the british virgin islands (bvi)
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a picturesque archipelago located in the Caribbean, known for its stunning landscapes, turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs. Comprising around 60 islands and islets, the BVI is a British Overseas Territory, with a unique blend of British influence and Caribbean charm.
Tortola, the largest island, serves as the capital and commercial hub, while other notable islands include Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada. Each island offers a distinct character, from the granite boulders of The Baths in Virgin Gorda to the lively beach bars of Jost Van Dyke.
The British Virgin Islands, with their white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and welcoming atmosphere, continue to be a sought-after destination for those seeking a blend of relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty in the heart of the Caribbean.
Please note that you will need to have valid passports to travel from St. John or St. Thomas to the British Virgin Islands.
OUR MOST POPULAR TRIP
“The Triangle”, as it’s referred to by many of the local captains, is a very popular trip that includes both Norman Island, home of some of the very best snorkeling in the BVI and Jost Van Dyke, home to some of the most famous and fun beach bars in the Caribbean!
A typical Triangle Trip would start by clearing into Soper’s Hole (aka West End) on Tortola, or Jost Van Dyke to check into British waters. Once checked through customs, we will head up the Sir Francis Drake channel towards Norman Island for some of the best snorkeling in the BVI’s. Join us to snorkel The Indians, the Caves, Spyglass Wall, or The Aquarium.
After working up an appetite in the water, a delicious beachfront lunch at Pirate’s Bight is sure to hit the spot. Feeling adventurous, how about a quick stop at the Willy T? Willy T is a floating “pirate” bar and restaurant where you can test your cannonball skills by jumping off the top deck, always a big hit for kids and adults alike! They have delicious food as well!
Now it’s time to head over to Jost Van Dyke for the afternoon. Time permitting, it is always fun to make a quick stop at Sandy Cay or Sandy Spit for a swim and walk on the beach. Ready for adult beverages, kids ready to run and play on a beautiful white sand beach? Jost is the place! White Bay is the home of many wonderful beachfront bars and restaurants. Stop by The Soggy Dollar Bar, home of the Original Pain Killer!
This trip can be booked as a Full Day BVI (8AM-4PM) charter, or our Extended Day BVI (8-5:30) option to get the most out of your day abroad!
jost van dyke
Jost Van Dyke is a picturesque island located in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the Caribbean. Known for its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life, Jost Van Dyke is a popular destination for tourists and sailing enthusiasts. The island offers a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere, with charming beach bars and restaurants serving delicious seafood and refreshing cocktails. Key attractions include the iconic Foxy’s Bar, Soggy Dollar Bar, and Hendo’s Hideout. Jost Van Dyke is a true paradise, offering visitors an unforgettable experience of sun, sand, and sea in a tropical setting.
A charter to Jost Van Dyke typically begins in Great Harbour, home of two very popular bars – Foxy’s and Corsairs. You can enjoy a little shopping, exploring or a cocktail once your captain has cleared into British Customs for your day abroad.
After you check in, you can pop over to B-Line Beach Beach Bar on nearby Little Jost for a drink and a game of corn hole. B-Line is a like a quintessential beach bar of yesteryear, and oftentimes our group will be the only ones there. After that, we can drop anchor at either Sandy Cay or Sandy Spit for a quick swim in and a walk on a beautiful beach.
White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
Not to be missed on any charter to Jost Van Dyke is the famous White Bay with its long stretch of beautiful white sand. Swim ashore to experience Soggy Dollar Bar (original home of the Pain Killer), Gertrude’s (authentic Roti, a classic West Indian dish), Ivan’s Stress Free Bar (quieter location), Hendo’s Hideout, or any of the other beachfront establishments. This is a great way to wrap up your perfect day on the water exploring all the British Virgin Islands have to offer on your charter to Jost Van Dyke!
A charter to Jost Van Dyke can be booked as a Full Day BVI (8AM-4PM) charter, our Extended Day BVI (8AM-5:30PM) charter, or if you are only interested in spending time on Jost Van Dyke our Best of Jost Van Dyke (11:30AM-5:30PM) charter!
Virgin Gorda, a pristine gem nestled in the turquoise waters of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a haven for those seeking a tranquil escape in the Caribbean. The island, whose name translates to “Fat Virgin” in Spanish, is the third-largest of the BVI and is celebrated for its unspoiled beauty and laid-back atmosphere.
Please keep in mind that Virgin Gorda is the furthest destination that day charter boats go to (approximately 30 miles from St John), and is not always accessible due to sea conditions.
Cooper Island Beach Club is a hidden gem nestled in the picturesque British Virgin Islands (BVI). With its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush tropical surroundings, it is the epitome of a Caribbean paradise. Located on the unspoiled Cooper Island, this exclusive beach club offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The beach club boasts a range of amenities and activities to cater to all tastes. Whether you prefer lounging on the beach, snorkeling in the vibrant coral reefs, or indulging in delectable cuisine, Cooper Island Beach Club has something for everyone. The tranquil waters surrounding the island are teeming with marine life, making it a haven for snorkelers and divers. The underwater world here is a sight to behold, with colorful coral formations and an abundance of tropical fish.
The beach club’s restaurant and bar offer a delectable culinary experience. Freshly caught seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and a menu that showcases the best of Caribbean flavors await guests. Sipping a refreshing cocktail while taking in the breathtaking sunset views is the perfect way to unwind after a day of adventure.
For those seeking accommodation, the beach club offers a small boutique hotel with cozy rooms and stunning ocean views. Wake up to the gentle sound of waves crashing on the shore and enjoy the serenity of the island. The attentive staff ensures that guests have a memorable stay, providing personalized service and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Cooper Island Beach Club is a paradise within a paradise. Its unspoiled natural beauty, warm hospitality, and range of activities make it an ideal destination for those seeking a truly unforgettable Caribbean experience. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, Cooper Island Beach Club is the perfect choice for a tropical getaway.
Dreaming of a beautiful escape to the British Virgin Islands? Sunshine Daydream Charters makes dreams come true with private and fully customizable charters that cater to your every desire.
- Full Day BVI Charter 8AM-4PM, 8AM-5:30PM (Extended Day)