Why Charter the BVI or the British Virgin Islands

Why does everyone want to charter the BVI or British Virgin Islands?

In the heart of the Caribbean lies a haven of pristine beauty, azure waters, and enchanting islands that have captured the hearts of travelers and sailors alike. Among the many jewels of this paradise, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) stand out as a magnetic destination for those seeking the ultimate luxury yacht charter experience. And when it comes to unlocking the treasures of this mesmerizing archipelago, Songs in the Sails Yacht Charters emerges as the gateway to an unforgettable journey. So, why does everyone want to charter in the British Virgin Islands, and what makes Songs in the Sails Yacht Charters the vessel of choice for this extraordinary adventure?

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean overlooking Deadman's Beach and Bay
Peter Island, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean overlooking Deadman’s Beach and Bay

A Paradise of Endless Exploration

The British Virgin Islands are often referred to as “Nature’s Little Secrets,” and for good reason. This collection of over 60 islands and cays is a playground for exploration, where every horizon promises a new discovery. With its calm and clear waters, the BVI is a sailor’s dream, offering pristine anchorages, hidden coves, and vibrant coral reefs beneath the surface. From the bustling shores of Tortola to the serene tranquility of Anegada, each island boasts its unique allure, waiting to be unveiled.

The Unparalleled Luxury of Yacht Charters

As the sun kisses the turquoise waters, the allure of a luxury yacht charter becomes irresistible. Songs in the Sails Yacht Charters understands that a journey through the BVI should be nothing short of extraordinary. Aboard their meticulously designed yachts, every detail is tailored to perfection, ensuring a seamless blend of opulence and comfort. From plush cabins to gourmet dining, your every whim is catered to by an experienced crew dedicated to creating an experience beyond imagination

BVI – Island Paradise

The Island chain has two lines of islands that run roughly east-west with the channel separating them. The trades constantly blow in the winter months at 15 – 18 knots, sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less. This is a perfect amount of wind for sailing. Unfortunately, this amount of wind blowing over open seas would create 5 to 8-foot sea conditions. This is nice for hardened sailors but for mom and the kids, not so much. This is where the BVI shines because of the way the two rows of islands are situated. They protect the channel from the swells and waves of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Oceans. This makes the BVI a reason everyone wants to charter. On a day when the outside is in the 5 to 8-foot range, the channel is more in the 2 to 4-foot range, still with the steady trade winds blowing through, which means great sailing without having to batten down the hatches. This also makes the area ideal for power boating because, as we all know, going upwind in a powerboat in large seas is not what anyone would call fun! This makes The Virgin Islands great for taking the yacht out.

Beautiful sunset scene on the island of Virgin Gorda in BVI

What islands are there in the BVI?

The island’s span is approximately 35 miles long. The BVI has around 64 islands, inlets, and cays, with eleven of them being inhabited in some sort. Tortola, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Scrub Island, Guana Island, Necker Island, Eustatia Island, Moskito Island, Cooper Island, and Peter Islands are the main inhabited islands.

The Top 3 Islands to Visit

  1. Tortola: The largest of the BVI, Tortola is a bustling hub of culture and beauty. Explore the historical sites of Road Town, indulge in local cuisine, and relax on the beaches of Cane Garden Bay. For the adventurous, hike Sage Mountain National Park for panoramic views that stretch to distant horizons.
  2. Virgin Gorda: Home to the renowned Baths, Virgin Gorda offers a unique experience of nature’s marvels. Walk through the labyrinth of giant boulders leading to hidden pools and grottos. Gaze at the unspoiled beauty from Gorda Peak National Park, or simply unwind on the pristine sands of Savannah Bay.
  3. Anegada: Known as the “Drowned Island,” Anegada boasts unique topography, surrounded by the world’s fourth-largest barrier coral reef. Dive into crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, explore the salt ponds, and savor the island’s famous lobster delicacies.

The Bath on Virgin Gorda

How do you get to the BVI?

Many guests get to our sailing capital by going through St Thomas in the USVI. Or for your sailing vacation, the airport on Beef Island. Charters can no longer start in St Thomas or end in St Thomas coming to or from the BVI- or at least very few are able. It is in your best interest to start and begin your charter where your yacht is based. Keep in mind that small hopper planes fly between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. If going through St Thomas, you can then take a ferry or a water taxi to the BVI customs before sailing on your vacation.

Can your yacht pick you up at the BVI airport?

Yes! Trellis Bay anchorage is located a short 5-minute walk away or a two-minute cab ride. There is no dock for the yacht,  but they can send their dingy to shore easily.

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Unlocking Dreams: The Songs in the Sails Promise

As the wind guides your journey and the sun paints the canvas of your adventure, Songs in the Sails Yacht Charters ensures that every moment is a symphony of luxury and discovery. From snorkeling through vibrant coral gardens to sipping cocktails on secluded beaches, each day unfolds with new chapters of beauty and wonder. The BVI is more than a destination; it’s an escape into a world where the sea’s melody meets the embrace of luxury.

In a world filled with destinations, the British Virgin Islands remain an irreplaceable gem, and Songs in the Sails Yacht Charters transforms this gem into a treasure trove of experiences. As the sails billow and the sun dips into the horizon, you’ll understand why everyone yearns to charter in the British Virgin Islands and why Songs in the Sails Yacht Charters is the vessel of choice for this extraordinary journey. 🛥️🌴🌊

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