The British Virgin Islands boast that they have more yachts there than anyone else in the world, reminding everyone that this destination is the perfect place to charter a yacht.
What makes this destination so perfect?
To start, the consistent trade winds, line-of-site navigations and abundance of sheltered anchorages.
"Sailing Route Suggestions"
Tortola has a tropical climate, hot and muggy throughout the year, and also influenced by the trade winds, with a more pleasant period, from December to April, when the daily average temperature is around 24/25 °C and a more sultry period, from May to November, when the daily averages are around 28 °C.
The ideal blend of easy deep water island hops is perfect for the whole family. Combine all of this with crystal clear waters, picture perfect beaches, breathtaking rock formations, abundance of on-shore activities and a great selection of dining options, and you can see why so many people love to sail here.
Make sure to visit Anegada with its pristine white sand beaches and colonies of pink flamingoes.
If you are sailing as a family you won’t want to miss Marina Cay, a flower covered island nestled in the calm, sheltered warm water lagoon that is perfect for young children.
The Baths, located on Virgin Gorda's north shore is a must see. It is a popular beach which gives you the opportunity to see the Mother Nature itself. Intricate cave systems, narrow passages, tropical flora and open-air beach - what can be better?
"Impressive Bath Rocks"
If you came here with your life partner - Bitter End Yacht Club is a perfect place to spend some time together. Take a sailing lesson, rent a yacht and enjoy lunch on spiny-tailed lobster among true boatmen at this rustic Virgin Gorda resort. For families Tortola has a nice surprise - Dolphin Discovery, which allows you to either swim with the dolphins or watch them do spectacular tricks. Many lines offer a shore excursion to the attraction, but if yours doesn’t, you can arrange a visit on your own in advance. You can then finish your adventurous travel around the island with the Sage Mountain National Park. Take a hike up to the highest point in the BVI - 1,716 foot - through the only lead with 12 looped trails and cedar-filled rain forest.
"Sage Mountain National Park Trail"
The British Virgin Island Regatta & Sailing Event, held in Tortola in March and April, is as exciting as it is competition. The sailing race is one of the largest regattas in the Caribbean, while the accompanying parties offer live music, local and international food, and delicious drinks to enjoy alongside the turquoise waters.