Women’s Sailing Retreat – BVI’s

British Virgin Islands , Virgin Islands (British)

Women’s Sailing Retreat – BVI’s

Duration :   6 Days 7 Nights
The Price :   $1,800.00
Max People :    3
Start Location:   Tortola, BVI

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Build your sailing skills in a safe space surrounded by supportive women!

Whether you are just beginning or looking to brush up on some specific sailing/boating skills … you are welcome here.
Join us this October on a beautiful sailboat boat, sailing the Caribbean

What to expect …

First and foremost, expect to have fun sailing through the Caribbean islands with an all-female crew gaining the experience and knowledge you need to feel more confident commanding a sailboat.

The Yacht

We will charter a boat ranging in size from 41’ – 47’ depending on the size of the group, my goal is to make sure we all have space for moments of solitude and connection. Our yacht will have room for each crew member to have their own cabin, a minimum of two heads, a full galley, two helm stations, a swim platform, and a dinghy to make going ashore a breeze.

Actively Participate

Plan to be an active crew member taking part in working the sails, anchoring, cooking, and getting to shore to explore.

Agile Itinerary

Although you can find a rough outline of the week below, we will take time each morning to design a plan for that day. Our primary goal is to make sure we find the conditions each crew member needs to learn from. Weather will play a big part in planning each day, which gives us an opportunity to practice using navigation and weather apps to design the next day.

Each trip will have time to snorkel, explore islands and relax … sailing is best done happily.​

Places You’ll See :

Schedule Details

Arrival at Marina

Once you arrive at the Beef Island airport you will meet with your transfer to the marina to get settled into your cabin. We will spend the first night on the boat in the marina enjoying our first meal while going over the details of our week to come.

Tortola - The Baths

Once we have gone through our yacht review and cleared to leave we will head to The Baths and Devils Bay on the south end of Virgin Gorda (weather permitting).

After a few hours of snorkeling, exploring, and getting our bearings we will head to the north sound of Virgin Gorda, Leverick Bay, to grab a mooring ball for the night and make some dinner.

Leverick Bay - Cane Garden Bay

After breakfast on the boat, we will start our sail to the other side of Tortoal to Can Garden Bay. This sail will take us past the Dog Islands, through a channel north of Tortola, and into more open water to practice some tacks and navigation.

Can Garden will offer the option to take the dinghy into town and explore

Cane Garden Bay - White Bay

After breakfast, we will hoist our sails and head to the legendary white beaches of Jost Van Dyke. To extend the sailing time we can visit Sandy Spit and Key Cay before we head over to White Bay.

White Bay - Norman Island

After breakfast, we will head out to Norman Island through Little Thatch Channel into the Sir Francis Drake Channel. This will be a nice long sail with more opportunity to practice tacking and navigation. There is also the option to stop into Sopers Hole at the south end of Tortola to explore this beautiful town.

Depending on the interest we can stop in and visit a popular tourist attraction, the Willy T barge. Then head to Privateer Bay for the night.

Norman Island - Peter Island

After breakfast, we will head towards Peter Island stopping at The Indians for some world-class snorkeling and practice picking up a rather challenging mooring ball.

The currents are tough through this area, making for a great spot to work on boat handling skills.

After some underwater exploring, we'll head to Peter Island for the night.

Free Day!

We have room to play, it's a wonderful longer sail back up to the marina on Tortola where we will spend the night. This will be our last night on the boat, it's time to pack up and do a little cleaning up

Heading home.

It's time to say goodbye.

Depending on our flight times, we will either head straight to the airport or leave our luggage at the marina and explore the local area for a bit.



How much sailing experience do I need to come on this trip?

Since the primary purpose of this sailing retreat is to practice various sailing skills, it is imperative that you have at least some basic sailing experience.

If you have no sailing experience, I would suggest at the very least taking the online sailing course on NauticEd, an ASA 101 Basic Keelboating, or a basic US Sailing in-person course.

Skipper Emily offers one-on-one sailing instruction as well.

What do I need to bring on a trip like this?

First, let's talk about what NOT to bring. Do not bring a large, hard-sided suitcase. There is minimal space to store stuff on boats, there is a good chance you would be sharing your bed with your suitcase if you bring this.

Go with a soft-sided roller bag or a duffle bag, you honestly will not need much in the way of clothes. Less is truly more in this case. 

Download a full packing list to help get you started 

Do I need a Passport?

Yes, unless you live in the BVI's or a British territory. you will need a passport to enter the country

What's Included

  • Mooring Fees
  • Professional Skipper
  • Sail Training
  • Welcome Drinks
  • Yacht Commodities

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Hotel


  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling

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