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Chartering Update Fall 2020

BVI reopening, sailing vacation deals, and more!

September 23, 2020
Charter updates
Flotilla sailing itineraries in island destinations in the ­Caribbean, Eastern and Western Mediterranean, and Indian Ocean are available through 2021. Courtesy Offshore Sailing

Back to the BVI

Missing Painkillers, Anegada lobsters and tunes at Foxy’s? Well good news—the government of the British Virgin Islands announced on September 21, 2020 that the territory plans to reopen its borders to international visitors on December 1, 2020! Details to be announced soon. Keep up with the latest information at bvitourism.com.

Sailing Solution: Flotillas

Amid pandemic concerns, flotillas are a good option, simultaneously offering privacy and socializing with other boats from a safe distance. Companies offering trips through 2021 include Colgate Sailing Adventures Flotilla Cruises and Med Sailing Adventures.

Enjoy locations such as Tahiti, Greece and Sardinia with -experienced guides on a lead boat. For rates and other details, contact the companies.

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More Florida Sailing Options

Dream Yacht Charter opened its new base in Coconut Grove, which is located in central Miami, in August 2020. This base is convenient to all that Southeast Florida has to offer, from Biscayne Bay through the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas. Enjoy excellent diving, fishing and sailing, not to -mention some of the best sunsets anywhere.

The Miami fleet includes an Astrea 42, Bali 4.5 and a Fountaine Pajot Motor Yacht 37, available for bareboat and skippered charters. Guests will be able to sail one way and start or end their charters in Key West, Key Largo and Marathon, as well as Miami. For details, contact Dream Yacht Charter.

On the west coast of Florida, The Moorings now has charters available through Sailing Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the Vinoy Resort Marina. Florida’s Gulf Coast includes some of the state’s most beautiful -beaches, and the cruising grounds include picturesque Sanibel and Captiva islands, Tarpon Springs, Marco Island, and even Key West and the Dry Tortugas. The fleet includes a variety of new monohulls from Jeanneau and Beneteau and sail and power cats from Fountaine Pajot. For details, contact The Moorings.

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Repeat Clients Rewarded

BVI Yacht Charters in Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, offers repeat guests a 10 percent discount on charters of seven or more days.

Other year-round offers include:

  • Book seven nights or longer within six weeks of departure and save 30 percent.
  • Save 10 percent when you book two or more boats.
  • Earn a 10 percent discount for charters booked a year or more in advance.

The company has also added Serenata, a six-cabin 2020 Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 sailing catamaran. Serenata is available from December 15, 2020. For details, contact the company.

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Check Out Conch’s Cuts, Cats

Conch Charters in Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, has incentives for vacation sailors who are looking for a getaway this winter.

Want to start 2021 off the right way? From January 6 to January 31, 2021, you can sail nine nights for the price of seven.

Repeat clients save 10 percent on charters booked directly with Conch from December 16, 2020 to April 30, 2021, when no other discount has been applied. Fleet additions include a 2016 Lagoon 450F, 2018 Lagoon 450S, 2015 Helia 44 and 2019 Lucia 40. For details, contact the company.

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