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Caribbean

Sailing The British Virgin Islands

From €1249pp
Departure Date
Departures throughout the year
Duration
7 Days
Destination
British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Price
From €1249pp
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Embark on a week-long sailing trip around the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands are among the world’s most popular sailing destinations and you only have to look around to understand why.

Laid back and low-key, the BVIs are flat-out gorgeous to sail and explore.

Hop aboard our state-of-the-art catamaran and discover secluded coves, impossibly beautiful snorkelling spots, and breathtaking islands virtually untouched by humans.

Added bonus: your expert CEO knows this place so well, you’ll discover stuff not even the locals know.

Is this tour for me?

  • Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

  • Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

  • Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

  • Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 8

  • Age requirement: 16+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Note:

The British Virgin Islands were among the Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. While there may be some minor changes to the itinerary, all necessary tourist infrastructure on the BVIs is operational, and the islands themselves are as hospitable- and beautiful- as ever.

Day 1: Tortola/British Virgin Islands

Meet your group at an early afternoon meeting at Hodges Creek on Tortola Island before boarding the catamaran.

Meet the skipper, and head to a local shop to purchase food, water and snack items for the boat as part of the food kitty you will contribute to. Hop on deck to enjoy lunch aboard. Anchor in the evening, following dinner.

On our BVI sailing trip the G Adventures Skipper/CEO will help you make a food kitty, where $80USD per person, per week will be added to the kitty for small food items on board to cover breakfasts, lunches and the odd dinner.

Breakfasts and lunches are prepared by yourself, and most dinners are taken ashore at local restaurants.

Arrival Day

Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.

Sailing Welcome Meeting (13:00/ Afternoon)

Welcome aboard! Before setting sail meet the skipper and the rest of the group at a welcome meeting. Your skipper should be easy to spot in a G Adventures shirt or with a G Adventures flag at the skipper table.

Days 2- 6: British Virgin Islands

Continue on course through the picturesque islands – a sailor's dream. Commonly referred to as the BVIs, the British Virgin Islands are located among the entire Virgin Islands group.

Spend time exploring uninhabited islands, white sand beaches, snorkelling, or catching some rays. Spend evenings enjoying breathtaking sunsets, fresh fish, and an island beach party.

Norman Island Visit (Morning)

Discover this uninhabited gem, it offers lots of options to explore from its larger harbor, a protected anchorage area called "the Bight."

Enjoy a visit to the caves just below the cliffs for excellent snorkelling opportunities, and keep an eye out for any long forgotten treasure – who knows what could have been left behind! If Norman Island could talk, it would be sure to tell stories of pirate legends.

Virgin Gorda Visit

Soak up the sun and beautiful scenery on this visit to the gorgeous Virgin Gorda. Sail towards the island and dock at the the Bitter End, which was originally thought to be the last of the islands, hence the name.

Step ashore to meet friendly locals and other sailors alike. Spend the day at leisure, enjoying the beach, or take a hike around the island for some stunning viewpoints.

Visit the famous Baths, which are a collection of huge granite boulders with white sand beaches and secret rock pools. Encompassing the beaches and rocky shoreline at the southwestern tip of Virgin Gorda, the Baths is an untouched paradise that looks like you stepped right into a postcard!

Guana Island Visit

Discover your own piece of Caribbean paradise on Guana Island. One of the few remaining privately owned islands in its part of the world, Guana consists of seven white powder-soft sand beaches and acres and acres of tropical forest, mountains, and hills.

Settle in for a day of relaxation on the beach of your dreams or swim in the clearest blue waters imaginable for miles around.

Jost Van Dyke Visit

Spend some quality time on Jost Van Dyke, one of the smallest populated islands in the BVIs that will be sure to make a big impression. Grab a drink at the famous 'Soggy Dollar' Bar before lunch on board.

Opt to go hiking or join the skipper at the famous Willie T Floating bar. A day at Jost Van Dyke is a day in paradise. It's hard to go wrong!

Anegada Island Visit

If the winds are right sail to the last of the British Virgin Islands. Anegada is surrounded by white sandy beaches and unlike the other islands it does not have any volcanic mountains on it, making it very unique. Rent a bike and cycle around the island. Visit Cow Reck beach and bar and look out at the sea and admire the many shades of blue.

Cooper Island Visit

Snorkel around Cooper Island and marvel at the marine life including majestic sea turtles. Visit the local microbrewery on the island and have a look through the shop to pick up a souvenir.

Day 7: British Virgin Islands/Tortola

Following breakfast, return back to Hodge Creek Marina to disembark the boat around midday.

Return to the airport to make your journey home, or extend your holiday with a visit to another Caribbean Island. Please ask our travel agents for more information.

Price is per person sharing and includes:

  • 7 day sailing journey around the British Virgin Islands
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Bath and beach towels
  • Accommodation:
    • Four double bed cabins, with shared bathrooms and showers (6 nights)
  • Meals:
    • No meals included 
    • Allow USD315-410 for meals not included. Basic items on board will be covered by a food kitty of about USD80 per person.
  • Transportation:
    • 12m (40 ft) sailing catamaran
  • Staff & experts:
    • Skipper/ CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
    • Fully licensed skipper

Please note:

  • Allow USD315-410 for meals, which are not included
  • Basic food items on board will be covered by a food kitty of about USD80 per person

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.  

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