We handle all of your shoreside arrangements in many of our remote locations like the BVI. This includes meetings, shoreside parties, ground transfers, meet and greet, etc. In more developed ports like St. Thomas, we highly recommend local companies to handle these venues for you.
Seasickness is rarely a problem. We are not like a cruise ship sailing in an open ocean. We sail on a large, stable yachts in calm, protected waters. We sail for only a few hours at a time, never out of sight of land, and then we anchor in sheltered bays where the yachts are virtually motionless.
Boarding can be anytime from noon on. Disembarkation is also at noon. Given that you have exclusive use, boarding can be at any time you choose. Given flight times, people generally board from noon to 4:00 p.m. This still gives us enough time to set sail on the first day.
No, our yachts do not cover the distances that cruise ships cover, and we do not sail through the night. Instead, we offer a leisurely and intimate view of a small chain of islands or coastal areas. For a Virgin Islands yacht charter group, guests would fly to St. Thomas.
Of course this differs with location, but let's discuss the Caribbean. It is rare to have a full or even partial day of rain here. If it does happen, it is usually still warm and we find that many people still carry on with water activities. On a moment's notice, we can easily change the itinerary and focus on more land-based activities - a shopping tour, a pub crawl, or an island expedition.
Our crews are trained in basic first aid. In an emergency, we would contact the local on-the-water rescue service who would transport them to the nearest hospital. For example, in the BVI, we would call VISAR, a medic-equipped service. In a non-emergency, we would use the yacht’s tender or the program chase boat to bring them to the closest clinic.
As in any destination, we would make arrangements for the luggage to be forwarded to us. If we are on a remote island, then we’d have it sent to the nearest populated island and have the program’s chase boat pick it up.
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