Take a tour of the Virgin Islands Cruising Grounds

All survey photography taken between March and November 2018. Some photos were taken during the dry season - these are again green following seasonal rains.

Photo credits to Phil Blake (Yacht Haven Grande), Steve McCauley (Charter Caribe) and Leigh-Ann Blankenhorn (Charter Caribe).
Country. Island Name Position Marine Facility F&B Utiliies SCUBA
USVI St. Thomas Mermaid's Chair 18°21'10"N 65°02'26"W Reef
USVI St. Thomas Brewer's Bay 18°20'35"N 64°58'37"W Reef
USVI St. Thomas Flat Cay 18°19'02"N 64°59'19"W Reef
USVI Water Island Honeymoon Beach 18°19'00"N 64°57'23"W Honeymoon Grill, Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill Snorkel
USVI St. Thomas Crown Bay 18°20'03"N 64°57'09"W Crown Bay Marina Tickles Dockside Pub, Scoops and Brew water, power, electric, waste, ice, fuel, grocery Dive Shop
USVI St. Thomas Yacht Haven Grande 18°20'10"N 64°55'14"W Yacht Haven Grande Marina Grande Cru, Fresh Bistro, Fat Turtle, Box Bar, Urban Eats, Lillica, water, power, electric, waste, ice, fuel, grocery, chandlery Dive Shop
USVI St. Thomas Frenchman Bay 18°18'53"N 64°54'27."W Abi Beach Bar Moorings good Snorkel
USVI St. Thomas Benner Bay 18°19'08"N 64°51'55"W Compass Point Marina The Dive Bar, Budha Sushi water, power, electric, waste, ice, fuel, chandlery Reef
USVI St. Thomas Buck Island 18°16'36"N 64°53'34"W Snorkel
USVI St. Thomas Nazareth Bay 18°19'04"N 64°51'07"W Sunset Grille & Zunzun Floating Massage Spa Snorkel
USVI Great St. James Island Christmas Cove 18°18'27"N 64°49'54"W Pizza Pi (floating pizza takeaway) Reef
USVI St. Thomas Vessup Bay 18°19'31"N 64°51'05"W American Yacht Harbour Fish Tails, Lates in Paradise, Tap and Still, Bernies, Caribbean Saloon, Pesce, Melt, XO Café, Lattes, Thali water, power, electric, waste, ice, fuel, grocery, chandlery Dive Shop
USVI St. Thomas Smith Bay (Lindquist Beach) 18°20'18"N 64°51'22"W shower Snorkel
USVI St. Thomas Magens Bay 18°21'42"N 64°55'25"W Magens Bay Beach Bar shower Reef
USVI St. Thomas Hull Bay 18°22'10"N 64°57'05"W Hull Bay Hideaway Reef
USVI St. John Cruz Bay 18°20'03"N 64°47'42"W Wide range of bars and restaurants Customs facility Dive Shop
USVI St. John Caneel Bay, Honeymoon Beach 18°20'28"N 64°47'25"W Honey Moon Beach Bar Moorings good
USVI St. John Salomon Bay 18°20'22"N 64°47'32"W Moorings good Snorkel
USVI St. John Hawksnest Bay 18°20'55"N 64°46'48"W Moorings good Snorkel
USVI St. John Trunk Bay 18°21'08"N 64°46'14"W Moorings good Snorkel
USVI St. John Maho Bay 18°21'34"N 64°44'53"W Moorings good
USVI St. John Waterlemon Bay 18°21'57"N 64°43'28"W Moorings good
USVI St. John Coral Bay 18°20'48"N 64°42'46"W Skinny Legs, Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis, Indigo Grill and many more ice, taxi
BVI Tortola West End, Sopers Hole 18°23'11"N 64°42'05"W Customs facility, waste, ice, taxis
BVI Tortola Nanny Cay 18°23'52"N 64°38'12"W Nanny Cay Marina + Boat Yard water, power, electric, waste, ice, fuel, grocery, chandlery Dive Shop
BVI Tortola Road Town 18°25'22"N 64°36'42"W Village Cay Marina Provisions and yacht services, restaurants Customs facility, waste, ice, taxis
BVI Tortola Hodges Creek 18°25'27"N 64°34'07"W Hodges Creek Marina Hodges Creek Restaurant and Hotel, Grocery and more restaurants by dinghy or taxi. No public slips. No fuel. Power, water and ice for Dream yacht Charters only. Dive Shop - not tank fills
BVI Tortola Trelis Bay 18°26'48"N 64°32'08"W Trellis Bay Market is open on Fri, Sat, and Sunday Deep Blue (Kevin and G) (284)541-1397 delivery service available for ice and trash
BVI Tortola Cane Garden 18°25'34"N 64°39'26"W Myett’s Cane Garden Bay Restaurant , Bobbys Supermarket, Rhymer's Beach Bar and Restaurant Grocery, Ice, Moorings good (No fuel No Ice)
BVI Norman Island The Indians 18°19'53"N 64°37'43"W Moorings good Reef
BVI Norman Island  The Bight 18°19'04"N 64°36'58"W The Club Moorings good Reef
BVI Norman Island The Caves 18°18'48"N 64°37'26"W Moorings good Snorkel
BVI Peter Island Great Harbour 18°21'21"N 64°34'56"W Willie T's Moorings good
BVI Peter Island Deadmens Bay 18°21'21"N 64°34'13"W Peter Island Yacht Club and Resort are Closed Moorings good
BVI Salt Island MRS Rhone 18°21'46"N 64°31'28"W Moorings good Wreck - Good
BVI Cooper Island Manchineel Bay 18°23'08"N 64°30'46"W Cooper Island Beach Club, Deliverance for provisions/ice/trash: 284-340-8075 Moorings good,
BVI Virgin Gorda The Baths 18°25'49"N 64°26'40"W Poor Mans Bar, Tap of the Baths Moorings good Snorkel
BVI Virgin Gorda Spanish Town 18°26'59"N 64°26'15"W Virgin Gorda Yacht Harour Coco Maya Customs facility, waste, ice, fuel Dive Shop
BVI Virgin Gorda Kodiac Queen Dive Site 18°29'50"N 64°24'55"W Wreck - Good
BVI Virgin Gorda Leverick Bay 18°29'54"N 64°23'11"W Leverick Marina Jumbies Beach Bar, Spa, watersports hire water, power, electric, waste, ice, fuel, grocery,
BVI Virgin Gorda North Sound 18°29'53"N 64°21'45"W Bitter End and Saba Rock are closed Taxis: Sweet Ice Willy (284)544-8073; Nats (284)495-5297 or Ch16
BVI Scrub island Scrub island 18°27'57"N 64°31'26"W Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Restaurant water, power, electric, waste, ice, grocery, chandlery Dive Shop
BVI Anegada Anegada Reef 18°43'27"N 64°22'57"W Loblolly, Anegda Reef Hotel, Anegada Beach Club, Wonkey Dog, Potters by the Sea, Cow Wreck, Lobster Trap,  Neptunes, Whispering Pines taxis, hire vehicle, Snorkel, Watersports
BVI Jost Van Dyke Sandy Cay 18°26'59"N 64°42'34"W Sandy Spit also good Moorings good
BVI Jost Van Dyke Diamond Cay 18°26'58"N 64°43'35"W B-Line Beach Bar, Bubbling pool hike good
BVI Jost Van Dyke Great Harbour 18°26'41"N 64°45'02"W Foxy's Bar, Corsairs Restaurant, North Lattitude:fuel, water & provisions Customs facility Snorkel
BVI Jost Van Dyke White Bay 18°26'35"N 64°45'50"W Soggy Dollar Bar, Hendo's Hideout, Jewels, Gertrude's, Seddy's One Love,  Coco Loco,  Ivan's Snorkel

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Additional info updated 12/15/18 by Terry and Ruth Ross, owners of The Big Dog, a 62′ catamaran that charters in the BVI, helped compile the following report on the current state of the marinas in the BVI.​ ​For more information and to book a charter contact The Big Dog.

Tortola

Cane Carden Bay Dock

Hodges Creek Marina

  • Slips for The Catamaran Company and Dream Yacht Charters only. No public slips.
  • No fuel. Power, water and ice for these companies only.
  • Grocery store in East End, by dinghy or taxi. There are also some restaurants open nearby by taxi.

JY Harbor View Marina 

Kenneth Chalwell Marina 

Manuel Reef Marina

  • ​Slips available.
  • No fuel and no ice. Water is available. Laundry is open.
  • Grocery store is open. Gene’s Bar & Grill is open.

Marina Cay

​Nanny Cay Marina

  • 60 slips currently available, 100 more within the next year.
  • Fuel, water, and ice are available. Laundry is open.
  • Grocery store, dive shop, Captain Mulligan’s Sports Bar , Peg Leg’s Landing and Genaker Cafe are open.

Penns Landing Marina

  • Mooring balls available – includes free wifi and showers.
  • No fuel. Water is available on t-head and ice is available on request.
  • Grocery store in East End, by dinghy or taxi or short walk. Red Rock Restaurant & Bar is open. There are also some other restaurants open nearby by taxi.

Scrub Island Marina

  • Slips available.
  • No fuel. Water and ice are available.
  • Grocery store and dive shop are open. Donovan’s Reef Restaurant , the Gourmet Market & Deli and pool swim up bar are open.

Sopers Hole Marina – Admiral BVI

Sopers Hole Marina – Voyage Yacht Charters

Village Cay Marina

  • No berths available currently.
  • Fuel, water and ice are available.
  • Grocery stores within walking distance. Village Cay Bar & Restaurant and The Pub are open. There are also some other restaurants open nearby within walking distance.

Virgin Gorda

Leverick Bay Marina

Oil Nut Bay Marina

  • ​Fuel is available (for tenders only). Water and ice are available (for boats docking overnight or for the day to visit the Beach Club).
  • Oil Nut Bay Beach Club Restaurant is open.

Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor Marina

  • Slips available.
  • Fuel, water, and ice are available.
  • Grocery stores and restaurants open in Spanish Town (a short walk) including The Bath & Turtle Restaurant. There are also some other restaurants open nearby by dinghy or taxi.

​YCCS Marina

  • Fuel is available. No water or ice.

​Jost Van Dyke

​North Latitude Marina, Great Harbor

  • Mooring balls available.
  • Fuel, water and ice are available.
  • No Grocery. Foxy’s Tamarind Bar is open. There are also some other restaurants open nearby by dinghy or taxi.

​Little Harbour Marina

  • Mooring balls available.
  • Fuel, water and ice are available.
  • No grocery. Abe’s By The Sea restaurant is open.