About

We love to sail in the British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands, the BVI, are over 50 islands in the Carribean. They are perfect islands for sailing and have a large tourist and charter industry. Great sailing winds, relaxed people and plenty of small islands and beaches make this a favorite destination for many vacationers.

Our goal is to help you have fun planning for your BVI sailing vacation no matter what your experience level. People of all sailing abilities and levels sail in the BVI. It’s a great place for people new to sailing to start out and it’s so much fun that people return year after year. Planning a sailing vacation, chartering a boat, figuring out where to go and keeping your friends and family safe, can be really exciting … and really nerve racking. Our goal is to give you the information you need in a way that let’s you enjoy the planning. We know you’re probably nervous. (We only get to sail every year or two on vacation. We are nervous every time!) But with the right planning, you’ll have a great time! And planning is half the fun.

We like to sail in the BVI because:

  • The people are super friendly – both the local people and all the people there on vacation.
  • It’s very sailing friendly with lots of charter companies, businesses that cater to sailors, mooring balls and a bar on every beach to get ice or food.
  • It’s easy sailing.
    • The winds are consistent but not too strong.
    • The islands (except for Anegada) are all line of sight.
    • There are no tides.
    • The weather is always nice, between 70 and 80 degrees F.
    • There’s diversity – you can plan a vacation of beach bars or a vacation of quiet coves and snorkeling. Or a mix of both.
  • The islands are not over developed. While there are plenty of restaurants, there isn’t a lot of shopping except in Road Town and Virgin Gorda.
  • The water is warm and the snorkeling is amazing! Turtles, sting rays, octopus, squid and lots of coral and reef fish!

Feel free to leave a note below about your favorite trip to the BVI – or tell us what your dream trip would be.

Come explore, learn and share with us!

3 comments for “About

  1. November 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Please add this new Cane Garden Bay webcam to your very excellent list of BVI webcams. Thank you.
    Aaron

    http://oceantrader.co/webcam-2/

  2. david
    June 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Hello, I read your article “How to find the best price for a BVI sailboat charter” and found it to be very useful. I’m thinking to charter a boat with a captain for 7-10 days in the virgin islands. I’m curious if you provide any advice for that? I’m curious if there are private people doing this as well as companies?

    As a child my parents chartered a grand banks motor boat for such an adventure. I’m curious what the differences may be between a motor boat and sail boat adventure. I think sailing would be more peaceful and beautiful.

    Curious if you have any articles written or advice for me!

    Thank you

    • stormy
      June 25, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      There are private people although they probably just look more like small companies, they are one person or a couple with their own boat.

      Some that we’ve heard of but not personally used are:
      Captain Jim, Blue Moon, http://www.sailingbluemoon.com/
      Sophisticated Lady

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