Add a Special Excursion to Your Yacht Charter
Consider the following activities hosted by Allende’s trusted local partners. Intrigued? Let the crew know and they’ll work it in to your custom cruising plan.
Anegada Sea Tour
This is a half-day, WAY-off-the-beaten-track boat tour led by an Anegada native. He will take you to snorkel the amazing Horseshoe Reef, which is the largest barrier coral reef in the Caribbean and the fourth-largest in the world.
At the reef, your guide will show you how locals freedive for the famous Anegada lobster and conch. Your catch will later be served aboard Allende.
This tour also makes a stop at Conch Island, located on the far southeastern shore of Anegada. Millions of conch have been harvested by Anegadans, starting with aborigional people, over hundreds, if not thousands of years. The empty conch shells have been discarded in one location, forming a pink shell mountain in turquoise water. You’ll also look for Anegada’s flock of flamingos, feeding in the shallows.
Cost: $350-$450 per group, plus a cash gratuity to your local Captain.
We partner with the most respected local operators for rendezvous dives during your stay aboard Allende. Options abound, whether you wish to try SCUBA diving for the first time or dive daily to earn an advanced certification. Diving in the Virgin Islands is generally excellent, with healthy corals and abundant sea life. While you go diving, the crew may move Allende to a new anchorage and prepare lunch to be served upon your return.
Budget $120-140 per person for a two-tank morning dive trip.
Downwind Sailing Experience
Let us organize a one-way, downwind sailing charter from Anegada through the Virgin Islands. Your trip will start with a scenic flight by plane or helicopter from your arrival in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas or Tortola.
Flying to Anegada allows us to visit the rest of the British Virgin Islands while sailing mostly downwind. Downwind runs are generally a more comfortable point of sail and get you from place-to-place faster. Thus you spend more time at your daily destination, or have additional time to squeeze in an extra stop. This is ideal for non-sailors or those who may be at a higher risk of seasickness.
Cost subject to your departure point and destination. A recent quote for a group of 6 flying from St. Thomas to Tortola was $1,000.
Anegada is home to some of the best bonefishing in the world thanks to miles and miles of flats south of the island. Pound-for-pound, bonefish are known to be some of the hardest fighting fish in the world. You may also get a shot at tarpon, permit, snook and other species. Your professional fishing guide can provide either fly fishing gear or spinning reels.
Cost: $400 for a half-day guided trip, maximum two guests.
There’s nothing quite like a bonfire on a beach surrounded by family and friends. In the BVI, beach bonfires are legal only with a permit. We coordinate with a local start-up to obtain the permit, responsibly source firewood, select a site away from sea turtle nests and remove all evidence of your fun on the following day.
The Allende crew will keep your drink full, bring ingredients for s’mores and ensure the fire is properly put out at the end of the night.
Cost: $234+, depending on your preferences.
SNUBA is a unique underwater adventure now available in the BVI.
Learning to SNUBA is easy and does not require any diving certification or previous experience; if you can breathe, look and kick your legs then you can SNUBA. Breathe through a simple-to-use regulator while your air supply floats on a support raft at the surface. Anyone over age 8 can participate in this activity, which takes place at depths from 2-20ft.
Cost: $125-150 per person.