Bareboating Tips for the Virgin Islands

Power Catamaran in the BVI

Here are some Virgin Island bareboating tips for newcomers to the bareboat scene in the BVI. Let’s start at the beginning: the British and US Virgin Islands offer one of the greatest and most relaxing bare-boating experiences in the world and we’d like the opportunity to offer up a selection of BVI bareboating tips.

Several factors contribute to this well earned reputation: plenty of small islands, regular E to NE winds, protected waters, great beaches and places to moor and go ashore and an overall excellent vacation experience even in bad weather.

As you can imagine, there is also a huge selection of bare-boat companies and models available for charter for both power and sailing enthusiasts.

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Miami and the Florida Keys are Completely Different by Boat

 Miami downtown from the water

A yacht charter in Miami and the Florida Keys combines the high-energy of a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural and distinctive metropolis with the sultry and seductive chain of islands and islets arcing a path to the extreme merrymaking, southernmost point of Key West.

Embark from the natural shelter of Miami Harbor, launch the water toys to splash about Key Biscayne, then pull up anchor and leave civilization, as you know it.  The full experience of the Florida Keys can ONLY be appreciated from the water. It’s a WHOLE different thing to drive down on the International Hwy as opposed to seeing and experiencing the Keys from the deck of a yacht.

By land, the Keys can be seen as over-commercialized and even cheesy. I assure you that sailing or motoring down on a yacht is DIFFERENT.

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