The Hidden Caribbean« All Yorktown cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Dec 20 '13
Dec 27 '13
|Port charges & taxes: $195 per person|
Day 1 Arrive in St Thomas
Arrive in St. Thomas and transfer to the Crown Bay Marina to embark the Yorktown. Overnight aboard docked at the marina.
Day 2 Jost Van Dyke / Sopers Hole
In the morning, relax aboard as Yorktown cruises through the Sir Francis Drake Channel en route to idyllic Jost Van Dyke, a sparsely populated island that offers some of the finest deserted
beaches and swimming in the Virgin Islands. Land at beautiful White Bay and enjoy the afternoon here before Yorktown sails to nearby Sopers Hole, at the western shore of Tortola, where the ship anchors for the night.
Day 3 Road Town, Tortola
Early in the morning, the Yorktown will dock at Road Town, the main town of Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands. Dutch buccaneers arrived here in 1648, becoming the first European settlers in the island group. About 21 square miles, Tortola’s terrain includes lush rainforest and pristine white-sand beaches. In the morning, explore the Sage Mountain National Park for a hike through the rainforest. Mount Sage rises more than 1,700 feet, the highest point in the British Virgin Islands, and is covered with undisturbed rainforest vegetation, including mahogany and kapok trees, while the pathways are lined with elephant ears, ferns, mountain guava, and other vegetation. The views of the surrounding islands are superb. In the afternoon, explore quaint Road Town on your own, or enjoy swimming and snorkeling at one of the island’s superb beaches.
Day 4 Virgin Gorda
Sail early in the morning from Tortola to make the short crossing to Virgin Gorda, where your destination, the Leverick Bay Marina, is reached through a narrow entrance in Gorda Sound. Explore the island, including The Baths, the showcase of the island, a geological curiosity where enormous granite boulders lay scattered along the beach, with some partially submerged in the tropical waters, to form caves and grottos. Also, enjoy swimming and snorkeling at one of Virgin Gorda’s secluded beaches. For hikers, Virgin Gorda, at only eight square miles, offers good hiking opportunities.
Day 5 Cooper and Norman Islands
In the morning, Yorktown will anchor off Cooper Island’s Manchioneel Bay, with its beautiful beach lined by palm trees, and coral reefs. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling to discover the rich marine world of this small island. Hikers may follow the trail that leads up the ridge from the island’s only hotel. Over lunch, sail to nearby idyllic Norman Island, reputed to be Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Yorktown will anchor at The Caves, an outstanding swimming and snorkeling area, with crystal-clear water, colorful corals, and other marine life.
Day 6 Cruz Bay, St John
Sailing from Norman Island in the early morning, Yorktown will cruise along the coast of St. John and anchor at a remote cove where you may enjoy a refreshing swim. Later, the ship will arrive at Cruz Bay, the island’s miniature, neat, and tidy capital. More than two thirds of this lush island comprises the St. John National Park, which you will explore to discover its rich flora and fauna. Some twenty walking trails cross the park to reveal its unspoiled beauty. In Cruz Bay, relax and shop along the waterfront’s boutiques.
Day 7 Great St James Island / St Thomas
In the morning, call at Great St. James Island, where its lovely Christmas Cove provides excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities. This small island is also known for its wildlife. Over lunch, sail to nearby St. Thomas, where Yorktown will dock at Crown Bay Marina. Spend the afternoon relaxing and exploring Charlotte Amalie, the island’s capital, on your own, or join an excursion to the island’s historic landmarks, including the Estate St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens, with its 500 varieties of plants. Nestled high on St. Thomas’ peaks, Estate St. Peter offers wonderful views.
Day 8 St Thomas / Disembark
Disembark in the morning and transfer to the airport.
Itinerary NotesProgram Inclusions:
• 7-night cruise aboard the 138-guest Yorktown
• Complete program of tours and excursions in each port of call
• All meals aboard ship, including complimentary house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
• Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
• Enrichment program of lectures and discussions by accompanying naturalists and study leaders
• Professional tour staff
• Complete pre-departure materials
• Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
• Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $950, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||$500|
|90-61 days||55% cruise cost|
|60-0 days||100% cruise cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 138
The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America’s great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. 257 feet long, 43 feet wide, with a draft of 8 feet, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. And Yorktown’s American registry makes it possible to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships.
In addition to a large sun deck, the Yorktown boasts a spacious lounge for social gatherings and lectures as well as quiet space for private conversation. The ship’s cuisine, served in a dining room large enough to accommodate all guests at once, emphasizes American regional culinary traditions and specialties. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed
views of the passing scenery.
Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality that endears it to repeat and new guests alike.
Measuring 257 feet long, 43 feet wide, and with a draft of just eight feet, the ship's easy maneuverability and shallow draft enable exploration of secluded waterways beyond the reach of bigger ships. A fleet of motorized landing craft can be launched in minutes for spontaneous landings on small islands and deserted beaches.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two portholes, private shower & toilet. Cabins M11-M17
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L43-48
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins P49-P76
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins M18-M26
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L29-L42
Outside cabins with two lower beds (converts to queen), two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L27-28, P59-60
Superior outside cabins with walk-out balcony, queen bed, private shower & toilet. Cabins S77-S80