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British Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Itineraries

Here are some suggested itineraries for yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands

One week from Scrub Island

9 days from Scrub Island

10 days from Road Town including the USVI

Two weeks from Scrub Island

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10 days from Tortola including the USVI

Sopers Hole, Tortola
Sopers Hole, Tortola [Click on the pic for more images of this yacht charter itinerary]

Day 1: Check in and overnight at Wickhams Cay Marina, Road Town

Day 2: Wickham Cay Marina for The Bight, Norman Island. Norman Island is often referred to by the locals as “Treasure Island”, as legends are resplendent with stories of buried pirate treasure. You can stop at the entrance of Norman Island to snorkel The Caves. The sea life is vibrant and it is exciting to snorkel into some of the caves, which are quite shallow. For the divers, “Angelfish Reef” is a good first dive. The Bight is a great anchorage to use some of your water toys - kayak, paddle board, or just float behind the yacht with a drink in hand! The William Thornton, locally known as Willie T's, is the infamous floating pirate ship/restaurant. Ashore is the Pirates Bight bar and restaurant, where you can stroll the beach, enjoy happy hour or enjoy a great menu.

Day 3: Depart the Bight, Norman Island for the Indians – less than 1 nautical mile. Pick up a mooring buoy so you can swim right from the yacht. The Indians is primarily a snorkel and dive spot. The rocks are dark coloured as they protrude above the waterline, but under the waterline is a completely different view! The reef is like a wall of colourful coral, sea fans and tropical fish. Some of the water is 30-40 feet, but the sea life extends all the way to the surface. Depart the Indians for Cooper Island [7NM]. Cooper Island has a white, palm fringed beach for exploring and a restaurant ashore, be sure to check out the rum bar and coffee shop. The scenery is quite unique from the other islands, as it is more open, yet very well protected. You can snorkel along shore just south of the anchorage in 6-8 feet of water over turtle grass. This is an excellent place to view sea turtles and spotted eagle rays. For divers, 100 yards away is the famous “Wreck Alley”. At night, you can see across the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Day 4: Depart Cooper Island for Salt Island, the well-known location of the Wreck of the RMS Rhone. This is a great location for rendezvous diving, where a dive company comes out to the yacht and picks you up. All you need is your “C” Card and a credit card. You can snorkel over and even touch the very beginning of this 1867 wreck. Salt Island is also great for exploring. Ashore are three salt ponds, which belong to the British Crown, but are operated by the local people. You can purchase harvested salt, explore the shore to find several shells, sea glass and various types of rocks. Depart Salt Island for Trellis Bay [8NM]. Trellis Bay is famous for full moon parties, which bring a great party with live music, mocho jumbee stilt dancers, fire jugglers, a delicious BBQ and amazing fireballs! Apart from the monthly full moon parties, Trellis Bay also offers local art created by Aragorn, who owns the art studio there. There is often fresh baked bread loaves which are delicious! On most occasions Trellis Bay is a quiet anchorage without much night life, so you can enjoy the twinkeof the stars and make your own entertainment on board.

Day 5: Depart Trellis Bay for The Baths [6NM]. It is a good idea to leave early so you can secure a prime mooring buoy at The Baths! The Baths are incredible, with huge, house-sized boulders literally piled on top of each other. There are several paths through the boulders that lead to Devil's Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the British Virgin Islands. There is a restaurant bar at the top of The Baths, where you can have an enjoyable lunch with an awesome view and a pool. The highlight of The Baths is definitely the rock climbing/exploring (there are ladders, platforms and ropes to assist), but the snorkelling is also amazing. Depart The Baths for Gorda Sound [9NM]. Gorda Sound, at the north end of Virgin Gorda (also known as the “Fat Virgin”), has several places to go ashore and explore. You should definitely visit Leverick Bay, where you can shop, swim in the pool, enjoy a pirate show during high season and take advantage of spa services.

Day 6: Depart Gorda Sound for The Dogs [6NM], primarily a snorkel and dive stop. The reef is huge, extremely colourful and lively. This would be a great location for a dive. Depart The Dogs for Great Harbor [13NM]. Great Harbor is home of the notorious Foxy’s. Very lively parties can be found several times a year. When the big party isn’t happening, Foxy often plays his guitar live, adlibbing songs as he goes – usually funny songs about anyone in his presence. It’s a great time and the BBQ dinner is excellent! Here you will find a few local establishments that are all just a short walk down the beach. White Bay, with The Soggy Dollar Bar, is also a great choice for the night. Families with children will love the white sand beach.

Day 7: Depart Great Harbor for Sandy Cay or Green Turtle Cay, less than 1 nautical mile. Drop anchor at Sandy Cay or pick up a mooring buoy at Green Turtle Cay. Both offer white, sandy, deserted islands with snorkelling, swimming and exploring. A short hike past hermit crabs and various lizards to the top of Sandy Cay should not be missed! For divers, Little Jost Van Dyke can’t be beat. When conditions are right, you can explore the “Bubbly Pool”. Featured in photo journals and magazine articles around the world, the “Bubbly Pool” is still a somewhat closely guarded secret of Jost Van Dyke. Nature’s jacuzzi, this naturally formed tidal pool is located behind jagged cliffs facing the open ocean from the north. When the north swell is up, this is absolutely a National Geographic experience, as you wade in the pool and fearfully watch as the rolling sea comes at you with full force! Just at the last second, as it looks as if the wave will go straight over you, the unique formation outside the pool prematurely breaks the wave and the resulting “bubbles” fill up the pool. Depart Sandy Cay or Green Cay for Cane Garden Bay, Tortola [6NM]. Cane Garden Bay is completely beach ashore with restaurants and water sports. Quito, a well-known local singer, is great for night-time fun. You can also often find a band playing at Pusser's at Myett's in the centre of the beach. Callwood's Rum Distillery is also located at Cane Garden Bay. There is some snorkelling, but Cane Garden Bay is best for relaxing on the beach and dancing.

Day 8: Depart Cane Garden Bay for St John, USVI. One last short adventure to soak in the Caribbean sun all the way! Reminisce the last week with your group and enjoy a beautiful sail to Cruz Bay, St. John. Here you will find a very artsy and fun village with good shopping, including local pottery, local art work, jewellery and duty-free items. You will clear customs into the United States here.

Day 9: Enjoy a leisurely sail to Francis Bay or Leinster Bay on St. John. Have an afternoon swim, then walk the beach and enjoy a Caribbean sunset.

Day 10: Return to Road Town and disembark

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One week from Scrub Island

Compass Point Marina, St Thomas. The main charter base in the USVI
Scrub Island Resort

Day 1: Overnight at Scrub Island Resort and get to know your boat.

Day 2: Head to Virgin Gorda and the Baths Marine Park for a snorkel or hike to Devil’s Bay through the maze of giant boulders on the beach and grab a bite at Top of the Baths on the way. Make for North Lee Bay, Fallen Jerusalem, for amazing swimming and snorkeling among vibrant marine life. End the day at Virgin Gorda’s “North Sound” and enjoy drinks and dinner at the Leverick Bay Resort and Marina. You can also stock up on water and ice there.

Day 3: Sail to the low-lying coral island of Anegada to see flamingos, salt ponds and white sandy beaches. Try the native lobster and rum smoothies at the Reef Hotel or conch at Big Bamboo, Loblolly Bay.

Day 4: Visit Monkey Point, Guana Island, for amazing snorkeling and turtle spotting. The National Park moorings are still there.

Day 5: Make for Sandy Cay National Park and anchor off White Bay, Jost van Dyke, to visit the array of famous bars. Visit the Soggy Dollar Bar to try their infamous painkiller cocktail, or head to Foxy’s and Corsairs at Great Harbour.

Day 6: Sail to Soper’s Hole and grab a bite to eat at Pusser’s Landing or Omar’s Cafe. Sail around to the Indians Marine Park for snorkeling, near Peter Island, and overnight anchor at Norman Island’s mooring balls at The Bight, Kelly’s Cove, Privateer Bay and Soldier Bay or anchor in deep water at Benures Bay.

Day 7: Explore the caves on Norman Island before sailing to Rhone Marine Park to snorkel over the steamer wreck, RMS Rhone that sank in 1867. Head to Cooper Island and Cistern Point or Hallovers Bay for snorkelling.

Day 8: Back to Scrub Island Resort to disembark.

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9 days from  Scrub Island

Scrub Island Resort
Scrub Island Resort

Day 1: Overnight at Scrub Island Resort and get to know your boat.

Day 2: Enjoy snorkeling at the caves at Norman Island for brilliant underwater exploration. You can use the mooring balls at The Bight, Kelly’s Cove, Privateer Bay and Soldier Bay or anchor in deep water at Benures Bay.

Day 3: Navigate to Virgin Gorda in the morning, explore the large boulders and water caves known as The Baths. Eat at the Top of the Baths restaurant, continue through to Devil’s Bay beach and spend in the night in Gorda Sound. You can dine at the Leverick Bay Resort and Marina in “North Sound”.

Day 4: Take the time to get to know Gorda Sound and sail onwards around Prickly Pear Island to Eustatia Sound, which has fantastic anchorages. Head over to North Lee Bay, Fallen Jerusalem, for vibrant marine life and clear snorkeling.

Day 5: Find healthy coral at the Coral Gardens, Dog Islands. There’s plenty of fish off the Great Dog coast, where you can use the red mooring balls. At George Dog, snorkel on the south-west side and visit Kitchen Point beach.

Day 6: Carry on to Jost Van Dyke, moor at White Bay and swim up to the beach to try one of the famous Painkiller cocktails from the Soggy Dollar Bar. At Great Harbour, Foxy’s and Corsairs beach bar and restaurant are also open for a lively atmosphere.

Day 7: Spend the morning at Jost Van Dyke before heading over to Peter Island to snorkel at the Indians. You can moor at Deadman’s Bay, Whelk Bay, White Bay, Key Bay and Great Harbour.

Day 8: From Peter Island, take your time while heading back to the base for one last night.

Day 9: Back to Scrub Island Resort to disembark

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Two weeks from  Scrub Island

Scrub Island Resort
Scrub Island Resort

Day 1: Overnight at Scrub Island Resort and get to know your boat.

Day 2: Get in a great day of sailing to Peter Island to snorkel the Indians’ underwater paradise. You can find anchorages at Deadman’s Bay, Whelk Bay, White Bay, Key Bay and Great Harbour.

Day 3: Enjoy another BVI top snorkeling spot at the caves, Privateer Bay, Norman Island. Dine at Pirates Bight restaurant or The Club and use mooring balls at Kelly’s Cove and Soldier Bay. It’s nice and peaceful at Benures Bay.

Day 4: You need to visit White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, home to the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, where you can swim up to the beach and relax with a famous Painkiller cocktail. Try Foxy’s, a famous BVI bar, or Corsairs beach bar at Great Harbour too.

Day 5: Head over to Monkey Point, Guana Island, to find vibrant marine life that is perfect for snorkeling.

Day 6: Make your way to the Dog Islands and snorkel at the Coral Gardens to find healthy coral. There’s plenty of fish off the coast of Great Dog, where the red mooring balls are still intact. At George Dog, snorkel on the south-west side and visit Kitchen Point beach.

Day 7: Explore Virgin Gorda in the morning with its large boulders and water caves known as The Baths. Eat at the Top of the Baths restaurant, continue through to Devil’s Bay beach and spend in the night in Gorda Sound. You can dine at the Leverick Bay Resort and Marina in “North Sound”.

Day 8: Spend the day exploring Gorda Sound and sail around Prickly Pear Island to Eustatia Sound, which has beautiful anchorages.

Day 9: Sail to the low-lying coral island of Anegada to see flamingos, salt ponds and white sandy beaches. Try the native lobster and rum smoothies at the Reef Hotel or conch at Big Bamboo, Loblolly Bay. In November, you can join in the fun of the famous two-day lobster festival.

Day 10: Head to Cooper Island and Cistern Point for snorkelling or Hallovers Bay.

Day 11: Head to the Rhone Marine Park to snorkel over the steamer wreck RMS Rhone that sank in 1867. It’s a popular diving spot in the BVIs.

Day 12: Sail to Sandy Cay National Park and then sail onwards to moor at Diamond Cay, Little Jost van Dyke, before heading to Sandy Spit.

Day 13: Head back to base for your final night via Soper’s Hole, where you can grab lunch at Pusser’s Landing or enjoy a coffee with free Wi-Fi at Omar’s Cafe.

Day 14: Back to Scrub Island Resort to disembark.

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