What do the US & British Virgin Islands have to offer charter guests? Protected waters with numerous islands so that seas are calmer and you are never out of sight of land. Short sails between islands in enclosed waters ensures the sailing is enjoyable for everyone and the wide choice of anchorages means you can choose whether to join a sociable gathering of other yachts or be the only yacht there. This advantage draws the largest number of luxury yachts giving you have a wide variety of excellent yachts and crews to choose from. There are some great areas that are more off the beaten track, but you will have fewer options to choose from. The great benefit of the larger fleet of charter yachts — power or sail, mono hull or catamaran, mid range or mega yacht — is that the competition keeps the rates lower than you will find in other parts of the world. Plus the Virgin Islands are the only location to offer truly inclusive yachts for charter — they offer the best value and the opportunity to budget your vacation plans in advance. Virgin Islands luxury yacht charters are the best way to experience these islands.
The volcanic islands that make up the Virgin Islands are one of the most popular destinations for yacht charters worldwide, as they offer superb snorkelling and diving, great sailing, and a variety of islands to explore. In the USVI you could spend each night in a different bay and spend lunch time in another and it would take a week at least to hit all the sights. Great snorkel spots, hiking, ruins and a few night spots make it a great destination and you do not need a passport to visit St John, St Thomas or St Croix.
In contrast to the bustling U.S. Virgin Islands, are the low-key British Virgin Islands. The BVI are considered by some as the yachting capital of the Caribbean if not the world, and getting into that lifestyle—sunning, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, beach-hopping, and always dropping anchor in time for happy hour—is what the islands are all about. The islands, except for Anegada and a few dollop-sized cays, are volcanic and hilly, which means that the land is great for dramatic sea views. Activity wise, the concentration is on sailing above, diving below and floating on the clear blue water.