We love to sail in the British Virgin Islands. Over the years, many friends have asked for help planning their sailing vacation, so we thought we’d share what we’ve learned here.
The British Virgin Islands, the BVI, are over 50 islands in the Carribean. Everyone’s first question is how to decide where to go. They are perfect islands for sailing and have a lot of charter companies to choose from. Great sailing winds, relaxed people and plenty of small islands and beaches make this a favorite destination for many vacationers. Then people ask “when should I go?” and “what should I pack?” Eventually they ask how to get there and how to buy groceries for a sailing trip!
We like to sail in the British Virgin Islands because:
- The people are super friendly – both the local people and all the people there to sail.
- It’s very sailing friendly with lots of charter companies, businesses that cater to sailors, mooring balls and a bar on every beach to get ice or food.
- It’s easy sailing.
- The winds are consistent but not too strong.
- The islands (except for Anegada)are all line of sight.
- There are no tides.
- The weather is always nice, between 70 and 80 degrees F.
- The islands are not over developed. While there are plenty of restaurants, there isn’t a lot of shopping except in Road Town and Virgin Gorda.
- The water is warm and the snorkelling is amazing!
For a quick list of the top questions, you can check out our Getting Started Guide.
Come explore, learn and share with us!