BVI'S - Things to Do a Private Sailboat Charter

Enjoy sailing your boat rental in this pristine tropical playground

The British Virgin Islands, or BVIs, are just next door to their American neighbours, but a whole different experience awaits. Discover this tropical paradise with a BVI sailboat charter.

Although the Virgin Islands are one archipelago, the British Virgin Islands are a little more sedate than their US counterparts. There’s less development and more in the way of unspoilt beauty, making a BVI boat rental a much more sedate experience. Now, that’s not to say you’ll be sailing empty seas, with the British Virgin Islands a popular haunt for sailing enthusiasts from around the world. But if you’re looking to enjoy a Caribbean sailing vacation in style, this is most definitely the place to come and experience it.

World class sailing and diving

Picking the best place in the Caribbean for scuba or snorkel is no mean feat, and in fact, probably more than half of the island nations would make a claim for the world's best diving. But, the British Virgin Islands make a pretty good case for the title. With plenty of unspoiled coral, great visibility and an absolutely teeming undersea world, you’ll love exploring under the surface.

And when it comes to sailing, you’ll find plenty of great days out on the seas with your BVI sailboat charter. You’ll find plenty to explore, friendly seas and lots of choice of boat rentals in the Virgin Islands on Sailo.

Get away from it all in the BVIs

If you’re really looking for your own private beach (just like Sir Richard Branson, who bought his own island here!) then you’ll find it in the British Virgin Islands. With less in the way of tourist developments and infrastructure, sailing in the BVIs really is a pleasure.

On Sailo, you’ll find sailboat, luxury motor yacht or catamaran rental in the British Virgin Islands so you can truly get away from it all. Want to enjoy lazing in a quiet cove with just the sound of waves lapping on the hull of your sailboat charter? This is the place to do it… But, you’re also never far from a sleepy village, a warm welcome and a cold refreshing drink. 

There is plenty of choice for sailboat charters in BVI, with Road Town one of the most popular places to organize a private yacht rental in the Caribbean. What this means is, you’ll find an excellent selection of sailboats, luxury yachts and catamarans to rent in BVI. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the best things to do by boat in the British Virgin Islands, which we think are unmissable!


Discover your dream Caribbean sailing vacation with a sailboat charter in the British Virgin Islands. Check out the selection of private yacht rentals, including bare boats and skippered yachts on Sailo.

Bitter End Yacht Club

Nanny Cay Marina

Fort Burt Marina

Inner Harbour Marina

Leverick Bay Marina

Manual Reef Marina

Nanny Cay Resort & Marina

Village Cay Resort Marina

Virgin Gorda


The third largest island in the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda offers plenty to do on land and on sea. You’ll find hiking trails with incredible views from the highest point on the island. After, cool off in the Baths, an assortment of rock formations which have created cluster of grottos and saltwater pools. The shape of Virgin Gorda also means there are plenty of coves and bays to discover on board your private sailboat charter in the BVI. Then, at sunset, enjoy a cool drink and a traditional conch stew or fresh lobster in Spanish Town.

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Jost van Dyke Island


Jost van Dyke offers lots of sea based activities, such as paddle boarding, and is a great place to spot whales and dolphins. The Soggy Dollar Bar is home to the famous Painkiller cocktail - a local take on the piña colada. Party people should make sure to head to Great Harbor. The main town offers vibrant nightlife and a selection of bars and clubs. If you’re in the BVIs for Halloween or New Year, make sure you head to Jost van Dyke for a party to remember!

The Little Sisters


Due south of Tortola, you’ll find the Little Sisters, a cluster of islands just made for exploring on board your BVI boat rental. Make sure to bring a paddle board or kayak, to enjoy getting up close to the islands, or simply dive in and swim ashore! Although some do have moorings for your yacht charter, you’ll find some of the islands uninhabited, and others, such as Coopers Island and Peter Island, offer some basic amenities such as bars and shops.

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Norman Island


Fans of snorkelling and scuba diving absolutely have to visit Norman Island. This uninhabited island is reputed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, ‘Treasure Island’, which is easy to see when you arrive. The island is surrounded by stunning and accessible coral reefs, sea caves and gorgeous sandy beaches. Being so remote, the only way to experience the island is with a sailboat charter, so arrive in style on your sailboat or catamaran rental in the BVI.

Road Town, Tortola


The capital of the British Virgin Islands, although it might be a stretch to call it a city. Road Town has established itself as a hub for bareboat charter in the Caribbean, and you’ll find lots to choose from for your perfect BVI boat rental with Sailo. The most popular activity in Road Town is chartering a private boat for a week or more and set sail to explore the amazing archipelago, all way up to Anegada. And, of course, there are plenty of shops to stock up before you sail away on your adventure…

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