protected anchorages and short hops between
islands are just some of the reasons why
the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean
offers some of the finest and safest sailing
in the world.
over 50 bays, cays and anchorages to visit,
you’re going to be spoilt for choice.
The main island is Tortola and the next
biggest is Virgin Gorda. The majority
of the islands, however, are uninhabited,
but there’s still a number of great beach
bars and restaurants to visit…..spend
a lazy afternoon at the Soggy Dollar Bar
in tranquil White Bay, Jost Van Dyke…..or
fun-packed evening at the legendary Willy
T floating bar in The Bight, Norman Island.
With no golf courses, multi-storey hotels
or gambling facilities, the BVI is ideal
for those looking to get away from the
hurley burley of everyday life.
scenery is stunning and with a relatively
small cruising area, the BVI is perfect
for experienced sailors, and never-evers
alike. A private yacht charter in the
BVI is ideal for anyone looking to combine
a number of water and land based activities,
as well as just enjoying the wonderful
sailing on offer.
Private yacht charters generally start
and end at midday from Village Cay Marina,
Tortola. This is a full-service marina
which also has a hotel and restaurant.
in the Virgin Islands
and Scuba Diving
With stunningly clear water teaming with
marine life and a huge array of colourful
fish, The Virgin Islands are justifiably
recognised as one of the world’s top scuba
diving and snorkelling spots.
If you enjoy blowing bubbles, then the
huge choice of wreck and reef dives, including
the famous wreck of the RMS Rhone, offers
something for every level of diver.
charter yachts offer scuba diving from
onboard with one of the crew members certified
to at least Dive Master level. Where this
isn’t the case, the crew will coordinate
your scuba diving with one of the many
excellent shore-based rendez vous dive
Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing
watersports and blessed with secluded
bays and consistently good moderate to
strong breezes the BVI offers near perfect
conditions for either sports.
With the enormous amount of relative deckspace
on which to relax and to store your gear,
catamarans are the ideal yacht to charter.
St Lucia is
another great destination for kite-surfing
to Get There
Most people fly to Antigua (direct flights
from Manchester and London) and then catch
a LIAT flight to Terrance B. Lettsome
International Airport (EIS). The airport
is situated nine miles (15km) from Village
Cay Marina, Tortola.
From The States
Fly to either Puerto Rico and catch a
connecting flight (American Eagle) to
EIS or fly to St Thomas. From St Thomas
you can get one of the many regular ferries
to the British Virgin Islands (which is
about a 45 minute trip).
The US dollar is the local currency in
both the US and British Virgin Islands.
If taking traveller’s cheques, we recommend
you keep them in smaller denominations.
Major credit cards are generally accepted
in the larger restaurants and hotels.