Nights - One week
from Tortola to Tortola: Clockwise from Road Town
1: From Road Town to Norman Island - 7 nautical miles
Road Town and sail down to the Bight at Norman Island, snorkel around the Caves
and the Indians. Eat at the well-known floating restaurant The William Thornton,
locally known as Willie T. The Pirates Bight bar & grill is located on the beach
in the Bight Norman Island was also the reputed setting for Robert Louis Stevenson's
2: From Norman Island to Great Harbour - 11 nautical miles
to Little Harbour at Jost Van Dyke or Great Harbour – home of Foxy’s restaurant
and bar. Stop on the way at Sandy Cay or Green Cay with beautiful sandy beaches.
3: From Great Harbour to Cane Garden Bay - 5.5 nautical miles
Jost Van Dyke to Cane Garden Bay with it’s long sandy beach, restaurants and water
sports. Quitto, a well-known local singer has a hotel and restaurant here. Callwoods
rum distillery is also located at Cane Garden which Clients may visit at certain
From Cane Garden to Trellis Bay or Marina Cay - 10 nautical miles
up the north side of Tortola to either Trellis Bay or Marina Cay, making a stop
for snorkeling or lunch at Monkey Point. Both anchorages have plenty of mooring
balls, excellent snorkeling and restaurants. Ice and water are available at Marina
Cay. Provisions, ice, souvenirs, arts & crafts and internet café can be found
on the beach at Trellis Bay. Fuel, ice and water are available at Marina Cay.
5: From Trellis Bay or Marina Cay to Spanish Town (5 nautical miles) or North
Sound - 9 nautical miles
up to Virgin Gorda with a stop at the Baths at Spanish Town. Day mooring balls
are available at the Baths, dinghy in and explore through all the rock formations.
Leave by 2:00p.m. if client is continuing up to the North Sound. There is no overnight
anchorage at the Baths, client can dock or pick up mooring ball in St. Thomas
Bay at Spanish Town or sail up to the North. Sound. Once there, there are plenty
of overnight mooring balls at Leverick Bay, Bitter End, Drakes Anchorage, Saba
Rock to name a few. Also stock up with fuel, water and ice.
6: From North Sound to Cooper Island - 14 nautical miles
North Sound to Cooper Island, get to Cooper Island early enough to pick up an
overnight mooring ball, this is not a good anchorage for holding. A very pretty
anchorage at Manchoneel Bay, sandy beach, trees, a good restaurant and beach bar.
7: From Cooper Island to Peter Island - 5.5 nautical miles
short hop to Little Harbour at Peter Island, maybe have a quick swim at Deadman’s
Bay at the east end of Peter Island. Usually a very peaceful anchorage at Little
Harbour, ideal setting for a last night.
8: Return to Road Town - 4.8 nautical miles
Nights - One week
from Tortola to Tortola: Counter Clockwise from Road Town
1: From Road Town to Cooper Island - 6.5 nautical miles
Town to Cooper Island arriving early to pick up an overnight mooring ball at Manchoneel
Bay. The holding is not good at this anchorage. Dinghy ashore and enjoy the sandy
beach, snorkeling and restaurant on the beach.
2/3: From Cooper Island to Virgin Gorda - 5 nautical miles to Baths, 9 nautical
miles to North Sound
Cooper to Virgin
Gorda, stopping at the Baths for a swim and walk through the rock formations,
leaving early enough to get up to the North Sound for your next anchorage, possibly
stopping at the Dogs to snorkel and have lunch. Once up at the Nth. Sound there
are plenty of overnight mooring balls and anchorages to choose from Restaurants,
water sports, diving, snorkeling or even an island tour.
4: From North Sound to Marina Cay or Trellis Bay - 10 nautical miles
anchorages have plenty of mooring balls, excellent snorkeling and restaurants.
Provisions, ice, souvenirs, arts & crafts and internet café can be found on the
beach at Trellis Bay. Fuel, ice and water are available at Marina Cay, a book
called "Our Island" by Rob White tells how he and his wife built their house,
of which a portion still stands today on Marina Cay.
5: From Marina Cay or Trellis Bay to Cane Garden Bay - 5.5 nautical miles
down the north side of Tortola to Cane Garden Bay. Dinghy in to enjoy the long
sandy beach, waterside restaurants or visit the rum distillery.
6: From Cane Garden Bay to Great Harbour - 11 nautical miles
to Jost Van Dyke stopping at Sandy Cay en route. Spend the night at Little Harbour
or Great Harbour. Great Harbour is the home of the famous "Foxy’s" restaurant
and beach bar. A short walk or dinghy ride will take client to White Bay.
7: From Great Harbour to Norman Island - 7 nautical miles
to Norman Island, the caves and the Indians, spend the night in the Bight, anchor
or pick up a mooring ball. Visit the "Willie T" (the William Thornton) a converted
lumber schooner that is now a floating restaurant, or Billy Bones beachside.
8: Return to Road Town - 7 nautical miles