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Jan 10, 2019

Moorings in BVSFollowing the harsh impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The British Virgin Islands is making an impressive comeback this winter. Starting this December, Oil Nut Bay will offer Bay Suites, stunning new one-bedroom accommodations with nightly availability in addition to a marina village offering 93 slips allowing yachts up to 40 meters (131 feet).

Looking further into 2019, other popular properties will be returning to their former grandeur as well. Rosewood Little Dix Bay, a luxury resort on Virgin Gorda, is set to reopen in late 2019. Additionally, Bitter End Yacht Club will open its marina in Spring 2019 and its resort in early 2020.

Dream Yacht Charter recently announced it is relocating its BVI to Scrub Island to support its growth and commitment to the region. Dream Yacht Charter founder, Loïc Bonnet explains “For 2019, we’ve expanded all offerings across our bareboat fleet and crewed yachts, as well as increased capacity on our guaranteed departure cabin cruises.”

The best connection for the US to Scrub Island is via Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS), Beef Island. On arrival, it’s just a short walk or two-minute taxi ride to the Trellis Bay ferry dock where you can catch the regular Scrub Island ferry to the charter base, which takes ten minutes. The ferry is free of charge for customers and runs from Trellis Bay between 6:45am to 10:30pm and from Scrub Island between 6:30am and 10:15pm. Customers coming from St. Thomas, Charlotte Amalie can get the ferry to Tortola and take a 45-minute taxi ride from Road Town Ferry Dock to Trellis Bay to pick up the Scrub Island ferry.

In summary, BVI is back with both sail and increasingly power charters. If you are not familiar with the power side of that experience, take a look at Props to Power Charters in CY here