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Does the BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) accept US Currency?

Yes, the BVI’s accept U.S. dollars, traveler’s checks and credit cards (VISA is preferred) in most places. BUT! ATM machines and banks are not located on every island. You should bring sufficient amount of cash for: the week (and the crew gratuity) Transportation to and from airport or ferry Cabs on the islands ($8-10

Does the BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) accept US Currency?

Do I need trip insurance?

Trip insurance is always a good idea and peace of mind for all your travels. Hurricanes, bad weather, unexpected illness or deaths, loss of job are always inconvenient. Canvas is more than happy to refer you to a good trip insurance company.

Do I need trip insurance?

How do I hand gratuity to crew? What amount is customary?

Your crew is the key to your restful vacation. Gourmet chef, diving instructor, island guide, storyteller, maid, and captain. When you are sleeping, they are cleaning and prepping for the next day. Then you wake up to coffee and breakfast. They typically work 24/7 and are busy NOT to look very busy, as they

How do I hand gratuity to crew? What amount is customary?

Should I pack my own snorkel gear?

Most yachts are outfitted with snorkel equipment. It’s always a good idea to bring along your own mask if you have one, otherwise the yacht will likely provide you with it all.

Should I pack my own snorkel gear?

Is fishing permitted off the yacht?

Yes, in most areas. For the Caribbean, in the BVI waters, you need to obtain a fishing license. This can be done online. NOTE: due to a common toxic alga in the Caribbean coral reefs, fishing is catch and release only, unless your captain approves that the fish is OK to eat.

Is fishing permitted off the yacht?

Are children ok and safe?

Absolutely, and encouraged! Many crews love teaching both adults and children about the location. The boats are outfitted with many safety features. Children always need to wear their life vests. If you are brining young children, it is strongly recommended you bring a Coast Guard approved life vest you know your child will be

Are children ok and safe?

Can we SCUBA Dive off the yacht?

Each Charter Yacht has different qualifications for SCUBA Diving. Please let Canvas know upfront if you desire to SCUBA dive and if you are experienced or if it is your first time. We will be happy to find you the perfect Charter Yacht, Resort Course or rendezvous diving.

Can we SCUBA Dive off the yacht?

Will my cell phone work in the islands?

There are certain destinations where cell phone access is difficult. Local SIM cards are available. Bring your cell phone, with new digital roaming services offered by AT&T, Sprint & Verizon, all stateside cellular phones will receive and make phone calls in the British Virgin Islands. NOTE: AT&T works best in the US and British

Will my cell phone work in the islands?

Do I need to book a charter yacht for an entire week?

Absolutely not. The luxury of yacht charters is the customization of your vacation. You pick the exact timeframe desired. Usually the charter yacht catalogs pricing is calculated for a weeklong charter, some yachts offer daily rates and you book as short or long as desired. Some yachts charge a surcharge if the charter is

Do I need to book a charter yacht for an entire week?