A Quick Guide to Chartering the British Virgin Islands


The British Virgin Islands, a series of islands east of Puerto Rico, is one of the most popular charter destinations in the Caribbean, and it’s easy to see why. Although this island territory is comprised of over 50 islands and cays, only 16 of these are inhabited amount to a relatively small population of only 36,000. The main islands consist of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, with each island offering charterers something unique related and with calm waters and plentiful anchoring spots, the British Virgin Islands are undoubtedly a perfect way for first-time charterers to experience the thrill of yacht. In this article, we take a look at what makes the British Virgin Islands such a perfect spot for avid charterers.

An archipelago that simply cannot be missed

With blue water abound, a superyacht charter to the British Virgin Islands is by far the best way to experience everything this beautiful part of the Virgin Islands archipelago has to offer.One of the first places you should endeavour to check out is Anegada, an island that is perched on a coral reef, unlike the other volcanically-formed islands that make up the British Virgin Islands. Despite being the second largest island in the territory, Anegada has a population of only 300, and it is here that you can see beaches, flamingos, and visit an iguana sanctuary, in addition to taking some time to yourself on the pristine beaches as you watch impossibly clear blue skies. Interestingly, there are almost as many wild cows as people on this island, making it an especially fascinating time for animal-lovers. One of the most popular destinations in the British Virgin Islands is The Baths, a National Parklocated on the beach on the island of Virgin Gorda. Positioned just 2 kilometres away from Spanish Town, The Baths provides charterers the opportunity to swim and snorkel among impressive granite formations that form tidal pools, tunnels, arches, and scenic grottoes and the unmissable “Cathedral” formation,which offers rope guides and wooden ladders to assist your exploration.

Sublime opportunities for scuba diving

Anyone on a British Virgin Islands luxury yacht charter, should recognise the calm, clear waters of the Caribbean as the perfect place for diving and snorkelling, but it’s the British Virgin Islands in particular that delivers. Although the reefs are amazing to explore in themselves, there’s one particularly special snorkelling feature the British Virgin Islands can boast about. In 2012, the Kodiak Queen, a U.S. Navy fuel barge and one of only five ships that survived the Pearl Harbor attacks in 1941, was repurposed as a water-bound art piece. Under the instruction of billionaire Richard Branson, the ship was sunk in order to function as an artificial coral reef and dive site. What makes this site truly unique, though, is the addition of a giant kraken sculpture made out of rebar and mesh, making this dive spot unmissable on your trip.

A perfect charter in every way

Whether you’re interested in the majestic local flora and fauna, wanting to dive among some of the most amazing reefs in the world or are simply wanting to enjoy rum cocktails with the locals, the British Virgin Islands is sure to satisfy. It’s also an excellent opportunity for first-time charterers to see what all the fuss is about, so now there’s no excuse to wait any longer!

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