BVI is recognized the world over as the premier cruising grounds for winter yachtsmen. The short sails between islands grant ample opportunity for island exploration and the protected waters of Francis Drake Channel offer relaxing passages and calm anchorages. No trip would be complete without spending some time at the Baths, Coopers Island and Peters Island with some entertainment stops at local legends like Foxy’s and the Bomba Shack.
The BVI’s have long been a popular place to vacation due to its pristine beaches, dramatic coastlines and remote resorts. Our catamarans put kiteboarders on the best spots for any wind direction. Winter months bring strong trade winds with average winds being 20-25 mph. Throw in warm water and comfortable air temps and you have all the components for a premium kite fest. We make itinerary’s up as we go but most all trips include sessions at Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.
An abundance of wrecks, reefs, caves, sinkholes, ledges and canyons round out the BVI dive menu. An extensive mooring system allows us easy access to a dozens of world class dives right from our yacht. Several dive shops offer guided dives, certifications and resort courses. SKT can stock gear and tanks on board or pick it up for daily use. Dive depths are shallow to 80′ and the vis is generally over 100′.
For all the reasons the BVI is great for kiteboarding make it outstanding for sailing. A week on the water is a great introduction to sailing cruising catamarans and our Captains are happy to provide informal sailing instruction along the way. For those of you that would like more formal education and certification, we offer ASA courses taught onboard. Our fast-track bareboat course will take you from novice to skipper during the week. SKT offers ASA 101, 103 & 104 on our BVI trips.
Similar to diving BVI, there are many opportunities to view some spectacular sites from the surface. The reef at Anegada is a snorklers paradise with access right off the beach. The caves at Norman, the Indians, Virgin Gorda, Marina Cay and the RMS Rhone all easily accessed by snorkeling.
Most of the islands have trails to take advantage of some spectacular island views. Hike the 1000′ trail to the top of Jost Van Dyke for a panoramic.