Welcome to the BVI
At The Yacht Week we are always seeking the endless summer so we are taking you on one of the world’s greatest holiday experiences – sailing around the British Virgin Islands for New Year and Spring sailing in the Caribbean’s most stunning retreat. We take care of the boat and provide the captain (if you need one). All you need to do is gather your friends, book a yacht and prepare for an unforgettable experience.
Event Dates 2014
New Year: 29th December, 2013 - 5th January, 2014
Week 11: 8th March - 15th March
Week 12: 15th March - 22nd March
Week 13: 22nd March - 29th March
- PETER ISLAND & THE BATHS
- JOST VAN DYKE
- MARINA CAY
- VIRGIN GORDA
- NORMAN ISLANDS
people travel from all over the world to celebrate “Old Year’s Night” - as the local people call it.
As the airplane door opens you feel the ocean breeze, sense the warmth of the tropical sun and see the palm trees and suddenly realise that you have stepped out into paradise. Take a taxi to the marina in Road Town (Wickham’s Cay). We will greet you upon arriving at the marina. The yachts will be available from 6pm.
Until then we suggest that you explore the beaches, restaurants, shops and the slow rhythm of life in the West Indies. If you don’t like shopping an order can be placed directly with the supplier and delivered to your yacht. Otherwise it’s a good idea to go food shopping while you are waiting for the yacht. In the evening, we will arrange a welcome dinner party in Road Town!
Sail to the southwest of Virgin Gorda to visit the Baths - the unusual rock formations that have created a famous snorkeling area and beach. This stop is a must, especially if you make it all the way into Devil’s Bay. In the afternoon we sail towards Peter Island which is a charming place. Take the time to enjoy a walk around the island or perhaps indulge yourself in the luxury spa! In the evening the tables are set for dinner and drinks comprising of the best of the Caribbean surrounded by palm trees listening to the waves breaking over the beach.
Jost Van Dyke
Enjoy a day of beautiful sailing towards Jost van Dyke and White Bay. This is the home of three excellent bars:
Soggy Dollar Bar – home of the Painkiller, a drink known the world over.
Ivan’s Stress Free Bar – speaks for itself!
Gertrudes – simply charming. Grab a beer in the bar and sit down right on the beach.
In the afternoon we move to Great Harbour, home to Foxy’s Bar, and moor for the night. Foxy’s offer live Caribbean music and wild parties. You just know we will take over the bar! For New Year’s festivities people travel from all over the world to celebrate “Old Year’s Night” - as the local people call it. This night is amazing and ranked among the top party destinations in the world. Imagine celebrating New Year’s in your flip flops under starry skies with live reggae music all night long.
In the morning we head on to Sandy Spit on the east end of Jost van Dyke for a swim. During the day we will sail along the north side of Tortola towards Marina Cay which is a tiny little island with a nice restaurant and bar. Pusser’s Restaurant and shop offers great rum! The coral behind the island has terrific snorkeling. Marina Cay has a spectacular view from the hilltop where we will organise dinner and drinks. If the weather allows we will do a traditional raft with all the boats for the night.
After a few hours of sailing north Anegada will appear as a mirage on the ocean. At it’s highest point this island measures 8.5m above sea level and is the second largest island in the whole of the BVI.
The New York Times recently announced Anegada as one of the top beaches in the whole Caribbean – that’s where we are heading! The yachts will be moored at buoys on the south side of the island, which is the only way to enter given the massive coral reef surrounding the whole island. At Cow Wreck Beach we will organise the best sunset beach party of your life! A lobster BBQ combined with live Caribbean music just by the most amazing beach ever. Watch the waves break at the coral reef while sipping on a Carib beer with your feet in the water.
Sail south to the north part of Virgin Gorda. On the way there you might want to stop outside Necker Island - Sir Richard Branson’s private island. Around the corner in North Sound we will stay at anchor outside Bitter End Yacht Club. This is an exclusive resort where a room is around $1000 per night at this time of the year. We will organise a dinner at the resort followed by late night drinks and music in the Bitter End Bar. The North Sound is an ideal place to relax, snorkel, hike ashore and enjoy other water sports.
In the morning we will sail away along Sir Francis Drake Channel and head for Norman Island or “Treasure Island” as it was an old hangout for pirates. “The Caves” offer spectacular snorkeling, with stunning coral and fish. After dinner and rum drinks at Pirate’s Bight restaurant on the beach, we will spend the rest of the night at the Willie T’s – a 30m schooner that is now a legendary bar and hosts amazing parties all night!
Yachts & Prices
Browse through our yacht list and find the perfect Yacht Week yacht! Ranging between €350-1100 per person, we have something for everyone.
In order to make it easier for you and your crew to budget for your vacation we have listed the additional costs of your sailing trip.
Booking & Payment
A step by step guide on how you and your crew take part in one of the The Yacht Week sailing events.