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Cruise on a sailboat in the BVI

Create unforgettable memories with your friends and family in a sailboat!

Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469 14.05m (2013)

Tortola
10

From £337 per day

Sailboat Jeanneau Jeanneau 54 - 5 + 1 cab. 16.16m (2021)

Tortola
12

From £661 per day

Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab. 14.42m (2020)

Tortola
13

From £555 per day

Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509 - 3 cab. 15.38m (2014)

Tortola
6

From £341 per day

Sailboat Bavaria Yachtbau Bavaria 46 Vision 13.99m (2015)

Tortola
8

From £371 per day

Kundalini Luxury Yacht in Virgin Island (2003)

Road Town
8

From £899 per day

Luxury Yacht in Virgin Island (2003)

U.S. Virgin Islands
8

From £899 per day

Hunter Legend 37.5 (1989)

Estate Bovoni
6

From £971 per day

Sailboat Jeanneau 44 14m

St. Thomas
8

From £959 per day

Sailboat Jeanneau 54 16.7m

St. Thomas
12

From £1,134 per day

Kirie-Feeling 446 (1989)

Marigot
4
 4

From £365 per day

Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 12m (2003)

Saint Martin
6

From £420 per day

Beneteau Oceanis 48 (2011)

Saint Martin
8

From £521 per day

Sailboat Lagoon Lagoon 38 11.55m (2003)

Sint Maarten
8

From £756 per day

Welcome on Felicity (2001)

Saint Barthélemy
6
 2

From £646 per day

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Cruise on a catamaran in the BVI

Browse our selection of catamarans for your perfect holiday

Catamaran Catana Group Bali Catspace OW 12m (2022)

British Virgin Islands
8

From £671 per day

Lagoon 24 (2019)

British Virgin Islands
12

From £618 per day

Catamaran Catana Group Bali 4.8 - 5 + 1 cab 14m (2022)

British Virgin Islands
11

From £1,551 per day

Fountain Pajot 2022 TANNA 47 (2022)

British Virgin Islands
12

From £1,563 per day

Catamaran Catana Group Bali 4.8 - 6 + 1 cab. 14m (2022)

British Virgin Islands
13

From £1,914 per day

Catamaran Lagoon-Bénéteau Lagoon 450 F - 4 + 2 cab. 13.96m (2015)

Tortola
12

From £815 per day

Catamaran Lagoon-Bénéteau Lagoon 42 - 4 + 2 cab. 12.8m (2020)

Tortola
12

From £767 per day

Catamaran Catana Bali Catspace 12.31m (2022)

Tortola
10

From £766 per day

Catamaran Catana Bali Catspace 12.31m (2022)

Tortola
10

From £766 per day

Catamaran Lagoon-Bénéteau Lagoon 42 - 4 + 2 cab. 12.8m (2022)

Tortola
12

From £804 per day

Catamaran Lagoon-Bénéteau Lagoon 450 F - 4 + 2 cab. 13.96m (2018)

Tortola
12

From £884 per day

Catamaran Lagoon-Bénéteau Lagoon 450 F - 4 + 2 cab. 13.96m (2018)

Tortola
12

From £884 per day

LAGOON 42 (2018)

Tortola
9

From £809 per day

LAGOON 52 (2017)

Tortola
11

From £1,655 per day

Catamaran Lagoon-Bénéteau Lagoon 42 - 4 + 2 cab. 12.8m (2021)

Tortola
12

From £819 per day

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Best time to sail in the BVI

Due to the warm temperatures and light breezes, sailing is good all year round in the BVI. If you are looking to avoid tourist season, the best months to visit are May, October, and November. We generally recommend to avoid sailing between June and September, as this is the BVI's hurricane season.

Places to see in the BVI

With so many islands to choose from, there is no shortage of exciting locations in the BVI. Explore the beaches, harbours and bays of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke and be sure to venture to The Wreck of the Rhone, the BVI's marine national park. Visit Norman Island to see the real life inspiration for the novel 'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Top tips for a dream sailing holiday in the BVI

Get ready for an adventure with family, kids, and friends with a sailing holiday in the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands, a British overseas territory, is a veritable gem, hidden in the Caribbean sea. Treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with friends and family, where you can bear witness first hand to the majestic low-lying mountains, sparkling blue lagoons, complete with coral reefs, and breathtaking barrier beaches. The BVI’s wide range of activities means that there really is something for everyone, whether you want to lounge around on secluded beaches and sandbars, or plunge into the depths to explore the captivating coral reefs and other diving spots. You can customise your sailing holiday in the BVI to ensure you see everything you want, while taking into account the weather and various other factors that may capsize your customised cruise plans.

There are a wide range of landscapes for you to explore during a cruise in a catamaran or sailboat in the BVI, from the numerous islands and cays to the mountainous cliffs and chalk-white beaches. All of the islands have something unique to offer. On Jost Van Dyke, you can sample the spectacular Caribbean food and drinks or go diving or fishing, while Anegada is the place to go if you want to relax in nature, with its beautiful beaches and slow-paced, tranquil atmosphere. There is plenty to do, no matter how old or young you are - the young one can have sandcastle building competitions, while the older ones bathe in the crystalline waters. Plan your trip in the British Virgin Islands to accommodate your needs. Just choose when, where, and an itinerary and we will sort it out for you.

Spend your sailing holiday in the BVI in luxurious style with a captain & crew

You can plan your cruise in a sailboat or catamaran with a skipper and crew in the BVI so you can enjoy your holiday without having to do a thing. If you’re lacking in sailing experience, this isn’t a problem with a skipper and crew on hand to attend to your every need, from sailing the boat to cleaning, to preparing the meals and making sure your glass never goes empty. The skipper will also have intimate knowledge of all the best places in the BVI that only the locals really know about, meaning you will get a truly authentic experience, from the perspective of a local sailor. Even if you’ve been sailing for years, this is the sort of knowledge that you wouldn’t already have. When it comes to the BVI, a sailing holiday with a captain and full crew is definitely something we would recommend wholeheartedly.

When you book your cruise in a catamaran or sailboat with a skipper and crew, the expenses will be split into two sections: the base hire price and pre-booked additional services and the APA. The APA is a provision of funds that customers pay in advance for the captain to buy any extras that may crop up during the trip, such as fuel and food.

Typically in the British Virgin Islands, a skipper will come at an additional cost. However, with some boats, it will be included in the base price. A skipper will usually cost from around £185 per day and the crew around £150 per day. On a catamaran, you have the option of sailing with just a captain, so that someone else can take care of the technicalities of sailing the boat, but you will still have privacy. A crewed sailing holiday in the BVI really does allow you to relax and make the most out of your holiday in pure, unadulterated tranquillity.

If you are in possession of the appropriate boating licence, you can even hire a bareboat. A bareboat hire in the BVI means total freedom to sail wherever you please in the Caribbean Sea. You may still encounter additional charges that are not included in the price, such as fuel, food, and moorings at marinas other than your port of origin, so be sure to get in touch with the boat owner directly, using our direct messaging service.

Sailing holidays in the BVI: catamarans vs sailboats

If you’re struggling to make a decision as to which boat is better for your sailing holiday in the BVI, look no further for the best advice. There are numerous advantages, and just a few disadvantages to each boat type, and naturally, each one is best suited for slightly different purposes. Here, we will take you through the features of each boat, but if you still have questions after, don’t hesitate to contact Click&Boat for help.

The main advantage of opting for a cruise in a catamaran is the space on board and their stability. As a result of the catamaran’s double hull structure, there is increased space available, leading to a more comfortable stay, especially if you are travelling with other families. The double hull structure also makes the boat more stable, meaning that the passengers are less likely to suffer from seasickness. This type of boat is one we usually recommend for large family groups with small children, as there is more space to move around and do different tasks, such as cooking. Due to the smaller draft of catamarans, you’re also able to get closer to shallow areas and this increased accessibility to more places really lends itself to exploration. The one drawback of catamarans is that they are slower and more difficult to manoeuver, as well as being more expensive than sailboats.

If you go on a cruise in a sailboat, you will get a more authentic experience, due to them being faster and easier to manoeuver than catamarans. A sailing holiday in the BVI will certainly be more exciting and full of adventure in a sailboat, making them the perfect boat for sailing enthusiasts. You can set sail for the horizon in a sailboat and keep going until you’re finally tired of the water. Sailboats are very affordable boats, so it’s likely you can afford a slightly longer holiday in one of these. Having said this, the monohull structure means there is less space on board and also less stability, leading to an increased likelihood of seasickness, especially in passengers who don’t have as much sailing experience.

The best itinerary for your cruise in a catamaran or sailboat in the BVI

There is so much to see and do in the British Virgin Islands, that you should definitely make sure you plan your trip thoroughly before you go, or you may not see everything you want. Whether you are planning to go for a few days, a week, or maybe even longer, we can guarantee that you won’t run out of picturesque places to explore. This Caribbean utopia is jam-packed full of sensational shorelines, gigantic granite boulders, sumptuously mouthwatering Caribbean food, and spectacular scuba diving opportunities. The BVI lie northeast of the USVI and consist of 4 main islands in the BVI (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada), and 32 smaller islands, some of which have just as much to offer as the larger ones.

Our suggested stops in the BVI begin with Virgin Gorda, where you can explore the famous Virgin Gorda Baths. After Virgin Gorda, you should set sail for Necker Island, an area of the Caribbean that offers stunning unspoilt landscapes full of wonder and mystery. Then, move on to Anegada, the only coral island in the BVI, which is typically made up of volcanic islands with a rocky terrain. Anegada stands out for its flat landscape, the captivating coral reefs that surround it, the secluded sandy beaches, and the clear springs that bubble up from coral beds.

How much does a sailing holiday in the BVI cost?

The cost of a cruise in a sailboat or catamaran can vary depending on several factors. Naturally, the condition, size, and characteristics affect the price, as well as the season of navigation. Whether or not you decide to rent with a skipper and crew also influences the cost of your cruise in a sailboat or catamaran in the BVI. The best time to sail is typically from mid-November until the end of May, and high season runs from mid-December to March when the conditions are perfect for a luxurious sailing holiday in the BVI. During this period, the wonderful weather conditions mean you are sure to have a fantastic time. You should however be aware that hurricane season runs from September to mid-November, so try to avoid sailing in this time.

As a rough guide, a cruise in a sailboat can cost anywhere from around £1030 per week, whereas a cruise in a catamaran can cost anywhere from around £3346 per week in high season, or £2507 per week in low season.


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