Written by Missy Johnston

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are a terrific yacht charter cruising area on either a sailing catamaran, sailing yacht or a motor yacht. With 15 islands located in a 30 mile area, this is a yacht charter destination where it is easy to move from one lovely anchorage to another, from one beautiful beach to another, and from one terrific snorkeling or scuba diving spot to another every day a one week yacht charter. And the British Virgin Islands have well protected waters, with calm anchorages, making the British Virgin Islands a great yacht charter location for both the expert and the novice yacht charterer.

Join your yacht for your British Virgin Islands yacht charter in Tortola. Set sail for an easy reach to the Bight at Norman Island. Enjoy your first lunch aboard then tender over to the caves for a snorkel. Enjoy an evening cocktail at the famous “William Thornton,” a floating bar and restaurant. Overnight.

Peter Island Resort

Peter Island Resort

Wake early and leave for “The Indians” for your early morning swim or snorkel. Or head straight for “Dead Man’s Bay”, Peter Island, for lunch on board or ashore at the beautiful beach bar restaurant (bookings essential) at Peter Island Resort. After lunch cruise to Salt Island. For those who enjoy diving, Salt Island is home to the “Wreck of the Rhone”, lost in a hurricane in 1867. Visit the Cooper Island Beach Club for cocktails or dinner.

BVI The Baths

The Baths

After breakfast, head towards “The Baths”, on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. Huge boulders mass together along the shoreline, creating fantastic scenery. The whole area around the baths is lined with soft sandy beaches and crystal clear azure water. Sail up to the North Sound at the northern end of the island – the home of the Bitter End Yacht Club. It’s a short dingy ride out to Eustatia Reef for a snorkel – the seabed here is littered with old cannons and anchors from galleons wrecked on the reef in centuries past.

Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay

In the morning, cruise to Great Camanoe Island. The snorkeling here is excellent. Take the tender to Monkey Point on Guana Island for another snorkel or just to relax on one of the two fine white sandy beaches. Head for the evening anchorage in Cane Garden Bay on the northern side of Tortola. At night, this beach comes alive with activity including live music in the bar/restaurants along the shoreline.

Anegada British Virgin Islands

Jost Van Dyke

After breakfast sail over to Green Cay. This is a tiny, tropical, deserted sandy island – a great location for a beach picnic! Head to Jost van Dyke in the afternoon and anchor in Great Harbor, home of Foxy’s Bar, and “downtown” Jost Van Dyke. Join in to sing and dance until the sun comes up.

Pussers Roadtown Strore Clothing

Pusser’s Company Store

White Bay is located just around the corner for a swim and snorkel. After, cruise to West End Tortola. Here there are great boutiques and craft shops and the locally made Pusser’s Rum Landing Restaurant and Company Store.

Tortola, Yacht Charter


Time to disembark. Leave by ferry from Soper’s Hole if flying out of St. Thomas. If flying out of Tortola, cruise on board to Roadtown for a taxi to Beef Island airport.