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Last minute charter in BVI''''s
I''d add to that, let the boys plan a day or two. By planning the day I mean planning departure and arrival times, picking the destination, doing the navigation and the sailing or motoring if they choose, picking where/whether to anchor or moor, what to do when you get there and selecting where/what to eat. Unless they are putting life or property in jeopardy (real jeopardy, not just something you might not do) let them plan whatever they want. Resist the urge to correct, help, critique, or offer any assistance unless asked for.
Myself at that age, I would have liked nothing more than being given the dingy for the day to explore anywhere I wanted sans adult supervision, North Sound would be a great base for that activity. A handheld VHF in the dingy would make this option less stressful for your and your wife. Others like bob_walden above, sound like they would enjoy more of the social opportunities. Mike31, I know you mentioned your wife, the admiral, was not too fond of a night out drinking for the boy(s). But if it''s going to happen, the BVI on sail charter is probably a pretty safe place. No cars to drive, no violent crime to worry about, no close friends to get into trouble with, and very little chance you''ll run into anyone you know or will see again! About the worst thing would be having trouble finding the boat after a night out and the hangover the next day.
Just keep an open mind, be willing to let the kids make some SIGNIFICANT decisions, even if you don''t fully agree.
The difference between an adventure and an ordeal is attitude.(shamelessly copied from somewhere, but very true).