British Virgin Islands
You might know them only as Tortola, Virgin Gorda or Jost Van Dyke, but there are over 60 islands and cays that comprise the British Virgin Islands (BVIs). This cluster of mostly volcanic islands stretches for 35 miles along the Sir Francis Drake Channel and provides some of the most sought-after cruising grounds in the world.
The BVIs are the ideal destination for first time charterers and seasoned sailors alike. The numerous cays and anchorages are protected from Atlantic swells and treated to light tradewinds; the cruising conditions are comfortable and the climate is perfect year round. Many of the islands in the BVI are uninhabited and have been designated as national parks. Each island has its own distinct flair, but all with an endless supply of snorkeling and diving sites, white sand beaches, beautiful bays and stunning scenery. Because of the short distances between islands, you can customize a charter in the BVIs to suit your fancy each year. From snorkeling and diving escapades, to lazy beach bar hopping, to recreating a swashbuckling pirate experience, the BVIs provide it all and then some.
The region comprising the Leeward Islands spans 120 miles from Anguilla to Dominica and is geographically comprised of lush tropical rainforests, giant volcanic mountainsides and sandy coral islands ringed by endless turquoise waters. Equally diverse is the culture and cuisine of the area, which has enjoyed a rich history serving as home to a variety of cultures and nationalities. Offering the best of deserted island cruising juxtaposed with bustling nightlife and high-end shopping and cuisine, the Leeward Islands guarantee a most pleasant Caribbean experience.