The British Virgin Islands (BVIs) and the U.S. Virgin Islands yacht charters are widely considered to be two of the world's finest cruising destinations. Having long attracted discerning travellers, the waters which surround the picturesque island chains boast outstanding views and enjoy a year-round warmth. Virgin Island yacht charters are particularly popular during the winter charter season, a stunning selection of mega yachts can regularly be seen cruising around this world-famous Caribbean island paradise.
Commonly referred to as ‘the BVIs’, British Virgin Island yacht rental vacations are popular for sailing yacht charters. Indeed, with steady trade winds, calm waters, and bright blue skies, there a few places better to unfurl a sail and enjoy the experience of being carried along by nature. As well as being a paradise for the intrepid sailor, the BVIs are also a perfect destination to explore from the comfort of a motor yacht. The vast array of untouched bays and dive sites, for example, are all easily accessible to motor yachts no matter how large they may be. Typically, those visiting the area on board a yacht will also make time to enjoy the mainland attractions found on Tortola. The largest of the British Virgin Islands, this destination boasts a remarkable selection of restaurants, bars, and boutique stores. Equally popular amongst the SuperyachtSet, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are home to well-equipped harbours and suitably positioned anchorages.
Lined with white sand beaches which look out across cobalt blue waters, renting a yacht in the US Virgin Islands is simply bliss. Just as revered as their British neighbours, the major islands here include St Croix, St Thomas, and St John. Usually, superyacht charters in the U.S. Virgin Islands will begin and end at St Thomas as the main port is located here. The capital of the islands, Charlotte Amalie, is also located on St Thomas and is home to a range of outstanding bars and restaurants. With numerous historic towns, national parks, and romantic retreats found around the surrounding islands, there’s plenty to see and do in this part of the world. Ideal for families as well as groups of friends, a charter vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands can be styled to meet the needs of any party configuration.
A yacht charter itinerary in the Virgin Islands can combine both the US and British Virgin Island. The pristine beauty of St. John is a popular starting point for charters here, and will include stunning hotspots like Norman Island, Tortola, Peter's Island, Virgin Gorda and North Sound.
When planning a private yacht charter vacation in either the BVIs or the U.S Virgin Islands, consider what kind of activities you’ll be keen to try out. If you’re interested in snorkelling, for example, you might want to think about heading out to the British Virgin Islands. On the other hand, if you’re more inclined towards hiking trails and untouched beaches, the U.S Virgin Islands might be a more appropriate choice. To find out more about the incredible possibilities on offer, be sure to take a look at our example itineraries here.
For more information about renting a luxury charter yacht in the Virgin Islands, you'll need to get in touch with your preferred Yacht Charter Broker. They will be able to help plan your dream itinerary, combining your desires with recommendations about the best time to visit this idyllic destination.
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