To the East of Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean Sea, the British Virgin Islands, (BVI), are a chain of 60 different islands and cays that reach all the way down the Sir Francis Drake Channel. The sheltered waters between the islands and the nice and constant breeze that blows from the East, make them a true sailor's paradise. You can easily spend several weeks visiting different islands and anchorages every day, enjoying the stunning scenery and crystal-clear waters.The British Virgin Islands are also one of the top 10 dive destinations in the world, thanks to their very healthy coral reefs and fabulous wreck diving spots.
Dozens of islands and Cays make up the British Virgin Islands. The waters around these islands are easy to navigate, making them a perfect destination for beginners. Tortola is the largest island of this idyllic archipelago and it is the ideal starting point for your yacht charter holiday. Go back in time as you enjoy the laid-back island atmosphere, where chickens roam the streets.Norman Island is only 6 nautical miles from Tortola, and is a popular first-night anchorage destina...
Dozens of islands and Cays make up the British Virgin Islands. The waters around these islands are easy to navigate, making them a perfect destination for beginners. Tortola is the largest island of this idyllic archipelago and it is the ideal starting point for your yacht charter holiday. Go back in time as you enjoy the laid-back island atmosphere, where chickens roam the streets.
Norman Island is only 6 nautical miles from Tortola, and is a popular first-night anchorage destination. Explore the famous Caves on Norman Island, where pirates used to live many years ago. Have a drink at Willy T, an old pirate ship turned into a floating bar. A short sail from Norman Island, you will find the Indians, four uniquely shaped pinnacles of rock that are very popular for snorkeling and diving because of their abundance of coral gardens and fish.
Virgin Gorda is the second biggest island in the BVI. One of the must-see destinations on Virgin Gorda are the Baths. These mini pools in between huge granite boulders are evidence of ancient volcanic activity and a fascinating natural wonder. At the other end of Virgin Gorda is Peter Island, where you can relax an indulge yourself at the spa treatment center and swim in one of its five pristine white sand beaches.
If you're up for a longer sail, you can visit Anegada, 40 miles away from Virgin Gorda, and relax on the spectacular, secluded beaches such as Cow Wreck and Loblolly. The highest point on the island is about 26 feet above the sea level. Anegada is also well known for its delicious local lobster.
The Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dick island got its name from people jumping off their boats and swimming in their shorts with money in their pockets. The "Pain killer", a famous local rum cocktail, was invented there, the secret is a little bit of fresh nutmeg.
With so much to see and experience, the British Virgin Islands, make for a laid-back, though exclusive yacht charter destination, where you can spend your entire holiday in beachwear and flip-flops. For many, that's a relaxing change from the glitz and glamour of other sailing destinations.