BVI yacht charters
What is yacht charter/boat rental in the BVI?
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.
A yacht charter in the BVI will include a deposit forfeiture insurance, sometimes also trip cancellation insurance.
When is the charter season in the BVI?
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 are the top reasons to charter in the BVI?
- mecca of sailing
- great weather 80F-90F
- over 50 small islands, great for island hopping
- availability for the Winter charter season
- painkiller, bushwacker
Top yacht charter areas in the BVI
Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dike is definitely a must of every BVI charter. The party beach of White Bay, quieter Great Harbour Bars – Foxy’s and Ivan’s or super quite Diamond Cay with Foxy’s Taboo and 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, relax on the beach. Weekends are more party-like, with day trips from USVI filling the bars.
Great harbour is a fantastic liming destination. Just sit down, grab a beer, watch the sea, absorb the peace.
Types of yachts available for a charter in the BVI
There are two main categories to sort the yachts, crew and the number of hulls. Crew can include crewed yachts or captain only yachts.
Captain only yachts are more budget friendly, as they only have a skipper. Note that the skipper needs a cabin, so you are usually looking at the cabins you need + 1 cabin for the captain.
Sailing yachts are a great choice for the BVI, as the winds are very stable. With steady breeze and virtually an unlimited number of destinations, sailing in the BVI is a great choice. Sailing yachts are usually monohulls with various lenghts.
Catamarans are a family friendly boat with two hulls and a large size of deck. Most of the catamarans (all except power catamarans) do have sails, so you can still cruise into the sunset. The most fun part about catamarans is the fact that there is much more room, so dinners or afternoon cocktails are definitely different. At the same time, getting in and out of a catamaran is generally easier, which makes the catamarans a clear choice for larger groups and families.