BVI Yacht Charters
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, motoryachts, catamarans, all filtrable and a click away. We specialize in BVI catamaran charters, where we know 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 BVI charters start in Tortola. Nevertheless, it’s possible to start a crewed charter in Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Island. 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).
The crewed charter usually includes at least a captain and a chef. The boat is provisioned according to guest wishes and preferences. Since all the work is handled by the crew (captain handles the boat and the chef handles the food, and often more (diving, watersports)), the guests can really have a relaxed, laid back time.
Captain only charter
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. 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 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.
List of BVI charter companies
|Moorings||One of the largest fleets, offers crewed and bareboat, sail or power.||+1 284-393-2331||Wickhams Cay 2, Road Town, British Virgin Islands||moorings.com|
|Sunsail||Moorings and Sunsail merged, creating the largest BVI fleet.||+1 284-494-2226||Wickhams Cay 2, Road Town, British Virgin Islands||Sunsail|
|BVI Yacht Charters (BVI/SXM Yachts)||Third largest, offers mainly bareboats. True local presence, have been around for a while.||+1 888-615-4006||Joma Marina, Port Purcell|
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
|Horizon Yacht Charters||Nice people there! Located in popular Nanny Cay, horizon is best known for their catamarans and crewed charters||888-615-4006||Nanny Cay Marina|
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
|Virgin Motor Yachts||Alexia & 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 plans||Direct Dial:|
+1 (284) 495 2526
USA Toll Free:
888 684 6486
British Virgin Islands
|TMM Yachts||TMM, 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 Charters||Our 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.||1 284 494-5793||Waterfront Dr, |
British Virgin Islands
|Footloose Charters||There 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,|
|Voyage Charters||Catamaran charters from Soper's Hole. Offers bareboat, captain only and crewed options.||+1 410.956.6919||Sopers Hole Marina, VG1130, |
British Virgin Islands
|MarineMax Vacations||Power catamarans, located in Road Town.||1 813 644 8071||Waterfront Dr, |
British Virgin Islands
|Alquila Vela||The 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 Company||With main office in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the BVI branch specializes in Sunreef, Lagoon and Gemini catamarans.||1800 262 0308||Hodges Creek Marina, |
|Dream Yacht Charter||An international company with just under a 1,000 boats, 92 of which are located in the BVI (2/3 catamarans, 1/3 monohulls)||866.469.0912||Dream Yacht Charter|
7080 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
|VSV vacances Sous||A yacht charter company based in Canada. The BVI branch is based in Nanny Cay. Offers bareboat and crewed charters. They specialize in Bali catamarans.||1.284.499.1711||Nanny Cay Marina, ‘B’ Dock|
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands, VG1110
|SmithsGore BVI Real Estate||Loving the BVI? One of the oldest BVI property agents in Tortola||1 284 494 2446||Britannic 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.
BVI yacht charters ready for business following Irma and Maria
If you’re wondering if chartering in the BVi is a good idea due to the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, note that all locations are running well as of January 2018 Not all facilities might have operational kitchens, but we’ve had no security incidents and guests returning from charters are giving chartering in the BVI thumbs up.
A charter guest report:
Just coming to the end of two weeks charter around the BVI. Our experience so far:
Big shop at Riteway in Road Town – They had everything we need for two weeks,
Leverick Bay shop very well stocked,
Riteway in Spanish Town not so good,
Nanny Cay also well stocked for a top up shop.
Some provisions available in Anegada.
Manuel Reef, Spanish Town, Nanny Cay.
Nanny Cay and Spanish Town.
Most are back up and running and most take cards except a few (Leverick Bay and Potters by the sea). Omars in Sopers Hole is just perfect for Breakfast.
Most are not good for overnight stop, except Leverick Bay. However Nanny Cay has all you need – Water, Restaurants, ATM, WiFi, Showers. We stayed on the only working pontoon which is the fuel dock, but very limited space.
Sopers Hole has plenty of Mooring Bouys, Omars is open and so is Upstairs at Pussers landing – but do not park your dinghy in front of Pussers.
Anegada was just great. Up and running. Big Bamboo, Cow Wreck, Potters all good. Car rentals, shops and gift shops all open.
Jost Van Dyke – Soggy dollar, Hendos hideout and Foxys were fabulous.(steak at Foxy was perfect)
Bubbly pool is reachable, but less pretty than before.
Virgin gorda – Baths excellent, Leverick Bay great entertainment and food.
Stay at Leverick and Taxi to the Baths with Cyril. Avoid Saba and Bitter End – it’s not a nice sight, anchor further south west of these, or anchor behind eustasia Island.
Still a great place and srill very much worth coming to now.
Recommended islands for a BVI yacht charter
BVI yacht charter anchorages
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
- Tortola (Nany Cay, West end-Soper’s Hole Wharf & Marina, Cane Garden Bay…)
- White Bay (Soggy Dollar, Ivan’s, Uncle Wendell’s, bars…)
- Sandy Cay and Sandy Spit
- Norman Island Caves, the Indians and Willy T
- North Sound, Virgin Gorda
British Virgin Island is little Nature secret in Caribean. The biggest island with capital is Tortola, where your yacht charter vacation will start. On the island, you can feel that time stopped and offers a pure experience of virgin nature. People on Tortola are very friendly and welcoming each tourist on the island. But not only friendly people with big hearts are the real treasure, but also white sand beaches as Smuggler’s Cove, Trunk Bay, Cane Garden Bay where you can enjoy cold drinks and soft sand. Warm, friendly and hospitable these are words which describe Tortola. This island has a wide variety of places to stay, from luxury resorts and private villas to a campground where you will become a part of little nature secret.
Nanny Cay is located on the south side of Tortola and you will find there new modern Nanny Cay Resort & Marina, where you can experience cold drinks and unforgettable sunsets. After your charter vacation, you can enjoy your stay in adorable Hotel nested in a tropical garden. Spring BVI Regatta is very famous, and all sailors across all world come to Nany Cay to attend this biggest event of the year on the island.
Soper’s Hole Wharf& Marina- West End
If you are looking for paradise then the British Virgin Islands and part of Tortola called West end is your destination. The biggest island Tortola has many secrets of Nature, where you feel the vibe of this sunny island. West End-Soper’s hole Wharf& Marina, is not too big but very lovely marina where you can enjoy good food, refuel your boat and shop. In evening you can experience sky full of stars.
If the BVI is the mecca of yachting, the North Sound should be it’s capital. Pristine bays, sandy beaches where you are often alone.
North Sound is located on the north of Virgin Gorda, the primary methods of transport there is by boat. It’s a rather secluded location, no doubt by design.
This Billionaire Playground has been started in the 50’s and 60’s by the Washburn family, picking up momentum throughout the 70’s and 80’s. Notably, Sir Richard Branson purchased his second island, Moskito Island, in a prominent location in the North Sound.
The activities – let’s start with sailing – North Sound being the ultimate sailing destination and hosting the annual Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and Randevouz.
Apart from the main factor, you can see people windsurfing and kiting. Some of the most beautiful BVI diving locations are located here, namely the beautiful Mountain Point, Cow’s Mouth and Paul’s Grotto near Mountain 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.
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 snorkelling and exploring many caves which Norman Island offers, you can sail to Bight for outstanding food in Pirates Bight Restaurant and The Club Restaurant.
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 so you have to charter there? Answers are simply, 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 thru them you will finish in Devils Bay.