Sails come in many types of boats, power and sail, time periods from the
more common all day or half day trip to starlight cruises for a couple of
hours. Snorkeling is often included. Meals may be included or stops
at out island restaurants. Group trips or special charters are
available. Please check for details.
Small Boat Rentals are widely
available, especially the popular center console powerboats, as well as
every other small water-engaged vehicle from dinghies to sea kayaks.
was theclassic daysail that delighted countless guests for
many years. A 84' traditional, custom-built ketch, the largest excursion cruise
yacht in the BVI, with split level open decks, fitted upholstered seating, plenty
of sun AND shade, and special "Athena" cocktails on deck and in the luxuriously
appointed lounge below, Goddess Athena offered a variety of
trips around the islands, including "Lobster
Galore" gourmet cruises, with a special snorkeling focus with
instructors and equipment on board.
II (email, call
494-6300 or reserve through your hotel), a highly regarded day sailing
catamaran features group (6-16) snorkeling trips with instruction and
II(494-2564), a traditional 80' schooner which sails
at 9 AM from Village Cay Marina
in Road Town. Full day sail includes a barbeque lunch
pick up at Road Town and environs--is based on Peter Island.
Charters (496-7386)--offers full and half day deep sea fishing
on a 45' Chris Craft. Also featured are Anegada overnight trips, in-island family
fishing with snorkeling, beach bargeques and island tours as well as
whalewatching of humpback whales with
their calves from January through Mid-March.
(495-4381), a popular 50' catamaran, great for families
(there is safety netting around lifelines). One trip goes to Green Cay with a spinnaker
run to Foxy's at Jost Van Dyke, and the other trip goes to the Indians near
Norman Island and St. John's Benures Bay for snorkeling among the
Soper's Hole Small Boat Rentals Sheppard's Powerboat Rentals (495-4099) rents center console
23-26' Makos (with captain extra). Also call about
water limo services.
Water and Land Rentals Sea
and Land Adventure Sports, at White Bay past The Soggy Dollar
Bar, rents every kind of water and land equipment, including jet boats,
water skis, sunfish, sea kayaks,
paddle boats, snorkeling gear, water bikes, banana sleds, ATVs and
The 'Gypsy of the Sea' is a
smooth-sailing 60' Gulfstar yacht from La Boheme Charters
(284-541-4861), with full days, half-days and sunset cruises for up
to 12 people. Arrange the daysail of your choice. "Just show up in
your swimsuit and leave the rest to us!"
the 'Wreck of the Rhone' or kayak around the anchorage with gear
provided (photo: La Boheme Charters).
Sail to Anegada with a tour and lunch at the Big Bamboo. Raise the
spinnaker for trips to Marina Cay or the idyllic Sandy Cay. Open
bar with conch fritters, fruit platters and hors d'oeuvres like
Brie en Croute with crackers!
A 44' gaff
rigged schooner that is the official
daysailor for Little Dix Bay Resort, The Spirit of Anegada (496-6825)
has full days, half-days and sunset cruises for up to 12 people.
Destinations include Anegada The Dogs, Necker Island and The
Invisibles, Guana Island, The Rhone and Cooper Island (photo:
Trip Advisor). Snorkeling
equipment and beverages are included. Private charters are available for
M/V Sea Lion, (Dive BVI 495-5513, email), on
Tuesdays and Fridays, a 45' wave-piercing catamaran whisks 25 passengers at 23 knots twice
a week to Anegada for a day of snorkeling, beachcombing, and a local lobster lunch at the
Anegada Reef Hotel.
The Bitter End Day Excursion includes
lunch, a frozen drink, a snorkeling trip and showers as well as the use of the Bitter End
pool and beaches. Also, water sports rentals can be arranged at the Bitter End. An
Sunset Euphoric Cruises (494-5511), a sunset cocktail cruise
catered by Little Dix from 4-6:30 PM with up to 20 people.
Motorboat charter from Euphoric Cruises (494-5511) with
captain on a 28' Bentram powerboat.
Sea It All
(495-7558), a 30 ft. Mappy Bertram, can be chartered for day trips and deep sea
fishing (pick ups anywhere).
Princess (495-7248), a 31' Bertram,
offers sportfishing trips with Captain Dale out of Biras Creek.
Pranda (call Bitter End at 494-2746), a
48' Spronk catamaran, does 20 knots doing blue water sailing--in the morning to The Baths
and the Dogs with snorkeling and beachcombing and, in the evening, toward Anegada
for sunset cruises with rum punches.
Corinthian (call Bitter End at
494-2746), a 59' power catamaran, with a second upper deck for sightseeing and sunbathing,
takes up to 30 on blue water cruises with snorkeling and lunch on board.
Other trips from the Bitter End (494-2746) include night snorkeling,
sunset or harbour cruises, seasonal whale watching, bonefishing and blue
water fishing and secluded beach cruises on a 26' speedboat.
The Water Sports Centre (495-7376) at Leverick Bay has a trip to Anegada
or tour of the BVI on a 33' cigarette boat for 10 people.
Bitter End Small Boat Rentals Bitter End Yacht Club (494-2746) rents Mistral windsurfers, sea
kayaks, Alden rowing shells (great exercise and run--makes you feel like
a giant water buy, and the speed is impressive), sunfish, lasers, Vanguard 15s, Hobie
Waves, 405s, Optimists, 19' Rhodes, J24 sailboats (very fast), and 30'
Freedom sloops as well as
and Boston Whaler dinghies with outboard engines.
Leverick Bay Small Boat Rentals The Water Sports Centre (495-7376) at Leverick Bay rents 12'
dinghies with outboard engines for half/full days and
17' to 30' center-console and cabin power boats as well as kayaks and Hobie Cats
and waterskiing and snorkeling gear.