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BVI Sightseeing Charters
Tour the British Virgin Islands by Air!

Visiting yacht charter guests often charter an airplane for sightseeing tours of the various BVI anchorages before beginning their sailing vacation. From the comfort of a twin engine plane, you'll get a birds eye view of the Virgin Islands to help plan your sailing itinerary!

Sightseeing Tour of Anchorages: Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, Peter Island, Cooper Island, Guana Island, Beef Island

Tortola

The largest of the British Virgin Islands, Tortola has several popular anchorages including Cane Garden Bay, Soper's Hole, Road Harbour, and Marina Cay at Trellis Bay. All anchorages offer different attractions, restaurants and shopping. Of course, Road Town, Tortola is the starting point for many yacht charters and is also the BVI capital. Aside from some great anchorages, Tortola boasts several spectacular beaches including Smuggler's Cove, Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay, Long Bay, Josiah's Bay and Elizabeth Beach, to name a few. There are also some great surfing spots such as Bomba's Shack on the north east end of the island at Capoon's Bay, Josiah's Bay and a little known spot off the north east tip of Cane Garden Bay.

Virgin Gorda

Gorda Sound is a marvelous place to anchor. Located, just north of Gorda Peak, the waters of Gorda Sound, (also known as North Sound), are well protected and offer a terrific playground for windsurfing, dinghy sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling. North Sound is home to eight of the finest BVI restaurants, resorts and beaches such as Biras Creek, Bitter End and Leverick Bay.

"The Baths" and Devils Bay are situated at the south end of Virgin Gorda and are a favorite stop for all BVI visitors. The huge granite boulders extending into the water, startlingly gorgeous, white sand beaches and crystal clear water always bring gasps of delight during our BVI sightseeing tours. A tour of Virgin Gorda is impressive from any vantage point ... but its even better from an airplane!

Anegada

Book a day charter with Caribbean Wings to Anegada, known as the "drowned island". This charming desert island is unique as it is the only coral island in the British Virgin Islands chain. Anegada has the most beautiful, long, white sand beaches in the BVI. See giant iguana and flamingos as you stroll barefoot around the island. Go swimming, snorkelling, have an Anegada lobster lunch and relax on the beach all day. If sailing and your itinerary does not include Anegada, book a day tour aboard Caribbean Wings ... you don't want to miss it!

Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke (pronounced Yost Van Dyke) is only accessible by boat and it remains, for the most part, unseen by tourists, but is a popular stopover for charter yachts. The primary settlements are at Great Harbor and Little Harbor and lets not forget White Bay ... which is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean!

Great Harbor is home to Foxy's Tamarind Bar & Restaurant, host to the Annual Wooden Boat Regatta and of course their famous New Year's Eve parties which has been voted one of the top ten New Year's Eve party in the world!

Along the BVI sightseeing tour and east of Jost Van Dyke is a coral islet called Sandy Cay, which offers one of the largest and most spectacular, elkhorn coral reefs in the Caribbean.

Norman Island

Also known as "Treasure Island", the southern end of Norman Island has three large caves where legend tells that pirate treasure was found by local BVI fishermen. Just around the bend, the Bight of Norman Island is a favorite anchorage because of its shelter and two of the BVI's favourite restaurants ... The William Thornton Floating Bar & Restaurant and Billy Bones. A short distance away from Norman Island are the Indians, a favourite BVI dive site! Looking for fun? Don't miss the Bight!

Peter Island

Peter Island is a private and exclusive resort. Only a few miles across the Sir Francis Drake Channel from Tortola, it has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Deadman's Bay -- "15 men on a Dead man's chest, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum." Superb lunches are offered at the restaurant on Deadman's Bay beach!

Cooper Island

Cooper offers an excellent first night anchorage (provided you can pick up a mooring ball) with great snorkeling at one end of the island and a superb restaurant and resort located at Manchioneel Bay. Great seagrass beds for snorkelling too!

Guana Island

Guana is a private resort island but offers two stunning anchorages with amazing snorkelling at Monkey Point! A must see for all yacht charter guests.

Beef Island

The main airport serving the British Virgin Islands is located on Beef Island. Air charters and sightseeing tours will originate from either Beef Island or Virgin Gorda airport. Trellis Bay, Beef Island is home to de Loose Mongoose Bar & Restaurant where Warren (Captain Wheeler) and the band "The Lounge Lizzards" frequently play. Marina Cay, the tiny island located in Trellis Bay, boasts another popular restaurant with a well known dinner theater hosted by Tony Snell.

The US Virgin Islands (USVI)

St. Thomas

The first Danish settlement in the Caribbean, St. Thomas (USVI) is the primary harbour and the its capital, Charlotte Amalie, was named for the queen of Denmark. The harbour remains the most prosperous in the West Indies today because of its free trade status and duty free shopping, making St. Thomas a very popular day trip for visitors to the British Virgin Islands.

St. John

Much of St. John is protected as a national park. Access to the parks and other areas may be reached through several overnight anchorages: Cruz Bay, Caneel Bay, Cinnamon Bay and Francis Bay to name a few. Yacht charter guests should remember that travel between the BVI and St. John requires checking in and out of US Customs, located at Cruz Bay.

 

   

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