Expand Your Horizons

Caribbean charter company offers land-and-sea vacation packages. "Chartering" from our June 12, 2008, CW Reckonings

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Horizon Yacht Charters' sail and day-spa package gives cruisers access to the Blue Spa (above) at Carlisle Bay Hotel in Antigua.Courtesy Horizon Yacht Charters

Antigua

Horizon Yacht Charters has created a new sail and day-spa package in partnership with Carlisle Bay Hotel's Blue Spa on Antigua. A quick dinghy ride to shore will land you at Blue Spa. The technicians have designed four treatment packages for Horizon charterers, but all of Blue Spa's other treatments are available as well.

Your time at the spa includes use of the pool and air-conditioned gym. And if your galley cupboards are bare, or if you just want to extend your pampering experience, the resort has two restaurants and a bar that features live jazz.

Spa-service costs aren't included in the seven-night charter rate. To book your sail and day-spa charter, contact Jackie Ashford (268-562-4725, or info@antiguahorizon.com).

British Virgin Islands

Horizon has also introduced a new stay and sail package at its British Virgin Islands base. Designed with both sailors and non-sailors in mind, the package combines five nights aboard a crewed yacht followed by five nights in a two- or three-bedroom air-conditioned waterfront home in Nanny Cay Village, steps away from the Horizon charter base at Nanny Cay Marina, on Tortola, B.V.I. Shoreside attractions include tennis, upscale boutiques, and horseback riding.

Ten-night package rates, based on double occupancy, begin at US$5,295, depending on number of guests and time of year. All charter boats, whether catamaran or monohull, come with a skipper, and all rates include tax and service charges, skipper fees, fuel and water, and permits. Provisioning isn't included in the price. To find out more, contact the Horizon reservations team (info@horizonyachtcharters.com).

For details on all the Horizon Yacht Charters bases in the Caribbean, visit the company's website (www.horizonyachtcharters.com).