British Virgin Islands Overview & Highlights

Discover top highlights and embark on an unforgettable British Virgin Islands yacht charter sailing trip.

Anchoring in front of the famous beach bars of White Bay Jost Van Dyke

The British Virgin Islands is the global yacht charter capital, for good reason.

Not only is the BVIs the best place for first-timers, but you’ll find yourself returning year after year. There’s something about it that keeps drawing you back.

I’ve spoken with some old salts that have made over 30 trips!

It’s popularity owes itself to the unique geography, with many islands and bays to explore, sheltered from the trade wind driven swells.

What makes it so great?
  • Idyllic Caribbean surroundings – numerous tropical islands that rise sharply out of the ocean. Plenty of protected anchorages. Coconut palm-lined white sandy beaches. Great snorkeling and fishing. What else do you need?
  • Settled weather – you can expect steady trade winds out of the east year-round. If you avoid the summer months when tropical systems can develop, there is little risk of a major weather disruption
  • Easy navigation – the BVIs have few major navigational hazards (if you pay attention to red-lined areas), and the sailing is usually line of sight
  • Amenities – there are bars and restaurants to fill your heart’s desire
  • Mooring balls – plenty of well-maintained balls are available, making it easier and less stressful for crews
  • Well-established bareboat yacht charter industry – lots of operators, a deep bareboat charter fleet, and many services to help make your trip easy
Idyllic Cane Garden Bay on a typical BVI day

Highlights of a British Virgin Islands yacht charter

  • Hike through the gigantic granite boulders at the Baths to Devils Bay
  • Anchor in North Sound and enjoy the sights of one of the finest harbors in the Caribbean
  • Sail offshore to the sunken island, Anegada. Sip cold beverages at rustic beach bars on the beautiful north shore
  • Go Beach Bar hopping for painkillers at famous White Bay, Jost van Dyke
  • Jump into the water from the second deck of the floating pirate ship bar, Willy-T
  • Discover abundant marine life at the many snorkeling sites, such as the Indians and the Treasure Island Caves

British Virgin Islands charter planning?

Consider booking with the Yacht Warriors.