Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Sailing vacations

81 °F
Average temperature(Jun-Sept)
1
Sailing experience level

The Caribbean yacht charter capital

Tortola is a sailor’s paradise, blessed with year-round warm weather, steady trade winds, calm, cobalt-blue waters and bougainvillea-clad hillsides. This is the yacht charter capital of the Caribbean, and arguably the most famous sailing destination in the world. 

Throughout the British Virgin Islands (BVI), you’ll find sheltered harbors, sun-soaked beaches, pirate bars and jaw-dropping shipwrecks. Give island life a go, and you won't want to leave. Relax and bask in the spectacular scenery; taste the French-Caribbean fusion cuisine; and explore the tiny villages scattered along the shores of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Head for the dramatic rock formations of The Baths on Virgin Gorda to see immense boulders, grottos and natural pools, or let your imagination loose with tales of pirates and treasure caves on Norman Island, the model for ‘Treasure Island’. See sunken shipwrecks and a spectacular range of tropical sea life while diving Anegada, the BVI's unique coral atol. 

Ideal for families, groups and couples, the BVI offers easy deep-water island hops, line-of-sight navigation and plentiful sheltered anchorages.

BVI Bareboat & Flotilla Itinerary

Bareboat routes

BVI Updated Itinerary
Experienced sailors

BVI Updated Itinerary

  • Lobster dinner on Anegada
  • Rum punch in the sun
  • The Baths National Park
  • Explore the beach bars on Jost Van Dyke
  • Adventure and watersports in Virgin Gorda
  • Treasure hunting on Norman Island
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
1
At least 5 days or 100 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Level 1 destinations offer the easiest, most forgiving sailing, ideal for novices and less experienced sailors. Lazy line mooring, line-of-sight navigation and calm conditions mean you won’t sail outside your comfort zone.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
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Min temp
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Avg precipitation
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Avg wind speed
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Dominant wind direction
Beef Island (Tortola)
January82706810ESE
February82705410ESE
March82705648SE
April84728810SE
May847312910SE
June86757310ESE
July86758511ESE
August887512410ESE
September88751439SE
October86751619SE
November84731619E
December827211910E

Address

Wickams Cay II

PO Box 139

Road Town

Tortola, BVI

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun from 8:00am - 5:00pm

Nearest airport
Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport

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Types of yachts
40 yrs
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