$485 PRADA ARGENTO GOLD SCRUNCHY BALLET PRADA FLATS $485 SZ 26702 39~HARD TO FIND~LOVELY~ 1d84126




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
Seller Notes: GREAT
Style: Ballet Flats US Shoe Size (Women's): 39/9
Heel Height: Flat (0 to 1/2 in.) Brand: PRADA
UPC: Does not apply
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
$485 PRADA ARGENTO GOLD SCRUNCHY BALLET PRADA FLATS $485 SZ 26702 39~HARD TO FIND~LOVELY~ 1d84126 - alprotem.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?

$485 PRADA ARGENTO GOLD SCRUNCHY BALLET PRADA FLATS $485 SZ 26702 39~HARD TO FIND~LOVELY~ 1d84126 - alprotem.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.

NIB Tory Burch Quinn Leather Ballet Flats Shoes Carnival Pink Red 6.5 MDonald J Pliner White Black Python Print Slip On Elen Loafer Shoe 9 New , Frye Kenzie Venitian Loafer, Black 10NIB Tory Burch Caroline 2 Flats Shoes Light Oak Black 7 M , NIB Tory Burch REVA Ballet Flats Cobra Print Black Natural S 5.5 StyleBelle by Sigerson Morrison Valeda T-Strap Flat. NIB. 8.5 Retail $325 SOLD OUT , NIB $225 Tory Burch DARIEN Loafer Ballet Flat Shoe White Leather Red Navy Logo 7Vivienne Westwood Plastic Orb Enamelled Sneakers White/Light Grey Euro 43NIB NINA RICCI Paris Black Satin Leather Bottom Shoes Flats 39 9 $435 PRISTINENIB $250+ Tory Burch ALLIE Ballet Flat Shoe Black Sz 6.5 Heidi REVA Logo , New Salvatore Ferragamo Blue Nubuck Suede Leather Ballet Flats Italy 7 BMiu Miu Prada Patent Leather Black Bow Loafers Ballet Flats Sz 37.5 37 1/3 7.5NIB Tory Tory Burch Aaden Ballet Flats Shoes Poppy Red Orange 10 M 40 B , TORY BURCH $225 Reva black leather gold logo ballet flats shoes sz 6.5 WORN ONCENIB JCREW J Crew Lottie Big Bow Flats in Tartan Plaid Shoes Sz 8.5 HTF SOLD OUTLanvin Metallic Crinkled Leather Ballet Flats 39.5 / 8 Rose Gold Copper Black , NIB Tory Burch Minnie Floral Travel Logo Ballerina Flats Shoes Painted Iris 7.5� Dr. Martens Doc England Rare Byzantium Silk Langi Black Oxfords UK9 US11 �Stunning!** New TORY BURCH 'Azalea' Metallic LEATHER Ballerina Flat Size 9DSQUARED2 38 7 Black Glitter Gold Ankle Chain Point Toe Ballet Flats Shoes ITALYNIB Tory Burch Eloise Leather Ballet Flats Shoes Black 7.5 M , Tory Burch Gemini Link Black Leather Loafer Size 11 Slip On Women’s Shoe$225+ NEW Tory Burch Sz 10.5 CAROLINE Elastic Trim Ballet Flats Shoes Navy RedTORY BURCH Logo Minnie Travel Ballet Flat Logo - Vermillion Red - Size 6 M (V33)NIB $298+ Tory Burch Minnie Embellished Convertible Strap Ballet Flat Shoe Sz 10 , Gianvito Rossi Brown Suede Almond Toe Monk Strap Shoes IT37/US7~ RTL$895 , NIB $225+ Tory Burch Reva Off White Leather Logo Ballet Flat Shoe 9.5 WideTORY BURCH Reva Ballerina Ballet Flats - Black Patent Leather - Size 4 M (X54) , Theory Lila Hurlingham Leather Flats Sz 38.5 NIB 595 Cordial Brown ,

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

 

BNWT LIPSY CORSET STYLE OVER THE KNEE STRETCH BOOTS US 9 TAUPE , 2 Color Stiletto Heels Faux Leather Zipper Women High Heels Booties Ankle HeightMudd-55 Womens 4 Layer Fringe Flat Boots Moccasin Mid Calf Comfy BootsLadies Liz& Co Knee High Boots Size 6.5DAVID TATE WOMEN'S DAYTONA LEATHER BOOTS w/HEELS ,BROWN, US SIZE 9M , Sporto® Sofia Water-Resistant Leather Bootie LIZARD ROSE GOLD 9.5W NEW 571-656 , Elyse Walker Womens Boots Size 37 7 Beige Suede Fringe Zipper Wedge Heel , Cape Robbin Connie-11 Black Stretchy Thigh High Peep Toe Block Heel Pull On Boot , G By Guess Side Zip Ankle Boots-Women's size 8.5 M BlackWomen's Clarks Boots Size 9.5 Black Leather Strap Zippers Booties Heel 2 1/4" , NEW! Bussola L077BS1458E Womens Woodville Kyra Bootie Clay Z38 asNIB Boden Marlow Ankle Boots in Jet Black Suede MSRP Sz US 9.5Very Volatile Gatsby olive suede booties sz 8.5 heels slip ons & free shipping!Dolce Vita Womens Black Over The Knee Boots 7.5Easy Spirit Nalli Chelsea Boot - Women's Size 7.5 M, BrownLFL by Lust for Life Womens Triplet Velvet Closed Toe Ballet FlatsVintage Nine West Women's Brown High Heel Leather Upper Knee Boots Sz 8.5 , XOXO Women's Belina Ankle Bootie Taupe 10 M US , Vince Maxwell Flats Leather Sand Made in Italy Sz 6.5 M new $225 , Dolce Vita Tate Smoke Suede White Platform High Top Sneaker Shoe 41New , Skechers Women's Go Walk Lite-15392 Ballet Flat , Jeffrey Campbell Pony Fur Leopard Print Adams Sneakers US new , CUTE! $450 Stubbs and Wootton Needlepoint & Leather "TURTLE" Slipper Loafer Shoe , Foot Petals Womens Andi Classic Trainer Shoe Black Size 8.5 M US , Ryka Streak SMR Women's Black/Blue Running Sneakers 10M , BCBG Max Azria Fold Up Ballet Flat, Back Bejeweled W/BOX! Size US 7M , Nike Zoom 4 Punch Track & Field Women's Shoes Size 11 , Women's ladies northface insulated boot Boots78-52001 Johnston Murphy Women's Black Leather Riding Boots Size 7 MWomen Knee High Boots Hidden Heels Multi Color Strappy Buckle Riding Chic Shoes

$485 PRADA ARGENTO GOLD SCRUNCHY BALLET PRADA FLATS $485 SZ 26702 39~HARD TO FIND~LOVELY~ 1d84126 - alprotem.com

$485 PRADA ARGENTO GOLD SCRUNCHY BALLET PRADA FLATS $485 SZ 26702 39~HARD TO FIND~LOVELY~ 1d84126