Ryka Women's Comfort Leather Leather Walking Shoe, White/Chrome Pink, Silver Walking/Hot Pink, 7.5 W 07accc8

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
UPC: 093639975023
Weight: 1.4 lbs EAN: 0093639975023
Dimensions: L 17.7 x W 8 x H 4.9 inches Brand: Ryka
NumberOfItems: 1 Binding: Shoes
PartNumber: E0328L1-101 ClothingSize: 7.5 C/D US
ISBN: Not Applicable Color: White/Chrome Silver/Hot Pink
US Shoe Size (Women's): 7.5 W US Department: womens
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
Ryka Women's Comfort Leather Leather Walking Shoe, White/Chrome Pink, Silver Walking/Hot Pink, 7.5 W 07accc8 - 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?

Ryka Women's Comfort Leather Leather Walking Shoe, White/Chrome Pink, Silver Walking/Hot Pink, 7.5 W 07accc8 - 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.

Keds Women's Kickstart Lurex Stripe Fashion Sneaker - Choose SZ/Color , SKECHERS GO WALK EVOLUTION ULTRA BREACH BLACK 15730/BBK WALKING WOMEN SHOES B , Franco Sarto Women's mony Sneaker - Choose SZ/ColorSkechers 15377 Womens Go Walk Lite Euphoria Loafer Flat- Choose SZ/Color. , Diadora Women's Kuruka W Running Shoe - Choose SZ/Color , Saucony Women's Lancer 2 Running Shoe - Choose SZ/Color , Skechers Performance 14348 Womens Go Step Sway Walking Shoe- Choose SZ/Color.Rocket Dog MADOXCVRW Womens Madox Canvas Cotton/Rainbow Road Webbing FashionDolce Vita Women's Tux Sneaker - Choose SZ/Color , Fila 5SC60533 Womens Rosazza 3 Walking-Shoes- Choose SZ/Color.SKECHERS USA Inc Skechers Womens Synergy Moonlight Madness- Pick SZ/Color.NIKE Womens Solay Thong Print 882696-004 COOL GREY/WHITE Womens Size 10 , U.S. Polo Assn.(Womens) MAUDE-HJ - GYFUMT Womens Maude-Hj MuleSkechers Sport 12624 Womens Flex Appeal 2.0 Top Story Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color.Under Armour Women's Links Printed 4" Shorty - Choose SZ/ColorSKECHERS Skechers Hi-Lite Sugar High Womens Court-Style Top SneakersRocket Dog Women's Jolissa Aviator Canvas Fashion Sneaker, Black, 8 M USSaucony Women's Triumph ISO 2 Running Shoe - Choose SZ/ColorSkechers Microburst All Mine Womens Slip On Sneakers 6.5- Pick SZ/Color. , Skechers Sport WomensYnergy 2.0-Side-Step Wide Fashion SneakerW- Pick SZ/Color.Qupid Women's Reba-106c Fashion Sneaker - Choose SZ/ColorSkechers Sport Womens Ez Flex 3.0 Estrella Fashion Sneaker- Pick SZ/Color.Skechers 22959 Sport Womens Dreamstep-Enliven Fashion Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color. , adidas Women's Running Response Hoodie - Choose SZ/ColorSkechers Performance Women's Go Step Lite-14477 Walking Shoe,Charcoal,7.5 M USU.S. Polo Assn.(Womens) EMERY-K - Womens Emery-k Fashion Sneaker , Skechers Sport Women's Breathe-Easy Sweet Sound Fashion SneakerSaucony Originals Womens DXN Trainer Fashion Sneaker- Pick SZ/Color. , Anne Klein Womens Zagger SneakerM- Pick 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


Brinley Co Womens AUGUSTA-02-GRY-075XWC Closed Toe Mid-Calf Fashion Boots , Anne Klein Sport Black Leather Wedge Booties Boots Size 9 Great Condition , Bottines À Clous 40 Noir look rock , White Mountain Jodi Rust Brown Suede Quilted Ankle Boots 7 SALEMOCCHI Boots Pewter Grey Patent Crinkle Knee High Size 36 / SB 25A , New Womens Knee-High Fashionable Matte Vinyl Funky Boots with Quilt Finish/BLACK , SANUK SOULSHINE CHESTNUT SUEDE MOCCASIN WOMENS ANKLE BOOTS SIZE US 5 NIBWOMENS WHITE MT WRINKLED SOLID BLACK SUEDE LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS 7.5 M NEWSole Society Black Wedge So Shade Leather Bootie Size 8 , Kelly & Katie Womens Balantina Round Toe Ankle Chelsea Boots, Black, Size 9.5 , NOCONA $129 Competitor Leather Embroidered Western Boots Shoes Size 7B , 7 for all mankind Caddie Mushroom Waxy Suede 1NEW DOLCE VITA BROWN CLINTON CROSS STRAP LEATHER RIDING BOOTS WOMEN'S SIZE 6$240 BORN Poly Tall Riding Boots, Black Leather 8.5 MJeffrey Campbell Black Leather Silver Studded Boots Booties Platforms Sandals 9Munro American Cruise Fabric Loafer Blue Women Sz 11 W 9376TUK MIE UK MADE 2" TALL 2 EYE LEOPARD PINK STAR ROCKABILLY CREEPERS UNISEX 4 6NIB TORY BURCH BLACK LEATHER GEMINI GOLD T LINK GROSGRAIN BOW FLATS 10.5New Iceberg Red Patent Leather Sandals Size 37.5 US 7.5BROWN LEATHER MOCCASINS BY MIU MIU , Chinese Laundry Women's Springfield Mule, Clay Suede, 10 M USAndrew Charles 4150003 LUX LIGHT BLUE ballerina shoes Women's Light Blue USCLARKS Women's Keesha Donna Mule,Gold/Metallic Leather,9 Medium US , Ferragamo Beige Patent Leather Ballet Shoes Size 12M , NIKE WOMENS AIR ZOOM FEARLESS FLYKNIT,MSRP-$140,SIZE 10,BLACK ,WHITE,NIB , Adidas Originals Sneakers Stan Smith Suede Sz 36,2/3 US 4.5 Shoes TrainersMINT MIZUNO Wave Rider 19 Womens 10.5 MED $120 Charcoal grey/Mauve pink , Brinley Co Womens Faux Leather Side Split Buckle Ankle Booties New , Hot Women's Ankle Boots Block Cuban Heel Pull On Pointy Toe Rivet Casual Retro , Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit Women's Shoes Us Size 6.5 White Volt Light Green ,

Ryka Women's Comfort Leather Leather Walking Shoe, White/Chrome Pink, Silver Walking/Hot Pink, 7.5 W 07accc8 - alprotem.com

Ryka Women's Comfort Leather Leather Walking Shoe, White/Chrome Pink, Silver Walking/Hot Pink, 7.5 W 07accc8