Perfect Yachting Destination
The British Virgin Islands, part of a volcanic archipelago, is a British overseas territory and the home of BlueFoot Travel. Comprising four main islands and 56 smaller ones, it is known for its reef-lined beaches, its laid back natural charm and its sheltered sailing waters, making it a hugely popular sailing holiday and diving destination.
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Tortola is the largest of the islands. It features many white-sand beaches, including Cane Garden Bay and Smuggler’s Cove. Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, has a harbour dotted with sailing boats and is known as a yachting hub. In the island’s south-west, forested Sage Mountain National Park offers trails and sweeping views over neighbouring cays.
Virgin Gorda, home to The Baths beach area, boasts steep vegetation-covered slopes that tumble down from Gorda Peak to deserted white beaches far below. Discerning travellers are drawn to Virgin Gorda for its quiet coves and beautiful anchorages.
Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke is named after an early Dutch settler reputed to have been a pirate. Sunbathe at the unspoilt beaches of White Bay, Nemo’s homeport and the home of the delicious Painkiller rum cocktail. Or sail across to Little Jost and Sandy Cay where you can imagine yourself a castaway for the day. The natural bubbling pool Jacuzzi formed by the foaming seas at the east end of the island is a great place to relax.
The sixty or so islands, islets and cays that comprise the BVI cover nearly sixty square miles and because they are so close to each other, together with the natural trade wind conditions, they provide ideal sailing conditions year-round. Many of the smaller islands bear a name that reflects its colourful past and unique landscape, such as Buck Island, Dead Chest Island, Fallen Jerusalem, Ginger Island, Great Camanoe, Round Rock and Scrub Island. Among these numerous smaller islands, you’ll find must-see destinations for snorkelling such as Wreck of the Rhone and the Indians, and water sports, day hikes that lead the way to extraordinary lookouts, wildlife sanctuaries and so much more – all ensconced in the boater’s paradise that is the British Virgin Islands.
Sailing Holidays in Style
Whether you are travelling solo, as a couple or a group, you will have an unforgettable crewed charter with BlueFoot Travel. Book your private cabin and relax, enjoy delicious food, get hands-on sailing experience, and have lots of fun as we sail from one beautiful island to the next. So select a sailing trip and join us in the British Virgin Islands and create some amazing experiences you can share with your friends and family.
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