Composed of luscious islets and reefs, the British Virgin Islands are situated in the northern area of the Caribbean. These beautiful islands have always been a meeting point for lovers of the sea and yachting. It’s easy to understand why providing the circumstances: hidden coves, secret bays, wildlife and sea life rolled into a picture perfect panorama. This archipelago was also a refuge for pirates and their buried treasure. Despite being an overseas British territory, the BVI’s currency is the American dollar. Robert Louis Stevenson’s book The Island of the Treasure was inspired by the BVI.
Factors that can influence the price: type of boat, length, age, capacity, season, duration of charter, with or without a skipper, extras, etc.
1 week: from $4,900 in low season and from $8.500 in high season
With a skipper: from $200 per day
1 day: from $1,589 in high season
1 week: from $2,000 in low season and from $3,800 in high season
A week in a catamaran can cost you around 8.000$, but the most expensive month of the year is january, the price increase around 35%.
You can rent sailboats and catamarans in the BVI in a variety of places. In general, they are our most sought for boat rental.
With a BVI boat rental, you have an unparalleled opportunity to really get to know this unique spot of the Caribbean.
With over 60 islands to explore from your BVI boat hire, you'll be spoiled for choice. The Baths on Virgin Gorda is a renowned national park with some stunning beaches, marked by enormous rock formations.
Not a fan of crowds? Either go in the late afternoon or head to nearby Spring Bay instead. Fans of snorkelling should set sail for White Bay on Jost Van Dyke. The coral reef here teems with life, and you'll be entranced by the colourful fish that can be easily seen in the crystal clear water. Snorkelers will also love Smuggler's Cove on Tortola. This beach is home to another stunning coral reef. It's a more secluded option, too. Take advantage of the fact that cruise ships can't get to close, thanks to the sharp coral in the water.
Charter a boat for a week with a skipper to enjoy everything that the British Virgin Islands have to offer - and that includes tucking into the local cuisine. Like most island nations, the British Virgin Islands are famous for seafood dishes. Anegada lobster is said to be the best in the Caribbean, while the fish chowder and mussel pie are always popular with locals.
Don't be confused if you see fungi on a menu. It's nothing to do with mushrooms - in the British Virgin Islands, it's a unique local mixture of cornmeal and okra that's a standard accompaniment to most seafood dishes. Wash down your meal with a rum punch, the most common island cocktail. On Jost Van Dyke, you can also sample locally brewed beer.
The rainy season is from August to December and the dry season is from January to April. Water temperatures are fantastic around the seasonal clock, fluctuating between 26ºC and 28ºC.
You can sail in the BVI all the year long, these blissful islands experience pleasant temperatures all year. In January, temperatures are warm, ranging from between 20ºC and 26ºC. In August, temperatures are much warmer, starting at 23ºC and peaking 30ºC.
Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) on Beef Island (connected to Tortola) is the best option for those flying to the BVI. There are a few smaller airports based on other islands such as Virgin Gorda, and Anegada. You can also choose to sail to the BVI or rent a boat in other Caribbean locations.