Virgin Islands Yacht Charters
Enjoy your vacation on the water in the tropical paradise of the Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands, which consist of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and the British Virgin Islands (BVI), are located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. They are at the top of the Caribbean Islands and extend approximately 60 miles, beginning off the coast of Florida and reaching all the way to South America.
The Islands are around 45 miles east of Puerto Rico and include tens of islands and cays.
Virgin Islands Yacht Charters are some of the best in the world. Yacht charter guests enjoy the sunny weather, protected moorings, proximity of islands, and beautiful views. Whether you are enjoying a romantic honeymoon charter for two or a group vacation with friends, the Virgin Islands are the perfect locale for yacht charters.
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands include about 60 islands and cays situated in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean. The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke; however yacht charter guests can explore over fifty smaller islands and cays, most of which are uninhabited.
US Virgin Islands
Two islands are usually included in US Virgin Islands Yacht Charters – St Thomas which is the port of choice for many charter guests because of the frequent and inexpensive flights, and St John which is known for its beauty and great snorkeling spots.
Some of the most popular islands to visit on your Virgin Islands yacht charter:
Tortola: The largest island of the BVI, Tortola’s landscape is a mix of tropical greenery, mountains, and white sandy beaches. Apple Bay offers the best waves for surfing, while Elizabeth Beach is ideal for a relaxing day of sunbathing. Tortola’s main town is Road Town and here you can find sites and landmarks to see that range from historical to artistic to delicious. Most British Virgin Islands yacht charters start and end in Tortola.
St Thomas : Shimmering bays, powdery white beaches, towering green hills, cosmopolitan lifestyle and unsurpassed shopping – this is St Thomas. A natural deep-water port, it has one of the most stunningly beautiful harbors in the world. From fine dining, duty free shopping to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean – St Thomas has it all. St Thomas is a starting point for many yacht charters in the Virgin Islands.
St John : St John is the smallest and most enchanting of the US Virgin Islands. The majority of its verdant hills and sun drenched beaches are preserved as a National Park. St John is a non-commercial, low key treasure island with tranquil beaches, sleepy lagoons, underwater coral gardens, scenic roads, well maintained walking trails, lush foliage and fascinating plantation ruins.
Jost Van Dyke: Jost Van Dyke island was named after a famous Dutch pirate. The atmosphere on this island is not one of rest and leisure, but has been described as “one long island-style happy hour.” Definitely the party island of the archipelago, you can find a bar on every corner. Jost Van Dyke is one of the most popular islands in the BVI for our yacht charter guests so make sure you make a stop at The Soggy Dollar Bar or the Foxy’s.
Virgin Gorda: The Baths on Virgin Gorda are consistently rated one of the top 10 destinations in the Caribbean. An amazing blend of stone, sand and palms, the Baths were formed when volcanic eruptions threw boulders the size of your house around like birdseed at a wedding. What was left was a maze that leads you from perfect beach to perfect beach.
Anegada: The name of this land mass translates to “drowned island,” and at the highest point, Anegada is only 28 feet above sea level. Compared to the surrounding mountainous islands, Anegada is incredibly unique. It was formed by extruded sand from barrier reef and is protected by the horseshoe reef. While Anegada is a little distance away from other islands, it is worth visiting.
Norman Island: Norman Island is the largest uninhabited island in the BVI and is steeped in pirate legend, thus making it an exciting stop for yacht charters.Norman Island is home to the famous William Thornton, otherwise known as the Willy T floating bar. Norman Island is also the home to some of the best snorkeling and diving in the BVI at the Indians, the Caves, Angelfish Reef, and Spyglass wall.
Peter Island: Peter Island is home to the upscale Peter Island Resort, a quiet five star getaway worth exploring. It’s a quick walk from Great Harbor, a safe anchorage, that boasts smooth water for waterskiing and wakeboarding. You can also lounge on the beach at Deadman’s Bay, in view of Dead Chest Island, the unfortunate home of 15 pirates all those years ago.
Salt Island: Salt Island was named for its salt ponds, but is most famous as the location of a world-renowned shipwreck. The Wreck of The Rhone is one of the most famous dive sites in the world and a must stop for all diving yacht charters. Located off Salt Island, the R.M.S Rhone (Royal Mail Steamer) went down in 1867 in a hurricane and it is now of the most talked about diving sites.
Cooper Island: Mostly uninhabited Cooper Island is surrounded by coral reefs and dive sites. There are white sand beaches, no roads and only four privately owned properties on the island, plus the small beach club resort.You will see coconut palms, bougainvillea, yucca, orchids and other exotic plants on the island and a nice variety of birds. Cooper Island is a great stop on British Virgin Islands yacht charters.