British Virgin Islands Yacht Charter
The British Virgin Islands offer easy tropical cruising and a variety of island lifestyles. The best time of year for yacht chartering in the BVI is from November to April.
There are six good reasons why the British Virgin Islands are the most popular cruising grounds in the Caribbean: Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Norman Island, Peter Island, Cooper Island and Virgin Gorda. This necklace of gem-like islands is strung along Drake Passage, a protected channel whose steady winds and spectacular views make it one of the world’s great sailing venues. Numerous bareboat fleets, both sail and power, are headquartered on Tortola, while virtually every luxury charter yacht passes through the BVI at some point in the season. There are several modern marinas, but stunning anchorages are among the BVI’s chief attractions.
The must-see spots get busy during the winter season, and it’s best to hit them early so you can stay and play all day. They include the wreck of the Rhone off little Salt Island, where divers delight in the bones of the 310-foot Royal Mail Ship that sank in 1867, and The Baths – a garden of giant, semi-submerged boulders at Virgin Gorda’s south end. Evening activities such as bending an elbow at Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke and the “Willy T” floating bar off Norman Island are equally popular. But the BVI’s broad beaches and uninhabited, sandy cays provide a beautiful natural balance.
Read Chris Caswell’s story, Power to the Virgins
Yachts available for charter in the British Virgin Islands:
Yachts for charter in the British Virgin Islands.