About the British Virgin Islands

Learn all about our fantastic islands


Find out more about the BVI when you charter a yacht with Horizon Yacht Charters in the BVI (British Virgin Islands). We provide you with a wonderful BVI sailing vacation on our immaculately maintained monohulls and catamarans. We also offer luxury crewed charters. If you have never experienced a BVI yacht charter before, you are in for a treat. On your BVI sailing vacation you will experience white sand beaches, gentle trade winds, crystal clear waters and friendly people wherever you go.

If you have visited our island paradise before, then come and revive faded memories or discover new ones. It is truly a sailor’s haven. See what Fodor’s Travel, a world-renowned resource for travellers around the globe, has to say about the wonderful British Virgin Islands. Find out more about the BVI base and our yacht charters by clicking the tabs below.

About the BVI – 60 Islands

The British Virgin Islands consists of approximately 60 islands and cays, the most populated of which are Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Horizon Yacht Charters’ base is located at Nanny Cay Marina in Tortola, three miles west of Road Town, the capital of the BVI. Tortola is easily accessible from the USA, UK and Europe via Puerto Rico, Antigua or St Thomas in the nearby US Virgin Islands (just a short, scenic ferry ride away).

Horizon Base

Nanny Cay Resort and Marina offers every comfort before and after your charter. A shore-side pool, two restaurants, beach with snorkelling reef, boutiques and provisioning store plus reasonably-priced, comfortable accommodation at Nanny Cay Hotel are all within a few steps of your boat. A true destination for your BVI Sailing Vacation!

The perfect Caribbean sailing destination

The British Virgin Islands are considered by many to be the perfect Caribbean sailing destination for first-time sailboat charterers, with calm seas, constant trade winds and line-of-sight navigation. Experienced sailors will also enjoy the wealth of different islands to visit, including the coral island of Anegada. There are hundreds of stunning anchorages and moorings in the BVI to explore and the moorings are all secure and well maintained. The itinerary shown is just an example of some of the places you might visit on the way. Yacht-moorings, for overnight stays during BVI yacht charters, are available in many locations and there are plenty of attractive beach bars and restaurants around the islands.

Cruising Guide

We recommend the Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands as a great publication for planning your BVI yacht charter prior to your arrival. This invaluable book provides aerial photographs of all the yacht-moorings in the BVI along with the quiet anchorages, comprehensive information on restaurants and shore-side facilities as well as a fold-out chart on which you can log your trip and keep as a souvenir. You will find a reference copy on board your yacht and it is also available for purchase from our base. If you would like to receive a copy prior to your arrival – just let us know and we will be happy to send one in the mail to you at US$31.95 plus shipping and handling.

Horizon Yacht Charters gives you more with our Customer Discount Card

In appreciation of your patronage, Horizon Yacht Charters has established a programme that gives you added value to your BVI yacht charters.

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