The following is an example week on Catalyst. Every charter is different, and custom designed for the client.
Day 1: After getting settled on Catalyst, we will be off for a quick sail to Leinster Bay in The National Park on St John. Here you will have your first snorkeling opportunity around Waterlemon Cay. A fantastic reef with a wide variety of coral and fish. After dinner we adjourn to the trampolines to enjoy the evening sky and count the shooting stars.
Day 2: After breakfast you can take a hike up to the ruins of the old Annaberg Sugar plantation and enjoy the spectacular views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel. A quick sail across to Sopers Hole, where we will check in at the British Virgin Island Customs. Enjoy some shopping before setting sail for Norman Island . This Island was the inspiration for the classic book Treasure Island , and pirate stories abound. Our first outing will be a snorkel at the caves, here we can swim right into the caves where it is rumored Blackbeard hid his treasures. After dinner in the Bight, we can take a ride over to the “Willie T” for music and dancing aboard this famous party ship.
Day 3: It’s off to the Indians, for breakfast as the sun comes over the cliffs, then one of the best snorkels in the BVI’s. Now it is time for a great sail to Peter Island , this is often an exciting sail and a great opportunity to lie on the trampolines as the waves spray you. Once at Peter Island it is time to relax at Dead Mans Bay , one of the Caribbean ’s premier beaches. After lunch and a short sail, we will anchor off Cooper Island for the evening.Enjoy watching the sunset while sipping a local island drink.
Day 4: After a morning snorkel with the turtles and rays that frequent Cooper Island , we set sail for The Baths; in the BVI they call it the 8th wonder of the world, and for good reason. After lunch we head up to North Sound on Virgin Gorda we can stop at many of private beaches. Once we arrive at the Bitter End, there is number of choices for night life, or we may choose to relax on the boat looking out on the vast ocean.
Day 5: This is a special day, as we set off on a 17 mile sail north to Anagada. This is a true coral atoll, and is surrounded by the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world. Anagada has a mystical reputation, with over 300 wrecks lying off her reefs, and many of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This is the highlight of the week for many guests. If Caribbean lobster interests you, this is the place for a dinner off the boat. The Anagada Reef Hotel serves fresh grilled lobster every evening.
Day 6: After breakfast we have a great downwind sail along the north side of Tortola , leading us to a lunch stop at DiamondCay. Hike to the bubblie pool, a small tidal pool fed by the warm blue waters of the Southern Atlantic. Next it is off to Cane Garden Bay , where Jimmy Buffet penned many of his songs. If great music is what you are seeking tonight, we can dance to the cool sounds of Quito Rymer and the Edge at his beach side bar.
Day 7: The first stop of the day is at Sandy Cay, a deserted island with a South Pacific feel. It may look familiar to you as it was used as the backdrop for those great Corona beer "change your latitude" commercials. Just a short sail and we arrive on Jost Van Dyke. We'll moore the boat in beautiful White Bay , which is constantly rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. This is a full day beaching with stops at the Soggy Dollar (home of the Pain Killer), and Ivans (backdrop for Kenny Chesneys famous video “No shoes……). After dinner we can take a ride to Foxy’s for some dancing and frozen drinks at probably the most famous bar in the Caribbean .
Day 8: Today we make our way back to St Thomas , with a quick stop at US customs on St John , and some last minute duty free shopping. Then it is a nice sail over to Red Hook, where we will bid you a fond farewell….till next time.