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Welcome to CharterGuru, a brokerage for 500+ charter yachts in the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. The list of charter yachts available is continuously updated. We are brokers who have either lived or crewed in the BVI. Crewed yachts- sailboats, motor yachts, catamarans, all filtrable and a click away. We specialize in BVI catamaran charters, where we know the majority of the boats and crews in person, having crewed on yachts like Twin or King’s Ransom. Also, check out our Trustpilot score, we’re doing our best to work hard for the client.

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Most of our BVI charters start in Tortola. Nevertheless, it’s possible to start a crewed charter in Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Not all yachts are able to start the charter in the USVI. You’ll either want a yacht that is based in the USVI or we can arrange a St. Thomas pickup (with many yachts).

Top BVI Yacht Charters

Here are 3 articles with our top recommendations for yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands. The yacht choices are based on yacht layout, amenities, and client feedback.

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Types of Charters

There are two primary ways to break down our BVI yacht charters: Firstly, by how they are powered (this includes sails and motor) and secondly, by how many crew members are onboard (this can be none, captain only, or full crew).

Type of Yacht

☛ Sailing Yachts

Sailing yachts come in two primary types: monohulls and catamarans. Monohulls have a single hull, offering a traditional sailing experience with heeling and excellent upwind performance. Catamarans, with twin hulls, provide stability, speed, and spacious living areas. Monohulls excel upwind, while catamarans offer comfort, speed, and shallow draft advantages. Ultimately, the choice between them depends on individual preferences, sailing conditions, and intended use.

☛ Motor Yachts

Motor yachts and motor catamarans are power-driven vessels offering distinct advantages. Motor yachts provide luxury, speed, and long-range cruising, while motor catamarans offer stability, spaciousness, and fuel efficiency.
If you are planning a busy itinerary with a focus on exploring the many great destinations, you should strongly consider a Motor Yacht.

☛ Luxury Yachts

While the British Virgin Islands have traditionally been known as sailing destinations, we have seen a growing demand for luxury motor yachts among high-end clients. As the marinas compete to accommodate more and larger vessels, their numbers increase. There are now over 200 large (100+ feet meters) motor yachts operating in the BVI in the high season. The motor yachts offer more privacy and prestige, more water toys, and comfort as they can accommodate a larger number of guests and crew. (Note that jet skis are not allowed in the BVI).

Type of Crew

☛ Crewed Charters

Immerse yourself in luxury and choose a crewed charter where everything is taken care of, and you won’t need to think about a thing. A Crewed Charter usually includes at least a Captain and a Chef but can also cover a stewardess, masseuses, dive instructors, personal trainers, and yoga instructors. The boat is provisioned according to guest wishes and preferences. Since all the work is handled by the crew, the guests can really have a relaxed, laid-back time.

☛ Captain-Only Charters

Captain-only charters are a good middle ground between the crewed charters and the bareboat charters. It’s very much like car rental. You do the paperwork and rent the boat. The local experience of the crew should not be underestimated. A captain will know secret spots and is able to quickly analyze your preferences and types of vacation you wish (or need).

☛ Bareboat Charters

Bareboat charter is the budget-friendly option for qualified sailors. Originally intended for people who know the area, the price convenience caused that today, many of the bareboat captains would be better off with a captain-only charter. If you haven’t been to the BVI before or you haven’t that much experience sailing the boat you wish to charter (rent), consider a captain-only charter, you will thank us later:) At the moment, we don’t include bareboats in our search, please inquire directly and we can find a matching bareboat for you.

Common Issues On a BVI Yacht Charters

  • I got a boat from USVI – will I find out, after I sign the contract, that we’ll not go to the BVI at all?
  • All-Inclusive – what does it include?
  • Air Conditioning – does it run during the night?
  • APA- Advance Provisioning Allowance – are you going to have a daily overview?
  • Crew – what is the real crew feedback? How did they do on their last charters?
  • Crew Change – is your crew a part of the contract?

Not So Obvious Issues

  • are your cruising taxes included?
  • how long is your immigration procedure going to take? Minutes or hours?
  • will I lose a day in order to catch a Ferry to get an STT morning flight?

List of BVI charter companies

MooringsOne of the largest fleets, offers crewed and bareboat, sail or power.+1 284-393-2331Wickhams Cay 2,
Road Town,
British Virgin Islands
SunsailMoorings and Sunsail merged, creating the largest BVI fleet.+1 284-494-2226Wickhams Cay 2,
Road Town,
British Virgin Islands
BVI Yacht Charters (BVI/SXM Yachts)Third largest, offers mainly bareboats. True local presence, have been around for a while.+1 888-615-4006Joma Marina, Port Purcell
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
Horizon Yacht ChartersNice people there! Located in popular Nanny Cay, horizon is best known for their catamarans and crewed charters888-615-4006Nanny Cay Marina
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Motor YachtsAlexia & co are rolling it with the motor yachts only, always a pleasure to have a drink at Peg Legs. Virgin Motor Yachts offer also yacht ownersho plansDirect Dial:
+1 (284) 495 2526

USA Toll Free:
888 684 6486
H Dock

Nanny Cay
British Virgin Islands
TMM YachtsTMM, our neighbors, literally 50m from our BVI office. Nice selection of catamarans and yacht ownership plans. Thank you for letting us use your dock tables for some brilliant lunches!1-877-648-6721 Road Reef Marina
Road Town, Tortola, BVI
Conch ChartersOur other neighbours. Conch charter focuses on bareboats. Their motto: "Deals on keels" really sums up what's going on. Value bareboats, especially some nice catamarans.1 284 494-5793Waterfront Dr,
Road Town,
British Virgin Islands
Footloose ChartersThere always seems to be at least one catamaran from Footloose in White Bay at all times. A neighbor of Moorings and Sunsail.1-800-814-7245 Waterfront Drive,
Road Town,
Voyage ChartersCatamaran charters from Soper's Hole. Offers bareboat, captain only and crewed options.+1 410.956.6919Sopers Hole Marina, VG1130,
British Virgin Islands
MarineMax VacationsPower catamarans, located in Road Town.1 813 644 8071Waterfront Dr,
Parham Town,
British Virgin Islands
Alquila VelaThe BVI fleet consisting of various Lagoon catamarans and Dufour sailboats.Office: +1 284 346 2242
Cell (BVI): +1 284 340 2249
JY Harbour View Marina, P.O. Box 2814 East End, Tortola
British Virgin Islands, VG1120
Catamaran CompanyWith main office in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the BVI branch specializes in Sunreef, Lagoon and Gemini catamarans.1800 262 0308 Hodges Creek Marina,
East End,
Dream Yacht CharterAn international company with just under a 1,000 boats, 92 of which are located in the BVI (2/3 catamarans, 1/3 monohulls)866.469.0912Dream Yacht Charter
7080 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
VSV vacances SousA yacht charter company based in Canada. The BVI branch is based in Nanny Cay. Offers bareboat and crewed charters. They specialize in Bali catamarans.1.284.499.1711Nanny Cay Marina, ‘B’ Dock
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands, VG1110
SmithsGore BVI Real EstateLoving the BVI? One of the oldest BVI property agents in Tortola1 284 494 2446Britannic Hall, Main St.smithsgore.com

About the BVI

Most people would start with 50 islands and cays, right? Let’s start with the relaxed and chilled atmosphere where liming was invented (drinking/eating and chilling for hours without a defined schedule). It’s the freedom that you can have when sail to bars like Willy T, the optimism and positive energy that you recuperate over the course of your vacation, that’s what makes the BVI special.

You can immediately tell the people who arrived yesterday. Full of stress, solving small things… a bundle of nerves that we turn into after prolonged experience with the “real world.” After a few painkillers (the BVI signature drink) or Frozen Margaritas (Willy T is the place), every pain diminishes and the problems fade away. These same people leave after a week smiling, optimistic and full of energy.

Snorkeling at the Indians, diving the Wreck of Rhone, surfing at Bomba Shack (Capoons Bay) or  a visit to The Baths (Virgin Gorda) are the part of charter that provide those memorable moments people have been coming back for.

Top 6 BVI Yacht Charter Locations

The secret one are the best. The license plates of the BVI cars say “Nature’s Little Secrets.” That’s spot on. If you want to know some secret spots, talk to our brokers. Get on the chat or inquire about the yachts. Kerry has been the crew of a charter boat in the BVI for over 15 years. Well, let us give you some of the best-known places:)

The Baths on Virgin Gorda

A place where you must charter is The Baths. This spectacular place will enchant you and you will fall in love with the Baths. What is so special about this place that you have to charter there? The answer is simple: there are few places on earth that are quite so stunningly beautiful and this part of Virgin Gorda is among them. Big rocks settled in the silky soft sand are breathtaking and once you climb through them you will finish in Devils Bay.


Tortola is the largest island in the BVI and home to the capital where your charter most likely will start. The locals are welcoming and the island is home to numerous stunning white sand beaches like Smuggler’s Cove, Trunk Bay, and Cane Garden Bay, perfect for relaxing with a cold drink.

Nanny Cay is located on the south side of Tortola and is home to the modern Nanny Cay Resort & Marina, known for its great drinks and breathtaking sunsets. The area also hosts the renowned Spring BVI Regatta, attracting sailors from around the world.

Soper’s Hole Wharf & Marina, located on the West End of Tortola, is a charming spot for dining, refueling, and shopping, offering a peaceful atmosphere. This part of the British Virgin Islands truly feels like paradise, brimming with the sunny island’s vibrant energy and natural wonders.

White Bay

One of the main islands is very well known for yacht anchorages. On Jost Van Dyke will find amazing bars, restaurants with the pure Caribbean vibe. Once you come on your yacht charter to White Bay you will not want to leave ever. In the White Bay, the time stopped and you will have so much fun on your charter. Cold famous painkillers with delicious local food, you have to try this little nature secret in this paradise. Make sure to visit the famous Soggy Dollar Bar!!

Norman Island

Norman Island is known as Treasure Island and was the inspiration for the pirate novel of Robert Louis Stevenson. This island is the perfect place where to sail on your yacht charter if you are looking for adventure which may end with found treasure. After snorkeling and exploring the many caves that Norman Island offers, you can sail to Bight for outstanding food in Pirates Bight Restaurant and The Club Restaurant.

Sandy Cay & Spit Island

Sandy Cay and Spit Island, both tiny uninhabited islands near Jost Van Dyke, offers palm-lined shores and shallow reefs ideal for beachcombing and exploring marine life. Both destinations provide secluded beauty and relaxation, making them must-visit spots during a yacht charter in the British Virgin Islands.

The Indians

The Indians is a natural wonder and a must-visit destination for anyone on a yacht charter, offering a blend of natural beauty and snorkeling opportunities. This cluster of rugged islets features striking rock formations shaped by the elements. The main attraction is the submerged boulders, known as “The Caves,” providing a captivating underwater landscape.

Accessible by yacht, anchoring in the vicinity opens the door to an immersive experience. Snorkelers can explore vibrant coral reefs and encounter diverse marine life thriving in the crystal-clear waters.

North Sound

If the BVI is the mecca of yachting, the North Sound should be its capital.

North Sound is located on the north of Virgin Gorda, the primary method of transport there is by boat. It’s a rather secluded location, no doubt by design.

This Billionaire Playground first became popular in the 50s and 60s, thanks to the Washburn family, and gained even more attention in the 70s and 80s. Notably, Sir Richard Branson bought his second island, Moskito Island, here.

North Sound is a hub for sailing, hosting the annual Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous. You can also see people windsurfing and kitesurfing here. Plus, some of the best BVI diving locations, like Mountain Point, Cow’s Mouth, and Paul’s Grotto near Mountain Bay, are found in this area. It’s a playground for the wealthy but also a paradise for anyone who loves the sea and adventure.

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