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British Virgin Islands & French West Indies

This relaxing 7-night yacht cruise explores the Eastern Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands and St Barths, taking in some of the most idyllic and scenic Caribbean destinations.

Small Ship Holiday
Virgin Gorda
Falmouth, Antigua

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Unwind on the world-renowned beaches of Barbuda, where pink sand stretches on for miles, and acquaint yourself with the British Virgin Islands as you swim with abundant marine life off privately owned Norman Island, with its legendary piratical past.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Jost Van Dyke, the beaches of which are renowned as some of the most serene, and indulge in a ‘Painkiller’, the local rum-based drink. Virgin Gorda is a beautiful island with the iconic ‘Baths’, boulder-strewn white sand beaches. The tropical paradise of Gustavia on St Barths and Marigot Bay in Saint Martin promise an air of the French joie de vivre.

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British Virgin Islands & French West Indies Itinerary

Day 1 - St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in St. John's, where you'll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of the Eastern Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands and St. Barths. Please book your flight to arrive into St John's prior to 03:00 PM.

Day 2 - Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda

Barbuda is part of a three-island state along with Antigua and the uninhabited island Redonda, located in the north-eastern Caribbean region. Barbuda is often described as Antigua's sister island. Barbuda's beaches, which are world-renowned, are miles long and are often sprinkled with pink sand. Barbuda is frequently referred to as one of the top destinations for independent travellers from all over the world, and today, it is yours to explore.
  • Included Excursion
    Amazing Barbuda
  • Emerald ACTIVE
    Hike to Darby Cave

Day 3 - Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Norman Island, a privately-owned island, is part of the British Virgin Islands. However, this island still attracts many tourists and sailors who come for snorkelling, diving, hiking, or simply soaking in some Caribbean sun. There are rumours about the island's piratical past, including its name coming from the famous pirate Norman. Norman Island's caves are a fun place to go diving and explore - and who knows, perhaps you will find your very own treasure chest. Norman Island is indeed an idyllic escape from real life and a must-add stop to your exploration of the Virgin Islands.Opportunity to spend the day swimming off the yacht and enjoying our marina toys.
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    Snorkelling at The Caves and The Indians (extra expense)
Please note: Selected departures will visit Jost van Dyke prior to Norman Island

Day 4 - Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Jost van Dyke (which is barely four miles long) is an island widely known by travellers around the world for its casual lifestyle and beachfront restaurants and bars, as well as its protected anchorages and pristine beaches. Great Harbour is one of the main sights to see on the island, as it is sheltered by small mountains and offers a truly relaxed Caribbean feel. The local drink, the Painkiller, was born here – a frozen delight made from dark rum, pineapple juice an orange juice, with fresh nutmeg ground on top. Today you will enjoy a barbeque on shore together with your fellow travellers.
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    BBQ Lunch on fully equipped beach with live band
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    Snorkelling to Sandy Spit (extra expense)

Day 5 - Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda is the third largest and second-most populous of the British Virgin Islands. Columbus’ lieutenants named the island Virgen Gorda – or ‘the pregnant virgin’, as upon approaching the island from the north or the east, the outline of a pregnant woman lying on her back is visible on the horizon. Somehow uncrowded, Gorda Sound itself has recently blossomed into a busy place surrounded with resorts and vacation villas. Virgin Gorda is a beautiful island; an ideal jumping off point for an in-depth discovery of the Virgin Islands.
  • Included Excursion
    The Baths discovery
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    Snorkelling experience (extra expense)

Day 6 - Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy

Named for Sweden' King Gustav III, Gustavia is the charming capital and main seaport of the island of Saint Barthélemy, also known as St. Barth. It is often considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and a tropical paradise with French flair. You will enjoy the beauty of its large idyllic beaches, plus the charm and refinement of its old wooden houses.
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    Discover St. Barth (extra expense)
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    Snorkelling in St. Barths (extra expense)
Please note: Selected departures will visit Marigot Bay prior to Gustavia

Day 7 - Marigot Bay, Saint Martin

Marigot is a lovely town and the administrative centre of French Saint Martin. Both French and Caribbean culture can be seen throughout the island, creating that unique blend of French Caribbean. Some of the most spectacular sights include the castle of Fort Louis overlooking the town and reminding locals and visitors alike of its significant past. The open-air market is open every day for those seeking to discover the island's local vibe and flavours. Artisans here sell anything from fresh fruits and spices to artwork and even rum. The market is a delight to the senses, and while you are there, don't forget to try Mauby, a local beverage flavoured with bark which tastes like root beer.
  • Included Excursion
    Culture & history tour
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    Buggy tour (extra expense)
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    Fragrance creation fun (extra expense)

Day 8 - St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in St. John's. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. Please book your flight to depart out of St John's after 12:00 PM.The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operated unaltered from the itinerary states above.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board cruise
  • All overseas transfers
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Please contact us for the latest dates and prices

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