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ITINERARIES

We've put together three sample itineraries to get you started. For simplicity, they assume a departure from Road Harbour, Tortola. Of course, you can modify or create an itinerary to suit your crew, travel schedules or the timing of unique local events including some you'll see posted on the site.

The key is to not be too ambitious. Relax and enjoy your time in the islands. If you find a favorite location, you can always stay an extra day and visit any missed coves on the next trip. Spend a day just getting to know a place; rent a mountain bike; take a hike or join a scuba rendezvous dive for a day. The Virgin Islands have much to offer—don’t expect to take in all during a first visit or even during the first ten visits!

Under sail

A perfect tack on a pristine day.


British Virgin Islands: 7-Day Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Check-out and Departure to Little Harbour, Peter Island (4 miles)

After a morning boat check-out, shopping and provisioning, sail across Sir Francis Drake Channel to Peter Island. For the evening anchor in picturesque Little Harbour and cook a casual dinner on board. Kick back and enjoy the stars in this tranquil harbor.

Day 2–3: Morning Sail and Cruise to The Baths and Virgin Gorda’s North Sound

An early morning departure is best to grab a day only mooring ball at The Baths. For those who leave late the alternative is day moorage at the dock in the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour after 11 am and a short taxi ride to The Baths. A morning hike amongst the boulders of The Baths will take you to Devils Bay to swim and snorkel at this picturesque beach. During the afternoon set sail for Gorda Soundf where you can moor in front of the Bitter End or Saba Rock Resorts. Afternoon activities or the next day in Gorda Sound center around the Bitter End Resort. Choices include sailing small boats in the sound or wind surfing, hiking to the Biras Creek resort in search of the island’s giant lizards, snorkeling on the cannons in Eustatia Sound, kite boarding, laying out by the Bitter End Resort’s pool, or in a chaise lounge on their beach.

Aerial Marina Cay

Marina Cay, Tortola

Day 4: North Sound to Marina Cay

Sail to The Dogs for a lunch time stop for some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. Then, cruise to the north side of Beef Island to moor at Marina Cay and join the evening fun at the Sunset Hilltop Bar with entertainment during cocktail hour. Dinner options include cooking and dining onboard, or have dinner at Pusser’s on Marina Cay. You can also cross over to Trellis Bay on a shuttle boat for an entertaining dinner.

Day 5: Cane Garden Bay

Cruise along the north side of Tortola and stop at Monkey Point on the south end of Guana Island for another wonderful snorkeling spot. Then continue to Cane Garden Bay to moor and explore the waterfront restaurants and shops. Evening dinner can either be onboard or under the trees at Myetts Garden Inn or one of the many beachside restaurants on Cane Garden Bay. The late evening activity can be either enjoying the Caribbean music at Quito’s or a visit to The Bomba Shack, a short cab ride away in Apple Bay, especially if it is full moon night.

Day 6: Jost Van Dyke’s Great Harbour or Manchioneel Bay

During the late morning you can cruise over to Sandy Cay for swimming and snorkeling on this jewel of an island. Those needing a little exercise can take the short nature hike around this small scenic island. Later take a short passage to Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke and get set for dinner and Caribbean island fun at Foxy’s famous Tamarind Bar or Corsairs. An alternative for more snorkeling, hiking and a quiet evening under the stars is to anchor in Manchioneel Bay on the east end of Jost Van Dyke. Dinner can either be on board or at Foxy’s Taboo, one of the new hot spots in the BVI.

The Indians

The Indians, Norman Island

Day 7: West End, The Indians and The Bight at Norman Island

From Jost Van Dyke it is a short cruise to West End, Tortola, also known as Soper’s Hole. Here you can have lunch, get water, ice, provisions or stroll through the colorful shops. During the afternoon cruise over to Norman Island stop at The Indians and grab one of the coveted National Trust day mooring balls for afternoon snorkeling. Then continue on to Norman Island to moor in The Bight or in Kelly Cove, just inside Water Point. Take your dinghy around Treasure Point and snorkel at The Caves where there was once buried treasure. For the evening, dinner can be on board, at Pirates, or on the WILLIAM THORNTON, better known as the Willie T, a well known pirate ship replica specializing in burgers and West Indian cuisine. Later that evening, or after dinner, the festivities continue with dancing and enjoying the local island spirits at the raucous Willie T or Pirates Beach Bar.

Departure Day

An early departure from Norman Island will allow you to motor or sail back to Road Harbour by 11:30am for checkin and afternoon flights home.


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