Sailboat Anchorages
in the BVIs
Part 1

Plenty of places to drop anchor for the night, with or without company.

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Tortola Area

Trellis Bay, Beef Island

This well-protected anchorage is fringed by a semicircular beach. It serves as the location for Boardsailing BVI, the Conch Shell Point Restaurant and The Loose Mongoose Beach Bar. At the Bay's centre is The Last Resort, an English-style restaurant whose owner, Tony Snell, is known for his 1-man cabaret act.

Marina Cay

Just north of Trellis Bay, it offers a restaurant, bar, small beach and moorings. It is fringed by coral and one should enter from the north.

Road Harbour

This is Tortola 's largest harbour. Road Town , which borders the harbour, is the capital of the BVI with customs and immigration facilities, supermarkets, shops, marinas, restaurants and a boat yard within walking distance of the harbour.


Brandywine Bay and Maya Cove

These 2 anchorages, which also offer restaurants, lie just beyond Road Harbour .

Soper's Hole

At the very west end of Tortola, Soper's Hole is one of the island's 3 main ports of entry. The anchorage is deep and sheltered. There are several nearby restaurants and marinas. Ferries to St. Thomas and St. John leave from here daily

    Jost Van Dyke

Sandy Cay

The perfect desert island, located to the east of Little Jost Van Dyke. The Cay is uninhabited and offers a long stretch of white sandy beach. The water is deep almost until shore. The area, prone to swells, is not a good anchorage year-round.

Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke

A quiet, easy-to-enter lagoon. The Harbour's 3 restaurants offer local food by the shore's edge.

Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke

The picturesque harbour is fringed by a small settlement bordering a white sand beach. The anchorage is fairly well protected, and the holding good. Home to Foxy's Tamarind Bar and several other good West Indian restaurants.

  White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

White Bay, which lies west of Great Harbour, is known for its white sand beach and small hotel and restaurant. Entrance to the anchorage is through a channel in the center of the reef. The area is subject to winter swells.

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