You want to sail in Greece, but you down want the crowds – where should you go? Simple answer – the Ionian! Secluded anchorages, fair winds, and fantastic tavernas makes the Ionian one of the best places to sail in Greece!
Caribbean – BVI’s
Thinking about celebrating Christmas a little bit differently this year? Have your summer holiday plans been canceled and you’re looking for the next celebration? Then a BVI bareboat charter should be for you! With Scuba itineraries, and island hopping adventures – could this be the next tick on your to-do list?
French Polynesia – New Caledonia
Thinking about a sailing trip in the southern hemisphere far away from any local continent? How about New Caledonia?! A few hundred miles of the coast of mainland Australia lays the New Caledonian archipelago! Enjoy the peace and quiet of what these islands have to offer. An incredible mix of French and Polynesian cultures!
Portuguese Atlantic – The Azores
Do you have an Atlantic crossing on your bucket list? Do you need an area to test your sailing skills? Do you need a mile builder itinerary? Then the Azores is for you! An incredible mix of Atlantic and Portuguese culture with the backdrop like something from Jurassic Park. Explore the Volcanos and lava fields on your bareboat charter.
‘Tis the season – the season to organise your unforgettable Christmas getaway in the British Virgin Islands! Why not exchange the stockings for swimsuits this Christmas and New Year’s and charter one of our exquisite crewed catamarans; they will provide the perfect setting for you to create some amazing memories with your family and friends.
The Caribbean is one of the most diverse yachting hotspots in the world. Offering everything from the chic beach clubs of St Barths to the isolated anchorages of the Grenadines, there really is a Caribbean island for everyone. We have shared the latest Caribbean crewed catamarans to inspire your next vacation.
Join Captain Jesse and Christian onboard SCUBA DOO 50 and enjoy one of the most breathtaking BVI yacht charter vacations. Captain Jesse has been delivering memorable charters in the Virgin Islands for over 5 years. Therefore, he will show you his favourite anchorages designed around your snorkelling and scuba diving preferences.
Chef Christian has worked in some of the British Virgin Islands top restaurants. As your dedicated private chef, she will dazzle your tastebuds. Their joint passion to pamper and entertain your guests make this BVI charter crew the perfect team to guide you through this Caribbean gem.
Are you looking for the ultimate diving and water sports experience in the British Virgin Islands? Look no further than chartering the brand new Lagoon 52 GRACE with Captain Joseph and Britta next year. No matter whether you’re a beginner snorkeler or advanced scuba diver, Britta’s knowledge and expertise always deliver unforgettable experiences.
Joseph and Britta have fantastic connections with the local Virgin Islands community. Their contacts ensure that they have access to the freshest ingredients. Chef Joseph spent 5 years perfecting the art of fine dining with Caribbean influences aboard 120 Broward Motor Yacht Freedom. Get ready to be mesmerised by his incredible creations.
Join Captain Bruno and his daughter aboard the brand new Nautitech 46 in Martinique and the Grenadines. As one of the only crewed catamarans with a flexible cruising area, you will have unrivalled flexibility to discover a new Caribbean island. Captain Bruno loves nothing more than showing his guests the beauty of the different islands aboard sailing catamaran ILLUSION.
Chef Jessica has been sailing with Bruno ever since she was a toddler! Jessica has an extensive culinary repertoire, specialising in French and Mediterranean cuisine. As a result, she can easily adapt her menu to suit any guest preferences. Her hosting skills will make you feel right at home aboard ILLUSION!
So, what are you waiting for?
The Caribbean crewed catamarans book 12 months in advance. So speak to the Boatbookings Team today to plan the best 2021 yacht charter.
Specializing in Caribbean charters, here are our top 5 reasons to charter a yacht and why the British Virgin Islands is officially one of the best places in the world to charter for your 2020 holiday season!
Escape the bleak mid-winter and spend Christmas 2020 island hopping between the white sand beaches of the British Virgin Islands. The world’s best sailing conditions, island hopping, world-class scuba diving grounds, and a Christmas day conch meal. All of this plus an unforgettable New Year’s Eve makes the British Virgin Islands the only place to charter a yacht this Christmas!!
Christmas day on the yacht
Whether you’re a seasoned yachtie or sailing around the best sailing grounds of the Caribbean is something you’ve always dreamt of, a yacht charter in the BVI is guaranteed to make 2020 your best Christmas yet.
Although you’ll be on a yacht in the Caribbean, don’t worry there’s still plenty of decorations to make you feel just at home. Expect to see masts with fairy lights going to the top, red and white bikinis and palm Christmas trees!
Spend this Christmas walking around the white sand-beaches of Anegada and join in the local celebrations! Chose from having your own personal crew onboard to sailing solo around the many BVI white-sand beached islands.
New years eve at Foxy’s
Be sure to head to the island of Jost Van Dyke to bring in the New Year. Foxy’s on the island is renowned as being one of the top 5 parties in the world on New Year’s Eve.
Instead of celebrating the ‘New Year’, this bar celebrates the ‘Old Year’s Night’, making this iconic location different from every other New Year Party on the globe.
Hop off your boat and enjoy being in one of the best places in the world this New Year. Be sure to catch the theme before deciding on your outfits!
Switch the traditional family board games on Christmas day for a scuba diving lesson! Scuba dives are an extremely popular Christmas day activity and really make it a Christmas day to remember.
The BVI waters surrounding the islands of Norman Island are renowned for being extremely clear during the months of December and January. The Caribbean waters are full of different corals, turtles, shipwrecks and thousands of different species of fish.
Surprise your loved ones with a diving course and give the gift of the ocean this Christmas!
A Caribbean Christmas lunch
Eat like a local and celebrate the festivities with a freshly grilled lobster or conch! Head over to the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda for your Christmas lunch, be sure to book early this year as most restaurants serving local Caribbean Christmas delicacies tend to get booked up very quickly.
Unrivalled weather conditions
The trade winds blowing across the islands of the BVI offer a consistent breeze, ideal for sailing and for keeping slightly cool during this period. Christmas is without a doubt one of the best times of year to visit the BVI due to long, sunny days with ocean breezes coming through in the afternoon and slightly cooler evenings.
The BVI is known for ‘line of sight’ sailing and protected bays for anchorages and sailing. Unlike other locations in the Caribbean, the waters in the BVI are usually a lot calmer than many other locations.
Despite the saddening damage, caused by hurricane IRMA in 2017, the BVI’s are being cared for and maintained. The process of rebuilding infrastructure has been a work in progress since the hurricane struck, however, the BVI is back on track and the boat standards and sailing grounds are as popular as ever.
Don’t let the damage caused in 2017 put you off from a yacht charter in the BVI this Christmas – the BVI is up and running. For current information, we please see our “what is open in the BVI after Irma” page, which is updated regularly.
Give Santa a change from the chimney and let him slide down your mast this Christmas! Get in touch today!
The British Virgin Islands remain the must-visit sailing mecca in 2020. With the finest selection of BVI crewed and bareboat catamarans in the Caribbean, you will be dazzled by hidden anchorages, spectacular snorkelling and unforgettable sunsets. Trust us, our Broker team keep coming back every year! We continue to review the best islands for your specific requirements, including the beach clubs, bars and restaurants.
Nova at Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda
You have to add NOVA at Oil Nut Bay in Virgin Gorda to your 2020 BVI yacht charter itinerary. Nova floats on top of the cerulean Virgin Islands water and is the perfect venue to bring family and friends together this winter. The philosophy is all-around sharing delicious small plates in an exquisite setting that’s both energizing and relaxing. You will be able to sample global dishes featuring the highest quality local ingredients that will dazzle your tastebuds.
3-for-$10 cans of Carib, Leatherback IPA and Stowford Press Cider
2-for-$12 Doombar Beer
Bottles of Peyrassol Rosé $30
Bottles of Taittinger Champagne $70
$5 off Special Flatbread
Bloody Mary Bar: Bring a new hot sauce for the bar and receive your first Bloody Mary free
$5 Absolute Vodka
Bottles of Taittinger Champagne $70 includes fresh-squeezed citrus juice for mimosas
Oil Nut Bay is located at the far eastern tip of Virgin Gorda. Spend the morning swimming at The Baths, before sailing onto Oil Nut Bay for dinner. You can then spend the next day sailing up to Anegada for your lobster feast. We would highly recommend adding a stop to your BVI bareboat or crewed yacht charter itinerary this year. Speak to Ben in the Broker Team today to start planning the best BVI vacation to date!