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British Virgin Islands Itinerary

Highlights: BVI National Park, Norman Island, Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke.

Go Sail Virgin Islands, Cruising Guide to ASA Sailing Courses in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Sailing conditions are Champagne every day! Sail, Sail, Sail in this is a year-round sailing destination with fresh breezes and calm seas. Go Sail Virgin Islands offers bareboat certification courses on learn to sail vacations in the glorious British Virgin Islands. The active learn-to-sail experience keeps people coming back to the tropical conditions with daytime temperatures of 80 – 85°F and 15 to 20 knots easterly winds year-round.  Serene inviting bays have inviting crystal-clear turquoise waters near 82°F. Here are 3 reasons why the BVI is so accessible, easy taxi to the 1 hour  fast ferry, direct flights into Beef Island, Tortola, and world renowned beaches!

Sailors find it to be a perfect cruising area! It’s safe for families and groups of friends the conditions are predictable. There are 5 main islands called Norman Island, Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke. The bays are known for great snorkeling, fun beach bars, and very accessible, calm anchorages. These islands will blow you away for their diversity as well as pristine underwater world with turtles, sting rays, tropical fish, and coral.

 The British Virgin Islands were first settled by the Dutch in 1648 and taken over in 1666 by a group of English planters. In 1774 constitutional government was granted. The islands became a largely self-governing dependent territory of the United Kingdom in 1967.

Sailing charter industry has been the backbone of the economy of all three sections of the British Virgin Islands for the last 100 years. We look forward to sailing with you. Our goals are to Build Your Confidence, Help You Gain Experience, and Master Bareboat Chartering Sailing Skills. You will be ready to plan your next adventure and get the bareboat dream vacation underway!

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Go Sail Virgin Islands, Dare, Dream and Discover the Cruising Area.

Sir Francis Drake Channel, British Virgin Islands

Sir Francis Drake was an English explorer and privateer best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition between 1577 and 1580. Famed Pirate of the Virgin Islands

Sight seeing:

✔️ Tortola

✔️ Peter Island

✔️ Cooper Island

✔️ Norman Island

✔️ Virgin Gorda


Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Home of the Willy-T and Pirates bight. 

Snorkel spots near by:

✔️ The Caves

✔️ The Indians


Cooper Island, British Virgin Islands

Home of the Cooper Island Beach Club and Rum Bar

Snorkel spots near by:

✔️ Salt Island Wreck of the Rhone

✔️ Marine Turtle nesting protected area

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Home of the Bitter End Yacht club, Leverick Bay, North Gorda Sound

Snorkel spots near by:

✔️ The Baths

✔️ Reef at Saba Rock


Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Home of the Potters By The Sea “Best lobsta dinner in the islands, Mon with our unique garlic butter sauce” ~ Sam Owner and BBQ operator

Snorkel spots near by:

✔️ Loblolly Bay

✔️ Cow Wreck Beach


Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Home of the Foxy’s Tamarind, Corsairs, White Bay and Soggy Dollar!

Snorkel spots near by:

✔️ White bay

✔️ Sandy Cay

✔️ Diamond Cay

✔️ The bubbly pools


Excellent Reviews of our Virgin Island American Sailing Courses and Vacations! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



I had an amazing week of sailing and exploring the US Virgin Islands with Go Sail Virgin Islands and Captain Genevieve Evans. First and foremost, Captain G is a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher. She thoroughly explained concepts and maneuvers, demonstrating them as well, and then gave us the opportunity to practice throughout the week. She was extremely patient and helped to build my confidence behind the helm tremendously. Additionally, she knows the best spots on each island and made the trip not just about learning and growing as a sailor, but also enjoying time away. I will never forget this trip- if you have the opportunity to learn with Go Sail and Captain G, you won’t regret it. Thanks again Captain G for an absolutely perfect adventure!

– Sara V | Google
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The whole experience did not disappoint

The whole experience did not disappoint—truly a wonderful life memory. The boat was in nice condition and served us well. Captain J T Quinn was absolutely fantastic at teaching us and was so easy to have around. And doubled as a tour guide. We would recommend it to anyone.

– Matt B | Google

Sail VI premium ASA course!

We took the week live aboard sailing lessons for ASA 101,103,104,114 and it was awesome. Sailed around USVI. Our instructor JT was thorough and a pleasure to be with. Thank you for an awesome experience. Already booked our next sailing excursion as a skipper!

– Stephanie B | Trip Advisor


Just spent a week with Capt. Genevieve navigating around the USVI, a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience. Her teaching style a perfect mix of coaching and hands-on, building my ability and confidence with each passing day. Completed ASA Sailing Certifications 101 103 104 114, such that I’ll look forward to returning next season to charter a boat with my family. We also visited their favorite moorages, snorkeling sites, and places to go ashore for food and fun. Even better, they both provide great hospitality with tasty food, a comfortable boat, and good company.

– Larry C | Google
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My family and I sailed with Captain JT Quinn, who provided excellent instruction and is just an all-around good guy. While I went through the hands-on ASA instructions for 101, 103, 104, and 114, my family was able to enjoy cruising around the USVI and BVI. Every afternoon, we would anchor or moor in a bay where we would swim, snorkel, paddle board, and relax for the evening. I was nervous after reading the 4 books and preparing but JT made it really comfortable and easy to learn. He's very knowledgeable and answered every question I had. We shared stories and a lot of laughs. He and Go Sail VI aren't just teaching people to sail, they are cultivating a community of sailors. That's what it's all about in the end — knowing how to

– Tom G. | Google
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I can’t believe how much we learned while sailing with Captain G and Trevon! They explained everything so well and really helped us understand the art of sailing. We now feel confident to bareboat our own charter soon! This was definitely the way to earn our sailing experience.

– Ashley S | Trip Advisor
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Phenomenal Experience!

Our week-long catamaran sailing instruction for ASA 106, 114 and 118 certifications was phenomenal! We chartered a week-long monohull instruction for our ASA 101, 103 and 104 certifications in Florida a year prior. There was no comparison with our Go Sail Virgin Islands live aboard experience far exceeding our expectations. Sweet & Salty, the 44' cat, was spacious, clean and well provisioned. Trevon is an exceptional instructor. He has a depth of knowledge and experience, was patient and tailored his coaching to our individual needs. Thanks for the learnings, experience and memories! Shirley, Eric and Jeff

– Shirley E. | Trip Advisor