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Private yacht charters are vastly different from any hotel, resort, cruise or home rental you have otherwise vacationed.  Life is simple and room on yachts is limited Minimize packing to only the necessities, pack smart.   

Is the water safe to drink?

Yes, your yacht will provide plenty of safe-to-drink water from the yacht as well as bottled water. Most yachts have reverse osmosis filtration system that will supply water during your vacation. Guests are asked to bring along their own personal refillable water bottles to assist with the lack of local plastic recycling facilities on

Is the water safe to drink?

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?

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?

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?

Are credit cards widely accepted?

Yes, most islands do have ATM machines, and shops may accept debit/credit cards (VISA is preferred, some accept American Express). But it is advisable to bring some cash (plus cash crew gratuity) for taxi driver/ water taxi etc. The BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) may not have as many ATM’s as the USVI (US Virgin

Are credit cards widely accepted?