There is no better way to explore the delights of the British Virgin Islands than by sailboat or a catamaran; offering sheltered waters with minimal tidal currents, few unmarked hazards, line-of-sight navigation, excellent navigation aids and short hops to new stunning destinations.
Whether you skipper a bareboat charter yacht on your own, or you enjoy life on luxurious skippered charter, you are exploring one of the most diverse and beautiful sailing destination with the spirit and rhythm of the Caribbean. The British Virgin Islands is a paradise for the sailor and truly offer something for everyone.
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The British Virgin Islands is an ideal sailing destination for every level of sailor. Discover Tortola with turquoise waters and secluded beaches. The protected waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel in the northeast are a perfect setting for a sailing vacation.
The British Virgin Islands are a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, hence the name. It has over 60 islands and riffs in the northeastern part of the island group of the Virgin Islands at the northern end of the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles and separates the Atlantic from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The main islands are Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, and Virgin Gorda; others are Beef Island, Cooper Island, Ginger Island, Necker Island, Norman Island, Peter Island, Salt Island, Scrub Island and other small islands around the Sir Francis Drake Channel. The island of Anegada consists of stone corals and limestone and is relatively flat; the other islands are of volcanic origin and are mountainous.
The BVIs are located in the catchment area of the northeast trade route, which blows all year round. The northeast trade route turns eastwards in February and southeast in June. The natural freshwater catches are limited except for some rivers that dry out in summer and from sources on Tortola. The most important part of the water supply of the islands comes from wells and rainwater areas. The British Virgin Islands with its main island of Tortola were the inspiration source for R.L. Stevenson’s famous novel “The Treasure Island” and numerous other pirate stories. The island was discovered with the protected deep sea port of Road Town by Christopher Columbus.
Tortola is the largest, most famous and lively of the British Virgin Islands. Tortola is crossed by a mountain chain which reaches an altitude of more than 500m with Mount Sage. The small capital Road Town is nice to behold. Road Town is an irregular settlement with a few streets that group around a deep horseshoe-shaped bay of the Bay on the south coast. There are marinas, a small museum, bars, restaurants, and some shops. The rest of life on the island takes place in small coastal settlements.
Immerse yourself in the Caribbean lifestyle by taking a walk through Road Town. Let yourself be captivated by the Caribbean architecture in pastel candy colors. Enjoy a stroll over the Main Street, with its historic buildings from British colonial history. There are numerous shops where you will find Caribbean treasures from spices and jams to jewelry and rum to local art. A visit to the Pusser’s Company Store and a legendary ‘Painkiller’ should not be missed. Relax in the rustic Caribbean bars with a local rum or delicious cocktails along the bay and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Caribbean life or linger in one of the excellent restaurants where you will be spoiled with culinary delights and seafood. An incomparable panorama view of Tortola and the BVI’s can be enjoyed in the Skyworld restaurant, which is located about 400m above sea level. The nightlife is clear; and on the islands, there are only a few hotels.You should visit J.R. O’Neal Botanic Garden. An oasis with palm trees, an orchid house, waterfalls, many native and exotic tropical plants, as well as foliage. A visit to the Callwood Rum Distillery should not be missed. The Callwood Rum Distillery has retained the original structure of a sugar cane distillery and offers a rum tasting. The original burner of the distillery still works, and the produced rum is stored in old barrels.
Tortola has been heavily contested for throughout its history, and there are many historical forts and their remains. It is worth taking a close look at them and enjoying the breathtaking view over the Caribbean sea. The best beaches stretch along the north coast. Here, behind the name Smuggler’s Cove is a beautiful, secluded sandy beach. To the east, you reach Long Bay with fine white sand and Apple Bay, where surfers battle with high waves. The charming Cane Garden Bay is considered to be the most beautiful beach of Tortola. Every bay of these islands has something very special. Next to Tortola is the island of Jost Van Dyke, the magnificent anchorages with great sandy beaches an interesting trip destination as well are the uninhabited pirate island Norman Island with its uncanny caves at the Treasure Point. Worth a detour.
The Sir Francis Drake Channel is a Top destination for sailors and divers. This waterway is a gorgeous, deep blue sea front off Tortola, where the white sails of the cruising sailing yachts blaze in the wind. At the southern end of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, is a chain of irregularly shaped islands in a gentle curve southeast of Virgin Gorda to St. John. In their hidden coves, you will find fantastic sandy beaches. On Dead Chest, a tiny island off the coast, the famous pirate Blackbeard put out his mutiny.
Virgin Gorda is the third largest island in the BVI’s. In the southwest of Spanish Town, lies “The Baths”, on the beach which shows the volcanic origin of the island. There are enormous granite blocks to the sea open grottoes. The rocky blocks are confused and are lined with coconut palms. North of “The Baths” is the marina Bitter End Yacht Club Marina. The Gorda Yacht Harbor in Spanish Town, where also Megayachts can be spotted, is located on the west coast.