Road Town in Tortola. Photo courtesy of Luigi Rosa.                  


Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM CST
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM CST

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Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands 
Tortola VG1110
Virgin Islands, British



South Coast Sailing Club 
South Coast Sailing Adventures 

Tenative Itenerary

Thursday -- Arrive in Tortola. Taxi to your hotel. Breathe deep, smell the salty air, feel the sun and relax. This is your time to recover from jetlag and acclimate yourself to your new, tropical environment. 

Friday -- Check out of hotel, explore Tortola, and check in at charter base. Stow provisions and attend welcome reception party. Spend the night on vessels at the dock. 

Saturday -- Complete vessel check-out and chart briefing. Sail to Virgin Gorda. 

Sunday -- Participate in Swim/SUP VISAR challenge or relax/explore. Sail to Manchioneel Bay on Cooper Island. Scuba, snorkel, beach comb or relax. Treasure hunt and beach party!

Monday -- Early departure, sail to the Bight at Norman Island to snorkel or dive at the Indians. Visit the famous Willy-T floating bar and restaurant. 

Tuesday -- Sail to Jost Van Dyke, where the equally famous Foxy's Tamarind Bar is located. They have been serving food and strong rum drinks to sailors and visitors since 1966. Take a taxi or dinghy to the Soggy Dollar Bar. 

Wednesday -- Early departure, sail to Diamond Cay, day mooring, hike to Bubbly Pool. Sail to Cane Garden Bay. Explore, beach comb and relax!

Thursday -- Sail to Scrub Island. Kayak, SUP, swim, snorkel and relax!

Friday -- Sail to Trellis Bay. Full Moon. Beach party. 

Saturday -- Return to charter base. Clean up the boat. Check in to hotel. 

Sunday -- Check out of hotel. Return home. 


2019 December British Virgin Islands Flotilla 

December 5-15, 2019

Come discover why they call the British Virgin Islands nature's little secrets! The stunning 55+ islands and cays that comprise the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have two fantastic assets -- accessibility and virgin beauty.

Known for years as a "sailor's paradise," an adventure at sea is in store whether you’re a first-time sailor or an experienced captain thanks to consistent trade winds, clear water and sunshine every day. Join us as we island hop and find a new cove each day.

Tortola is the largest island and seat of government in this mountainous archipelago of gem-like isles. Virgin Gorda, Ginger Island, Cooper Island, Salt Island, Peter Island and Norman Island lie to the south of Tortola -- just a short hop across the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Jost Van Dyke (pronouned "Yost"), home of the original and famous BVI drink -- The Painkiller -- lies to the northwest of Tortola at the Soggy Dollar Bar.

Dozens of smaller islands, some with resorts and some uninhabited, lie scattered throughout the region. While most are volcanic in origin, Anegada is the only coral atoll and lies approximately 29 kilometers northeast of Tortola. From protected anchorages with quiet, palm-fringed coves to spiraling sheer rock faces that plunge to the ocean, these are just a few of the contrasts that make the area so stunning. 

The vegetation can be dramatically different from island to island due to rainfall, soil and sun. More lush areas support palm and tropical fruit trees including banana, mango and key lime as well as flowering hibiscus and bougainvillea. On the other hand, a short hike up the hills will reveal varieties of cactus, wild tamarind and fragrant frangipani.

The surrounding waters showcase liquid blues ranging from deep cobalt to bright cerulean to ethereal aquamarine in the shallows.

The diverse and fascinating environment makes this island chain particularly appealing to divers, boaters, hikers and those that just want to relax in a soft rope hammock ovelooking a white sand beach.

From hunting for underwater treasure in Cooper Island to drinking legendary drinks at floating bars, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the BVI. 


We have already reserved several boats for this island-hopping odyssey.  Both monohulls and catamarans are available. Reservations are available for singles, couples or if you are a qualified skipper you may put your own group together.

Included in flotilla package: Charter fees, flotilla fees, mooring fees, National Park fees, cruising permits, VISAR fees, goodie bags, Welcome Reception Pizza Party, Group Dinner at the Captain's Table, beach party, "easy-on-the-cook" provisioning (including 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and snacks aboard), water, fuel, charter insurance, dinghy with motor, linens, 2 nights hotel, and 8 nights aboard your sailing vessel, gratuity for the charter base staff and plenty of fun. 

NOT included in flotilla package: Airfare, meals ashore, alcoholic beverages, airport/hotel taxi transfers, BVI departure tax, souvenirs and personal incidentals.

Prices range from $1,795-$2,595 per person depending upon which vessel you choose. They are based on double occupancy both on the boat and in the hotel. Special pricing is available for singles who prefer not to share a cabin.

$500 non-refundable deposit per person due immediately for priority boat and cabin preference! 50% of balance is due by August 31, 2019. The remaining balance is due no later than October 1, 2019. Credit cards, checks and cash are all acceptable forms of payment. 

Contact Flotilla Leader Captain Lucy Newman for more information by email at or by phone at 281-334-4606.