Renting a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean, and made up of four main islands and some smaller ones. It’s an extremely popular yachting destination, but what does it take to rent a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands?

Consider that before you even get the sailboat you need to travel to the BVIs, so your budget will include roundtrip airfare as well as a couple of days of hotel fares.

How long will you be staying in the BVIs? Of course, the longer the trip, the bigger the expenses.

Now, there’s the boat. How much you will spend will depend on a variety of factors. First, how long is the boat? It’s logical that the bigger the boat, the more expensive it will be. According to, if you’re getting a catamaran, it will be even more expensive than a monohull.  A catamaran is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size. They have more room, which brings us to the next point.

How many people are coming with you? Will you be able to split the costs with those who are traveling with you? If so, that can reduce the overall cost of the trip.  

Who will steer the boat? Or take care of the boat if something happens? Will you need a crew? If so, the crew will expand your budget. However, if you’re doing all the crew work yourself, it will be a little cheaper. So think about if you want to put on your Captain Stubing hat or have someone else steer the boat.

What about supplies? You haven’t eaten yet, so you’ll need food and drink. What about boating supplies? All of this adds to your budget depending on how many people you need to feed and how many days you’ll be boating.

Looking for actual numbers? Of course, these numbers will vary based on the factors that we already talked about, but according to, the average price of an hourly rental in The British Virgin Islands is $119 while the average daily rental is $3,384. Short-term rentals can start at $13,935 for a week.

Contact your travel agent if you’re interested in a trip to the British Virgin Islands and in renting a sailboat.

Travel Makers MD