Caribbean

BVI Yacht / Catamaran Charter: The best companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published May 26, 2020

Situated in the eastern Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are among the world’s most stunning beauty spots. The jaw-droppingly beautiful emerald waters that surround the island chain attract large numbers of visitors every year, including among them many yachting enthusiasts who come to enjoy the area’s idyllic cruising grounds.

A catamaran moored in Leverick Bay, British Virgin Islands (Photo: Fairphotos via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

In keeping with its popularity as a yachting destination, there are a large number of yacht charter companies catering to visitors to the BVI, offering both bareboat and crewed yacht charters, and every type of vessel from motorboat and sailboat to catamaran, too. Here are three online platforms we’d recommend you look.

Ritzy Charters is our number one resource for finding private crewed luxury yachts in the BVI. The company offers over 300 yachts in the area across several categories, including motorboats, sailing boats, superyachts and catamarans. According to our searches, the cheapest available boat currently listed for charter in the BVI is priced at $5,750 per week, which gets you a 52 foot monohull sailboat that sleeps three and has a crew of two. The booking process is easy too – you simply fill in a query form with some necessary details, including number of guests, dates, itinerary and special requests, then you ask for a quote and wait for the company to send back a list of available yachts that fit your criteria.
Boatbookings has a total of 257 yachts available for charter in the BVI. Among their fleet are yachts ranging from 12 to 86 metres, 113 of which are offered for bareboat charter and the rest as crewed yachts. Boatbookings also have over 80 catamarans available for BVI charters, with cats being the most popular type of boat among charterers. The website also offers a comprehensive customer review section so you can read about the charter experiences of previous guests.
Sailo are an international yacht rental company that allows boat owners and renters to search for charter companies and their vessels. Users can pick from thousands of crewed and uncrewed yachts based on date, location, price, size, and former guest reviews, and you can also create custom searches based around your particular trip preferences. When we looked for yacht charters in the BVI, we found 297 available. If you’re looking specifically for a catamaran, then Sailo has a large number listed too.