Five Things to Know
Thinking of planning a charter vacation in the British Virgin Islands? See the top five questions most asked during the planning process. We hope you find this helpful as you look to planning your dream vacation and welcome any additional questions you have.
Planning Your Caribbean Charter Vacation
1 - Getting There
How easy is it to get to your base in the British Virgin Islands?
It's very easy to get to our charter base. Tortola, BVI is located just East of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, you can either fly via San Juan, P.R. to Tortola (airport code EIS) and we are just a 10 minute cab ride away, or fly to St. Thomas, USVI (airport code STT) and take a ferry over to either West End or Road Town. Depending on that arrival destination, a 30 to 45 minute cab ride will get you to our base at Hodges Creek Marina.
2 - Caribbean Navigation
How easy is it to cruise and navigate ourselves in the Caribbean?
Outside of the beauty of the Islands, one of the biggest advantages of chartering in this paradise is the line of sight navigation and deep waters, meaning minimal obstructions and easy cruising for boaters of all levels. And, no license is required with boating experience. See how easy it is to qualify to captain yourself here.
3 - Things To Do
What is a typical week like?
There are 60 amazing islands to visit with diving, snorkeling, great restaurants, fun bars and friendly islanders. Many guests return year after year because there is always something new to discover and to enjoy the simplicity of island living. Check out the video below to view our fleet and the British Virgin Islands. To see a sample seven day itinerary, please click here.
4 - Costs
How much do I need to put down to reserve a boat?
25% of the total charter cost is the initial payment and will secure your reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. Charter rates vary by season, length of charter and boat selection and typically range from $450 per night to $2,395 per night for a self-drive charter. To find out if you are eligible for certain special offers and to request a quote for your specific vacation, please click here.
5 - Assistance From The Experts
Who do I call if I need help?
During the planning stages of your vacation, our Charter Consultants are here to help you every step of the way with provisioning, water toys, itinerary suggestions, plus so much more. Once you arrive at our base for your vacation, not only will you receive a personal briefing and tour of your boat, but you will also be given a cell phone that is a direct connection to our staff for any issues or assistance you may need while cruising. Need help planning now? Contact us here.
Need More Information?
Contact us for any additional questions about a charter vacation. Our Charter Consultants are not only experts in the industry, but boating enthusiasts as well.