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The Charter Area
The British Virgin Islands comprise the main isles of Tortola
and Virgin Gorda and around sixty smaller atolls including Jost Van
Dyke, Anegada and the resort islands of Necker and Peter; all of
which are part of the Caribbean Leeward Islands. The BVI has some of
the best known sailing waters in the World; attracting thousands of
private yachts and boats who come to explore the secrets of the
island chain. Gems such as Norman (the inspiration for the novel
"Treasure Island") and Cooper are waiting to be explored.
BVI boat charter allows you to enjoy what is arguably the finest
sailing destination in the world. With near-constant trade winds,
easy line-of-sight navigation and short leg voyages between islands,
it is a favorite of novice and seasoned sailors alike. With
year-round balmy temperatures, lush green hillsides and dazzling
white sandy beaches, a lively party atmosphere and genuine Caribbean
welcome from locals, the BVI is a perfect yacht charter vacation
During your British Virgin Islands yacht
charter, sail to the Caves, the Indians, Fallen Jerusalem or Monkey
Point to see tropical aquatic life by snorkel or scuba. Easily hop
between uninhabited islands, resorts and beachside villages, dining
at waterside restaurants and shopping at local boutiques. The
British Virgin Islands are also known for some of the best beach
bars in the world, including the Soggy Dollar Bar and Foxy’s on Jost
Van Dyke. Whether you want to relax or meet the locals, the BVIs
offer choice and well-equipped marinas.
• Season •
The main season runs from November
through to the end of June. High season is limited to the two
holiday weeks over Christmas/New Year. August, September and October
are the Caribbean hurricane season and I don't recommend you
charter during these months.
• Weather • Climate • Wind •
The BVI enjoy a tropical climate, tempered by easterly trade winds
with relatively low humidity. There is little seasonal temperature
variation with a minimum daily average of 28C through to a maximum
of 31C The rainy season runs from May to November.
You can check out the detailed climate of the BVI
• 10 day itinerary from Road Town •
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
See more details of this and other itineraries for your
BVI yacht charter here
• Onshore Don't Miss •
Take a tour of the island. Hire a taxi and go for a drive through
many of the steep hills.
Brandywine Bay. Taxi out to this
Tortola restaurant for one of the best fine dining experiences in
the BVI. With stunning views, lush décor and a mouthwatering array
of Mediterranean cuisine, Brandywine is an excellent setting for
celebrating a special occasion or simply commemorating your first or
last night in Tortola. Popular menu items include Moules a la
Mariniere (steamed mussels in white wine), lobster and fennel salad,
lamb shank and filet mignon.
Explore North Shore. Take a taxi
out to the north shore and explore an array of beautifully secluded
beaches like Smuggler’s Cove and Long Bay Beach.
Gear up, lock in and whiz through the hills overlooking Tortola on a
fun-filled zip line tour. It’s a thrilling experience that’s perfect
for the entire family.
• Marine Wildlife •
The Caribbean sea is rich in marina
wildlife. There's a great chance you might meet friendly dolphins.
Bottlenose, Fraser, spotted and spinners all live here. Twenty six species of whales
exist in the Caribbean including pilot whales, sperm whales, false
Orcas and humpbacks.
Six of the seven species of turtle make the Caribbean their home
including green turtles, hawksbills, leatherbacks and
loggerheads. There are great opportunities for snorkelling over coral
reefs that abound with exotic fish. You might see queen angelfish,
rock beautys or the stoplight parrotfish
Clockwise from the top left; Bottlenose Dolphin; Loggerhead Turtle;
Pilot Whales; Stoplight Parrotfish
• Charter Bases • Wickhams Cay II, Road Town, Tortola
Wickhams Cay lies in the heart of Road Harbor. It offers
air-conditioned washrooms with showers, fuel, water, free WiFi, ice
and is a short walk from one of the largest supermarkets in Tortola.
Scrub Island Resort
To get to Scrub Island Resort it’s just a short walk or two-minute
taxi ride from the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport to the
Trellis Bay ferry dock where you can catch the free shuttle service
to Scrub Island.
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