Yacht Charter BVI - Dock on Virgin Gorda Island
Sailing in the BVI with Navigare Yachting is family friendly, relaxing, and absolutely stunning!
Experience the freedom of sailing the idyllic Sir Frances Drake Channel at your own pace.
Sail between larger islands and enjoy the attractions of Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke, and Tortola.
Enjoy the island of Anegada, home to famous lobster specialty cuisine.
Embark on a tropical holiday, with stops at the BVI's smaller and more intimate islands and keys, perfect to explore the dramatic beauty of the underwater world, huge variety of tropical fish, pristine coral reefs, and more.
The British Virgin Islands are known as one of the world's perfect sailing sites, and Navigare Yachting offers perfect BVI sailboat charters!
Plan Your Perfect BVI Sailing Holiday with Navigare Yachting
Yacht Charter BVI - Snorkeling in turquoise ocean
Whether you're looking for a long & luxurious holiday or a short tropical getaway, we have BVI yacht charter plans and excursions for you. Choose from a selection of the area's highest standard for catamarans, sailing boats, and crewed yachts, or bareboats for the more experienced sailor.
Best of all, we make BVI charter vacation planning simple and affordable. We offer an extended payment plan – create a payment plan with up to six monthly installments, so you can get the best vacation and the best deal!
Book your charter vacation online, it's convenient and fast – you can review our BVI fleet of charter boats and choose the package that best suits your requirements.
Welcome to Your BVI Yacht Charter Holiday
Sailing the Caribbean is a holiday that can be enjoyed year-round, thanks to gorgeous tropical weather and sailing conditions. The local Navigare Yachting home base is located at East End, on the island of Tortola.
Charter duration is a minimum three days, and typically a full seven days.
Visit our fleet of BVI sailboats and BVI catamaran fleet to learn more, we have a full selection of sailboats, catamarans, luxury crewed catamarans, and bareboats.
We specialize in planning unforgettable sailboat charter BVI excursions for families, groups, and couples. All of our vessels are tops in quality, well maintained, and ready to conduct you on the vacation of a lifetime!
Sailing In the BVI: Island Destinations
Yacht Charter BVI - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - Deadman's Bay (Peter Island)
The British Virgin Islands are known for sensational beaches, epic diving and snorkeling locations, and world class sailing. The most popular BVI sailing destinations are:
- Tortola is the gateway to the archipelago for sailing BVI, the most populated island, and home to Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands.
- Jost Van Dyke is known for its sun splashed beaches, among the most famous and glamorous in the world.
- Virgin Gorda is known for The Baths National Park, an area of stunning & picturesque tidal pools, tunnels, arches, and scenic grottoes that are open to the sea.
- Anegada is the only coral island in the British Virgin Islands, famous for its abundant tropical wildlife and world class snorkeling.
Spotlight On: Road Town, Tortola
Road Town, on the island of Tortola, is the capital of the British Virgin Islands and a celebrated haven for charter yachts. It's an easy going, laid back town, surrounded by secluded white sand beaches.
Due to the marina and a commercial center featuring restaurants, supermarkets, and pharmacies, Road Town has emerged as one of the main locations for bareboating in the Caribbean. The marina is located about a 30-minute drive away from the BVI International Airport; facilities include toilets and shower blocks, villa accommodations, WiFi, and an ATM.
If pristine sheltered harbors, gorgeous & warm white sand beaches, cozy beach side bars, and spectacular snorkeling and diving among shipwrecks thriving with sea life are your ideas of fun, the British Virgin Islands is exactly what you're looking for.
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Remember, we make it easy with our booking payment plan that allows up to six monthly installments. We're ready to thrill you with our BVI catamaran charter, bareboat charter, or crewed yacht charters BVI services – the perfect vacation package is waiting for you!
Weather Conditions for BVI Sailing
Yacht Charter BVI - Sailboats at a marina on Tortola
BVI Seasons & Climate
Winter is the high season for Caribbean sailing. The most popular time of year for visits to the British Virgin Islands is mid-December through mid-April, when the weather and seasonal conditions are optimal.
- High season temperatures average 28°C during the day and down to 20°C at night.
- Pre-high season begins mid-November, with temperatures typically reaching 29°C during the day and down to 22°C at night.
- Summer season begins in June, with higher average temperatures: 30°C or more during the day and down to 23°C at night.
- Humidity in the British Virgin Islands is typically low, due to year-round trade winds.
BVI Hurricane Information & Policy
The Caribbean hurricane season lasts from August until October. In the unlikely event of a hurricane watch or warning for the islands, your charter will be refunded. We'll also be happy to reschedule your charter for a time when the weather is favorable.
Documents Required for Sailing in the BVI and Navigare Yachting BVI Contact Information
All of the below listed documents are required for BVI sailboat charters and must be presented prior to boarding:
- Valid passport
- Copy of the charter contract
- Sailing (or motor boat) license for at least one crew member; a second license is highly recommended
- Crew list, to include names, birth dates, nationalities and passport numbers
Navigare Yachting BVI Yacht Charter Contact Information
Navigare Yachting, British Virgin Islands
James Young Marina, Chalwell Dock
Tortola, East End, Parham Town
Hannif Yusuf – BVI Base & Technical Manager
Mobile: +1 284 346 5643
Avril Hypolite – Client Coordinator
Mobile: +1 284 346 5632
8am to 5pm Monday-Sunday
9am for Sleep Aboards
11am for Noon Starts
Embarkation time: Noon
Disembarkation time: Noon
Additional Information About Sailing in the BVI
Yacht Charter BVI - British Virgin Island
LOCAL LANGUAGE: English
LOCAL CURRENCY: US Dollar; cash, credit cards, and traveler's checks accepted at most restaurants, businesses, and destinations
LOCAL CUISINE: The British Virgin Islands are a major destination for visitors and holiday seekers. Local cuisine tends to be both hearty and spicy, with an emphasis on seafood dishes. However, many of the islands' restaurants cater to visitors, with menus that reflect American, European, or fusion dishes with a tropical twist.
Dining options range from cozy beach cafes, to fine dining restaurants that compare favorably to those in major cities worldwide. Entertainment, including bars, clubs, and performing venues, are available on all of the populated islands. Guests on BVI yacht charters can enjoy truly special dining & entertainment options year-round.
Getting to the British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are located approximately 90 miles east of Puerto Rico and can be reached in a variety of ways. Because Tortola's landing strip is too small for large commercial aircraft, there are no direct flights from any mainland location.
However, you can reach the BVI via four Caribbean hubs, including Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Antigua, and St Martin. There are several carriers that fly to each of these destinations. Depending on your party's size, you can also organize a private air charter from any of the Caribbean Islands; prices are only marginally higher than those for commercial airlines.
There are many airlines that fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico, with connecting small aircraft flights to Tortola. For flights to San Juan, check American Airlines, Air Canada, Jet Blue, Spirit, Delta, US Air, Condor, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Iberia. For connecting flights to Tortola, use Seaborne, Cape Air, or Air Sunshine.
For flights to St Thomas, check American Airlines, Delta, US Air, Continental Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Jet Blue, Air Canada, West Jet, and United Airlines. From St Thomas, you must take a ferry to Tortola. There are three services, each service running three times daily, at similar times. The last ferry departs from St Thomas at 4:15pm. There may be a later service during the high season, but please confirm this with ‘Road Town Fast Ferry’ before you book. Follow this LINK for a sample schedule.
When flying from the UK, the most direct route is typically through Antigua. Virgin and British Airways fly from the UK to Antigua and you will need a connecting small aircraft flight to Tortola, which will be with LIAT. If you are based elsewhere in Europe, both Air France and KLM fly direct to St Martin. From St Martin, you need to fly to Tortola with LIAT.
Book today, it's simple and fast – you can pay for your charter in up to six monthly installments, which makes planning your trip easier and more affordable. Take a closer look at our BVI fleet of charter sailboats, charter catamarans, and charter bareboats, then choose the package that best suits your requirements.
Navigare Yachting has made hundreds of dream vacations come true, we can thrill you too!