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Official webpage of The BVI Welcome Guide. Source of information for everything in the British Virgin Islands since 1971.

So, You Want To Be A Sailor?

Founded by legendary yachtsman Steve Colgate, the Offshore Sailing School has been teaching the land-bound to sail since 1964. S ailing, and in particular sailing in the Virgin Islands, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You’re out there in nature – the sea, sun, wind and water are the ingredients that make for …

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Summer Sizzle 2017

Hot Fashions, Cool Celebrities Summer Sizzle, the BVI fashion event of the year, will once again be strutting its stuff in July. The much anticipated 2017 event brings celebrity guests, and international and local models together for a week of high fashion and glamorous events. This year’s celebrities include Taraji P. …

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Exploring Tortola

Tortola BVI Botanical Garden

Tortola (Spanish for Turtle Dove) is a lush mountainous island. Crowning Tortola is Sage Mountain National Park, at 1716 feet, is the tallest peak in the islands and exhibits the characteristics of a tropical rain forest. Tortola is also the vibrant hub of the financial and government sectors with Road …

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Exploring Virgin Gorda

Coppermine on Virgin Gorda

Approaching Virgin Gorda (Spanish for Fat Virgin) by boat or ferry one can observe the tall north western ridge area, which comprises Gorda Peak National Park (1,370 feet). It is easy from this vantage point to envision, the “plump damsel” reclining on her back. This is an island with many …

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Exploring Other Islands

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

In the Sir Francis Drake Channel just west of St. John are some of the BVI’s smaller islands. Starting with Norman Island and following the chain up to Virgin Gorda are Peter, Salt, Cooper and Ginger islands. A sailors’ jingle for remembering the order from west to east goes: “Norman …

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Exploring Jost Van Dyke

Phot by Daniel M.

Jost Van Dyke, named after a famous Dutch pirate, has been a sailor’s mecca for years. Great Harbour, the main port of entry, is always bobbing with sailboats and sailors coming ashore to the charming West Indian village that lines the beach with gift shops and restaurants, the most famous …

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Exploring Anegada

Anegada (literally “drowned island”), the only all-coral atoll in the BVI is a mere 28 feet above sea level. Surrounded on one side by the infamous Horseshoe Reef, a watery graveyard for many an unsuspecting wind-tossed ship, it is known to have over 300 wrecks in its waters, some of …

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Dining in Tortola

Tortola

View menus from a variety of restaurants on Tortola The BVI Restaurant and Food Guide is published annually by Island Publishing Services, Ltd. PO Box 133, Road Town, Tortola Copyright ® 2016/17 All rights reserved under Universal and Pan American Copyright Conventions. No part of this publication may be reproduced …

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Party like a Black Boater

The Black Boaters Summit celebrates its twentieth year   The Black Boaters Summit, a staple of the BVI cruising circuit, will be celebrating its 20th year this summer. Inspired by Paul Mixon, a travel agent and event planner specializing in the US African American community, BBS is comprised of a fun-filled …

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Sea and Salsa at the Bitter End

To complement the festivities, the popular yachting resort, The Bitter End Yacht Club, will be holding its 17th Sea and Salsa Celebration, bringing world-class cuisine, water sports activities and entertainment to the event from July 21-24. There will also be a lobster fest, a scavenger hunt and a cooking demonstration …

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