|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 Queen, 1 Twin en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Half Board Available||Yes|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Designed and built by world leaders in cruising catamarans, Flying Ginny is a unique blend of exhilarating performance and understated luxury.
With a 30ft beam, Flying Ginny is spacious throughout. The catamaran's accommodations include four private cabins, each with en suite head and shower facilities. Three of the cabins have queen sized berths and one has two twin berths.
Fully air-conditioned, she is well equipped to treat you to all the creature comforts - on board water maker, freezer, stereo components, and state-of- the-art navigation systems. All of this in addition to the fully equipped galley, from which will come your elegant, island inspired meals.
Her shallow draft of less than 4ft allows her access to hidden coves and anchorages that others cannot. Her design allows for sustained speeds in excess of 20 knots.
Enjoy a variety of watersports and relaxing activities aboard and ashore from Flying Ginny.
Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Additional)
Discounted rate available for 7 lunches or dinners ashore
Austin & Philippa
From Greensville South Carolina, Austin was boating before he could walk. Fishing, wake boarding, diving and sailing are all second nature to him. He has maintained a fleet of charter yachts in the BVI and captained several charter yachts in BVI, always with excellent results.
Austin has logged over 1500 miles in the USVI and BVI and knows the very best spots to cater to your interests and activity preferences. From the best snorkel, dive and fishing sites to calm quiet bays to try out the paddle boards and all of the water toys, Austin has it covered. And for those looking for a little more excitement on the water, Austin is happy to give wake board lessons or taking you on the most fun tube ride ever.
Being a true buccaneer he can also deliver you to hopping beach bars for the happiest of happy hours or spin the sails and whisk you to a secluded anchorage, serving up cocktails while you relax and watch the sun slip away after another magical day.
From Belfast, Northern Ireland, chef Philippa moved to Portugal and worked at a dive center before navigating her way to BVI as 2nd chef and dive instructor aboard a 105ft crewed yacht catering for 27 guests. Philippa wanted to acquire greater culinary skills, so she enrolled in the Ashburton Chef Academy in Devonshire, England. There she went from being a cook to a professional chef.
Philippa has spent countless hours exploring the islands and knows many of the great spots to dive, snorkel, hike, drink and eat! She cannot wait to welcome you aboard and share her insider tips of the best that the BVI has to offer with you! Little known fact: Philippa is the current undefeated FoosBall Champion of the BVI and gladly accepts a challenge from anyone.See reviews
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Captain Austin took control right away and we were off on the brilliant blue waters with the sails to the wind. We truly learned to respect his control of the Flying Ginny and his knowledge of the area. His suggestions suited each of us including excellent sailing, scuba diving coves, snorkeling in the turquoise waters, and sitting on the white sandy beaches. Chef Philippa, a graduate of the Ashburton Cookery School in London and has a law degree, divides her time between the galley, assisting the Captain, and as a Master Scuba Diver. She led our tentative divers to a shipwreck and other underwater sites. Her skills in the 5X 5 galley were exceptional. The small area included all the tools of the trade except a microwave. The freezer was well stocked and two refrigerators held the fresh products. She did use a food processor as the tossing of the boat was a bit dangerous for a knife. All meals were served on deck in the balmy air. Every breakfast was different and the Brioche French toast with banana rum sauce was perfect with our morning coffee or tea. Lunches included wraps, grilled chick- en, Mahi Mahi and Captains famous cheese burgers. Cocktail hour, which always started pretty early, was accompanied by appetizers as Romesco sauce with pita slices or caramelized red onion crostini. Captain Austin, with a Business Management degree and family restaurant history, excelled at the barbeque. His beef tender- loin was cooked perfectly for each taste. This was served with wonderful cream and garlic scalloped potatoes, grilled asparagus, Marsala wine braised shallots and Balsamic sauted cabbage with chocolate mousse as our dessert. The galley became a sweat box as our Chef prepared each dish including a made from scratch cheese- cake that was exceptional.
Both Austin and Philippa were awesome. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Especially appreciated Austins willingness to sail as often as possible and Philippas 6th sense in appearing just as you finished your drink or had a whim of something to munch. Both Austin and Philippa were awesome. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Especially appreciated Austins willingness to sail as often as possible and Philippas 6thsense in appearing just as you finished your drink or had a whim of something to munch. The anniversary dinner they put on for us was just amazing. Private beach, perfect timing for the sunset. Chilled champagne, a sumptuous dinner that met our dietary needs without compromising on taste or presentation. A beautiful beach blanket which we got to take home and all under flickering candlelight. Truly spectacular and something that a simple thank you does not really do justice to. I had this simple idea and they produced an absolute masterpiece. Austin and Philippa were soooo accommodating and did such a fantastic job with each and every request we made. I dont think weve been anywhere, anytime when weve been treated so wonderfully. Every day was better than the one prior and every evening was magical. The sailing was outstanding. The food was scrumptious and so pretty I couldnt help but take pictures of it.
Austin & Phillipa seem to have an excellent grip on reading the groups energy levels and the types of activities we would like. Evan had so many questions regarding being a captain and flooded Austin with thousands of questions but Austin answered every one of them with enthusiasm and kept the conversation going. Evan even said, "Austin makes me feel like a captain. Like I can do this too!" Austin was very sweet and taught him so much about being a captain on a boat! To the point where I think Evan might switch careers! The group has always known about Naomi's "obsession" with dolphins and laughed it off and said they would explore the island and lay on the beach while she "went to kiss a dolphin." Evan said he would go with her but wouldn't do it, Austin saw Naomi was a little upset no one wanted to share in the moment with her so he said, "I'll join you Naomi. I'll do it too." And he did!! This is above and beyond of what is expected from a captain and even customer service! Even the other tourists were surprised that our captain joined me and said we must be on one great boat! Naomi, Evan and the group were beyond satisfied and asked for seconds not bc we were still hungry but we couldn't believe the quality of food she could deliver from that tiny kitchen! Her cooking was better than any island food that Leann and others were asking for recipes to take home!
Whose boat couldn't be neater
Ruth was his mate
Her food was so GREAT
Together they made our life sweeter.
Blessed were their guest
All from the Midwest
Once we set sail we soon
Became pals and our bonds only
Today our trip ends but
No worries our Friends
Our memories of you will
Be stuck like Glue
May God bless you forever
Dan & Leslie
Peter and Caroline were extremely friendly. Both were very attentive to us and the 6 teenagers that we bought with us. Both had patience of a saint when it came to the 3 teenage boys and 3 teenage girls.
The boat was clean and very comfortable, plenty of room for 8 people and crew.
Food was excellent and nicely presented. We had some kids that were afraid to try new foods however Caroline was very accommodating in making different meals for those that were more "picky".
The itinerary was great. We hit the main spots and even got to take in some new spots we have never been too. Peter put the safety of his passengers and crew in mind when we planned each day.
We would definitely recommend Sailing Directions to any friends that may consider a sailing vacation.
Kelli D, aboard Catamaran Flying Ginny sailing the British Virgin Islands
Peter & KC were amazing! They were friendly, accommodating, attentive and a joy to be around.
We were extremely impressed with the Flying Ginny. All of the spaces were extremely clean, comfortable and well ventilated. Peter was very attentive to making sure the common and private areas were always tidy.
The food KC prepared was fantastic! Every meal was gourmet and the presentations were feasts for the eyes. She was great at coming out to tell us what the meals were and how she prepared them. We are still in awe over what she was able to do in a small kitchen.
The BVI itinerary was perfect! Peter was great at sitting down with us on the first day to go over the itinerary he thought would work best. He was also open to making slight changes to the itinerary along the way.
Were you happy with Sailing Directions' service? Yes, we were very happy! Anytime we emailed a question to you, we received a response immediately.
Courtney M, aboard Catamaran Flying Ginny sailing the British Virgin Islands
We had a great time aboard The Flying Ginny. Captain Peter and Ruth were great hosts and the food was excellent. The Vessel was well equipped and was perfect for our trip. Peter went out of his way to make sure we were totally satisfied and we would definitely consider sailing again with them. The help provided by you and Sailing Directions was much appreciated and I know we would not have made the trip if it were not for your company and your guidance. Thanks again it was wonderful.
Dan K, aboard Catamaran Flying Ginny sailing the British Virgin Islands
What is a typical day like?
Wake up to a delightful breakfast from the chef's galley. After breakfast, relax in the sun with a book or go for a swim or snorkel. Then set sail for a new destination. Generally it is only an hour or two sail to get to a great lunch spot, for snorkeling, or beaching, or shopping, or hiking, or kayaking, or other watersports.
After lunch, set sail again for an hour or two to arrive at our overnight anchorage. Happy hour and appetizers late in the day, then later, dinner, wine and dessert served al fresco in the cockpit.
If the mood is right, it's off to a beach bar for some fun and dancing OR it's off to the foredeck for stargazing OR sit around the cockpit for story telling and games. Sleep comes easy on Flying Ginny.