Students who are accepted into the LeaderSail program will be required to book their own travel arrangements to the point of embarkation for their LeaderSail Voyage. For our trips, there are two choices for points of embarkation.
Primary – most students arrive through the International Airport at St. Thomas (STT). This route has proven historically to be the most cost-efficient way to travel to the British Virgin Islands.
Secondary – some students may wish to arrive directly on Beef Island, Tortola (EIS).
Passports will be required for all travel outside the United States. Passports must be valid for six months from the end date of the proposed itinerary in order to be considered valid for entry into other countries. The lead time for passport applications can take weeks, so students are reminded to apply early. Apply for Passport
Taxis, ground transportation, ferry fees, and departure taxes are all included in the price of the LeaderSail Voyage. Transport from home to the primary or secondary points of embarkation, and for the reverse trip home will be the responsibility of the student.
Medical Insurance is required on all LeaderSail trips. Many medical insurance programs do not provide coverage outside the United States and even the best plans do not cover emergency medical evacuation. To ensure all participants have adequate coverage and to simplify the process, we have arranged to purchase a medical travel insurance policy on your behalf. After you have been confirmed on a trip, we will add the medical insurance policy to your invoice based on your voyage and information.
Insurance Policy Overview
Estimated Insurance Cost: ~$35 a week. Prices may vary based on student.