British Virgin Islands (BVI)
In the Caribbean, east of Puerto Rico
Official Language: English
Currency: US Dollar
Compass Point Yacht www.compasspointyacht.com
Conch Charters conchcharters.co.uk
Dream Yacht dreamyachtcharter.com
Horizon Yacht horizonyachtcharters.com
The Captain’s Compass thecaptainscompass.com
Sail Online www.sailonline.com
Sun Sail www.sunsail.com
There is a charge for using the moorings in the National Parks. $6/day, $50/week or $150 for 1 year.
Private boats are automatically given up to 30 days to cruise around the BVI. A 30 day cruising fee is charged which is based on tonnage (with a maximum of $55). After 1 month, there is a Temporary Importation fee of $200. This covers the yacht for 1 year. For more information call Customs on (284) 494-3475.
A cruising permit is required for all charter yachts cruising in the British Virgin Islands.
Seasonal Rates (December 1 – April 30): All recorded charter boats – $2.00 per person per day. All non-recorded charter boats – $4.00 per person per day.
Out-of-Season Rates (May 1 – November 30): All recorded charter boats – $0.75 per person per day. All non-recorded charter boats – $4.00 per person per day.
Visiting crewed charter boats also have to pay a departure tax of US$4 per person. Charter licence annual fee from $400 (under 40 ft (12 m)) to $800 (over 50 ft (15 m). Overtime must be paid for customs clearance outside 0830-1630 Monday to Friday, 0830-1230 Saturdays and on public holidays.
Last updated January 2014.
Clearance Procedures at BVI Marine Guide
Permit Information sourced at http://www.noontide.com