Trip offered by: Giuseppe
Puerto Rico Spanish Virgin Islands | Catamaran Holiday Sailing Cabin Charter
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When do you think of the Virgin Islands, most people think of the British and American Virgins, instead only 15-20 miles away from these and only 6 miles east of Puerto Rico are the SPANISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, also known as "Passage Island"
Our fleet is anchored in Fajardo in the eastern part of the island of Puerto Rico. Ideal place from where to sail to go to the archipelago of the Spanish Virgin Islands
EMBARCK: At Marina Puerto del Rey - Fajardo, Saturday 21st April 2018 from 5.00pm
DESEMBARCK: At Marina Puerto del Rey - Fajardo - Monday, April 30th 2018, around 10:00 am
These little-known islands have had a tourist growth only in the last decade, because for many years, until 2003, they were in a territory reserved for the United States Navy, which used as a polygon. The result of this is that there are pristine islands, with wide white deserted beaches, crystal clear blue turquoise water and coral reefs with fish, corals and crustaceans. If you want, you can also go up the hills where you can see breathtaking views, the natural charm of the BVI 30 years ago. If you are looking for a paradise, a bit 'remote, for your next sailing holiday, then the islands VIRGIN SPANISH are your answer.
AN EXPERIENCE AND A UNIQUE JOURNEY
You will not miss a night / night visit to the old city of San Juan, considered one of the best preserved treasures of Spanish architecture.The archipelago as a whole occupies a rather modest area (The longest straight line navigation that can be carried out is only 25 nautical miles): during the midweek days it is one of the most peaceful areas of the Caribbean. Generally its anchor points are deserts or at most used by no more than a couple of boats. The only exception is Ensenada Honda on the island of Culebra which normally hosts some more boats, always with people on board, who can take advantage of a large maneuvering space for mooring and enjoy great tranquility thanks to the vastness of this bay.
A soft itinerary without long crosswind crossings or rough seas.
Circular program that allows you to always visit different places.
Program rarely operated, also suitable for those who have already "seen everything".
Modest expenses on the spot.
Warm and not humid climate, rich flora and fauna.
Scheduled stops in relation to the dominant (moderate) wind and the tide.
Airline air carriers.
To begin our journey in the Spanish virgin islands, we will move to the north-eastern part towards Isla Palominos. We will spend an early night on board our yachts. Isla Palominos is a small island just off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Its crystal clear waters and white sands make it an unspoiled paradise.Isla Palominos is actually a private island owned by the El Conquistador resort, but visitors arriving by boat are always welcome. During the weekends, it is populated by local boats, while there is no one during the week.
The show when you come in sight of Culebrita (half a mile to the east of Culebra) is exceptional.Culebrita - North Bay There is an incredible anchor - actually the only one in the area to stay overnight- on the north coast of this tiny island. Once again we must proceed with caution to get closer, and only if there is light, because of the numerous rocks. Also avoid doing so if the forecasts give a North-East wind or a North-wave. All the possible motor boats in the area coming from Puerto Rico, from 4 pm leave the mooring in the bay to return; it follows that, after their departure, the whole anchor will most likely be available only for you. It is the most desirable as a refuge for meditation, in total isolation. If you snorkel you can see the sea eels crawling on the bottom but also turtles, stingrays. Very interesting the 30 minute walk on the lighthouse of Culebrita from which you will enjoy a unique view that you will not easily forget.Your snorkeling or other beaches in the South , accessible by catamaran, or on foot or by tender, and protected from the sea and wind, you can watch the turtles on the beach In the north / east part of Culebrita you can swim in some natural pools called "Jacuzzis".
This is a perfect destination to spend a few days of our sailing holiday. You will have no choice but to enjoy the natural beauty of this island. Since 1909, the entire coastline and a third of the interiors have been designated as the Culebra National wildlife refuge, managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. These protected lands are home to turtles and seabirds. There are three streets on Culebra and all lead to a beach. The most famous and perhaps most spectacular of all the Caribbean is Playa Flamenco. This beach, usually deserted, wide and smooth, is made of fine white sand like powdered sugar. If you want you can also take a boat ride through the mangrove swamps outside Ensenada Honda near Dewey, which is the town main island. In Bahia De Almadovar you can go snorkelling. Another anchor that is worth discovering is located in Dakkity Bay in Culebra, located behind the cliff, on the left side when you enter Ensenada Honda. It is a beautiful anchor in an equally beautiful sea. As you head towards the cliff the sea becomes dark because of the algae on a backdrop that slowly slopes towards the open sea. It is necessary to anchor in the central point of the less deep sandy area. The best snorkeling can be done in the middle of the interruption of the cliff. To spend a night on the ground, it is necessary to get around with the Pta Colorada tender and head to Ensenada Fulladoso, an area where there is an excellent restaurant, at the end of the bay. For the mooring of the tender to the small wooden pier used for safety also the anchor of the vessel. Some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean are on Culebra, whose reefs are also protected by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Coral reefs and clear waters provide an extraordinary opportunity to observe barracuda, stingray, parrotfish, trumpet fish and a variety of colorful corals as well as a chance to swim with sea turtles. At night, in the tranquil anchorage of Bahia de Almodovar, you can watch the shimmering lights of St. Thomas 15 miles away when the sun sets in a another fabulous day spent in the Spanish Virgins
It is 22 miles long and three to four miles wide. Many consider the bays, coves and beaches of this island the best anchorage of the Virgin Islands. With a population of only 8,000 residents, living in the central part, the island also hosts a large herd of goats, some speckled cattle and wild horses.Most of the locals travel on horseback. The main town is Esperanza, with its beautiful seafront promenade, lined with quaint restaurants. One of the highlights to visit Vieques is a nocturnal trip to Mosquito Bay, because the sea contains the highest degree of bioluminescence in the world. The enormous concentrations of micro-organisms give off a brilliant glow when disturbed by the movement of water. If the waters are calm, you can go from your anchorage to Ensenada Sun Bay, another beautiful place. Unlike all the other Caribbean islands, there are no big hotels, resorts, hypermarkets and shopping centers, restaurants or fast-food outlets but the island has small houses that are reminiscent of those of the Spanish colonists, all in pastel colors.The strength of Vieques is the sea: white sandy beaches and coral reef make it a true paradise, ideal for those who snorkel and diving. One of the famous beaches is Glass Beach. It is made of very small colored stones and shells; wild horses 'paso fino' let themselves be photographed everywhere.