La Boheme Charters
Tye Gypsy of the Sea


Fantastic day charter

We were an adult family group of 5 and chartered La Boheme for a day sail from VG to Norman Island and back (lunch at Willy T). It's a spacious sloop with a wonderful deck for sun and wind, a very comfortable cockpit with cushions, shady canopy and lots of cabin space below -- which we didn't really use. Vince (our captain that day) is very pleasant and easygoing. The Hors D'Oeuvres and refreshments were a nice touch. It was the 3rd and by far the nicest and most relaxing charter we've done in our many years visiting the BVI.

W. Lotko

Wonderful day on the water

As a day-trip guest on La Boheme that works as a professional raft guide, I was impressed with Elaine and Vincent's personalities and personal experience, the boat and equipment, and the experience they provided. As with any experience that comes with a crew/guide, their local experience and knowledge helped make the day top notch. Bravo.

Tom the River Guide

Sunset Cruise around BVI

The highlight of our vacation on Virgin Gorda was a sunset cruise on La Boheme Charters. Captain Vince and Elaine were incredibly gracious, knowledgeable and hospitable. The boat is very well maintained and appointed. Since this was a sunset cruise - drinks and hors d'oeuvres were part of the package and we couldn't have been more pleased. If we have a chance to do it again, we will ... and, so should you!

Jef, San Francisco

La Boheme, best day sail ever

Would definitely recommend this boat for a fabulous sailing experience and a great way to see the Virgin Islands. We went for a full day charter on La Boheme out of Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. It was an outstanding experience. Captain Vinnie was very knowledgeable and even let us sail the boat, my son who is 13 was ecstatic. Crew mate Elaine was lovely as she looked after us, loved her stories about the Islands we passed. We sailed down to Cooper Island where we snorkelled Cistern Rock, possibly the best snorkelling we have ever done, saw lots of turtles. Our lunch stop was at Cooper Island where the food was superb, then we sailed to the Dog Islands for another fabulous snorkle. Afterwards we were served an amazing platter of cheese, meats and fruits as we sailed home. Would highly recommend this as part of your vacation. I couldn't fault the boat, which is very luxurious and spacious or the crew, who were a joy to be around. Will do this trip again. Thanks guys.


La Boheme

We had a wonderful day on La Boheme with Vince and Bolo. They were very pleasant and helpful,particularly Bolo with the snorkeling. He has a great knowledge of marine life. La Boheme is a beautiful and well kept boat. We sailed most of the day with stops for snorkeling and lunch. I would recommend the trip to anyone and would certainly charter the boat again.

thenonna, Princeton, NJ

An experience I will never forget

Captain Vince and his first mate Bolo were incredible. Very friendly, down to earth and they did a great job of explaining things and answering questions. We sailed to Anegada in spectacular weather. We even got to see a couple of dolphins on the way there. We had lunch and did some snorkeling on the island. The boat was clean and very comfortable. If you are interested in a great day of sailing out of Virgin Gorda, be sure to look up La Boheme Charters. (And bring good jerky. Vince loves it.)

Tjolie, York, Maine

Great experience!

We had a great time with Vince and sailed to Cooper Island where we had lunch and snorkeled. Vince was great company and a great captain. The boat is beautiful and clean. We didn't use motor basically the entire day.


Great day sail and snorkel!

My husband loves to sail and I love to snorkel so La Boheme was perfect! The 60 ft sailboat is gorgeous, Captain Vincent was great...very low key and accommodating. Bolo, his assistant, was great too...really kept his eyes out to make sure that we were all enjoying ourselves. It was a beautiful sail to Norman Island and the snorkeling was nice...beautiful coral and rock colors...not a lot of fish. We went to Willie T's for lunch, which was a real hoot...great Painkillers and then, we were all good friends! It's a great day excursion and very reasonable price.

Michele, Las Vegas

Peter Island walk about

Sailed down to the north side little harbor. We anchored and snorkeled. Then took the dinghy to shore and walked up the old trail. The old house, the Chubb estate was in serious need of repair. Boy that must have been a beautiful place in it's day. Sailed back to V.G. to a beautiful sunset. Capt. Vincent was wonderful and so knowledgeable. Thank you for the memories and wonderful sailing experience.

John K, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Captain Vince Barnett is the coolest pirate in Virgin Gorda

We did a wonderful day trip from Virgin Gorda to Cooper Island. The boat was beautiful, clean and well-maintained. Capt. Vince is wonderfully laid-back and easy to be around, the atmosphere he sets on the boat is very welcoming, and he is a truly kind soul. One of my friends is a beginner snorkeler, and was terrified and reluctant to go in the water. This was incredibly patient and help them have the experience of a lifetime. He brought along his personal iPod and had a wonderful selection of music. His music was diverse, tasteful and at other times hilarious. One of these years would spend an entire week sailing with Capt. Vince Barnett. I hope you have a day half as wonderful as the one we had.

Scooter, Manchester, NH

Great Trip!

The trip was great, everyone had a good time. It was better than advertized in the brochure. Professional yet casual and comfortable atmosphere. Ample food platter with cheeses, meats, crackers and good selection of fruits. Captain Vince is an expert boat-handler, docking in tight moorings and we all felt safe. Couldn`t ask for a better time.

Jack W, Delta Jct., Alaska

Bowline Yachts, Ltd. – Day Sails on La Boheme
PO Box 1028, Virgin Gorda VG1150, British Virgin Islands
PO Box 304039, St. Thomas, USVI 00803
Phone-BVI: 284-547-7244
Phone-USA: 339-526-9700