Sailing route in the British Virgin Islands

To make the most of your cruise in the Antilles, discover a wonderful cruising route in the Virgin Isles, setting off from Tortola. We are sure you will love this sailing route around these islands which offer numerous mooring possibilities as well as many activities to enjoy. From spectacular sunsets, white sandy beaches, water sports and magical evenings, you will experience an unforgettable cruise!

Your cruising route

Day 1 - Cooper Island (6 Miles)
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Day 1 - Cooper Island (6 Miles)

Your cruise in the Virgin Islands begins from Road Town port on the island of Tortola. On this first day, set sail for Cooper Island, a small volcanic island. You can moor at Manchioneel Bay and enjoy the serene beach. Don’t miss out on a quick trip to Salt Island, to the west, which offers some excellent anchorages.

Day 2 - Virgin Gordon Island (8 Miles)
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Day 2 - Virgin Gordon Island (8 Miles)

Continue on your cruise around the Virgin Islands, in the direction of Virgin Gouda, an island renowned for its famous granite rocks, volcanic in origin, called the ‘Baths’ as they form natural brightly coloured swimming pools ! Whilst stopping over at Virgin Gorda you can enjoy some scuba diving, and experience some of the incredible underwater flora and fauna.

Day 3 - Marina Cay (6 Miles)
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Day 3 - Marina Cay (6 Miles)

After having sailed for 10 nautical miles, drop your anchor at Marina Cay. The sailing conditions along this tiny island are excellent and will allow you to make the very most of your boat rental. The scenery and landscape around Marina Cary are truly stunning and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views from numerous anchorages.

Day 4 - Cane Garden Bay
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Day 4 - Cane Garden Bay

On this 4th day of sailing in the Virgin Islands, head back to the island of Tortola and hug the coastline until you reach Cane Garden Bay, one of the prettiest bays on the island. Make the most of an entire day of sailing to improve your skills, or top up your tan on board your catamaran. You can enjoy a peaceful stop in this picturesque bay. With clear blue waters, a white sandy beach and endless coconut trees, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. In the evening, experience the lively atmosphere of this island in its many bars, restaurants and night club along the beach.

Day 5 - Jost Van Dyke (4 Miles)
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Day 5 - Jost Van Dyke (4 Miles)

Set sail for the island of Jost Van Dyke, just a stone’s throw away from Cane Garden Bay. This island takes its name from a Dutch pirate and boasts many anchorages each with unique charm. You can discover Sandy Cay, which is an ideal site for diving and the Great Harbour which offers fantastic panoramic views.

Day 6 - Norman Island (11 Miles)
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Day 6 - Norman Island (11 Miles)

Head back to Norman Island again, which is 10 miles south of Jost Van Dyke. Norman Island will seduce you with its famous anchorage point called the ‘Bight’, and make sure you try the restaurant ‘The William Thornton’, in order to try the many local specialties of the Virgin Islands. Also, don’t miss out on the chance to explore the hidden caves at Treasure Point, which may have been the inspiration for Robert Stevenson’s novel ‘Treasure Island’.

Day 7 - Tortola
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Day 7 - Tortola

Your cruise in the Virgin Islands has already come to an end, and it is time to go back to the island of Tortola and its exceptional coral reefs at Shark’s Bay. It is your last time to enjoy the immaculate beaches and the turquoise waters, before completing the final stage of your cruise.

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