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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS / BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Adventures Afloat: The Yachtsman’s Caribbean: Exploring the U.S. & British Virgin Islands

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Program #21328RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discover the stunning natural beauty and intriguing history of the Virgin Islands on this small ship voyage. On the intimate Yorktown, sail into secluded harbors that can’t be accessed by huge ocean liners but that have long been loved by seasoned yachtsmen. Study marine life with onboard naturalists, explore undisturbed tropical environments onshore and learn the stories of pirates who once hid in these beautiful coves.


Highlights

• On Saint John, explore Virgin Islands National Park, home to 140 species of birds, 302 species of fish and 740 species of plants.
• Discover Norman Island, the uninhabited isle thought to be Robert Louis Stevenson’s inspiration for “Treasure Island.”
• Savor opportunities to snorkel or swim in warm, crystal-clear waters and walk through lush, protected areas onshore.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day on forest trails. Some stairs without railings. Other activities include swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. Mobility is essential, as small boats and tenders are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), 1 night; embark Yorktown, 7 nights (ports of call include Jost Van Dyke (British Virgin Islands), Tortola, Peter Island, Virgin Gorda, Cooper Island, Norman Island, Saint John (U.S. Virgin Islands)); disembark Saint Thomas, departure.

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8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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