Oceanis 31

  • The Oceanis 31 is an elegant sailing boat with clean lines. Its design takes advantage of all the knowledge of this model’s older brothers. The result is a functional and stylish space, unusual in sailing boats of this size. The kitchen and saloon will surprise you with their exceptional light and space. The cabins are equally comfortable and spacious.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Oceanis 31
    Type:
    Length: 9.66
    Beam: 3.39
    Draft: 1.8
    Displacement: 4620
    Motorboats: Yanmar
    Horse Power: 21
    Day by day capacity: 10

Destinations where you can hire a Oceanis 31

  • Yacht charter in Trogir
  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Trogir</strong>, one of the sailing hotspots, is the only way to complete your sailing holiday Croatia. Surrounded by the sea, it is the perfect city to visit during your boat holiday in Croatia. Why not sail a gulet or a yacht like an Oceanis or Bavaria either bareboat or crewed in Trogir, Croatia for your next holiday and find out for yourself how amazing a yacht charter sailing trip is! </p> <p>Trogir is in a fantastic location for you to use as a hub as you explore the nearby Mediterranean and Adriatic seas and coasts! Charter a yacht from us and sail your boat to a different town, marina or island every day during your holiday. We advise you don’t miss out on visiting amazing and gorgeous places such as; Sibenik, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Split and many more destinations in Dalmatia, the Adriatic and in Croatia too! </p> <h2>What to do in Trogir</h2> <p>With a yacht charter in Trogir you can appreciate this city which lies on the southern part of the Adriatic coast in the region of Split, and has one of the longest tourism traditions in Croatia due to its historical heritage and impressive natural beauty. As part of your yacht charter in Trogir, you will enjoy both sailing in the clear, blue water and anchoring your charter boat in one of the well-maintained ports to take a look at the city. </p> <p>For those who want to combine a yacht charter in Trogir with some culture, you can appreciate the beautiful medieval city with its white buildings and cobbled streets. While sailing along the coast, you will have a great view of those white buildings from your charter yacht. The most popular tourist attractions in Trogir are the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the Church of St. Peter, the Duke’s Palace, and the St. Michael Bell-tower. The city’s Old Town has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural heritage register since 2007 as one of the world’s best preserved medieval centres, which makes it the perfect place to visit during your yacht charter holiday in Trogir. </p> <p>But don’t forget to take one of aBoatTime’s yachts or a gulet like the Oceanis or Bavaria either bareboat, crewed or skippered come sailing in Croatia as you visit some splendid destinations in the Mediterranean like Dalmatia, Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik, Sibenik and many more Dalmatian locations on your yacht charter sailing holiday in Trogir. Don’t miss out on the UNESCO sites in Croatia and the ones near Trogir and also remember to visit a new town or marina as much as possible during your trip. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There are some ports where you can moor the boat to go to the city of Trogir that have plenty of berths for you to moor your yacht in. If you require a marina that is quieter or more secluded, there are plenty of options along the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Here are some examples: </p> <Ul> <li> Marina Trogir </li> <p>This port has 133 berths for mooring a boat with up to 3 meters draft and 60 meters long. You will definitely find one of the berths suitable for you yacht. </p> <Li> Baotic Marina </li> <p>This port has 400 moorings and berths and a lot of services for customers. It can welcome vessels with up to 5 meters draft and 25 meters long. </p> </ul> <h2>The Coastline </h2> <p>The main reason a yacht charter in Trogir is so popular is due to the city´s marvellous beaches, beautiful waters, and spectacular landscape. </p> <ul><li>Cubo bays</li><p>Great for families, there are many services, such as restaurants, changing rooms, tennis courts, etc. They are surrounded by pine trees and rock formations. </p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The cuisine is very influenced by Mediterranean cuisines, such as the Greek, the Italian or the Spanish. This influence is especially felt in the coastal region. However, it also has its own popular and traditional dishes. </p> <p>Olive oil and the good table wine are the two ingredients that can’t be absent from a traditional local table. Fish and shellfish cooked with rice, a good sausage from the Dalmatian region…one of the typical dishes Croatian dishes is the Kulen, which is a sort of dry spicy sausage. Another dish that you should try if you are interested in other culture’s cuisines, is the Brodest, which is a rice dish similar to the Spanish Paella. </p> <p>It is a luxury to sail in Torgir, not only because of its crystal clear waters and all the beaches and coves that it has nearby, but also because of the culture of the country it is in. Croatia is a country with a long maritime tradition, and that is why sailing on a yacht charter in the Adriatic will help you to understand in the best way the local inhabitants and their traditions. One of the best ways to discover the secrets that Croatia has to offer is with a yacht charter in Torgir. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Ibiza
  • <p><strong>Rent a boat in Ibiza</strong> and explore Spain, the surrounding islands, the tourist attractions and also its hidden areas of natural beauty. Being only 40 kilometres in length, Ibiza could be considered a small island however it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean and the small size allows you to take one of our yachts and visit Ibiza town and even the other islands including Formentera or Menorca in luxury. By taking one of our yacht charters in Ibiza you can explore these towns and locations at your own pace onboard your own catamaran such as the Sunseeker or another sailboat of your choice. Each year more than 1.5 million people choose the Balearic Island as a holiday destination, among which are many sailing boat fans who like to rent boats in Ibiza too. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <h4>Club Nàutic Sant Antoni Abad: <h4> <p>In the western part of the island, it is a huge port with 579 moorings, which can accommodate ships with a maximum draft of 4.5 meters and a maximum length of 30 meters. </p> <h4>Puerto Deportivo Santa Eulalia: <h4> <p>14 kilometers away from the city of Ibiza, it is a marina with 755 moorings with capacity for boats with a maximum depth of 4 meters and 22 meters of length. </p> <h4>Puerto Deportivo Marina Botafoch<h4> <p>This port located in the north of the island has 428 moorings, and capacity for boats with 4 meters maximum draft and a maximum length of 30 meters</p> <h4>Marina Ibiza: <h4> <p>It is located in the center of Ibiza and 11 miles away from Formentera. </p> <h2>What to do in Ibiza</h2> <p>A boat hire holiday and the charter of a yacht in Ibiza offers the possibility of enjoying the marvelous world of the Balearic Islands and spending an incredible holiday full of yachting, beauty and adventure. With your head to the wind, enjoy incredible beaches and turquoise waters, enjoy fascinating landscapes, weigh anchor in a tranquil bay to rest wherever and whenever you so please when you rent a boat in Ibiza. </p> <p>During your holiday in Ibiza you could visit the world famous Ibizan clubs and party – there is no chance of getting bored on the white isle! You could even take one of our sailing boats as your boat rental for a hen party and enjoy everything the nightlife has to offer. We suggest that hen parties check out the club Pachá, it is one of the best nights out in Ibiza. The parties are the stuff of legend here and Pachá is a legendary club. The majority of the places to go are located in two areas: the city of Ibiza on the east side of the island and San Antonio on the west. The exciting atmosphere of Ibiza simply has to be seen to be believed. </p> <p>On the other hand, the experience of renting a yacht in Ibiza isn’t complete without trying some of the incredible seafood at one of the many high quality restaurants. The majority of which are found on beautiful beaches; some only being accessible by boat. Ibiza is a gorgeous place, perfect for a sailing, sunbathing and relaxing on a fully kitted out boat. A rental boat holiday in Ibiza will allow you to forget your daily life and completely relax. </p> <h2>What to see in Ibiza</h2> <p>Most popular places to go out at night are concentrated in two areas: Playa d'en Bossa and San Antonio. Both places have vibrant nightclubs, restaurants and bars for all tastes where you can taste the delicious cuisine of the Balearic Islands, and some luxury cocktails. The historic center of Ibiza town, on the other hand, is an ideal place to get to know what Ibiza´s actual culture is like, enjoy traditional restaurants, and shopping at dozens of shops around the Cathedral Virgen de las Nieves in Ibiza. Some of the places to visit in Ibiza are: </p> <h4>San José<h4> <p>San José is a Spanish municipality located in the southeast of the island of Ibiza, where there is a large presence of beach tourism. </p> <h4>Cubells<h4> <p>This is a village and parish in the municipality of San José. It is located in the southern part of the island. A tourist attraction of this place is the church of Our Lady of Cubells. </p> <h4>Our Lady of Jesus<h4> <p>It is a village formed from a fifteenth century church built on the site, which later was expanded. </p> <h4>Sant Llorenc de Balàfia<h4> <p>This is a village in the municipality of San Juan Bautista, on the northeastern side of the island. This place has a great archaeological heritage. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>If what you search for is freedom then we can’t stress enough the beauty of sailing by yourself (or with a crewed boat, but with your own route) between the best coves that Ibiza has to offer. Here are our 5 favourites to visit when you rent a boat in Ibiza: </p> <h4>Cala Salada</h4> <p>This cove, 4 kilometres from San Antoni de Portmany, is one of the most visited and valued on Ibiza. The beaches are often rather full of tourists: something that you can avoid with rental in Ibiza if you go yachting in one of our Ibizan yacht charters and find yourself some more elusive coves and beaches. </p> <h4>Cala de San Vicente</h4> <p>This cove, situated in San Juan Bautista, to the north of Ibiza is a beautiful beach, sheltered from the wind by the vegetation covered mountains. It is made up of a large, sandy beach where the sea is calm and blue which is perfect for practicing all manner of watersports such as windsurfing or hopping on a banana boat for a really fun time! </p> <h4>Cala Conta</h4> <p>This cove, joint with Racó d’en Xic is in San Antonio and has two openings opposite two small islands. It’s found on the western side of the island and its turquoise sea is crystal clear. One of the main spectacles of this cove are the sunsets, which you can enjoy from whichever point in the sea you choose on a hired boat or yacht charter in Ibiza. </p> <h4>Cala Gracioneta</h4> <p>This beach is located close to San Antonio, and is characterised by its small size and stunning views. It is rectangular in shape, with fine white sand and surrounded by pine forest and the typical traditional buildings of Ibiza. Its location means it’s sheltered from the wind providing calm waters; perfect for diving. The advantage of this cove is the lack of tourists making it ideal as a relaxing destination for a break whilst you are on one of our sailing boat charters, perhaps you could rent the stunning Sunseeker. </p> <h4>Cala Vadella<h4> <p>This cove on the south-western part of the island is very popular with yacht charter tourists, especially for those looking for a romantic sunset from the deck of their boat. Nevertheless, this isn’t its only draw. Its position, surrounded by pine trees makes it look like a natural swimming pool, which also lends itself to water sports such as diving. </p> <p>These are only some examples but, in general, choose whichever cove you wish, a boat rental in Ibiza will not disappoint you either way. It is a genuine paradise where you can enjoy your boat to the fullest, relaxing, watching sunsets or enjoying water sports. </p> <h4>Currency and language<h4> <p>The currency used in Ibiza, as in the rest of Spain, is the Euro (€). In Ibiza there are two official languages, Spanish and Catalan. </p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <h4>Ses Salines Natural Park of Ibiza and Formentera<h4> <p>It is located between the two Pityuses natural parks and 75% of its surface is under the sea. It is possible to find an underwater meadow of Posidonia Oceanica, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. </p> <h4>The Natural Reserve of Es Vedrà, Es Vedranell and the islands of Poniente: <h4> <p>This reserve is located in the western and southwestern part of Ibiza, and it has a great diversity in the landscape, its islands, its fauna and flora. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Because Ibiza is an island, its gastronomy is local and has its own style and take on typical Mediterranean food. Among the most outstanding dishes are the Pancuit, a local garlic soup, with tomatoes and eggs; the stingray in sauce with almonds; or the Flao, a cheesecake with a light touch of peppermint. </p> <p>Just as its neighboring islands, Ibiza offers an unlimited number of opportunities to enjoy your sailing holiday to the fullest. Sailing through its waters is a great idea to enjoy some wonderful locations like Menorca or Formentera and experience the culture of Spain. The white island is not just about parties, it is beautiful too, which is why it is a fantastic idea to hire a luxury boat or charter a yacht in Ibiza. Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Ibiza?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Propriano
  • <p>For a relaxing sailing holiday in the sun, a <strong>yacht charter in Propriano</strong>, Corsica, is the perfect fit. You will find the small harbor located at the narrowest part of the Gulf of Valinco, 57 km southeast from Ajaccio. So take one of our bareboat or crewed yacht charters and visit this less well known area of the Mediterranean on board one of aBoatTime’s luxury yachts and sail from island to port to marina along the coast on an exciting, interesting and romantic yacht charter sailing holiday. And don’t forget, visit the amazing places near Propriano like Sardinia, Ajaccio, Vecchio, Valinco, Porto, Bonifacio, Calvi, Bastia, Rousse any many more destinations that you can sail to in Corsica and the Mediterranean. </p> <p>The history of the town is just one of the appeals of a Corsican yacht charter holiday. The picturesque port was invaded by Carthaginians, ancient Greeks and Romans, before becoming the main target in the 16th century for Saracen pirate attacks which greatly damaged the natural harbor. In the 1900s it was renovated to generate the prospering marina that today will provide all the facilities you need as part of a yacht charter in Corsica, and is magnetising. </p> <p>Set sail in this town on your yacht charter sailing holiday and experience all the Mediterranean has to offer by visiting beaches, a new island every day and a different port or marina of your choice! Furthermore, take one of aBoatTime’s yachts and sail along Corsica’s coast and visit some great places like Rousse, Vecchio, Calvi, Porto, Bastia, Bonifacio, Ajaccio, Valinco and even the Italian island of Sardinia. So go sailing in Corsica and relax on or in any beach or marina you like, you are in control on your yacht charter holiday! </p> <h2>What to do </h2> <p>As part of your yacht charter, make sure you enjoy a pleasant stroll along the main street on the seafront, Avenue Napoleón, before taking a stroll around the numerous boutiques, restaurants and cafes. If you are a thrill seeker, there are several water sports such as wind-surfing, water-skiing, sailing, scuba-diving and snorkeling, as well as other activities on land such as horse-riding, pony trekking, mountain biking and hiking. </p> <p>A popular stopover to incorporate into a yacht charter in Corsica is in Baracci Natura, between Propriano and Olmeto, where you will find the Adventure Park, the Canyon, with jumps, rope bridges, water slides and a swimming area, or the Via Ferrata, where you can try your hand at aerial rope slides, bars, ladders, rope bridges, climbing and rappelling. </p> <h2>Beaches </h2> <p>The coast offers an extensive line of fine sand beaches and rocky coves where you can snorkel and enjoy the amazing views. </p> <h4>De Lido </h4> <p>Just 1 km to the West, right past the Port de Commerce, it has golden sand and a long and soft shore, where spending the day is highly recommended. </p> <h4>De Propriano </h4> <p>It’s peaceful and less well known, where one can relax from the daily hustle. If you are passionate about water sports, you will find your favorite spot in this beach. </p> <h4>De Portigliolo </h4> <p>Is located next to the urban center and has the unique combination of a golden sand and a leafy forest landscape. It’s ideal for hiking one of the marked trails and then refreshing yourself in the Mediterranean Sea. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The gastronomy is very rich and it uses locally produced products. Among the most typical you can find the Figatelli, dark U shaped pork sausages, the Venaco, a slightly spicy cheese, the chestnuts, which are the basic product of the local cuisine, the chestnut sweets, and of course the beers, vines and liquors elaborated on the island. The cuisine is a delight for the senses thanks to the supreme quality of its products and the long living traditions. </p> <p>Sailing in your chartered yacht will help you to understand better the culture of the island and will allow you to enjoy in the best and most unforgettable way everything that the fourth biggest island of the Mediterranean has to offer. Don’t overthink it, Propriano is your destination! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Barcelona
  • <p>Take one of our luxury yachts and enjoy a <strong>rent a boat in Barcelona</strong> - a great option for your holidays this year. The capital of Catalonia is the 2nd most populated city in Spain. Located on the Mediterranean coast, just 120km from the Pyrenees and the French border, it’s in the perfect spot for our crewed or bareboat yacht charters and idyllic for a Spanish sailing trip. Your skipper will be helpful and friendly, and our yachts are safe, comfortable and relaxing. </p> <p>Surround yourself with the life and soul of Catalonia, with a rich culture combined with sandy shores and water sport activities to enjoy. There is a wonderful mix of architectural styles, art, museums, and plenty of leisure activities for you to enjoy too. It has developed into one of Europe's most important yacht charter marinas, allowing you to discover the amazing coastline. </p> <p>Hiring a boat here is a popular idea as it is a great starting point for trips across the Mediterranean, and it is for this reason it is one of Europe’s most important, both for tourism, including cruises and yacht charter tourism as well as commercial traffic. In the marina you’ll find all the services and facilities you need for your trip, such as refuelling, supplies for your boat, and a wide variety of shops and bars on the promenade for you to revel in. Moreover, there are numerous hotels that are ideal for a short stay around the time of your sailing holiday. If you want to enquire about the chance to hire a boat, perhaps a catamaran either bareboat or crewed, you could visit the gorgeous Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera or Menorca. Ibiza is a superb destination for a stag or hen party that you will never forget! Barcelona also has many options for stag and hen parties, including bar crawls and other festivities to explore, imagine renting a boat in Barcelona with the family and friends and sailing on the Spanish coast! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <h4>One Ocean Port Vell</h4> <p>It provides you with anything and everything you will need during your vacation. Here you can perform many activities, as it has a variety of cultural and sports activities inside. It also has the capacity to house a total of 410 vessels with maximum draft of 16 meters. </p> <h4>Olimpic port</h4> <p>Built for the 1992 Olympic Games, it’s characterized by the wide variety of restaurants located in the area. It has 743 moorings for boats with a maximum draft of 5 meters. </p> <h4>Real Club Marítimo de Barcelona</h4> <p>It is one of the oldest, and has many facilities adapted to any need. The maximum draft of its boats is 8 meters. </p> <h2>What to do <h2> <p>If you go sailing aboard your own private crewed or bareboat yacht, you will find windsurfing, kite surfing and lots of fun to do on the local shores. There are many agencies that provide you materials and classes all over Barcelona. The water sports center is the ideal marina where you start the rental of your boat. It’s very lively and offers a good atmosphere and there is plenty of space to moor one of our yachts, one of our skippers can help you moor as well. Its stylish restaurants, clubs and bars are all splendid for any tourist activity. On the other hand, this port offers refuelling services, entertainment, culture and dining. Also, chartering gives you the chance to sail along the Costa Brava or to the south of France. Furthermore, as mentioned previously, you should try and visit the neighbouring islands of Ibiza and Mallorca whilst sailing your private crewed or bareboat yacht or catamaran. With good weather almost guaranteed, picturesque coastal towns and proximity to other attractions, Barcelona will meet and probably exceed your expectations. </p> <p>There are several options when you decide to rent a boat in Barcelona and go sailing in Catalonia: to sail towards the north of the Mediterranean Sea, stopping in France, or going for the southeast Spanish coast, as well as visiting the Balearic Islands by sailing yacht or by visiting the Levantine coast. </p> <h2>What to see <h2> <p>There are lots of things to do in this world famous city. The main tourist attractions are located in the Las Ramblas area, which is defined by its numerous shops and flower stalls, Parc de la Ciutadella, Plaça de Catalunya and of course the magic of Gaudi’s famous architecture. </p> <p>The Sagrada Familia is a must see for anyone visiting Barcelona. We also recommend seeing his other works, such as the Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, and the Parc Güell. If you’re a football fan you can’t miss out on seeing the Camp Nou, Europe’s largest football stadium. </p> <p>If you choose Barcelona for your sailing holidays, you can spend days on the beaches or in nearby towns on the Costa Brava. Located just 10 minutes from the centre is the famous la Barceloneta. </p> <h2>Currency<h2> <p>The currency used is the same as the one used in the rest of Spain: the euro (€). </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves<h2> <h4>Barceloneta</h4> <p>It is the third longest shoreline in Spain, with more than one kilometer long. The sand has a toasted tone and is full of palm trees, and the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea are perfect for swimming. It is the main place for tourists and has showers, toilets and all the amenities you need. </p> <h4>Icària </h4> <p>It is also a few metro stops from the town center. It has a long promenade and sandy areas where it is possible to practice any sport. </p> <h2>Gastronomy<h2> <p>Some of the typical dishes are, for example, Escudella I Carn D'olla, stew with vegetables, rice, noodles and potatoes, served as soup, cooked with white beans, which includes sausage (traditional Catalan sausage), pilots ( ground beef), bread, egg and spices, and rice casserole, like paella. </p> <p>In its fish specialties we can cite the "zarzuela" (name given to the operetta in Spain) grouper, monkfish, prawns, shrimp, squid and mussels. There is a higher quality version of zarzuela which has prawns instead of lobster. Another typical recipe is suquet peix, spiced cod in a tin container. Among its most typical desserts, it´s included the famous Catalan cream, which is a kind of egg custard, the mel i mato, cottage cheese with honey, and musician dessert, made with pine nuts and raisins. Among the local wines, reds include Peralada, Alella, Tarragona and Priorat. Among whites, the Penedes. And of course, the famous sparkling or cavas from Penedes and Peralada. </p> <p>Visit any time of the year, as there is such a wealth of cultural and art institutions, as well as a myriad of leisure opportunities, including shopping, bars and of course the beach. Sailing lovers will find everything they need to have a great time when not out sailing. Charter a yacht here and experience both the city’s rich culture and the beauty of sailing on the Mediterranean. </p> <p>There is a wealth of cultural and leisure activities just waiting for you, whenever you travel to Barcelona on your rented boat, don’t miss out on an amazing sailing trip on board a bareboat or crewed luxury private boat! Take advantage of our bareboat and crewed yacht charters with a skipper and sail in Barcelona whilst also sailing to amazing holiday destinations like Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, the other Balearic Islands and other destinations around Spain. You will love your yacht rental as it is so different to anything you have experienced before when compared with your previous holidays. So make it a year to remember and embark on a luxury Spanish sailing trip. Why not sail in a catamaran along the Costa Brava and visit the luxury islands, towns, restaurants and marinas that are scattered along the Catalan coast on your boat rental break. </p> <p>Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Barcelona?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in British Virgin Islands
  • <p><strong>Rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands</strong>! It’s all you need to have a care-free holiday. So rent one of our crewed or bareboat yacht charters or maybe a catamaran and begin your sailing holiday in the Caribbean as the Caribbean winds sail you around one of the best sailing holiday destinations in the world! </p> This beautiful British overseas territory, situated to the east of Puerto Rico, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was joint Spanish and Dutch territory until the English invaded the islands in 1672. The islands’ capital is Road Town, and the official language is English, although Spanish is spoken by Puerto Ricans and Dominicans who live on the island. </p> <h2>Ports</h2><p>Mooring our boat in the existing ports of this islands is always an option. Some of the places where it's possible to do so are: </p> <ul><li>North Latitude Marina</li><p>Located on the island of Jost Van Dyke, in the Great Harbor. It has 20 berths in which the maximum length permitted is 30 meters and the maximum draft is 3.6 meters. </p> <li>The Inner Harbour</li><p>Found in Road Town, Tortola. It has capacity to host 30 ships with a maximum draft of 7 meters and a maximum length of 60. Tortola is an interesting part of the Caribbean and you should definitely explore the island when you are renting one of our yachts on your sailing holiday! </p> <li>Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour</li><p>Located on the famous island of Virgin Gorda, and has a capacity of 111 berths. The maximum draft of the boats it can host is 7.6 meters and the maximum length is 49 meters. The island of Gorda has a stunning Natural Park and Spanish Town, a fun place to visit, is located on the island too. </p> <li>The Moorings Mariner Inn</li><p>This marina is also located in Tortola, in Road Town. It has capacity for 130 boats with a maximum length of 55 meters and a maximum draft of 9.</p></ul> <h2>What to do </h2> <p>The BVI archipelago comprises more than 40 islands, with Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada being the most populated and well known. The other smaller islands are also ideal locations for day trips, with their beautiful shores and exciting bars which are just a short distance away, all being at your fingertips if you choose to rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. </p> <p>The archipelago is one of the most popular destinations for a chartered yacht holiday for many reasons: the steady winds allow you to enjoy the islands’ many beautiful white sand shorelines and moor your yacht in one of the picturesque bays. You also have the opportunity to discover the many places where you can go diving and snorkelling amongst coral formations and colourful fish. </p> <p>The islands have a sub-tropical climate, with an average annual temperature of between 25ºC and 29ºC which is ideal for practicing a wide variety of water sports, sunbathing or simply going for a walk along the beach. The steady winds and fantastic sailing conditions throughout the year make the rental of a boat in the British Virgin Islands an ideal option. Also, thanks to the Virgin Islands’ many surrounding islands, they are protected from strong Atlantic tides which makes sailing a pleasant and easy experience. </p> <p>The Caribbean is not only renowned for its long white sandy beaches, but also for the diverse marine life in its seas, you’ll experience it all on your yacht charter getaway in the British Virgin Islands. There are many different places to go diving in the BVI, ideal for all experience levels. Diving schools in the Caribbean are a popular attraction for the thousands of tourists who flock to the islands every year, and highly recommended for inexperienced divers. </p> <p>A yacht charter offers you the freedom to choose your favourite vessel and plan with your skipper the best voyage possible. </p> <h2>The BVI Coastline </h2> <p>There are many places to visit, from sandy coastlines to a magnificent cultural heritage. Some of the important and some of our favourite are: </p> <ul><li>Road Town</li><p>The capital of the island, it is located in Tortola, the largest island of the archipelago. It is also the main port on the islands, making it the best place to start your yacht charter as most charter yachts are moored here.</p> <li>Tortola</li><p>A legendary island of pirate folklore, it is a must see Caribbean island due to its unique landscapes and its laid-back, friendly inhabitants. You’ll find it hard to believe what a paradise you’re in when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. </p> <li>Anegada</li><p>Although all of the British Virgin Islands are renowned for their diverse flora and fauna, Anegada is widely regarded as the best for seeing the abundant local wildlife, due to its low population density and it being the archipelago’s only coral island. Anegada is home to a variety of marine species, such as Parrotfish, Needlefish, Sea Bream and Stingray. For those who are interested in the island’s pirate heritage, there are guided diving tours of old Spanish shipwrecks that are scattered around Anegada. </p></ul> <h2>Beaches</h2> <ul><li>The Bath</li><p>Located in Virgin Gorda, it is one of the best in the eastern part of the Caribbean. It looks like a paradise, with white sand and surrounded by blue water. Through its rocky paths it is possible to go from one beach to another and see the wild fauna of the island. </p> <li>Josiah´s Bay</li><p> On the outer part of East End, in Tortola, it is probably the best place in the islands to practice surf. From October to April it is the best time to find the perfect wave. </p> <li>Trunk Bay</li><p>Beach located in St. John: white sand, blue water and goldfish underwater. Surrounded by all kinds of exotic plants, this beach is the perfect place for some days away from the routine on a boat in the BVI. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Below the surface of the islands’ waters, lie the marvels of the warm Caribbean Sea, such as amazing flora, colourful fish, turtles, manta rays, sharks and dolphins. If you choose to rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands in winter, you’ll also be able to see humpback whales, as they come to mate in Sir Francis Drake Channel at this time of year. Whether you’re just learning to dive, or are an experienced diver, you can’t miss out on this opportunity. There is a huge variety of natural parks in these islands (21!) and some of them are: </p> <ul><li>Cam Bay</li><p>Recognised as national park in 1999, it is located in the northern coast of Camanoe Grande. It is formed by an enormous reef and lagoon system. In addition, it has calm waters, goldfish and a spectacular marine environment, perfect to go snorkelling in. If you need any lessons or training before your go snorkelling, there are plenty of affordable schools! </p> <li>Sage Mountain</li><p>This natural park is located in Tortola, and was recognised as natural park in 1964. The highest point of the BVI is located in it, and it has a wide variety of plants. </p> <li>Devil's Bay</li><p>On the south western zone of Virgin Gorda's island, it has beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy nature. In addition, it is possible to anchor the boat and watch the landscape from our boat. </p> <li>Diamond Cay</li><p>This place was declared national park in 1991, and it is located in Jost Van Dyke. The island of Jost van Dyke is famous for the huge quantity of birds that it hosts, apart from the rest of the fauna that live here. </p></ul> <h2>Currency</h2><p>The currency used is the American dollar. Credit cards are accepted in most places, but not in all of them. </p> <h2>Gastronomy and Cuisine</h2> <p>Caribbean cuisine is something you can’t afford to miss when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. Fish, shellfish and spicy dishes are the islands’ specialities. If you’re a fan of tropical fruits, don’t miss out on mangos, pineapples and coconuts, all of which are abundant on the islands, and present in many of the typical cocktails. “Fungi” is typical British Virgin Islands, and is a cornmeal dish often made with okra. </p> <p>These Caribbean islands are one of the favourite destinations for sailing enthusiasts. Enjoy fantastic sailing conditions and the islands’ laid-back atmosphere, with our yacht charter offers in the islands. There’s so much to discover on the islands, we’re sure that when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands, you will enjoy an unbeatable experience! </p>

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