Which airport should we fly into?
In the winter, when we are sailing the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas (STT) is very practical with many flights from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte and more. You can also fly into the BVI (EIS) from San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and a few other airports.
In the summer, when we are sailing out of Grenada, the interenational airport there (GND) has flights from Atlanta, Miami and JFK. You can also arrange for a ‘open fork’ flight, flying into St. Vincent and returning from Grenada. The assistance of a travel agent could be helpful for this type of flight arrangements. You can also take local transportation, such as ferries and small plane to start your vacation where you want.
Do we need passports?
Yes. Unless you ask us to cruise only the US Virgin Islands – which can be a lovely vacation – you need a passport for everyone, even the children and the babies.
How do I get from the airport to the yacht?
There are taxis that will take you to the location where we are docked: Compass Point Marina. We will give you the exact directions and a telephone number in case there are last minute questions. We can also schedule a cab who will wait for you at the airport with a sign. The fare is your responsibility, it will run about $20 per persons
What is you cancellation and rescheduling policy?
The cancellation and rescheduling policy is detailed in the contract. The refund depends on how far in advance of your trip you cancel or reschedule. Under certain circumstances you can reschedule with no penalties. Refunds vary from 80% to none.
What should we bring?
We will send you a “Welcome to Beagle Knot” letter about 30 days prior to your trip with lots more information. But here is a short list: Passport, Cash, Credit and/or Debit Cards, Bathing suits (at least 2), Changes of clothes, probably no more than one per day. if you get easily sunburned, consider a light long sleeve and long leg pants, such as the L.L.Beans shirts. Toiletry, Meds, Sunscreen, Sun glasses and hat. Consider having a lanyard for both of these.
Shoes for getting here and back (flip-
If you have them: Mask, snorkel and fins. Tip: Bring an old pair of socks to wear inside the fins, women tennis socks work great. It will keep you from developing blisters. Waterproof camera
We supply: Towels, both bath towels and beach towels. Bath soap, leave-
Does Beagle Knot have air-
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Honestly, it is not needed, we guarantee it. It is an interesting question though. Ten years ago, a person going sailing would never have asked the question; A/C was only found on Mega Yachts.
There are several reasons it is not needed:
The weather in the Virgin Islands from December to May is idyllic. The temperature rarely goes above 86ºF (30ºC) in the afternoon and dips to the low 70’s (low 20’s C) at night. A moderate to strong breeze keeps things cool. Now, the sun is hot, so what we say about sun-
In the process of purchasing a boat in 2012, we listed the features we wanted. Ventilation was at the very top of the list. The ventilation on Beagle Knot is great; and just in case, we have put additional fans in the cabins and we have wind-
Location, location, location.
For a host of reasons too numerous to list here, we do not recommend/like staying overnight in marinas, the only place that would – may-
If we have not persuaded you that you do not need air conditioning, we have many very capable colleagues in the charter business that do have A/C on their boat. Unless connected to the electric grid in a marina, all of them must run their generator to provide A/C. Some generators are quieter than others, none are totally silent.
How do I make a reservation?
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