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Virgin Islands Tourism Report October 2017

It feels strange to say that the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands have not been open to visitors for the month of October. The area is still assessing the overall infrastructure as well as repairing the charter yachts & marinas. We’re happy to report that things are progressing, the ph…

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One Step Closer to Non-Stop Flights from Miami to Tortola, British Virgin Islands

BVI Airways direct flights from Miami to Tortola

The British Virgin Islands, fondly known as "Nature's Little Secrets" are one step closer to long awaited non-stop flights from Miami, FL to Tortola, British Virgin Islands! This popular group of islands will now be more easily accessible to those flying commercially starting with three flights …

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How to Avoid the Upcoming Holiday Madness: A Virgin Islands Crewed Yacht Charter Vacation!

 

Fall & Winter Holiday Madness!

It’s that time of year again...almost Labor Day! The weather is still hot and our local …

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Yacht Charters Guru is Celebrating it's 1st Year!

Cheers!
A year ago this week, we officially launched our business www.YachtCharters.Guru, specializing in charter yacht vacations in the Virgin Islands. Many moons ago, Capt. Randy & I met this week a mere 33 years ago! We've had some great successes this year. Below are all the wonderful luxury sa…

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Yacht Charter Industry Awaits Non-Stop Direct Flights from Miami to the BVI

BVI Airways Announces Direct Flights from Miami to Tortola

The Yacht Charters Guru is eagerly awaiting updated news concerning the plans for non-stop direct flights from Miami to the BVI in the Fall of 2016! This announcement was made in mid-January and described as an exciting major boost to the territory.

The BVI Airways flight from Miami to the…

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5 Top Things to Do in the British Virgin Islands

Experience the Sailing Capital of the World: The British Virgin Islands! 

Top 5 Things to Do in the British Virgin Islands BVIThe British Virgin Islands are comprised of about 60 islands, located just a few miles East of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The place to be on a private crewed yacht charter sailing vacation in the BVI is sunning on a luxury y…

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Catamaran ALIVE! Crewed Yacht Charters

ALIVE! is a NEW 2015 registered sister ship to Flow and Alegria. Five spacious and modern staterooms all with en-suite bathrooms, separate shower space and air-conditioning. Yacht has internet access for email purposes and will supply a total of 5GB for the duration of the charter in the BVI's. …

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New Video for Luxury Crewed Charter Catamaran Amara!

From our Client: "And Thanks for arranging this amazing trip for us!!!! We have loved every second, and Nathan and Penny are the best!!!!"

NEW VIDEO! Catamaran Amara is a 2015, 60’ Fontaine Pajot catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI. Captained by the former crew of Alegria, Cap…

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Newly Published Crewed Yacht Charter Deals for 2016!

Capt. Randy and Shelly Tucker Yacht Charter BrokersWe hope 2016 is off to a fantastic start for you! Like us, you've resolved to work hard at your goals, get up, show up and do the right thing. Now it’s time to plan your playtime! Your time off is extremely valuable to you, and you certainly don’t want to waste either it, or your ha…

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Post Holiday Escape on a Crewed Yacht or Boat Charter!

The holidays are over and we're ready to escape to Paradise! This beautiful video of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands makes you want to pack your flip flops and plan a crewed yacht or boat charter to the Caribbean! 

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Cheers from the Boat Charter Crew with Caribbean Coquito!

Crewed Yacht Boat Charter Recipe for CoquitoThis week we're celebrating all our wonderful clients over the past 18 years of chartering aboard our 72' yacht. Collectively, they've taught us so much about the holidays, each with their own traditions and love of coming together during this special time of the year. We're all cut from the same "s…

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TOP YACHT CHARTER CHEFS-VIRGIN ISLANDS CULINARY COMPETITION 2015

Award-Winning Crewed Yacht Charter Chef NiaOne of the real strengths in the crewed charter yacht industry in the Virgin Islands is the abundance of highly talented chefs. You’d never dream that we served over 90,000 meals in a 3'x6’ galley during our tenure as professional charter yacht crew. But, it’s a fact. We did! Along the way, we disco…

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Crewed Yacht Charter Show Review

Luxury Crewed Charter Yacht Catamaran Sailing Vacations in the Virgin IslandsWhat is a charter yacht show? Its an industry held event every year which brings together professional charter yacht brokers, crews and amazing luxury yachts, all in one place. Over the span of 7 days, the Yacht Charters Gurus visited over 130 yachts of all types- catamarans, sailboats, power yachts…

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5 Favorite Restaurants in St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands and the BEST Cheeseburger in Paradise.

One of our most popular pinned, tweeted and reposted articles with a few updates: 

Havanna Blue Restaurant

As a former yacht charter Captain and Crew, there’s one thing we really love to do…dine out! We liked to call it “research & development” when we were creating new menus for our award-winning galley. But quite…

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Is There Real Drama Below Deck?

Eighteen years in the charter yacht industry as an owner/operator of an Award-winning 72’ crewed charter yacht and several months under our belts as newly established professional yacht charter brokers has lead to an eye-opening surprise!  The number one question we are asked almost daily is, “Is wo…

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We Are Now Offering Trip Insurance Through Travel Guard!

Do I Need Travel Insurance? 

A standard trip-cancellation or interruption insurance policy covers the nonrefundable financial penalties or losses you incur when you cancel a prepaid tour or flight for an acceptable reason, such as:

  • You, your travel partner, or a family member cannot tr…

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Can I Really Afford a Crewed Yacht Charter Sailing Vacation?

Are the Middle-Class Being Squeezed out of Crewed Yacht Charter Sailing Vacations? 

Sail Three Moons Crewed Charter Yacht Vacation Boat TripsI remember thinking 18 years ago, when we sold everything we owned in Franklin, TN and bought a 72’ charter yacht, “Everyone is going to come sailing with us in the British Virgin Islands!”. The fact is that eve…

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We're a Member of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association ~ CYBA

Get your "Happy Dance" on and celebrate with us! We've been officially accepted by the esteemed Charter Yacht Broker's Association as Associate Members!

You work hard all year, and now it’s time to play! If you’re like most of us, you only have two or three weeks a year to relax and unwind, so t…

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New Video! Meet the Crew of Catamaran Flow

Sailing with a 2012 state of the art catamaran, FLOW is an incredible all-inclusive experience, with every amenity taken care of by your diligent crew. She offers the perfect space for 10 guests in 5 staterooms. FLOW's professional crew are Capt. Roland and First Mate/Chef Vanessa, both vibrant …

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Snorkeling with a Turtle

For those of you who love snorkeling on charter boat and yacht vacations in the ‪#‎BVI‬ & ‪#‎USVI‬ as much as we do, enjoy this clip created by GoPro and WWF. Using a suction cup mount, they carefully fit a small GoPro camera to a turtle to better understand the post-release behavio…

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