Stunning beauty, relaxed sailing, and endless activities surround you in the British Virgin Islands. Trust the trade winds to carry you to whatever you’re looking for: crystal clear waters, boulder-formed caves, and picture-perfect beaches combine with oceanfront resorts and restaurants to provide sailors with a colorful wealth of welcomes. Easy deep-water island-hops, consistent breezes, line-of-sight navigation in protected waters and numerous anchorages for evenings ashore make this the ideal island paradise for less experienced sailors or those who simply want a more relaxed vacation. Each morning we set sail to an exciting new day sailing to our next destination, an amazing way to experience the beauty of the Caribbean, sun-drenched activities, relaxing atmosphere and the history of pirates that roamed these seas long ago.
Explore Caribbean islands using the best mode of transportation
Snorkel and swim in beautiful, crystal clear, warm waters with tropical fish beneath you
Explore sandy beaches, island caves, and little island towns
Truly relax and enjoy the ability to set your pace each day
- Depart Road Town for Cooper Island, arriving early enough to pick up an overnight mooring ball at Manchoneel Bay
- Dinghy ashore and enjoy the sandy beach, snorkeling and restaurant on the beach
- 5 nautical miles to Baths; 9 nautical miles to North Sound
- Head for Virgin Gorda, stopping at the Baths for a swim and walk through the rock formations, leaving early enough to get up to the North Sound for your next anchorage
- Possibly stopping at the Dogs to snorkel and have lunch
- Once up at the North Sound, there are plenty of overnight mooring balls and anchorages to choose from
- Enjoy a variety of restaurants, water sports, diving, snorkeling or even an island tour
- Sail from North Sound to Marina Cay or Trellis Bay
- There is good snorkeling at either anchorage
- Cruisers may be interested in a book called “Our Island” by Rob White, telling how he and his wife built their house, a portion of which still stands on Marina Cay
- Sail over to Jost Van Dyke, stopping at Sandy Cay en route
- Spend the night at Little Harbour or Great Harbour
- Great Harbour is the home of Foxy’s, the famous restaurant and beach bar.
- Sail on to Norman Island (the caves and the Indians)
- Spend the night in The Bight, at anchor or on a mooring ball
- Visit the “Willie T” (the William Thornton), a converted lumber schooner which is now a floating restaurant, or go ashore to Pirates Bight beachside
- We will be back for your international flight home from Tortola Airport
HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT
One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities.
Although we don’t have projects in this part of the world, there are always opportunities to get involved and find a meaningful way to engage with the local community. We would love to talk to you about custom voluntourism and humanitarian opportunities that you can incorporate into your WWTrek trip. The find out more, go to HumanOutreachProject.org or contact us.
The Caribbean is beautiful all year long. To be safe, we aim to avoid the entire hurricane season, which runs from June through November.
This trip begins and ends in Road Town on Tortola Island. We recommend that guests fly into the Beef island Airport (EIS) on Tortola. Another option is to fly into Cyril E. King Airport (STT) on St. Thomas and take a ferry to Road Town, Tortola.
International airfares are not included in program pricing. There are many flight options to the BVI . Our travel expert, Danny Genung at Harr Travel is more than happy to review the many flight options. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909.266.0117.
The benefit of using a travel agent is that in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.
You will need a passport valid for more than six months after your trip. Make two copies of your passport. Leave one at home and bring the other with you to the BVI in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a color copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date. Carry two extra passport photos when you travel.
There is a $15 departure tax that will be collected upon departure as well as a $10 environmental tax which is collected upon arrival. *Depending on your flight choice, these taxes may be included in your airfare.
We recommend purchasing travel insurance, which will protect you in the event of an unanticipated cancellation of your trip, and depending on the plan you choose, can refund all the costs already paid (including flights, trip costs, and your payment to us). Please note: you must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. There are three plans that we recommend choosing from: Cavalry, Rip Cord or Harbor. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.
In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.
For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you a tipping guide once you sign up for a trip.
At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British Overseas Territory nestled into the Caribbean, east of Puerto Rico. The BVI, which is part of a volcanic archipelago, is comprised of 4 main islands and over 50 smaller islands and cays, with the largest just over 20 square miles. With the North Atlantic Ocean to the north and Caribbean Sea to the south the BVI boasts beautiful sandy beaches, marine life, and a vibrant culture.
The indigenous islanders fell under Spanish rule with the arrival of Columbus in 1493. The Dutch were the first to established a colony on Tortola before Great Britain took over in the 1600’s. Despite a long history of colonial rule, British Virgin Islanders’ are proud that they still own the majority of BVI land and attribute their independent character and strong economy to this fact.
Road Town, which is located on Tortola Island
Atlantic Time Zone UTC -4
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British Overseas Territory