The Indians
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British Virgin Islands by boat

The Indians is a favorite snorkeling spot, but it’s unreachable for most tourists without their own boat.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
You can leave the driving to a professional when you charter a captain and crew.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
The nautical theme carried into our boat’s stateroom, featuring a bed, private bathroom and several closets.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
A rare moment of solitude inside the geological wonder that is the Baths on Virgin Gorda.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
Crystal clear waters surround each of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
Capt. Martin Street stretches his legs on a beach on Virgin Gorda, one of the British Virgin Islands.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
Chef Katie Garrison makes Key lime pie in the catamaran’s kitchen.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
A typical “light lunch” on board: peach and roasted chickpea salad.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
A hike to the top of Norman Island, said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.”  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
The “sidewalk” of our catamaran, chartered from The Moorings.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
Living on a ship allows for snorkeling any time of day.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
Our catamaran, moored in the Caribbean during a snorkel break.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
Anchoring for sunset is a nightly celebration, complete with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  (Hillary Richard/for the Chicago Tribune)
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