Sailing is one of the most popular sports in the BVI, this is one of the most famous places around the world for perfect sailing conditions. The sparkling clear waters, sunshine every day, consistent trade winds and islands so close together they can be navigated by sight make these Caribbean waters a sailor’s paradise. There are many regattas scheduled throughout the year for sailing aficionado’s, look at The Moorings to find which ones interest you.
Boating of every type is popular in these beautifully clear Caribbean waters. What a wonderful way to explore all the surrounding islands, and there are so many right nearby. Take your family and friends for a day trip, visit Norman Island (aka Treasure Island from the book by Robert Louis Stephenson). Or go explore Jost Van Dyke and stop at the Soggy Dollar Beach Bar for a cold drink, and perhaps pop in at the Willy T’s for a bit of fun. Enjoy the soft Caribbean breezes while you journey from one glorious white sand beach to another. Look down into the clear blue waters and see first-hand large sea turtles, colorful fish swimming in schools and just soak up the warmth of the sun. This is the life!
Deep Sea Fishing is an exciting opportunity to get out on the water, soak up some sun and catch some extraordinary fish; mahi-mahi, blackfin tuna and blue marlin for example. Coordinate with a licensed charter service that specializes in sports fishing as the BVI government has strict rules about harvesting fish. Be sure to take a camera since you are sure to catch a big one.
Tour the Islands – Certainly you can take a private boat trip to the many islands nearby, but did you know there are public ferries available as well? The schedules can change a bit so it’s always important to check, but from Tortola there are ferries to St. Thomas, St. John, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Marina Cay, and Jost Van Dyke – so discover all that the beautiful Caribbean has to offer while you are here on Tortola.