Duration: 7 Days Language: English Currency:US Dollar (USD) Temperature: 89° / 76°
Black Travel Movement is hosting SAILNOIR a week-long sailing event from June 22 – 29, 2019 in the British Virgin Islands. Sail Noir (aka Black Yacht Week) brings together a diverse community of African American adventurers and thrill-seekers for the vacation experience of a lifetime. Whether you are an experienced sailor or a nautical neophyte you will love the Sail Noir Experience. We promise sun, fun, and a non-stop party atmosphere. Reserve your spot today.
Why Should Europeans Have All the Fun
The original Yacht Week is a weeklong floating party hosted by The European Travel Company (that’s actually the name). It takes place in Croatia and other European locales. The concept is pretty simple, get a bunch of really cool people together to party and live on yachts for a week. The floating party moves from island to island, beach to beach. It is widely considered one of the best parties on the planet. We considered a weeklong trip to Croatia for TYW, but then we decided that hosting our own ‘Black Yacht Week’ event is a much better idea. Picture if you will 15-25 Yachts filled with beautiful black, brown, and beige people sailing and partying around the beautiful beaches of the British Virgin Islands.
The Destination: The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are located 60 miles east of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea. Your destination airport is Tortola, BVI (airport code EIS). You will be transferred to the marina and board your luxury catamaran for the vacation of a lifetime. The sailing journey starts in Tortola. For seven days and nights, you will live on your yacht sailing to a different island every day. We never lose sight of land and sail on average three hours a day. You can expect lots of sun, sand, and partying at each stop along the way. you will meet some of the best people in the world and share an epic vacation experience.
02. The Itinerary
Arrive at Tortola Airport (EIS). Transfers to Hodge’s Creek Marina, Tortola, and get to know your boat.
We will set sail after lunch and anchor for a Welcome to Black Yacht Week Party on the first night.
Head to Virgin Gorda and the Baths Marine Park for a snorkel or hike to Devil’s Bay through the maze of giant boulders on the beach and grab a bite at Top of the Baths on the way.
Make for North Lee Bay, Fallen Jerusalem, for amazing swimming and snorkeling among vibrant marine life.
End the day at Virgin Gorda’s “North Sound” and enjoy drinks and dinner at the Leverick Bay Resort and Marina. You can also stock up on water and ice there.
Sail to the low-lying coral island of Anegada to see flamingos, salt ponds, and white sandy beaches.
Try the native lobster and rum smoothies at the Reef Hotel or conch at Big Bamboo, Loblolly Bay.
Visit Monkey Point, Guana Island, for amazing snorkeling and turtle spotting.
The National Park moorings are still there.
Make for Sandy Cay National Park and anchor off White Bay, Jost van Dyke, to visit the array of famous bars.
Visit the Soggy Dollar Bar to try their infamous painkiller cocktail or head to Foxy’s and Corsairs at Great Harbour.
Sail to Soper’s Hole. Sail around to the Indians Marine Park for snorkeling, near Peter Island, and overnight anchor at Norman Island’s mooring balls at The Bight, Kelly’s Cove, Privateer Bay and Soldier Bay or anchor in deep water at Benures Bay.
Explore the caves on Norman Island before sailing to Rhone Marine Park to snorkel over the steamer wreck, RMS Rhone that sank in 1867.
Head to Cooper Island and Cistern Point for snorkeling or Hallovers Bay.
03. The Yachts
The PREMIUM Crewed Yacht Sailing Experience
The Premium Crewed Yacht Sailing Experience includes a Lagoon 450 (or similar… Lagoon 52, Helia 44, Saona 47) luxury catamaran with a professional skipper and a gourmet chef. All meals, snacks, cocktails, and water toys are included. The Lagoon 450 comfortably sleeps 8 passengers.
About the Lagoon 450
The spacious luxury of the Lagoon 450 is perfect for your SailNoir experience. The saloon and cabins are exceptionally well-lit. The four cabin design, four bathrooms, and eight to twelve berths make the vessel perfect for a medium-sized company. This elegant interior can comfortably sleep eight to 10 guest The ultra-modern accommodations, fittings, and fixtures have been fashioned by the Italian interior experts, Nauta Yachts. The entire design exploits space and incorporates loads of enthralling little touches such as indirect lighting, witty latches for the lockers and drawers, a hidey-hole cabinet for the flat-screen TV. This beautiful model indeed shows how much consideration for the users’ total comfort the craftsmen at Lagoon-Bénéteau put into their work. Choosing this boat equates to opting for maximum luxury for your sailing comfort.
The SUPER PREMIUM Crewed Yacht Sailing Experience
The Super Premium Crewed Yacht Sailing Experience includes an Ipanema 58 (or similar… Lagoon 620, Darfour 48) luxury catamaran with a professional skipper and a gourmet chef. All meals, snacks, cocktails, and water toys are included. The Super Premium yachts comfortably sleep 10 or 12 passengers.
About the Ipanema 58
With its unrivaled living space, intelligent design and dynamic performance, the new Flagship catamaran Ipanema 58 delivers a luxury cruising experience without compromise. The Ipanema 58 features a myriad of decadent and spacious areas in which to relax. Host long lazy lunches in the stunning 25m2 cockpit that comfortably accommodates the largest group of guests, and then unwind on the inspired modular sunbathing deck on the catamaran’s expansive foredeck. This visionary yacht will seduce you with its luxuriously appointed interior, contemporary fixtures, and choice of innovative layouts, including an epicurean galley connected to the spacious saloon or a true Lounge version. Experience the thrill of high-performance sailing in an entirely new level of luxury and comfort.
04. The BTM Experience
Black Travel Movement makes travelers at every level feel at ease. On the Black Yacht Week, you’ll be treated like a VIP whether you have a passport full of stamps or you are stepping outside of your comfort zone for the very first time. Upon arrival in BVI, an experienced group leader will greet you at the airport and you’ll be taken to your ssigned yacht to begin the adventure. The crew upon your yachts will take care f all your needs for the next 7 days.Local experts will introduce you to BVI history and help you navigate regional customs.
When you travel with BTM you’ll stay in four-star hotels and dine on authentic culinary delights.
Professional group escort from arrival to departure
Private airport to hotel transfers with a professional chauffeur
Comfortable & centrally located accommodations
Experienced & knowledgeable local guides
Private & customized excursions
A group of like-minded travel companions who will become life-long friends
05. The Details
Whats’s On Us…
All meals, snacks, and beverages (on board)
Fully stocked bar (on board)
Stereo and CD Player with Cockpit Speakers
Double staterooms with en-suite lavatory and shower
Freshwater showers on deck
Housekeeping services (Common Areas)
Flat screen TVs with DVD
Fishing gear (some locations require a license)
Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboards, kneeboard, water toys and flotation aids.
Yacht Damage Waiver
Airfare to Tortola
On shore meals and drinks
Anything not mentioned above or as included
You Need to Know…
All guest must posess a valid U.S. Passort with six months of eligibilty remaining
All registrations and deposits must be submitted via the Black Travel Movement Website
At this time, all registrations are due in full.
Due to the close proximity of this trip, all registrations are final. No refunds will be given for cancellations.
All passengers are advised to purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any refund amounts outside of our refund policy.
All passengers are advised to purchase trip medical coverage at their own discretion.