in the BVI & beyond
The BVI is easily the best sailing destination in the Caribbean, and arguably in the world. With 60 islands and cays offering countless sheltered anchorages, pristine beaches, crystal clear seas and a relaxed island vibe, the best way to explore this corner of paradise is undoubtedly by boat.
Chartering a yacht means not having to choose one island, but visiting as many as you like. Think of your charter yacht as your own floating villa, allowing you to enjoy the islands any way you wish – be it lounging on deck with a good book, filling your days with water sports, sipping cocktails at laid-back beach bars, or simply soaking up the stunning scenery.
BVI Crewed Yacht Charters
Never sailed before? Prefer to sit back and let someone else do the hard work? A crewed yacht charter is the way to go.
On a crewed charter, the captain and chef (plus additional crew on larger vessels) live on board and run the boat. Your licensed captain will plan your itinerary and take care of the sailing, anchoring and docking, and your chef will design a menu based on your preferences and serve you three gourmet meals daily.
When not sailing or dining, your crew will be happy to set you up with kayaks, paddle boards and snorkel gear, get you wakeboarding or knee boarding, or take you ashore to explore.
Crewed yachts in the BVI are typically 45 feet and up and built to the highest specifications. These luxury yachts are equipped with many extras that do not come as standard on bareboats: think air-conditioning, water makers, fast tenders, entertainment systems and plenty of water sports gear.
It’s the ultimate luxury vacation at sea.
All Inclusive Rates Most crewed yacht charter rates are all-inclusive, with all meals and beverages included. However, some yachts offer half-board options for those who would like to eat some lunches and dinners ashore. Please ask us for more details.
Booking a Charter
While the BVI is the epicenter of crewed yacht vacations in the region, charters can be booked throughout the Caribbean.
123 Hulls is a yacht charter brokerage, meaning we act as a booking agent for you. We regularly attend boat shows, meet the crews and view the vessels, so no matter what type of yacht charter you are looking for, or where you want to go, we help you find the perfect fit.
To view some of the crewed charters available in the BVI, USVI and the wider Caribbean, start your search here, and let us know which boats you are interested in.
Alternatively, contact us with your requirements and we will be happy to suggest suitable boats.
OTHER TYPES OF CHARTERS
If your party is not large enough to justify booking a whole boat, talk us about cabin charters in the BVI or the Mediterranean. We can book you one or more double cabins on a 60-foot catamaran, where you will enjoy the services of a captain and crew, all the amenities typical of a crewed yacht, and the chance to share your adventures with fellow travellers. Contact us for rates and further information.
A bareboat charter is ideal for those who have ample boating experience and can captain the vessel themselves. Bareboats are the ‘self-catering’ version of yacht charter. These yachts tend to be in the 30 – 50 foot range and are equipped with all the essentials for a holiday afloat. Provisions, water sports equipment such kayaks, paddleboards, scuba gear and faster dinghies are all available as add-ons. Bareboats come in all shapes and sizes: monohulls, catamarans and motor yachts. Contact us to let us know the type and size of vessel you require and we will get back to you with our recommendations.
Bareboat Charter with Captain
For occasional sailors who do not have enough experience to captain the yacht themselves, but don’t want a fully crewed charter, we can book you a bareboat and hire a captain for the duration of your charter.
Bareboat Charter with Chef
For parties who want to captain the boat themselves, but don’t want to get stuck in the galley prepping meals and washing dishes, we can book a chef to accompany you and take care of the culinary side.
Whatever type of yacht charter you want, we will help you find it.
Contact us for more information and rates.