Top British Virgin Islands Yachting Route
British Virgin Islands
(Tortola - Tortola round trip):
The BVIs are ideal for sailing or cruising around onboard a luxury yacht. Not only because of the amazing bays, beaches, and diving spots but also because the distance between these islands is not that long. Here we present you with the ideal day by day sailing itinerary for the British Virgin Islands.
Day 1 - Tortola
The British Virgin Islands largest and capital island. Tortola can be reached both by sea and by air and then proceed to the marina with taxi or shuttle services. Island is famous for white-sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and ancient ruins. Don’t forget to look for authentic Tortolan souvenirs and to visit the Dolphin Discovery experience, it gives you a chance to swim, play, pet, kiss, and hug the dolphins.
Day 2 - Jost Van Dyke
Geologically interesting island because the east side is volcanic and the west side is more coral reef atoll. The island is inhabitant with many different species of birds. Visit the guarded secret of Jost Van Dyke the ”Bubbly Pool”, nature’s Jacuzzi formed tidal pool located behind jagged cliffs facing the open ocean coming from the North.
Must try ”The Painkiller”, a full-flavored rum cocktail that has become the essence of the Caribbean, originated and perfected at Sandcastle’s Soggy Dollar Bar in the 1970s.
Day 3 - Scrub Island
Island is privately owned with the remains of an abandoned airfield still exist. Island is a part of the Lesser Antilles, a group of islands that are young volcanic and coral islands. Home to the Scrub Island Resort Marina and Spa. Scrub Island Marina is the closest to the North Drop, the hot spot for world-record billfish. Marina is centrally located at the heart of the restaurants and shop in Marina Village.
Island has been identified as an important bird area, because of its nesting seabirds and other bird species. Whales are commonly seen west of Scrub, along the southern coastline.
Day 4 - Virgin Gorda
The main commercial and residential area is Spanish Town on the southwestern part of the island. Virgin Gorda is famous for its unusual geologic formation known as ”The Baths” located on the southern end of the island. The most notable ruin on Virgin Gorda is the old Copper Mine, a national park containing ruins of an abandoned 19th-century copper mine.
One of the great harbors of the world, North Sound, and historically Gorda Sound, lies at the northeast end of the island, bordered by four islands and connecting reef systems that keep the sound calm.
Day 5 - Fallen Jerusalem
The uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, located to the south of Virgin Gorda. It obtained its name from the large number of oversized volcanic boulders that are scattered over the island which give it the vague resemblance of a destroyed city. In 1974 was established Fallen Jerusalem National Park. Comprised of beautiful coastal vegetation and the endangered red-billed tropic bird can be seen on the island.
Secluded beaches border unforgettable snorkeling areas, North Lee Bay beach being the best on the island. Overnight is not encouraged, as there is no safe, overnight anchorage.
Day 6 - Anegada
Known for endless white sand beaches and 29 kilometers long Horseshoe Reef, one of the largest barrier coral reefs in the Caribbean. It was once an important scuba diving destination. In an effort to protect the reef, the BVI government has made anchoring on Horseshoe Reef illegal. Anegada is also known for the large salt ponds that cover much of the west end of the island.
Island is also home to rare or endangered animals include the Anegada rock iguana and several species of turtles. Many species of fishes can be found near Anegada, particularly in the deepwater off the North Drop to the north of the island.
Day 7 - Norman Island
250 years ago Norman Island acted as a prime hiding spot for pirates, holding a grin-worthy’s amount fo rich documented pirate history. Island is located at the southern tip of the BVI archipelago. One of the many wonderful things about Norman Island is that it boasts several truly spectacular anchorages. Some are perfect overnight spots, whilst others are for daytime use only.
Island is known for its cave explorations and chance to find orange cup coral and red sponge caves in the southwestern tip of the island at a location called Treasure point.
Day 8 - Tortola
On the last day of the cruise, explore one of the bays on the island. Long Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Josiah’s Bay, Lambert Bay, …
For those tired of heat and sun, stroll around the National Park in the rain forest at the top of Mount Sage offers a cooler alternative.