How to Charter A Crewed Yacht in the BVI


November, 2016

British Virgin Islands



Luxury Yacht

There is nothing quite like relaxing on the deck of a private yacht whilst enjoying the views of palm fringed, white sand beaches.  And you don’t have to be a millionaire to do this; there is a large selection beautiful yachts available at an affordable price, it is just a matter of finding that perfect match.

Since all Caribbean yacht brokers represent the same yachts it is an important part of the planning process to choose which charter broker you work with.   However wonderful the yacht, it is the crew who make the trip a success – your broker will consider the crew personalities, ages and even hobbies and interests in matching you to the right yacht.

After discussing your requirements in detail you will be offered a selection of yachts to consider, from classic mono-hull to swift power catamarans there is a great range of vessels available in the British Virgin Islands.   Any good broker inspects yachts on a regular basis & meets with crew to ensure they are representing only the very best.


Sailing Catamaran London Sky and tenders

Photograph by London Sky Management

Your broker will give advice regarding itineraries, must-see things to do, food and beverage planning, and will liaise with the yacht owner on your behalf regarding rates, starting and finishing locations and other special requests. The yacht owner pays a commission to the broker, so there is no cost to you for these services.

The high season is from Thanks-giving through to Easter, with peak weeks at Christmas and New Year. During any of the school holiday weeks many yachts book up to a year in advance – so it is worthwhile booking early to get the best choice of yachts. Spring and summer months can provide quiet anchorages and flat seas resulting in fantastic snorkeling & scuba diving.

Most of the yachts that operate in the British Virgin Islands offer an all inclusive package, that’s all meals, drinks, bar, wine, yachts running expenses & fuel, along with your Captain & crew. Not included will be vintage wines & champagne, docking fees if requested during the charter, use of the boats phone or taxis & excursions ashore

With steady trade-winds, uninhabited Islands & serene anchorages, the British Virgin Islands offer some of the best cruising in the Caribbean.

However it is not just fantastic sailing, the BVI is one of the best locations in the World to learn to scuba dive, and many yachts offer instructional courses directly from the yacht.  Don’t regret the things you didn’t do, start planning your ultimate yacht charter & make some memories.   Contact for more information.