Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas localjoes-27763 27762 Poesia Cortesana Women's Mary Hot Jane Flat Mul... 2731aa2




Item specifics

Condition:
New with box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as ... Read moreabout the condition
Color: Multicoloured
Style: Does not apply Size: 8 M US
MPN: ZCHPC08 Department: womens
Model: ZCHPC08 US Shoe Size (Women's): Does not apply
Brand: Hot Chocolate Design UPC: 841378103234
EAN: 0841378103234
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
Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas localjoes-27763 27762 Poesia Cortesana Women's Mary Hot Jane Flat Mul... 2731aa2 - bender-musik.com
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?

Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas localjoes-27763 27762 Poesia Cortesana Women's Mary Hot Jane Flat Mul... 2731aa2 - 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.

Nine West Womens Seeya Suede Pointed Toe Flat- Pick SZ/Color.Eastland Women's Newport Slip-On Loafer Brown 11 W US , Skechers 49230 Womens Pedometer Fashion Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color.Hush Puppies Vestige Womens Oxford- Choose SZ/Color.Clarks Womens Daelyn Summit Slip-On Loafer- Choose SZ/Color. , Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas USA Women's Mary Jane Flat Multicoloured HC...Marc Jacobs Women's Dolly Buckle Ballerina Ballet Flat, Gold, 38 M EU (8 US) , Vince Camuto Womens Sandina Ballet Flat- Pick SZ/Color.Earth Womens Gemma- Choose SZ/Color. , crocs 204623 Womens Citilane Roka Graphic Slipon W Flat- Choose SZ/Color.Anne Klein 25029135 Womens Kamy Velvet Loafer Flat- Choose SZ/Color.Eastland Double Down Womens- Choose SZ/Color.Ivanka Trump Womens Fren Moccasin- Pick SZ/Color. , Earth Citrus Womens Boat Shoe- Choose SZ/Color.Dansko 4504087575 Womens Hazel Fashion Sneaker /-9 M- Choose SZ/Color.Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Kiwi Women's Mary Jane Flat Multicoloured H... , Nine West 25025403 Womens Prokos Leather Fashion Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color. , BOBS from Skechers 34308 Womens Flexpadrille2-Vacationers Ballet Flat , Bandolino Women's Liberty Black Leather Loafer 6.5 M , Calvin Klein Womens Alannah Pointed Toe Flat- Pick SZ/Color. , Dansko 4503757575 Womens Helen Fashion Sneaker /-- Choose SZ/Color.Tommy Hilfiger Womens Elvia Shoe- Choose SZ/Color.Salewa Womens Capsico Insulated Shoe- Pick SZ/Color. , Eastland 3701-86 Womens Solstice Boat Shoe Oxford- Choose SZ/Color. , Nine West 25020586 Womens Activista Synthetic Pointed Toe Flat , CLARKS Women's Rosalyn Nicole Slip-On Loafer, Black Leather, 7 2W US , Aerosoles Beta Ray Womens Slip-On Loafer- Choose SZ/Color.Sanuk Meltaway Womens Slip-On Loafer- Choose SZ/Color.Clarks Concert Jazz Womens Flat- Choose SZ/Color.

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

 

Gabriella Rocha Vasha Boots Size 7 Black NWT See PicsRed / White england flag wellington boots - Factory Seconds , Brinley Co Womens Palin Two-Tone Faux Suede Wedge Booties, Olive, Size 6.5 mdSINew* Womens White Mountain Teague Winter Boots Black Suede Size 6 M , Anne Klein Dalayne Zipper Lined Ankle Booties 768, Black/Black, 6 US , $110 MARC FISHER ALRIGHT 2 Grey Designer Fashion Platform Ankle Booties 9.5UNISA Women's Tipsie Brown Knee High Riding Boots Size 8.5MMarc Fisher New Womens Alright Black Boots Heels Shoes 9 M , L.L. Bean LL Women's 9 Shearling Insulated Black Duck Boots VGC , New VANELi Womens Radio Knee-High Quilted Black Leather Riding Boots Size 6.5MNew Original Lacoste Canvas Shoes 7-25SRW1135 FABIAN AP SRW Women All Sizes NIB , Women Wedge Ankle Martin Boot High Heels Platform Pump Nubuck Chunky ShoeLIKE NEW! MADE IN ITALY Punto Pigro Hiking Boot LADIES SIZE 37 , Women Real Leather Square Toe Bowknot Chunky Low Heels Fashion Casual Shoes A821Betsey Johnson Womens Anna Closed Toe Slide Flats, Black Satin, Size 8.5 , PRADA WOMAN BALLERINA FLATX SHOES CASUAL FREE TIME LEATHER CODE 1F297CJCrew $268 Kiki Leopard Calf Hair Ballet Flats Sz 8.5 Grey Brown F5512 NewPuma Sneaker Women size 8 Blue , 2016 New Women's Sports Shoes Casual Shoes Canvas Shoes Height Increasing ShoesKlogs Sonora - Mens - Women Clogs Black Smooth - 8 Wide , Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Rest Midway Womens Mule Mary Jane Taupe Size 6 , Arnaldo Toscani Shoes Women Ballet flats Black 87508 BDT SALENIB BOTTEGA VENETA Black Patent Leather Loafer Shoes Size 8 US 38 EU , Skechers Women's Gowalk 4 - Diffuse Walking Black B(M) US , SKECHERS Ultra Flex Statements Black/Gray Women's Running12841/BKGY Sz7-10 L , REEBOK Pink ZIGTECH LEATHER MESH WOMENS ATHLETIC RUNNING TENNIS SHOES SIZE 6 , SUPERGA FANTASIA LOW TOP SNEAKERS (S006AS0); White/Blue Stripes; Women's Sz 11NEW Clarks Cloudsteppers Size 11 M US Women's Sillian Chell Gray Zip Ankle Boots , Reebok Snowsicle J17699 Girls Boots~to 6.5 (1/2 Sizes Only) , NEW ASICS WOMENS GEL - KAYANO 22 RUNNING SHOES STYLE T597N - 3393 6.5 B $160

Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas localjoes-27763 27762 Poesia Cortesana Women's Mary Hot Jane Flat Mul... 2731aa2 - bender-musik.com

Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas localjoes-27763 27762 Poesia Cortesana Women's Mary Hot Jane Flat Mul... 2731aa2