British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands (BVI), is an overseas territory of Great Britain and is located in the northern part of what many consider the Caribbean chain of Islands. It is also close to its neighbor (18 miles at its closest point) The U.S. Virgin Islands which lies south of the BVI and only minutes away by air. The waters of the British Virgin Islands are well-known for providing some of the most perfect conditions for sailing vacations. From relaxing sea outings to the more challenging and adrenaline rush of sailing, the BVI offers adventures for everyone.
Of course, one of the great things available to you are the number of options the BVI offers. Whether your choice is simply a learn to sail vacation, a crewed charter, or a popular bare-boat charter, you'll definitely find something that fits your needs.
About The Location
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is part of a Caribbean archipelago and consists of over 60 islands. Some of the islands are uninhabited and several are positioned as national parks. These islands provide a popular sailing destination for both beginning sailors and experienced nautical enthusiasts. The islands of the BVI offer travelers a paradise of white sandy beaches, crystal turquoise waters, tropical rain-forests, and a vast area for those who enjoy exploring and adventure.
The sailing conditions in the BVI are somewhat similar to those of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The region within and around the BVI offer ideal weather conditions for any type of sailing adventure, especially learn to sail vacations and yacht charters. Consistent winds provide an average of 10 - 20 knots and constantly blows from the East.
Choosing a BVI sailing vacation will depend on your needs and the type of service or package desired. Typically, learn to sail vacations often include private or group sailing classes with ASA sailing instructors and an ASA training curriculum. Of course, a sailing vacation can also involve all-inclusive crewed charters for those seeking total relaxation or bare-boat charters for those who desire a little privacy.
Besides the adventures of sailing, the BVI provides hundreds of square miles for swimming, paddle boarding, kite boarding, diving, snorkeling, and fishing in some of the most scenic and secluded places on earth.