KENSIE GIRL - EMMY - 8.5 Women's Short localjoes-27788 Ankle 27788 Boots -Taupe Patent Leather -Size 8.5 M f94550a

Item specifics

Condition: Pre-owned :
An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Brand: Kensie Girl Heel Height: Low (3/4 in. to 1 1/2 in.)
Style: Ankle Boots Material: Patent Leather
US Shoe Size (Women's): 8.5 Pattern: Solid
Width: Medium (B, M) Occasion: Casual
Color: Taupe Fastening: Pull On
Heel Type: Block
Yes, you, too, can sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean Yes, you, too, can sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean
Renting a private vessel in the Caribbean and cruising through a warm, salty-breezed parallel universe isn’t as out of reach as you may think
KENSIE GIRL - EMMY - 8.5 Women's Short localjoes-27788 Ankle 27788 Boots -Taupe Patent Leather -Size 8.5 M f94550a -
As the old saying goes -- money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull right up alongside it.

Sailing the Caribbean.

For many, it’s just an item on the bucket list. Something reserved for those privileged few who actually own yachts in the Caribbean, know someone connected in the BVIs or who even have the foggiest idea about how to operate a 46-foot (14-meter) catamaran, right?

Think again.

Enter the world of Caribbean yacht charters and the keys to a nautical kingdom are tossed to the common among us. Not just yachties and experienced sailors, but landlubbers eager to chalk up an unforgettable, fully crewed, tropical vacation on the open water.

“A lot of first-timers are pleasantly surprised by how doable it is -- chartering a yacht and making their dream sailing trip a reality,” says Dennis Dori of Charter Sailing Unlimited, a U.S.-based charter yacht brokerage company with ties to hundreds of vessels for hire all over the Antilles.

“And there’s truly no better or easier place in the world to do it than in the Caribbean.”

Here are some Chartering 101 basics and pinch-me-I’m-dreaming, charter-friendly destinations that’ll make your next Caribbean trip your best one yet.

More on CNN: Insider Guide -- Best of Miami

How? Three chartering tips

The gist of charter sailing is simpler than tying a bowline. Here are your first three questions, and answers, on the subject:

Do I have to know how to sail -- or make dinner when a storm's blowing?

Yes, if you’re chartering a “bareboat,” meaning a fully equipped sailing yacht without a captain or crew.

No, if you opt for an all-inclusive crewed yacht charter package that comes with a skipper, crew and chef.

Both options are readily available throughout the Caribbean and you probably already know which one is for you.

While bareboat charters are more common (and cheaper), the crewed option is a great way to gain some guided sailing experience or just kick back on a private yacht and enjoy a worry-free vacation. A “skippered bareboat” is an alternative for non-sailors who need a captain but don’t want to spring for a whole crew.

How much is this gonna cost?

KENSIE GIRL - EMMY - 8.5 Women's Short localjoes-27788 Ankle 27788 Boots -Taupe Patent Leather -Size 8.5 M f94550a - bender-musik.comHow many crazy rich people do you see down there? Probably not as many as you think.
Prices range widely, depending on the vessel, passenger and crew size, and when you go (high season in the Caribbean runs from mid-December through late April).

Typical all-inclusive rates for a week on a fully crewed sailing yacht run from US$1,800-2,500 per person (for a standard-sized group of four to six people), plus incidentals and 10-15 percent gratuity. Couples can lower their costs by opting for a “cabin cruise” -- chartering a single berth on a boat shared with other guests.

Let’s do this. Who do I call?

An experienced broker accredited with a recognized chartering organization such as the Charter Yacht Brokers Association or American Yacht Charter Association can tailor a charter sailing vacation to your needs without adding to the cost.

The Moorings and Sunsail operate the two largest charter yacht fleets in North America, with several bases throughout the Caribbean.

Where? Three yacht charter hotspots

Spanish Virgin Islands

No one said you have stay on the boat.
It’s been said that cruising through the Spanish Virgin Islands (aka, the Passage Islands), a mini-archipelago wedged like a quiet middle child between Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, is the closest thing to experiencing the Caribbean 40 years ago.

A world apart from the USVIs and BVIs (the Caribbean’s yachting and boat chartering capital) the quieter “Spanish” chain -- ceded to the United States along with Puerto Rico in 1898 -- was until recently best known as a restricted U.S. Navy weapons testing ground.

Today, this untrammeled archipelago is a haven for weekend warriors from Puerto Rico (less than 10 miles -- 16 kilometers -- away) and savvy charter vacationers who know a well-kept Caribbean secret when they sail one.

Fajardo, a bustling port on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, is a natural point of departure for crewed or bareboat sailing charters to the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Trips are as flexible as your budget and time restrictions and best discussed with a reliable charter broker or company specializing in the area -- including Florida-based Virgin Island Sailing and Puerto Rico’s Sail Caribe among several others.

A short, breezy cruise from Fajardo puts you at anchor in the pristine bays and protected reefs of the area’s two principal isles, Vieques and Culebra, along with several picturesque cays that haven’t seen much of a crowd since the Spanish galleon days.

Culebra, the more secluded of the two islands, is home to a host of sandy bays, remote anchorages, enticing dive sites and a wildlife refuge occupied by sea turtles and thousands of seabirds.

Vieques has stunning beaches, a pair of friendly island communities and the area’s hallmark nighttime stop at Puerto Mosquito -- a surreal bay illuminated by millions of light-producing micro-organisms -- one of the last glowing “biobays” on earth.

More on CNN: Insider Guide -- What to do in Havana

The Bahamas

The color of relaxation.
More than half a millennium since Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas (his intro to the New World) and noted “the soft balmy smell of trees and flowers” and “flocks of parrots so big that they darken the sun,” the instant charms of this sweeping archipelago off the Florida coast are still pretty obvious.

Close enough for a day trip from Fort Lauderdale and popular enough to attract scores of major cruise lines, the Bahamas are home to 700 islands spread over 100,000 square miles (259,000 square kilometers). In other words, prime territory for a chartered yacht.

Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco (a quick puddle jump from Nassau) is chartering headquarters in the Bahamas, and the base for its two largest rental fleets, operated by The Moorings and Florida Yacht Charters.

Options run the gamut from un-crewed catamarans and mono-hulls to all-inclusive luxury vessels staffed with a captain, chef and PADI-certified dive master.

$99.99 Michael By Michael Shannon Kelsey High Heel Ankle Booties, Cognac, US 7.5VINCE CAMUTO VC-VANYA BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS WOMENS 9 NEW!see pics-detailsCougar Canada women's boots maple creek black winter waterproof buckles size 6New women's shoes fashion mid shaft boot real suede & faux fur winter warm wineTONY LAMA Roper Vintage Granny Grunge Boots Size 6 B Women'sNEW BEAUTIFUL SONOMA SUEDE CHESTNUT BROWN BOOTS, QUILTED BACK PANEL SZ 8 MLucky Brand Bourbon Hibiscus Wide Calf Almond Toe Leather Fashion Riding Boots$120 NEW Enzo Angiolini Parita Leather Booties Shoes Boots Dark Taupe 6.0 M , Anne Klein Womens leslie Leather Closed Toe Ankle Chelsea Boots, Black, Size 7.0New Nine West Vintage America FROLLIC Womens Tall Suede Boots 10.5 & 9.5 MSRP$89 , Clarks Black Leather Ankle Boots Womens 5 MMustang Heeled Ankle Boot Womens Dark Brown Synthetic Ankle Boots , Simply Vera By Vera Wang Women Size 8.5 M SVOLIVIA black Highheel Lined Boots$65 Bearpaw Womens Emma Short 8-Inch Sheepskin Suede Boot Shoe, Hickory, US 6 , BooRoo Women's Jules Ankle Boots (1391,1392,1394) Black Oiled Suede Ret. $125 , SANUK KAT SPHYNX LUXE TOBACCO SUEDE CHIC SLOUCH ANKLE BOOTS, US 7/ ~NWTCirca Joan & David Daniella Womens Shoes Size 8 Beige Suede Mid Calf Boots , Charles David Mid Calf Brown Leather Italian Fashion Boots Eur 37 USA 6 - 6.5Belle Sigerson Morrison Taupe Suede Over Knee Boots Size 8.5 NICE! , Bass rain boots SHOES western cowboy country boots womens size 9 ARMY greenWOMENS VINTAGE COMPANYZ BROWN LEATHER SLOUCH COWBOY WESTERN BOOTS SZ 7 M 7M , Clarks Bendables Burgundy Suede Nikki Class Ankle Boot 8.5W NEW , White Mountain Yonder Tan SUEDE Leather Fashion Ankle High Heel Booties 6.5 $90New Women's Faux suede Zip Over The Knee Boots Block Heels Thigh Shoes Plus sz , American Rag Women's Lauraine Over-The-Knee Boots Size 9.5 BlackVtg Dex Burgundy Brown Leather Womens Cuff Pirate Slouch Boots USA Made 7M 37.5 , TALL VINTAGE 2-TONE DAN POST Ladies LIZARD COWBOY BOOTS 7 AWOMENS JUSTFAB PAISLEY WIDE TAUPE BELTED KNEE HIGH HEEL FASHION BOOTS 8 WIDENew Women Refresh Sabrina-01 Leatherette Denim Lug Sole Platform Combat Boot ,

What’s out there?

One of the 10 nicest beaches in the world (according to a National Geographic worldwide poll) at Treasure Cay; one of the western hemisphere’s most extensive barrier reefs off Great Abaco; and one of the strongest rum libations anywhere at Great Guana Cay’s landmark beach joint, Nippers Beach Bar & Grill. It’s a yachtie’s rite of passage.

A night’s sail away, the Exumas feature 365 more islands to explore (“one for every day of the year,” boast local sailors) plus the showpiece Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a spectacular marine preserve accessible only by boat.

The Grenadines

Yacht Sudiki cruises the Grenadines. You can, too.
One of the last outposts to awaken (dozily) to Caribbean tourism, the 30 isles and cays stretching from St. Vincent to Grenada that make up the Grenadines have always been a natural draw in boating circles.

Pristine, sandy coves. Storybook harbors. Isolated coral reefs. Traffic-free cays hanging off the Atlantic-battered rim of the Caribbean Sea.

These are all on deck during a week of yachting through the Grenadines, which aren’t called the Windward Islands for nothing.

You can expect gustier, choppier, more exposed sailing conditions compared with the calmer Leeward waters of the British Virgin Islands -- a good place to practice before coming here.

The payoff: An unforgettable sailing experience through some of the most alluringly out-there hideaways in the Caribbean -- Canouan, Bequia, the Grenadian island of Carriacou (have your passport handy, it’s an international border).

Even farther out are the Tobago Cays, a group of five mirage-like isles shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by a horseshoe barrier reef where the diving is superb and the “crowd” is just you.

St. Vincent is the obvious gateway into the Grenadines, though St. Lucia, Grenada and several smaller islands within the chain are also popular entry points for sailors.

Charter companies serving the area include Sunsail, The Moorings (headquartered on Canouan in the Grenadines) and Nicholson Yacht Charters, along with several local outfits and entrepreneurs offering competitive deals on catamarans, sloops, cutters, ketches, trimarans, schooners and virtually everything else that floats.

More on CNN: 10 outrageous yachts for hire -- if you're filthy rich enough


MukLuks Sz S 5-6 Tall Ivory Knit Crochet Booties Slippers Button CuffRocketdog Brown Ankle Boots Size 7 1/2 EUC C302 0514Kennel & Schmenger chelsea leather boots gray SIZE , Style & Co. Vedaa Women's Boots Black Size 8.5 M , Women Ankle Martin Boots Suede Low Heel Slip On Plus Size Winter Causal Shoes , Daya by Zendaya Women's Najah Ankle Boot, Wine, Size 6.0 , Aerosoles Women's Double Trouble 2 Ankle Boot Tan Suede Size 10.5 , Tretorn Aspelin Black Waterproof Leather & Rubber Mid-Calf All Weather Boots 38 , SC35 Bellaa Mid-Calf Snow Winter Boots, Chestnut, 6 USCharles by Charles David Women's Back Zip Ankle Boot - Brown US Size 6Sperry Womens saltwater brook Closed Toe Ankle Rainboots, Black, Size 8.0 kak9 , B Makowsky Faith Black Leather Faith Buckle Ankle Boots 5.5 NewPropét Womens Tatum Closed Toe Ankle Fashion Boots Brown Size 7.5Ziera Super Sport Shoes mod. Unique Size 40.5 EUR, 10 US Black Stretch FabricAnelie Burgundy Summit White Mountain Slide , COLE HAAN Snakeskin Driving Loafers, size 7.5B , Ladies Clarks Unstructured Shoes Un Honey , Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats Cobra Print Metal logo Size 10M , NEW - PAPUCEI - TAMARA MULE SLIP-ON SHOE - WHITE LEATHER - SIZES 38, 40 , Rebecca Minkoff Women's Saxon Sneaker Fashion - Choose SZ/ColorADIDAS EVN 791 LIGHTWEIGHT SPIKELESS GOLF SHOES White Olive Green SIZE 9.5 WomenWomens Max Platform Wedge Heel Spring Mesh Boots Sneakers Casual Shoe Sbox14 , CONVERSE* ONE STAR* Athletic Tennis SHOES Sport SNEAKERS Slip On *CHUCKS Sz: 5.5 , Jon Josef Women´s Danubio Cork Plain Low Heel SandalNew Balance Womens 990v4 Running Shoes Made In USA SIZE 8 Width DSteven By Steve Madden Kenner Woven Slip On Sneakers, Women's Size 9, Black , New Balance Women's 574 Sport V1 Sneaker Comfort Walking Shoes Running Casual , Women's CONVERSE ALL STAR Double Tongue Black Purple Neon Green Sneakers Size 7 , Nike Lunar Converge Womens Size 8.5 Summit White Athletics Sneakers Shoes ZV-112Capps Rita Black Leather Uniform Shoes NEW Womens Sz 9.5 W 90100 Military Police ,

KENSIE GIRL - EMMY - 8.5 Women's Short localjoes-27788 Ankle 27788 Boots -Taupe Patent Leather -Size 8.5 M f94550a -

KENSIE GIRL - EMMY - 8.5 Women's Short localjoes-27788 Ankle 27788 Boots -Taupe Patent Leather -Size 8.5 M f94550a