I had talked to other sailors over the years that had done the BVI on a charter sailboat. We finally booked a 45' monohull for January of 2018 and Maria and Irma decimated the islands.Although we were assured that all was fine we elected to postpone till January of 2019.I am glad we did postpone there are still quite a few restaurants closed on the BVI in various places but they are making a comeback. USVI from what i seen is in much better shape.I can only imagine what it was like last year
so getting back to the sailing part of my review" it was fabulous". The upside of the hurricanes if there is one is that most of the boats we seen are brand new. we chartered with Navigare out of Road Town and did a sleepover the first night. were able to do the checkout and provision the night before charter was to start and only had to do chart review the next morning and we were sailing by 11AM the first day. Navigare was excellent to work with I would use them again.the bays and scenery are spectacular. If you are a sailor and curious at all about chartering this is a spectacular vacation. my wife and i are already talking about going back and we have only been home a week.
Review by Customerjh1 year ago
From start to finish this was a great experience. Joann helped with everything, down to what ferry to take and what airport to fly into. This was more than just making a reservation to charter for the week. By the time we arrived, we had everything handled down to all of our taxi transfers for the time we were there. All of the staff that we encountered were very courteous and happy to help in any way possible! The customer service we received was outstanding. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone.
Review by Apostolis2 years ago
There were multiple problems. The dinghy davit, the generator, and one of the toilets. Some were not resolved, the davit, and the others took longer than expected to be fixed.
Review by MHarley2 years ago
I was very pleased with the boat, briefing, amenities, and all aspects of our charter
Review by Orifjon2 years ago
Excellent experience. Answered all her questions, gave us a fair in excellent deal, and directed us to identical Boats for our large family.
we were well taken care of from our first call to her final check out. Absolutely perfect
Review by Cyrodiil2 years ago
This was a first time bareboat charter experience... we sail, just have never chartered before. Wow... the ladies that assisted us were outstanding! They took care of each and every detail, and made sure all of our items were ready on the timeline as they needed to be. Results: A fantastic vacation! We got off of the boat and said this was probably the best vacation we have ever been on, and it started with VI Sailing! Many thanks for all your help!
Review by JulienB Toone2 years ago
Best charter service I've EVER used
Review by SteveAC2 years ago
Virgin Island Sailing was extremely helpful with the exploration and setup of our bareboat charter in the BVI. They assembled a range of boats and prices within our requirements and assisted me through the selection of the most suitable yacht. These offerings came from various charter companies and VI Sailing was instrumental in answering the many questions I had regarding boat configuration, equipment specifications and condition. They ensured that I had a full understanding of the package I was procuring. Mallorie and Jessica were extremely responsive to my inquiries.
Review by JPanterCustomer Molinello2 years ago
Boat was in great condition, the check-out was quick and complete, the review of our itinerary was thorough and the service was alway top notch. Relaxed, comfortable and competent. And of course the sailing was excellent. June is a good month, a little warm, but no crowds.
Review by Ramnarine2 years ago
I have used many charter companies in the past 20 years. After discovering Virgin Islands Sailing Company, I have been really impressed with the choices, service and punctuality of the staff and the communication process, walking through each point of our charter. I have used them the past 3 times chartering and have been really impressed by the professionalism.
Review by SuZenDu2 years ago
We had absolutly no surprises. We dealt with Joann and everything we set was what we reveived. I would go thru this vompany sgain in a heart beat. Thank you for hrlping make our trip a sucess!
Review by Vallicornes2 years ago
Joann was outstanding. She helped get us set up with the right charter and crew. She answered all of our questions VERY promptly. She made sure that we followed all of the right processes.
Review by Jarral Kandawasvika2 years ago
The boat was in excellent condition. The dock staff was efficient, helpful and courteous. We would recommend Sun Sail to anyone looking to charter.
Review by Seow2 years ago
Review by Declen2 years ago
Great experience that started with VI Sailing.
Review by Tenealle Gledden2 years ago
VI Sailing has excellent staff that allow you to book bare boat charters on relatively short notice. I highly recommend them. The process is very simple and also personal. Thanks for making this so easy.
Review by Tanjerino2 years ago
Clear, concise, transparent, responsive. Useful!
Review by Ronivan2 years ago
I've used VI Sailing to book Bareboat charters in the BVIs several times now. They are very knowledgable about the various companys and boat options. They've always been quick to reply to questions and never had any issues with our bookings.
Review by Calmly2 years ago
the entire experience was a perfect 10. Very friendly people with smiles all around. Our boat was very clean, very well explained during briefing and the office staff were very helpful with questions.
Review by Kpil Maysey2 years ago
Very well organized, very helpful, very friendly company. The boat was ready on time, it was spotless, and all systems worked well. The Cyclades does not sail upwind very well, so that's a consideration for performance-oriented sailors.
Review by Wolfson Dementie2 years ago
Everyone was very helpful in arranging a wonderful sailing experience in the BVI.
Review by Sagra Isbitt2 years ago
They really do try to match the boat to the desires of the charterer. Even after we had an expansion and needed a larger boat, they helped make it happen.
Review by Shimeeka2 years ago
Review by Midhunraj Bollstroem2 years ago
Melody was the best
Review by Akhime Everts2 years ago
This is the second time we have used VI Sailing to book our Bareboat Charter. Communications with VI Sailing have been excellent. The booking process including making payments is very flexible and straightforward. VI Sailing creates a personal website where everything about our charter is in one place which we find to be especially helpful.