Things Best Seen by Boat in the BVI [Photo Gallery]
- February 3rd, 2014
- in Lifestyle
From Sea Level
Things Best Seen by Boat!
Photography by Megan Schlobohm
Vacationing in the British Virgin Islands is a common ‘Bucket-List item’, and once holidaymakers have experienced this slice of paradise, there is an insatiable craving to return.
The Territory possesses intoxicating seascapes, great watersports, delicious drinks, and diversity in great cuisine, all inviting fond memories.
In planning a vacation to the BVI, the common routine is to select an island, whether Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada or the outer islands such as Peter or Scrub Island; following, to pick a resort or villa rental in that location; then subsequently, to choose excursions that fall within a reasonable travel distance of the intended temporary lodgings. The amazing opportunity available here in the BVI, is that tourists do not have to limit themselves to this potentially restrictive holiday plan.
The crewed yacht industry makes it possible for vacationers to see infinitely more of the BVI from novel and exciting angles with the entirety of the region available from sea level.
Vacationing by boats in the Virgin Islands has only improved over time. With gourmet chefs, savvy captains and personalised service, guests customise their blissful experience to their precise preferences.
With the aspects that are within control in a BVI yacht vacation, like choosing between sailing via monohull or catamaran, capacity of guests aboard, watersports undertaken, islands visited, and cuisine sampled, it is a comprehensive tailor-made experience – this in comparison to standard holidays that may often prove limiting due to fixed location and less influence over the variables mentioned.
Effectively, crewed yachts are high-end mobile resorts, built for comfort, ease, entertainment, and utilised for maximum accessibility to the most idyllic locations.
Island Hopping – a common pleasure in a BVI holiday
One of the special aspects about crewed yachts is the palpable prospect of proximity to any island – every day permits a visit to a new isle, allowing the best in adventures pertaining to that hotspot – one location may provide the finest snorkelling where spotted eagle rays are commonly sighted; another place might be perfect for kayaking and paddle-boarding; the next location might be renowned for night swimming with giant tarpon.
In addition, every night of the week in the Virgin Islands high season brings a new party and celebration. The nomadic nature of crewed yachts transports guests to their preferential nightlife activity where they can later return to the boat easily, all of which can be managed by their crew’s expertise and longstanding knowledge of the islands’ special events.
Scuba Diving – a favoured watersport that must be tried
People from beginner to expert level enjoy spending their vacation time observing the colourful and enigmatic underwater world.
On crewed yachts that offer diving, guests walk a few steps from their bedroom to the dive platform, relishing azure-blue water within minutes. Many crewed yachts in the Virgin Islands employ crew with dual roles – Captains and Chefs who are also Dive Instructors or Dive Masters, can guide guests who are interested in the activity to fully experience every site.
Diving from a crewed yacht offers an opportunity for smaller groups to enjoy private diving at untouched dive sites across the entire Virgin Islands, without leaving the comfort of their ‘mobile resort.’ Many crewed yachts are licensed to teach scuba diving, allowing guests to earn scuba certifications for future vacations.
The Natural Wonders – popular and secluded locations in the BVI
The Virgin Islands is widely known for its natural wonders, both above and below water. From a charter yacht perspective, guests are able to see as many of these epic sites as they are able to fit into their holiday time.
A typical charter week can include the unforgettable snorkel spots at The Caves or The Indians, amazing photos like those snapped by a guest’s first tour of Virgin Gorda’s Baths, or nature trails like hiking Sandy Cay next to Jost Van Dyke – knowledgeable yacht crews will operate as personal tour guides at every phenomenal location.
Discovering the Best Cocktail – an enjoyable activity for visitors
The islands are well known for their delicious beverage concoctions and a strong preference is the BBC: Bailey’s Banana Colada. However, not every BBC is created equal and a very popular activity for visitors is sampling all the BBCs across the islands expansive range of restaurants and bars. This pursuit can work for any delicious island delight: the best ribs, the tastiest painkillers, or the creamiest conch chowder – the comfort of smooth, unimpeded transition from locale to locale makes this highly relished endeavour as fluid as sailing the BVI waters.
On top of experiencing the entirety of the Virgin Islands, yacht charters afford attentive service and a priceless knowledge of the top locations, while the guests’ floating resort carries them effortlessly to their destinations. It is for these reasons, that many vacationers now enjoy their holiday time from sea level.