As news of struggle, cleanup and recovery continue to come out of the Virgin Islands and northern Caribbean, some charter yacht owners have announced their intention to support the region this winter. Anyone who wants to help the region through tourism dollars can book a week aboard.
“Still committed to sailing the Caribbean this winter,” was the headline on an e-blast from Ocean Independence, about the 108-foot Alloy sailing yacht Seaquell. That yacht is avoiding the hardest-hit areas but “will be glad to sail from Antigua, Monserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, or throughout the lower Caribbean,” according to the announcement. “With gorgeous beaches, lush rain forests, great food and culture, there is so much to discover in the southern islands of Martinique, St. Lucia and the Grenadines as well.”
Churchill Yacht Partners sent out a similar statement about the 142-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht in its charter fleet, with the headline: “Lady J committed to the Caribbean this winter.” The yacht will be at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show and then will offer itineraries between Antigua and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands—bringing tourism revenue to some of the hardest-hit islands that Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria struck.
If you want to support hurricane recovery efforts in the Virgin Islands and Caribbean by adding tourism revenue this winter, you can book any of these charter yachts through a reputable charter broker.