After the initial launch of Escaper.co, many of you reached out to ask questions regarding the cost of sailing the great blue.
I know that every one of us is searching for a dream vacation that costs absolutely nothing. And while our little trip wasn’t free, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that sailing in the Virgin Islands can be affordable. Below, our own should-be-travel-agent, Phil, provides the following break down of total cost for those of you who want to know the specifics:
Boat – $3,100 (5 nights)
*Cost of boat varies depending on size, and number of nights rented. We rented a 36-foot catamaran with two bedrooms, which was perfect for two couples.
Airfare – $2,000
Food - $400
Hotel – $400 (2 nights)
Slush Fund – $500
You’ll need a slush fund for the following:
- Taxis (they are cash-only)
- Mooring Balls ($30 per night on average to secure your boat)
- Water and ice (for use on the boat)
- Random snacks and cocktails
Grand Total: $6,400
Per Person: $1,600
Keep in mind, this was no ordinary trip. It was a 7 day trip of a lifetime and for a cost per person of just $1,600, we think this is an opportunity that can’t be beat.