BVI Water Sports and Activities
As you would expect in the Caribbean we have a profusion of water sports and activities available during your USVI or BVI sailing vacation!
SUP, Kayaks, iFloats and Water Skiing
Try out the hot new trend on the water by using La Grande Bellezza’s towable iFloat. We also offer Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUP’s). Instead of the traditional surfboard style, where you paddle out to the wave with your arms and stand up to catch it, on a stand-up paddle board (SUP) you stand up the entire time and use your paddle to get around. You don’t even need waves to have a great time on an SUP. Ideal for exploring deserted beaches and coves.
Paddleboards are a fabulous charter accessory. The SUP is an easy and stable paddle for first timers, perfect to explore idyllic creeks and bays with a great vantage point to see fish, without putting a mask on! The boards are fun to paddle longer distances, “Do a Downwinder” or catch a wave for the more experienced paddler. They also make an excellent mode of transport to head to a bar or beach…..or just to relax on, or even yoga on, tethered to the back of your yacht. Adjustable length paddles ensures a perfect fit for all.
Our double kayaks come equipped with seat backs, bottle holders and gear storage giving you the potential to do a grand tour of the bays from your yacht, or a convenient way to get to the beach. Alternatively, their stability lends itself to trying a spot of fishing . The highly durable and lightweight combination make it an easy accessory to add to your charter and adds another dimension to your adventure.
Kayaks, Paddleboards and iFloats are a wonderful way to enjoy anchorages at the end of the day in peace and tranquility, or take a picnic to a deserted beach … and its great exercise too!
iFloats & iSki: La Grande Bellezza has 24 ft. iFloats on board https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk7SvHnVvt0
Learn to Kiteboard
Based in Anegada, Tommy Gaunt Kite Surfing is a comprehensive kiteboarding center providing lessons, guided excursions, and features the latest in equipment and apparel.
We don’t expect you to get airborne on your first lesson, but after a little guidance from the experts at Island Surf And Sail or Last Stop Sports and Watersports you may be tempted to try it! We can arrange to have a BVI windsurfer on board for your arrival, and before you leave the dock an instructor from your selected water sports equipment provider will meet with you at your boat and give you some tips on BVI windsurfing (should you need them). They also have first-rate intermediate and advanced BVI windsurfing equipment available. All BVI windsurfing equipment is immaculately maintained and guaranteed.
If you can’t live without cycling or biking, then rent one from Last Stop Sports and take it sailing with you! They have a wide range of cycling and biking equipment available to suit all sizes and budgets. Cycling/biking is a great way to get around on some of the larger islands that you might want to explore, and avoid the expense of renting a car.
If you would like to see more on what’s on offer, please visit http://www.laststopsports.com for more information.
“If you want to fly fish as well as enjoy all the other pleasures of the Caribbean, such as sailing, scuba and snorkelling, go to Tortola and fish with Caribbean Fly Fishing Outfitters.” – Salt Water Fly Fishing Magazine.
For more information please visit www.caribflyfishing.com
There’s a tremendous variety of bars, cafes and restaurants available across the USVI and BVI. Your Captain and Chef will be able to show you where they are.
Helicopter tours are available from Antilles Helicopter Services.
Enhance your BVI scuba diving adventure with Blue Water Divers. Operating out of Nanny Cay Marina since 1980, all instructors are PADI certified and intimately know the best and most beautiful dive sites for BVI scuba diving. BVI Scuba Diving tours leave from Nanny Cay or from a pre-arranged rendezvous with your charter boat.
Equipment is included with all dives. Blue Water Divers also rents out diving and snorkelling equipment for your BVI snorkelling requirements.
Here is a guide to the top ten BVI snorkelling spots.
The Caribbean may not be the first place you think of as a surfer’s paradise, but in fact Tortola has several excellent locations for surfers depending on the time of year. For more information on BVI surfing visit Surf School BVI.
Canopy Tour on Tortola
The Original Virgin Canopy Tour is a new sky-high island adventure based on Tortola. Similar to a zip line, the Original Virgin Canopy Tour consists of seven traverses built in between and above the island’s towering trees. The eco-friendly tour involves being hooked to a double line that takes individuals through a soaring path in the sky, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding islands. The elevation of the tour is approximately 920 feet above ground with a vantage point of St Croix, Norman Island, Peter Island, Deadman’s Chest, Flanagan Island and the Wreck of the Rhone.
Thinking of getting married before, during or after your BVI sailing vacation? We can assist you with local wedding coordinators who can assist in planning your special day. You may also wish to visit the Knot Wedding network or TC Events for information on planning an overseas wedding.
Limin’ (taking it easy Caribbean style!) – after all you’re on vacation so you can take a breather. Horizon Yacht Charters have super-comfortable Hammocks available for rental during your time with us. So pour a drink, grab a g