Booking a Private Island For a Day is a Reality
Story & Photos: Yachting Pages
Erika’s Marine Services, a yacht agent and concierge in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offers exclusive rental of Jamesby, an uninhabited island in the middle of the Tobago Cays Marine Park.
Heather Grant, founder of Erika’s said, “Erika’s offers many concierge services, but one that is quite special, we think, is our ability to book an island exclusively for our yacht clients’ use. This sounds amazing, doesn’t it? And expensive.
“Well, it is amazing, but the cost is not what you might think. Most people assume mega bucks are required for the use of a private island, and most of the time they are correct, but in this instance, there is a small, uninhabited island in the middle of the Tobago Cays Marine Park that is available for hire through Erika’s for a single day, or longer if needed – and at a reasonable price. Depending on the time of year, a day’s rental can cost anything from US$2,000 to US$3,000.”
Heather told Yachting Pages that Erika’s has been booking this particular spot for several years, with great success and excellent reviews from their clients.
She explained, “Here’s the deal: The yacht sails to the Grenadines and the captain sells his guests on the idea of having an exclusive, remote private island to themselves for a day. Nobody else will be there. Guests can have all their water toys, barbecue, shade structures, furniture, lounge chairs, yummy local fish or lobster, and even live music, if they wish.
“We can pretty much guarantee they will like it – what’s not to like about a beautiful natural environment, complete with white sand beach, warm azure sea and sunny skies? Go swimming with the turtles, scuba dive, snorkel, or enjoy kiteboarding lessons right there on the private beach.”
As an established yacht concierge with existing relationships with many returning yacht crews and suppliers within the region, the team at Erika’s organises everything on behalf of yacht crews and their clients – all they have to do is ensure that the guests show up.
Erika’s Marine Services is working with Yachting Pages Media Group, a specialist in providing products and services for the superyacht industry, to offer its services to crews and guests.
For more information, visit Erika’s Marine Services.
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