COOPER ISLAND has great beaches and lush vegetation. The main harbour is Manchioneel Bay, which has lots of mooring balls a restaurant and a golden beach with great snorkelling and excellent for watching sunsets.
Guana Island / Monkey Point.
Guana Island / Monkey Point. At the southern tip of Guana Island is a delightful anchorage known as Monkey Point. It is situated on the western side of the rocky outcrop that marks the southern extremity of the island. There are several national parks moorings. The small beach area and excellent snorkeling make this a great lunch stop. When there is a north swell running the anchorage can be rolly.
Jost Van Dyke
JOST VAN DYKE, four miles long, is truly the "barefoot" island known by travellers around the world for its casual lifestyle, protected anchorages, fine beaches and beachfront restaurants and bars. A favourite destination of yachties.Small mountains shelter Great Harbour, an ample anchorage with a small settlement and home of BVI's leading entertainer FOXY. To the west is White Bay named for it's long and lovely white beach. Generally recommended as a day anchorage tucked behind a reef that has some great snorkelling on it. To the east end of the island is Little Harbour with a good anchorage and moorings. There is some good walking on the near hills.
MARINA CAY is small island at the east end of Tortola it was built on in the 1930's by a couple looking for the ultimate island lifestyle, now the Jose Curevo capital of the virgins. Michael Bean's happy hour show in the library is not to be missed whilst drinking your Pussers painkiller
NORMAN ISLAND, know as the Treasure Island because of the legends of pirates and buried treasure. The Bight is an ample and sheltered anchorage with lots of mooring balls. At the entrance to the Bight is The Caves a national park area that's renowned for snorkelling with a large variety of fish.Just off Norman Island is another national parks area called The Indians, with breath taking snorkelling and superb diving.
North Sound, Virgin Gorda
North Sound, Virgin Gorda Located at the Northern end of Virgin Gorda, North Sound or Gorda Sound as it is sometimes called is a large bay protected all around by island and reefs. It is an ideal place to spend several days exploring the reefs and relaxing. There are numerous restaurants and marina complexes to suit all tastes.
Leverick Bay Located on the North Shore of Virgin Gorda, Leverick Bay is a great recreational center with a full service marina. Use of the pool and showers for visiting yachtsman are convenient and refreshing. Rental vehicles are available for exploring the island.
Gun Creek To the east of Leverick Bay, Gun Creek provides a protected anchorage. Ashore there is the local settlement of Creek Village.
Vixen Point Several moorings are available off the beach at Vixen point on Prickly Pear Island. The anchorage also had good holding on a sandy bottom, just stay out the way of the moorings.
Bitter End The Bitter End is a recreational center resort hotel with restaurants and a marina with overnight dockage, guest room and moorings. There are nightly films shown in the outdoor theatre and entertainment most nights.
Saba Rock Saba rock is a small island between the Bitter End and Prickly Pear Island. It has a small resort with rooms, restaurant and marina. If you take one of their mooring balls overnight you get a free fill of water the next morning.
Biras Creek A very protected anchorage and mooring fringes by mangroves. The resort is open to non residents for dinner but please make reservations. Men must wear long trousers. The Fat Virgin Café on the starboard side as you enter provides more informal lunch and dinner!
PETER ISLAND has several good overnight harbours for yachtsmen. Little Harbour is a nice little anchorage with a small beach. Great Harbour has mooring balls a small sandy beach with some great snorkelling but look out for the fisherman. Sprat Bay Marina and Deadman's Bay are home to the very luxurious Peter Island Resort, one of the world's top destinations.
SALT ISLAND is home to the Wreck of the Rhone, the BVI's most famous dive destinations and a National Parks area. Almost deserted, Salt Island gets it's name from the two salt ponds, which used to produce up to 1000 pounds of salt.
Sandy and Green Cay
SANDY CAY and GREEN CAY are located to the east of Jost Van Dyke. These deserted national park anchorages offer some of the best snorkelling and beach combing in the world. Bring your camera and make your friends jealous!
The Dogs- Great, George, West and East Seal Dog lie to the west of Virgin Gorda and have good water all around them. They are all in a protected area of the National Parks Trust. It is not possible to sail or power between West and East Seal Dogs. If there is not a sea running, there two good daytime anchorages in the lee of Great dog and George Dog. On George Dog, the best anchorage is in the bay to the west of Kitchen point. Please pick up the National Parks ball as it is 25-35 ft and you will be back winded.
On Great Dog there are two possible choices. The most common one is on the south side of the island. The second is off the beach on the northwest coast. The snorkelling and diving here is excellent but don't anchor or moor here during ground swells.
Our neighbouring islands of St John and St Thomas are just a short sail away after clearing through customs. St John is 80% national park with lots of funky stores whilst St Thomas is a shopping zoo!Europeans need a US Visa to sail the boat to the USVI but can travel easily by ferry.
TORTOLA is the main island with the territory's capital Road Town and the home of Conch Charters! There are 3 main harbours for you to explore. Just along the coast is Brandywine Bay offering a sweeping sand beach with a few moorings operated by one of Tortola's premium restaurants called surprisingly Brandywine Bay!
Trellis Bay on Beef Island at the east end of the island has an arts based community with the artist Flukes and Aragon with his famous flaming sculptures. The smoothies at the Cyber Café are delicious. In the middle of the bay is Bellamy Cay, home of the Last Resort Bar and Restaurant with the Singing Chef.
Mentioned in at least one Jimmy Buffet song Cane Garden Bay on the North side of the island is a picture postcard bay. Great place to have a sundowner and watch the dolphins play.
Sophers Hole at the west end of the island has the ferries to the USVI. With a full service marina and home to the Jolly Rodger it has all you could need.
VIRGIN GORDA or the Fat Virgin as called by Columbus. It is the second largest island and has 3 main areas. The Baths is a famous National Parks area with huge granite boulders piled on top of one another and 2 great beaches. In the middle is Spanish town the main settlement on the island with a marina close by. The North sound is different again with lots of places to anchor you can spend a couple of days here without getting board. It has everything from small communities to full service resorts with every water sport imaginable.