Plan Full Day Boat Charter in the BVI
If you want to spend the day visiting the British Virgin Islands while vacationing in St Thomas or St John, a Full Day trip is the only way to go. Although the closest BVI to the US is less than five miles away (Jost Van Dyke), it takes time to safely cross the Pillsbury Sound and Sir Francis Drake channel to ports that allow guests to clear customs into the BVI. And once you get to the BVI, there are so many beautiful snorkeling spots, famous beach bars, and white sand beaches, you'll really want the full day to explore.
Depending on your pick-up location (St Thomas or St John), most USVI boats offering day trips to the BVI leave the dock between 7am and 8:30am. If you are interested in booking a private day trip the the British Virgin Islands, we may be able to arrange a later pick up time.
Full Day trips to the BVI usually return between 3pm and 5pm, depending on the destination, boat, number of guests, and arrangement. While these ending times may seem early, remember the day trip starts early and after a full day of fun in the sun, ending at these times are most comfortable (sunburns... ouch!), convenient (to avoid long wait times to clear customs back into the USVI), and safest, as our boats like to safely be in port long before sunset.
For all guests looking to go to the BVI for a day while vacationing in St Thomas or St John, the most important thing to remember is your passport. No passengers can enter or leave the British Virgin Islands without a valid/current passport. Even if your passport expires the week before you arrive, the BVI and USVI Customs offices will not accept it. The old way of presenting an original, raised seal birth certificate along with photo ID is no longer valid, either. Make sure to check your passport's expiration date before you leave home to ensure you don't get left behind.
We can help you find a boat trip to the BVI that fits around your schedule, ensuring a relaxing vacation. Call or email us now to learn about all of the USVI boats that make daily trips to the BVI, and find the one that's right for you! We offer independent, expert, no-charge advice on every Virgin Islands day charter boat available.Contact Us