This sample 7 day BVI itinerary is ideal for both bareboats and crewed catamarans that are for charter. Your 7 day British Virgin Islands – BVI itinerary will begin and end on Tortola in Road Town. Look forward to a week of private beachside dinners, bubbling natural jacuzzis and sunken ships as you explore this boater’s dreamland with your family and friends on your private catamaran.
Day 1 of your catamaran charter is an easy sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Norman Island, passing by some of the best snorkelling spots before stopping off at the legendary floating bar in the BVI – British Virgin Isladns. Spot the Indians, a dramatic series of rocks jutting out of the sparkling blue sea- this makes for a great snorkeling spot, with a unique series of fish to find. Spy the legendary Caves on Norman Island- with a kaleidocsope of marine life, it is no wonder that these caves inspired the classic novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stop off at Willy T’s, the pirate ship-turned-floating bar that everyone can’t stop talking about!
On day 2, you can look forward to a gentle cruise north east from Norman Island to Peter Island with your catamaran, with a swim and a snorkel at any one of the 5 paradise beaches on the British Virgin Islands. Deadman’s Beach is always a good idea if you’re looking to escape the sun for lunch at Deadman’s Beach Bar and Grill. Expect to find wood-fire pizzas, signature sandwiches or finger-lickin’ ribs while a steel band plays and charms their guests. If you can’t bear to leave, why not stay for an intimate dinner at Tradewind’s Restaurant which features the Caribbean’s most renowned chefs serving delicious Asian-Caribbean cuisine such as their sous vide duck breast or ricotta gnocchi. Before you leave, don’t forget to visit their new wine room with a collection of 300 selections.
Day 3 will take you to two of the smaller islands of the archipelago in the BVI, Salt and Cooper Island. On the south-western tip of Salt Island, you will find the legendary diving spot called the Wreck of the Rhone. Rewind to nearly 150 years ago, when a Royal Mail Ship heading from Southampton to the Caribbean, was hit by a devastating storm and sunk, leaving behind this fascinating time capsule. Today you can explore with the catamaran the remaining skeleton surrounded by crystal clear waters and new species of fish. Continue to Cooper Island to find the family owned eco resort – on it you can spend the afternoon browsing charming boutiques, coffee shops or even treat yourself to a massage at the Solé Spa.
Your fourth day will begin shortly after breakfast on board, passing by the privately owned Ginger Island which rises gracefully from the sea, surrounded by luscious mangroves. Beyond the hilly landscapes of Ginger Island and you will spy the Baths on Virgin Gorda- these natural jacuzzis that fill with seawater will certainly be a hit with both kids and adults. After a fairly complex trail, you will find colourful groves and dramatic granite boulders rising from the sea.
Enjoy a slow morning on Virgin Gorda, snorkeling in the crystal clear waters before continuing to the North Sound- a dazzling area of water on the northern tip of Virgin Gorda that is fringed by smaller islands of Moskito, Prickly Pear and Saba Rock, offering protected anchorages and exclusive resorts. Located in the North Sound Playground, stop off for an afternoon of kiteboarding, paddle boarding or even windsurfing!
Enjoy the sixth day of your charter further exploring the smaller islands within the North Sound Playground. Bitter End Yacht Club is always a popular place amongst our clients who come ashore- this is where “love of the water, family tradition, welcoming staff and the generous Caribbean spirit matter most”. Watch the sun set on your last evening at a private beachside dinner with your family and friends and choose from a tailored menu, suited to your preferences.
Your seventh day marks the end of your sailing charter in the BVI. Enjoy breakfast on board before beginning your final sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel passing by Scrub Island and Beef Island back to Road Town.