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Yacht Charter Nanny Cay

On a Nanny Cay yacht charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands within an easy sail. Whatever you want from a BVI yacht charter, from exploring the white, powdery sandy beaches to island hopping the Sir Francis Drake Channel, a Nanny Cay sailing vacation is going to be an unforgettable experience.

Just a few miles to the west of the British Virgin Island capital Road Town, Nanny Cay Resort and Marina is more than just a marina, with a 40 room hotel overlooking tropical gardens, two restaurants, a spa, salon, and condominiums and townhouses for sale and rent. You can either use the resort hotel to extend your stay in BVI or book a charter yacht with Borrow a Boat for a day or two's sailing vacation as part of a traditional British Virgin Island vacation while staying at Nanny Cay Hotel.

For those on a sailing vacation you will find the best equipped and arguably the most picturesque marina in BVI. The inner marina and outer marina take a combined 320 yachts and have top quality services available ranging from reliable electricity to free wifi and luxury shower facilities.

Whether a longer sailing vacation or for a shorter boat rental while in BVI, book your charter yacht with Borrow a Boat today!

Explore Nanny Cay Bay By Renting A Yacht

On the south coast of Tortola and just a short sail across the Sir Francis Drake Channel from many of the most attractive smaller islands of the Virgin Island chain, a BVI yacht charter out of Nanny Cay can take you to most of the best spots in the BVI chain.

On a longer BVI charter you should try to compare the best beach bars in the islands. The Soggy Dollar at White Bay on Jost van Dyke and Cow Wreck Beach Bay on Anegada may be far apart but there is debate as to which is the best of the whole BVI. You may discover another as you explore and if you don't want to keep it a secret, add your voice to the discussion!

Closer to the south coast of Tortola and just across the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the smaller out islands of BVI beckon. Less than half a day's sail from Nanny Cay are Norman Island, Peter Island, Salt Island and Cooper Island that you can explore on your way to Virgin Gorda. If you love to snorkel, then the Rhone Marine Reserve between Peter Island and Salt Island is one of the best spots.

Perhaps on a circumnavigation of Tortola, from Virgin Gorda you can pause at Scrub Island before a resupply at the excellent Trellis Bay Market and then head north to Guana Island for more laid back fun and excellent sailing on your BVI boat rental.

Your Nanny Cay yacht charter gives you access to the whole of the British Virgin Islands even if on a week long sailing vacation. Book with Borrow a Boat today!

How To Get To Nanny Cay

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport

One of the selling points of BVI is that it is an out of the way vacation destination. For those heading from Europe this will usually mean two changes of plane. Out of London Heathrow you would change at Miami and fly to St Thomas in USVI.

If the idea of three planes to get to your sailing vacation isn't so fun you can take a ferry from Red Hook on the US Virgin Island of St Thomas to Road Town on Tortola instead - slightly slower but a chance to appreciate the beauty of these paradise islands.

Marinas In Nanny Cay

Nanny Cay Marina with its 320 berths is the main marina, though nearby and closer to Road Town is the smaller Manuel Reef Marina.

Nanny Cay Marina:

Located on Nanny Cay at the mouth of Sea Cow Bay, Nanny Cay Marina is a major yacht charter hub with charter companies offering crewed charter and bareboat yacht charters of sailing catamaran charters, sailing yacht charters, luxury yacht charters and motor yacht charters.

Berth Characteristics:

320 berths

Max Length 42m (140 Feet)

Max Draught 3.3m (11 Feet)

List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, currency exchange, supermarket, restaurant.

Manuel Reef Marina:

On the eastern side of Sea Cow Bay, Manuel Reef Marina is the smaller marina but is a yacht charter hub with charter companies offering crewed yacht charter and bareboat charter of sailing catamaran, monohull sailing yacht, luxury yacht charter and motor yacht rental.

Berth Characteristics:

40 berths

Max Length 18.2m (60 Feet)

Max Draught 2.2m (7 Feet)

List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, currency exchange, supermarket, restaurant.

Suggested Sailing Routes From Nanny Cay

So, what do you want from a BVI charter out of Nanny Cay? Serious chill on sandy beaches? Snorkelling or scuba diving on a protected coral reef off your charter yacht? Your Tortola boat rental out of Nanny Cay can take you around much of BVI in a week or two's sailing.

7 Days - a Circumnavigation of Tortola: From Nanny Cay you will head SW to Norman Island for the first evening. On either the second evening (the largest private island in BVI, Peter Island) or third on Salt Island, go snorkeling on the Rhone Marine Park before your fourth night at Trellis Bay on Beef Island for its market. Guana Island will be your fifth night and after a great day's sailing along the north coast of Tortola you can spend the sixth night on Blackbeard's legendary haunt (and now an uninhabited national park) Great Thatch Island to the west. Return to base the next day.

14 Days: A longer sailing vacation could take you on to the other larger Virgin islands of Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost van Dyke as well as taking in the sailing destinations in the seven day trip.

Best Times To Rent A Yacht In Nanny Cay

Unlike Europe, the sailing season in the Caribbean Sea runs from November to May - perfect for a dose of winter sun. The NE Trades are settled and you will encounter weather between 25-35 degrees C.

Within this period, March and April after the winter northerlies have passed are cooler yet the sailing is just as fun as the rest of the year.

For those who want to try something a little outside their comfort zone, August and September are said to be the very best sailing months of all.

There's a problem with this - many charter yacht fleets will not be in the area thanks to hurricane season that runs between July and November. If booked and a hurricane is on its way your vacation will be canceled. There is no minimising the danger of being in the region in a hurricane - with the general trend for ever fiercer storms, it is not an experience to even risk being around for.

The Climate

The sailing season runs from December to June with the hurricane season hitting in June and ending in November. Winds are dominated by the NE Trade Winds and can sit at up to 20 knots, firm and steady all day.

Hurricanes have recently given the region a big kicking and are not to be underestimated. Generally speaking it is impossible to rent a yacht during this time.


What should I consider when renting a Yacht or Boat?

The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a captain, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.

What are the Marinas in Nanny Cay?

Nanny Cay Marina is the largest marina in BVI and can take 320 yachts in the inner and outer harbors, with up to four mega yachts of 140ft and two of up to 120ft in the inner marina.

When are the best times to rent a boat in Nanny Cay?

Nanny Cay is in the northern Tropics and this means blissful trade winds and comfortable temperatures year round. The cooler part of the year from November to May is better for yacht charters simply because the hurricane season coincides with the hotter and wetter part of the year. As ever, if serious chill is the name of the game, then come out outside of school vacations.

Do you have to pay a deposit when renting a Yacht in Nanny Cay?

You will typically pay 50% up front on reservation the yacht rent and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual charter companies themselves.

What happens if my Yacht breaks down?

If you are at sea and in danger, call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 or ring the coast guard on your phone if you have reception. If you have a mechanical fault and can make it to or are on a mooring you will be able to phone a help line number given by the boat charter company.

What should I think of before I rent a Yacht or Boat in Nanny Cay?

You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat rental before you book and where do you want to go along with what the weather will be like. Dress for warm weather but do have something for tropical rains - light but waterproof.

What Qualifications Do I need to rent a boat or yacht?

If you want to sail without a captain then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat certificate or the US Sailing Certificate. For small 'day boats' or if you choose to have a crewed yacht charter you typically don't require licences.