Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands
You’ve completed your ASA courses and you feel confident enough to charter a boat on your own! So what’s next? We recommend bareboating in the British Virgin Islands! Here’s what makes bareboating in Tortola and beyond such a fantastic sailing experience and what you need to do to ensure your bareboat trip is a success:
1. Plan Ahead for Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands
The BVI is an incredibly popular place to sail and the most reliable bareboat charter companies will book up fast. Additionally, the closer you get to the day you set sail the more expensive it will become to charter a bareboat in the Virgin Islands. The best time to book your bareboating charter in the British Virgin Islands is as soon as you’ve decided your sailing dates!
2. Expect Champagne Sailing While Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands
If you received your sailing qualifications and training through Go Sail Virgin Islands in the USVI, you are probably familiar with the gorgeous sailing conditions of the area. Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands will likely offer the same pristine sailing weather you enjoyed on your USVI sailing adventure. You can learn more about these “champagne sailing” conditions here.
3. Decide Where You’d Like to Go Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands
The BVI consists of some 50 some islands so you have plenty of spots to sail to on your bareboating adventure! Bareboating in Tortola is a favorite starting spot among many sailors because of the amount to do on-shore and the availability of sailboat rentals.
However, if on-shore entertainment isn’t your biggest concern, you’ll likely want to high-tail it out of Tortola as soon as possible. There are plenty of other beautiful places to go bareboating in the British Virgin Islands that are far more serene and far less crowded.
4. Alternatives to Bareboating in Tortola
If you’d like to skip over the hub-bub of Tortola and start your sailing adventure somewhere else, consider bareboat chartering from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Go Sail Virgin Islands rents sailboats from the USVI and sailing from the USVI to the BVI is a breeze! Our recommendation is to take the trip to Jost Van Dyke in the BVI on your first sailing day. It’s an easy sail from St. John in the USVI and the island is home to a variety of snorkeling, hiking, and sailing adventures!
5.Receive a 10% Discount on Your BVI Bareboat Charter
Another great reason to book your bareboating charter with Go Sail Virgin Islands is to receive a 10% discount on your trip! Go Sail Virgin Islands offers 10% to all ASA members who book directly with Captain Genevieve. To learn more about how to receive your discount for bareboating in the British Virgin Islands, schedule a 20 minute call with Go Sail Virgin Islands.