Day-long boat trips are the highlight of every BVI resident’s weekend or bank holiday. They are why we get bragging rights like #ilivewhereyouvacation. My best days ever in the BVI have been on day sails—sipping morning mimosas while the marina recedes into the distance, discovering deserted coves and beaches on The Dogs, lunching and lounging with the girls at Cooper Island Beach Club (you can only get there by boat), jumping right off the stern to snorkel the Caves at Norman Island, doggy paddling from the boat to the White Bay bars with a bikini full of cash, getting refreshingly splashed on the catamaran’s trampoline cruising back from The Baths, taking guests to see the splendor of Anegada for the first time, enjoying the serenity of a sunset sail from the “dolphin seats” on the bow, arriving to the Willy-T with bagpipes blaring and a boatload of face-painted Highland warriors, and partaking in too many return-trip dance parties to count (those metal poles in the back of the boat get a lot of action they probably weren’t intended for.)
If you are a Newbie, and you want to make instant, lifelong friends, book a day sail. Tropical Day Sails offer join-in sails where you can book yourself on a trip with strangers (who won’t be strangers by the end of the sail), or reserve a whole boat for the day or half day, invite your colleagues and acquaintances then tell them to bring along their friends (up to 30 people). If you’re a BVI lifer, don’t forget to invite the Newbies on boat trips. There is no better introduction to the BVI.
Another bonus about the day sail is that someone else is driving the boat, and there’s usually someone filling up your drink. Tropical Day Sails’ skippers and crew offer years of sailing experience coupled with a passion for the BVI and its waters. They are the hidden heroes in these adventures, making everyone safe and comfortable, acting as tour guides with loads of suggestions and information while also taking us to our decadent destinations and letting us misbehave.
The boat itself also guarantees a perfect day. Tropical Days Sails catamarans ensure plenty of space to move about, a smooth sail between islands (so you don’t spill your drink), comfy trampolines, and shaded areas for the sun shy. The catamaran Tropical Spirit even has bar stools inside to ensure that the party goes on, rain or shine.
Tropical Day Sails depart from more locations in the BVI than any other day sail–Road Town, Soper’s Hole Marina, Scrub Island Resort, Little Dix Resort, Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, Leverick Bay, and Bitter End Yacht Club. They can also arrange to pick up you and your group at an alternate location.
Newbies will feel like lifers after a few trips with Tropical Day Sails to their choice of BVI destinations—Anegada, Cooper Island, The Baths, Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, The North Sound, Peter Island, or Scrub Island. For the best way to see the islands and show off to all your friends back home, contact Tropical Day Sails, 1.284.440.7245