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Virgin Islands Charters ⛵

Virgin Islands Charters is less expensive than you think. The US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands- BVI- are a favourite destination for sailors worldwide.

With beautiful bays and white sand beaches, modern marina facilities, perfect sailing conditions and direct flights from Miami, these idyllic islands are the perfect place for a dream sailing vacation.

The British Virgin Islands- BVI- are one of the world’s premier sailing destinations and the largest island of Tortola is the sailing capital of the Caribbean. With steady trade winds, calm waters, protected bays, line of sight navigation and over 50 mostly uninhabited islands in the Caribbean.

Throughout the Virgin Islands you will find sheltered harbors, beautiful white sand beaches, delicious local seafood and world class diving.

Important in a Virgin Islands charters:

1. If you are planning on sailing with a group, it is a good idea to agree a basic itinerary with everyone in advance of your trip.

2. Decide what type of boat you would like to charter. A monohull or catamaran, a motor yacht or a sailboat? A catamaran has more cabin and deck space than a monohull of the same length and it is easier to navigate in small bays and marinas. You could speak with the experts at the boat charter company to find out which type of boat is right for you.

3. What size of boat should you charter? The amount of people on the boat will be the main factor of course, but it is better to hire a boat with extra room for you and your companions than it is to rent a boat that you find is too small once you set sail. Yacht lengths range from 10 meters in length and a superyacht is over 24 meters.

4. What time of year is the best for a boat trip in the Virgin Islands? December through the first week of March are the best for strong sailing winds. They are also the months with the most visitors and therefore higher hotel rates. In September and October, sailing can be great– 10-15 knot winds are the average-, but most of the strongest hurricanes occur during these months.

5. You will find fairly accurate weather forecasts at Weather Underground. They also have marine weather forecasts here. Another recommended weather page is the Intellicast animated Caribbean satellite overview.

6.Contact an expert in boat charters. A boat charter company have a large range of boats available for charter and should also offer services such as port transfers,  reservation of moorings and  itinerary recommendations.

7. The US Virgin Islands offer a great combination of sheltered bays. Azul waters, steady trade winds and short passages. Caneel Bay, Francis Bay, and Maho Bay are popular anchorages for overnight stays.

Boatjump operate in more than 500 ports around the world. Our online reservation system enables customers to search for and find their ideal boat at the best possible price and our regional experts are on hand to give you the best advice.

We have an office in Miami to service our American customers and our headquarters are located in Spain. With more than 11,000 satisfied clients worldwide we can guarantee that your boat charter experience will be a wonderful experience.

We hope that this guide to Virgin Islands charters will help you through the process.