Christmas Day Snorkel off Pacific Wave

Christmas Charter onboard Pacific Wave in the BVI

Have you ever wondered how magical it would be to escape the cold wet winter weather at home and to spend Christmas onboard a Luxury Crewed Charter Yacht in the BVI? Well let me tell you how great your Christmas could be onboard the stunning yacht Pacific Wave in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

Typically the majority of our charters start out from Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St Thomas USVI because flights are easier from the USA to this location. Pacific Wave’s crew will meet you at the airport and accompany you on the short 10 minute taxi ride to the marina where you can board Pacific Wave. After a safety briefing we will set sail for the beautiful island of St John where we will anchor for the evening in the National Park. This gives you time to unpack, relax, take a swim or a stroll on the beautiful world famous Maho Bay Beach voted one of the top 100 beaches of the world, and enjoy a famous Pacific Wave Rum Punch.

The next morning after breakfast we will sail to West End on Tortola to clear in with Customs and Immigration and from then on we will be cruising throughout the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

Islands that we will visit during your cruise are Norman Island otherwise known as Treasure Island, Peter Island, Great Camanoe Island, North Sound Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke (JVD).

Christmas Eve and as the sunset nears all of the yachts in the anchorage of North Sound Virgin Gorda start to get excited awaiting the annual Lighted Boat Parade. As soon as it is dark a convoy of tiny boats brightly lit with fairy lights playing Caribbean carols weave in and out of the anchored yachts. This is where the guests get really excited, the louder you applaud and blow Pacific Wave’s horn the longer the little Lighted Boats will circle us. Be warned there’s competition from the other yachts, which are all trying to attract the Parades attention. Excitement over and it’s time for bed with stockings out ready for Santa Claus in the morning; no chimney to come down but we have our 100ft mast instead!

Christmas morning has dawned and another beautiful sail awaits us. Enjoy a snorkel in the crystal clear warm waters of the Caribbean and a walk on a white sandy beach, all of the things that you cannot do back at home on Christmas Day. And for something extra special Pacific Wave has purchased a lovely Harrods Christmas Cake from London.  This cake is made by the same cake makers that have just made Prince William & Kate’s baby daughter Charlotte’s christening cake; what a treat, cake fit for the British Royal Family and you can enjoy it onboard Pacific Wave on Christmas Day!

It’s our final day already and time to head back to Yacht Haven Grande Marina where we will have a private appointment with US Customs and Immigration and then sadly it’s time to disembark Pacific Wave, until next time!

So instead of putting up with the cold wet weather this winter, why not charter the beautiful Pacific Wave and enjoy a fun time in the BVI in the warm Caribbean Sun and enjoy dining on award winning cuisine under the stars.

Christmas Eve Lighted Boat Parade

Christmas Eve Lighted Boat Parade

Harrods Christmas Cake

Harrods Christmas Cake