Going on a BVI bareboat charter is an unforgettable experience and destination for everyone to enjoy. The BVI has beautiful white sandy beaches to enjoy, blue waters to swim in and picturesque islands to explore.
The promise of steady trade wind sailing a limited development of restaurants and marinas, plus line-of-sight navigation between the 33 islands, that still make the BVI a true sailor’s favourite; windy, but not too windy, and never far from a rum punch. The BVI has opportunities for excellent sailing, superb weather, and memories which will last a lifetime.
The weather in the BVI is perfect for sailing with warm dry summers, averaging into the high 80s (27c). The wind varies between 5 and 25 knots, ranging from southeast to northeast direction. The sailing season in the BVI begins in November and lasts until June. While you can go on a BVI bareboat charter any time of the year, hurricane season lasts from June to November.
The best time to go on a BVI bareboat charter is between early November and June, between December and March are considered the high season months, with April, May, June, and November being the quieter months.
BVI Bareboat Charter. Going on a BVI bareboat charter is an amazing experience for the whole family. Whether you are thinking about travelling as a group of friends or family, a bareboat charter is a wonderful adventure for everyone, no matter what ages or group size. On a BVI bareboat charter, you can explore the 33 islands which are located within the island, with incredible snorkelling spots, gorgeous cays, and easy passages between islands.
BVI Islands. Going on a BVI bareboat charter is a great way to experience and witness the islands within this area without just staying in a resort on one island. On a BVI bareboat charter, you will discover secluded bights, the very best snorkelling spots, and impossibly gorgeous cays.
Places to Visit. The BVI is filled with wonderful places to visit and places to moor or swim on a BVI bareboat charter. Here are some recommendations for the best places to visit on a BVI bareboat charter.
- Cooper Island – A superb island with great anchorages in Manchioneel Bay, as well as the activities on offer at Cooper Island Beach Club.
- Virgin Gorda Island – Famous for its Baths, Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, Leverick Bay, and North Sound of Virgin Gorda are great places to moor. Snapper’s Bar and Grill, Coco Maya are great restaurants to visit.
- Anegada Island – Cow Wreck Beach Bar, Loblolly Bay, and Big Bamboo are great places to have a drink or eat some local cuisine.
- Trellis Bay – Aragorn’s Studio artisan market and Trellis Bay Market are great places to explore. Trellis Bay Full Moon parties (for the party-goers), White Bay and Guana Island are great anchorages. Monkey Point is a great snorkelling location.
- Great Harbour – Rural island with less than 200 residence, Jost Van Dyke is worth a visit. Great Harbour is a great overnight anchorage spot. Foxy’s Tamarind Bar & Restaurant, Soggy Dollar Bar, Hendo’s Hideout, Gertrude’s, Seddy’s One Love, and Corsair’s are amazing restaurants and bars.
- The Bight/Norman Island – Hilly and beautiful island, Pirate’s Bight Restaurant and Willy T for amazing food and The Indians and The Caves for snorkelling and anchorages.
- Callwood Distillery – Mr Callwood’s rum distillery.
- Cane Garden Bay – Beautiful beaches with white sand and water sports options.
- Tortola – Largest island and Road Town, with shops and things to see and do.
Best Time to Book a BVI Bareboat Charter. The best time to book a BVI bareboat charter is now! We have fully qualified and knowledgable sales advisors who can find your perfect BVI bareboat charter and help make your sailing dreams come true.
Expert Advice. Our sales advisors can give you recommendations of areas to visit, itineraries, and help with choosing the perfect boat for your trip. Our sales advisors have knowledge of the boats and area, as well as wind conditions and weather at specific times of the year.
What Boats Are Available To Charter?
Boats In BVI. In the British Virgin Islands, we have a large number of boats available for charter. The BVI is a big sailing destination, with lots of options, for itineraries and hundreds of marinas with boats available all over the country, depending on what itinerary you desire.
Bareboat Charter. For a BVI bareboat charter, the boats available are the following (this list depends and varies on the availability at the time of the request and what boats are available for your chosen dates).
- Moorings 453, 382,4000/3, 45.3, 4500, 42.3, 4800, 48.4, 5800, and 5000-5
- Sunsail 41, 51, 47/3, 444, 454, 38/2, 484, 404, and 38
What Are The Benefits Of A Bareboat Charter?
BVI Charters. A BVI bareboat charter is great for families and groups who want to travel at their own pace around their chosen islands. These charters also offer flexibility while avoiding the costs of a skipper, and allow for variations in itineraries and changes to schedules. Bareboat charters are rewarding experiences and a great chance to use existing skills and qualifications to guide your group around their charter.
Freedom. A BVI bareboat charter is ideal for exploring a variety of destinations and create your own itinerary. On this type of charter, you don’t need any additional crew, so you are free to travel and sail at your own pace stopping at any place which takes your fancy.
Where Can You Sail?
Sailing Itineraries. On a BVI bareboat charter, you can take whichever route you desire, depending on what you what to see and explore. The British Virgin Islands have lots of options for itineraries, depending on whether you want to visit islands, beaches, or resorts.
What Qualifications Or Requirements Are Essential For A BVI Bareboat Charter
Required Qualifications. To go on a BVI bareboat charter at least one person on board should have previous sailing experience and hold the necessary qualifications. Previous experience and a resume is always required and the relevant knowledge of the area and what to look out for.
Happy To Help. Policies vary across countries and even operators in the same region, so it makes sense to check. Whether you are a SailChecker customer or not, we will happily review your qualifications and experience.
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