There is no doubt that the British Virgin Islands is a go-to location for anyone looking to travel. Located in the Caribbean they are a compilation of volcanic islands that is a territory of Britain. The archipelago is comprised of four main islands and a myriad of other smaller islands. When you think British Virgin Islands you think of white sandy beaches and blue beautiful seas. The beaches are reef-lined making a British Virgin Islands sailing trip a bucket list item for yachting lovers.
The peak season in the British Virgin Islands is December to April. For snorkelers, November to February is when there is maximum visibility. If you are a sailing enthusiast, there are a few tips you need to guide you on your trip. It is good to have a plan when you are traveling. The following is a British Virgin Islands sailing guide:
The most recommended first anchorage is Norman Islands. It is an anchorage that is well protected from the raging seas. You will sail a short distance into the Sir Francis Drake Channel past the Pelican and Indian Islands. It will provide you the ideal location for your overnight mooring. The island is well protected and has a choice of two hotels so you can pick your fancy. It also has excellent snorkeling destinations. Once you get your accommodation, head over to the caves. They are an excellent national park that you can snorkel. It has a lively bar and restaurant known as Pirates where you can enjoy excellent meals.
After the Normal Islands, you should mosey on to the Indians. You can motor straight there. It is close enough to not require you to put up your sails. You can enjoy the magnificent rock formations as you take breakfast. Then you can head over to the sea and begin snorkeling. The Islands have a variety of other destinations including the RHONE wreck and the Cooper Island.
This would definitely have to be North Sound, Virgin Gorda. This is one place you are sure to find activities that every member of your family will enjoy. There is a band of small islets that are called the dogs. These islets are all national parks and are an excellent way to break up your sail. In the North Sound, you will be sure to find a vast selection of restaurants and marinas to choose from. These include Saba Rock, Leverick Bay, and Bitter End Yacht. Saba Rock is a choice destination that overlooks the North Sound. It has a delicious buffet menu that is very affordable.
This will probably be the longest sail on your trip. Your fourth destination has to be Jost Van Dyke. Before you get there it is recommended that you dive for a snorkel at Monkey Point. It is a national park with a large variety of creatures including yellowtail snappers, turtles, grunts, and jacks.
The Brigish Virgin Islands are a constellation of islands that are a must go to destination for anyone looking to travel, sail or chill out in a luxury resort. Whether you are a holiday maker or a couple on a honeymoon, the above is the sailing guide. For more information about moorings and anchorage go here.