Sailing vacation in British Virgin Islands

Best places and routes to sail in region. Weather, trade winds and important details for perfect sailing holidays in British Virgin Islands.

Sailing trip in British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands is a paradise in the Caribbean. They located in the northeastern part of the archipelago. It is hard to get bored on the Virgin Islands, because the holidays are held here all year round. 

 

There is beautiful nature, clear sea, excellent opportunities for diving, yachting, and fishing, excellently developed tourist infrastructure. The Virgin Islands are perfect for those who like to relax on a yacht.

Sailing season
All the year round
Travel season
All the year round
Marinas in this location
6
Boats in this location
188

Main facts about region

Capital:
Road Town
Telephone code:
+1-284
Language:
English
Timezone:
UTC-4:00
Currency:
US dollar (USD)
Population:
37,381

Sailing vacation in Virgin Islands

  • The Virgin Islands are suitable for those who like relaxing yacht cruises. The small distances between the islands allow you to take breaks and visit several islands in one day.
  • The climate here is tropical and humid. The air temperature in winter is about +24°C, and in summer it rises up to +30°C. Calm breeze blows here for most of the year, which is perfect for yacht rental. However, hurricanes sometimes happen from June to November. Usually, there is a warning about their approach a week before.
  • During a yacht trip on the Virgin Islands, try diving and snorkeling. In the waters of the archipelago you can see coral reefs, sunken liners and underwater caves.
  • The price of renting a yacht can be rather big, but the marinas have all the facilities from Wi-Fi to good restaurants. Many of them are located on the beach where you can have a dinner during the sunset.
  • The largest is the Summer Festival of the Virgin Islands. This is a carnival with solemn processions, theatrical performances and concerts.

They are in the north-eastern part of the archipelago, the rest of the territory of which belongs to the United States. The beauty of the local nature, the clean sea, excellent opportunities for diving, yachting, and fishing, well-developed tourist infrastructure make this place very attractive for tourists. The cost of recreation on the Islands, of course, will not be low, but if you plan your holiday properly, you will be able to avoid unnecessary expenditures

British Virgin Islands - Yacht Charter Sailica
British Virgin Islands - Yacht Charter Sailica
British Virgin Islands - Yacht Charter Sailica
British Virgin Islands - Yacht Charter Sailica

Routes in Virgin Islands

These are the most popular destinations on the British Virgin Islands:

  • Tortola — Here you can see the capital of Rod Town, the famous Botanical Gardens, many clubs and bars.
  • Virgin Gorda — The third largest island with great yacht parkings. Here is the famous landmark — “Baths”. These are natural pools surrounded by the remains of volcanic rock.
  • Anegada — Famous for the salt lake with pink flamingos, as well as the coral reef Horseshoe Reef, where dozens of ships crashed.
  • Jost Van Dyke — An island with wild nature, surrounded by quiet bays. Perfect for yacht charter.

The Virgin Islands has an extensive selection of sailing routes. We have prepared for you popular routes for 7 and 14 days, as well as a one-way yacht route:

  • Nanny Cay - Great Harbor - Peter Island - Salt and Cooper Islands - Ginger and Virgin Gorda Island - North Sound - Scrub Island - Dogs Island - Beef Island - Jost Van Dyke - Nanny Cay.
  • Road Town - Parham Town - Spanish Town (Virgin Gorda Island) - Anegada - Scrub Island - Yost Van Dyke - Cruise Bay - Nanny Cay - Road Town

Nearest Airports

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport EIS
Virgin Gorda Airport VIJ

International flights are taken by the neighboring islands — Puerto Rico or the US Virgin, since the British Virgin Islands are not able to receive large aircraft. You can reach the islands by ferry, boat or small plane.

Best time to travel and weather in the British Virgin Islands

The climate of the Islands is conducive to year-round tourism. The peak season is from December to April. The temperature fluctuates around +22° C — +25° C degrees, in summer it reaches +30° C — +32° C. British Virgin Islands water temperature is very comfortable. In winter and summer, the island is usually dry; in spring and autumn is mainly rains.

Water temperature in sailing season +25...+27 °
Air temperature in sailing season +30...+35 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 15 knots

Weather forecast for sailing in the British Virgin Islands

To obtain accurate data on weather conditions, you can use the sites:

  • weather.vi — detailed weather forecast for the Virgin Islands, wind speed, satellite imagery;
  • bvitourism.com — travel guide to the British Virgin Islands with weather forecast;
  • weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;
  • windfinder — a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.