7 Unusual Water Sport Ideas for your BVI Charter!
Everyone knows that the tranquil waters of the British Virgin Islands are superb for swimming, waterskiing and a spot of snorkeling. However, sometimes the next step isn’t quite as evident. Our guide to the more exciting, unusual and unthought-of watersports available during your charter is guaranteed to make your holiday extra special.
Paddle Board Yoga - TRANQUILITY
Virgin Gorda provides a multitude of scenic settings near which you could take up Paddle Board Yoga, probably the healthiest watersport available. The Bitter End Yacht Club is one of the most prestigious pit stops in the world, while the geological formation of The Baths are definitely worth having as a backdrop. If you’re a fan of the downward dog on terra firma then trying it out on the soothing waves might just be your calling, providing you with relaxation, entertainment and a fitness kick. It's harder than it looks! The crew on our luxury catamaran TRANQUILITY are excellent for rustling up a healthy dish to complement your workout.
Halyard Flying – LADY KATLO
Halyard flying is one of the more unusual and exciting sports on offer in the wonderful waters of the BVI, whereby you’re catapulted on a rope towards the yacht’s spinnaker before being released into the refreshing waters of the Caribbean Sea. Position yourself off the mesmerizing sandy stretch of Loblolly Bay, where luxury catamaran LADY KATLO can float effortlessly along the coast. Here, your guests can try and spot some of the local dolphins from the spacious deck while you take it in turns to launch yourself into the gentle waves around you.
Kite Surfing – OCEAN VIEW
OCEAN VIEW, another gem in our BVI catamaran range, has ten sets of kite surfing equipment on board, suited to varying sizes and speeds, making her a terrific vessel for watersports in the Caribbean. The island of Anegada is one of the best areas in the BVI for kite surfing, as you’ll cut across the waves sharing the same wind as the famous pink flamingoes that inhabit the area. With plenty of space onboard OCEAN VIEW, your friends and family can get the perfect angle for that outrageous holiday photo of you cruising the Caribbean by kite.
Seabobbing – MAVERICK
The Seabob allows you to explore the underwater depths of the BVI or scoot along the surface at exhilarating speeds. The scenery of the BVI’s crystal blue waters, luscious green foliage and pristine white beaches will merge as you skim by the coastline of Peter Island and its famous Deadman’s Bay. MAVERICK, a stunningly beautiful catamaran, is the ideal yacht for trying out this high-octane water sport. With plenty of other toys on board too, Maverick is a fantastic option for enjoying the BVI with friends and family.
Family Diving – BAMARANDI
If you’re a first time diver, seeking a refresher course or looking to take your whole family into the Caribbean waters, then a spot of beginners diving is a great place to start. There are some fascinating areas around the BVI’s Salt Island, where all ages can take the plunge and explore the marine life beneath your luxury yacht, and BAMARANDI could be just the catamaran for you. With space for up to 10 guests, your whole family can come aboard, and diving instructor Captain Donald will teach you all the tricks of the scuba trade and what each area has to offer.
Extreme Diving – TELL STAR
For those who want to take their dive to the next underwater level, there are endless opportunities awaiting you in the Caribbean playground of the BVI. If you’ve already conquered the Wreck of the Rhone, then you’ll need to find some brand new sites. With both the captain and chef being certified divers on board TELL STAR, they’ll be glad to show you the hidden hotspots such as the submarine canyons and arches of the Dog Islands or Blonde Rock, an incredible sixty foot volcanic remnant.
There are two main hikes in the BVI and both provide a journey through extraordinary Caribbean flora and fauna, resulting in awe-inspiring views of the surrounding environment. Mount Sage of Tortola is the highest peak in the BVI, while Virgin Gorda’s National Park takes you to a viewpoint thriving with lizards, rare flowers and songbirds. A2 is a stylish and contemporary yacht, crewed by Jaco and Jenny who adore the local walks and hikes. They will be happy to show you their favourite routes!