Charter British Virgin Islands – Tortola

Yacht Charter British Virgin Islands

Discover the magnificent under water world

With its approximately 60 small islands, the British Virgin Islands are an oasis to those seeking peace and quietness. The islands are known as a quiet sailing district, and thanks to the short sailing distances in between the islands, this is a great place for families to sail, or also for sailing newbies. Beautiful beaches invite you to swim, sunbathe, snorkel and dive. The wreck of the RMS Rhone is also a must see!

Tortolas most beautiful beaches are located at the north side of the island, and with a bit of luck you will see turtles here. Bases are in Maya Cove and the Nanny Cay Marina. Virgin Gords „The Bath“ (granite blocks) is something you should have definitely seen, and on the former pirate's island Jost Van Dyke there is still a treasure hidden somewhere. The nearby island Green Cay is also great for snorkeling and diving. Anegada, also known as the "sunken island", is a wild life sanctuary and home to flamingo colonies, herons and eagles. As the island is really flat, you should pay attention to the buoys when approaching the island!

Itinerary

13 days (approx. 91 sea miles)

Weather/Wind

The best time to sail is from December til May with a wind around 4 or 5 Bft. from NE. From June to October winds are coming from SE with around 4 Bft. The tidal range is approx. 0,3 m. Hurricane season is especially from August to October!

Temperatures on average

From December to May there is approx. 27 °C, in Winter it cools down significantly at night. In July/August there is over 30 °C.

Necessary documents

For sailors who also wish to travel to the British Virgin Islands, a USA Visa is mandatory.

Arrival/Transfer

E.g. via St. Martin with transfer to Beef Island, from airport to Road Town 15 km, to Maya Cove 8 km, to Nanny Cay Marina 40 min.

Charter bases

Nanny Cay Marina, Maya Cove, Road Town.