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Yacht Charter BVI
Yacht Charter Season in BVI
If you’re looking to charter a yacht in the BVI, you’ll want to start your search at least six months out. The main charter season in the BVI spans from December to March, with a peak around Christmas/New Year. Notice the interesting months of April and November, which offer reasonable deals.
What does Yacht Charter mean?
Yacht charter is a different name for boat rental. Most common yacht charters in the BVI are 6 nights/7 days and start on Saturday. That’s why most, if not all, prices on this website are weekly. Shorter charters or different starting days can be arranged.
A yacht charter in the BVI will include a deposit forfeiture insurance, sometimes also trip cancellation insurance.
Top Reasons to Charter a Yacht in BVI
- mecca of sailing
- great weather, with temperatures between 80°F – 90°F
- over 50 small islands, great for island hopping
- availability for winter charter season
- painkiller, bushwacker
- incredible fresh seafood and of course, lobster!
Cruise, Sail and Enjoy with
Yachting is not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. And if you’re ready to take your lifestyle to the next level, then you want the best brokers on your side. With the precision and reliability of a Swiss watch and the forward thinking and spirit of an American enterprise, DMA Yachting is the perfect partner in crime.
First hand experience
We do things differently. Our agents have “been there, done that,” with first-hand experience with all our yachts, tours, and charter deals. We are also constantly traveling to destinations all over the world to discover new places, seek out new connections and gather intel to pass on to you. We can help you book a boat before it even hits the market and tell you which areas are “not to be missed” and which are a hard pass.
Undisputed customer satisfaction
What sets up apart from other brokerages? It’s simple: our commitment to customer satisfaction and high-quality service. That is why we have an impressive number of repeat clients and the ratings to prove it. We are members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) and the European Committee for Professional Yachting (ECPY). We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards for ourselves as our industry and peers.
Access to the global market
Our seven unique boat databases are constantly updated with real-time data on over 12,000 crewed yachts. We know where every single one is at any given moment, making it easier for you to find the perfect vessel for your needs. Our team of experts can also analyze intelligence data and make recommendations based on your preferences. This allows you to choose the right yacht rather than settle for something that doesn’t fit your needs.
Our favorite spots
Explore well known and unique locations around the BVI
Jost Van Dyke
A beautiful island in the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke is a must-see for anyone looking to experience some of the best scuba diving in the world. The waters around the island are teeming with marine life, and there are excellent opportunities for snorkeling as well.
Even though it is one of the smallest islands in the BVI, visitors will be treated to unspoiled views and authentic experiences. Don’t miss a visit to the Great Harbour Bars of Foxy’s and Ivan’s for a drink, the peaceful energy of Diamond Cay, and the crashing waves of Bubbly Pool.
White Bay is a magical place of positive energy. Swim from your boat to the famous Soggy Dollar bar to get a painkiller. Hang out in the hammock in Hendo’s Hideout, get a roti or seafood, and relax on the beach. Weekends are more party-like, with day trips from USVI filling the bars.
Virgin Gorda is the third largest island in the British Virgin Islands, with a population of just over 4,000 people. It’s known for its beautiful beaches, the rock pools known as The Baths, and world-class luxury resorts and clubs for yachting enthusiasts. There are also some great hiking trails on Virgin Gorda with sweeping views of the island’s coastline.
After soaking up the sunshine and saltwater activities on offer, you may consider a visit to the Copper Mine National Park. These 19th-century abandoned ruins are found on the island’s southeastern point, between Copper Mine Bay and Crooks Bay. The structures were built by Cornish miners and housed around 130 families before the mine was closed in 1862.
This tiny island is arguably one of the most pristine places in the world, and it makes sense why it has become synonymous with powdery beaches. Not to be missed are Loblolly Beach, Bay Beach, and Cow Wreck Beach. Anegada is also home to the largest barrier coral reef in the Caribbean, where you’ll find a huge number of marine life, including turtles, nurse sharks, stingrays, and even manta rays!
The island has a modest road network, little to no traffic, and is best discovered on a boat. However, those that choose to explore on land will find easy hiking trails that offer a unique view of the topography.
If you’re looking for a getaway that’s as close to paradise as it gets, look no further than Necker Island.
Necker Island is one of the world’s most exclusive and expensive destinations. Owned by Sir Richard Branson since 1978, it has been used as a private island for selective guests and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and David Bowie. And if you’re wondering whether you, too, can enjoy some of this luxury, the answer is yes.
Guests can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving in the clear waters surrounding the island or relax on one of the turquoise-colored beaches.
Another privately owned island, this 600 acres paradise on earth provides sandy coves, a large network of caves waiting to be explored, and a premium snorkeling destination for all water enthusiasts. Its history is tied to pirates and a hiding spot for pirates’ booty. Some say that Treasure Island, the famed novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, is based on the history of Norman Island.
The island has several bays and dive sites worth getting acquainted with, including Benures Bay and The Bight, where you can also partake in an evening of drinking at the legendary floating bar of Willy T.
Tortola Island is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands. It’s home to some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, as well as many historical sites and points of interest. Don’t miss a visit to Smuggler’s Cove, a perfect shallow reef that is ideal for scuba beginners and stands untouched by civilization.
For a taste of Caribbean living, you’ll definitely want to venture into Road Town, explore colorful streets, and enjoy laid-back evenings tasting rum-infused cocktails. A visit to the Callwood Rum Distillery is a must, as is a stroll around the Craft’s Alive Village for souvenir shopping.
Where to go
7 DAY YACHT CHARTER ITINERARY IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Welcome to the BVI, a paradise on earth, where powdery beaches meet gastronomic treats and premium snorkeling destinations. This is where your island-hopping dreams come true!
We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite stops, along with some tips on how to make the most of your time in each place.