BVI Yacht Charters
Explore the Tropical Paradise of the British Virgin Islands
Picture this. Crystal clear waters, golden sandy beaches, blue skies, hidden coves, luxurious ports, quaint villages, tropical drinks, and exceptional culinary delights. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Well, thankfully, this place isn’t something we just made up – it’s the British Virgin Islands (BVI for short) and BVI yacht charters are the best way to explore this tropical paradise.
A wonderful retreat for the entire family, the BVI are a paradisiacal escape that are hailed a “sailor’s paradise.” With our ten reasons for a yacht charter in these Caribbean islands listed below, you’ll soon see why every yacht charter guest falls for them hook, line, and sinker.
Discover “Nature’s Little Secrets” with BVI Yacht Charters
The BVI consist of sixty islands, which are some of the most elite in the world. With no direct flights available from the US, UK, Canada, South America, or Europe, it gives these islands even more exclusivity and a wonderful untouched feel. That’s why the locals have nicknamed these islands “Nature’s Little Secrets.”
BVI yacht charters give guests the perfect opportunity to explore these serene scenes, with each island boasting its own unique character and charm. Explore the history and culture of the four largest islands (Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke) before dropping your anchor at the magical smaller isles.
Enjoy Topical Weather and Trade Winds All Year Round
Even though the tourist season tends to run from December to May, this is largely down to the cooler temperatures in Europe and North America. With little variation in the temperature between winter (78°F/25.5°C) and summer (82°F/28°C), low rainfall, and a subtropical climate, there’s no limit on when you can visit this area.
Furthermore, the consistent easterly trade winds create perfect sailing conditions for BVI crewed yacht charters.
Find Pristine Sandy Beaches at Every Turn
The beaches that surround the BVI are what travel magazines are made of. With a picturesque cove and beach around every corner, there’s ample opportunity to find a little bit of what you fancy, whether it’s seclusion or a more upbeat atmosphere.
You’ll never find huge resorts and tourists fighting over space, and every charter guest enjoys feeling as though they’re the first person to ever discover some of the more secluded beaches. A yacht charter allows you to find the beach of your dreams and then turn right around to find another, one that will likely go beyond your imagination with its beauty!
BVI Yacht Charters Let You Dive into Unbeatable Waters
With crystal clear waters, underground trails, and an abundance of sea life, the BVI are one of the most esteemed snorkeling and scuba diving locations across the globe. With stunning reef fish located not far from the coastline, you can dive straight off your boat with your snorkel. Or get a bit more adventurous with a scuba diving class where you’ll see extraordinary shipwrecks, underwater tunnels and caves, healthy reefs of coral, huge grottoes and boulders, and plenty of underwater life.
A Plethora of Water Sports on Your Charter
From your BVI boat charter, you can also enjoy the range of water sports the islands have to offer. From surfing and windsurfing to kayaking and fishing, there’s something for everyone, regardless of whether you’re a novice or an expert.
Friendly Locals in the BVI
When you’re chartering around the islands, you needn’t worry about finding somewhere tourist-friendly to stop off at, because every port, no matter how secluded, welcomes charter guests with open arms. With such a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere on each island, the locals make the whole experience of the BVI even more heartwarming and memorable.
You’ll also find everyone is incredibly eco-conscious, with a huge focus on making sure the islands are kept as green as possible. This provides many with a welcome relief from the polluted cities they’ve traveled from.
The Wreck of the Rhone
As the only Marine National Park in the BVI, the Wreck of the Rhone is a must-see. Established in 1980, this is the most celebrated dive site in the area. Featuring the wreck of a Royal Mail steamer that sank in 1867 due to a hurricane, it allows you to immerse yourself in history, while also discovering some underwater sea life while you’re at it.
Even though the wreck lies in two parts, the majority of it is still intact, allowing you to see various parts including the anchor, decking, steam engine, and rigging. And, even after 150 years, there are still many artifacts for you to discover on board.
No yacht charter to the BVI is complete without beholding the most stunning natural wonders. Located on the southwest coast of the island of Virgin Gorda, the Baths not only feature those pristine sandy beaches you’ll come to love, but they are also renowned for the majestic granite boulders that frame them.
Formed by volcanoes millions of years ago, the boulders aren’t just an amazing sight above ground, as these impressive sculptures continue underwater, too. That’s why you’ll definitely want to make sure you’ve got your snorkel and underwater camera on standby.
Full Moon Party at Trellis Bay
Every month, Trellis Bay, Beef Island, holds a Full Moon Party, and if you’re sailing past on one of these dates, you’ll definitely want to attend.
Vendors line the beach selling arts and crafts, local restaurants offer spectacular buffets and BBQs, and partygoers enjoy poi shows and live calypso music. Then, at midnight when the party’s in full swing, a giant fireball is lit in Trellis Bay. However, for families who don’t want to stay up too late but want to join in with the fun, there are earlier celebrations that boast all the magic of the full moon.
There Are “Painkillers” on Tap
OK, so this might sound a little concerning, but we’re not talking about your bog-standard painkillers like Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Instead, we’re referring to the world-famous cocktail that’s become a BVI specialty.
First made in the 1970s at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke, the Painkiller cocktail consists of orange juice, pineapple, cream of coconut, and premium dark rum (the proportions of which are top secret!). The cocktail’s then finished off with Grenadian nutmeg, which is grated on the top. It’s the yummiest painkiller we’ve ever tasted, that’s for sure!
Yacht charters can take guests from beach bar to beach bar, from port to port, where they can join in on the thriving nightlife.
When is the Best Time to Charter in the BVI
The Virgin Islands are in a state of constant summer, with ideal weather and temperatures year round. With very little change in seasons, you can charter a yacht in the islands virtually year-round and still expect sunshine, warm temperatures, and cooling breezes.
The hottest months are June through August, when charter guests can expect temperatures in the mid-80s, while December, January, and February are known for cooler weather, with temperatures in the upper 70s.
The BVI high season for yacht charters is from mid-December to the end of April when North American and European charter guests arrive in their greatest numbers to escape the cold winters of home.
Spring lasts from April to June and is the perfect time for a yacht charter to this beautiful area of the world. Temperatures warm up as the trade winds slow, also making the water calmer for easier sailing. The average daily temperature is 85°F with highs around 90°F. While the temperatures are heating up, the cooling breeze makes the air feel perfect and the water is warm and settled for excellent visibility. There is only a 20% probability of rain during the spring season in the Virgin Islands.
Summer in the BVI is from July through September and offers temperatures that range from 80°F to 95°F. The wind comes from the east to the southeast at around ten to twelve knots, offering a cooling effect. July to December is considered the rainy season, but you can expect an average monthly rainfall of only four inches. Even when it rains, the clouds tend to come and go quickly, and within the hour you’ll be back to enjoying the sunshine.
Lasting from December through March, winter in the Virgin Islands still offers beautiful weather and plenty to do. The average daily temperature hovers around 80°F, but the winds can be strong with gusts around Christmas time. As the winter winds ease, the trade winds return to a southeasterly direction with speeds between fifteen and twenty knots.
Hurricane season is from June through the end of November, with most hurricanes statistically occurring later in the season.
Exploring the BVI on a Crewed Yacht Charter
With the promise of adventure around every corner, what’s not to love about the British Virgin Islands? And with the comfort, luxury, and flexibility of BVI yacht charters, there’s no better way to explore these hidden gems.
Are you looking for BVI yacht charters? Then look no further. Here at Worldwide Boat, we offer everything from a catamaran to a classic sailing boat. We can even organize your itinerary for you, too. This gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the BVI, enjoying the freedom of going from a coastal town to a secluded beach on your own private yacht. For more information or to book your charter, call 305-396-6996 today!