Yacht Charter BVI - Dock on Virgin Gorda Island
Sailing in the British Virgin Islands 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 smaller and more intimate islands and cays, 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 most attractive sailing destinations in the world, and Navigare Yachting strives to deliver the best charter experience. We look forward to welcoming you, so you too may experience the Navigare difference.
Book Your Perfect BVI Getaway with Navigare
Yacht Charter BVI - Snorkeling in turquoise ocean
Whether you're looking for a long & luxurious holiday or a short tropical getaway, we offer plenty of yacht charter options and excursions for you in BVI. Choose from a selection of the area's highest standard for catamarans and sailing yacht, either fully-crewed yachts, or bareboat for the more experienced sailor.
Best of all, we make your 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 with Navigare Yachting
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 - but you may start any day of the week!
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 ranks high in quality and maintenance, and our professional staff is at the ready to ensure you enjoy 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: Nanny Cay, Tortola
Our charter base at Nanny Cay Resort & Marina is a naturally sheltered and located only minutes away from our previous base in Village Cay. Facilities include a full boatyard, luxury showers and restrooms, a hotel, bars and restaurants, convenience and marine stores, a swimming pool, laundry, and postal service.
One of the finest and most modern marinas with the best facilities in the BVI, Nanny Cay Resort & Marina has emerged as the premier location for bareboating in the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean in general. The marina is located about a 30-minute drive away from the BVI International Airport on Beef Island (EIS) and a short cab ride from the ferry dock.
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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We're ready to thrill you with our selection of fleet of well-equipped monohulls and catamarans in BVI for the charter holiday of a lifetime; choose a bareboat charter if you are an experienced sailor, or a fully crewed yacht charter for a truly turn-key and relaxing experience – 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
- A sailing license is not required but relevant experience is required for bareboat charters, unless you choose to hire a skipper (your skipper or ours!)
- Crew list, to include names, birth dates, nationalities and passport numbers
For the latest update on travel restrictions and protocols to BVI related to the coronavirus pandemic, please read here.
Navigare Yachting BVI Yacht Charter Contact Information
Navigare Yachting, British Virgin Islands
Nanny Cay Marina,
Waterfront Drive Sea Cow Bay, Tortola
Compton Wintz - Base manager BVI
Mobile: +1 284 346 5643
Avril Hypolite – Client Coordinator
Mobile: +1 284 346 5632
Click HERE to go through BVI chart briefing.
8am to 5pm Monday-Sunday
4pm on the day you begin your charter
Embarkation time: 16:00 (4.00 pm)
Disembarkation time: 10.00 am
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 aboard our yacht charters in BVI 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.
Take a closer look at our BVI fleet of charter sailboats, charter catamarans, fully crewed or bareboat, then choose the package that best suits your requirements.
Navigare Yachting has made hundreds of dream vacations come true, we can thrill you too!