Charter deals

If you’re looking to banish the last of the winter blues with a sailing vacation, look no further. These charter companies are all offering great deals for the spring and early summer. There are also some great airfare deals to the Caribbean at this time of year; the charter companies will be more than happy to advise you. • Conch Charters has a limited-time offer for a mid-season BVI
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If you’re looking to banish the last of the winter blues with a sailing vacation, look no further. These charter companies are all offering great deals for the spring and early summer. There are also some great airfare deals to the Caribbean at this time of year; the charter companies will be more than happy to advise you.

• Conch Charters has a limited-time offer for a mid-season BVI special—two weeks for the price of one. Valid between June 16 and November 7. www.conchcharters.com

• Aspiring photographers, be advised that Horizon Yacht Charters’s photo competition is still up and running. First prize is a one-week charter. www.horizonyachtcharters.com

• St Thomas-based Island Yacht Charters is offering all charters from April 23 through December 15 at mid-season rates, and SAIL readers will get 10 nights for the price of 7. www.iyc.vi

• TMM Yacht Charters has some good deals going at its Grenadines, Belize and Tortola bases. All remaining Season C weeks (April 28 – June 9) are at Season D rates. Also, between June 9 and October 31 you'll get 10 days for the price of 7. Special conditions apply. www.sailtmm.com

• CYOA Yacht Charters has a special offer for SAIL readers: make a new charter booking on any boat, and you’ll get a whopping 40% discount off the published price. This offer is valid for charters that complete by June 5, 2009, and cannot be combined with any other discounts or special offers. www.cyoacharters.com

• The Moorings is celebrating its 40th anniversary with some tempting summer offers. Book a 41’ or bigger boat in the BVI, the Bahamas or La Paz (Baja) by April 30, and you’ll get 15% off the cost of the charter, plus either 6 days of complimentary provisioning, or up to $400 in airfare credits for up to four people. This offer’s good till the end of June; the 15% discount applies until the end of September. www.moorings.com/freesailingdaysplusfreeprovisioning.aspx

• The first 15 guests who book a 38’ to 46’ monohull for a week’s charter from a Horizon Yacht Charters base in Antigua, Tortola, St Martin or Grenada will get the boat for just $2,500. Special conditions apply, and the deal is good between May 1 and June 30. Go to website and quote SAIL2500. www.horizonyachtcharters.com

• Sunsail has some attractive deals too. You can get a 25% saving on a minimum five-day charter out of Tortola on its new Jeanneau 36i between May 1 and October 31. Or, you can help mark Sunsail’s 35th anniversary by getting 35% off a charter (5-day minimum) on an Oceanis 393 or 423, or Sunsail 39 and 43 in the BVI. If you want something more exotic, like Thailand, Tahiti or the Seychelles, you can get 15% off any monohull, or any catamaran under 43’, for departures before July 31. None of these offers are combinable and all subject to availability. www.sunsail.com/yachts/offers

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