Yachting in the BVI’s
With over 60 islands and cays, constant trade winds, and short leg journeys, The British Virgin Islands archipelago is every sailor’s dream to explore making it the perfect island-hopping destination. With the ability to craft a custom itinerary, have a yacht to yourself, and see parts of the islands only accessible by boat, makes this a dream vacation unlike any other. These islands are regarded as the “Sailing Capital of the Caribbean” and we are sharing the best way to see the territory and experience each major island. Our favorite way to enjoy this aquatic paradise is by boat. As you make your way through the cluster of islands, you realize that each island is unique; Anegada is known for its decadent spiny lobsters, Norman Island for its underwater caving, Jost Van Dyke for its white-sand beaches and more. Travelers looking to explore each island will want to charter a yacht for an authentic Caribbean experience. Imagine dropping anchor and heading ashore to explore at your own pace. That’s next level vacationing. Cocktails at sunset with the Caribbean Sea lapping at the bow is about as tantalizing as it gets.
We have put together a few options for you to explore before taking the plunge into this vacation experience. There are several options and one is bound to float your boat.
- Dream Yacht Charter, the world’s leading charter company, features several options for travelers looking to island-hop. With a 73 boat fleet, travelers may choose from various types of catamarans and monohulls. Just decide if you want a crewed or skippered charter, and don’t forget your sunscreen! We say go for the crewed option and keep enjoying your vacation above deck.
- MarineMax offers numerous skippered and sailing charters, in addition to bareboat charters for seasoned sailors. For a full list of available charters and sailboats, see here.
- For travelers seeking a truly luxurious island-hopping adventure, family operated Voyage Yacht Charters provides guests with various charters to choose from including bareboat, yacht & captain, and even all-inclusive crewed experiences. We like the sound of all of those!
After days of island-hopping, exploring and floating your way through the isles, you may be looking to dock up for a quick break. Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour and Soper’s Hole Wharf & Marina are great options for resting before getting back out on the water.
There is no wrong way to experience The British Virgin Islands, but sometimes the best way to experience the vibrant waters and unforgettable array of experiences is to simply grab the rudder, trim in the sails and navigate your way through these islands yourself. Giving you a below deck experience as well. Call us spoiled, but we are alway are looking for a more relaxing trip, and that means you can fund us above deck aboard a chartered yacht.
(Courtesy of The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission)