Yacht Charter BVI - Rated as one of the world’s top sailing destinations
Along with some superb sailing and idyllic protected anchorages a yacht charter, flotilla vacation or sailing schools course in the BVI guarantees as much fun as you can handle – it’s the destination of choice for those who like a party as much as they like to sail.
Imagine tranquil turquoise waters lapping softly against the hull of your yacht, while you will be watching a school of tropical fish crossing the sea below you. Live your dream; white-sand beaches fringed with towering palm trees and dotted with enticing beach bars are just a few of the best things you will enjoy in the British Virgin Islands. There are also plenty of places that remain uninhabited and waiting to be explored - are you ready?
Why Sail in the BVIs
Steady Trade Winds.
The alluring promise of steady trade wind sailing a limited development of restaurants and marinas, plus line-of-sight navigation between the 33-odd islands still make the British Virgin Islands Sailing Itinerary (BVI) a true sailor’s favorite; windy, but not too windy, and never far from a rum punch. This is quintessential chartering territory, a playground where you can expect a certain laid-back ‘Britishness’.
The small tidal range – a mere 12in (30cm) – and the sheltered waters mean that even novice sailors can enjoy island hopping from Tortola, although many more experienced sailors also travel to the islands each year to relax and lazily crisscross the Sir Francis Drake Channel without the hassles of customs clearance. Passages between the islands can take as little as half an hour and rarely more than three hours.
Where to Sail
The British Virgin Islands Sailing Itinerary’s largest and most developed island includes the chain’s airport (strictly on Beef Island) and is home to a bustling capital Road Town. Here you will find plenty of well-stocked shops selling provisions and souvenirs.
The small settlement of West End has a busy little ferry terminal for vessels going to and from Jost Van Dyke, as well as the US Virgin Islands’ St Thomas and St John.
Tortola’s eastern end is a mix of steep mountains, remote bays and thickly settled West Indian communities. Art and surfing take pride of place.
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Combine your sailing holidays with a wide range of sea and land activities, such as diving, snorkelling, fishing, surfing and hiking and make the most of this stunning area.