British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Route


Welcome to British Virgin Sailing Holidays

Stretching throughout the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands Sailing Holidays are a kaleidoscope of aquamarine waters, sun-soaked harbours, and white-sand beaches. Distinct ports of call can be found among the more than 25 pristine islands that make up the BVI. Throw away the to-do list and leave your day to chance, where you can search for turtles off the shores and find yourself gazing across the sea from a hilltop bar. Sailing Holidays in the British Virgin Islands will fill all your senses with spectacular scenery, delectable cuisine, and soft-sand beaches.

“We visited the most beautiful islands and beaches I’ve ever seen – it still feels like a dream! I loved being able to jump off the boat straight into the gorgeous water, visiting small islands only accessible by boat and meeting new friends from all around the word.” – Melissa, USA

“Every day you think it can’t get better than this, you’ve seen the most gorgeous beach, the best snorkeling, the tastiest cocktail, the most impressing sunset – but just wait for tomorrow 🙂 Kai, USA

Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary. Actually itinerary might differ depending on the wind and weather.

Cooper Island

Road Town to Cooper Island – 6.5 nm. It’s just a short sail across the well-protected Sir Francis Drake Channel to Cooper Island. Salt Island lies due west and has good day moorings, where you can tie up to do some swimming and snorkelling before heading to Cooper Island to pick up a mooring for the night in Manchioneel Bay. Take the dinghy ashore to enjoy the beach or relax aboard and admire views of the islands to the west.

Virgin Gorda Island

Cooper Island to Virgin Gorda, North Sound – 14 nm. After sampling the pleasures of Cooper Island, your British Virgin Islands Sailing holiday will take you northeast to the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda. About 5 nautical miles from Cooper Island, on the west end of Virgin Gorda, is The Baths, a fascinating jumble of boulders, some of which form interesting caves to explore. If sea conditions are favourable for taking the dinghy ashore, this is a must-see highlight. Another option is stopping at The Dogs, a cluster of small islands off Virgin Gorda’s north shore. The snorkelling is spectacular. When you arrive at North Sound, you’ll find a marina, resorts, restaurants, and scenic anchorages. Many sailors allocate two days to explore Virgin Gorda.

Marina Cay

Virgin Gorda to Marina Cay – 10 nm. By now you’re completely in sailing mode. The stresses of life have faded, washed away with the combination of excellent sailing conditions, unparalleled Caribbean beauty, and a variety of pleasures ranging from the laid back to the active. A downwind passage of roughly 10 nautical miles from North Sound to the small island of Marina Cay will carry you along the north shore of Virgin Gorda and past The Dogs. Just northeast of Tortola, Marina Cay is nestled among three larger islands – Great Camanoe, Scrub, and Beef. Worthy of a painting by one of the great artists of history, Marina Cay’s beauty is breathtaking. The anchorage is sheltered and offers numerous mooring buoys. Nearby Trellis Bay is also beautiful. It has a number of shops and restaurants.

Cane Garden Bay

Marina Cay to Cane Garden Bay – 18 nm. In a few shorts legs, you can sail northward around Scrub and Great Camanoe islands into the open waters caressing the northern shore of Tortola, passing the long tip of Guana Island, where a day anchorage are available in White Bay. Beyond, the land runs straight and bold, and then curves south until you arrive at picturesque Cane Garden Bay. Many residents of Tortola consider the bay one of the prettiest on the island, with its crescent-shaped beach of fine white sand juxtaposed against a lush backdrop of swaying palms. A number of fun nightspots are located right on the beach, or close to it, and dancing, dining, and enjoying great island cuisine are all popular pursuits.

Great Harbour

Cane Garden Bay to Great Harbour – 5 nm. Your British Virgin Islands Sailing holiday has taken you east to the northern end of Virgin Gorda, and then progressed downwind to the west back to Tortola. There’s no reason to stop sailing west because the scenic island of Jost Van Dyke is just a short cruise away. You’ll have plenty of time to stop at nearby Sandy Cay for some snorkelling and a tasty lunch. There are five anchorages or mooring sites on Jost Van Dyke, each with its own special charm. Peaks averaging 1,000 feet in elevation soar skyward from the shore of Great Harbour, home to Foxy’s, one of the most famous restaurants in the Caribbean.

The Bright

Great Harbour to Norman Island – 10 nm. The last full day of your British Virgin Islands sailing yachting trip will take you southward from Great Harbour to lovely Norman Island and the popular anchorage known as The Bight. Once there you will have nearly circumnavigated Tortola! The Bight has two fun places to eat, including the floating restaurant Willie T, a replica of a 93-foot lumber schooner. It’s also home to the caves at Treasure Point, a fascinating location for snorkelling. Just to the north of Norman Island are Pelican Island and The Indians, four rock pinnacles considered one of the best snorkelling and scuba diving spots in the area.

What's included

  • 7 day yacht rental
  • Dinghy and Outboard engine with gasoline
  • Fully insured Yachts
  • Gas for the kitchen
  • Safety equipment
  • Sheets, blankets & towels
  • GPS & nautical charts
  • Final cleaning
  • Stereo with speakers
  • Tourist taxes
  • Tour planing and administration
  • A fully featured yacht with everything you need for amazing sailing holidays
  • A professional Skipper that will sail you to remote islands and amazing villages
  • Sun, sail, friendships, and unforgettable memories

Getting There

Closest airport is Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) on Beef Island
You will need to take a short cab right to Footloose marina (Tortola Island)

These are great portals for finding flights:
These are great portals for finding accommodation:

What's excluded

  • Please bing EUR 150 / USD 170 in cash for a cruising kitty to cover variable cost of Food, Water, Gas, Marina fees
  • Advisable to bring some spending money if you want to go out in the evenings.
  • Flights and transportation to base

Arrival / Departure

Latest embarkation in on Saturday at 4:00 PM
Disembarkation is on Saturday at 9:00 AM

Visa information

If you need a visa or not really depends on the country. You can see a list of requirements here.

Ready to go?

See below for our individual rates for both our Monohulls and Catamaran yachts.

Departure DateLocationYacht TypeAvailabilityStarting Price 
11 Feb 2017Caribbean - British Virgin IslandsCatamaranAvailable€590 Book Now
18 Feb 2017Caribbean - British Virgin IslandsCatamaranAvailable€590 Book Now
7 Oct 2017Caribbean - British Virgin IslandsCatamaranAvailable€590 Book Now
14 Oct 2017Caribbean - British Virgin IslandsCatamaranAvailable€590 Book Now
21 Oct 2017Caribbean - British Virgin IslandsCatamaranAvailable€590 Book Now
28 Oct 2017Caribbean - British Virgin IslandsCatamaranAvailable€590 Book Now

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