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Sail the gorgeous & warm waters of the Caribbean!

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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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

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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 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

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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 for at least one crew member; a second license 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

James Young Marina, Chalwell Dock
Tortola, East End, Parham Town

Hannif Yusuf – BVI Base & Technical Manager
Mobile: +1 284 346 5643
Email: haniff@navigare-yachting.com

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

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.

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Sailing in British Virgin Islands - Itineraries

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

Tortola Base - Navigare

Navigare Yachting, British Virgin Islands

Base Tortola

James Young Marina, Chalwell Dock
Tortola, East End, Parham Town

Hannif Yusuf – BVI Base & Technical Manager
Mobile: +1 284 346 5643
Email: haniff@navigare-yachting.com

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

Post Irma sailing route conducted by Navigare Yachting CEO Jesper Rönngard - 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!

There are of course many sights that are not available but the fact that there is so few tourists around offers also unique opportunity to experience the islands they way they were 30 years ago.

All main grocery/super markets are open and well stocked. The main hospital in Road Town Tortola suffered minimum damages and is as well operational. Power and water is out in many places but there is of course water available in the Navigare base and in some other places. Cell phone network generally works and Internet/wifi on Navigare yachts works almost as before.

Roads on Tortola are in not in a good state, calculate on at least double the transportation time compared with pre-Irma. ATM machines are available on Tortola and it is advised to carry cash to a larger extent than normal as many places don’t accept credit cards because of the lack of power.

Hodges Creek – Nice bay on south of the Cooper Island

DAY 1: Sailing

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