Caneel Bay resort arranges day-long charters on sloops through its local partner New Horizons. The boats hop between the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Guests stop to swim in the natural pools at the Baths on Virgin Gorda and have a Painkiller cocktail at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke.
Rooms from $450; excursions from $150. (340) 776-6111. This appeared in the November/December 2012 issue.