Yacht Charter vacation in British Virgin Islands

Explore regions, sailing spots and charter yachts in British Virgin Islands. Plan the perfect itinerary, select the right yachts and book at the best price.

Sailing trip in British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are a marvellous warm country in the West Indies region. They benefit from scenic landscapes, clean seas. There are lots of opportunities for tourists, like diving, fishing, and yachting. The touristic facilities are developed and provide great opportunities. People who love relaxed pastimes will love this country.

Travel season
Year-round
Sailing season
Year-round
Available Marinas
9
Charter Boats
272

Worth knowing

Capital:
Road Town
Telephone code:
+1 284
Language:
English
Timezone:
UTC-4
Currency:
USD

Why should you visit BVI?

Yachting is relatively easy as the mileage between the thirty-six archipelago isles are short, enabling tourists to make stops during the cruise on a BVI charter yacht and hop in on a couple of islands in the same day.

Travellers can enjoy fishing, snorkelling or diving among stunning corals and old ships that are now home for sea creatures. There are underwater caves for extremals who don't suffer from claustrophobia.

The British Virgin Islands are an energetic and lively place, where travellers attend various holidays all-year-round.

The largest fest is the Islands Summer Festival. This is a carnival with ceremonial processions, performances, and music concerts.

The isles most considerable in size are:

  • Tortola;
  • Virgin Gorda;
  • Jost Van Dyke;
  • Anegada.

There are more than sixty less big islets and coral reefs.

Road Town on Tortola Isle is the main city. Approximately 90% of the people live here. English is widely spoken, the US dollar is used as a currency. The Internet and telephony services are highly-developed.

British Virgin Islands — Yacht Charter Boatscribe
British Virgin Islands — Yacht Charter Boatscribe
British Virgin Islands — Yacht Charter Boatscribe
British Virgin Islands — Yacht Charter Boatscribe

Yachts for charter in BVI

The BVI provides high-quality yachting facilities. Many firms on the British Virgin Islands provide boat charters with or without crew.

Your holiday on a yacht for rent in the BVI will not only be comfortable but also exciting, educational, and guaranteed to be unforgettable.

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Requirements for the skipper of a chartered yacht

To rent a sailing yacht here the skipper must provide valid RYA, IYT, and ISSA certificates with an open corresponding category, a yacht captain diploma, etc.

The BVI is a tidal zone, but a skipper's certificate with this category is not mandatory. Sometimes, the skipper of a chartered yacht may be asked to have a sailing resume, the authenticity of which remains at the skipper's discretion. A radio operator's licence is usually not required.

Where rent a yacht on the BVI

The majority of British Virgin islands yacht charter companies are based in Tortola. Crewed boats are also located there.

British Virgin Islands sailing routes

Sea Cows Bay
0 yachts
Frenchman's Cay
0 yachts

Weather and winds in BVI

Climate is classified as humid and tropical. The temperatures during the year vary between +24 to +30C.

Strong winds are rare. The calm breezes are more peculiar for this area most of the time, which is ideal for yacht tourism. However, several hurricanes occur in summer and autumn. But meteorological services issue warnings on their approach  seven days in advance. All these make BVI yacht charters a pleasant experience.

Water Season (°C) 26-29
Air Temperature (°C) 25-30
Wind Force (Beaufort) 3-5

Legal Status of BVI

The BVI is controlled by the UK. They belong to the Virgin Islands chain. It includes hundreds of islands. The chain occupies 36 islands with a total area of 153 km2. People live on sixteen islands.

The Islands are divided between The UK and the United States.