BVI 7 Day Catamaran and Sailing Charter Itinerary
7 Day British Virgin Islands Sailing Itinerary - Suitable for BVI Bareboat Sailing Boats and Catamarans
Our 7 day BVI itinerary is ideal for both bareboats and crewed catamarans. Your 7 day British Virgin Islands itinerary will begin and end on Tortola, which is easily accesible from neighbouring St Thomas by ferry or plane into Beef Island. The Virgin Islands are the finest crusing grounds in the Caribbean for monohulls and catamarans.
You will experience the stunning anchorages around Virgin Gorda, the amazing attractions at The Baths, as well as stunning beach bars of Jost Van Dyke. The Boatbookings Brokers have 15 years experience delivering the finest sailing experience for friends and family, so they look forward to maximise your time in the Caribbean!
Day 1 - Tortola to the Bight, Norman Island
Day 1 of your charter is an easy sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Norman Island, passing some of the best snorkelling spots in the BVI. Spot the Indians, a dramatic series of rocks jutting out of the sparkling cerulean waters before exploring the legendary Caves on Norman Island. With a kaleidocsope of marine life to be discovered, it is no wonder that these caves inspired the classic novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This is the perfect way to settle into island life, finding the perfect ancorage off Norman Island to took into your first Caribbean inspired BBQ with your friends and family.
Day 2 - Norman Island to Peter Island
On Day 2, you will enjoy a gentle sail north east from Norman Island to Peter Island, with a swim and a snorkel at any one of the 5 paradise beaches. Deadman's Beach is always a popular place, where you can get the paddle board and kayaks out to explore the bay. There are many amazing anchorages which will be the perfect setting for your second night onboard. If you fancy a change of scenery, head around the point to Great Harbour Peter Island for another beautiful setting for your second night onboard.
Day 3 - Peter Island to Salt & Cooper Island
Day 3 will take you to two of the smaller islands of the archipelago: Salt and Cooper Island. On the south-western tip of Salt Island, you will find the legendary diving spot called the Wreck of the Rhone. Rewind to nearly 150 years ago, when a Royal Mail Ship heading from Southampton to the Caribbean, was hit by a devastating storm and sunk, leaving behind this fascinating time capsule. Today you can explore the remaining skeleton surrounded by crystal clear waters and new species of fish- watch nature in action as more and more of the ship becomes engulfed, bringing her back to life with a spectrum of coloured corals, playful fish and lurking eels.
Day 4 - Cooper Island to Ginger Island to the Baths, Virgin Gorda
Day 4 will begin shortly after breakfast on board, passing by the privately owned Ginger Island which rises gracefully from the sea, surrounded by luscious mangroves. Beyond the hilly landscapes of Ginger Island and you will spy the Baths on Virgin Gorda; these natural jacuzzis that fill with seawater will certainly be a hit with both kids and adults. After a fairly complex trail, you will find colourful groves and dramatic granite boulders reaching from the sea up to the clear sky- a stunning reward for the work you put in! Spend the night in Long Bay Virgin Gorda for a short sail tomorrow to the North Sound Virgin Gorda.
Day 5 -The Baths Virgin Gorda and Eustatia Island
Enjoy a slow morning on Virgin Gorda, snorkeling in the crystal clear waters before continuing to the North Sound, a dazzling area of water on the northern tip of Virgin Gorda that is fringed by the smaller islands of Moskito, Prickly Pear and Saba Rock which provide protection for anchorages and exclusive resorts. Located in the North Sound Playground, stop off for an afternoon of kiteboarding, paddle boarding or even windsurfing at Eustatia Island before finding refuge at Oil Nut Bay Virgin Gorda.
Day 6 - Scrub Island and Jost Van Dyke
Day 6 will be a fantastic sailing day crossing the Sir Francis Drake channel once again past Beef Island Tortola to Scrub Island. For those wishing to snorkel, the Dogs are the perfect place on route. If anyone in the group is looking to enjoy spa treatments, you will not find a better place than Scrub Island. Stop for lunch before continuing towards Manchioneel Bay Little Jost Van Dyke, where you can spend the evening with amazing views. Day 7 has beach bars galore!
Day 7 - White Bay Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke is just a short sail away and the perfect way to spend the final day in the British Virgin Islands. Get to White Bay Jost Van Dyke early in the morning to find the best anchorage before heading onto the beach to sample the best Painkillers and Beach bars in the BVI. Anchor off Cane Garden Bay for your final night onboard; you will have had such an amazing experience that all you will want to do, is do it all again next year.
Get in touch with our team of experienced brokers to start planning your family charter holiday in the British Virgin Islands!