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

An Artist with Big Dreams

Henessy Smith expresses her creativity through imaginative and provocative art The year is 2025 and we are at an art show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The featured artist is an ambitious woman in the middle of a tour of the eastern United States. Art conscious visitors gaze in awe at portraits, entranced by …

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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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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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Christmas in July on Virgin Gorda

In the summer doldrums? Need to add some holiday spirit to your life? Then join a flotilla of Puerto Rican boaters, along with dozens of other fun-loving party-goers for Christmas in July in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. Held this year on July 23rd, Christmas in July attracts hundreds of boats …

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A Watery World

Virgin Islands Search and Rescue, the all-volunteer organization that keeps BVI waters safe for boaters, is holding the annual 2017 Swim & Sup The Sound on Sunday, June 4th. At this fun event, swimmers and standup paddle boarders join together with family and friends for a day of competition, food, …

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A Seafaring Tradition Takes on New Life

The Tortola sloop, which once ruled local waters, has a long and storied history. At one time the sight of men hammering and sawing boat frames was as common as the fast cargo carrying sloops they produced. But as fiberglass vessels became the norm over the last 50 years or so, …

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Firecracker 500 Fun

Celebrate that quintessential American holiday, the Fourth of July, BVI-style with the Firecracker 500. This sailing race is a pursuit style race taking participants around Sandy Cay and other area islands. Sponsored by the Loyal West End Yacht Club, this popular and fun-filled competition will take place on Saturday, July …

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