British Virgin Islands (BVI) Yacht Charter
The British Virgin Islands are a paradise for sailors from across the globe and with over 40 islands dotted around, each with amazing beaches and turquoise waters surrounding them, it is easy to see why. A yacht charter BVI is an amazing experience. Each island in this archipelago is fairly close to the next, which appeals to many people on a luxury yacht charter.
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Virgin Gorda is the most popular island of this chain. Beloved by millionaires and movie stars alike, tropical beaches, excellent restaurants and exclusive five star resorts are all to be found on this exclusive island. On a yacht charter BVI you can dive shipwrecks off the coast of some of the most stunning, uninhabited islands in the world. Another fun activity is to snorkel in Cane Garden Bay and swim amongst the exotic marine wildlife. Include a trip to Jost Van Dyke, a jovial island where time can simply pass you by without you noticing. There are also a number of national parks you can explore whilst on a BVI yacht charter.
Having listened to the advice of our most experienced captains and yacht charter crews, and taken on board the suggestions of many of our clients, YPI Group has put together a BVI yacht charter itinerary that takes in the highlights of this region. This itinerary is only a suggested route, and if you have favourite areas you would like to visit on your charter please ask your dedicated YPI Group charter broker, or charter yacht captain.
Day 1: Tortola – Peter Island
Arrive in the British Virgin Islands through Tortola, and embark in time for a late lunch. In the afternoon, you can then hop over to a delightful anchorage on the south coast of Peter Island in time for sundowners and canapés!
Day 2: Peter Island – Norman Island
If you feel like a morning hike before the sun gets too high a lovely walk is possible on Peter Island. With vistas out across your cruising ground for the next week it’s a great chance to familiarize oneself with the area. On a good day St Croix can be seen to the SSW. Back aboard for a swim and a spot of lunch, you then head out into the Drake Passage for an early afternoon sail before dropping anchor in ‘The Bight’ on Norman Island. An option here is to go for a snorkel on the ‘Indians’ before sundown.
Day 3: Virgin Gorda
After breakfast it’s time for an upwind sail to the fabulous baths of Virgin Gorda where you will find excellent beaches and snorkeling. This natural formation of colossal boulder formed pools, caves and shimmering grottos framed by a palm shaded crescent beach, is a perfect spot for exploration. A short sail later, enjoy lunch at Savannah Bay while secured tightly inside a reef and view in awe the incredible pristine and isolated beach; a favourite place for Captain Marcel and crew.
Day 4: Anegada
After breakfast it’s anchors away with Anegada, the Drowned Island, your destination. There’s plenty to do here with great snorkeling at Loblolly Bay on hand.
Day 5: Guana Island
Morning cruise to Guana Island, which is a nature resort on a completely private island. The entire Guana Island is a wildlife sanctuary with some of the riches collections of plant and animal species in the Caribbean. Snorkel off Monkey Point and swim amongst the tarpon, sea turtles and numerous reef fish. Now, relax and enjoy an exceptional gastronomic luncheon onboard by Chef Francois, while the gentle Caribbean breeze and spectacular palm fringed sands of White Bay give a special ambiance to your dining experience.
Day 6: Jost van Dyke
A lovely sail takes you down for lunch at an anchorage called Sandy Cay, with Jost Van Dyke your afternoon’s destination. The stereotypical laid back Caribbean island, Jost van Dyke can get a little more popular than others with yachtsmen, but nevertheless is well-worth a visit for its exceptional sandy beaches and seafood feasts.
Day 7: Cane Garden Bay
After a morning of water sports and snorkelling, head for Cane Garden Bay on Tortola, and remain there for the final night anchorage.
Day 8: Last day
Disembark in Road Town to catch your connecting flight home.