Sailing Trip -British Virgin Islands – Green Trip

Starting Price $3750 per person
Trip Duration 9 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level High level of fitness
Highlights

Our trips are a serious adventure and provide eco-education aboard sailing yachts with respect to the ocean and shoreline environments we journey through. Evolve Tours trips are also involved with significant green projects in the Caribbean with the objective of re purposing organic waste and addressing food security at the same time.

What To Expect

Each boat will be provided an experienced skipper. Our other staff will be on board and will greatly encourage students to get involved and assist their skippers.

Educational Benefits

Evolve Tours sailing trips promotes physical activity and exposes students to an activity and social environment that they may not otherwise pursue or have the opportunity to encounter and enjoy. Real learning opportunities in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are also part of the mix.

Customization

Sailing trip length or destination (we can do so around the world) is totally up to you and the needs of your group.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel from home

Depart from home to to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Upon arrival we will take the high-speed ferry across to Tortola Island, the largest in the BVI. Meet our captain and board our ship in dock.

Day 2 - Start our sailing journey

Set sail in the British Virgin Islands. Our catamaran sailboat are great for more leisurely sailing, as they remain relatively flat on the water. The BVI’s are incredible destination for both new and avid sailors. Your crew is typically locally based, affording them a level of knowledge unavailable to outsiders. Students will take an activie role in all aspects of the sailing trip. On your first day students will be shown around the ship and assigned various tasks to complete as a group. Today we will sail to Marina Cay or Cooper Island.

Day 3 - Continue Sailing Trip

Continue our sailing trip. There are various times through the trip where students will enjoy snorkeling or leisure swimming to see the marine-life.  Meals on board will be had out on the water while moored or even under sail. Today we will sail to Sail to the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, spending the night at the Bitter End. Throughout the trip there is plenty of learning opportunities in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Briefings from the captain will include lessons on the concept of lift, how a sail works (Bernoulli’s Principal) and vectors; that is, speed, distance and time. Students will have ample opportunity throughout the trip to put these teachings into practice through their active participation.

Days 4 - 5 - Travel to Anegada

A thrilling reach up to Anegada. Anegada is an Island in the BVI’s that is surrounded by over 350 wrecks, as the entire Island is surrounded by wrecks. Here, we will rely on our expert knowledge of our captain to maneuver the reefs. Aside from the world class snorkeling, the school group will also have the opportunity to participate in an Eco tour of the Islands. Some groups may also wish to camp on North Beach, which is a fan favorite activity for many who travel to Anegada. Students will participate in a Snorkeling activity at Loblolly Bay and enjoy a tasty local barbeque with traditional fungi music.

Day 6 - Returning to Virgin Gorda

Returning to Virgin Gorda to visit Spanish Town, and tour the island by land to such landmarks as the Baths – Picturesque views, the crystal clear waters where your captain will explain the rich history while the caves are explored. Virgin Gorda is known for its Natural beauty via indigenous plant-lined trails, nature sanctuaries and natural wonders of our protected national parks.

Day 7 - Travel to the north shore of Tortola

Sail over the rugged and beautiful north shore of Tortola with a stop for fabulous snorkeling at Monkey Point. Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands . It is best known for several white-sand beaches, including Cane Garden Bay and Smuggler’s Cove. Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, has a harbor with many sailing boats and is known as a epicentre for sailing in the BVI’s.

Day 8 - Skillful sailing through Thatch Cut and Drake Channel

Skillful sailing through Thatch Cut and Drake Channel. Breathtaking snorkeling at the caves of Norman Island.

Day 9 - Arrive back in port and travel home

Arrive back in port. Transfer to the St Thomas Airport. Depart for home and end this incredible trip.

Transportation
  • Sailboat
    Travel by skippered sailboat boat throughout your journey. Some hotel, camping accommodation is possible. However, we recommend staying aboard the ship. Boats will spend the evening within sheltered harbors or coves.
  • Return Airfare
    Return coach airfare is included
Accommodation
  • Cabin
    Cabin style accommodation on board your ship. Bathrooms and full kitchen on board. Most sailboats are even equipped with dedicated power generators to charge electronics. This will ensure that passengers will have the opportunity to charge their important devices.
Food

All 3 meals per day are provided.

Meet Our Leaders
Kelsey Ostrander
Did you know?

The BVI’s are a group of islands that, along with the Spanish and U.S. Virgin Islands, make up the Virgin Islands archipelago: the western portion of the Leeward Islands.

Places You’ll Visit

Marina Cay

Norman Islands

Skillful sailing through Thatch Cut and Drake Channel. Breathtaking snorkeling at the caves of Norman Island.

Anegoda

Anegoda Island

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