To the east of Puerto Rico lie the British Virgin Islands - an archipelago of unique natural beauty at the heart of the West Indies. Here the sun is always shining and the waters are always warm!
Today a British overseas territory, these beautiful islands have been claimed throughout their history by the Dutch, the Danes, the French and the British. The capital is Road Town on the main island of Tortola, from where you can go sailing by chartering a yacht in the BVI and set off on a unique sailing adventure. Also worth visiting is the Virgin Gorda island - home to the Baths which is a labyrinth of beachside boulders. The bulk of the local population lives on the islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda, while Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Peter Island and The Settlement are mostly visited by boating lovers. Cruising through the area you will see multiple islands to discover in this beautiful part of the Caribbean Sea: a yacht charter in the British Virgin Islands is a must if you want to call yourself a true sailor.
You can rent a boat in the BVI starting at €200/day for a motorboat or stay for a week from between €2000 and €4000. With prices ranging and there being a rental option available for every kind of budget, make sure you consider all kinds of rental options. Charter a luxury motor yacht from €2000 per day or take out a sailing yacht or catamaran for the week! Or for those looking to lay-bay and relax on a catamaran, rent a Fontaine Pajot from €1000/per day!
We have loads of boats to charter in the British Virgin Islands, including sailboats, catamarans and motorboats: you can choose your favourite one depending on your needs. For a bit more adventure, you can also visit the US Virgin Islands nearby. Charlotte-Amelie, the capital of this group of islands, and it is just 12 miles from Jost Van Dyke. You might also want to discover Anguilla, another British overseas territory nearby. With boats in other parts of the Caribbean, you can explore islands like the Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago too.
The main harbour in Road Town is conveniently named Road Harbour. It is wide enough to make it popular with cruise ships visiting the island of Tortola. There are smaller harbours nearby such as Fort Burt Marina and Road Reef Marina. In Virgin Gorda there is Leverick Bay Marina and Bitter End Yacht Club Marina as well as Saba Rock resort and Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour.
The British Virgin Islands is a haven for tourists - its white sands, clear waters and incredible weather, it is no surprise that tourism makes up 45% of the British Virgin Islands national income. The 'must-visits' in the British Virgin Islands are its white sand beaches, The Baths and snorkelling on its incredible coral reefs. The British Virgin Islands has countless white sand beaches that, along with the incredible weather, make the perfect place to sit back and soak in the sun. Notable beaches are White Bay, Savannah Bay and Cow Wreck Beach. Cow Wreck Beach is particularly great for families with young children as the waters are only waist high near the shore. It's also a great place to go on a fishing trip from! The Baths is a beach area on the island of Virgin Gorda that you can take luxury yachts to that formed with the erosion of granite over millions of years that caused boulders to create beautiful, natural tidal pools, tunnels, arches and scenic grottoes that are open to the sea. The area is a national park and a major tourist attraction. Every island in the British Virgin Islands is surrounded by coral reefs making the BVI the perfect place to experience sealife.
The best time to visit the British Virgin Islands varies. The areas busiest time of year is the winter but September to November can be a great time to visit to avoid the busier season and make the most of lower hotel rates although the Fall does see higher precipitation rates. Hurricane season is from June to November which is certainly not ideal for sailors. Keen sailors should visit the British Virgin Islands in March when the BVI Spring Regatta is held annually. Divers should also plan their trip for Winter or Spring when underwater visibility levels are the best as the summer is terrible for visibility levels. In regards to the temperature, don't be put off by the thought of it being Winter. The reason the British Virgin Islands are so popular in the Winter is because even from November to April, the month with the lowest high temperature still peaks at 28C. It is truly summer all year around in the British Virgin Islands.
Yacht charters in the BVI vary considerably in boat type, length of time and price of the charter. For those who have a sailing license, bareboat charters are available and for those who don't then you can hire a yacht that comes with a skipper and even a crew. It is completely normal to hire a boat through Click&Boat that includes a captain to tour you through the waters and lots of our listings include added or optional extras too. From snorkelling and diving equipment to jet-skis and wakeboards.
Are you looking for a yacht charter in the British Virgin Islands? Look no further than Click&Boat, the global market leader in online yacht charters. You can charter a yacht in the British Virgin Islands with or without a skipper, depending on your boating experience and qualifications. Bareboat boat rentals are available for keen sailors. Just contact the boat owner via Click&Boat's messaging tool to arrange details. Click&Boat offer all kinds of boats for rental in the British Virgin Islands. From motorboats and yachts to catamaran charter in the BVI. However, the British Virgin Islands is a world-famous sailing location making sailboat charter in the BVI the most popular choice for tourists of the sea here. The British Virgin Islands even hosts the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival which attracts tourists from all over and will see dozens of boats from all of the world compete in this exciting sailing race. So whether a keen sailor, a sun seeker or a family looking for a quiet break, waste no more time and begin planning your trip to the British Virgin Islands now. With boats available for every need and budget be sure to book your sailing adventure now to ensure your place on board!