A charter in the BVI will take you to one of the world’s most desired sailing destinations. This archipelago comprises over 60 islands and cays idyllically known as the BVIs. There has never been such perfection when it comes to sailor’s paradise. Yacht charters present the perfect opportunity to explore its infinite natural beauty.
Great locations abound, making hiking through beautiful trails or visiting day spas easy during a sheltered voyage. The British Virgin Islands is home to almost countless cays to explore, with a beach bar calling your name. Year-round warmth offers relief from cold winter climates and plenty of fun opportunities for water sports enthusiasts, hikers, and divers alike.
Please be advised that visitors entering the BVI, including US and British citizens, must have a valid passport and if required, a valid visa for entry into the Virgin Islands. However, it is not a requirement to have a passport that has at least six months remaining until expiration.
*Note; this information is broad in scope and is not guaranteed; please visit the US Embassy’s page that corresponds with your country of citizenship.
You will have some choices when choosing the type of vessel for your BVI yacht charter. These range from motor yachts, power and sailing catamarans, and traditional sailing monohulls. We have taken the time to produce an article that dives deeper into this and some other beneficial factors at; Caribbean Boat Charters and Get Pointed in the Right Direction.
One very appealing thing about the BVI is how the islands form a necklace around the Sir Francis Drake channel. This allows for more protection from the deep sea, affording smooth sailing conditions and easy access from one destination to another.
Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands and the BVI’s capital. This idyllic paradise has a range of activities for visitors, from dining and shopping to simply lazing about on one of the famed white-sand beaches under the warm sun.
Other attractions include Road Town, which hosts many water sports enthusiasts and offers spectacular views from the high ground of Sagemount National Park in the south. It features scenic hiker paths surrounded by lush greenery.
One of the most popular beaches on the island worth visiting would be Cane Garden Bay, and you’ll find there are chair and umbrella rentals, along with restaurants and bars. The water is calm and transparent, making it perfect for visiting families.
Soper’s Hole, named after former plantation owner McCuthbert Soper in the 18th century, is an anchorage that dreams are made of for sailors; quaint shops and bars line its waterfront area.
One of the best things about Jost Van Dyke is its proximity to other islands in the BVI. Getting there from many locations is quick and easy.
Making it one of those rare places can serve as a great day trip option from either Road Town or any other area of the British Virgin Islands. And though most people come here for its white sand beaches and clear waters, don’t forget what else Jost offers. Especially if you’re sailing on your yacht charter vacation.
You’ll find everything you need for fun times at The Soggy Dollar Beach Bar. Be sure to try its signature drink, followed by plenty of entertainment at Foxy’s until well past midnight.
The serene and charming Anegada Island is set at a low elevation of only ten to fifteen feet above sea level. This contrasts with its mountainous neighbors in the British Virgin Islands yet proves itself an equally stunning place. With around twelve square miles within its borders and a circumference of only six miles, it still has a considerable charm.
Since it’s not volcanic (instead, it rests on top of a massive coral reef), locals call Anegada The Drowned Island.
Yacht charterers often visit here after spending some time exploring neighboring Virgin Gorda before continuing onto another spot for another evening.
Sitting with excellent ease of access, Virgin Gorda is a do not miss for any BVI yacht charter. The island, of volcanic origin, boasts diverse terrain and vegetation.
A mountain range takes up much of its interior area; Gorda Peak National Park lies within these mountains’ shadows. In addition to a coastal region known for pristine beaches and serene bays.
Be sure to visit the Baths. Located at the southwest corner of Gorda, this popular tourist attraction showcases some of nature’s most beautiful creations. The labyrinth formed by giant boulders allows tourists to explore its many wonders, including Devil’s Bay.
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