Yacht Charter Holidays in the British Virgin Islands: A Fact File
Arguably the most popular location in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands yacht charter will explore five large islands and over 50 smaller islands and cays, most of which are uninhabited for the perfect tropical escape on a superyacht charter. Lie back and relax on spectacular sandy beaches, play with the water toys in turquoise waters and spend your afternoons partying at some of the Caribbean's most famous bars. Read the Full Essential British Virgin Islands Yacht Rental Guide
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
Hot and dry outside the hurricane season, temperatures vary from 25°C/77°F in winter and 29°C/84°F during the summer.
The wettest weather typically occurs from August through to December, however this tends to be quick showers followed by sunshine and holidaymakers will continue to book during this period, avoiding the peak hurricane season in October and November.
Clothing to Pack for Your Charter:
Although there is a relaxed dress code in the British Virgin Islands, guests should dress smart-casual to fit in with locals in the towns and at bars and restaurants. When visiting religions sites, shoulders and knees should be covered. Fashion in the area tends towards light clothing with some structure, with accessories on show at the more prestigious ports.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Bitter End Yacht Club, Village Cay Marina, Diamond Cay Marina, Scrub Island Resort Marina, Nanny Cay Marina, Soper's Hole Wharf and Marina, Soper's Hole Wharf and Marina
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Soggy Dollar Bar (Jost Van Dyke/BVI), Foxy’s Tamarind Bar (Jost Van Dyke/BVI), Paradise Club (Tortola/BVI)
A Must See Attraction:
The Baths (Virgin Gorda), Wreck of the Chikuzen (Virgin Gorda), Rhone National Marine Park (Tortola), RMS Rhone (Salt Island)
Best beaches to visit in your superyacht:
Smugglers' Cove, Long Bay, Brewer's Bay and Marina Cay
Local Yacht Events:
BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Full Moon Race
Best time to go:
May is recommended as the perfect month to visit because the weather is cooler and less humid and it is outside the hurricane season. To spectate or join in on the area's many regattas, December through to April is an excellent time to visit.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available:
Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in the BVIs.
Full BVIs Yacht Charter Guide:
Go here for the essential BVIs yacht charter guide.
Read the latest superyacht news about the BVIs.
Basic Holiday Info Summary
Capital: Road Town
Currency: US Dollar ($/USD)
Official languages: English
Main religions: Christianity
Area: 153 km² (59 sq mi)