British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands (BVI’s) are a chain of almost 60 unspoiled islands in the Caribbean that offer smooth sailing along calm turquoise waters. These islands are some of the most popular in the Caribbean thanks to their convenient destination location and wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. The 4 larger, main islands are Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Anegada. Each island offers tremendous views of bright blue ocean water, extensive lush greenery, quiet and calm beaches, yacht clubs, and so much more. These islands truly have something for everyone in the family to enjoy, from fun diving adventures and water sports to relaxing quiet coves.
As one of the most popular Caribbean destinations for yacht charters, the BVI’s offer the biggest selection of charter yacht experiences than any area of the Caribbean. Tortola is the BVI’s largest island and it’s also their capital. Most crewed yacht charters originate here, but other islands, such as Jost Van Dyke are also popular yacht charter locations. Book your trip to the British Virgin Islands with Envy Yacht Charters for the ultimate Caribbean experience! Our luxury yachts can help give you the adventure of a lifetime while enjoying the most comfortable accommodations.
These islands are located north of the British Virgin Islands up to the Windward Islands. The group includes Sint Maarten, St. Barts, St. Kitts, Antigua, Anguilla, and Montserrat. Cosmopolitan paradise with the sophisticated nightlife is the best way to describe this yachting destination. Charter yachts that frequent the BVI’s and USVI will relocate to this cruising ground to offer a more energetic holiday for our charter clients.
Spanish Virgin Islands
The Spanish Virgin Islands is a cluster of islands just east of the US territory of Puerto Rico. There are two main islands: Culebra and Vieques, and numerous smaller islands in the area make up the remaining Spanish Virgin Islands. This unique chain of islands offers a fascinating exploration for the adventurous charter guest or for those who want to relax in luxury. See all that the Spanish Virgin Islands have to offer below!
These islands are considered a territory of Puerto Rico, and its residents are US citizens. However, the culture here is distinctly different from the US Virgin Islands. Much of the culture and traditions that are celebrated here are based on Spanish and Caribbean influences, and the majority of locals speak English or Spanish.
The Spanish Virgin Islands were once not accessible by yacht charter due to the area being located in the United States Navy territory. Now, however, these isles are widely traveled to by sailing yachts and motor yachts alike. Because of the lack of tourism, the Spanish Virgin Islands are mostly untouched and remain in pristine condition. As one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, the Spanish Virgin Islands have clear, blue, and luminous waters with clean, beautiful beaches that are truly a sight to behold.
Much of the Spanish Virgin Islands have a laid back feel, so while the nightlife isn’t as prevalent here, you can expect to sit back and relax on these islands during your yacht charter vacation.
US Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of 3 main islands and several dozen smaller islands on the eastern side of the Caribbean. Sometimes called "America's Caribbean Paradise," this cluster of islands combines the cultures and customs of American and Caribbean life, making it a popular destination for visitors from the states. Especially since U.S. citizens don't need a passport to enter, and they accept American currency. With moderate temperatures and pristine beaches, it's easy to see why vacationers flock to this area throughout the year. Each of the three main islands - St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix - offers its own unique experience to guests.
St. Thomas, the largest of the three islands, is known for its luxury. Commonly, mega-yachts are seen anchored in the harbors, and elegant restaurants and shops crowd the area. Contrastingly, St. John is more well-known for being a naturalist's dream destination. There are over 7,000 acres of dedicated parkland here which are surrounded by clean, pure beaches. Nature and romance found here are popular among honeymooners, too! Lastly, St. Croix is known for its rum distilleries and sugar cane plantations. This island also has beautiful coral reefs and clear waters. As you can see, each island offers a unique Caribbean experience that is not to be missed on your yacht charter experience.
The proximity of St. Thomas to the British Virgin Islands makes it a likely starting point for Caribbean yacht charter experiences. You can either go directly over to the British Virgin Islands on your first day of charter or go directly to St. John and enjoy one of its picturesque coves for your first night on charter.
St. Vincent, Grenadines and the Windward IslandsLEARN MORE ABOUT CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTERS
The “Windward Islands” are a group of 125 islands whose name comes from the prevailing northeast trade winds. The volcanic origin of these islands gives them a scenic landscape scattered with rugged beautiful mountains and outstanding beaches.