NauticEd Sailing Vacations


March 2023 | Family-friendly | Hosted by NauticEd

Join NauticEd and fellow sailors on a family-friendly British Virgin Islands flotilla and sailing vacation.

Known as the sailing vacation capital of the world –for good reason—the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a picturesque group of islands in the Caribbean that check off all the elements of what makes a perfect Caribbean sailing vacation – ideal tropical weather, consistent winds, stunning islands, line of sight navigation, abundant nature, and as much relaxation or beach party adventure spots as you desire.


Boats will sell out fast to the general market as well as in this flotilla.

Plan on booking the British Virgin Islands flotilla early! To register interest, fill out this form now

2023 British Virgin Islands Flotilla Overview


March 11 – 18, 2023


We welcome all, sailors and non-sailors alike.  There are 3 main ways to join:

  • bareboat charter with you as skipper (friends and family can be crew) *note license required
  • charter with hired skipper (friends and family can join in on as much sailing as desired)
  • shared boat – cabin charter  (perfect for solos or couples traveling)


The British Virgin Islands is one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world. We’re currently planning to start and end the flotilla at Cane Garden Bay. See the sample itinerary below for more details.

What is a Family Friendly Flotilla?

The 2023 British Virgin Islands Sailing Flotilla is a casual flotilla without a ‘theme.’ This is NOT an adult-only flotilla, a party yacht week, or a flotilla focusing solely on hiking or wines or yoga. We’re laid back and run our flotillas that way. Of course, you’re welcome to explore as you see fit. There is a no ducks in a row mentality; a flotilla offers you independence with peace of mind as well as fun and camaraderie with other flotilla sailors.

Learn more about what is a sailing vacation and a sailing flotilla … >

Why Sail the BVI?

  • Easy to get to (fly into St Thomas and ferry to BVI (Tortola) or fly into Puerto Rico/BVI’s Beef Island)
  • Sailing Capital of the World
  • Pirate history
  • Mix of relaxation and adventure
  • Snorkeling, hiking, and nature abound
  • Short sails with consistent trade-winds and line of sight navigation
  • Stunning beaches
  • Delicious Caribbean drinks
  • Photographs of your adventure that will last a lifetime
  • Great sailing for both new sailors and experienced
  • Crew on a sailboat

Come Join NauticEd in the British Virgin Islands

Boat Options

The NauticEd flotilla will offer a range of boats. Choose what you want:

  1. Join one our skippered lead boats by the cabin (cabin rental—a cabin holds two people)
    • Catamaran
    • Monohull
  2. Fill your own boat with friends and family (you skipper)
    • Catamaran
    • Monohull
  3. Fill your own boat with friends and family (we provide a friendly skipper)
    • Catamaran
    • Monohull

**Please let us know your interest and what type of boat and amenities you desire**  We have plenty of options of both catamarans and monohulls of all sizes, years, and specifications.

Flotilla Costs

Costs vary by boat and amenities.  Additional costs include flights, provisioning, mooring fees, water toys, and re-fueling at the end of charter.  Cruising tax is around $30 per person for the week.

  • Monohulls start at around $6500 for a 41-foot (3 cabin – 6 pax)
  • Catamarans start at around $8,000 for a 40-foot (4 cabin – 8 pax) (Larger Cats upon request.

See the price sheet below based on the selected boats


Lagoon 40 (4 cabin) (2020)
$9512.41 bareboat based on 8 pax

Lagoon 42 (4 cabin)(2019)
$10,419.19 bareboat based on 8 pax

Bali Catspace (4 cabin)(2022)
$10,539.36 bareboat based on 8 pax

Lagoon 450 (4 cabin) (2019)
$12,363.84 bareboat based on 8 pax

Lagoon 46 (4 cabin) (2022)
$13,885.86 bareboat based on 8 pax

Lagoon 50 (6 cabin) (2020)
$16,903.97 bareboat based on 12 pax

Bali 4.8 (6 cabin) (2022)
$17,493.92 bareboat based on 12 pax

If you need a skipper please add

  • $1525/week for a skipper using an internal cabin
  • $2400/week for a skipper using a forepeak cabin
  • All catamarans have air conditioning.

Sun Odyssey 410 (3 cabin) (2023).  Approx cost $6514 bareboat for 6 pax

Jeanneau 490 (4-5 cabin) (2023).  Approx cost $10,353 bareboat for 8 pax

Select other monohulls are available.  Bareboat or skippered.  Please let us know what you’re wanting (how many cabins, skippered or bareboat, new or older boat)

These costs include: park taxes and fees, flotilla fee, search & sea rescue levy, and damage waiver insurance.

They do not include: provisioning, refueling at end of the charter, mooring fees, or water toys.

Please contact us to get a full and complete proposal.

BVI Flotilla Sample Itinerary

This interactive map is a typical sample itinerary we have put together. The route taken during the week will depend on prevailing and current weather. Tap the top left sider icon to see different routes


Can’t Make it this Time?

Can’t make the flotilla, but want to sail the BVI—let the agents at NauticEd plan your perfect BVI sailing vacation. We know the area, the know the good companies (and the not so good). We don’t charge you a fee and you get our expertise. Inquire about a vacation in the BVI

Want to go somewhere else?

We are location experts. Chances are … we’ve been there!  Mediterranean, Pacific, Caribbean, Asia, ‘Stralia Mate’, Indian Ocean, and many more! Inquire about a different sailing vacation

Other Flotilla Opportunities?

Check out our other flotillas

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