British Virgin Islands
Endless Summer II has proved itself over the years to be one of the top textile free charter yachts in the Caribbean. Our repeat charter statistics bear testament to this. Our crews are the single most important contribution to this success.
They are chosen for their personalities, catering and sailing qualities rather than their willingness to get naked. Barry is normally on board as Captain for the Clothing Optional charters.
An avid nudist himself, he is the first to be naked and more than compensates for any shyness the other crew may demonstrate!
We do encourage them to be naked as much as they wish but ultimately the choice is theirs. Everyone has his or her own 'comfort' level.
Our chef will amaze you with an array of dazzling delights during your cruise. We can honestly say everyone raves about our food and its presentation. It's like having a very special dinner party at home every night of the week!
We normally serve breakfast and lunch in the cockpit and dinner in the main salon. The picture on the left shows a typical dinner. The soup is cream of pumpkin from a recipe we found many years ago in St. Lucia. The entree is locally caught Swordfish, cut into steaks and marinated in a wonderful sauce that includes mango chutney and fresh ginger. We baste the steaks with the marinade as we grill them on the deck barbecue. Served with rice, fresh asparagus tips and accompanied by a Sauvignon Blanc from Simi, they're delicious. The dessert is a Chocolate Marquise with a Raspberry Puree, garnished with fresh strawberries. Sinful - and, of course, "very low" in calories! We offer coffee on deck along with liqueurs. Not a bad life! See Sample Menu
Rum: Bacardi, Cruzan, Mount Gay, Malibu, Pussers
Scotch: Dewars, JandB, Canadian Club
Gin: Beefeater, Tanqueray
Vodka: Absolut, Stolichnaya
Tequila: Jose Cuervo Gold
Bourbon: Wild Turkey, Jack Daniels
Regular: Classic Coke, Pepsi, 7UP
Diet: Coke, Pepsi, 7UP
Mixers: Tonic, Club Soda, Ginger Ale, Mineral Water
Juices: Orange, Pineapple, V8, Tropical fruit, Cranberry
For sunbathing, we have a large cushioned area forward of the cockpit and three pads that can be used anywhere around the deck. The huge covered cockpit, which we use for breakfast and lunch, has ample seating, a built-in cooler and side curtains for inclement weather. There is further cushioned seating around the aft rail and steps leading to a swim platform. The BBQ, outside freshwater shower and hammock are also located on the aft deck.
Endless Summer II has 4 equal guest staterooms, each with its own private ensuite bathroom, equipped with basin, toilet (head) and separate shower compartment. All staterooms offer adequate closet and drawer storage for your belongings. "ESII" is beautifully finished throughout in rubbed effect teak and deep pile carpeting. Each stateroom has its own air-conditioning unit with controls and US style 110v outlets for hairdryers, razors and battery chargers.
The main salon has an expanse of cushioned seating for relaxation and a table which, when extended, comfortably accommodates 10 adults. The bar is fully equipped with a blender and ice maker. There is a stereo system with salon and deck speakers, a video player, a color TV, a selection of board-games and a book, video tape and CD music library.Ship Details:
15 overhead hatches, 20 side portholes, Windsurfer, Ski Bob, Bumper tube, Water-skis, Spinnaker flying, Full snorkel equipment, 2 Ocean Kayaks, Three floating sun mats, Hammock, TV and VCR, Stereo FM - AM cassette player, Compact disc player Film, music and book libraries, Comprehensive selection of board games, VHF radio, Cellular telephone, Ice maker, Seven separate air conditioning units, Deep piled carpet throughout.
7 night cruises Private cruises Up to 8 passengers - using 4 cabins Captain and chef - see Dining for details of what's included $15,000
Christmas 2013 - up to 8 pax for 7 nights. $17,000
New Year 2013 - 2014 - up to 8 pax for 7 nights. $17,000
By-the-Cabin cruises, Share the experience - Share the cost - captain only. Single occupancy - $3,000 Double occupancy. Per person - $2,500
Cruising limits. All cruises are limited to BVI waters only. Included: Captain and Chef Services of Captain and chef. Full provisions and beverages. Full tank of water. 70 hours of generator (additional hours @ $12), diesel for main engine. Cooking gas.
Not included: Taxi transfers to and from the yacht. Marina fees except at Nanny Cay marina. Gratuity, typically 15% of the charter fee.
The normal deposit is 50% of the total cruise fee. If the cruise is more than 6 months away then a 25% deposit is required with a further 25% due six months before the cruise. The remaining 50% balance is due 60 days before the charter. In the case of cancellation all payments are refundable (less, any agency fees) provided the yacht is fully booked for the same period.
The normal deposit is 50% of the total cruise fee. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the cruise. In the case of cancellation all payments are refundable (less any agency fees) provided the yacht is fully booked for the same period.
Credit cards - Visa and Master Card (Add 4% service fee). Wire transfer. PayPal (Add 3% service fee) Cashier's check, made payable to Sail Vacations Ltd.
Boarding is between 11.00 am and noon at our private slip on dock F in Nanny Cay Marina. Welcome aboard drinks will be served in the cockpit. After introductions, and a brief orientation, we'll leave you to your unpacking. Once everyone is settled in, we fit you up with your personal mask and flippers for the week and then head out for Peter Island. Your first lunch and a swim in a perfect cove. Maybe a short sail to another anchorage but most of all, a lazy, relaxing day.
This is a day for sailing. Tacking up under full sail in the protected waters of the Sir Francis Drake channel, we past Salt Island, Cooper Island, Ginger Island and then on to the North Sound in Virgin Gorda. Once in the Sound, there's an opportunity for various water sports, hikes ashore, volley ball or snorkeling Eustastia reef. After dinner, a trip ashore, to the Bitter End Hotel. Dancing to the sounds of a steel band rounds out the day.
Weather permitting, this is the day to sail to Anegada, a remote coral island boasting mile after mile of white sandy beach. We leave immediately after breakfast and it's usually a fast two-hour sail, skirting the coral reef and anchoring off the Anegada Reef Hotel. A popular excursion is to take a 20 minute safari bus ride across this flat island to Loblolly Bay for a lobster lunch at the Big Bamboo beach bar, followed by a swim and spectacular snorkeling. An alternative is lunch aboard, after which we'll take you by dinghy to a remote beach to walk and swim at your leisure. In the evening, the sunset from the aft deck of "Endless Summer II" is often quite magnificent.
A downwind sail today back to Virgin Gorda and the renowned site of the Baths. This is an area of huge rocks and grottoes. We'll take you exploring, climbing rocks, and looking for that perfect photo for this year's Christmas card. The National Park Trust has built a trail through the boulders to the picturesque Devils Bay where we can swim and snorkel. We'll anchor for the night in Trellis Bay and, for those who want a "Vineyard" type song and comedy act, the Last Resort is the place to go after dinner.
Monkey Point at Guana Island is our first stop of the day. The snorkeling here is truly wonderful. Before lunch, enjoy a down wind sail to Green Cay, the epitome of a small coral atoll. Foxy's Bar in Jost Van Dyke, is the place to be around 5pm. Foxy gets his guitar out and entertains with his homegrown wisdom and humour. It is also a place to return to after dinner when the music invites you to dance in the sand, beneath a clear starlit sky.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the BVI is White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. Whether we take "Endless Summer II" behind the coral reef or walk over the hill from Great Harbour, it promises to be a morning of sun, sea and sand. The small bar there, aptly named The Soggy Dollar, because so many people swim ashore from yachts with dollars in their pockets, claims to have invented the Painkiller drink - the new alternative to Pina Coladas. A short sail to West End Tortola, also known as Soper's Hole. Lunch and an opportunity for the shoppers to visit Pussers, the Sea Lion boutique and many other interesting shops in a Caribbean style waterside village. Then up the Sir Francis Drake channel for a last snorkel at the Indians or the Caves on Norman Island. After dinner, a visit to the William Thornton floating bar (known locally as the Willy T) provides the atmosphere for a final fling.
An early morning sail back to Nanny Cay and breakfast, with the sad reality that the cruise is almost over. I've spent so many wonderful weeks on "Endless Summer II" with truly great people - weeks we all wished would never end.