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Recent British Virgin Islands BVI reviews

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    "What a wonderful time we had aboard "Pride" with her absolutely delightful crew. Every day brought new adventures, lots of laughs, great memories and great food...did I mention cocktails and beautiful sunsets...just spectacular! We definitely recommend this property and certainly hope we will have the good fortune to join them again aboard "Pride" in all of her crowning glory and classic beauty!!"
    Guest: Mary Anne Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 17, 2014
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  • An Awesome Experience!

    "Our trip aboard Ayacanora was everything we’d hoped it would be. Unsure if we could handle 7 days at sea, we booked a three night cruise and Mike and Roberta (along with Rick, we had tri-captains :)) gave us an experience we’ll never forget. Ayacanora is spectacular. It was really cool seeing passengers on other boats taking pictures of her. We knew we wanted to snorkel the caves at Norman Island and see the Baths on Virgin Gorda but, other than that, what we had no agenda other than to relax, enjoy a good sail and snorkel and anchor in some crystal clear, calm water. One night at The Bight and two in Pond Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as a sail to Leverick Bay did the trick. And the food! We told Roberta that we’d happily eat seafood for dinner every night and she absolutely nailed it—freshly caught poached lobster over cheese ravioli, grouper with roasted potatoes and green beans with bacon, shrimp and scallops over wild rice with shaved zucchini and carrots. Are you drooling yet? Happy hour treats included crab cakes, pesto pinwheels and lobster and crab puff pastries. Oh, and there were freshly baked blueberry muffins and amazing cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Sorry, Roberta, but we do hold you responsible for some of the weight we gained! We so enjoyed getting to know the three of you as we shared those late-night conversations in the cockpit. Seeing the Southern Cross and phosphorescent algae for the first time was just icing on the cake. Thank you for a fantastic experience. Mark and Jamie"
    Guest: mnjiphx Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 4, 2014
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  • A SORANA New Year

    "My family just spent a week aboard M/Y SORANA in the BVI's for New Years 2014. It will be a life long remembered trip. Jessica from The Charter Yacht Company made sure that every fine detail was included in our experience. Most of all I can't say enough good stuff about M/Y SORANA and the wonderful crew of John Marc and Marie. Combining the location, the boat, the service provided by the crew and most of all the fine food prepared by Marie this was by far the best vacation my family has ever experienced. It is thumbs up from us.....a true 5 STAR Experience from start to finish. We just hate it had to end....but we will return!!"
    Guest: Brotopia Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 9, 2014
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  • Catalyst - May 2014

    "We just completed the half-board on Catalyst for 7 days - it was phenominal! All island stops were well organized - every detail to include snorkling, swimming, customs, shopping, eating, & reservations were already considered and planned out by our Captain. The meals were delicious, down to the preparation, presentation and taste - with absolutely zero complaints. The catamaran is spacious with plenty of room on top to relax in the sun or take cover under the bimini for shade. The scenery was truly incredible, unlike any other place we've been. Snorkling allowed glimpses of beautiful fish, sea turtles, sting rays and many other sea life in the lovely blue and green clear ocean waters. Our favoirite stop was Saba Rock - watching the tarpin feeding. There was just the right amount of interraction with the Captain, very knowledgeable and he provided great detail on the history and stories of the different islands. A vacation truly designed for disconnecting with very limited decision making necessary."
    Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 8, 2014
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British Virgin Islands BVI Travel Tips

BVI Sailing and Charter Options

The British Virgin Islands are well known for their optimal sailing and cruising conditions. There are numerous marinas and well maintained ports that offer safe anchorages throughout the year. Many people in the yachting fraternity visit the BVI to take advantage of the great weather and enjoy their favorite pastime – sailing. There are several charter options available including bareboating. Visitors can choose from luxurious motor yachts, catamarans and mono hull keelboats. Some yachts have the capacity to accommodate as many as 10 people in double or twin-sharing cabins.

Most people opt to have a skipper and crew on board so they can simply sit back and relax and not have to worry about navigating routes and weather patterns. Other people simply love sailing and opt for bareboat or private charters where they can get involved with rigging the sails and steering course. Extensive navigation information is available which makes cruising and island hopping a pleasure. For people that may own a yacht in other parts of the world, being able to charter a yacht in the British Virgin Islands offers a great vacation option. For less experienced skippers, the British Virgin Islands offer relatively calm waters where you can hop between islands while always retaining a line of sight to land. Experienced skippers can sail a little further afield and take advantage of the great trade winds.

For families, a charter yacht is a great way to enjoy some island hopping and still have a great family vacation. Everything is self-contained on the yacht and you can drop anchor to snorkel or swim whenever you want. Stocking up on supplies is easy as most ports have supermarkets within a short taxi ride of the marinas.

Seasons to Consider BVI Charters

The British Virgin Islands are located in Caribbean and as such are subject to hurricanes and tropical storms in the rainy season. Hurricane season is considered to run from early June through to late November, with storms occurring most frequently in August and September. These months are naturally not suitable for cruising. The most popular charter season is during the drier months from December through to April. Trade winds provide excellent sailing conditions for most of the year and the sea swell is generally moderate.

Tropical Paradise on British Virgin Islands Vacations

The British Virgin Islands enjoy a year-round warm tropical climate. The calm turquoise waters offer a wide range of activities. Snorkeling and fishing equipment is standard on most yachts. If you are a keen diver then you can request a yacht that has a compressor on board to refill dive tanks and includes the services of a qualified dive master who can show you the island's best dive sites. Many of the yachts are equipped with tender boats so that you can easily go ashore and enjoy some sightseeing. Sometimes it’s great to be able to anchor in a bay and enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants, shop for crafts or souvenirs, or take an afternoon out to visit the museums.

Caribbean Yachts and Cruises in BVI

There are few things as relaxing as sitting on the deck of a yacht in a tropical paradise while sipping on a cocktail or reading a good book. The gentle motion of the sea and the cooling breeze keep you comfortable as you cruise between the different islands. Island hopping is always a great way to explore the British Virgin Islands. Doing so on a yacht saves you time and hassle that would be spent on taxis, ferry crossings and moving from hotel to hotel. You can enjoy a vacation at your own pace.

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