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When is the best time to sail in the BVI

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Let us help you choose the best time to sail in the BVI

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a popular sailing destination in the Caribbean, known for their stunning turquoise waters, favorable winds, and beautiful landscapes. The best time to sail in the BVI depends on weather conditions, crowd levels, and personal preferences.

Generally, the peak sailing season in the BVI is during the winter months, from November to early April, when the weather is most pleasant and the trade winds are consistent.

Here's a breakdown of our sailing seasons through the year:

1. **Peak Season (19 December - 05 January): This is the best time to come down to BVI if you are looking for a good weather, good sailing, and all round good vibes. The sun shines down on the glorious white sand beaches, reggae music and smells of BBQ fills the air, and everyone is in a festive mood, ready to party. If ringing in "Old Year's Night" at Foxy's isn't on your bucket list, it should be!

2. **High Season (February to March):** This is great time to come down for some proper sailing. The weather is warm and dry, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). The trade winds are reliable, providing excellent sailing conditions. You can expect steady winds of 20-25 knots, gusting up to 35knots.

2. **Shoulder Season (January, April): These months have the same weather as High Season. The weather is still warm and dry, and the winds steady between 20-25 knots. However, its less busy as it's outside school holidays and charter rates are cheaper than high season.

3. **Mid Seasons (May - Mid July, Early Nov - Mid December): These months are outside the peak tourist season and can offer more affordable rates on charters. The weather is still generally warm, although there's a slightly higher chance of rain compared to the high season. May and June are also known for winds between 15-20 knots, which is great for fair weather sailing.

4. **Low Season (Mid July - Early Nov): These are the hottest months in the BVI, with average temperature of 85F. Sea temperatures are the warmest, and winds are between 10-15 knots. If you are looking to get away from the crowds, have the mooring field to yourself, and enjoy pristine beaches in solitude, this is a great time to come down to the BVI.

In conclusion, whenever you decide to go sailing in the BVI you will have a great time. At Conch Charters, we can help you find a yacht charter which suits your personal preferences, schedule, and budget.

We offer year round offers so you can have more time on the water for less.

In High Season (Mid December to March, excluding January), we offer sail 9 nights for the price of 7

In  January, we offer 9 nights for 1 high season week, and in April we offer 10 nights for 1 high season week.

In Mid Season (May - Mid July, early November - Mid December), we offer sail 9 nights for the price of 7.

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