BVI yacht charters
Welcome to Virgin Motor Yachts in the beautiful British Virgin Islands! The British Virgin Islands, also known as the ‘BVI’s,’ are a collection of approximately 60 beautiful islands surrounded by turquoise blue seas, white sand beaches and aptly nicknamed ‘Nature’s Little Secret.’ The individual islands making up the BVI are located close together, offering short travel times between islands and easy line of site navigation for charter. Coupled with temperatures averaging in the low 80’s and the warm trade winds offering a nice breeze, it is easy to see how the BVI has become known as one of the premier sailing and yachting destinations in the world.
Yacht charter options
One of the best ways to explore all the islands of the BVI have to offer is on a yacht charter. Yacht charters options are bareboat, captained or luxury crewed charters.
Bareboat yacht charters allow you the opportunity to be your own captain and take a yacht yourself to chart your own adventure. When chartering a bareboat motor yacht you can choose from two types; monohull motor yachts or power catamarans. Both provide a great way to cruise the BVI in speed, style and comfort. You can view the multiple yachts and power catamarans we offer for bareboat charter and our reservations specialist can then help you pick the best yacht for your group. Once you have selected your perfect yacht, we will send you a contract and a ‘sailing resume’ for you to complete, that details your previous experience as a captain. This allows us to ensure that the yacht you have selected is the ‘best fit’ for you and your expertise.
Bareboat charters procedure
Once you arrive in the beautiful BVI we will help coordinate your arrival at our base in Nanny Cay Marina. You can go to town to purchase provisions for your yacht, or you can order them in advance on line and they will already be on board when you arrive. Our customer service specialist will help you complete your charter paperwork and then you are nearly ready to go. Our operations manager will walk you through all the systems onboard and provide you a full ‘check out’ to ensure you are completely comfortable with the yacht before you set out on your charter. Following this briefing, you are all set to head out on the water! Your yacht will have an ipad mini loaded with Navionics to make navigating stress and hassle-free even for guests who are chartering in the waters of the BVI for the first time.
While cruising around the BVI, there is no ‘set’ itinerary of any kind – where and when you go is completely up to you. You can choose to cruise to as many of the popular islands; Norman, Peter, Cooper, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke as time will allow, or you can spend most of your time in only one or two places – since you are the captain on your bareboat charter you can do whatever you prefer. We do recommend that first time guests be sure to check out a few of the islands top spots including; The Baths, The Indians, The Willy-T, Cooper Island Beach Club, Wreck of the Rhone, Bitter End Yacht Club & Soggy Dollar Bar – just to name a few!
Crewed yacht charters
If you would love to experience all the beauty and fun of the BVI without any of the work, a luxury crewed charter offers the best of both worlds. Crewed charters allow you to travel around the islands of the BVI while experiencing the ultimate level of service and style. On a crewed yacht, a full time crew will attend to your every need and request. A captain will be on board to command the yacht and help plan an itinerary personalized to your activities and travel style. A gourmet chef will prepare three meals a day for you on board that are all tailored around your tastes and preferences.
Luxury crewed yachts are complete with all amenities including luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, satellite tv and movies, internet access, watersports toys – paddleboards, snorkel equipment, kayaks etc and depending on the size of the yacht, some even have Jacuzzis, on-board gyms and giant waterslides. The crew will move the yacht around all the islands in the BVI and often show guests ‘secret spots’ that are generally not seen by tourists or other charter guests. A luxury crewed charter is the ultimate way to enjoy the BVI in comfort and style!
Regardless of whether you choose to visit the BVI via a bareboat or luxury crewed charter, the weather for your vacation is beautiful year round.