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Catamaran Yes Dear, 58ft, 10 guests based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$24,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$26,500 (10 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
10 5 58ft
Guest cabin configuration:
1 King, 3 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Voyage 580
Built 2007
Children Allowed Yes
Home port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard
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Catamaran Yes Dear Overview

Yes Dear, a 58ft Voyage 580 crewed charter catamaran, is available to cruise in the British Virgin Islands from Tortola, the Leeward Islands from St. Martin and the Grenadines from St. Vincent.

Launched in 2007, Yes Dear has five double staterooms with full air conditioning and offers accommodations for up to ten guests plus her 2 crew members.

Four large guest staterooms with queen size beds and en-suite heads with a separate stall shower and a fifth slightly smaller stateroom with double bed and en-suite head/shower combination.

The salon features a Bose sound system, a Flat Screen TV, CD, DVD and I-Pod docking station. There are also stereo speakers in the cockpit and on the mast. Each stateroom is equipped with its own flat screen TV/DVD player.

Recreational equipment include a 16ft tender with a 90hp engine for waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding, snorkeling and fishing trips and floating mattresses.

Full scuba diving equipment, including a dive compressor for SCUBA is available onboard for certified divers.

Standard bar and gourmet cuisine are included in your vacation package, along with your professional captain and chef / dive master / water sport instructor team.

Yes Dear is the perfect yacht for anyone who wants to explore more of the Caribbean in style and luxury, visit islands truly off the beaten path, sample locally grown fruits, feast on the freshest lobsters or seared tuna, step back in time and feel the rhythm of daily life in the Caribbean.

Slow down, center yourself, relax and absorb the spectacular beauty of volcanic islands that rise so high they seem to brush the clouds and then dive so deep that you can actually feel the warmth from the core of the earth.

Explore some of the most unique dive sites in the world. Watch the sun go down anchored in your own private cove and start each day with a refreshing swim off the yacht. Go ashore and discover the many diverse people and culture that makes the Lesser Antilles so special.

Hike through tropical rain forests, stand in a volcano's crater, explore ancient cane plantations, wander through colorful Caribbean marketplaces, visit local artisans, and find your favorite secluded beach.

You will be transformed after spending your days on Yes Dear making this your most memorable vacation ever.

Your crew looks forward to welcoming you aboard Yes Dear in the Caribbean cruising setting of your choice! Contact us now for more information on rates and availability.

Why you should book Yes Dear!

Along with inclusive SCUBA diving, Yes Dear is one of the best equipped catamarans for watersports gear.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Additional)
Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines (Summer)
Marina Fort Louis, St Martin, Caribbean Leeward Islands (Away)

Green Initiative: Yes Dear provides quality drinking water made on board and tested for purity, avoiding disposable plastic water bottles. Yes Dear provides reusable water bottles.

Accommodation

Five private, en suite guest cabins featuring 1 King, 3 Queen and 1 Double cabins. All with A/C and 17inch TVs

Amenities

Air conditioning
Electric Heads
WiFi Internet
DVDs
Flatscreen in Saloon
Sound system
Hairdryer
Ice maker
Watermaker
Board Games
BBQ
Deck Shower

Water toys

Dinghy: 16ft 70HP
Snorkel gear
Stand-up Paddleboard: 2
Kayak (2 person): 2
Wakeboard
Towing tube
Waterski Adult
Waterski Kids
Floating mats
Fishing gear
Fishing Gear Type: trolling/spinning
Windsurfer
Hammock
SCUBA available on board

 SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: 5 dives per week - including 1 night dive - are included for certified divers.
Tanks: 12
BCDs: 8
Crew Scuba License: Master
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Martin & Cari-Mari Cameron

Martin was born into a family of farmers in hot, humid and dry locations in South Africa. At a tender age he learned how to drive a tractor, make use of available resources, observe, love and respect nature. With the ocean less than an hour away, there was always a yearning to head to sea. After a technical career he submitted to the urge to travel, seek adventure and explore.

He went to sailing school to obtain a Yachtmaster Ocean ticket and soon after left on a catamaran delivery to the Caribbean. He gained experience on bigger classic sailing and even bigger luxury power yachts.

After meeting Cari-Mari they moved to the tropical diving-fishing hot spot of South Africa, Sodwana Bay, the world's most southern reef, where they started doing freelance fishing day charters together as skipper and cook, whilst furthering their education in diving. The Caribbean was calling and they landed on a catamaran that was doing weekly charters between St. Martin, St Barts and Anguilla.

Cari-Mari was born and raised on a smallholding in the far north of South Africa, travelling and camping endlessly with her family, Cari-Mari connected to the beautiful and magical wonders of nature, which inspired her creativity from a young age. She graduated with a B Tech degree in jewelry design and manufacturing and had a successful career in the field.

With all her experience in design and entertainment, her passion is not exclusive to food, but rather hosting in style, glamour and beauty, providing mouthwatering food in pristine locations and living only for love of nature.

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Availability for Yes Dear:

Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Unavailable: Wednesday, 9 August 2017 to Friday, 20 October 2017: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Boat Show: Sunday, 5 November 2017 to Friday, 10 November 2017: Boat Show: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 11 November 2017 to Saturday, 18 November 2017: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 2 December 2017 to Saturday, 9 December 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 27 December 2017 to Wednesday, 3 January 2018: Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
On Hold: Thursday, 4 January 2018 to Thursday, 11 January 2018: Hold: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 14 January 2018 to Sunday, 21 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 to Wednesday, 7 February 2018: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 24 February 2018 to Saturday, 3 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 24 March 2018 to Saturday, 31 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
On Hold: Sunday, 1 April 2018 to Sunday, 8 April 2018: Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 7 July 2018 to Saturday, 14 July 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
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July 2017
Cari & Martin
The last week has been the most wonderful experience at sea and when I look back to one key important reason of why is because of you two guys.
Your dedication, attention and kindness meant the world to me and my wife, which happen to be her 50th birthday present (this trip). So, I want to thank you both for giving us the best experience at sea, lots of good memories to talk when we grow old and in the process gaining two good friends.
South African people rock!
Jose & Annette
July 2017
Thanks to Cari-Mari & Martin, I have had an awesome time here, it couldn't be better. The captain and his skipper-chef made a great combination that surpassed my expectations. You guys took care of our group in every possible way. The week was so much fun, great food + most important great company. Cari-Mari you are a great chef, and Martin you are always pleasing everybody, great couple. Thank you for making my vacation on board a memorable one.
With love,
Lynette
July 2017
Hey Guys!
Thanks for enhancing such an amazing experience!
It's been wonderful to share with such enchanting people as you.
Would also like to thank you for not only "Party Time", but for so many insights on your way of life.
Keep it going and fight for what you want.
Hugs
El Toro
July 2017
Martin + Cari-Mari
I would like to thank you for your attention and kindness. It was a priceless time to spend with all my friends including you two. Thanks for the birthday surprise party. Would like to be here for a month!
Karen
July 2017
Martin and Cari-Mari
Thank you! For amazing vacation on BVI and for all your attentions!
Mary
July 2017

Martin & Cari-Mari
Words cannot express how much I have enjoyed having you as our crew for this wonderful vacation. It has truly been a pleasure meeting you and I will never forget you.
Capt. Thanks for letting me drive No Dear. I'm ready to get my own speed boat now ;) I hope our paths will cross again very soon. Continue to be blessed in all that you do and on your next adventure.
Ride the wave
Lisa
July 2017
Martin & Cari-Mari
This trip has been most enjoyable. Thank you for your hospitality and friendliness.
Cari, I've delighted in our many conversations. Continue to let your heart shine.
Many thanks! What a joy to share with you all.
Love, Yvonne
July 2017
Martin & Cari-Mari
Thank you for facilitating a much needed vacation.
Cari: thank you for helping me during the first 2 days of sea-sickness.
Best of luck in your future endeavors.
Best, Bonnie
July 2017
Martin & Cari-Mari
Thanks for making this trip an awesome adventure for the BBC (DC Black Bottom Crew). You guys have been great hosts to us. We appreciate the hospitality and kindness to make sure we were comfortable and having fun! You two are a beautiful couple + blessing to all!
May God continue to bless you all richly.
Peace & love
Ava & Greg
July 2017
Martin & Cari-Mari
Thank you so much for a great holiday. Your service & friendship meant so much to me... Perfect combination with the weather & St. Maarten. Best time ever. Loving my extended family....
The food was great and the service awesome!!
Best wishes to the both of you!
MC2 Love Ya Ada
July 2017
Martin & Cari-Mari
Thank you for an awesome time!!
A special thanks for looking out for a sistah on the cuisine. The food was wonderful! Let me know when you open your restaurant, I'm there! Every day was an adventure. I'll be looking for you when I'm ready to do this again. You guys are the greatest!
Stay blessed!
Anetra
June 2017
Captain Martin and Cari-Mari,
Thank you both so much for an amazing vacation. It was a week filled with firsts. First time sleeping on a boat, first time snorkeling with turtles, first time tubing and our first time in the BVI. The gluten-free food was delicious!! We appreciate all your effort and attention to detail. We loved how you both were so kind, fun and caring especially towards the girls. It was a vacation of a lifetime!
Michelle + Paul
Hadley
Catelyn - my favorite part was the cheese!
June 2017
Martin & Cari,
How do you properly thank someone for a trip of a lifetime?
We cannot adequately put in words the number of superlatives for two incredible people- that we now consider friends.
-TALENT, CREATIVITY, SKILLFUL, THOUGHTFUL THINKING, ADVICE, LIFE EXPERIENCES, ONE-STEP AHEAD, POSITIVE VIBES, FIRST CLASS, SERENDIPITOUS MOMENTS, HARD WORKING, EASY GOING, HONESTY, EXPERTISE, SHARED WISDOM, PATIENCE, CALMING INFLUENCE, GENUINE ALL words. We will forever link with Capt. Martin & Mermaid Cari!
CHASING SUMMER is not just a phrase - it's a way of life for Martin & Cari. THEY LIVE IT! They have a deep passion for it. And they demonstrate it - ALL DAY, EVERYDAY. We just were lucky enough to join them on a small piece of their journey.
WE WILL MISS YOUR AMAZING FOOD.....
CHEERS (look in the eyes)!!
We love you so much
Kris & Lesley T
Covington, Louisiana
Wonderful mix...
We have travelled to many beautiful destinations throughout our lives and have never experienced such a wonderful mix of locations and hospitality as we have with you. The pride and passion you have for your vessel, your guests and your environment is exceptional.
Sharon K.
Until we meet again....
Here's to meeting two of the most incredible people I've ever met. Full of light & love, you make the world a far better place.
Anna Lee H.
Gracious hospitality....
Your hospitality, warmth, graciousness, flexibility and good humour made this a week to always reflect on.... The food was fantastic, drinks never ending, snokeling trips outstanding and the boat was always ship-shape.
Randi & Stuart H.
Warm hospitality...
Your warm hospitality, lively energy, plus mouth-watering cuisine made our trip truly memorable. The snorkeling was the best and the sailing winds made for thrilling crossings.... Thanks for bringing the best out in each one of us. Kathreen & Mark T.
April 2015
People make good times into great experiences. While the BVI are beautiful islands and Yes Dear is a fine, comfortable, and well appointed vessel, it is the fact that we have had you two as our crew and guides that I'll most remember and cherish. You two truly understand and deliver enlightened hospitality.

Reviews for Yes Dear with previous crew:

Yes Dear was extremely well maintained and the cabins far more spacious than I had anticipated. Our family enjoyed most of our time on the yacht either sunning on foredeck or relaxing in the shade at the stern.

The crew were hospitable, welcoming, friendly and professional. Hanrie’s mastery in the galley was amazing. Each meal (and hors d’oeuvre) was a creation.Christiaan was flexible and attentive to our preferences.

Sailing Directions was very accommodating, particularly in light of the various modifications we needed to make to our itinerary and dealing professionally and courteously with a last minute cancellation. I would recommend Sailing Directions and Yes Dear without reservations

Bruce P, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

Our trip was incredible and Christiaan and Hanrie were amazing hosts!! We had a terrific trip!

Yes Dear was very clean and well organized! Our favorite aspect of the yacht was that there were so many places for our group to relax. We had a large group and everyone was comfortable.

The food was absolutely beautifully presented, creative and delicious! Our group was blown away by the meals Hanrie could create in her little kitchen!

Christiaan did a great job of reading our group, listening to our needs and preparing a sailing itinerary that worked well with the weather. We felt like we were in very good hands with Christiaan at the helm!

Elizabeth H, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

It was a fabulous vacation. We will definitely do this again!

Andre and Liezl were so awesome. “No” was not in their vocabulary. Leizl was fun, enjoyed interacting and playing games with us as well as preparing the most fantastic food! Andre was so energetic, he was a great dive master, and was always making sure we were entertained whether it be taking someone to the island by dinghy or by taking the kids out tubing, kneeboarding or wakeboarding. He even got me up on the wake board. Their recommendations of where to go for nightlife for the kids or eating ashore were wonderful.

Yes Dear was very clean and the staterooms were very comfortable. We loved hanging out in the front, in fact one of the kids slept out in the front every night. I think every loved to gather around the table in the rear and play games and just laugh.

The food was out of this world. I was concerned we might have some picky eaters but she made food enjoyable to adults and kids.

The itinerary was so wonderful. Our only regret was not having more days to enjoy more of this.

Sailing Directions was always on top of things. The website was good about recommendations for water taxis and the cost of things.

This is such a first rate vacation. We never felt cramped on the boat and everyone had their space. The boat Yes Dear had some great games and movies and we also brought some of our own. This will be a memory for a lifetime.

Jennifer G, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

Andre and Liezl were excellent. Experienced and know what they are doing. You can recommend them with confidence. The yacht fit our plans and we got in all the SCUBA diving we wanted.

Richard S, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

Andre and Liezl were excellent. They are both very friendly and went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. The meals were excellent. This was our third trip around the BVIs and they still were able to take us to a couple places we'd never been while still hitting our favorites.

Ken R, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

Richard & Adele were incredible. Everything we could have ever hoped for. The food Adele was capable of preparing in a little boat kitchen was nothing short of amazing.

Yes Dear is excellent. The one small cabin was tight for the one couple staying in there but we knew that was going to be the case going in so no surprise there. The rest of the cabins were actually slightly larger than we thought they would be.

If we decide to return or hear of anyone else talking about it we will certainly recommend Sailing Directions and Yes Dear.

Brian W, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

Ian and Jody were fabulous. It would be extremely hard to find a better crew. Last time we sailed, we only had a captain and we did our own cooking. We'll never do that again. Everything Jody served was delicious and (for the most part) healthy. We ate better than we do at home and the quality and presentation matched any four or five star restaurant.

We enjoyed every stop we made in the BVI. We made it tough on them to start as we needed a place to watch an NFL playoff game (go Broncos!). Not only did they find a great place to watch but they worked it seamlessly into our itinerary.

It was real easy working with Sailing Directions.

Ken R, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

Richard and Adele were amazing, unbelievably attentive and so accommodating. Couldn't have asked for a better crew!

Food was deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. Adele catered to the kids as well as the adults and vegetarians. Not a single complaint!

Everything was perfect! 100% satisfied with Sailing Directions.

Neeraj M, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

We had such a great trip, and really enjoyed Richard and Adele, we would like to check on going back next year.

Steve F, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

Ian and Jody were wonderful. Each went out of their way to make our BVI experience truly enjoyable. They networked with our group especially our two younger ones in water sports. We will miss them and Yes Dear. Jody did a wonderful job even to the point of making special dishes for the kids. All seven members of my family truly enjoyed this venture and all appreciate the extraordinary efforts of both Ian and Jody to make it so.

Bruce R, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

- How did you find your crew, Ian & Jody, were they friendly, attentive and accommodating? Ian and Jody were all of these things and more. They were both over the top attentive with the cocktails, snacks, drinks, water sports, island hopping, trinket shopping and of course all of the meals. There was never a moment of need for anything! Ian was always trying to fit in more fun for the kids and the adults right down to the last minute of the charter. We all left the boat in tears when the trip was over. Ian and Jody became our friends. Our kids adored them (and have likely been driving them nuts with e mails)! They shared their lives, their music, their food, their stories and their friendship with us, and for that our trip was one of a lifetime, especially for our kids.

Yes Dear was everything it promised, modern, clean, nicely decorated and well equipped. The cabins, the deck, the equipment, the bathrooms, everything was spotless and very well cared for. It is obvious that Ian and Jody take great pride in their job and the boat.

The food and the cocktails were most enjoyable for us. Honestly, it is hard to find a 'highlight' in such a Caribbean paradise since everything is a highlight, but Jody's food and Ian's cocktail creations were truly outstanding. They were both so kind and considerate towards the kids and their needs while still managing to deliver gourmet plates to all of us at every single meal. Jody's food was fresh, healthy, creative and presented beautifully. She went to great care to offer us the 'light' Caribbean fare we requested and nailed it every time. Ian and Jody worked very well together to make it perfect and beautiful. We told them sunset/cocktail hour was our favorite time of day and they did not disappoint. The kids were especially happy to have their own mixologist whipping up all kinds of delicious frosty drinks at their every whim - he even let them help!!! Ha!

Our itinerary in the British Virgin Islands was also perfect. We had a few ideas about where we wanted to go and Ian definitely made us feel like we were in control, even though I am sure he knew exactly where we were going and what was next at all times! To me that is the sign of a very smart and experienced captain! That being said, Ian was very conscientious about avoiding over crowded spots and was able to change the itinerary as needed without distraction.

John at Sailing Directions was a great help and very patient with us through this whole process. He guided us to the right boat with out making us feel like we didn't have other choices. Ultimately, he knew exactly what we needed and helped us make it happen. We will look forward to doing business with John and Sailing Directions again in the near future!

Yes Dear was our fourth charter (our first with kids), and by far the best. The boat was immaculate, had all the toys you could want, and most important, had the best crew in the BVI. For two families traveling with four kids between the ages of 7 and 11, the crew was of the utmost importance. They made the trip for us. A million thank you's could not be enough for them.

Anne C, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

You guys are the best! We can't thank you enough for making the trip absolutely perfect - every one of us walked away saying it was the best trip we have ever been on. You let us turn off our brains and just relax and have a great time. Jody, we are not sure if you are capable of cooking a bad meal (your meals have been talked about non-stop since we left and Perry couldn't even button his pants on the way home). And Ian, your Jalapeño Martinis were awesome as well as all your other well-timed concoctions.

We also loved just being with you guys, you are a pleasure and a lot of fun. Thank you so much for making our trip and birthday something we'll never forget.

Michael L, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

The family had a great time. Weather was perfect and Ian and Jody were very attentive to the kids. Even had a chance to swim with a dolphin at our first anchorage. Had some good wind and smooth sailing. Very quiet anchorages and really not many other boats. Ladies were very pleased that no one got seasick. Normally I prefer bare boating but this worked out very well. The reason, I am sure, is that Ian and Jody were exceptionally well organized and their personalities meshed easily with everyone in our family. Not always an easy task.

Will happily recommend this kind of a vacation to all my friends.

Otto H, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

Ian & Jody were absolutely great ! Could not have been better!

Was Yes Dear comfortable, clean and well ventilated?
Absolutely. Much better than I had imagined.

Was the food enjoyable and well presented?
Fantastic Chef! Wonderful food at all meals.

Did you enjoy the itinerary in the Caribbean Grenadines?
Yes. Recommend it highly.

Were you happy with Sailing Directions' service?
Wish I had come to you first! I can't imagine a better boat or crew. Everything was perfect.

John H, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the Caribbean Grenadines

Ian and Jody were amazing! They were so easy to hang out with in a small space for a week. Ian's laid back, easy going ways are contagious. But that's not to say he wasn't very attentive and knowledgeable about the boat and the area. MMMMM Jody. She never ever cut corners with her delicious meals. Hello- pita bread comes in a bag, but NO, she made her own! Just one example of her willingness to serve top notch meals. Most of our group are vegetarians and she did a fantastic job catering to our quirky desires.

Yes Dear was very clean and comfortable.

Was the food enjoyable and well presented?
- Whoops. I already went over that. But I can't say enough. I don't think I mentioned Ian's amazing cocktail hour concoctions (is noon considered cocktail hour in the Caribbean)? Jody's appetizers are to die for. They're not something you see everyday. Every dish she made had unique and unusual flavors. There wasn't a bad one! Oh and did I mention the desserts were fabulous too?

Did you enjoy your sailing itinerary in the Grenadines?
The itinerary was great. We had a lot of distance to travel and I think it was very well planned. The overnight moorings were all spectacular. We feel like we saw the highlights but could easily go back to the Grenadines and sail there some more. It was absolutely beautiful!

We were very happy with Sailing Directions' service.

Kelly F, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the Caribbean Grenadines

Jody and Ian were fabulous! They worked non stop from the time they got up until the time they went to bed. Despite the fact they were working non stop, they were friendly, relaxed and ready to meet all of our needs.

The food was outstanding, and the boat was immaculate and well ventilated throughout the trip. Ian was great with the kids and always up for our diving and water sports requests. He was also flexible and helpful in planning our itinerary.

Thank you for your assistance in chartering the Yes Dear! We appreciate your timely follow up and we were very pleased with your service.

Kelly S, aboard Catamaran Yes Dear sailing the British Virgin Islands

sailing itinerary Sample Itinerary

Yes Dear is based from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands but can also sail the Leeward Islands from St. Martin / Antigua and the Grenadines from St. Vincent / Grenada.

The itineraries are flexible and customizable to suit your group.

Sample itinerary for the Grenadines:

Day 1
Pick up at St.Vincent and sail to Bequia and stay overnight Bequia. See traditional boat building and purchase a handmade model of a traditional Caribbean Yawl or perhaps shop at the local markets and try some island flavor. Bequia was once the home of whaling in the Caribbean and has a lot of history. For the divers explore Moon Hole which is a deep dive or swim along Devils Table which is a beautiful wall dive. Enjoy snorkeling and diving in maximum visibility under crystal clear waters off white sandy beaches. Snorkel the reefs off St. Margaret's beach, for hikers there is a beautiful coastal walk to French Bay, pick mango along the walk or papaya which grow wide. For evening entertainment listen to the Bequia String Quartet at the Gingerbread House (island music).

Day 2
After breakfast and a swim it's time to set the sails and head for Mustique. Mustique is a huge Botanical garden. Tour by foot, taxi or horse back ride past the homes of the rich and famous. Shopping is very exclusive and charming here. Visit the airport if you dare but be sure and duck when the planes land! Visit the uncrowded beaches of Macaroni Bay and Sandy Bay. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Cotton House and imagine you have stepped back in time, in this graceful haven. For divers there is the wreck of the Jonas a 90 foot dredger which lies in 40 feet or drift dive at the Pillaries a steep slope which drops from 20 feet to 90 feet, large soft corals, reef fish, nurse sharks and barracudas abound. Enjoy sundowners at 'Basil's Bar', you never know who you might meet! Mystique is home to many famous rock stars who like to jam at Basils. Enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars on board or take in some of the local colour and eat at Basil's Bar.

Day 3
Sail to the Tobago Cays and snorkel till you drop, the horseshoe reef is endless. The Tobago Cays offer excellent diving {mostly drift dives}over the horseshoe reef. The water and reef colors are a kaleidoscope of gold, brown, blue, turquoise and green. Enjoy a quiet evening in the cays feasting on the fresh fish catch of the day or sail to Mayreau for the night.

Day 4
A short Sail to Mayreau in the morning offers another island to explore. Climb to the top of Mayeau and enjoy the magnificent views of the Tobago Cays. Snorkel on the reef from Grand Col Point. Enjoy some windsurfing on flat water with constant winds. For hikers a walk from Saline Bay along the salt ponds brings you to some pristine beaches. Be sure to take your camera along as the views are spectular. Spend the night at Salt Whistle bay and enjoy a majestic sunset with cocktail in hand. After dinner dance under the stars to some reggae music.

Day 5
After a breakfast of your choice, sail to Palm Island. Swim ashore on Casuarina beach a gorgeous expanse of golden sands lapped by turquoise waters, the ultimate picture-perfect Grenadine beach. After a tantalizing lunch sail to Petit St.Vincent. Take the helm, trim the sails or just lay out on the trampolines and work on that golden tan with music gently playing in the back round. Petit St. Vincent is a gorgeous very small Island with good beach walks and off lying reefs for snorkeling. A comfortable reef dive off Pinese, offers the opportunity to see Sting Rays, Turtles, reef fish and Garden eels. After another enjoyable feast of fresh fish and local exotic fruits have a drink ashore and see if you can get the parrots to talk to you. Petit St.Vincent has a very exclusive and quiet resort ashore with some quaint customs attached to it.

Day 6
Sail to Union Island. If you only have 6 days to charter we would recommend starting in St Vincent and finishing in Union Island where you can hop on to a plane back to St Vincent or on to Grenada. For those who wish to explore more and charter for ten days…..The adventure continues. After a breakfast of local breads and tropical fruits enjoy a short sail to Chatham Bay on Union Island. With its dramatically mountainous outline Union Island stands out from afar. After lunch explore ashore. Chatham Bay offers a lovely deserted beach and beautiful shoreline perfect for those Kodak moments, watch the local fishermen seine netting and experience Caribbean life. There is good snorkeling here the fish are particularly rich and attract all kinds of bird life.

Day 7
For those chartering for a week fly out of Union Island to St Vincent, or Grenada. After a hearty breakfast we set sail to Carriacou an Island with rolling hills and exquisite water colors. Snorkeling is endless and the waters are teaming with fish. Glossy hill is a good dive site for Sting rays, sharks and turtles. Great hiking ashore, look out for the donkeys and goats! Windsurfing is good here with calm protected waters and not many other boats around. Enjoy an elegant dinner and maybe a night snorkel to see the lobster and crabs.

Day 8
Day 8 offers a long leisurely along the leeward coast of Grenada. Overnight at Prickly Bay, a delightful spot. The land is a tapestry of delight gardens you feel very much in the country here with the sound of birds in the day and tree frogs at night. Grenada offers good diving snorkeling and Palm fringed beaches.

Day 9
A short sail to Secret Harbour or Hog Island for a day of water sports or hire a car and tour the Island. Drive up to Concord Falls and hike up to the upper falls for a swim. Drive on to Rose mount for lunch, and take your time as this is a great drive through forest and countryside. Stop at Crater Lake and take a short hike into the rain forest then on to Grand Etang Lake. Shop at the color local markets or take a tour around the nutmeg factory. This should return you back to the yacht for cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres to swap tales on who saw the best waterfalls or who dared to dive from the cliff sides in to the lake!

Day 10
Sail to Pt. Saline for that last minute shopping before joining your homeward flight.


Sample itinerary for the Leeward Islands:

Antigua is ideal for the start of your yacht charter, with constant trade-winds, historic harbors and 365 beaches easily a week could be spent cruising around this picturesque island of the north Caribbean. The sister island of Barbuda has amazing shell laden beaches stretching so far they dip below the horizon. Whether you're looking for tranquility, great nightlife or a combination of both, Antigua is the perfect place to find it. Antigua is a good starting point for sailing either north or south, a ten day cruise from Antigua to St Martin offers deserted islands, many dive and snorkel sites, endless beaches, tours of plantations, a batik factory, hike a crater, dive deep sea pinnacles, promenade with the jet set, shop in colorful Caribbean markets and sample international gourmet and West Indian cuisine.

Day 1 and 2 Antigua
Nelson's Old Naval Dockyard, located in English Harbor is a spot of historic beauty and interest. It is the only working Georgian dockyard in the world and has a museum dedicated to Admiral Nelson who hid his fleet from the French fleet in English Harbor. Nelsons Dockyard is an active yachting centre. Board your yacht in English Harbor and after lunch set sail for northeastern shore of Antigua, swim off the yacht or stroll along the white sandy beach before sundowners onboard your yacht followed by a gourmet dinner under the stars.

Day 3 and 4 Nevis
Sail to Nevis then drop anchor and explore all the wonders of the island that touches the sky. Christopher Columbus named this island "Nuestra Senora del las Nieves" which translates to "Our Lady of the Snows" due to the way the white cumulous clouds constantly kiss the top the island. Nevis is a lush tropical paradise one usually associates with islands in the South Pacific. The atmosphere here is luxuriant, an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea air and abundant vegetation. Take some time to explore the old plantation estates, they are now charming inns dotted with sugar mill ruins whispering tales of times past. Nevis is also home to many artists so don't miss the delightful pottery shops and art galleries in town for memorable souvenirs. Whether you are looking to wander through rainforests full of playful vervet (green) monkeys, relax and unwind on powder white sandy beaches, or snorkel the surrounding coral reefs, Nevis is a hidden gem with plenty to offer. A beautiful beach is the famous Pinney's, which is miles long and picture perfect or check out Oualie beach where calm waters are excellent for windsurfing.

Day 4 and 5 St Kitts
Sail to St Kitts and explore. At the center of St. Kitts stands the spectacular, cloud-fringed peak of Mount Liamuiga (pronounced Lee-a-mweega), a dormant volcano covered by dense tropical forest. Take a hike through the rainforest to the very top and swim in Crater Lake. It is the volcanic soil that made this island rich. In the 1700's sugar was the most important crop in the world and St. Kitts was a major producer with 68 plantations growing sugar cane. Production has nearly stopped today, but the remnants of the industry are everywhere to be seen. Old smokestacks rise high into the sky, windmill ruins dot the landscape, and narrow tracks for the tiny train cars traverse the island. Brimstone Hill Fortress, which is situated 800 feet above sea level, is a beautiful historic site with one of the best views in the Caribbean. Romney Manor where Tegereman, a Carib Indian chief, once had his village is now a lush tropical garden setting that is home to Caribelle Batik, where artists use ancient techniques to create beautifully distinctive and colorful fabrics.

Day 6 Barbuda
This flat coral island with seemingly endless pristine beaches lies approximately 30 miles north of Antigua. It is home to Codrington Lagoon which houses an amazing site, the Frigate Bird Sanctuary. These birds, which can neither walk nor swim, are remarkable to watch as they soar high into the clouds and swoop down to steal fresh fish from other birds. History is plentiful on Barbuda and ranges from ancient Amerindian petroglyphs in the Indian Cave, to the 18th-century Highland House, once home to the colonial Codrington family. Because the island is surrounded by reefs, there are also a number of shipwrecks full of colorful marine life to explore while diving or snorkeling.

Day 7 return to Antigua
For 10 - 12 day trips explore St Eustatius, Saba, St Barths and St Martin

Day 6 St. Eustatius
It is hard for visitors to imagine that this quiet Caribbean island was once a major hub for transatlantic trade. Now, Statia is most known for its remarkable snorkeling and diving sites. Underwater volcanic fissures, canyons, living walls, and tangled shipwrecks create an extremely diverse diving environment. Hiking is also a must for visitors as the north end boasts the hilly remnants of an old volcano while the south end is home to a younger, perfectly formed volcano known as The Quill. The Quill soars 2000 feet into the air and is covered in lush vegetation. Visitors making it to the top are in store for views that are otherwise unimaginable.

Day 7 and 8 Saba What drew the Dutch to a rock like Saba may seem baffling, but when visitors hike through the clouds and come to the summit of Mt. Scenery, they completely understand. This island is the highest point in the Netherland Antilles, and its picturesque villages seem to cling to clefts in the rock. A taxi ride up the mountain will bring visitors to Saba's main town called "The Bottom". An artistic glass bead studio, the gubernatorial mansion, and Wilhelmina Park are worth exploring. Ambitious visitors can join the locals as they walk down the 400 steps to Ladder Bay to enjoy a nice swim and relaxing picnic. Visitors interested in diving should also take the time out to dive as Saba offers some of the most remarkable diving in the Caribbean. Diving at Saba must be done with a local operator, diving in Saba offers spectacular seamount and pinnacle dives. Dive at shark shoal 120ft and see pinnacles rich in invertebrate species, giant brain corals and if you are luck shoaling hammerhead sharks. Dive with black tip sharks, snapper, jacks, groupers, trigger fish, barracudas and turtles the dives offer a variation of depths from 120ft to 40ft. Visiting Saba is weather permitting as it does not offer a protected anchorage.

Day 9 and 10 St Barths
You'd be forgiven for thinking you're in the French Riviera when you arrive in Gustavia on St. Barths. Visitors will enjoy the quaint architecture, chic boutiques, rich French culture, and amazing cuisine. Rental jeeps can be hired to explore the island's narrow, winding roads, pristine beaches, and stunning overlooks. A stop at Airport Beach will be quite unforgettable as planes fly low overhead and land right behind you in a beautiful white sandy spot.

Day 11 Ile Fourche
The goats are long gone and with them went the landscape on this tiny little deserted island. So why stop here? Ile Fourche is situated between St Barth's and St. Martin making it a convenient anchorage. Visitors can enjoy a swim or snorkel in the warm surrounding waters or hike high up the barren terrain to experience one of the most beautiful Caribbean sunsets before heading down to St. Barth's. Ills Fourche offers a much protected anchorage, good snorkeling and some quiet time before heading on to St Martin.

Day 12 St Martin
The last day starts off with breakfast and an early sail back to St Martin for your homeward flight.

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