In addition to space and comfort, catamarans can more easily get closer to the beaches and anchorages that are not deep.
Selecting a catamaran for your BVI sailing vacation will allow you to visit the many beautiful anchorages. In addition to reefs and other areas with incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities.
Destinations such as Brewer’s Bay, The Baths, and Cistern Point are just a few places your catamaran can take you.
Nature’s Little Secret, as the British Virgin Islands is called, is nearly no longer a secret. Moreover, it is one of the most popular catamaran charter areas in the Caribbean, if not the most popular. We love it because the sailing distances are short between islands. This means you can visit at least two different locations each day if you wish to do so.
For example, if you depart Nanny Cay Marina at Noon, a short sail takes you to the Indians for snorkeling or scuba diving. Then continue into the Bight at Norman Island for an overnight. There you can visit the decadent Willy T’s for some revelry.
After a swim and breakfast, motor over to the Caves for some snorkeling. Continue onto Peter Island’s Deadman’s Bay with its incredible beach, coconut trees, and snorkeling. Weather permitting, you can enjoy the night here or continue onto Cooper Island. The choice is yours.
These islands, activities, bars, restaurants, and delightful white-sand beaches are within easy reach. Here’s a link to a sample BVI Sailing Itinerary to experience your BVI Catamaran Charters.
The British Virgin Islands is arguably most famous for its many excellent destinations, all within a reasonable distance from each other. Let’s explore some of those destinations further.
Jost Van Dyke sits right within the “necklace of islands” in the BVI’s smooth sailing area. The island is known for its yacht anchorages, like the sheltered bay at Great Harbour. Casual bars and restaurants are on the sandy beaches and surrounding White Bay.
The Bubbly Pool is a naturally foaming sea pool in Jost Van Dyke’s northeast region. One of the more popular things to do is an anchor at White Bay, where you can swim right into the beach and enjoy a cocktail at The Soggy Dollar.
Many visitors “including myself” consider Virgin Gorda one of the most beautiful destinations in British Virgins. Discover the boulder-strewn shore called The Baths and the most prominent summit on Virgin Gorda, Gorda Peak.
The Baths are a must-see for those who haven’t been before. Large rocks surround it, creating a breathtaking natural grotto-like environment for you to explore. Snorkeling is also excellent at The Baths.
Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands. It is where travelers can find beaches and plenty of activities to keep themselves busy, from eating out at restaurants to shopping in one of many marketplaces. The capital city, Road Town, has a dock area where boats are stationed for docking or heading off on another voyage at any given time.
There are various hiking trails and an overlook point near Sage Mountain National Park. While there, you may want to visit Cane Garden Bay for a day of lying in the sun and hitting one of the many beach bars and restaurants. No doubt, there’s plenty to do on Tortola.
You’ll have two different types of Catamaran Charters in the BVI. That being sailing catamarans and power catamarans. Let’s jump into the benefits of each so you can make a more informed decision.
A power catamaran has the advantage of a multi-hull design. These boats often have two smaller, lighter engines; this minimizes fuel usage while providing an efficient way of traveling while you’re out at sea or sailing along coastal waters.
With slimmer hulls compared to those found on traditional monohull designs, these cats can get good fuel mileage and offer speeds comparable with other motor yachts.
These catamarans have both engine propulsion as well as utilize sailing. They are pretty popular for BVI yacht charters as the different destinations are fairly quickly within reach. Sailing catamarans also have a lot of functionality, as do power catamarans.
You can see why they are trendy with trampolines for lying in the sun, dual swim platforms, and a flybridge lounge area.
Some top-rated sailing catamaran builders are Fountaine Pajot and Lagoon, with their surprisingly spacious Lagoon 56 and Lagoon 62 models. In addition, there are the Lagoon 77 and the Lagoon 63 power catamaran. Sunreef also has new models like the Sunreef 80 sailing catamaran.
Each year new sailing and power catamaran yachts are launched. Some new boats are available for charter in the British Virgin Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands.
These are all newer yachts you can charter in the Virgin Islands.
Browse the following sailing and power catamaran options for a British Virgin Islands Vacation.