ECO Yacht Retreat 20-27 July 2019

We have teamed up with the Buffalo, NY Inland Ocean Coalition on a fantastic Eco Yacht Retreat cruise around the beautiful British Virgin Islands (BVI) this Summer! Dates are 20-27 July !

 

Are you interested in learning more about coral reef ecology and restoration, island ecosystems and what some of the current efforts are being made to restore and maintain the BVI for the future.

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In addition to sailing to many of the islands with their fabulous beaches and scenery, we will be snorkeling and diving the reefs, visit the mangroves, participate in a beach cleanup and look at projects underway by ARK (Association of Reef Keepers BVI), the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society, and Green VI (including their Ridge to Reef Restoration project!)

We will have the opportunity to take a tour of Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s home, and interact with endangered Lemurs, Aldabra Tortoises and flamingos.

 

We will be sailing on a Lagoon 52 foot Sailing Catamaran which can accommodate 8 guests in 4 double occupancy staterooms and 2 crew.

Lagoon 52

Lagoon 52

Lagoon 52

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Galley

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Aft Deck

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Lagoon 52

Aft Deck

Aft Deck

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Layout

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Galley

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Saloon

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Aft deck into Saloon

Stateroom

Stateroom

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Forward deck

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Wonder what is like to sail around the BVI? Here is link to a sample itinerary that we will modify to include our eco focused activities – BVI Itinerary.

We will be sailing in and out of Roadtown, Tortola. Boarding time on the 20th is 530PM and we will be back at the dock in the early morning on the 27th in time to catch the 1000AM ferry to St Thomas. You can either fly into/out of St Thomas (STT), then take the ferry over to Roadtown, or fly from San Juan direct to Tortola (EIS). Here is a F.A.Q. with useful info. Don’t hesitate to email or call us with other questions!

What will this week cost? $1,900 per person double occupancy.

Cost includes: all boat costs and taxes, wifi, linens/towels, fuel, water/ice, mooring fees and snorkel gear. Not included: provisions (estimate $175/person for 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners), diving (2 tank dive $140) and any shore costs and beverages.

On this Retreat we only have 4 double occupancy staterooms available! If you want to go, please book with us as soon as possible! We just need a 50% deposit ( any credit card or venmo) of $1900 for the stateroom. The balance will be due by May 20th. Send us an email to ross@yachtretreat.com or call us at 843-802-2074 to get the info on how to pay by card or Venmo.

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