Discover the British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are a part of the Caribbean and one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world. Here is a route for your 7 day sailing vacation on these islands!
Day 1: Transfer to Maya Cove base
Maya Cove, also known as Hodges Creek Marina, is situated on Tortola’s southeastern shore and is close to the airport. It is a full service marina that will provide you with water and electricity, as well as with a selection of nautical activities.
Day 2: Maya Cove – Norman Island
On the second day, you should sail to Norman Island, famous for being the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island. Today, this island is uninhabited, except with wild goats. Norman Island offers one of the safest and most scenic harbors in the British Virgin Islands.
Day 3: Norman Island – the Baths – Gorda Sound
The Baths is a national park famous for its stunning beaches, turquoise clear water and hidden caves where you can swim and snorkel. It is situated on the southwest coast of Virgin Gorda island.
Day 4: Gorda Sound – various moorings
Gorda Sound is located at the northeast end of Virgin Gorda island, surrounded by four islands. In these waters there is one of the best full-service resorts in the world, Bitter End Yacht Club. From Gorda Sound, you can make small sailing trips to the beautiful surrounding islands.
Day 5: Gorda Sound – the Dogs – Marina Cay
The Dogs are a small group of five uninhabited islets located to the west of Virgin Gorda. They are a perfect area for diving and snorkeling for both new and experienced divers. From the Dogs, you can anchor on a tiny island off the east end of Tortola – Marina Cay. This quiet emerald green lagoon is an ideal place for families with children.
Day 6: Marina Cay – Monkey point – Cane Garden ou Jost Van Dyke
Monkey Point is located at the southern tip of Guana Island, north of Tortola. Only a mile northeast from Monkey Point, you will find a beautiful sandy white beach called White Bay. Continue your trip and sail to the smallest of four main islands of the BVI, Jost Van Dyke. It is most famous for its beach bars and fine beaches.
Day 7: Cane Garden ou Jost Van Dyke – Green Cay – Peter Island
Your stop for day 7 should be a tiny uninhabited island off the northeast tip of Little Jost Van Dyke – Green Cay. The popular dive site is called the Playground and here you will see diverse and colorful marine life. After Green Cay, you can sail back to Maya Cove or make a stop at Peter Island, the largest luxury private island in the BVI, located across the Sir Francis Drake Channel, opposite Road Town on Tortola.