BVI Sailing Vacations

Your tropical cabin retreat.

Experience a cabin charter in BVI aboard a large spacious catamaran yacht. Sailing around this popular Caribbean nation island chain, a sailing vacation in BVI is about relaxation, allowing the crew to take care of everything while you sit back and take in the view on your very own BVI sailing vacation tropical retreat.


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The Experience

Your Captain and crew will take you to see the very best highlights of the British Virgin Islands. Aboard a spacious catamaran, meals are included and there are daily planned swim stops for snorkeling and visits to famous beaches. Step ashore for Caribbean nightlife for a BVI sailing vacation like no other.

The Itineraries

There are two cabin charter BVI itineraries to choose from. One starts in BVI, the other from the island of St Martin for easy international flight access. Choose the itinerary that works best for you.


Caribbean BVI: Tortola to Tortola


Caribbean BVI: St Martin to St Martin

Discover the British Virgin Islands

Depending on your selected BVI sailing vacation itinerary, visit some of these tropical highlights.

Norman Island
Norman Island
Salt Island
Salt Island
Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda
Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke
Trip Details
The Yachts

Accommodation is on 56-62ft catamarans with 4-6 double cabins and private washrooms. Life aboard a cabin charter in BVI will have an international flavour where groups of like-minded travellers come together to share the best experience possible. The catamarans are spacious with plenty of deck areas to enjoy quiet time or social areas to mingle with your fellow crew mates.*

The Yachts have the following features:
  • double-bed cabins for double occupancy
  • private washroom facilities
  • equipped galley with refrigerator/ice boxes & double sink
  • large open saloon with dining table, couch
  • Sound system for ipod/mp3 playback
  • generator providing 220v power in cabins
  • spacious cockpit with external dining table
  • furling sails and mainsails with lazy–jack or roller system
  • bimini (shade awning) and spray hood on the monohull
  • GPS plotter
  • kayak; snorkel gear
  • dinghy and outboard
  • emergency life rafts, life jackets, harnesses, first–aid kits and standard safety equipment for sailboats.

BVI sailing vacations are about relaxation so there's no need to be concerned about meals. From the fully equipped galley your hostess/chef will prepare meals that will have a regional flavour from a diverse and mouthwatering menu. Breakfast generally includes a mixture of:

  • fresh filter coffee
  • fruit juices
  • milk and teas (freshly brewed black tea or herbal tea assortments)
  • an assortment of cheeses
  • eggs prepared to your liking
  • fresh bread
  • honey, jams, butter, toast
  • cereals
  • local specialities
Lunch and dinner are a fantastic mixture of hot and cold foods and include:
  • soups
  • a large variety of salads
  • sauces and dips
  • grilled meats and fish
  • shell fish
  • pastas, rices and potatoes

Every chef will also add a few of their own personal flavours to the trip!


Table wine and water, local aperitifs, punch, rum, fruit juice are included with meals. All additional beverages can be purchased from local stores.

Special Dietary Requirements

Can be accommodated in some instances with advance notice, but it is advised to bring your own snack foods if you have food intolerances or allergies.

What happens each day?

The emphasis is on sailing, relaxation and enjoying water and beach activities. Some shore excursions are offered to see charming towns for shopping or places of interest. See the detailed itinerary for more details. For evening entertainment, you can sit on deck and chill with your fellow crew mates or enjoy the local nightlife on shore.

Swimming and snorkelling

Each day there is a chance to swim and snorkel. In this tropical paradise, there is an abundance of fish for the avid snorkeler. Alternatively, you can kayak to the beach to enjoy strolling the beach and beach combing.

The Crew

The professional crew are responsible for all operations of the vessel, sailing, cooking, cleaning, and service of all meals, drinks and snacks on board. Crew offer a wealth of knowledge, great service and make the trip an unforgettable experience.

*On rare occasions an alternative yacht or smaller yacht may be used based on the number of bookings. Yachts may motor sail in light air to make destinations on time. When booking, it is not possible to specify a particular yacht or crew.

Boarding Locations
Tortola Boarding Location
Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina BVI. Accessed by shuttle at Trellis Bay, Tortola.

The yacht will be available to board on Saturday at 18:00hrs. If you arrive early at the marina on boarding day, bags can be left with your crew until boarding time.

Accessing Scrub Island:

There is a shuttle service to Scrub island every 45-minutes past the hour from the Trellis Bay shuttle dock on Tortola. Scrub Island to Tortola return free shuttle is offered every 30mins past the hour. The ferry is free of charge and runs from Trellis Bay between 6:45am to 10:30pm and from Scrub Island between 6:30am and 10:15pm.

By Air to Tortola: San Juan, Puerto Rico is the main routing for passengers destined to the BVI. American Airlines is the biggest carrier with ongoing service from there to Tortola with American Eagle. Several other airlines also fly the route and LIAT and Cape Air have service from San Juan to Tortola.

Airport to Trellis Bay: Terrance B. Lettsome previously known as Beef Island airport is a walkable distance but with luggage it is a 5-minute taxi ride to Trellis Bay.

By ferry to Tortola: The alternative route is to fly direct to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and then take the ferry to West End or Road Town Tortola. Please note that the last ferry departs St Thomas at about 4:30pm so you need to arrive early enough to make your connection.

Catch the ferry from downtown Charlotte Amalie or the Eastern end of St Thomas at Red Hook. There are three main ferry companies that run between St. Thomas and Tortola some are:

Smiths Ferries (the blue boat):

Native Son (the green boat):

Tortola Fast Ferry (the catamaran):

Road town to Trellis Bay: A taxi can be taken from Road Town to Trellis Bay and it takes about 35-minutes to arrive at Trellis Bay shuttle point for Scrub Island. 


St Martin Boarding Location
St Martin: Marina Fort Lois, Marigot

PLEASE NOTE: The British Virgin Islands are not the easiest to get to so the trip starts in St Martin and then sails overnight the first evening to arrive in the British Virgin Islands. Your yacht will be available to board on Saturday at 18:00 at Marina Fort Lois.

Princess Juliana International airport in St Martin is a 10 minute taxi ride from the Marigot marina. Saturday is best spent visiting and exploring the town and beaches before coming to the marina and boarding. If you arrive early at the marina on boarding day, bags can be left with crew at Port La Royal marina but you will not officially be able to board until 18:00.

By Taxi

Airport to Marina Fort Lois base: Taxis can be found at the airport and it is a short 10-minute drive to the base.