Sailing & Boating
© dta Sailing and Racing in the BVI
The BVI is a sailor’s paradise. The aquamarine waters, calm anchorages and deserted coves of these islands have beguiled sailors for centuries.
Their charms are no less captivating today, and the majority of visitors to the BVI come to spend time on the crystal clear waters.
Whether you are an accomplished sailor, or a land-lubber with no experience at all, one of the BVI’s excellent charter companies can help you to set sail on an adventure you’ll never forget.
The BVI boasts consistent Caribbean trade winds, desert island beaches, islands close enough for a day sail, and sunshine every day of the year. Winds generally blow northeast to southeast at 10-25 knots, and are sometimes stronger in the winter months.
From the main island of Tortola sailors enjoy incredible variety - in a cruising area that is approximately 32 miles long and 15 miles wide. A sailing vacation gives you the freedom to create your own itinerary around the sixty islands and cays that form the beautiful BVI.
Even if you prefer a land-based holiday at one of the BVI’s delightful hotels, villas or inns - there is always the option of a day sail where you can sail, swim, snorkel and explore the BVI’s enchanting waters - but still return to dry land at the end of your trip.
Sailing & Boating Directory
Bitter End Yacht Club (Virgin Gorda)
- 284 494 2746
- 284 494 4756
Frenchman's Cay Shipyard (Tortola)
Boatyard at Frenchman's Cay at the West End of Tortola
Golden Hind Chandlery (Tortola)
Chandlery based in Road Town
Island Marine Supply Chandlery (Tortola)
Chandlery based in Road Town & Nanny Cay, Tortola
Tortola Yacht Services Boatyard (Tortola)
Boatyard in Road Harbour, Tortola
Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Boatyard (Virgin Gorda)
Full service boat yard at Virgin Gorda yacht Harbour.
Virgin Islands Search & Rescue VISAR (Tortola)
Local search & rescue organisation