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British Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

The protected waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel in the northeast Caribbean Sea are the perfect setting for a sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

Picture tranquil turquoise waters lapping softly against the hull of your yacht, while a rainbow of tropical fish dart around below. In the near distance white-sand beaches fringed with towering palm trees and dotted with enticing beach bars line some of the island's coastline. Others remain uninhabited and waiting to be explored.

With its crystal clear waters, picture-perfect beaches, scenic anchorages and well-equipped marinas, the British Virgin Islands are an ideal sailing destination for every level of sailor. Easy deep-water island-hops, consistent trade winds, line-of-sight navigation and numerous anchorages make this a sailors paradise.

The Sunsail BVI location is scheduled to re-open December 9, 2017. Please refer to our latest Caribbean Updates for more information.

  • British Virgin Islands ASA 101/103/104 Sailing Course

    Do you dream of chartering in the British Virgin Islands but don’t have enough sailing experience? Would you like to brush up on your sailing skills in a laid back, friendly environment? Do you want to combine an incredible vacation with a learning experience that will last you a lifetime?

    Our award winning, American Sailing Association-certified Sailing School in the BVI is just the answer...

    • From our flagship base in the British Virgin Islands
    • Get certified in only 10 days!
    • ASA certified training
    • Learn while on vacation
  • Level 3 Sailing Courses - BVI ASA 103/104 Learn to Bareboat

    Over 7 days, this course builds on the material learned in 101, and comprises the navigation portion of the skills required to bareboat cruise. You will be taught to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary sailboat of 30-50 feet in coastal waters. You will learn the full spectrum of the details involved in chartering, including routine maintenance, sailing a compass course and planning provisioning.

    • Gain your ASA 103 and 104 certification
    • By the cabin or charter a full yacht for the family
    • Learn on vacation, with warm winds and turquoise seas!
  • British Virgin Islands ASA 105/106 Course

    Building on the foundations of Bareboat Chartering, Coastal Passagemaking (ASA 105 Coastal Navigation & ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising) is delivered in a 7 day package, just like our ASA 103/104 Course, Learn to Bareboat.  We combine the 105 shore-based theory with a ‘real-time’ practical navigation classroom afloat: learning, reviewing and then performing plotting techniques daily, with an emphasis on underway practice. This course is a full navigation theory and practical classroom.

    • From our flagship base in the British Virgin Islands
    • ASA certified training
    • Learn while on vacation
  • Level 3 Sailing Courses - British Virgin Islands ASA 114 Catamaran Course

    An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.

    • From our flagship base in the British Virgin Islands
    • ASA certified training
    • Learn while on vacation
  • Virgin Gorda One Week Flotilla

    Perfect for all levels of sailor, our one-week flotilla gives you a taste of all that this world-renowned cruising area has to offer. Admire the unique rock formations at Virgin Gorda; enjoy the myriad of watersports, restaurants and bars available at Cane Garden Bay or the superb snorkeling at The Caves on ‘Treasure Islands’ Norman Island.

    • Suitable for all levels of sailor
    • Consistent trade winds
    • Island-hopping
    • Fantastic island restaurants and bars
  • Jost Van Dyke Two Week Flotilla

    Sail among spectacular anchorages, hidden sandy coves and endless palm fringed beaches on this tropical adventure where you will find the crystal clear warm waters for snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. A two week flotilla here really allows you to explore this destination and reach the further a field spots that you would miss on the one week.

    • Beautiful beaches
    • Excellent sailing conditions
    • Caribbean relaxed lifestyle
  • Tortola Yacht Charter

    Arguably BVI Bareboat Yacht Charter is the most famous sailing destination in the world, a charter from Tortola won’t ever disappoint. Suitable for sailors of all levels the warm trade winds, sheltered waters and line-of-sight navigation provide more than enough reason for that well earned sundowner at the end of a hard days relaxing.

    • Line-of-sight navigation
    • Perfect for all levels of Charterer
    • Beautiful anchorages
    • Great for snorkeling, kayaking and diving