Before you arrive:
Fill out crew list
We want your holiday to get off to the perfect start, so please ensure your crew list is completed 3 weeks prior to arrival. Simply log-in to your booking and add your crew following the steps given. Cabin bookers please only add the name of the friend you'll be sharing a cabin with. If you don't do this, you might not get your yacht in time.
Once you have completed your crew list, you can save a lot of time on site if you all check-in online. Each member of the crew must do this before arrival, which will make getting your yacht on time that much easier. Online check-in will open 4 months prior to departure.
Getting to the British Virgin Islands.
For more information on how to get to the British Virgin Islands please read our Getting There page.
Time to arrive/depart
We recommend you arrive at Village Cay Road Town Marina at 4pm to meet the TYW crew and your skipper. The exact check-in location will be confirmed at a later date. You should have access to your yacht by around 6pm.
You will get back to the base marina on the morning of your check-out date (the exact time varies depending on weather conditions), you will be free to leave the yachts by 9am on the final morning.
You will get back to the base marina on the morning of your check-out date (the exact time varies depending on weather conditions), you will be free to leave the yachts by 9am on the final morning. Yachts from Dream Yacht Charter will return to Scrub Island on the day of checkout. On departing Scrub Island for Road Town, you must wait for a ferry to take you to Trellis Bay. This runs every 00.45 on the hour. (09:45, 10:45, 11:45…)
Taxis will be available to pre book to take you from Trellis to Road Town. For early bookings:
RCT Right Choice Taxi: +1 (284) 543 7466Make sure you allow lots of time to get to St Thomas via ferry, if catching early flights. Allow up to 90 minutes for customs at St Thomas ferry dock.
Onsite registration for yacht bookers and skipper
The Yacht Week staff will be ready and waiting for you at your marina where you will register and collect your TYW wristband.
Booker: Bring cash/credit card to pay the security deposit* and your passport.
Skipper: Bring your nautical certificates and passport.
* The security deposit is the maximum cost you can be charged if you damage your yacht or lose equipment. The amount can be found in your booking profile. All deposits must be paid in US dollars.
Onsite registration for cabin bookers
The skipper will go to the yachting company who is in charge of your yacht. Each cabin guest should give the skipper their deposit in cash. The amount can be found in your welcome email.
Luggage at check-in
Find a safe place to leave your luggage for the day. The Yacht Week staff do not take responsibility for any lost luggage or items.
Please keep away from the yachts You will not be able to board your yacht until it has been declared ready by the charter company. Use the time to grab a beer or do your grocery shopping.
Grocery shopping We recommend shopping close to the marina. Most islands will have supermarkets to stock up throughout the week as well. The team onsite will be able to direct you to the nearest supermarket.
If shopping for a whole week/crew feels overwhelming, use this shopping list as guidance, it will make sure you won't miss out on any essentials.