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About the British Virgin Islands

Getting to know The British Virgin Islands

Just a 30 minute ferry ride from St. Thomas in the USVI, or a 30 minute plane ride from San Juan, the stunning 50-plus islands and cays that comprise the British Virgin islands have two great assets – accessibility and virgin beauty. Known for years as a “sailor’s paradise,” yacht cruisers were among the first to realize this was indeed one of “Nature’s Little Secrets.”

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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On the Water

The British Virgin Islands are about the sea. Islands of all sizes dot the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and the Atlantic creating one of the world’s most varied and beautiful sailing grounds. Dozens of charter boats from bareboats to privately owned luxury crewed yachts ply our waters offering …

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Catamaran Sailing Vacations serving The Catamaran Company

Catamaran Sailing Vacations offers an unforgettable sailing experience aboard crewed yachts. Our brokers are specialists in matching you with the crewed yacht perfect for your sailing adventure. Since we offer boats all around the world, we are sure to find you the ideal boat tailored to your needs and expectations. …

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The Catamaran Company

The Catamaran Company is a world-class business specializing in the chartering of luxury catamarans. Located in the beautiful Hodges Creek Marina, the Catamaran Company is well equipped to offer an unforgettable charter experience. We are a boutique type charter fleet, which allows us to focus on delivering well-maintained catamarans and …

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