One of the world’s leading yacht charter companies is offering an intimate and affordable way to experience a sailing holiday, allowing guests to rent a cabin on board a crewed catamaran. Catamarans accommodate a maximum of 12 guests and follow a set itinerary travelling between beautiful Caribbean islands in some of the world’s best sailing destinations.
These ‘By The Cabin’ cruises are ideal sailing holidays for singles, couples and small groups who wish to visit different islands without chartering their own yacht. These modern catamarans offer boutique accommodation and access to picturesque anchorages and quieter snorkelling spots that large cruise ships aren’t able to visit.
The professional crew consists of a captain and a steward/cook who prepares a fantastic selection of meals - full board is included as well as drinks at meals. Accommodation is in a cosy, double cabin with an en suite bathroom and air-conditioning, while there are plenty of common areas for relaxation and dining.
Well-planned itineraries allow guests to relax and sun bathe on board the catamaran while it sails between islands, then they can disembark to explore inland or have fun in the water - water sports equipment on board includes snorkelling gear and a sea kayak. The catamaran anchors overnight in sheltered locations to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep. All departures are guaranteed even if the cruise is not full – you may find yourself alone with just the crew!
Extend your holiday by spending a few days at one of the hotels and resorts we offer. Alternatively, we can arrange crewed and bareboat yacht charters where your itinerary can be tailored to suit your plans.
7 night ‘By The Cabin’ cruises run almost every week throughout the year. Cruises around the British Virgin Islands start and end on Saturday, while cruises around Grenada & The Grenadines and the Maldives start and end on Sunday.
Prices from £2,235 per person in the British Virgin Islands, from £1,945 per person in Grenada and the Grenadines and £1,999 per person in the Maldives.
These prices include flights, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation based on two sharing a double cabin, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), drinks at meals and local aperitifs, the services of 2 crew members, linen and towels, all fuel, and water sports on board. Guests must pay a cash box on arrival of around US$180 per person which covers taxes and local fees.
Contact us for a tailor-made quotation based on your requirements.
Contact us on 01752 880 880 to speak to our friendly travel specialists about Dream Yacht Charters.
Boats: Cruises in the British Virgin Islands are on board an Ipanema 58 (6 double cabins), Lagoon 450 F Luxe (4 double cabins) or Lagoon 620 (6 double cabins). Cruises in Grenada & The Grenadines are on board an Ipanema 58 (6 double cabins), Sanya 57 (6 double cabins) or Lagoon 620 (6 double cabins). All are comfortable catamarans with a fully equipped kitchen, indoor lounge area, covered dining area and spaces to sit al fresco. There is no Wi-Fi available on board.
Cabins: Cabins are small but well equipped with a double bed, en suite shower room and air-conditioning between 8am and 10pm.
Crew: The professional crew consists of a captain and a steward/cook who prepares a fantastic selection of meals. The public areas are cleaned by the crew but not the private cabins.
Dining: A continental breakfast, two course light lunch, afternoon tea and two course dinner are included and prepared each day by the crew using fresh produce where possible. Occasionally the crew will catch fresh fish from the side of the boat. Water, tea and coffee are included with meals. Soft drinks, table wine and local aperitifs may also be included.
Amenities: Water sports equipment on board the catamaran includes snorkelling gear, a sea kayak and paddle board (on some only). Two sets of linens are included in all sailing holidays as well as bath towels and beach towels.
Gratuities: Gratuities are are at your discretion.
Itineraries are set but it is possible to extend your holiday by staying at one of the hotels and resorts we feature either before or after your cruise - contact our friendly travel specialists to discuss your options.
Want to explore Tortola and the British Virgin Islands in fully-catered luxury? You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for when you book our Tortola Dream Premium by the cabin charter. There are options galore on this unique cruise – hiking, safari tours, and plenty of snorkeling and diving. Monkey Point on Guana Island is home to dazzlingly diverse aquatic life. Cane Garden Bay is the perfect place to stroll along the shoreline. Sandy Cay is covered in beautiful trails (not to mention its proximity to the famous Soggy Dollar Bar). The premium cabin offers a luxurious retreat to return to after you spend your days exploring. All in all, the Tortola Dream Premium cruise is the ultimate treat, and crewed, catered, fully-planned sailing provides a view of the BVI you won’t want to miss.
DAY 1 – Saturday Boarding at 18:00 (6 pm) in Scrub Island Marina – Dinner on board and night at the marina.
DAY 2 – Sunday (Jost Van Dyke) Set sail from Scrub Island Marina after breakfast and make for White Bay (12 Nm/2hours) for lunch and visit Soggy Dollar Bar. Late afternoon, head to Great Harbour (3Nm/30min) for dinner and option to go to Foxys Tamarind for evening cocktails.
DAY 3 – Monday (Norman Island) Depart Great Harbour after breakfast and head to Sandy Cay (3Nm/30 min), for snorkeling, beach and watersports, followed by lunch. A national park donated by the Rockefeller family to the BVI’s. Ask for the crew to dinghy you ashore and enjoy a beautiful short trail through the island. In the afternoon sail to Norman Island (12Nm/2hours) to visit the Treasure Point sea caves before proceeding to Benures Bay (3Nm/30min) for a quiet evening under the stars, a great spot for paddle boarding and watersports.
DAY 4 – Tuesday (Peter Island) Depart Benures Bay after breakfast and head to the Indians (2Nm/30min) where you can enjoy a snorkeling in crystal clear waters. After snorkeling is finished sail to Deadmans Bay (6Nm/1hour) on Peter Island for lunch/watersports/beach. Late afternoon go around to Peter Island Great Harbour for some festivities on the WillyT and dinner and/or evening at Cooper Island.
DAY 5 – Wednesday (Virgin Gorda) Head to the Baths marine park (10Nm/2hours) in the morning/lunch. Enjoy snorkeling in the most beautiful spot of the BVI or hike from the beach to Devil Bay through a maze of giant’s boulders. In the afternoon sail to North Gorda sound (10Nm/2hours) and anchor between Prickly Pear and Eustatia for snorkeling and a quiet evening.
DAY 6 – Thursday (Anegada) Set sail early for Anegada Setting Point (15Nm/3hours). Options to rent Jeeps and explore the island followed by an Anegada lobster dinner on shore is what the island is famous for. Throughout the trip enjoy the beautiful features of the Sunken Island (flamingos, salt ponds, breathtaking white sandy beaches) [excursion – additional fees may apply].
DAY 7 – Friday (Guana Island) Sail from Anegada in the morning and head to Monkey Point (20Nm/4hours) on Guana island for snorkeling and lunch. It is described as one of the best snorkeling spot on the island with plenty of turtles and school of fishes very close to shore. Spend some time at beautiful White Bay beach and paddle boards/kayaks in the afternoon before a sail to Marina Cay (5Nm/1hour) shortly before sunset. Evening at marina cay
DAY 8 – Saturday (Scrub Island) Morning sailing back to base (15min), Scrub Island Marina – Disembarkation at 9.00 am.
The Tobago Cays Dream cruise will take you on a week-long adventure to Carriacou, Union, the Tobago Cays, Petit St. Vincent, then back to beautiful Grenada. Enjoy the extensive water sports this area has to offer – snorkeling with the colorful fish and kayaking into radiant sunsets – or simply lounge on the tropical shores in pure bliss.
DAY 1 – Sunday: GRENADA – Port Louis Marina
Board your boat between 17:00 and 18:00 (05:00 and 06:00 pm) and enjoy a relaxing evening getting acquainted with the boat’s systems and features in preparation for departure the following day. Dinner aboard or enjoy the facilities at Port Louis Marina.
DAY 2 – Monday: GRENADA – CARIACCOU – SANDY ISLAND
Have an exhilarating day sail to Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou. Anchor amongst the local fishing boats and enjoy a stroll and drink ashore at one of the many rum shops. The Carriacou Yacht Club offers a good welcome to visitors. Complete customs formalities and head for Sandy Island for the night. (approx. 5.5 hours)
DAY 3 Tuesday: SANDY ISLAND – UNION
Breakfast and swim at Sandy Island, a flawless piece of sand with no more than half a dozen palm trees. Watch the pelicans performing aerobatics around your boat as you eat. After breakfast and a snorkel, sail over to Union Island and complete check in formalities for St. Vincent at Clifton Harbour. Continue around to the West of Union Island for a short distance and drop anchor at Chatham Bay for the night. (1.5 hours)
DAY 4 –Wednesday: UNION – MAYREAU
After a short hop to delightful Salt Whistle Bay, anchor early and enjoy an afternoon at this tranquil spot with swimming and beachcombing or taking a invigorating walk up the hill to view the spectacular sight of the Tobago Cays to the East….tomorrow’s destination. (1.5 hours)
DAY 5 – Thursday: MAYREAU – TOBAGO CAYS
Enjoy a nice breakfast and take a short sail to the Tobago Cays and the highlight of your trip; spend the day snorkeling the reef, swimming with turtles and exploring by dinghy, or just stay on board and marvel at the natural beauty of the Tobago Cays.
DAY 6 – Friday: TOBAGO CAYS – PETIT ST VINCENT
After a leisurely breakfast, sail back to Clifton for check out, and then head for the west side of stunning Petit St Vincent for an evening snorkel and dinner aboard or on the beach. (3 hours)
DAY 7 –Saturday: PETIT ST VINCENT – GRENADA, Prickly Bay
Have an awesome sail southbound to the delightful Prickly Bay on Grenada for the last night and enjoy the extended happy hour at Prickly Bay marina before dinner back aboard your boat ( 6 hours)
DAY 8 – Sunday: GRENADA, Prickly Ba- GRENADA, Port Louis Marina
An early breakfast aboard as you take the short trip ( 1.5 hrs ) around Salines Point at the Southern tip of the island in preparation for your arrival back at Port Louis Marina. Gather your belongings and check-out from the boat and enjoy a few hours on Grand Anse beach, or shop in St Georges at the markets before heading to the airport – only 15 minutes away.