• BVI
  • 105.4 km²
  • 83°F, Wind
  • AST
  • USD
  • English
  • 35,015 (2017)
  • Many great sights and experiences to form lifetime memories. Many thanks for you expertise, kindness and generosity of spirit. So much beauty and so much fun.

    Peter & JoyceMonohull Charter
  • What a great way to spend a week. I can’t thank you enough. it was a great time. A trip we will always remember.

    Kevin & LindaCatamaran Charter
  • Thank you so much for making our honeymoon adventure so wonderful. What a fantastic introduction to sailing and something that will surely now be a great part of our future.

    Laura and AlanMotor Yacht Charter
  • There are no words to describe what a wonderful week we have had. Great good, good fellowship, and a flexable captain. Our hearts are full of joy. We will be back.

    SusanMonohull Charter
  • What an amazing way to spend our first week as husband and wife! Thank you so much for everything. Thank the crew for the dancing, dingy adventures, and the amazing food. Everything was 5 star. Wish we could re-set and go on for one more week.

    Nikki and CorittMotor Yacht Charter
  • Bob and Deb are an amazing team and will make sure your sailing experience is everything you could ask for and more. We recently went with a different company on our last trip, and the whole time I was emailing Bob for recommendations as our crew did not have the depth and knowledge that Bob and Deb can provide. You cannot go wrong with Bob and Deb

    RaelynnCatamaran Charter

BVI Culture and History

Culture of Virgin Islands from charter popint of view

Culture

One of the best kept secrets of the BVI’s is the people. Their roots are in Africa but the culture is strongly Caribbean. Many of the families have been in the BVI’s for generations but there are also many people from other islands. August festival is a time where the Islands celebrate their emancipation from slavery in 1834. "Tortola Sloops" dating back to the early 1900's participate in regattas, the most popular during festival week. The Islanders love music from Fungi to Calypso, Reggae and Salsa.

History

The British Virgin Islands have a rich history from the Amerindians, the first people to inhabit the islands, to Columbus "discovery" of the islands on his second voyage to the New World in 1493. He named Virgin Gorda-"the fat virgin" and the group of islands and cays after the legendary St Ursula & her 11000 virgins. The Pirates discovered the islands in the 17th & 18th centuries. Famous pirates such as Black Beard, Norman & Jost Van Dyke sailed these islands. Several of the Islands such as Norman, Jost Van Dyke, and Great & Little Thatch are named after these legendary adventurers. The first true settlers were Dutch and the island group today is under British control.

History Of Virgin Islands from a charter point of view
Geography of Virgin Island from Charter point of view

Geography

The BVI's consist of over 60 islands, islets & cays. They lie at the Northwestern extreme of the Leewards & Lesser Antilles. Most of the islands are volcanic in origin, while Anegada is comprised of a coral and limestone atoll. The islands are balmy, semi-tropical islands with the benefit of the trade winds that keep humidity low and Caribbean currents that keep the waters warm. Average temperature is 77-85 degrees throughout the year dropping around 10 degrees at night. The wettest months are from September – December which averages only about 5 days of rain each. February – April are the driest months. Much of the land has been left in its natural state – an unspoiled Caribbean paradise.