A BVI Yacht Charter is the perfect choice for your first crewed yacht charter vacation. As well as your second, third, fourth and fifth. Perhaps the mott oof the Bristish Virgin Islands says it all, "Nature's Best Kept Secret".
Hundreds of Crewed Yacht Charters Are Available: BVI Sailing Yacht Charters, BVI Motor Yacht Charters, BVI Catamaran Charters, BVI Mega Yacht Charters, and BVI Super Yacht Charters. Yet despite all of these charter yachts, there are still places where you can be the only charter boat in the harbor.
Small Sailing Distances: The sailing area stretches only about 35 miles from end to end, and the islands are close together. On a BVI yacht chareter, we typically sail for a couple of hours at a time in protected waters, always within sight of land. That leaves you plenty of time to enjoy all of the activities that make a yacht charter vacation so special - snorkeling, tubing, water skiing, beaching, relaxing, kite boarding, fishing- you can be as active or as passive as you choose.
Smooth Sailing on Calm Waters: The islands are shaped like a necklace in the sea, providing good shelter which translates into calm seas. There's no open ocean sailing.
Off the Beaten Travel Path: Although many people have visited the nearby islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the USVI, few have experienced the "real Virgins" - those off-the-beaten track places that you can only get to on a yacht charter. We like to go to those places that the big cruise ships can't.
Jost Van Dyke: Captivating, quaint, magical, alluring… and beyond fun, Jost Van Dyke is often a favorite of all of our guests. Maybe it’s that long, gorgeous stretch of sugar beach or the barefoot ambiance or the giggle as chickens and cows share your walk with you... or maybe it’s the local libation, the painkiller, which contrary to published claims of its origins, was first imbibed right here. The names of the beach bars alone are enough to lure you here - Ivan's Stress Free Bar, Sydney's Peace and Love, the Soggy Dollar (because you have to swim there and your greenbacks get wet) and of course, the world renowned Foxy's
Virgin Gorda: "The Baths"on Virgin Gorda are probably the most photographed natural site in the Virgins, and they are a wow! House-sized boulders lining a sugar sand beach - you hike inside the grottos for wading and snorkeling and enjoying the sunsplashed views through the cathedral openings to the sky. Sail on, and you'll discover shoreside spas, boutique shopping, beautiful sun-dappled beaches, all shapes and sizes of restaurants and pubs, lovely bays for watersports, and lighthearted welcoming people. And not to be missed, the famous Happy Aaaaarh with Michael Beans.
Peter Island: Another of ten best beaches in the Caribbean - Deadman's Bay. The name is a bit frightful - it's where Bluebeard stranded his traitors with a cutlass and a bottle of rum. But history, or sea tale, aside, it's on the grounds of the Peter Island Yacht Club, and Resort and it's a lovely spot to loll away the afternoon. The Spa at Peter Island is built on its own secluded beach of flour white sand, 150 feet from the water, close enough to hear the waves and high enough to enjoy the astonishing view, bordered by coconut palms and filled with the ever-changing blues of Caribbean sea and sky.
Norman Island: A totally deserted island thought to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." We often anchor in "The Bight" where pirates used to tuck away their ships, getting ready to plunder and pillage. There's still an old pirate ship, affectionately known as the "Willie T", floating at anchor as well as Pirates ashore. And if you yearn for peace and plenty, you can tuck round the point to Benure's Bay where you might be the only charter yacht in the anchorage.
Anegada: The hidden jewel of the BVI. It's the only atoll in the Virgins and is surrounded by coral reef. It hugs the water so closely, you cannot see it until you are almost there. It's sleepy, magically beautiful with beach after beach with nary a footprint in the sand. After the sun sets and the sky is flooded with stars, you'll swear the world has evaporated around you. Anegada is world renowned among fly fisherman for its bone fishing. Guides and flats boats are available. Lobsters plucked fresh from the sea are a specialty on Anegada.
What is the weather in the BVI?
Perpetual summer weather throughout the year with only minimal variation in air and sea temperatures. The average daytime air temperature is about 79 in the winter months and 85 in the summer months.
Can my charter yacht pick me up at any island in the BVI?
Although most BVI yacht charters depart from Tortola, most charter yachts are quite willing to meet you elsewhere. Some of the resorts we pick up at include Peter Island Resort, Biras Creek, Little Dix, Bitter End Yacht Club and Scrub Island.
Can my charter yacht pick me up in St. Thomas?
Due to U.S. Coast Guard regulations, charters with more than six guests cannot pick up or cruise from the USVI (mega yachts are the exception to this rule). Some charter yachts for 6 guests or less will pick up in the USVI whereas others are based only in the BVI.
How do I get to the BVI?
The main island, Tortola, has an airport, and you can also get there via ferry from St. Thomas. Further details are at Getting to the BVI
When is the best time to go to the BVI?
The weather is so consistent on a year-round basis that it really depend on when you want to get away. The busiest times are Christmas, New Year's, February and March so book early for those months. August through October is considered to be the peakk of the hurricane season. Tips on Chartering in the BVI during hurricane season.