February 19, 2021
The British Virgin Islands are home to incredible snorkeling locations, gorgeous beaches, and famous bars. As the neighboring islands to the US Virgin Islands, the BVI is the perfect destination for a day trip from St. Thomas or St. John. Options include private boat charters that take your group to the BVI highlights, a round trip ferry ticket to Road Town to spend the day (or more) exploring Tortola, and even a luxury Zodiac rental to captain your own vessel to the BVI.
When visiting the British Virgin Islands from the US Virgin Islands, you’ll need to clear customs before heading off to your first destination. Be sure to bring your passport and cash for customs fees. Your day trip to the British Virgin Islands could include snorkeling in The Baths at Virgin Gorda, shopping in Road Town, or sipping a Painkiller at The Soggy Dollar Bar. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable day in the BVI!
#1 – Private Charter to Jost Van Dyke from St. John
Departure: St. John
Hop onboard your private charter and speed off towards the British Virgin Islands. Your day trip to Jost Van Dyke leaves from Cruz Bay and is full of the best things to do in the BVI, including snorkeling among the colorful fish, visiting one of the smallest beaches in the world, and relaxing on the gorgeous White Bay beach. Your trip is completed with a visit to one of the famous beachside bars on the island, The Soggy Dollar Bar or Foxy’s. This Private Jost Van Dyke Charter is the perfect way to visit the BVI in a day.
Private Charter – 12 People Max | Visit Famous Beach Bars
#2 – Captain Your Own Boat To The BVI
Departure: St. John
Your adventure of a lifetime begins in St. John where you’ll head out and explore the islands at your leisure. Your custom itinerary can include a snorkel stop at The Baths in Virgin Gorda, a visit to a beachside bar for lunch and drinks, or a relaxing beach visit to Smuggler’s Cove. With this Private Zodiac Rental, you get to captain your own boat, making this a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Don’t worry though – the staff will make sure you have everything you need to find your way, and plan for your day.
Private Boat Rental | Self-Drive
#3 – Private Charter to the BVI From St. Thomas
Departure: St. Thomas
On this private charter to the BVI from St. Thomas, you have the freedom to customize your trip. Your itinerary can include a visit to The Baths in Virgin Gorda for some of the best snorkeling ever, a stop at The Soggy Dollar Bar for a famous Painkiller, or a visit to Anegada to relax on a secluded beach. Your captain will help you make the perfect itinerary, then you can sit back and relax as your captain does the rest. This Private BVI Charter is the perfect way to explore the British Virgin Islands with your own custom itinerary, and they accommodate cruise ship schedules so you don’t have to stress if you’re just there for the day. If you’d prefer to stay in the US Virgin Islands, you can also check out their USVI Private Charter option.
Private Charter – 12 People Max | Cruise Ship Friendly Schedule
#4 – Take the Ferry to Road Town
Departure: St. Thomas
If a day trip isn’t enough time for you to see the BVI, take the Native Son Ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Road Town, and take your time exploring all that the island has to offer. Tortola is full of amazing things to do, from relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Cane Garden Bay, to experiencing some of the best snorkeling at Brewer’s Bay, to shopping in Road Town and dining on authentic Caribbean cuisine. If you’re not going to spend your entire vacation in the BVI, spending a few days there will be a decision you won’t regret.
Multi-day Trip | Children/Senior Discounts
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