Start and end your Virgin Islands sailing
vacation in St, Thomas, US Virgin Islands (airport code STT) and
visit the US (St, Thomas, St, John) and the British Virgin Islands
(Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke, Peter Island, Norman Island
etc), Or start and end in West End, Tortola, BVI Beef Island
(airport code EIS) to visit the northern part of the BVI like Marina
Cay, North Sound Bitter End, Anegada, Dog Islands, Virgin Gorda etc. A
relocation fee may apply.
Sample itinerary for USVI St, Thomas -
BVI - St, Thomas:
We welcome you aboard the sailing
yacht BILLY JEAN at 2:00 pm and explain to you all the things you
have to know about "living aboard". Set sail to St. John, anchor in
Francis Bay, St. John and have your first swim and snorkel in the
blue Caribbean waters.
breakfast we head to West End Tortola, Soper's Hole to check
into the BVI waters. You have the opportunity do do some shopping
ashore. After lunch we sail towards Cooper Island.
The Cooper Island Beach Club is known for his excellent tropical
drinks. Dinner al fresco in the protected cockpit of Billy Jean
after the sunset ends another beautiful day in paradise.
to two hours of sailing will bring us to Virgin Gorda,
where we dock in the marina of Spanish Town. From here to
take a taxi to The Top of The Baths and explore one of the most
unique site in this area: the Devils Bay trail through The Baths.
Spanish Town is also the perfect place for you to have a night out
and dine in one of the typical restaurants. Wednesdays and Fridays a
local band is playing live music for you to dance the night away.
the morning you can take a short walk to one of the most exclusive
resorts on Virgin Gorda: Little Dix Bay. You are welcome on their
palm fringed, picture perfect beach for launching and
sunbathing and for a drink, of course. We leave the marina after
lunch for a nice down wind sail to Peter Island. Great Harbor is the
perfect place for waterskiing and the beautiful beach of the Peter
Island Resort is only a short walk away.
short sail brings us to Norman
Island, The Bight. You
can take the ocean kayak for a ride to the snorkel spot The Caves.
anchor close to the world famous swimming bar and restaurant Willy
T's (William Thornton). After dinner on board and some drinks to
warm up we dinghy over and party at the bar.
For the more adventurous type: you can experience a "body
shot", get (temporary) tattooed.
the wind from behind we have a nice sail to St, John and pick up a
mooring in one of the national park coves, Leinster Bay. This is a
very quiet place with Watermelon Cay as an excellent snorkel spot.
Because there is no artificial light at night it makes also one of
the best spots for stargazing.
sail to Cruz Bay, St, John where we check back into US territory. We
have lunch ashore in the local shack "Uncle Joes" for the best BBQ
ribs and chicken on the islands. We then head back to St. Thomas for
an great night out in Redhook or down town Charlotte Amalie.
breakfast and a short trip back to Red Hook you
will have to say good bye to BILLY JEAN, your
swimming home for the past week. We are sure
you will have had an unforgettable week.
example is just one of the numerous ways to see the islands. Some
times we also visit Jost Van Dyke with the famous beach bar FOXY'S
or we show you more of the national park of St, John. The final
itinerary is made according to your needs and depending on the
actual weather conditions. The final decision is always made by the
The summer sky in the northern hemisphere is
dominated by three brilliant stars — Vega, Deneb, and Altair — set
in a large triangle. This is called the Summer Triangle — not an
"official" constellation, but rather just an interesting pattern
among the stars. Each of the three stars in the Summer Triangle
belongs to a separate constellation.
Brightest of the triangle's stars is Vega,
found high overhead during the months of July, August, and
September. Vega is a brilliant blue-white star that glistens like a
diamond within the constellation Lyra the Lyre. This is the mythical
musical instrument of Orpheus, son of the sun god Apollo. Apollo
taught Orpheus to play the instrument so beautifully that even
savage beasts were soothed into submission. After Orpheus died, his
lyre continued to play lyrical music, and so was placed in the sky
by the gods for all to see. Vega represents part of the lyre's
handle, while four faint stars depict the instrument's main body
where the strings are strung.
Leave the triangle temporarily by drawing
an imaginary line between Vega and the springtime star Arcturus,
still visible as an orangish beacon in the northwestern sky. About a
third of the way along that line are the faint stars of Hercules the
Giant. All are visible only from darker suburban or rural skies.
Four stars nicknamed the Keystone create his torso. Two curved lines
of stars extending southward form his arms, while two other
star-curves stretch out to the Keystone's north to form his legs.
That's right, the celestial Hercules is standing upside down,
apparently on the head of Draco the Dragon.
Currently only one other planet is easily
visible in the night sky - Saturn. To see Saturn you will either
have to stay up late or to get up early. Saturn is found against the
background of stars of the constellation Leo, the Lion. To the east
of Saturn the bright star Regulus marks the heart of the Lion.
Many other sky legends may be found in "Soap Operas Of The Sky",
a stargazing guide by Jeannie Kuich.
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