest route is to
fly to Antigua and then catch a LIAT flight to Terrance
B Lettsome International Airport (EIS) which is nine miles
(15km) from Village Cay Marina, Tortola.
If you are coming from the States, most guests fly to Puerto
Rico and catch an American Eagle flight to EIS. Alternatively,
you can fly to St Thomas and get one of the regular, high
speed ferries to the British Virgin Islands (approximately
a 45 minute trip). The
US dollar is the local currency in both the US and British
Virgin Islands. If taking traveller's cheques, we recommend
you keep them in smaller denominations. Major credit cards
are generally accepted in the larger restaurants and hotels.