The BVIs is a beautiful British overseas territory located in the Caribbean and is considered by most to be a prime yachting location on account of its reef-lined beaches. This island consists of around 60 islands in total - four main ones and many different smaller ones. In the British Virgin Islands, catamaran charters give you the freedom to visit as many islands, beaches, and cays as you wish.
The capital of the British Virgin Islands is Road Town, located on the largest island Tortola. The capital along with Sage National Park and the Baths on Virgin Gorda are also worth visiting. With so many places to choose from, we believe that you can’t possibly be disappointed with a British Virgin Islands catamaran charter with Océans Évasion in this prime boating location. You are bound to find what you’re looking for!
From island hopping to the beautiful white sand beaches to deep diving to check out the marine life and corals, you have plenty of options in your BVIs Catamaran charter. Each island is unique and has its very own places to visit and see! If you’re not sure what island to pick, here is a list of each island and some places to visit within it!
The largest island of the BVI’s, Tortola, is composed of a beautiful long chain of steep hills uninterrupted by a valley. The lush green mountains, sheltered harbors, and powdery white sand beaches make Tortola a favorite for many. Here is a list of things to do in Tortola:
Next up, Virgin Gorda, located 80 miles east of Puerto Rico, is the gem of the BVIs. In the rocky labyrinth of enormous boulders, crystal clear pools, and seawater-flooded grottoes, there is plenty to do at sea and on land. Here are some places you won’t want to miss:
Jost Van Dyke is home to White Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches you can visit in the BVIs.
If you love snorkeling, then Anegada Island is the place for you! Visit:
With so many islands to choose from, here is a list of other islands and places for you to visit during your BVI catamaran charter.
On Salt Island:
On Norman Island:
On Peter Island:
When thinking about your catamaran charter, you may be wondering whether to book with a captain and crew or bareboat charter in this sailing destination. Chartering with a captain and crew is a great idea if you would like to get the full luxurious experience of a catamaran rental in the BVIs. Food and drinks will be prepared by the crew while the captain sails to your next stop!
If you want to practice your navigation skills and have a valid boating license, then a bareboat charter is a great idea. Check with the boat owner to make sure your boating license is valid for the boat.
In general, the weather in the BVI is hot and windy with frequent partial cloud cover. The air temperature ranges throughout the year from around 23.33°C from January until March, to about 31.67°C in August. The water temperature reaches its peak in September, when it is about 28.89°C, but drops down to about 26.11°C in February.
The BVI’s rainiest month is September, which usually sees around 7.11 cm of precipitation, and the driest month is March when there is typically around 0.76 cm of rain. The windiest time of year in the BVIs falls in July when the average wind speeds are around 25.75 kph, but this drops down to around 19.63 kph by around October.
In general, it is a good idea to go to the BVI from September until November, just before the hordes of tourists rush to the Caribbean to escape the cold temperatures of winter in other places. The lower number of tourists leads to lower boat prices and also less crowded beaches, which is ideal for boating holidays. However, if you do plan on sailing during this period, you should keep a close eye on the weather forecast, as it coincides with the end of hurricane season which runs from June until November.
If you plan on diving during your sailing vacation in the BVI, you should aim to go during the winter or spring as summer diving expeditions are often ruined by poor visibility. Another good time for sailors to visit these idyllic islands is in March when it is possible to enjoy the BVI Spring Regatta.
In British Virgin Islands, private catamaran are available to charter. See other boats in the area