Luxury Yacht Charter British Virgin Islands
Yacht Charter in the British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are considered by many as the yachting capital of the world – which is not bad for a small collection of islands covering a surface area of 59 miles. Lying in the Caribbean, to the east of Puerto Rico, the archipelago consists of 16 inhabited islands and more than 40 smaller, deserted islets. The British Virgin Islands is a British overseas territory and therefore part of the European Union. The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, with most of the population of 22,000 basing themselves on Tortola. The entire archipelago is a yacht charter’s paradise, with crystal clear waters, safe anchorages and deserted coves.
Marinas in the British Virgin Islands
There are more than a dozen marinas in the British Virgin Island, with excellent facilities for yacht charter, most of which are on Tortola or Virgin Gorda. To find out more about renting or purchasing a berth in a marina read this guide: https://moboxmarine.com/blog/14-questions-before-renting-purchasing-slip-for-boat/
Hodge’s Creek Marina
Tel: +284 495 4740
Mega Surface Marina
Tel: +284 494 2393
Nanny Cay Marina and Hotel
Tel: +284 494 2512
Soper’s Hole Marina
Tel: +284 494 0740
The Moorings Marina
Tel: +284 494 2332
Village Cay Marina
Tel: +284 494 2771
Bitter End Yacht Club Marina
Tel: +284 494 2745
Leverick Bay resort and Marina
Tel: +284 495 7421
Biras Creek Resort and Marina
Tel: +284 494 3555
Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour
Tel: +284 495 5500
Peter Island Resort and Yacht Harbour
Tel: +284 495 2000
Weather in the British Virgin Islands
The climate in the British Virgin Islands is ideal for yacht charter: sub-tropical with moderate trade winds, the temperatures in winter peak at around 28C whilst in the summer they hover between 26C-31C. Rainfall averages around 127cm per year.
Top Five Things to do in the British Virgin Islands:
- Visit Norman Island, believed to be the inspiration behind the famous book by Robert Louis Stephenson, Treasure Island.
- Swim amongst the submerged rock caves and grottos at the Baths, located on Virgin Gorda’s southern end.
- Dive the wreck of the RMS Rhone, a 19th century royal mail steamer submerged off Salt Island.
- Walk the length of Cow Wreck Beach, on Anegada, without seeing another soul.
- Have a cool cocktail in the Soggy Dollar Bar. www.soggydollarbar.com
Top 5 Restaurants in the British Virgin Islands:
- The Sugar Mill Restaurant in the hotel of the same name, on Tortola’s Little Apple Bay, has a reputation as one of the best in the Caribbean. www.sugarmillhotel.com
- For a toe-in-the-sand ambience head to the Cow Wreck, on Anegada. www.cowwreckbeach.com
- Foxy’s beach bar has been up and running for more than 40 years which is testament to the archetypical Caribbean drinking hole on Jost Van Dyke. www.foxysbar.com
- Tortola’s Brandywine Bay is the place to head for authentic Italian. www.brandywinebay.com
- A favorite with yachties is the Bath and Turtle, in the Yacht Harbour in The Valley, Virgin Gorda. Tel: +284 495 5239