Sample Itinerary – 7 days

Day 1 : Arriving into the San Juan airport, you will be greeted by a crew member from your charter yacht. Depending on your arrival time, you might want to explore Old San Juan for a couple of hours, or head directly to the boat, berthed in Fajardo. Once on board, the dock lines will be thrown off and your adventure begins as you head for Green Beach on the west end of Vieques.

Day 2 : Depending on prevailing winds, Bahia Icacos or Salinas will be the destination of the day. Both of these beautiful and unspoiled beaches are within the US Navy Weapons Range, but are ours to explore and enjoy after receiving permission from range control.

Day 3 : You will leave Vieques for a quick run across Vieques Sound to the island of Culebra. Spending the night in the quiet anchorage of Bahia Almodovar, you can watch the lights of St. Thomas come up as the sun goes down behind Culebra.

Day 4 : Hard to make the decision today to visit the small island of Culebrita for a beach lunch and snorkeling, or lunch al fresco on the beautiful Malean Beach at Dakity Harbor. Decisions like this are what dreams are made of! After lunch, you will head back over to Ensanda Honda and anchor near the town of Dewey. Dewey has a menagerie of restaurants, bars and boutiques waiting for you to explore.

Day 5 : A day trip to Flamenco Beach on the Northwest corner of Culebra is planned for today. Reputed to be the most beautiful beach in the Virgins, the is the perfect site for your picnic lunch! Later on, you will move on to Cayo Luis Pens, and uninhabited wildlife refuge to anchor for the night.

Day 6 : Spend most of the day exploring the many trail on Cayo Pena. After a leisurely lunch, leave for Isla Palominos where the yacht will be anchored for the night. The sunset over El Yunque is not to be missed.

Day 7 : Return to Fajardo. Depending on time and schedules, hike the rainforest of El Yunque or stop at the casinos at the famous Conquistador Hotel on your return to the airport. Whatever you choose, you know that a charter vacation in the Spanish Virgin Islands was the perfect choice!

(Thanks to Distinctive Yacht Charters publications  for the above itinerary).