Sailing in the British Virgin Islands
Easy Inter-Island Sailing and Lively Nightlife
The British Virgin Islands are a tiny group of islands lying roughly 400 miles South East of Florida. The whole region has been designated as a National Park and the islands are well protected. This means that the underwater life gets better and better each year and the snorkelling and diving are excellent. Routes between the islands are short and generally deep water passages with few unmarked hazards; this makes the BVI’s a perfect learning ground for new sailors and sailing between the islands from mooring ball to mooring ball adds to the enjoyment.
Entertainment ashore varies from a swim-up sand bar to fine dining restaurants and there are plenty of marinas for those seeking additional amenities. Some bars have excellent house musicians or DJ’s and the BVI’s certainly has a holiday atmosphere.
A bare-boater’s paradise, the islands are very busy with marine tourism during the high season from December to April each year. There are few anchoring places, as mooring balls have been laid in all the likely spots, and bars and restaurants abound to cater to those on vacation. It is a perfect location for a sailing holiday if you like to sail, swim and snorkel during the day and party it up a bit in the evenings.
Ibis will be sailing in the BVI’s in March, April and May 2014; Click here to see our trips in the British Virgin Islands.