The British Virgin Islands: 60 islands to choose from, warm steady Trade Winds, calm protected waters, hundreds of beautiful anchorages and some of the best beaches, snorkeling, diving, fishing and beach bars the Caribbean has to offer. Get ready for some serious fun, relaxation and pampering. Plot your course to sailing paradise on earth.
Arrival in Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St. Thomas. Get settled into your cabin, put on your swimsuit and enjoy the short Sail to Christmas Cove, St. James Island. Great snorkeling. Swim with turtles and eagle rays. Beautiful sunsets, maybe a green flash.
Sail from Christmas Cove to Francis Bay, St. John. Enjoy any of the gorgeous beaches: Maho Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Trunk Bay. Take your pick. Hike over to the ruins of a colonial Sugar Mill and enjoy some great snorkeling in Whistling Cay. Tip: don’t miss the turtles in the north east corner of Francis Bay!
Sail from Christmas Cove to West End, Tortola. Your Captain will clear you into the British Virgin Islands while you enjoy breakfast. Sail to The Bight, Norman Island. Make sure you have a fishing line in the water on the way there. Great snorkeling. Explore The Caves and try out the Dive Gliders in Kelly’s Cove. Enjoy the beach and laid back atmosphere at Pirate’s Bight and do some Kayaking or Paddle boarding. Tip: this is a great place to have lunch on the beach.
Sail from Norman Island to Great Harbor, Peter Island. Enjoy the fabulous beach at Deadman’s Bay. Considered by many, the best beach in the Caribbean! Come back to the yacht in the afternoon for some great snorkeling and water sports in Great Harbor. Try your luck bottom fishing in the early evening. Tip: this is probably a place where you will want to stay and enjoy lunch on the beach.
Early morning sail from Peter Island to The Baths, Virgin Gorda. Explore the famous huge granite boulders and swim in the crystalline waters in Devil’s Bay. Sail to North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Pick a mooring in Leverick Bay, Prickly Pear, Bitter End Yacht Club, Mosquito Island or Saba Rock. Visit these great locations and save some time for some water sports and the Tarpon feeding show in Saba Rock at 5:00 pm. Don’t miss the beautiful sunsets here.
Sail from North Sound to Marina Cay. Pick up a mooring behind the reef and enjoy the breathtaking view. Visit the Pusser’s Store and Beach Bar. This is where it all started! Check out the red telephone booth, long time icon of the BVI. Enjoy the relaxed and laid back Caribbean atmosphere and a couple of Pain Killers. Take a dinghy hop over to Scrub Island or Trellis Bay. Enjoy some snorkeling in Diamond Reef.
Sail from Marina Cay to Great Harbor in Jost Van Dyke. Pick a great mooring for the night. Take a dinghy hop over to White Bay and enjoy a memorable day of swimming in super clear water, walking in white powdery sand and some of the best cocktail sampling, reggae dancing and people watching in the Caribbean. This is home of the famous Ivan’s Stress Free Bar, Soggy Dollar, Coco Loco and you can’t miss enjoying a typical Caribbean lunch at the world renowned One Love Beach Bar. Take a dinghy ride back to the yacht and get ready to go visit the famous Foxy’s. If you’re lucky you might meet Foxy’s himself there and have a chance to listen to some of his great Island stories.
Early sail from Great Harbor to Cruz Bay, St. John. Go in early to clear US Customs and Immigration and come back to the boat for a delicious breakfast. Set sail for St. Thomas. Arrive at Yacht Haven Grande Marina in time to have one last cocktail, take a group photo with the crew and start making plans for your next Sea Chateau BVI adventure. See you soon!
Queridas Byron and Dianne,
You both are amazingly sweet and dear people with great skills that make hospitality have a whole new definition. Thank you both for opening your home and hearts to another stellar and most remarkable vacation we’ve had. Always remembering your beautiful smiles and hospitable spirits.
Susanna and Christopher
Susanna and ChristopherAugust 2018
Dear Captain Byron and Chef Dianne,
Thank you for filling out souls, our spirits, our hearts and our tummies with goodness and the magic of the islands. You have a love and joy of what you do and that is very contagious . Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us and sharing your experiences. This will be a trip we will cherish and remember always. Come see us in Atlanta or Berbuda so we can reciprocate one day!
Katherine and David
Katherine and DavidSeptember 2018
Lord Byron and Lady Di,
The “SHE” Chateau was Shell-er-iffic! Thanks so much for memories of a lifetime. We appreciated your hospitality so much! Calm seas and smooth sailing!
Marian, Jo, Kimberlee, Heather, Erin, Lynne-Holly
Marian, Jo, Kimberlee, Heather, Erin, Lynne-HollyAugust 2018
Captain Byron and Dianne,
Our first sailing experience was amazing. Suspect a second to follow! Thank you for making us part of your family and adding some “Bostonian” to your boat! The islands are beautiful, the food was amazing, and the captain is most gracious and sets a mean table!
Tim, Linda, Dick, Maureen, and Lisa
Thank you!August 2018
Dear captain Byron and chef Dianne,
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and your in providing my family with such an exceptional adventure. It has been my desire to get my family out on the water sailing for sometime now, and to be able to share that time on Sea Chateau made it extra special. Dianne, thank you for being the gracious host that you are! Your meals filled us up as did your smile, your conversations and your warm welcome. Byron, your sailing expertise was clear to see before we left the dock. You gave us the adventure go being on the high seas without feeling the slightest bit of concern. You made my family feel safe, secure, and special. As a dad and husband I can’t thank you enough, sir, you were always there always ready. It was a pleasure to sail with you. God speed!
Frank, Rhonda, Ryan, and Sammy
For our first sailing experience, it was amazing! The food was just wonderful. We enjoyed how you two are living the dream!
Renaie and JoeMay 2018
Byron and Dianne,
Thank you so much for a beautiful experience. Everything was much more than we expected. All the best to you in your adventures in life.
General Wayne and MelindaMay 2018
Byron and Dianne,
Thank you so much for the best time we’ve ever had! The food, the tours, the family feel was wonderful! We wish the very best for yo both and we would love to sail with you guys again!
Sabrina, Brooke, Lynne, Travis, Mike, and DeanMay 2018
We fell in love with you and the Sea Chateau this week. We are a forever changed family because of this experience. You showed us what it looks like to live a dream. Thank you!
Jill, Kelly, Willow, and SaylorApril 2018
“We truly enjoyed every minute! Thank you! For making our first charter so special and memorable. All the best to you! Can’t thank you both enough for your hospitality. You guys are easy company. Can’t wait until we see you again.”
The Belcher’sApril 2018