If you’re looking for a unique and action-packed holiday out on the water, head to the British Virgin Islands (BVI). This gorgeous island archipelago is made up of over 60 islands sprinkled across the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean and is world-renowned for stunning beaches, tropical destinations and plenty of places to dive and snorkel. With a yacht rental in the BVI, you can go island hopping to discover all of its wonders. Take in the dramatic volcanic landscapes characterised by high peaks and plunging bays while touring secluded islands like Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke. Whether you want to visit the bustling city of Road Town in Tortola, practise water sports in the “Out Islands” or simply relax on the beach there’s something for everyone in the British Virgin Islands. What are you waiting for? Rent a catamaran in the BVI and start creating unforgettable memories.
The price of a catamaran rental in the BVI will be different depending on a number of things such as the time of year, how many people are on board and the model and year of the vessel you choose. The average price of a BVI catamaran charter is about €14,200/week in the high season and €9,940/week in the low season for 14 people.
Peak sailing season in the BVI starts in December and ends in April. At this time the weather is warm, the skies are clear and the winds are steady, making for smooth sailing. However, at this time the islands will be more crowded and the prices of BVI catamaran rentals will be more expensive. Since the British Virgin Islands are warm year-round you can sail at any time throughout the year with the exception of August to October when you have the possibility of hurricanes and tropical rain. Sailing in the low season (May, June and November) is good for avoiding crowds and getting better deals on catamaran charters in the BVI.
At Oceans Evasion we have a large fleet of catamaran charters in the BVI which you can rent with or without a skipper. Although there are no particular sailing permits required to sail in the British Virgin Islands, we always recommend opting for a skippered vessel. Skippers are licenced professionals that have all of the experience necessary to dock, sail and anchor the catamaran safely, so you can enjoy your holiday without worries! Another great benefit to having a skipper on board is the fact that they are usually locals of the islands and they can take you to see some of the most sought-after destinations as well as some hidden gems you might not have known about otherwise. Having a skipper onboard your BVI catamaran rental is like having a private tour guide in charge of your sailing holiday so you can sit back and sail in safe hands. For the holiday of a lifetime, choose a skippered catamaran in the BVI!
There’s a reason that the British Virgin Islands are home to some of the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean and it’s because there’s so much to see and do! Here’s a list of some of our favourite things to do while on a catamaran rental in the BVI.
Visit one of the most famous landmarks in the BVI, the Virgin Gorda Baths. Snorkel in the pools and grottos before swimming in the sand-bottomed cave which was formed naturally over time by the granitelike boulders.
Practise water sports in the North Sound at Virgin Gorda. Here you’ll find plenty of anchorages for your BVI catamaran rental and once you step into the water you can go diving, windsurfing, parasailing and water-skiing. If you simply want to sunbathe on the beach you can visit some of the small islands in the area like Prickly Pear, Eustatia and Moskito Islands. Snorkel and dive to explore the colourful coral reef system just off the eastern coast of Moskito Island and then hop aboard your vessel to explore the rest of the channel, which is only accessible by boat!
Sail to Anegada Island and go bonefishing or explore Horseshoe Reef, one of the largest reef systems in the world that protects the island. There are more shipwrecks in Anegada than anywhere else in the Caribbean, making it a great place to go diving and explore! Stroll around the island to see a breathtaking landscape like salt ponds, wild orchids and white sand beaches like Loblolly Bay or Cow Wreck Bay Beach. If you’re lucky you might even get a glimpse of the rare rock iguana and the flamingos that lounge by the pond in central Anegada.
Catamarans are large and spacious vessels that are better suited for longer charters of a week or more. They are usually equipped with all of the necessary amenities to ensure you have a comfortable stay out on the water. You’ll have a cabin, bathroom and bedroom as well as a kitchen on board to eat and sleep throughout your sailing trip. Catamarans also have a unique double-hulled structure meaning that they are more stable than other types of vessels. Because of this, they are fantastic vessels for people who are prone to seasickness. If you’re looking for the ideal vessel to enjoy a sailing holiday with a group of family or friends, look no further than a catamaran.