At least one charter company has officially announced its resumption of services to international guests as the territory continues to near its reopening date to tourist arrivals.
Horizon Yacht Charters, in a media release on Wednesday, said they were welcoming tourists for the charter season in the British Virgin Islands when the borders reopen on December 1.
The company said that during the closure of the business for the last eight months, it utilised the downtime to evaluate their processes and discover how to adapt to the new COVID
Director of Horizon Yacht Charters, Sylvia Driver, in an appeal to potential guests, stated that the perfect time to visit the BVI for sailing is now.
“I have never seen so much marine life, dolphins, and turtles. Our environment has benefitted from the tourism break, and it’s looking even more beautiful wherever you go. Now truly is the best time to experience the underwater wonders of the BVI,” she stated.
Meanwhile, Andrew Thompson who is also a Director of the company, stated that planning a sailing trip to the territory is one of the safest ways to travel during the COVID
He said: “We are excited to welcome our charter guests and know that they will experience the most amazing time sailing these islands.”
“The first four days of quarantine can be spent sailing around the islands to many designated anchorages, so clients can also enjoy swimming and snorkelling from their pre-provisioned and prepared yachts. After their negative fourth day test (testing stations will be set up around all the islands), clients are free to sail and go ashore wherever they wish,” Thompson explained.
Horizon Yacht Charters has three Caribbean bases, which includes the British Virgin Islands, Grenada, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.