Yacht Charter BVI


The Virgin Islands really consist of three main groups. British Virgin Islands or BVI are probably one of the most popular charter yacht locations in the Caribbean. The majority of BVI Yacht Charters start and end in the capital Tortola.

The British Virgin Islands is the classic Caribbean charter yacht location. It is really great either for sailing or a motor boat charter vacation. The advantages are that it is very safe to sail around. They have some of the greatest and most beautiful anchorages to take your sailboat to, making it just one of the best charter destinations in the world.

These lovely bays have great waterfront water front bars and restaurants. The gentle sailing is ideal if you are not into serious and adrenaline level sailing. The various islands have the best snorkeling and diving.

Along with stunning postcard beaches. Hard to believe that privateers and pirates used this place to attach gold laden Spanish galleons, well perhaps not!

The Virgin Islands are probably one of the premier charter yachting destinations in the world. My mate Steve loved it so much he never went home. And after several visits I have to say it was probably a smart decision, and I have had some great sailing there.

The British Virgin Islands is made up of approximately 50 volcanic islands, islets and cays to sail around, and to visit. Shoreside is equally attractive, no high rise and excessive commercialism here. The best part is that this is no end destination for mass tourism, most people here come by sea or ferry. That is why you take Yacht Charter BVI.

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The largest island in BVI is Tortola Island with an area of just 26 square kms, and also it has the largest population. The island also has a load of shops, top end and low end for tourist. There are also many restaurants covering most tastes and budgets, and there are hotels and a large number of yacht charter operators. There is also some room to have some very nice rain forest as well.

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The main British Virgin Islands yacht charter season starts in November and runs through to July. The main high season runs from mid-December through to March. This is when the American and European snowbirds arrive, and rightly so, to escape the cold winters Hurricane season starts from around late July through to early October, and whilst hurricanes are relatively rare, they are possible.

This is actually the cheapest time to charter in the Caribbean and the British Virgin Islands. As well as running the risk of encountering a tropical storm or hurricane, the period also often means light winds and calms, hardly good sailing weather. The British Virgin Islands shoulder season therefore runs from April to July, and this is a really good time to take a BVI yacht charter, as the islands have less shore based visitors, the weather is settled and warm, and you will get steady and warm sailing breezes on your Yacht Charter BVI.

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The second largest island is Virgin Gorda, whoch is blessed with spectacular scenery and an area of just 8 square kms. Some of the other BVI islands that make up the group include Jost Van Dyke, Great Camanoe, Norman, Peter, Salt, Cooper, Ginger, Dead Chest and Anegada. Jost Van Dyke island is a major BVI yacht charters anchorage.

There a myriad of small bars lining the beach at Great Harbor. Many of the smaller islands are less crowded with commercialism and have perhaps a single hotel or one or two restaurants or even better are completely uninhabited. Most of the BVI islands such as Peter Island, have really great BVI Yacht Charters anchorages for charter yachts and are perfect for a relaxing night.

Yacht Charter BVI Trivia

Have you heard about the Bitter End Yacht Club? then why not go and visit. The Bitter End Yacht Club is an institution that is part of any sailing itinerary. Visit them here. 

The local music style is known as Fungi, and you thought it was a mushroom!

Founder of the Virgin group, Richard Branson, naturally would own a Virgin Island, in this case Necker Island

Dead Chest is actually a cay on which that infamous pirate Blackbeard is belived to have marooned 15 rebellious crew, armed each with just a cutlass and a flask of rum? 15 men on a dead man’s chest………you know how it goes! More about sailing yacht charters and Yacht Charter BVI