Tortola has been a cradle of yachting for half a century now. The archipelago of the Virgin Islands seems to be created to fulfill all the wishes of those who cannot get enough of smooth sailing trips.
Protected by a chain of small islands with innumerable beaches, the waters are always calm here, the trade winds blow steadily and the places to drop anchor are calm.
The numerous restaurants and bars offer the sailors a comfort that is unique in the Caribbean.
The beauty of the landscape, the security of the waters and the hospitality of the inhabitants make the Virgin Islands to a favorite sailing destination for yachtcharter.
On a Yachtcharter starting in Tortola you will find small distances that will allow you to perform navigation on sight.
The Caribbean is the ideal place for newcomers, families and those who like to enjoy.
For a trip to the Virgins, which are located on US territory, you need a visa.
Our VPM - Yachtcharter base in Tortola is located in Nanny Cay near Road Town.
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Sailing Weather Tortola:
Since the islands are located in the Passat belt, the wind blows steadily from November to May from NO. In autumn and summer, however, he turns to O to SO. A constant wind sailing is therefore to be expected. In winter it can be cold fronts with stormy winds from N to NW. The hurricane season is from August to October.
Best Sailing time Tortola:
November to mid-April
Airports near your sailing area Tortola:
Tortola (EIS) - Nanny Cay: about 20 km
Necessary licenses for your cruise Tortola:
A special license is not required, but a sailing experience detection.
Official Announcement of the Government of the Virgin Islands on the BVI Cruising Permit:
As of 01.08.2017, the fees for the permit have increased.
The official notification of the change of fees for the BVI Cruising Permit for yacht charterers in the British Virgin Islands can be found here. Fees may change at any time.
Time zone Tortola:
Winter: GMT - 5 hours Summer: GMT - 6 Stunden
Sail Caribbean literature recommendation (available from Barone Yachting):
Bernhard Bartholmes (sailing in the Caribbean - Virgin Islands - € 36)
The Virgin Islands have become increasingly attractive for German-speaking sailors as "beginners" -Revier. The author has during several months of sailing explores the charming Caribbean island world and describes using detailed maps and aerial photos in addition to the numerous marinas and anchorages silent bays that make a holiday in this angenhemen climate so beautiful. In addition to all the necessary information on customs, currency, transport, land and people started conveys exact nautical data that it has won the spot itself.
Yachtcharter British Virgin Islands:
Saint Thomas, Saint Thomas Harbor, Saint John (Virgin Islands National Park), Flanagan Island, Norman Island, Peter Island, Dead Chest Island (Rhone Marine Park), Salt Island, Cooper Island, Ginger Island, Round Rock Island, Fallen Jerusalem Island, Virgin Gorda, Eustatie Island, Prickly Pear Island, Prickly Pear Island National Park, Mosquito Island, Anegada, Great Dog, George Dog, Cockroach Island, West Dog, Scrub Island, Marina Cay, Great Camanoe, Little Camanoe, Guana Island, Tortola, Green Cay, Sandy Cay, Little Jost Van Dyke, Jost Van Dyke, Great Tobago, Little Tobago, Hans Lollik Island, Cave Cove