A sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands is like none other. Brilliant white sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and turquoise water set the backdrop for adventure and relaxation. Since there are so many beautiful places to see and many activities, it may be challenging to decide what to do. This sample BVI Sailing Itinerary for 10 nights is an excellent place to start your planning.
Begin your 10-night BVI sailing itinerary at Road Town, Tortola. After a brief safety meeting with your captain, set sail to the Bight, Norman Island.
Long ago, Norman Island was said to be a hiding spot for Pirate Booty. It is also said to be the inspiration for the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Today, Norman Island is a safe and scenic place to anchor.
After a leisurely breakfast cooked by your private chef, it’s on to Peter Island.
You may want to stop at the Indians to snorkel or scuba dive on the way there. Peter Island is a private island with a resort. The resort is being renovated after recent hurricanes and is scheduled to open in December 2021.
Sail from Peter Island to Cooper Island, stopping at Salt Island along the way. Once you’ve arrived at Cooper Island, there is a variety of activities at the Cooper Island Beach Club such as sampling local rums at the Rum Bar. Take the dinghy for a short boat ride to Cistern Point, a shallow diving spot on the western side of the island. Snorkel or dive and see ledges and rocky formations that hide marine life such as colorful tropical fish, anemones, tarpon, turtles, stingray, moray eels, and nurse sharks. You could also take the dinghy to the Wreck of the Rhone near Salt Island.
Have your morning coffee and perhaps get in a little stand-up paddleboarding before breakfast. Then, enjoy the scenery as you sail to the Baths, Virgin Gorda. (weather permitting if not take a taxi from Spanish Town to the Baths).
Overnight at anchor near Spanish Town or dock at the marina in Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour.
On day five, you’ll definitely be in an island state of mind. This morning, sail to the Dog Islands for snorkeling, swimming, and paddleboarding. Then, continue on to Leverick Bay. From this anchorage, you can access a variety of restaurants and activities such as
Get an early start to Anegada. There’s a full day’s worth of activities to do here including
Today you’ll sail to Marina Cay. From here, you’ll have a great starting point for the day’s adventures. Take the dinghy to Scrub Island and Great Camanoe. Explore the shallow water around Marina Cay. At night, this area is often lit up by the moored yachts, creating a beautiful view of the undersea world.
Today’s first stop is Monkey Point off Guana Island. Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. After lunch, head to Cane Garden Bay. Spend the day at this gorgeous beach swimming in the clear water, kayaking, snorkeling, and relaxing. Later, when the sun goes down, the activity heats up. Beach bars such as Quito’s Gazebo and Myett’s Garden and Grill serve up food, drinks, and live entertainment.
On day nine, it’s on to Jost van Dyke. On the way, stop at Sandy Cay and Green Cay for some spectacular snorkeling or diving. Anchor at Diamond Cay and visit the Bubbly Pool, a natural Jacuzzi that’s formed as waves fill a small pool with effervescent seawater.
Sail around to Great Harbour and enjoy activities such as
Today enjoy a short sail from Jost van Dyke to Soper’s Hole. Browse the marina’s shops, such as Arawak Surf and Zenaida’s Boutique and stop in for a bite to eat at Omar’s. In the evening, cast a line and try your luck at catching a fish while watching the gorgeous sunset.
As you awake to the last day of your 10-night BVI Sailing Itinerary, take some time to breathe in the salty air and reflect on the memories you’ve made. Enjoy breakfast and sail back to Road Town. Maybe stop for a quick swim at Peter Island’s Deadman’s Bay.
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