Traveling to the British Virgin Islands or the U.S Virgin Islands is a great way to enjoy a luxurious, tropical vacation that is truly one of a kind. Getting out on the water and traveling by chartered yacht to secluded beaches and amazing national parks and natural areas on the islands, or docking in the harbor for a day of shopping, dining in the local restaurants, or perhaps just relaxing on a white sand beach.
While you can see the Virgin Islands by ferry or seaplane, having your own transportation that is available for you when you need it is a very special experience. This is very different than staying at a hotel and then having to arrange transportation; it is your transportation and hotel all in one.
Knowing what you will experience living on a motor yacht for an overnight tour or a much longer time is important to be prepared. Many people assume that a yacht is really just a small version of a cruise ship, but it is really a very different experience. If you have been on a cruise ship, there may have been times when you felt just one of a thousand. That is certainly not the case on a yacht, as on the boat you will be one of just a few guests.
A good way to compare the two is to think about the difference in staying a luxury resort hotel or staying in a private luxury villa. One is very large and impersonal, and you have very little say in the specifics of the stay. The second option, the private luxury villa, gives you control of your stay, which is just what you have with a top yacht charter.
A lot of what you will experience living on a motor yacht depends on the yacht itself as well as the number of passengers in your party as well as the length of the tour.
What you can always expect with Blue Mystic Charters is a beautifully appointed and luxury yacht, complete with all the comforts you would expect. Our boats feature air conditioning, beautifully appointed berths, master bedrooms and VIP rooms as well as dining areas, grills, fresh water showers, sun pads, restrooms as well as a state of the art sound systems for your enjoyment.
There are different yachts available based on the number of people in your party. For a romantic getaway, a smaller two to four person yacht is a great experience, providing you with privacy yet all the comforts of being well-cared for by the staff.
For smaller groups of up to six, larger motor yacht models offer different bedroom, dining area and feature combinations. Rates for the boat and the crew will depend on the number of passengers, the duration of the tour as well as the specific boat that is used.
Planning your Trip
As we mentioned above, what you will experience living on a motor yacht is different than a cruise, and one of the biggest differences is that you will have the ability to customize the trip. You can select a standard tour and then make modifications to suit your own unique travel needs. This is a great option if you would prefer to spend more time at a specific location or if you want to make sure to take in a particular sight.
It is also a perfect to coordinate your trips ashore at the various docks and harbors with your personal preferences. Prior to the trip, you can talk to the staff and design a trip that reflects these personal areas of interest. This may include taking in the sights of the beautiful national parks in the U.S or the British Virgin Islands, or perhaps spending a day shopping in Charlotte Amalie.
Before to the trip, you can also discuss any meal or beverage preferences you may have. With our all-inclusive trips, we provide beverages, including beer, wine and rum as well as soda, as well as light snacks for our full or half day tours. Our longer tours, including weekly charters and custom trips, will include a standard menu or you can customize your own choices.
The BVI and the USVI have some of the smoothest waters in the world, so rough waters are very rarely an issue or impact your charter trip. You should pack only what you will need on the boat, as there is some limitation to the amount of storage space on the boat, and the charter will typically help you with what size of luggage is convenient to have in the various cabins.
You will find that dress is very casual throughout the BVI and the USVI, so t-shirts and shorts, flip-flops and sandals or perhaps dress pants and a dress shirt for men and sundresses for the ladies are all that will be required even for formal dining if you dock and visit a local restaurant.
Our boats have sound systems, so please bring your music. We also provide floating devices, stand up paddle boards and water loungers so you can relax on the water, a truly amazing experience in the crystal clear waters.
Your cabin will be beautifully appointed with all the luxuries of home. For overnight trips you will be able to relax on the deck and enjoy the beautiful sunset, then sit and have a romantic evening under the stars, or for a group outing you have the full freedom to spend time on deck visiting, socializing and having a great time.
All along the tour the crew is there to provide you with just what you need. As everyone at Blue Mystic Charters is familiar with the BVI and USVI, we can provide you with insight, information and answers about anything of interest. We are also here to assist you with anything you may require while on the tour, and we can personalize the trip based on your requests and requirements.