Sample itinerary for a one way Caribbean sailing charter trip, starting in St, Thomas USVI cruising the unspoiled Spanish Virgin Islands and ending in Puerto Rico, Marina Puerto del Rey

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Explore beyond the shore on a sailing vacation to Puerto Rico

caribbean sailing charter1st day:
Welcome aboard the sailing yacht  BILLY JEAN at 2:00 pm in caribbean sailing vacationAmerican yacht harbor with a typical Caribbean Rum Punch. We will  explain to you, all the things you have to know about "living aboard". We will set  sail to Great St, James and, anchor in Christmas Cove, where you can have your first swim and snorkel in the blue Caribbean waters. With a little luck you will discover one of the turtles or stingrays who live here. See the cruise ships at the horizon, leaving St, Thomas at sunset.

2nd day:

We sail spanish virgin islandsto Buck Island, a very attractive snorkel spot. After lunch wesailing vacations sail either to Charlotte Amalie harbor, the main anchorage in St, Thomas, if you are into shopping and nightlife or we drop anchor in Honeymoon Bay in Water Island, if you want to spend a more quiet evening.

3rd day:

Today caribbean sailing charterswe will have our longest sail ahead of us. About 20 miles or 4 hours tsailing vacationso Culebrita. Like most of the anchorages in the Spanish Virgin Islands, during the week you're likely to have Culebrita to yourself, but it's a different story on the weekends.

Although the Spanish Virgin Islands lie just 15-20 miles from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, they are far less crowded. Even though they're part of the United States, they havecrewed yacht charter  none of the commercialism of the U.S. Virgin Islands, nor the crowds of charter boats that fight for moorings in the British Virgin Islands.

If you want to read what the Boat US Magazine had to say about this area click here.

4th day:

Our destination today is Culebra and we check in to Puerto Rico territory.

Explore Culebra, which isn't very difficult to do. Because the U.S. government has onbvi yacht charterse of its most caribbean yacht charterdiverse National Wildlife Refuges on Culebra, land developers haven't made much of a toehold there, either. There are three roads, each of them leading to a beach, and 2,000 people on the 11-square-mile island. Most people live in Dewey, the town all the locals call "Culebra," and everyone is friendly, laid-back and unaffected. Stop in for an introductory beer at the Dinghy Dock.

Hike across the is land to Playa Flamenco, one of the most spectacular beaches anywhere in the Caribbean, and see how many of the 85 kinds of birds that nest on Culebra you can identify.

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5th day:

After breakcrewed charter yachtfast we sail to an island in the south of Culebra, Cayo Luis Pena. sailing vacationThe under water coral world will take your breath away. After Lunch we set sail, be sure you have your trolling lines out; Vieques Sound is full of bonito, tuna and dolphin. We drop anchor at Palominos, a small island with a white beach and a lot of palm trees.

6th day:

We leave the Spanish Virgin Island world and saivirgin islands sailing chartersl to Marina Puerto del Rey. Here we pick up our rental car and get ready to visit one of the most historic cities in the Caribbean Old San Juan. You can visit the Fort, do great shopping in the narrow street and we will dine in one of the typical restaurants. After a long and exciting day we return to Billy Jean.

7th day:

One of the highlights of this trip will be the visit of the El Yunque Rainforest.

The El Yunque Rain forest is a cool, mountainous, semi tropical rain forest in eastern Puerto Rico. The abundant rainfall is shed down the mountain through rocky rivers creating many cascades of waterfalls and pools. At the higher elevations the waters are clean enough to drink and delightful to swim in. Bring your bathing suit! The forest hosts a number of unique plant and animal species such as the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot and the tiny coquis (indigenous tree frogs) that serenade the evening hours.

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"According to ancient Indian Legend, the good spirit 'Yuquiyu' reigned on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people. The name Luquillo is derived from this god spirit's Indian name."

El Yunque is managed by the US Forest Service who maintain an extensive network of hiking trails. Picnic facilities, paved trails and tour bus parking, the 'El Portal' exhibit hall and lookout towers are on the North side. The South side is the quiet side.

El Yunque is an excellent choice for a rainforest experience. It is a very gentle forest. In fact; there are no poisonous snakes! The need to protect our planets rain forests becomes more apparent as one gains a better understanding through actual experience

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8th day:

After breakfast we will bring you to the airport. We are sure you will have a wonderful vacation.

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Important notice:

* Excursions ashore to the rain forest and Old San Juan are not included in the rate. Dinner in Old San Juan is not included in rate. Marina fee in Porto Del Rey is not included in rate. Two day car rental is not included in the rate.

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Useful links for additional information on Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands:

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Welcome to Puerto Rico!Escape to Puerto Rico
Culebra
What's happening in Vieques, Puerto Rico.The rainforest El Yunque       Standing in the dwarf forest in the El Yunque rain forest. Giant tree ferns and Sierra palms

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Make the crewed sailing yacht Billy Jean  your destination for Caribbean sailing vacations in the unspoiled Spanish Virgin Islands.

Curt Dieterle

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