The best time to sail in the Virgin Islands on a yacht charter is from early November through late June. The weather is cooler and it is outside peak hurricane season. Yacht charters to fill up far ahead, so plan at least a 6-mo reservation.
As described in LifePathUnlimited, ‘The British Virgin Islands are typically the highlight of a yacht charter in the Virgin Islands, as BVI offers its visitors the perfect blend of remoteness and Caribbean charm. While the main island of Tortola offers a central hub, variety of shops, and convenient airport, a majority of any sailing charter will be spent island-hopping through the remote outer islands of Norman, Peter, Salt, Cooper, Virgin Gorda, Anegad, and Jost Van Dyke. The uniqueness of this vacation lies in the ability to set sail to a new island destination every day, each with its own unique character and charm.
‘While sailing in BVI, guests may opt to snorkel the Caves at Norman Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island; visit a world-class resort on Peter Island or take in breathtaking views from its many hiking trails; dive or snorkel above the RMS Rhone, just off Salt Island, one of the most spectacular wreck dives in the Caribbean and the setting for the movie The Deep; watch a remarkable Cooper Island sunset from the deck of your yacht; explore the Baths on Virgin Gorda, huge granite boulders set amongst crystal-clear waters and powder white beaches; take an exhilarating sail out to Anegada and walk its endless beaches; or enjoy a toast to the vacation of a lifetime at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar, the world-famous beach bar on Jost Van Dyke.
‘A yacht charter in the Virgin Islands is generally referred to as an ‘all inclusive’ vacation where food, beverage, standard bar, the yacht, the professional crew, and onboard water toys are included in the rate. In addition, whether your charter group consists of several friends, a group of couples, or a family grouping, the vacation offers something for everyone. Visitors may choose from a wide variety of featured yachts, including monohulls (traditional sailboats), catamarans, and power yachts. Captains are happy to teach the basics of sailing, let guests take the helm, and share their stories of the high seas. In addition, guests can choose to be as active as they like. An abundance of activities are available, including snorkeling, kayaking, waterskiing, shopping, beachcombing, and diving. You’ll never run out of things to do while sailing in the BVI.’