The British Virgin Islands are hailed as the best sailing destination in the Caribbean, and arguably the whole world. The consistent trade winds, year-round warm weather, and line of sight sailing make the British Virgin Islands ideal for your next cruising adventure. With dozens of unspoiled islands and cays, beautiful white sand beaches, bountiful marine life, and a unique, relaxed island culture, make this the year you set sail in the BVI.
Sail to Norman Island for your first night aboard. Hook a mooring ball, lower the dinghy in the water, and begin the exploration of this hidden treasure of an island. Stop at the Caves for a spectacular snorkel then make your way over to the Pirates Bight, a family-oriented beach bar, for lunch and enjoy a frozen drink to cool you off. Next, head back to your boat and take advantage of all the water toys you have on board your luxury boat. Don’t forget an evening of adventure and go aboard the infamous Willy T where you can enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and fun.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the boat and then get the day started right with a snorkel at The Indians – an amazing rock formation of corals and sponges that can be found on the ledges and steep walls that rise to the surface. Follow up your dive at The Indians with another incredible dive off the wreck of the Rhone located just off Salt Island. After your underwater experience, tack back up the Sir Francis Drake Channel and head to Cooper Island. Grab your overnight mooring ball as the balls are limited. Swim over to Cistern Point for more snorkeling or simply relax on the beach by the bar at the Cooper Island Beach Club.
Get an early start and make your way over to the Baths. Grab a National Parks Mooring and dinghy into the beach. Note you can no longer take your dinghy onto the beach as it is roped off. You will have to swim in. Make sure to pack a drybag to keep your camera and other items free from water. Plan to spend the whole day making your way through the tunnels, caves and crystal-clear water pools through the maze of massive borders. Make your way over to Devil’s Bay beach for a swim. Following that, hike up to the top of the Baths to grab lunch and see the most amazing 360° views of the BVI. Hike back down to the beach and head back to your boat. Make your way over to Leverick Bay for the night. Grab a mooring ball or make reservations for a space on the dock. This marina has it all. Fresh water, ice, fuel, showers, laundry facilities, spa, shopping, Wi-Fi, and food aplenty here.
Days 4 & 5
Experience an exhilarating sail to Anegada, a low-lying coral island. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales along the way. Once you arrive, make your way to one of the amazing local restaurants and make reservations for a lobster dinner! Then, head off to one of the secluded beaches like Loblolly Bay or our favorite, Cow Wreck Beach. Spend an extra day here in Anegada and enjoy the breaches; rent a scooter, search for pink flamingos, grab your snorkel gear, or even try bonefishing.
Continue west, downwind, toward Jost Van Dyke. This will most likely be your longest sail, so break it up with a late morning stop at Monkey Point on Guana Island. The snorkeling is amazing here with so many types of fish to view: Yellowtail snappers, grunts, jacks, turtles and large tarpon. However, pelicans diving for their next meal remain the best show that Mother Nature has to offer. Enjoy a quick lunch and continue to Great Harbor on Jost Van Dyke, home to Foxy’s. After picking up an overnight mooring, make your way in to see Foxy’s, which is well known for live music and a great BBQ on the beach.
Enjoy a nice breakfast aboard your boat. Then, make your way over to the Soggy Dollar in White Bay for a world-famous Painkiller. Enjoy the day at the beach, and then head to Peter Island. Great Harbor at Peter Island is perfect for your last night as it is quiet, picturesque. There is a small bar and restaurant on the shore called Oceans Seven offering delicious local food.
After breakfast you have time to squeeze in one more snorkel. Great Harbor is home to beautiful reefs and colorful tropical fish, which is the perfect way to end your trip before you set sail back to Nanny Cay.