Aetrex Womens Essence Comfort Stretch Comfort Essence Clog Slip-on Slip-on Shoes- Pick SZ/Color. 2c73ce7

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: 0045468192560
Style: Causal Brand: Aetrex
US Shoe Size (Women's): Multiple Variations Model: E19 0 WW 070
Size Type: Regular MPN: E19 0 WW 070
Material Type: Spandex
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
Aetrex Womens Essence Comfort Stretch Comfort Essence Clog Slip-on Slip-on Shoes- Pick SZ/Color. 2c73ce7 -
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?

Aetrex Womens Essence Comfort Stretch Comfort Essence Clog Slip-on Slip-on Shoes- Pick SZ/Color. 2c73ce7 - 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.

Circus by Sam Edelman Women's Rocco Mary Jane Flat Black/Multi/Metallic Flora... , Nine West 25027587 Womens Abdemi Fabric Ballet Flat- Choose SZ/Color. , Sperry Women's Koifish Boat Shoe Linen 6 Wcrocs Busy Day Stretch Skimmer Womens Flat- Choose SZ/Color.Franco Sarto Women's Shelby Flat Black 6.5 M USAerosoles SKIP TOWN Womens Skip Town Flat- Choose SZ/Color.Oxford Slide Slip On Flat Mule LoaferSlip-on 10 WhiteNine West 25025015 Womens Allen Patent Pointed Toe Flat- Choose SZ/Color. , CLARKS Women's Ashland Spin Q Slip-On Loafer Tan 11 2AN USHot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Poesia Cortesana Women's Mary Jane Flat Mul...Bernie Mev Womens Gel Sneakers 36- Choose SZ/Color. , Nine West 25021907 Womens Position Patent Walking Shoe- Choose SZ/Color.ECCO Women's Soft 5 Mary Jane Flat Warm Grey Metallic/Moon Rock 40 EU/9-9.5 M USClarks Womens Tilmont Zoe Penny Loafer- Pick SZ/Color. , Nine West 25025370 Womens Onosha Leather Fashion Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color. , Lucky Brand Women's Aviee Pointed Toe Flat Black 10 Medium US , Sanuk Women's Pair O Sail Boat Shoe White 7 M US , Franco Sarto Women's Shari Ballet Flat Black 8 M USEarth Womens Pineberry M- Choose SZ/Color.Clarks Evianna Secure Womens Flat- Choose SZ/Color.CLARKS Evianna Cozy Womens Flat- Choose SZ/Color. , G.H. Bass & Co. Women's Harlow Pointed Toe Flat Black 7.5 M USEastland Arianna Womens Boot- Choose SZ/Color. , Nine West 25020107 Womens Xalan Metallic Ballet Flat- Choose SZ/Color. , DANSKO Olivia Snake Slip On Loafer Black Leather Women's sz 37 EU/ 6.5 - 7 M UScrocs Busy Day Stretch Asym Wedge Womens Flat- Choose SZ/Color. , Eastland Newbury Womens Penny Loafer- Choose SZ/Color.Sperry Top-Sider Women's AngelfishLinen/Oat8.5 M US , Geox WCHALLENGE3 Womens Challenge3 Ballerina 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


BELLA MARIE BOOTS WOMENS SIZE 8Women's Western Cowboy Cowgirl Boho Leather Boots Acme Vintage US Made Size 6 MJessica Simpson Black Leather Belted Riding Boots 3"Heel 9BXOXO Karol Women's Boots Blueish Grey Size 7.5 , Missguided Over The Knee Blue Suede Stiletto Boots Sz 3 EU36/US5FRANCO SARTO "PAULA" Booties Black Suede Capped Toes Sz 9.5 NWOB $139.00Womens Brahama by Canada West black cherry kilt boots.Charles by Charles David Naya Grey Suede Wedge Heel Ankle Boots. Size 7 , Botte E.NUCCI chaussure plate femme botine cavaliére motard western cuissarde 39 , Dollhouse Black 2" Block Heel Round Toe Over Knee Sexy Boot Size 6Kenneth Cole REACTION Women's Cue The Music Notch Western Style Micro Ankle B...New Dark Brown Leather HH BROWN Conga Chukka Gore-Tex Ankle Hiking Boots 9 MAnne Klein Womens Carlene Black Synthetic Boots Shoes 6 MED PREOWNED , Gray and white Stonewashed Suede Pointed Toe Report Signature Toby Ankle BootiesBX661 KEP'S by CORAF shoes gray suede women ankle boots , Brinley Co Women's Thora Ankle Boot Grey Size 6.0 , NEW PLANET SHOES WET WOMENS COMFORTABLE LEATHER FLAT CASUAL EVERYDAY SHOES , H by Hudson Women's Triad Boot, Black, 6 M USNEW Free People blue Jacquard Turquoise Black Beaded Slip On Shoe Loafers 37/7VIONIC Surin Flats-Women's size 7 BlackValentino Garavani Rockstud Untitled Black Sneakers NW1S0A01 BXE 0NO AuthenticDrew Magnolia - Women's Mary Janes - All Colors - All Sizes , Roxy Women's Shoreside Sport Sandal, Black, Size 10.0 ZYab , Summit by White Mountain Andrea Mary Janes-Women's size 8.5 M Black , Nike Womens Kaishi Running Trainers 654845 Sneakers Shoes 431Womens Size 7.5 UA W RAPID 1297452 BLACK WHITE Running SneakersPenny Loves Kenny Women's Aaron Fuzzy Flat Tan Faux Fur Slippers , Dr. Scholl's Shoes Women's Pam Uniform Dress Black 6 W US , MERRELL BLACK SUEDE LOAFERS MULES SIZE 8 MINT CONDITION!!Womens Adidas NMD_R1 Core Black Footwear White Clear Pink B37649

Aetrex Womens Essence Comfort Stretch Comfort Essence Clog Slip-on Slip-on Shoes- Pick SZ/Color. 2c73ce7 -

Aetrex Womens Essence Comfort Stretch Comfort Essence Clog Slip-on Slip-on Shoes- Pick SZ/Color. 2c73ce7