Category: itinerary

Sailing from the USVI to the BVI

I sailed by the gorgeous island of St John many times before I decided to deal with the hassle of clearing customs and immigration in a sailboat. It turned out not be much of a hassle at all. Here’s how…

Virgin Anchorages

I love this book: Virgin Anchorages. I’d highly recommend it to anyone going sailing in the Virgin Islands. I used to take all my sailing books with me. Just in case I needed to check something. Or in case I…

Top 10 things to do in the BVI

The trouble with listing the top 10 things to do in the BVI is to keep the list to just 10 … A Pain Killer at the Soggy Dollar Bar. Or just hanging out at any of the bars on…

How to plan your BVI sailing itinerary

One of the most fun, but most intimidating, parts of your planning might be deciding your itinerary. I recommend planning one, with lots of room for change, run it by someone who’s been to the British Virgin Islands before. Be…

Why does everyone sail counter clockwise around Tortola?

If you look at most people’s BVI sailing itineraries, you’ll discover that they sail counter clockwise around the islands. It is possible to sail either way, clockwise or counter clockwise, around Tortola. However, there are often swells on the north…