A favorite destination for American, European and British sailors alike
The British Virgin Islands are surrounded by the islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, as well as 50 other small islets and cays.
Warm weather, excellent sailing holiday conditions, and spectacular diving sites make the British Virgin Islands a favorite destination for American, European and British sailors alike.
Sail to the Caves, the Indians or Fallen Jerusalem to see tropical aquatic life by snorkel or scuba, easily hop between uninhabited islands or explore breathtaking, secluded anchorages at Benures Bay or Hallovers Bay.
If you want to party, head to palm-fringed beaches and enjoy the bars, such as Pusser’s Landing, Soggy Dollar Bar or Foxy’s. You can always expect a warm welcome, hospitality and laid-back atmosphere on these colorful islands.
Day 3. Virgin Gorda → Anegada
From Virgin Gorda, head to Anegada - a tiny little island that’s just 11 miles long. This is the only coral island in the Virgin Islands. On the island, you’ll find an array of flora and fauna. Take in the beauty of exotic plants like frangipani, sea lavender, and wild orchids. Snorkeling will allow you to see the reef’s complex structure and the diverse marine ecosystem that calls Anegada home. While you’re here, make sure to order the Anegada lobster - the best in the Caribbean!
Day 4. Anegada → Trellis Bay
Upon arriving at Trellis Bay, you’ll instantly be able to feel the creative hum. Home to an eclectic community of artisans, Trellis Bay has its own vibe. Visit Aragorn’s Studio for one-of-a-kind pieces, with everything from paintings to jewelry. Nearby, you’ll find the BVI Boardsailing School, where you can learn to windsurf. Low on provisions? Stock up at the convenient Trellis Bay Market.
Day 5. Trellis Bay → Jost Van Dyke
Welcome to Great Harbour! This may be the smallest of the BVI, but there’s certainly nothing missing here! Named after an early settler and pirate, Jost Van Dyke has plenty of personality and history. Often a popular destination for foodies, here you will enjoy great cuisine. Yacht4Less recommends Foxy’s for its legendary conch stew and bbq ribs. Head over to the Soggy Dollar Bar for the infamous “Painkiller” cocktail.
Day 6. Jost Van Dyke → Norman Island
On Day 6, you’ll head from Jost Van Dyke to Norman Island. On this cool Caribbean island, you’ll find one of the safest and prettiest anchorages, “The Bight.” Once you’re ashore, you can enjoy some amazing hiking. Norman Island has a very hilly terrain, perfect for exploration, and many caves to explore during snorkeling. The coral-colored walls of the caves shimmer, with the bright neon fish. Bring a flashlight to really see the beauty before you.
Day 7. Norman Island → Tortola
On your last day, you will have to return to the base on Tortola and check out. Extend your trip and spend more time exploring Tortola, the BVI’s largest and capital island.