4 Incredible Sailing Ideas in the British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands offer some of the most inspired ocean adventures in the Caribbean. Iconic points of discovery include The Baths, Spring Bay, Jost Van Dyke, and many more. One way to see the beauty, visit the uninhabited islands, and discover why the beaches here are truly virgin, is on a sailing excursion.
We can't emphasize enough how incredible sailing is in BVI. The top reasons a boating excursion should be on your must list? The sheer enjoyment of the day by witnessing a variety of spectacular views is one. The cost effectiveness is certainly liked by many as well. Instead of taking four separate tours, you can take one and hit all the highlights. This is also good because if one place in particular speaks to your sense of travel, you can always head back there and devote more time to it. Then, there is the luxury service provided by the sailing companies. BVI captains have a certain knack for creating fun, exciting, and memorable tours for their guests. They are true professionals, which is really important.
Some people omit ocean tours from their vacation routine because they are worried about becoming seasick. But, overcome your fear with some Gravol and wits, because a day exploring with one of these top recommended sailing charters in the British Virgin Islands will be well worth overcoming your worry.
Each of our top four offer a different service, so depending on your travel style and needs we have you covered!
#1 - Private Yacht Charters for Groups & Families
If you are travelling in a large group (or have money to spend if you are only a few) than a private yacht experience is a must. Sail Bravura sails out of Virgin Gorda and has mastered the art of guest opulence. Expect five star service, dining, and drinks on board the gorgeous Hans Christian 48'. Owner and Captain, Bob sees to each and every excursion himself. Not only does he host your even on a luxury craft, but his expertise about the area is incredible.
#2 - Affordable Catamaran Excursion
Private charters can be costly, so if you want to cut costs consider a group tour. Yes, you will be sharing your day with fellow travellers, but in doing so you can make new friends. Kuralu Catamaran Charters in Tortola offers a full day tour for only $110 per person. It includes a gourmet lunch prepared fresh, as well as an open bar. For those with dietary restrictions, let them know ahead and they will accommodate you.
#3 - Adventures with your own Powerboat
Especially great for couples who want to cherish some private time discovering BVI's hidden beaches, TRC Boat Rentals & Charters in Tortola has very reliable, and exceptionally fun, powerboat rentals. The rentals require a minimum one full day rental, and you can actually rent it for several days, which is a great idea if exploration tops your vacation to-do list. Although a bit more pricey than some others, the TRC staff are worth the extra cost. They are super helpful in helping you plan your route.
#4 - Island Hopping with a Ferry Service
Speedy's is a company with many talents. They actually offer land tours, airport transfers, and much more. But, we love their affordable ferry services. Guests can island hop, while being treated to rum punch. Speedy's has a complete schedule posted on their website, which is greatly appreciated, as there is no guess work to what time you should catch your ride back or from where. You can go between islands in BVI, or even cross over the U.S. Virgin Islands for a day. Just note that port fees may apply, and to bring your passport and identification.