British Virgin Islands – BVI

North Sound, Virgin Gorda, BVI

British Virgin Islands Yacht Charters

Fondly known as the BVI and also known internationally as the yacht charter capital a sailors’ paradise,with 60 plus islands and cays. Yacht chartering in the British Virgin Islands is to enjoy the Caribbean complimented by excellent marinas, restaurants, anchorages with mooring buoys that are well maintained, hiking trails, spas and dive shops all within easy reach in a protected sailing environment.

The islands form a necklace of islands and cays strung along Sir Francis Drake Channel between Puerto Rico and St. Kitts. Sailing is line of sight on most occasions within this necklace of islands with the option to enjoy the open ocean if one chooses to do so. This fact makes it a very popular yacht charter destination for many beginners who get to enjoy the sailing experience combined with great beaches in calmer seas in an un-spoilt setting with a high standard of living with the Caribbean mellow life style. Many of the islands are rich with indigenous fauna, including red-legged tortoises and Anegada iguanas,.

Everywhere you go in the British Virgin Islands, the sea is there calling to you. It is an ocean of adventure to experience, and your constant traveling companion. Whether you’re throwing out your jib sail and crisscrossing the Sir Francis Drake channel, descending the depths to explore a century-old shipwreck, snorkeling the abundant reefs, hooking into a world-class marlin or simply soaking in the radiant sun and wide skies, the British Virgin Islands has a secret to share.

White sand beaches, many that are palm fringed, turquoise waters and friendly, warm-hearted people throughout these sixty idyllic islands. Experiencing the British Virgin Islands is to do so by yacht, either on a bareboat or crewed yacht charter over at least one week which just gives you a taste of the area.

 


Complete listing of our Crewed Charter Yachts in the BVI:

 


Popular British Virgin Islands:

Anegada

 


Climate

The annual climate for the Virgin Islands is perfect for vacationing year-round. The islands share a sub-tropical climate where summer temperatures average between 79 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures average between 72 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Even during its hottest months, the islands benefit from constant trade winds which cool the island. Average monthly rainfall is 100mm.

 


British Virgin Islands – General Information

  • Capital:Road Town
  • Population: 27,800
  • Area: 60 islands of 153 km2, or 59 sq mi
  • Currency: US dollar. The majority of restaurants and shops accept cash, travelers checks, and major credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard and American Express.
  • Language: The primary language is English, although there is a local dialect. Spanish is spoken by immigrants from the Dominican Republic.
  • Political status: internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
  • Religion: Overwhelmingly Christian (84%) with the largest individual Christian denominations being Methodist (23%), Anglican (12%), Church of God (11%) and Catholic (9%).Muslims constitute approximately 1.2% of the population according to Word Religion Database 2005.
  • Economy: The “twin pillars” of the economy are tourism and financial services. Politically, tourism is the more important of the two, as it employs a greater number of people within the Territory, and a larger proportion of the businesses in the tourist industry are locally owned, as are a number of the highly tourism-dependent sole traders (for example, taxi drivers and street vendors). Tourism accounts for 45% of national income. The islands are a popular destination for U.S. citizens.Substantial revenues are also generated by the registration of offshore companies.
  • Demographics: The majority of the population (83%) are Afro-Caribbean, descended from the slaves brought to the islands by the British. Other large ethnic groups include those of British and other European origin. The 2004 Census reports:83.4% African, 7% European/Caucasian, 9.6% Others (Indian, Carib, Amerindian and mixed).
  • Telecommunications: The international dialing code for the BVI is +1-284 followed by seven digits.On the island, use the seven digits alone.Time zone: AST (UTC-4).
  • Visa Regulations: Persons from certain countries must apply for a visa at the nearest British Embassy before traveling to the BVI. Click Here for more information.