Bright sand, clear water

Reliable trade winds, easy line-of-sight sailing and beautiful sun-warmed scenery make the BVIs one of the world’s best sailing destinations.

Embark on a one-week flotilla sailing holiday and discover the splendid variety of the British Virgin Islands, where you’ll swim with turtles above vibrant reefs, lounge on unspoilt white sand beaches and kick back in friendly waterside bars.

BVI itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Lobster dinner on Anegada
  • Rum punch in the sun
  • The Baths National Park
  • Explore the beach bars in Great Harbour
  • Adventure and watersports in Virgin Gorda
  • Treasure hunting on Norman Island
Day 1

Wickhams Cay II

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Wickhams Cay II Marina Base

Your flotilla adventure begins at our base on Wickhams Cay II. This thriving marina town is the perfect place to provision your boat, get to know your new flotilla friends and meet the lead crew who will guide you through the highlights of the British Virgin Islands. Make the most of your time on shore before you set sail, stopping for island pastries and coffee in the marina café or heading further inland to explore Tortola’s mountainous, forested interior.

Discover Wickhams Cay II

Botanical gardens

A 15-minute walk takes you to the J.R. O’Neal Botanical Garden. Take a stroll through the manicured tropical gardens and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.

Day 2

Wickhams Cay II to Cooper Island

The day's sailing

1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Shake off the travel cobwebs with a short morning sail across the well-protected Sir Francis Drake Channel, which will bring you to Cooper Island Beach Club for a lunchtime arrival. This is a very small mooring spot, so it is important to arrive early because there are no anchorages once the mooring buoys are gone! Kick back and enjoy a real taste of island life with your fellow sailing enthusiasts at the rum bar ashore. Free Evening: Dine aboard or ashore. If planning to dine ashore, you’ll need to book your table in advance, as reservations stack up fast here.

Discover Marina Cay

Suggested Snorkel spots

Stop at Salt Island on your way to Cooper Island for an extended lunch break with snorkeling. Or go straight to Cooper Island as it offers some of the best wreck diving in the Caribbean.

Day 3

Cooper Island to Virgin Gorda

The day's sailing

3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Sail from Cooper Island to Virgin Gorda You’re first longer sail of the trip. Stop off at the Baths to explore the famous formation of boulders, some of which form interesting caves to explore. Leverick Bay Marina is home to a resort ideal for water sports fans, offering jetskiing, , waterskiing and more. In addition the pool and bar offer an excellent place to relax. To the east of the marina, Leverick Bay itself provides quiet anchorage for those with more sedate tastes.

Discover Virgin Gorda

Leverick Bay

Discover Leverick Bay

Enjoy live entertainment ashore every day during peak season at the Leverick Bay Resort.

Day 4

Virgin Gorda to Anegada

The day's sailing

4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

A little over 15 miles to the north of Leverick Bay, the island of Anegada awaits your arrival. Enjoy a prolonged spell of blue water sailing as you leave Virgin Gorda in your wake and cruise through the blue to this flat coral atoll. Sparsely populated and teeming with wildlife, Anegada is a must see for nature lovers. Visit the Salt Ponds to view Anegada’s resident flamingos, and keep an eye out for the rare ground iguanas that live only here and on Guana Island.

Discover Anegada

Anegada

Suggested lunch spots

Jump in taxi or rent a scooter to explore the islands. Two popular beach spots that also serve lunch are Loblolly Bay and Cow Wreck Beach. Don’t eat too much before the group lobster feast on the beach at Potter’s By the Sea for dinner.

Day 5

Anegada to Marina Cay

The day's sailing

4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Cay BVI

Tracing Tortola’s northern coast as you head for Marina Cay. Pass by a succession of idyllic sandy beaches before squeezing through the channel separating Guana Island from Tortola. Sheltered from the elements by Great Camanoe and Scrub Island, Marina Cay is a tiny islet where you can grab a mooring buoy and head for the beach or the bar. Kick back and enjoy a real taste of island life with your new flotilla friends.

Discover Marina Cay

A drink with a view

Head to the bar at the centre of Marina Cay for a painkiller cocktail with a view in the sparkling Caribbean sunshine.

Suggested lunch spots

Monkey Point on Guana Island is a convenient and picturesque spot to stop for lunch. Relax on the beach that separates the headland from Guana Island itself, or hike into the hills for excellent views over the Caribbean.

Day 6

Marina Cay to Jost Van Dyke

The day's sailing

4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Great Harbour_Jost_Van_Dyke

Watch your wake ebb away behind you as you pass little Sandy Cay and the narrow entrance to Garner Bay. Make for lively Great Harbour, with its sandy beach, welcoming bars and lush, forested mountains. Relax on the beach, visit world-famous Soggy Dollar bar or make use of the local dive shop to explore beneath the waves of the diverse Caribbean Sea.

Discover Jost Van Dyke

Suggested lunch spots

Stop at pretty Sandy Cay for lunch and lounge on the broad beach that gives the island its name. Snorkel in the shallows beyond the island or take a walk through the verdant jungle interior.

Day 7

Free sail to Norman Island or Wickhams Cay II

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Wickhams Cay II Marina Base

Make the most of your free sailing day and take in any sights you haven’t visited with the flotilla, or revisit your favourite BVI highlights for a second serving of paradise. Head northwest to Tortola and visit Norman Island in search of lost pirate treasure or a drink at the Willy T. If you have an early flight you might want to spend your last night back at the base to prepare for your departure.