PROGRESS UPDATE: As the islands continue to recover from Hurricane Irma, we would like to take moment to focus on not her devastation but the rebuilding process. All update moving forward will be about the strength of the island community and the reopening of all of your island favorites.

For our St. Maarten destination, rebuilding is also well underway. We are happy to report the airport on the French side has opened and we are following Princess Juliana Airport closely with updates soon to come. In addition, the community has been working to clean up the streets, power has almost been restored across the islands and local bars are now beginning to open. We are also pleased to report that although one of our yachts did suffer damages, it is currently being repaired. Actions have been taken to replace the second yacht to which will be ready for charters over the next few weeks.

In the British Virgin Islands, Foxy's, the Willy T, Soggy Dollar and more, are scheduled to open soon. In addition, local stores, including grocery stores and other Caribbean shops have already opened! Closer to our home, The Catamaran Company, has reported that our office at Hodges Creek Marina is scheduled to open on October 5th! Our base manager has also said that most beaches remain beautiful with the blue water we all love. The locals are also anxiously waiting for the tourism industry to return so they can continue to welcome you with their Caribbean cuisine, delicious cocktails and more. With many more positive updates to come, we want to remind you that rebuilding is a process but we are ready to get back to the water!


Congratulations on your upcoming reservation!

As the excitement sets in that you are going to be sailing to exotic destinations, pampered by experienced crew and relaxing in the most sought out places. We wanted to tell you what to expect next from us…

Upon receiving a confirmation from our reservations manager, you will see a link to a charter agreement, preference form and a trip protection program. For your convenience, these forms can also be found below.


The next step in the reservation process is the completion of a charter agreement. We must receive your charter agreement 10 business days after reservation. Submission can be done via scan/emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Reservations Manager, faxed at 828.254.2285 or can be mailed directly to the following address:

Festiva Sailing Vacations

One Vance Gap Rd

Asheville, NC 28805

*For more specific details, please ask our charter reservationist for a copy of our charter agreement.



It is important to us that your experience is the best it can be. We pride ourselves on accommodating your needs, specifically your dietary requirements. The preference form will help us prepare your charter will everything that you need to have a wonderful experience. Please keep in mind that your preference form must be received 30 days prior to your departure date.




Festiva Sailing Vacations offers superior coverage through a partnership with CSA Travel Protection. CSA offers 24-hour emergency assistance services, concierge services and on demand medical care as well as exceptional customer service.

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