Experience a BVI Sailing Itinerary 14-day adventure. Whether it’s your first sailing vacation to the British Virgin Islands or if you are a frequent visitor, one week is not enough. This allows you to visit (or re-visit) the best of the BVI. Each island has its personality and vibe.
If you’ve sailed before, you’ll know that flexibility is vital as the winds often dictate the route. If you’ve never sailed before, get ready for an incredible adventure.
This sample itinerary gives you an idea of what to expect, from secluded anchorages to lively beach bars.
After arriving at your yacht, you will meet the crew you’ve probably already met virtually in person. They will greet you with a chilled beverage, and after a brief safety meeting, you’ll set sail on your 14-day BVI sailing itinerary. Your first destination is the Indians for snorkeling, and then to Norman Island, where you’ll anchor at Bight Bay for the night.
Dinghy to shore and explore the hiking trails on Norman Island. Keep an eye out for pirate booty, as this island is said to be the inspiration for Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Enjoy your first dinner aboard, tailored just for you by your chef. Or, if you prefer, go ashore and have dinner at the Pirate’s Bight Restaurant. And whether you dine aboard or ashore, make sure to tender over to Willy T’s for a tropical cocktail and some island-style fun.
Sleep in or wake early; it’s up to you. While starting your day with a made-to-order breakfast, discuss your plans for the day. The first stop could be the Caves at Norman Island for snorkeling before heading to Cooper Island. On the way, stop snorkeling at the Wreck of the Rhone, just off Salt Island. Besides offering a beach, Cooper Island has a Rum Bar, restaurant, coffee shop, and boutique.
Another day of adventure awaits as you make your way to Virgin Gorda. It’s a short sail to the Baths, where if the conditions are right, the captain will tender you to the drop-off point, or you can snorkel ashore.
Explore the Baths and snorkel at Devil’s Bay National Park. While there, visit the Top of the Baths for a snack and some shopping. Try a Pina Colada at Mad Dogs.
From the Baths, it is a short sail to Spanish Town. Your yacht will use either anchor off Spanish Town or dock per your request at the Marina in Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour. Here there are many things to see and do, such as
On the way to Leverick Bay this morning, stop at the Dog Islands for snorkeling, swimming, and paddleboarding. Afterward, continue to Leverick Bay. There’s a lot to see and do in this area, such as
By day six, you’ve probably mastered the fine art of doing nothing. This morning you’ll set out on a 2-hour sail from North Sound to Anegada. Once you arrive, you might spend the day exploring Anegada’s unusually flat landscape. It stands in contrast to the other mountainous islands in the BVI.
Although you may fall in love with Anegada and not want to leave, your captain will set sail for Marina Cay on day eight. Don’t worry, however, because there’s still plenty to see and do in the British Virgin Islands. Activities around Marina Cay include:
Leave Trellis Bay for a short sail to Cane Garden Bay, stopping at Guana Island to snorkel if you choose. Moor at Cane Garden Bay and throw the water toys overboard for a fun afternoon. In the evening, have dinner on your yacht or go ashore to sample the menus at the many restaurants and bars.
Today you sail to Diamond Cay, Jost van Dyke. On the way, stop at Green Cay and Sandy Cay to snorkel. This gorgeous area is where you may see manta rays, sharks, and sometimes dolphins. Other activities include
Leave Diamond Cay and sail to Great Harbour. Great Harbour and nearby White Bay have some excellent bars and upbeat nightlife.
Say goodbye to Jost van Dyke and travel to Soper’s Hole. This is an excellent anchorage with several restaurants.
On the last full day on your yacht, journey from Soper’s Hole to Peter Island. Visiting this island is the perfect way to bring your BVI Sailing Itinerary 14-day Adventure to a close. Put off packing your bags until later because there’s still much to do.
As you awake to the last day of your BVI Sailing Itinerary 14-day adventure, take some time to breathe in the salty air and reflect on your memories. Enjoy breakfast and sail back to Road Town.