Itinerary for the Virgin Islands, Tortola

In the logbook of every sailor must be the British Virgin Islands. A paradise that makes you relive distant times and create new memories. If you have not already sailed its waters, a lovely gift is waiting for you. 50 islands and cays, of calm seas, constant winds and simple navigation. Perfect destination for beginners charterers, experienced sailors will enjoy the renowned wealth of all the islands, and in particular, Anegada, a coral island.

The British Virgin Islands offer sheltered waters and easy navigation. The trade winds usually blow from the northeast to southeast, from 10 to 20 knots.

Wind and weather
The annual temperatures are between 24º and 31ºC. The best time to sail is between November and May. There may be rains.

Day 1: Departure from Tortola (7 nm)
Tortola, formed by volcanic activity, is the largest and most populous island, which was named after Christopher Columbus, they say their premises. Its highest point is located at Mount Sage (530m) a delightful walk into tropical forests.

Day 2: Tortola – Norman Island (3 nm)
Starting from Nanny Cay, across the Francis Drake Channel, you will reach Norman Island, where RL Stevenson drew inspiration for his novel ‘Treasure Island’. You can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the entire Caribbean.

Day 3: Norman Island – Peter Island (7 nm)
Home to a world-class resort spa is a paradise within paradise. There is no place like it in the whole world, nor so hidden. The pinnacle of evasion and tranquility.

Day 4: Peter Island – Cooper Island (4 nm)
After a good breakfast, you will navigate to Cooper Island where a session of snorkeling at Cistern Rock will leave you ready to relax in its beautiful sandy beaches and charming beach clubs.

Day 5: Cooper Island – Virgin Gorda (8 nm)
Sailing to The Baths at Virgin Gorda, you will have to plan to spend the morning at the wonderful National Paks. Contains a wide variety of exotic plants and mahogany trees. From the observation tower, you will have a spectacular view of the neighboring islands.

*If you practice diving, we recommend you to approach the Anegada island, surrounded by the Horseshoe Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the Caribbean and in the world. Tourism on this island is also focused on fishing.

Day 6: Virgin Gorda – Jost Van Dyke (19 nm)
Head north of Tortola, stopping at ‘The Dogs’ for a few hours to see the seabed, and go round the large island to get to Sandy Spit, on the island of Jost Van Dyke. An exceptional place to try the local lobster and dancing at Foxy’s place.

Day 7: Jost Van Dyke – Sandy Spit – Cane Garden Bay (4 nm)
The penultimate mooring will be done at Sandy Spit, for swimming, practising snorkel, wander along the beach and enjoy a delicious aperitif before heading to Cane Garden Bay. This magnificent bay of boutiques, dining and entertainment will seduce you.

Day 8: Return to Tortola (4 nm)

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