My partner and I, both respectful, active adults in our mid-50's, are interested in coming to the Caribean to bareboat charter in late January for approximately two weeks. I am an experienced sailor, who has owned and renovated many boats. In addition, I once ran a sailing school and taught people how to sail. The last boat I owned was a wood 45 foot cutter. We have mainly sailed in British Columbia where the waters are treacherous but I have sailed in Mexico. Many years ago we chartered in the British Virgin Islands but found it too crowded for our liking. To us it was kind of like camping in an RV park which is not the experience we are looking for. This time we would like to get further away from the circuit. Could you suggest where we might leave from and where we might want to go? I have heard Kits and Nevis are very nice but are open to any suggestions you might have. It is not a requirement that we move every day, and in fact would prefer to go to two or three places and stay for a few days somewhere that is off the tourist track as much as possible, in order to get a sense of local culture. We would prefer to go to some islands that have some culture of their own. Something the opposite of the American Virgins. We are thinking of a boat in the 30 foot range. I do not think we need a shower.
We look forward to hearing back from you with any suggestions.
Michael and Sharon