The British Virgin Islands (BVI) were created for relaxing, lying back and taking it easy. This is a part of the Caribbean to escape to when you really want to do as little as possible – even the winds move at a more gentle pace!
If you dream of desert islands, white sands and funky beach bars with names like the Soggy Dollar or Bomba’s Shack, then this is the place for you. With over sixty islands, only fifteen of which are inhabited, and hundreds of hiden coves and secret bays, there’s lots to explore.
This is a fantastic location for under water exploration as the sea literally teems with life, including turtles, exotic sponges and cup corals. There are reefs and old wrecks with pirate legends in abundance! Diving and snorkelling can be done directly from your yacht.
The proximity of the islands is very appealing as passages between them can take as little as half an hour and rarely more than two or three hours. Combined with light, predictable winds and calm seas this makes the BVIs the perfect destination for those who really want to chill.
Who needs an itinerary? Yacht charters normally start in Tortola, near to the airport. Other than that, all you need is a rough idea of what you want to see and do, final decisions can wait until morning! Here are a few highlights:
Tortola is the hub of the chain of islands and the largest, its Cane Garden Bay is a crescent-shaped beach and anchorage with great bars and restaurants to enjoy. Virgin Gorda is the third largest island and is home to The Baths, where huge rocks provide a myriad of pools & secret beach walks.
Norman Island is reputedly the site of buried treasure linked with Spanish galleons and pirating. It has also been suggested as the prototype for ‘Treasure Island’ – you’ll believe this after exploring the underwater Treasure Caves off Treasure Point!
The wreck of the RMS Rhone 1867, is one of the most extraordinary dive sites in the Caribbean. For deserted beaches that are reputed to be the loveliest in the Caribbean head to Anegada, a coral island lying only 28 ft above sea level and famous for its fresh lobster. Jost Van Dyke is equally famous for its rum, and its bars which include Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and theSoggy Dollar. Nearby Sandy Cay is real desert island material and Prickly Pear Island has some of the most stunning beaches which are only accessible from the sea. AquaCruise can provide your BVI Luxury Yacht Charter today!
SAFIRA – Steel hull displacement expedition ice-class charter yacht. Built by Newcastle Marine, she is a true global explorer with an ice-strengthened steel hull, eco-friendly features and an owner who is planning to offer itineraries everywhere from Iceland to the South Pacific. Safira is powered by Schottel Rudder Propeller Azipod drives that are 20 percent more…
Per week: $119,000
Spacious 40m Westport with beautiful warm interior, large deck space with water misters, Zero Speed Stabilizers, On deck Jacuzzi, Kaleidescape, Master on main deck, Wifi, Waterslide, Sea Doo’s, brand new towable 32’ Everglades with fishing gear, Jet Lev, snorkel gear, and much more! New to the Charter Fleet! New build 40m Westport! Beautiful interior with…
Per week: $120,000
Mrs Seven – Southern Wind 30m luxury yacht charter. Mrs Seven is the seventh hull in the yard’s SW100 mini-series, but the first version to be equipped with a raised salon. Designed by Bruce Farr she features aggressive, sporty lines of a low coachroof and open transom and promises exciting sailing. Nauta design was responsible…
Per week: €46,000
Built by:Southern Wind