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British Virgin Islands

When is the best time to sail the BVI

The best time to go to the BVI on a relaxing sailing charter is between December-April.

Imagine picture-perfect beaches, warm waters that make snorkeling a dream come true, and 60 islands to uncover. Doesn’t the BVI sound like a true sailing wonderland?

As you begin planning your next blissful vacation, we want to support you as much as possible which is why we’ve put together a guide to the best time of year to visit the British Virgin Islands. So, sit back, relax and start dreaming of the rum cocktails and sandy beaches loved by couples, large groups and everyone in between.

Best time to go to the British Virgin Islands

The BVI is the ideal Winter sun destination for people looking to escape the cold, dark, rainy days of January and February. If you’ve always dreamed of spending Christmas on the beach, the BVI’s peak season means you’ll swap roasting chestnuts on open fires for snorkeling in turquoise waters.

When you’re planning your BVI charter, there are several seasons you need to be aware as they may affect your decision as to when to visit the British Virgin Islands:

The seasons in the BVI are very similar to many of our other Caribbean sailing destinations, such as Antigua and St Martin. Fallen in love with the sound of the BVI? Build a quote and book your BVI yacht charter today.

Best time to sail the BVI outside of the highest season

While December-April is considered the best time to go to the BVI, if you’re looking for a thrilling yacht charter experience outside of the peak season, you still have several amazing options.

As the BVI boasts year-around sunshine, warm weather and incredible sailing conditions, you could choose to visit during the wet season. You need to consider this option carefully, especially if you plan to book during the hurricane season as you could face extreme weather conditions.

Another option is to visit at either end of the peak season, between November-December or April-May. 

Why is this the best time to sail in the BVI outside the high season?

Are you looking for the ultimate party vacation? Booking your BVI yacht charter in July means you may have the unique opportunity to experience Christmas in July, an annual event that takes place in the BVI. It also means you’re avoiding the peak season, although there’ll be just as much fun, food, dancing, drinking and sailing. Learn more about Christmas in July.

Tips for choosing the best time of year to sail the BVI

Deciding the best time to visit the BVI on a sailing charter is ultimately a personal decision. Here are our top tips on choosing when to sail around the idyllic British Virgin Islands, whether you want to climb aboard one of our catamarans, monohulls or power yachts:

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard one of our state-of-the-art yachts in the BVI soon. Still deciding where in the Caribbean to visit? Take a look at some of our other destinations, including Antigua, Grenada and St Lucia

No matter when you visit the BVI, one thing’s for certain: You’ll want to travel as responsibly and sustainably as possible, ensuring that you protect and preserve the stunning marine life and natural wonders these sensational islands have to offer. Take a look at our tips for sustainable sailing and learn more about our sustainable travel policies. If you have any questions about the best time to sail around the BVI, please contact us today.

Whether you want to set sail on a bareboat, skippered, crewed or power charter, build a quote and book your dream yacht charter in the BVI today.



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