|Crewed Yacht Charters
What could be better than having the luxury of exploring the pristine waters and bays of the BVI while being looked after by an experienced crew who will take care of your every need. Whether you want to learn a little about sailing, indulge in some watersports, experience the low key but lively bars and restaurants dotted around the coast, try your hand at Scuba diving or simply relax and enjoy the peace of the idyllic islands while being cooked and catered for?
The British Virgin Islands are a rare paradise; they are largely unspoilt, and there are hundreds of quiet little coves to explore. If you want a beach to yourself you can certainly find one here! Likewise, if you want to experience some of the local culture there is plenty to keep everyone entertained, and the more lively beaches such as Cane Garden Bay provide local music, crafts, restaurants and lively bars for those who want to try the famous rum punches and other local cocktails.
A crewed charter means no stress of sailing or navigating, great food cooked for you, and setting your own pace in the privacy of your very own floating home. Depending on the size of the boat, the length of the vacation and the number of crew required, organizing your own private charter can actually be less expensive than joining a cruise ship - where you would have to share the boat with hundreds of others!
The BVI has an enormous range of crewed boats available for charter. Whether you're looking for a monohull, catamaran, trimaran or prefer the speed and convenience of a motor yacht, your charter broker is sure to be able to find something suitable. From a 37 foot monohull, to a luxury trimaran over three times that length, you are sure to find something that will comfortably accommodate your group.
An experienced broker will get to know you a little by your interaction prior to booking, and will match you with the most suitable crew. They can do this because they will know the crew on all the boats very well, and will have had feedback from previous charter guests. It's not just the boat that makes the vacation, but the people you meet along the way, especially if they are going to be with you for a week or more.
The importance of choosing a broker who lives in the islands and is always up to date with crew changes can not be overstated. That's why we recommend Destination BVI. It costs you nothing extra to book through a broker, and it makes all the difference. Plus the brokers are the first to hear of special offers and last minute deals that could be passed on to you!
Crewed Boats - Monohulls
Below is a list of crewed monohulls. For pricing details please contact your broker!
Crewed Boats - Catamarans and Trimarans
Below is a list of crewed multihulls. For pricing details please contact your broker!
Crewed Boats - Motor Yachts
Below is a list of crewed motor yachts. For pricing details please contact your broker!
Fleet Operators and Brokers
Below is a list of charter companies operating in the British Virgin Islands. The boats listed above may be booked through Sally at Destination BVI. The other companies listed may have a different selection of boats. Find out more by visiting their websites;
General BVI Information
We are in the process of compiling a comprehensive list of contact details and recommended activities, restaurants and hotels. In the meantime here are some links that will get you started;
If you want a few nights on land in Tortola before or after your charter, we recommend you take a look at the Jewels of the BVI website for a wide range of locally owned and operated villas and hotels. Rooms are very limited so advance booking is highly recommended. If you prefer to be on the western side of the island, the Sugar Mill has a great restaurant and rooms are nice, if a little expensive. If you prefer the privacy of your own villa with swimming pool and amazing views of the British Virgin Islands you might like to consider Mermaid Villa for a vacation villa rental in the BVI
If you are looking for reasonably priced vacation rentals on Virgin Gorda try Gordian Terrace. Cool breezes and panoramic views across North Sound await.
If scuba diving is your thing, but you're not fond of large groups, we recommend We Be Divin' (Tel: 284 494 4320). Based at Village Cay, the dive shop is conveniently located and the perfect place to start your Tortola diving adventure. If your boat is not equipped with dive gear / instructor then they are a great choice, as they will happily rendezvous with your boat and provide all the necessary dive gear and guidance. They also rent some of the best dive gear in the BVI.
For further information on the range of activities and accommodations, please visit the BVI Tourist Board website.