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BVI YACHT CHARTER

The British Virgin Islands are considered one of the best-crewed catamaran destinations in the world with ideal sailing conditions and stunning destinations.

Our BVI yacht charters give you access to a huge yacht selection, charter brokers on the ground, expert knowledge of BVI’s constantly changing paperwork, insightful itineraries, and 24-hour service.

Best Time to Go:
November to April

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS)

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TYPES OF YACHT CHARTERS IN THE BVI

 

When it comes to yacht types in the BVI, we usually recommend catamarans and motor yachts. This is primarily due to the region’s shallow waters, greatly limiting accessibility for deep-drafted yachts.

The British Virgin Islands are considered one of the best-crewed catamaran destinations in the world. Our Catamarans operating in the area have evolved significantly and are now bigger and more luxurious than ever, making them a popular option even in high-end charters. With their larger size, superior stability, and luxurious amenities, guests can enjoy more space and comfort while on their BVI yacht charters. A fully crewed catamaran is a comfortable alternative to motor yachts, especially above the 60ft+ range.

“We have seen a growing demand for luxury motor yachts among high-end charter guests”

But while the British Virgin Islands have traditionally been known as sailing destinations, we have seen a growing demand for luxury motor yachts among high-end charter guests. As the marinas compete to accommodate more and larger vessels, their numbers increase. There are now over 200 large (100+ feet meters) motor yachts operating in the BVI in the high season. The motor yachts offer more privacy and prestige, more water toys, and comfort as they can accommodate a larger number of guests and crew. (Note that jet skis are not allowed in the BVI).

Talk to one of our expert charter brokers to understand more about the different yacht types and their distinct advantages.

 

 

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Our Recommendations

 

Our senior charter brokers Daniel Asmus and Yanna Pristas have selected these Top 10 Catamarans and Top 10 Motor Yachts as a proposition of the first choice when choosing a crewed catamaran the BVI. Note that many of these are booked way ahead, inquiring early is essential. Non-resident catamarans might be available on your dates.

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Yachts by Price

Our yacht selection is huge and spans a price range of €20,000 to €380,000 per week. Knowing your budget is a good way to narrow down your search for your yacht charter. Search by price in our extensive BVI Yacht catalog or chat with one of our charter brokers for advice on how to set your budget and expectations.

Luxury Yachts with Extra Amenities

Romantic charters with jacuzzi, extra fun and fast exploration with jet skis, and unlimited underwater exploration with scuba gear always at hand. – All this and more is possible with our BVI charters. Do not hesitate to enquire about requests for other amenities, toys, and activities.

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Martina's Contact
Martina

Martina Asmus

Owner, Charter Broker

Active CYBA Member, IYBA, ECPY

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp: +1 814 831 7032

Phone: +1 814 831 7032

Daniel's Contact
Daniel

DANIEL ASMUS

Owner, Charter Broker

Active CYBA Member, IYBA, ECPY

Email: [email protected]

Phone (Spain): +34 678 368 304

Phone (USA): +1 484 978 8668

Keep in mind

Essential Info for BVI Charters

Chartering a yacht from the USVI to the BVI

We have a lot of our clients asking us: “What happens if I find a charter yacht in the USVI, but I want to do a charter in the BVI?” That is completely possible, as long as the yacht you are choosing has the correct paperwork to go to the BVI.

“Be sure to pick a broker who knows what paperwork is needed to go to the BVI, and can check that the paperwork is actually done. This is the biggest issue we are seeing.”

Mo Pristas, Charter Guru with DMA Yachting.

Charter Season and Early Booking

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 discounted deals in the British Virgin Islands.

Make sure to book your BVI yacht charter well in advance. Ideally, you would inquire about your coming charter 12 months in advanceWHY? The best charter yachts are often fully booked long in advance and it’s not unusual to see popular dates booked 2 summers ahead for a BVI yacht charter. Inquiring less than 6 months ahead often means that your first choice is unavailable for charter.

Selecting A Private Yacht Charter Broker

It is important to choose a broker with a local presence on the ground and one with the most market experience.

At DMA Yachting we have a permanent presence in the British Virgin Islands, which gives us first-hand and up-to-date knowledge and experience of yachts, crews, and the little local secrets that give that final touch for achieving a unique luxury yacht charter vacation.

At DMA we care about real experience, which is why our team of charter brokers consists of experienced sailors and ex-charter crew. Not only do they know the yachts and destinations, but also the ins and outs of day-to-day life onboard.

APA vs All-Inclusive Yacht Charters

When planning to charter a catamaran in the British Virgin Islands, there are two main options to consider: APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance) yacht charters and All-Inclusive yacht charters. When choosing between an APA yacht charter and an all-inclusive yacht charter, clients should consider their desired level of customization, budget flexibility, and overall vacation experience. 

   APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance) Yacht Charters

An APA yacht charter is popular for clients seeking a customized, high-end experience. In this charter arrangement, the client pays a base fee for the yacht rental and crew. On top of this base fee, an advance provisioning allowance (APA) is added, typically around 20-30% of the yacht’s base rental cost. This APA is intended to cover expenses such as food, beverages, fuel, marina fees, and any other costs that might arise during the charter.

   All-Inclusive Yacht Charters

In contrast, an all-inclusive yacht charter offers a hassle-free experience with a set price that covers all expenses related to the yacht, crew, food, beverages, and activities. Clients can relax and enjoy their vacation without worrying about additional costs or budgeting for unexpected expenses. Nevertheless, the issues are the same as in a luxury All-inclusive resort – you can’t have a hot tub full of Moet…

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WHERE TO GO IN THE BVI

Our itineraries in the BVI include a variety of iconic destinations, including The Baths on Virgin Gorda, known for its stunning granite boulders and serene pools. Our clients also like to visit The Indians near Norman Island, offering vibrant coral reefs for amazing snorkeling adventures. Additionally, we explore other iconic islands such as Jost Van Dyke, home to the famous beach bars of White Bay, and Anegada, renowned for its pristine beaches and lobster-filled waters. With our customizable itinerary, you can tailor your journey to include any destination you desire, ensuring a truly personalized experience in the BVI.

Jost Van Dyke

A beautiful island in the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke is a must-see for yacht charters looking to experience some of the best scuba diving in the world. The waters around the Jost Van Dyke land are flourishing with marine life- creating an incredible opportunity for snorkeling and other water sports.

Even though it is one of the smallest leeward islands in the BVI, the yacht charters will be treated to spectacular scenery and authentic experiences in Jost Van Dyke. 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.

Connect yourself with the local culture at White Bay – a magical place of positive energy in BVI yacht charters. Swim from your boat to the famous Soggy Dollar bar for 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 beach bars.

White Bay is a magical place of positive energy for the Virgin Islands yacht charter. Swim from your boat to the famous Soggy Dollar bar to taste the legendary local cocktail, the Painkiller. Hang out in the hammock in Hendo’s Hideout, get a roti or seafood, and relax on the beach at happy hour.

Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda is the third largest island in the British Virgin Islands, with just over 4,000 people. It’s known for its beautiful white sands, the rock pools known as The Baths, and world-class luxury resorts and clubs for BVI yacht charters. There are also some great hiking trails on Virgin Gorda with sweeping views of the island’s coastline-making it an ideal destination for visitors with bareboat catamarans.

After soaking up the sunshine and saltwater activities in Virgin Gorda, consider visiting the Copper Mine National Park. These 19th-century abandoned ruins are found between Copper Mine Bay and Crooks Bay on the island’s southeastern point. The structures were built by Cornish miners and housed around 130 families before the mine was closed in 1862.

Spring Bay at Virgin Gorda Island
Snow white beach on Anegada Island, with a palm leaf umbrella overlooking the bright turquoise water and clear blue sky.

Anegada

This tiny island is arguably one of the most pristine places in the world, and it makes sense why it has become synonymous with white sand beaches. Loblolly Beach, Bay Beach, and Cow Wreck Beach are not to be missed in BVI yacht charters.

Anegada Sea is also home to the largest barrier coral reef in the Caribbean. You’ll find turtles, nurse sharks, stingrays, and even manta rays!

The island has a modest road network, little traffic, and is best discovered on a boat. However, those who choose to explore on land will find easy hiking trails that offer a unique view of the topography.

Necker Island

If you’re looking for a getaway as close to paradise as possible, look no further than Necker Island for your British Virgin Islands Yacht Charter.

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 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 private beaches during their BVI Yacht Charter.

Guests can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving in the clear waters surrounding the island or relax on one of the turquoise-colored beaches.

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Norman Island

Norman Island is another privately owned island, this 600-acre paradise on earth provides sandy coves and an extensive network of caves waiting to be explored. This island is a premium snorkeling destination for all water enthusiasts and BVI yacht charters.

The history of Norman Island is tied to pirates and legends tell that Norman Island was a place where they hid their treasures. 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. You can also partake in an evening of drinking at the legendary floating bar of Willy T.

Tortola

Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands. It’s home to some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean- especially in Cane Garden Bay. Tortola Island also has many historical sites and points of interest. Don’t miss a visit to Smuggler’s Cove, a perfect shallow reef ideal for scuba beginners and untouched by civilization.

To get a taste of authentic Caribbean living from your BVI charter vacation, venture into Torrola’s Road Town. The freedom of your own private yacht lets you explore the colorful streets and enjoy laid-back evenings tasting rum-infused cocktails from the beach bars. A visit to the Callwood Rum Distillery is a must, as is a stroll around the Craft’s Alive Village for souvenir shopping.

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BVI Charter Itineraries

Over the years, we have built personal relationships with yacht crew in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, on different-sized vessels. This has given us not only a unique insight into chartering itineraries for the best secret anchorages, best beaches, local bars, snorkeling hotspots, and beautiful sunset locations but also the expertise to match you with your perfect yacht and crew.

Check out our 7-Day Itinerary or watch the videos below for inspiration.

WHY CHARTER IN THE BVI?

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TRUE SAILING MECCA

The BVI has everything a good charter needs: Perfect clear water, amazing dive sites, good hiking, great weather conditions for sailing, tons of stunning anchorages, and natural wonders like the baths and the Indians, a top snorkeling site. A yacht charter is the best way to explore the BVI, granting ultimate freedom and beachfront accommodation in all the top destinations.

NO Tax

In the BVI there is no Value Added Tax (VAT)/ Sales Tax on yacht charters. This makes yacht charters significantly more affordable compared to charter destinations where VAT is applicable. It is important to note that VAT is the norm in countries where chartering is popular, with some destinations such as Greece seeing VAT of a whole 25%. Our charter brokers offer you a hassle-free process.

HUGE YACHT SELECTION

Explore our extensive yacht selection, featuring vessels for every preference and occasion. From luxurious motor yachts to sleek catamarans, our fleet offers diverse options for your charter needs. Additionally, we provide yachts available for charter from the US Virgin Islands (USVI). Get in contact with one of our charter brokers so they can help you match you with your dream charter yacht.

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Our clients speak of unparalleled service, exquisite yachts, and a seamless booking process, highlighting the excellence of their BVI yacht charter experiences.

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