Sailing BVI in 3 days, a perfect guide!
British Virgin Islands are that place, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. The biggest one in the group is called Tortola and some smaller ones surround it. You’re going to find some of the world’s famous natural beauties there, that you can only see sailing. Sailing BVI in 3 days can make your holiday You just need a boat, local skipper and here’s the plan:
The base is located in Joma Marina, Port Purcell; Eastern side of Road Town. There you’ll meet some wonderful people and they will take care of everything so you can enjoy every moment while being on board or visiting islands. Our skipper was Julian Putley, who put together a perfect route for only 3 days of sailing.
3 days, the perfect guide
You start from the marina around noon and can easily reach Norman Island with the Indians and Pelican Cay. These two are perfect spots for snorkeling. The underwater life is a pretty varied one and there are also some caves that can be explored. You will have the feeling of being a little professional explorer. There are so many caves and hidden bays here that tourists still explore hoping that one day they’ll find the treasure It is said that all the beauties inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write the novel “Treasure Island”. The island was named after a pirate and they also say that in the summer of 1750 there was a treasure buried here.
Tip: when you land in British Virgin Islands make sure you’ll get on Norman Island properly equipped for searching the treasure.
Virgin Gorda is a pretty large island, third largest to be more precisely, and famous at the same time. Christofor Cholumbus named it “The fat virgin” because of how it looks on the horizon. The Spanish Town is just perfect in case you are chasing some souvenirs. “The Baths” located on the southern end of the island which are in fact the evidence of the island being a volcanic one, are the main attraction here. Tip: do not try to “park” your motorboat on the beach because you’ll have a really hard time trying to put it in the water again. The big waves could also turn it upside down. The only transportation means on water that will not give you a headache are those dingy.
Cooper Island is another must see location, a really small island with five privately owned properties and a nice small beach club resort. Food and drinks here are amazing, not to mention the souvenir shops. The island is a part of the “wreck alley” where a number of vessels have deliberately been sunk here and they form this playing ground for tourists.
Have you ever dreamed of swimming along with turtles? It becomes really amazing when nature shows you the best she has. Tip: when turtles want to go back to the surface, just step aside, or better, swim aside, so that they can come for breathing. You will easily meet turtles on Peter Island. There are some grim stories about this place but the important thing is that today you can have a generous and savoury lunch there. Your camera will work full time because of this magnificent landscape.
Tip: In case you decide to step off the boat after every day journey, make sure its still day light. Back to Juma Marina there is a huge chance you’ll meet those water giants and it definitely means that there is no more room for you in Road Town.