Sailing in the British and US Virgin Islands
Time Zone: GMT-4
Population: British Virgin Islands: 24,900
Population: US Virgin Islands: 105,870
Culinary Favourite: BBQ’d Lobster
The Virgin Islands are the most beautiful, relaxing and stress-free sailing destination in the Caribbean. The pink sandy beaches are perfect for sunbathing, beachcombing and snorkelling, while every anchorage boasts fun island pubs ready for happy hour. Sailing in the Virgin Islands is without doubt a chill out charter.
Your choices for sailing in the Virgin Islands
The winter months and Christmas trade winds from December to May, allow for easy sailing conditions. High season is from November to mid April, when the weather is dry and comfortable. The hottest time of year and hurricane season is typically from July to November.
A sailing license or certificate is not mandatory for sailing the Virgin Islands on a yacht charter or bareboat charter but you will be asked to provide a sailing resume. For a luxury charter, skippered charter or cabin charter, you do not require any experience or certification.
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