departing within next 6 weeks
Spend the day swimming in the pristine waters, snorkelling or scuba diving on world renowned reefs and dive sights such as the wreck of the Rhone, or the beautiful Indians all teeming with exotic marine life.
Explore the natural wonder and hidden secrets of the islands such as the breath taking Baths on Virgin Gorda, a unique formation of huge granite boulders and pristine white sand beaches. The BVI is host to some renowned sailor’s bars including the legendary Foxy’s on Jos van Dyke, and the Soggy Dollar bar, home to the famous Painkiller punch! With so many great spots to visit, all just a short sail apart, cruising the BVI has something for everyone. With line of sight navigation and a myriad of activities available, the BVIs are a wonderful choice for families.
Between the 1st of July – and the 31st of October
Between the 1st of May – and the 15th July
The BVI is a sailor’s paradise, with reliable trade winds, and calm sheltered crystal clear waters A BVI yacht charter is a must. Basking in sunshine year round, it is easy to see why this is the most popular cruising ground in the Caribbean. Line of sight navigation with few hidden hazards make the BVI the perfect introduction to Caribbean sailing.
Season Trade winds season: from November till June the trade winds are from the North East, average 15 to 25 Knots. Stronger winds can occur in December/January, the famous X Mas wind. In the summer months the trade winds are from the South East, and a little weaker, averaging 10 to 15 Knots.
Hurricane season runs from June till October. The sailing area is less crowded when there is lighter wind in the summer months.
BVI is a tropical climate and warm all year round with temperatures staying a balmy 30°C.
There are regular scheduled flights from the UK to Antigua. Flights from Uk to Antigua depart from London Gatwick with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic or London Heathrow with Condor . LIAT operate scheduled services that connect you from Antigua to Beef Island Airport in the BVI.
National Park Day Time Mooring Permits
The National Parks Trust of the British Virgin Islands has established a system of daytime moorings in reef sensitive areas. This is to eliminate the erosion of reefs but also to help damaged reefs to recover.
For this reason, should you wish to moor, snorkel or dive in any of the BVI National Parks, a Mooring permit is required. The cost is dependent on the number of passengers but it ranges from $25 per boat per week for 4 people to $55 per boat per week for 10 people and is charged in advance along with the charter fee. The permit is issued on arrival at the base.
This is a government tax that enables you to cruise around the British Virgin Islands.
The Latesail team are all experienced sailors who can help you find the perfect charter. Get in touch and we are happy to provide a personal service.
Call us on: 01227 479900