The protected waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel in the northeast Caribbean Sea are the perfect setting for a sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

Picture tranquil turquoise waters lapping softly against the hull of your yacht, while a rainbow of tropical fish dart around below. In the near distance white-sand beaches fringed with towering palm trees and dotted with enticing beach bars line some of the island’s coastline. Others remain uninhabited and waiting to be explored.

With its crystal clear waters, picture-perfect beaches, scenic anchorages and well-equipped marinas, the British Virgin Islands are an ideal sailing destination for every level of sailor. Easy deep-water island-hops, consistent trade winds, line-of-sight navigation and numerous anchorages make this a sailors paradise.