It could be the dinners overlooking the ocean or the excellent onboard service but the appeal of a crewed yacht charter to the British Virgin Islands is hard to resist. With a personal crew aboard your yacht you’ll find more time to soak up the ambiance of the BVI. Each day your captain takes you to new locations and will provide you with all the travel details you need to get the most out of each place you visit. Rise early and snorkel as you watch the sun rise over the water or spend a leisurely day relaxing onboard with gourmet meals prepared by your personal chef. At sea the allure of the Caribbean will surround you while sailing between Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, or Virgin Gorda where onboard luxury and excellent service is part of your everyday routine.
Between the expertise of your own captain and the ideal cruising weather, the British Virgin Islands make for some of the most sought after yachting conditions around. Steady trade winds, sheltered waters, and short passages can be expected on your route providing a smooth journey. Find yourself soaking in the warm temperatures while lounging on deck or cruising among protected bays and sounds that seem as if they were formed just for the pleasure of riding above the waves.
Celebrated for their breathtakingly clear blue waters and scenic beaches, the British Virgin Islands have become more than just a vacation getaway but rather a place to rediscover tranquility. Long-extinct volcanoes have formed many of the isles that make up the BVI and have sculpted the landscape into a breathtaking wonder. The natural beauty of the islands is found in flooded caves, expansive coral reefs, and stone formations rising from the shore. What lures travelers to this Caribbean paradise is more than the natural beauty but also the lively bars and eclectic shops within.
The sights and sounds of Cane Garden Bay don’t just invite, they pull you in. Here beaches stretch into the green landscape and island shops make for an ideal stopover. The bay is an easy-access point at the northern side of Tortola and presents some of the area’s best views around. Adventure junkies have been known to linger here where prime windsurfing and kayaking conditions abound and the ocean welcomes many a diver.
Days at sea are balanced out by evenings on land where restaurants and bars line the coast and light up the shore. Try something new, like pumpkin fritters or conch, at Quito’s Gazebo, famous for its rum-based Bushwacker. Sink into your chair as the owner, Quito Rymer, entertains the crowds with his singing and guitar playing. You can even hop from place to place to take in the different sounds of calypso, fungi, and reggae that fill the bay.
Words such as unforgettable, breathtaking, and tranquil come to mind when visiting The Bight on Norman Island. From Road Town travel south to anchor among the sheltered coasts that lead to the famous Treasure Point with its four flooded caves. Enter the shallow stream of the northernmost cave that extends 70 feet into the rock and opens into a naturally formed cavern. Don a mask and flippers to follow the trail of your flashlight under the cool water. Above, the deep colors of the overhanging walls arch into darkness and form an intriguing entrance for passing travelers. Swim into the sun-filled ocean as you journey north to Pelican Island and the towering pinnacles of the Indians. Dive below and find yourself surrounded by an abundance of marine life from star coral to sea sponges to the bright fish that are just as curious as their swimsuit-clad visitors.
Find quiet in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda when you round Mosquito Island and chance upon this hushed retreat. The area is home to a number of peaceful beaches, luxury resorts, and gourmet dining. Places such as Leverick Bay, Vixen Point, and Saba Rock each provide their own shoreside attractions to stay busy for days. Authentic nautical ambience is found in and around John O’Point where The Bitter End Yacht Club gives sailors a place to rest and relax after days out on the sea. Or rejuvenate yourself at Saba Rock’s Caribbean resort with its personal feel and views across the sound between Prickly Island and Virgin Gorda.
From a distance the low-lying land of Anegada doesn’t rise from the ocean but rather reaches out amid a sea of blue. Here you can walk by salt ponds on the west side of the island and find yourself among pink Caribbean flamingos that have made this piece of the Caribbean their home for more than a decade. The aroma of wild orchids, pines and palm trees is carried on the breeze and across this isle formed of coral and limestone. A favorable southeasterly wind will help carry you from Virgin Gorda making for a pleasant passage to the northern island.
At Loblolly Bay you’ll discover one of the world’s best beaches where the scenery is just as beautiful above water as it is below. Or jump into a lagoon before drying off and sitting down to freshly caught lobster at Neptune’s Treasure or Anegada Reef Hotel.