Tips for Your First British Virgin Islands Charter

Tips for Your First British Virgin Islands Charter

The British Virgin Islands is a beautiful series of islands nestled off the coast of the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This idyllic archipelago is a popular place for chartering with family and friends. If you’re planning a BVI vacation and are unsure of what to expect, check out this must-know advice for your first British Virgin Islands charter to help you prepare.

What To Bring

The first question on your mind is likely, “What do I need to pack?” Here’s a list of items you’ll want to bring for your stay in the BVIs:

  • Charter agreement
  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Clothes
  • Medication
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Phone and charger
  • Cash and traveler’s checks
  • Guidebooks

These are the essentials; feel free to pack other items if you need them or feel that they will add value to your trip!

Where To Go

The BVIs are an ideal place for chartering, with mild weather and gentle winds, various islands to hop to and from, and diverse establishments for you to visit. Where you go on your trip is ultimately up to you, but here are a few places we recommend:

  • Tortola, the largest island in the BVIs, is ideal for those who want to relax. Visit its various boutiques and shop until you drop or laze on the sandy beaches of Smuggler’s Cover or Cane Garden Bay.
  • Anegada Island is one of the best places to scuba dive, snorkel, or take part in other water activities, making it perfect for adventure and adrenaline seekers.
  • Nature lovers will love to explore one of the BVI’s national parks, such as Gorda Peak, Mount Healthy, or Devil’s Bay.

These are some of the many wonderful destinations the BVIs have to offer!

What To Do

Another thing you want to know before you go on your first British Virgin Islands charter is what you can do in the islands and on your charter.

You can island hop and see the local sights, but that’s not all you can do on a yacht charter. Other activities include sunbathing on deck, chatting with friends and family, and hopping in the water to try water sports, such as surfing or paddle boarding. With so much to do, you’ll never be bored!

BVI Etiquette

When traveling to an unfamiliar destination, you should familiarize yourself with and adhere to local etiquette. Fortunately, etiquette in the BVI is similar to American and British etiquette; be polite and greet others with a smile, tip workers, and be a courteous driver. Additionally, in Road Town, avoid wearing revealing clothes inside shops or restaurants—this is distasteful. Save your swimsuits for the beach!

As you can see, embarking on a yacht charter trip across the BVI is a fun and exciting experience! But before you can enjoy the vacation of your dreams, you first need to find the perfect British Virgin Islands charter. Get in touch with Seize the Day Charters to explore the potential boat, catamaran, and yacht charters for your upcoming trip.