Sailing and Boating

The BVI waters are calm and terrific places to learn to sail. You can also rent sea kayaks, waterskiing equipment, dinghies, and powerboats, or take a parasailing trip.

Bitter End Sailing and Kiteboarding School. Bitter End Sailing and Kiteboarding School offers classroom, dockside, and on-the-water lessons for sailors of all levels. Bitter End Yacht Club, North Sound, Virgin Gorda. 284/494–2746; Private lessons from $80 per hour for guests, $110 per hour for non-guests.

Double "D" Charters. If you just want to sit back, relax, and let the captain take the helm, choose a sailing or power yacht from Double "D" Charters. Rates run from $110 for a day trip. Private full-day cruises or sails for up to eight people run from $1,100. Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, Lee Rd., Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. 284/499–2479;