Aerosoles Women's Drama Club Pump White Pump Floral Shoes Fabric Business Women's Shoes 2f932ba

Item specifics

New with box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: Aerosoles
Color: White Floral Fabric Style: 830810_1843579
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
Aerosoles Women's Drama Club Pump White Pump Floral Shoes Fabric Business Women's Shoes 2f932ba -
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?

Aerosoles Women's Drama Club Pump White Pump Floral Shoes Fabric Business Women's Shoes 2f932ba - 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.

La Redoute Collections Womens Beaded Leather Sandals Other Size 39 (5.5 To 6)BM Bernie Mex New York Women's black / silver crisscross straps shoes sz. 38VGUC+ Merrell Women's "Bug Brown" Size 7 Brown Walking, Hiking, & Comfort ShoesTaos Encore Women's black leather slip on shoes sz. 9.5 , La Redoute Collections Womens Studded Sandals Red Size 35 (2.5 To 3)New Rocky 3in1 nursing shoes 4Eur Sole Clog black Patent slides womens 37 6-6.5La Redoute Womens Leather Sandals With Beaded StrapLa Redoute Womens Wedge Sandals With Woven Heel
Womens Leather High Heel Sandals With Tie FasteningPleaser Women's Adore 709 Red Patent/Red Open Toe Shoes , Womens Leather Sandals With Seashells And Beading On Straps , Womens Flat Leather Sandals With Plaited DetailSAS Tripad Comfort Roamer Sage Slip On Sandal Flats Womens 7.5N G3112197Skechers Women's Go Walk 2 Backswing Golf Shoe - Choose SZ/colorLa Redoute Collections Womens Leather Sandals With Openwork StrapsLa Redoute Womens Glitter Heel Sandals , Natural Soul Women's Oakley Flat Black PU Comfort ShoesLauren Ralph Lauren Caliana Women's burgundy leather loafers sz. 7.5 B , La Redoute Womens Strappy Sandals With Sequin Cord Grey Size 37 , Womens High Heeled Leather Sandals With Tie FasteningDV Dolce Vita Saiki Women's white leather fashion sneakers sz. 7.5La Redoute Womens Leather Sandals With Asymmetric Strap , La Redoute Collections Womens Leather Sandals With Pompom Detail Other Size 37 , Burnetie Women's High Top Vintage 003233 Hot Pink SneakersLa Redoute Collections Womens Mirror Sandals With Wooden Effect Heel Grey 41Bella Vita Channing Women's white leather espadrilles sz. 6.5 M , La Redoute Collections Womens Wedge Sandals , Castaluna Womens Wide Fit Rope Wedge Sandals, Sizes 38-45New. ladies WORX black leather steel toe boots Red Wing Shoes sz 8 W & mens 6 W

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


MINNETONKA Chestnut Suede Single Fringe Tie Moccasin Hard-Sole Booties Size 8 , Carlos by Carlos Santana Leighton Gray Suede Ankle Boots Rounded Toe Size 7M , Sam & Libby Women's Side Zip Ankle Boots - Size 6 - Black Faux LeatherNWOT TOTES KOHLS Women's Tall Boots ZIPPER CLOSURE Size 10 M Black vinyl WINTER , Ralph Lauren womens brown suede knee high boots size 7.5 B , Luichiny Women's Cha Ching Ankle Bootie , Pazitos Mini Chelsie Boots Women's Pink - size 37 , Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Women's Sand Zlatan BootSmooth finish handmade black leather women's ankle boots size 9Banana Republic Women's Evie Tall Boot , Report Womens RUSSI Fabric Almond Toe Ankle Fashion Boots TAUPE Size 10.0 zoUr , Bronx Boots Size 8M Brown Leather Cowgirl Cowboy Western Zip Up Mid Calf PointySoftWalk Women's Rocklin Boot, Black Perf Suede, 7 N USWOMENS SAM EDELMAN Over The Knee Boots Paloma Tall Suede Boot OTK Black 5.5 $225 , Easy Spirit Women's TTIME266 Mule, Green, 8 M US , Stuart Weitzman Mimi Black Womens Shoes Size 5.5 M Heels MSRP $355 , Women Cow Leather Mules Thicken Big Rabbit Fur Flats Oxfords Ankle Boots SlipperVINCE Black Platform Oxfords DRYSTAN Shoes Sz 5.5 290126BK , Converse High Tops All Stars Chuck Taylor Dark RED Sz 4 Mens Sz 6 WomensWomen's MBT Sz 8.5 Tan Sneakers Shapeups Walking Shoes Chapa With StoneSwiss MBT womens Rocker Bottom shoes 8.5Easy Spirit Women's Traveltime234 Mule Black/Black Leather 8.5 W USJohn Fluevog Women's Johnston Monk Strap Flat, Black/White, Size 6.0 , Shoes Nike Md Runner 2 BR Wmns 902858 600 Woman Running Prism Pink Fashion CasuaNew Cole Haan Womens Studio Grand Blk/Wht Ocl/Blk Fashion Sneaker Size 8 , Women's Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Flat FlatsNIB Latigo Jig Women's Fringe Adobe Ankle Boots Size 6.5Skechers Australia Women's Black Suede Leather Faux Fur Snow Winter Boots Sz 6 , TopShop Women's Bless Ankle Boot Black US 8.5 NOBSkechers for Work Womens Sure Track Trickel Slip Resistant Shoe- Pick SZ/Color.

Aerosoles Women's Drama Club Pump White Pump Floral Shoes Fabric Business Women's Shoes 2f932ba -

Aerosoles Women's Drama Club Pump White Pump Floral Shoes Fabric Business Women's Shoes 2f932ba