Gorgeous resort beach with often limited crowds

mapMarkerGrey Gorgeous resort beach with often limited crowds...

Your private oasis right around the corner from The Bight

mapMarkerGrey Your private oasis right around the corner from Th...

BVI Center of Debauchery and Shenanigans

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A quiet spot in the middle of chaos

mapMarkerGrey A quiet spot in the middle of chaos...

Your (temporary) desert island fantasy

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Just one word: Foxy's

mapMarkerGrey Just one word: Foxy's...

Another BVI classic, can't miss beach party vibe

mapMarkerGrey Another BVI classic, can't miss beach party vibe...

Authentic VG town and great provisioning alternative to BEYC

mapMarkerGrey Authentic VG town and great provisioning alternati...

A tiny rock with just about everything you need

mapMarkerGrey A tiny rock with just about everything you need...

Playground of the rich, famous, and you, too

mapMarkerGrey Playground of the rich, famous, and you, too...

A world away from the Bitter End, but right next door

mapMarkerGrey A world away from the Bitter End, but right next d...

A natural wonder of jumbled boulders at the edge of the sea

mapMarkerGrey A natural wonder of jumbled boulders at the edge o...

Near the airport, but without the insanity of Trellis Bay

mapMarkerGrey Near the airport, but without the insanity of Trel...

Pusser's Rum has it's own little island it seems...

mapMarkerGrey Pusser's Rum has it's own little island it seems.....

Access the airport island style

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A BVI classic in every sense of the word

mapMarkerGrey A BVI classic in every sense of the word...

A British Virgin Island off the beaten path

mapMarkerGrey A British Virgin Island off the beaten path...

British Virgin Islands

“Nature’s Little Secrets” is an apt marketing phrase for these gorgeous islands of varying character, but one could probably argue that the secret has been out now for some time. When people think of the Virgin Islands, it is usually the perfect sand beaches, primo snorkeling and funky beach bars of the BVI that they are dreaming of.

While the BVI certainly doesn’t hold a monopoly on such amenities (see also the USVI and Spanish Virgins), this is where the exhilarating and debaucherous escapades of most charterers begin, and the place to which cruising sailors the world over make pilgrimages by the hundreds, year after year. Click on the chart below to discover some of the reasons why. The BVI is reached quickly from the USVI via ferry (schedule).

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Printed Cruising Guides to The Virgin Islands

Contrary to popular belief, we’re HUGE fans of printed cruising guides, and consider them essential gear for cruising any coast. Below are the OCG recommended guides for this area. Following the links and purchasing these cruising guides (or anything else) helps fund OCG through a small commission. Thanks!

Cruising Guide to The Virgin Islands – Scott’s