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British Virgin Islands Sailing School on Scrub Island

Best BVI Resort — AAA Four Diamond Private Island Resort Scrub Island Resort

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is a beautiful private island resort in the British Virgin Islands with a gorgeous two-tier swimming pool waiting for you to cool off after a rewarding day of sailing lessons. Swim up to the bar for an ice cold libation. Relax in the soothing waters of the pool’s adjacent hot tub. A variety of luxury amenities on Scrub Island are yours to enjoy before or after your Scrub Island BVI sailing adventure!

Learn to Sail, Learn to Cruise, Combine Both in Fast Track to Cruising®

3-Day Learn to Sail OSS 101 Scrub Island

Combine three full days of sailing lessons Monday through Wednesday with a six day stay combining a rewarding learning vacation with time to relax and explore. During the Learn to Sail OSS 101 course you learn the skills to earn US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification on Offshore Sailing School’s responsive, fun-to-sail Colgate 26 sailboats.

Plus Two Days or More of Just Plain FunScrub Island

Thursday and Friday are reserved for you to enjoy more activities on this beautiful Caribbean getaway. Take the resort shuttle to Marina Cay, Scrub Island’s newest, super-fun island escape for great food, libations, gifts, swimming and snorkeling. Explore gorgeous reefs on a snorkeling or scuba tour. Spend a day at The Baths. Go to  Cooper Island for lunch. Unwind at Ixora Spa. Relax by the two-tiered pool, or the gorgeous beach with pool and One-Shoe Bar on the other side of Scrub Island.

Fast Track to Live Aboard Cruising® OSS 101/103/104 and 114Scrub Island

Combine two days of the Learn to Sail OSS 101 course with five days on a beautiful big catamaran or monohull. You stay at the resort for three nights, then hop aboard a 43′ to 50′ sailing yacht waiting for you in the Scrub Island Marina.  Over the next five days you live aboard while sailing through the islands, learning to cruise in anticipation of earning US Sailing Bareboat Cruising certification.

Sleep Ashore Bareboat Charter Course OSS 103/104 and 114

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Another option is to spend your nights ashore in the air-conditioned comfort of Scrub Island Resort’s gorgeous rooms or suites while learning the same sailboat cruising skills. Each night of this 8-day Fast Track to Cruising course, you return to the Scrub Island Marina late afternoons after a full day of sailing lessons and boat handling drills. Learn on the Colgate 26 the first two days, then on a big sailing catamaran or monohull the rest of the week while enjoy all that Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina has to offer.Scrub Island

Catamaran or Monohull  Cruising Courses OSS 103/104/114

If you already have basic sailboat knowledge equivalent to the Offshore Sailing School OSS 101 course, you may opt for a one-night stay at the resort (space available), then board a monohull or catamaran cruising yacht for your live-aboard sailboat training. For those with family or friends who just want to relax at the resort, why not choose the stay-ashore 6-night resort learning vacation and enjoy your evenings together.

British Virgin Islands Dream VacationScrub Island

Of all the locations the Offshore Sailing School team has visited, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is one of their favorites! There’s so much to do here and so easy to relax and soak in the Caribbean sun and air as soon as you arrive.

  • Stay in one the resort’s beautiful collection of ocean view guest rooms and suites
  • Dine in Donovan’s Reef Marina Bar & Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Enjoy dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Cardamom & Co. with exceptional fresh, international cuisine and stunning views of Camanoe PassScrub Island
  • Head to Marina Cay for drinks and a meal, walk its beach, swim, snorkel, shop
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    • Pick up some snacks,  beverages, and prepared food from the Scrub Island Outpost
    • Head to Ixora Spa offering a full menu of soothing treatments in a seaside villa with fabulous viewsScrub Island
    • Enjoy the multi-level resort pool, with swim-up bars, a spacious hot tub, and unobstructed Caribbean Sea views
    • Lounge at Pavilion Beach, book a see-through kayak or paddle board, swim out to the  large water trampoline
    • Spend some time at North Beach, a private refuge with an expansive sandy beach and private pool, the One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill showcasing American cuisine with Caribbean-infused flavors
    • Get fit at the 24-hour Fitness Center
    • Shop at Boaters Republic nautical boutique for essentials, gifts and resort wear
    • Explore the Dive BVI shop for scuba diving and snorkeling gear, and book a hosted trip to The Baths, Norman Island and Jost van DykeScrub Island
    • Expect complimentary taxi transfer service from Tortola (EIS) airport to nearby Trellis Bay (meet Scrub Island Resort taxi outside airport baggage claim) and connect to the resort’s complimentary scheduled ferry service from Trellis Bay to resort and and back, if departing from Scrub Island.  If you arrive in Road Town via ferry from St. Thomas, you will need to arrange and pay for a taxi to Trellis Bay to meet the complimentary water shuttle to Scrub Island

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How to Get to Scrub Island Via Commercial Airlines

The quickest way to get to the island is to fly into the Terrence B. Lettsome (EIS) airport on Beef Island, Tortola from Miami, FL or San Juan, Puerto. American Airlines offers direct flights from Miami (MIA) to Beef Island (EIS) on Tortola, BVI. Many major airlines from the U.S. also connect in San Juan to Seaborne, Cape Air, Liat, for the short flight to Beef Island.Scrub Island

Your last, and fun leg, is a five-minute taxi ride to the dock at Trellis Bay where the resort’s private water taxi picks you up for the 10-minute scenic ride to the resort. (Note: We need your arrival time at the airport to ensure someone is waiting for you outside terminal, after you get your baggage).  You can also fly into St. Thomas on several direct flights from the United States, then take a 45-minute ferry to the Customs Office in Road Town on Tortola, and another 30-40 minute taxi ride to Trellis Bay for the 10-minute ferry to Scrub Island.

For flights to/from the British Virgin Islands, we recommend you contact The Moorings’ in-house flight specialists at 866-649-2003. They successfully book flights for thousands of their charter customers.

How to Get to Scrub Island Resort on Private Charter Flights or Water TaxisScrub Island

Scrub Island Resort also offers an exclusive private charter flight with Fly The Whale, offering seamless connection between San Juan International Airport (SJU) and Beef Island, Tortola (EIS) where you can skip security lines and breeze through customs with personal service. This direct service is available from November through April. Or you can travel directly to the resort from St. Thomas via Dolphin Water Taxi. Note, you will always need to clear customs when you first arrive in the BVI Territory. We look forward to you joining our BVI sailing charters and lessons!

Learn More

Call 888-454-7015 or 239-454-1700 and talk to one of our friendly sailing advisors about our Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina sailing courses or email