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Sail the gorgeous & warm waters of the Caribbean, with a professional BVI yacht charter. Enjoy crystal clear turquoise waters, unspoiled white sand beaches, superb snorkeling, and a world-famous vacation destination with excellent restaurants and a relaxed, fun-loving atmosphere!

The luxurious British Virgin Islands include more than 60 sun-and-sand islands located in the northeast part of the Caribbean Sea. All these islands are breathtaking epitomes of paradise, with warm tropical weather year-round. Consistent trade winds and line-of-sight navigation make the British Virgin Islands one of the best sailing locations in the world. The British Virgin Islands are known for sensational beaches, epic diving and snorkeling locations, and world class sailing. 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!

Sailing the Caribbean in Style

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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, 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

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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 Sailing 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 Road Town, 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

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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.

Yacht Charter British Virgin Islands

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

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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

Required Documents

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 is not required but sailing experience is highly recommended
  • Crew list, to include names, birth dates, nationalities and passport numbers

 

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Navigare Yachting BVI Yacht Charter Contact Information

Navigare Yachting, British Virgin Islands

Village Cay Marina
Road Town, Tortola

Compton Wintz - Country manager BVI 
Mobile: +1 284 346 5643
Email: compton@navigare-yachting.com

Avril Hypolite – Client Coordinator
Mobile: +1 284 346 5632
Email: avril@navigare-yachting.com

Patrice Bridgelal – Client Coordinator Assistant
Mobile: + 1 284 346 5711
Email: patrice.bridgelal@navigare-yachting.com

 

BUSINESS HOURS
8am to 5pm Monday-Sunday
BRIEFING HOURS
9am for Sleep Aboards
11am for Noon Starts
EMBARKATION HOURS
Embarkation time: Noon
Disembarkation time: Noon

 

Additional Information About Sailing in the BVI

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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.

Yacht Charter British Viirgin Islands

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!

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Sailing in British Virgin Islands - Itineraries

Sail away to beautiful British Virgin Islands in one of our amazing iteneraries.

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Navigare Yachting, British Virgin Islands

Base Tortola

Village Cay Marina
Road Town, Tortola

Compton Witz– Country Manager BVI
Mobile: +1 284 346 5643
Email: compton@navigare-yachting.com

Avril Hypolite – Client Coordinator
Mobile: +1 284 346 5632
Email: avril@navigare-yachting.com

Patrice Bridgelal – Client Coordinator Assistant
Mobile: + 1 284 346 5711
Email: patrice.bridgelal@navigare-yachting.com

Post Irma sailing route - Itinerary 1

Post Irma times sailing in the BVI is quite different. It is recommended to those sailing enthusiasts who want to enjoy peace, and the atmosphere of BVI as it was a long time ago before being overpopulated by tourists as well as the ones who enjoy intact nature with few tourists!

Hodges Creek – Nice bay on south of the Cooper Island

DAY 1: Sailing Tortola - Cooper Island

Experience the Baths like it was 30 years ago. With very few visitors the stop offers a unique experience. This is a must stop winter 2017/18. Lunch on the buoy and then continue up to Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda. Leverick bay is already in November 2017 operational and have food and drinks. It will most probably have water supply in December 2017.

DAY 2: Cooper Island – The Baths

Irma’s effect on Anegada was limited. Loblolly bay and Cow Wreck Bay is open for business.

DAY 3: Leverick Bay – Anegada

Scrub should be open for Christmas, but call/email ahead and book to make sure it is open. It should then also have water. If Scrub is not open, I suggest stopping by Leverick Bay to fill water, perhaps to spend a day longer in Anegada.

DAY 4: Anegada - Scrub Island

Beautiful beach and night anchorage.

DAY 5: Scrub Island – Guana Island

Foxy`s is open for business and offers a nice beach and good afternoon party. Most probably will Soggy Dollar and Ivan`s be open as well in White Bay for Christmas.

DAY 6: Guana Island – Great harbor, Jost Van Dyke

Pirates club will be open for business in December. Day stop at the caves on Norman Island. Another water possibility is West End/Sopers Hole, which should be up and running by Christmas. Pusser`s in West End is already in operation.

DAY 7: Jost Van Dyke – Norman Island, The Bight

Norman Island – Back to base, Hodges Creek

DAY 8: Norman Island – Back to base, Hodges Creek

7 DAYS - Itinerary 2

Suggested sailing itinerary: The Caribbean

7 DAYS The Caribbean sailing route

The 7-day sailing route that includes Norman Island, Cooper Island, Trellis Bay, Virgin Gorda, Peter Island and much more.

DAY 1

Your Caribbean journey starts at a place called The Bight (Norman Island). To get to there, you will have to pass the Sir Francis Drake Channel and two islands, The Indians and the Pelican Island. The Bight offers you everything you could need to start the journey: a well protected area with good anchorage spots, a couple of restaurants (most popular being Pirates and Willy-T) and sport activities. From there, we suggest you visit The Caves, a national park nearby rich with sea life that you can explore by snorkeling. Head back to The Bight for an overnight stay.

DAY 01: The Bight (Norman Island)

DAY 2

The next stop is The Indians, a nearby island that you passed by the day before. You will be amazed by the beautiful natural rock formations and rich sea life (time to go snorkeling again!). On your way to the Cooper Island, visit The Wreck of The Rhone close to the Salt Island for more sea life exploration. Your anchorage spot for the night is in Manchioneel Bay close-by. There you can enjoy more water sport activities or just relax by the beach in a restaurant.

DAY 02: The Indians – Cooper Island

DAY 3

Going once again through the Sir Francis Drake Channel, you will approach Virgin Gorda, an island which you will explore in several locations. You will moor in The Baths, from where you can explore the “eighth wonder of the world” as some people like to call it: it is the sea area around the island, with many tunnels, caves and rock formations. After The Baths, continue sailing towards Trellis Bay, where your anchorage spot for the night will be. Once there, you can enjoy in gastronomic offer and the local nightlife. If you want to spend some quiet time, we suggest anchoring in the Marina Cay.

DAY 03: The Baths (Virgin Gorda) – Trellis Bay

DAY 4

Moving to your next stop on Virgin Gorda, North Sound. On your way there, we suggest you stop by the Dogs islets, a national park with rich sea life and abundant nature. At North Sound you will find numerous gastronomic and nautical offers as there are many restaurants and marinas. Some of the iconic places are Bitter End Yacht Club, Leverick Bay, Saba Rock and Birds Creek. Besides that, you can spend some time enjoying the surroundings: you could go turtle spotting or just lay back and relax.

DAY 04: North Sound (Virgin Gorda)

DAY 5

Moving to your next stop on Virgin Gorda, North Sound. On your way there, we suggest you stop by the Dogs islets, a national park with rich sea life and abundant nature. At North Sound you will find numerous gastronomic and nautical offers as there are many restaurants and marinas. Some of the iconic places are Bitter End Yacht Club, Leverick Bay, Saba Rock and Birds Creek. Besides that, you can spend some time enjoying the surroundings: you could go turtle spotting or just lay back and relax.

DAY 05: North Sound (Virgin Gorda)

DAY 6

The next destination, Jost Van Dyke, is the farthest one to sail to, so we suggest you first stop at the national park Monkey Point (Guana Island) to enjoy the crystal sea, hot sun and local wildlife. Continue your journey towards Jost Van Dyke, where you will anchor for the night. It is a great family-friendly place where you can enjoy a nice dinner while watching the sunset. The most iconic places are Foxy and Soggy Dollar Bar.

DAY 06: Jost Van Dyke

DAY 7

On your last day of sailing, it is time to get some gifts and souvenirs! That you can do at Soper’s Hole. After that, continue to Deadman’s Bay (Peter Island) to enjoy the last glimpse of Caribbean wonders. Feel free to climb to the top in order to view the islands from above, but make sure you don’t stay there for the night as it can be unsafe. Great Harbor is a better anchorage spot and it will give you a quieter ambiance in a local atmosphere.

DAY 07: Soper’s Hole – Deadman’s Bay (Peter Island) – Great Harbor

DAY 8

On the last day you can explore the rich sea life, as there are a lot of reefs and tropical fish. After that, disembark across the channel at Joma Marina in Road Town.

DAY 08: Disembarkation

7 DAYS - Itinerary 3

Suggested sailing itinerary: BVI

7-day Itinerary

People all over the world dream of sailing the British Virgin Islands, one of the world's most exclusive and famous yacht charter destinations. Navigare Yachting brings the islands to you, with our amazing BVI charter yacht vacations. Gorgeous warm weather, cobalt blue tropical waters, brilliant white sand beaches, secluded coves and romantic cays – experience them all on a BVI sailing holiday.

Check out this sample BVI sailing holiday itinerary and see what you could be experiencing:

Your Sailing Charter BVI Vacation Is Waiting for You!

Book online right now and you'll not only enjoy the best rates, you can use our exclusive payment plan that allows you to pay for your yacht holiday in up to six convenient monthly installments. So what are you waiting for?

Visit the Navigare Yachting fleet page to review our large selection of boats and dates available. This is your chance to enjoy a true sailing vacation, with the best yacht charter provider in the business!

From our base at Road Town, you'll sail east and enjoy a stop at The Baths, a world famous sailing landmark. Natural granite boulders descend dramatically into the sea, creating an epic destination to explore. There's a restaurant and bar at the top of The Baths and a scenic trail that winds down to Devil's Bay. A brief sail northward ends at Spanish Town, which hosts lovely shopping and waterfront dining options.

DAY 01: Road Town to Spanish Town

The journey to Virgin Gorda is a lazy and fun sail towards the Gorda Sound, down the length of the gorgeous island. You'll pass through Savannah Bay and enter a beautiful, sheltered sound surrounded by wonderful places to play, including scenic reefs and tiny islands. This is an ideal area for swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and exploring. When night falls, go ashore to sample the island's dining and entertainment delights, or anchor for a romantic evening beneath the stars.

DAY 02: Spanish Town to Virgin Gorda

The island of Anegada is only 15 short miles away, along a glorious route of blue water sailing that lets you thrill amid the endless sun & sea. Anegada is a flat coral atoll, the only feature of its kind in the BVI. The location is almost totally pristine, with an amazing variety of island and undersea wildlife. Nature lovers can't miss Anegada and its amazing flamingos and ground iguanas.

DAY 03: Virgin Gorda to Anegada

Curving around to the east end of Tortola, rustic Trellis Bay is an appealing small village destination. Scrub Island and Guana Island offer sightseeing and recreation along the beaches. This is a day for exploring, playing in the water, and relaxing beneath the warm sun.

DAY 04: Anegada to Trellis Bay

Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the four main British Virgin Islands but it's the most densely packed with sights and adventures. At Great Harbour and White Bay, you'll enjoy some of the most fun bars, restaurants, and nightlife in the islands, sipping tropical cocktails and swimming by day, listening to live music in a festive atmosphere by night. Nature lovers will enjoy the scenic hike into the rain forested hills above Great Harbour.

DAY 05: Trellis Bay to Jost Van Dyke

The Narrows is the beautiful area of sea that separates Tortola from St. John. You'll thread the needle between Great Thatch and Little Thatch Islands, then curve southeast toward Norman Island – this quaint destination is said to be the inspiration for Treasure Island. There are dozens of secluded coves and sunny bays to explore, and the warm waters are teeming with marine wildlife. This is a diving and snorkeling can't-miss destination.

DAY 06: Jost Van Dyke to Norman Island

It's your last day of sailing the unforgettable British Virgin Islands and there's still an adventure or two to be had. A stop at Peter Island is one last opportunity to explore sun-splashed bays, coves, and reefs. It's a short route and you can take your time returning to base, or arrive and explore Tortola to your heart's content.

DAY 07: Norman Island to Road Town

7 DAYS - Itinerary 4

Suggested sailing itinerary: BVI

7-day Itinerary

People all over the world dream of sailing the British Virgin Islands, one of the world's most exclusive and famous yacht charter destinations. Navigare Yachting brings the islands to you, with our amazing BVI charter yacht vacations. Gorgeous warm weather, cobalt blue tropical waters, brilliant white sand beaches, secluded coves and romantic cays – experience them all on a BVI sailing holiday.

Check out this sample BVI sailing holiday itinerary and see what you could be experiencing:

Your Sailing Charter BVI Vacation Is Waiting for You!

Book online right now and you'll not only enjoy the best rates, you can use our exclusive payment plan that allows you to pay for your yacht holiday in up to six convenient monthly installments. So what are you waiting for?

Visit the Navigare Yachting fleet page to review our large selection of boats and dates available. This is your chance to enjoy a true sailing vacation, with the best yacht charter provider in the business!

Departing from the Navigare Yachting base at Road Town, Pelican Island is just a short sail away, across the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Both Pelican Island and Peter Island next door are famous for excellent snorkeling, diving, and water recreation. Marine life is abundant and the numerous small coves and cays provide wonderful opportunities for relaxation.

DAY 01: Road Town to Pelican Island and Peter Island

These neighboring islands offer another day of fun in the sun & sea. Salt Island is a noted sea turtle location and favorite among experienced sailors for its scenic bays. Cooper Island is a relaxing and fun excursion, home to the famous Cooper Island Beach Club and one of the most romantic spots at the end of the day to watch the sun disappear behind the islands.

DAY 02: Peter Island to Salt Island and Cooper Island

Anegada is a flat coral atoll and one of the most unique natural locations in the BVI. It's a can't-miss destination for snorkeling and diving, with an impressive variety of undersea sights and marine life. A short jaunt southwest are “The Dogs,” a collection of several islands that are named for the barking seals that frequent them. End the day at Scrub Island, where you can go ashore to enjoy the Scrub Island Resort and Spa, or simply dine at anchor beneath the stars.

DAY 03: Cooper Island to Anegada, The Dogs, and Scrub Island

A brilliant day of sailing begins with stops at Monkey Point and White Bay, named one of the best snorkeling spots in all the BVI. An invigorating blue water sail to Jost Van Dyke is just what you need to recharge your batteries. Jost Van Dyke is home to an almost endless variety of bars, restaurants, and nightlife, some of the most fun places in the BVI. Hike the island's lush rainforest hills to appreciate thrilling sights on land.

DAY 04: Scrub Island to Jost Van Dyke

Sail through the dramatic Narrows, a gorgeous area of sea that separates Tortola from St. John, then turn southeast to thread the needle between Great Thatch and Little Thatch Islands. You'll enjoy lovely sights of the open ocean and great opportunities for play in the water. Curve back up Tortola to Cane Garden Bay, one of the area's favorite anchorages. Here is one of the BVI's best beaches, along with a local rum distillery where you can pay a dollar to sample four shots of their finest!

DAY 05: Jost Van Dyke to Great Thatch and Cane Garden Bay

Norman Island is a last chance to explore in the water, at some truly epic underwater locations. The Indians is a series of rocks that jut dramatically out of the ocean, and the legendary Caves (inspiration for Treasure Island) are on everyone's must-see BVI list. Anchor in The Bight and watch the sunset, or venture ashore to enjoy the bars and restaurants that make this island famous.

DAY 06: Cane Garden Bay to Norman Island

It's time to head back to base, but there's still plenty of fun to be had along the way. You'll skirt around Peter Island to see some amazing little coves and beaches, then the decision is yours: take some more time enjoying the fun & sun at sea, or head back and explore the adventures that Tortola has to offer.

DAY 07: Norman Island to Road Town