Virgin Islands VI Sailing Itinerary
Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands Caribbean is among the best Cruise Destination and sailing holidays whether you charter bareboats or crewed boats.
Below is a sample one week US and British Virgin Islands sailing vacation itinerary. Your specific USVI and BVI yacht charter will be tailored to your interests and desires.
Whether you want to hide away in secluded coves, hike the island terrain, scuba dive everyday or get rowdy island style, the crew on your sailing or motor yacht will take you in beautiful Virgin Island holiday style.
You can start your VI charter from most any island, but the two with airports are St. Thomas, USVI (STT) and Tortola, BVI (EIS). See VI Info and Links for ferries, hotels and other useful travel information.
This example VI charter itinerary is with a St. Thomas departure and return.
Day 3: Sail to Sandy Spit for a morning of beach combing and amazing underwater exploration in the beautiful BVI.
Stay in Cane Garden Bay for the evening or sail to West End, Tortola for lunch and a trip ashore to Pusser’s Landing for a “Painkiller” and island shopping.
Catch the breeze to Cane Garden Bay, Tortola – (listen carefully to Jimmy Buffet’s song Mañana, as he sings about sailing to Cane Garden Bay!). How about a swing from a palm?
Day 4: Sail on to the Bight at Norman Island, nicknamed ‘Treasure Island’, as it is rumored to be the basis for the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Watch hundreds of Sergeant Majors (striped reef fish) encircle you at the water level Caves.
A lovely dinner aboard…refreshed and ready for some after dinner wildness at the floating “Wille T” bar…famous for all kinds of crazy human behaviors you can only get away with in the islands.
Day 5: Sail to Virgin Gorda, and frolic at the world famous geologically mysterious Baths, where house-sized boulders form fascinating pools and grottoes to explore.
Following yet another yummy lunch, sail on to North Sound, Virgin Gorda and visit the Bitter End Yacht Club for snorkeling, board sailing, water-skiing or hiking. Everyday is your day, so do what thrills you.
Day 7: If you are a diver you will not want to miss the coral-encrusted 1867 wreck of the British mail steamer R.M.S. Rhone. Others will enjoy more of the islands in their own way; relax on deck with a cocktail in hand, or hike a hill, as you wish.
In the afternoon, sail to Cruz Bay on St John to clear U.S. Customs. Browse the quaint boutiques or sail on to Christmas Cove on Great St James Island for one more chance at snorkeling or other watersports in the enveloping warmth of the Caribbean.
Enjoy your last evening aboard with another glorious Caribbean sunset, and memorable dinner in the beautiful warm Virgin Island breeze.