7 Day Virgin Islands Sailing Itinerary | Spring Break

Virgin Gorda,BVI Sailing Yacht Charter
 

Discover the Virgin Islands on this 7 day sailing itinerary to the best islands and attractions in both the US and the British Virgin Islands for Spring Break 2022

The British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands are without a doubt one of the most popular, yet relatively unspoilt, yacht charter destinations for sailors of all stripes. Whether you chose to charter a luxury crewed catamaran in the BVI or take the helm yourself and rent a bareboat sailing yacht, our Charter Experts will tailor an itinerary bespoke to you and your guests needs and interests.

More and more charters are now leaving from Charlotte Amalie on St Thomas, sailing to beautiful St John, and then taking in the many wonders of the British Virgin Islands. For Americans, it is easy to get to St Thomas, so instead of trying to fly or water taxi into Tortola, why not sail there and avoid the hassle?

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Day 1 - Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas to Caneel Bay, and Maho Bay, St John.

Caneel Bay
Caneel Bay

After arriving and picking up your luggage at the airport, meet your yacht at the marina in St. Thomas and head directly east to St John, one of the three main islands in the USVI. St John is almost entirely a National Park and offers many secluded bays and beaches.

Stop for lunch and snorkelling at the famous Caneel Bay.  When you've finished enjoying this beautiful bay, set off again for a short sail to Maho Bay. Enjoy paddle boarding, a walk on the beach or snorkeling with the sea turtles.

Watch your first Virgin Islands sunset while enjoying a beverage of your choice!


Day 2 - BVI Customs, The Caves, the Indians, and Deadman's Bay, Peter Island

Snorkeling at the Indians
Snorkelling at the Indians

Snorkelling Day! After a quick stop at the Customs House in Sopor's hole Marina, West End Tortola, your first stop is the Indians, dramatic rocks jutting out of the sea near Norman Island that offer fantastic deepwater snorkelling.

After a good snorkel there, have lunch and head over to the famous Caves at Treasure Point on Norman island, just around the corner from the Bight. These fascinating caves are reputedly the caves that gave inspiration to the book Treasure Island. Swim with the current to look at each cave in succession, for some amazing tropical fish in all their splendour.

Finally, head up to Deadman's Bay on the famous Peter Island. You're sure to see a sea turtle or two as you paddleboard or kayak to this gorgeous beach.


Day 3 - Wreck of the Rhone, The Baths, and North Sound, Virgin Gorda

the baths,Virgin Gorda,BVI
Enjoying the Baths

After a morning swim with the sea turtles, another day of seeing the best of the BVI awaits! The first stop is snorkeling or diving around the famous Wreck of the Rhone, a well preserved Steamer Mail Boat that sunk during a hurricane in 1867. You can see the propeller, the ribs of the boat, and normally a few inhabitants such as a big grouper.

Dry off and head north to the Baths, the most famous BVI attraction. Walk among these amazing boulders on the marked path, swim in the hidden pools, or just enjoy the beautiful beaches on both sides. If you head to the Baths in the afternoon, you'll likely find fewer crowds. You may want to hike up to the Top of the Baths restaurant for an amazing view of Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Then sail by the gorgeous beaches and villas on the way to famous North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Traditionally you would moor at the Bitter End Yacht Club, one of the renowned BVI hotels with a great marina. The Bitter End was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and is in the process of being rebuilt - check our BVI after Irma page to see if it is open. If not, consider anchoring at Mosquito Island. Dinghy over and enjoy a great dinner at the newly rebuilt Saba Rock Resort.


Day 4 - Anegada

Cow Wreck Beach,Anegada
Cow Wreck Beach, Anegada

Sail directly north to Anegada, past Richard Branson's Nekker Island that was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and is now fully rebuilt. This is the only sail that is not line-of-sight but it is an easy sail due north. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins along the way.

Anegada is an island different from the others because it is essentially a coral reef and not volcanic, and part of a massive reef protecting the BVI from the Atlantic. Moor with all the other catamarans and then it's time for some water sports and a long walk on the beach (or cab ride if you wish) to Cow Wreck Bar. You will fall in love with the long, uninhabited sandy beaches.  Maybe some more paddleboarding or tubing before a gorgeous sunset; they always seem to be amazing here.

Dinner ashore for grilled lobster caught that day and barbecued on the beach, and maybe some dancing in the sand! 


Day 5 - Guana Island

Secluded beach at Guana Island
Secluded beach at Guana Island

For another perfect and secluded beach, on an island that's green and virtually untouched, sail southwest from Anegada to Guana Island. Walk on the beach, and do some water sports in a secluded bay.


Day 6 - Sandy Spit, and then White Bay and Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke

Sandy Spit
Sandy Spit

On the way to Jost Van Dyke, a great snorkelling stop is Sandy Spit, the quintessential Caribbean deserted island. Have lunch and then head over to JVD!

White Bay,Jost Van Dyke
White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

Now that you're relaxed, it's time to take it up a notch as you zip over to Jost Van Dyke and spend the afternoon at the Soggy Dollar Bar, reputed as the world's best beach bar! Grab a "cheeseburger in paradise" and a t-shirt or two to commemorate your time here. You may want to check out the other bars and restaurants as well, such as Ivans Stress-Free, Gertrudes, or One Love - they all have a vibe of their own, and are certainly "beach rustic".

As the sun begins to set, head to Great Harbor for dinner ashore and, if the mood suits, dancing at the World Famous Foxy's Bar. 

[Experienced sailor's note - if you are arriving during high season, you may want to grab a mooring ball first in Great Harbor and dinghy over to White Bay - the mooring balls go quickly.]


Day 7: Buck Island, Charlotte Amalie (STT)

Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie

You have a downwind sail back to Charlotte Amalie, where you began. If you have time, stop by for a final swim at Buck Island for some amazing snorkeling before heading home. 

You will need to go through customs again when you enter St Thomas, as you are "back in the USA". Once you've passed through customs, you may want to enjoy the attractions of Charlotte Amalie including Emancipation Gardens, the 99 steps, and the historic Fort Christian. And of course, there's abundant duty-free shopping at Vendor’s Plaza or in any of the downtown boutiques.


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Our Top Virgin Islands Sailing Yachts

LIBRA - Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 - 4 Cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - BVI VIEW 4 REVIEWS 
LIBRA
    Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 - 4 Cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - BVI
  • Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 15.24 m
  • Year: 2020
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $24500 to $37000 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 15.24 m (51' )
  • Year: 2020
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"LIBRA is the perfect small catamaran for exploring the Virgin Islands with onboard diving!"

NAUTI CAT - Lagoon 50 - 4 Cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Gorda VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
NAUTI CAT
    Lagoon 50 - 4 Cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Gorda
  • Lagoon 50 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 14.75 m
  • Year: 2020
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $20700 to $26000 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 14.75 m (50' 11")
  • Year: 2020
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Join Captain Kyle for an ultra bespoke experience sailing the USVI this winter on their stunning Lagoon 50!"

GRACE - Lagoon 52 - 4 Cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - BVI
GRACE
    Lagoon 52 - 4 Cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - BVI
  • Lagoon 52 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 16 m
  • Year: 2020
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From $30000 to $32000 per week
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  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 16 m (54' 4")
  • Year: 2020
From $30000 to $32000
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"GRACE is our favourite Lagoon 52 crewed catamaran in the BVI with an outstanding crew. Captain and Chef Joseph will take you from one spectacular anchorage to the next, whilst his dishes will be even more mesmerising than the islands you will discover."

MAHASATTVA - Lagoon 620 - 4 Cabins - St Thomas - St John - Virgin Islands.
MAHASATTVA
    Lagoon 620 - 4 Cabins - St Thomas - St John - Virgin Islands.
  • Lagoon 620 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 18 m
  • Year: 2019
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $42200 to $45500 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 18 m (61' )
  • Year: 2019
From $42200 to $45500
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"One of the finest Lagoon 620s in the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands this charter season offering gourmet dining and onboard scuba diving!"

TELLSTAR - Lagoon Seventy 7 - 4 Cabins - Tortola - St Thomas - Virgin Islands - Virgin Gorda
TELLSTAR
    Lagoon Seventy 7 - 4 Cabins - Tortola - St Thomas - Virgin Islands - Virgin Gorda
  • Lagoon Seventy 7 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 23.5 m
  • Year: 2019
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $68000 to $70000 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 23.5 m (79' 10")
  • Year: 2019
From $68000 to $70000
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Spend a week on the Carribean's most sought after crewed catamaran!"

MOON BLOSSOM - Leopard 50 - 3 Cabins - Nassau - Tortola - St Thomas
MOON BLOSSOM
    Leopard 50 - 3 Cabins - Nassau - Tortola - St Thomas
  • Leopard 50 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 15.24 m
  • Year: 2019
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From $22400 to $25000 per week
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  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 15.24 m (51' )
  • Year: 2019
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"Experience the finer things onboard Captain Jamie and Thea's new Leopard 50 as you sail through the enchanting Exumas or Virgin Islands."

SCUBA DOO 50 - Lagoon 50 - 4 cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - BVI
SCUBA DOO 50
    Lagoon 50 - 4 cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - BVI
  • Lagoon 50 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 15.24 m
  • Year: 2021
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $25000 to $28000 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 15.24 m (51' )
  • Year: 2021
From $25000 to $28000
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"SCUBA DOO is the ultimate platform to explore the Virgin Islands, above and below the cerulean waters. Join Captain Charlie and Cammi for the adventure of the year!"

OUI CHERIE - Lagoon 52 - 3 Cabins - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - BVI
OUI CHERIE
    Lagoon 52 - 3 Cabins - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - BVI
  • Lagoon 52 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 15.85 m
  • Year: 2017
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From $28000 to $30000 per week
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  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 15.85 m (53' 1")
  • Year: 2017
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Highly sought after Lagoon Crewed Catamaran in sailing paradise. Combining an experienced crew, expansive outdoor spaces and impressive water toys, OUI CHERIE is the complete package!"

KRAZY KAT - Fountaine Pajot Samana 59 - 5 Cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Islands
KRAZY KAT
    Fountaine Pajot Samana 59 - 5 Cabins - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Islands
  • Fountaine Pajot Samana 59 Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 18 m
  • Year: 2021
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 0
  • From $33900 to $42900 per week
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  • Berths: 0
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 18 m (61' )
  • Year: 2021
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"Impeccable design and generous proportions effortlessly transform ordinary life into a once-in-a-lifetime experience of luxury, serenity and freedom."

RELENTLESS - Sunreef 60 - 4 Cabins - Virgin Islands - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - St John VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
RELENTLESS
    Sunreef 60 - 4 Cabins - Virgin Islands - St Thomas - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - St John
  • Sunreef 60 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 18.28 m
  • Year: 2020
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $47700 to $54000 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 18.28 m (62' 4")
  • Year: 2020
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"Look no further than the stylish and accommodating RELENTLESS for your next unforgettable charter experience!"

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