Internationally recognized Bareboat Chartering Sailing Certification for both Keelboat and Catamaran Cruisers

The British Virgin Islands (BVI)

2016 Dates: Feb 19-26, Feb 26-March 4 / Dec 2-9, Dec 9-16 

2017 Dates: Feb 17-24, 24- March 3 / Dec 2-16

The BVI are a Caribbean paradise accessed through Miami and St. Thomas USVI. The BVI is consistently rated as one of the world’s top sailing destinations by SAILING and Cruising World magazines.

Sailing route in the british virgin islands

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Ideal 10-20 knot trade wind sailing, idyllic protected anchorages, lively resorts - a cruise & learn in the British Virgin Islands provides as much fun as you can handle! Here’s what you can expect on your sailing adventure in the British Virgin Islands:

Sailboat for caribbean sailing

  • sail on 38-45ft  current model Jenneau, Beneteau, Lagoon or Leopard yachts
  • Professional Skipper & Instructor with 47,000 NM experience
  • Relax in the sun and shade or engage in the many opportunities to explore
  • Stunning pristine anchorages
  • Miles of sandy beaches to walk and run that tourists don't get to see
  • Hiking, snorkeling, diving in this unique, exotic ecosystem
  • Stressless line-of-sight deep water navigation

Select a 7 or 14 day Cruise & Learn Adventure and experience sailing to different ports-of-call each day.

Our first week is aboard a SUNSAIL Jeanneau 40/44i Cruiser. The second week is aboard a SUNSAIL Robertson & Caine Leopard 384 or Nautitech Open 40 Cruising Catamaran.

Catamaran in the caribbean

Stay-on in the BVI for your your first Bareboat Charter

Enjoy discounted rates as first time Skippers. There is also an option for Students achieving their Bareboat Charter Master Certification to continue for a second or third week with friends and family to Bareboat Charter. Ask one of our Instructors at our False Creek Office about the details of this option.

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If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sail, sail in the Caribbean or just visit a beautiful part of the world, this is your perfect opportunity and great value!

 Courses Offered

Earn  up to four (4) Sailing Certifications: 

Sample Picture Itinerary for Week 1

On your travelling day meet the CREW at 6pm at SUNSAIL Yacht Charters in Road Town, Tortola. Learn how to provision your yacht and complete a Float Plan, chart review and safety Check-Out 


Sailing and snorkeling holiday in the british virgin islands

Day 1- Demonstration and practice leaving the dock, maneuvering under power, sailing fundementals and Man Overboard (MOB) Recovery.  Our first days destination is the "Indians" and the Bight Bay on Norman Island- exceptional snorkelling and dinner on the the schooner "Willy T" floating Pirate Bar and Seafood Bistro

Sailing adventure in cooper island

Day 2- Review seamanship and the resposibilities of the Skipper and Crew. Practice taking and leaving a mooring. Under sail navigate around Peter and Salt Islands, moor in Manchioneel Bay for snorkelling, beach walk and dinner at the Cooper Island Beach Resort

Sailing to peter island and virgin gorda baths

Day 3- Practice Man Overboard (MOB) Recovery. A morning sail to Ginger Is. and Virgin Gorga Is. to hike the hidden paths and puzzling boulders of "The Baths". 

British virgin islands sailing holiday to saba rock

After an exhilarating close-hauled sail up Sir Francis Drake Channel and navigating the narrow North entrance of Gorda Sound we arrive late afternoon at Saba Rock Resort seaside and take a couch on their famous seaside deck. A short dinghy ride to the  Bitter End Resort  Beach Pub for dinner and a glorious Caribbean sunset

Relaxing on your cruise and learn sailing adventure in the british virgin islands

Day 4- 15 nautical mile beam reach to Anegeda Island north from Virgin Gorda. we sail past Richard Branson's ( Virgin Enterprises) iconic Necker Island mansion

Catching lobster on your sailing adventure in the BVI

Anegeda lobsters ready for the Neptune's Treasure beach BBQ- it has consistently been the best lobster ever (sorry PEI, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia)!  

Pristine beaches when sailing in the british virgin islands 

Day 5- Practice our anchoring techniques. Prepare for heavy weather, a broad reach and several gibes to Jost Van Dyke Is. and Great Bay, home of the Corsair and Foxy's

Sailing to the soggy dollar bar in white bay jost van dyke

 Afternoon dinghy ride to the Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

Unwinding when sailing in the british virgin island

Next stop Foxy's in Great Bay for dinner, sunset and Reggae.

Sailing adventure to Marina Cay in the BVIs


Day 6- Increase your sailing confidence by learning to prepare for heavy weather sailing and advanced sail trim. Mooring and snorkelling at  Marina Cay Resort 

Aerial photo of sailing in the british virgin islands










Day 7 -  Practice MOB recovery  returning to SUNSAIL Yacht Charters and Resort in late morning

Back to the docks by 11:00 for Check-in and disembark from the yacht. Seven days is never enough in paradise. Lucky ones continue on for 7 more days to see new ports-of-call and understand the skills required to charter a 40 ft Cruising Catamaran

Now, this is a holiday to remember!

7 or 14 day Learn-to-Sail Holiday Adventure in the British Virgin Islands  - from $1975 per person 

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