Boating and Sailing Near Anegada

It takes a skilled captain to sail through Anegada's waters

Photo credit: © Alan Wolf

In recent years Anegada has exploded as a popular destination amongst pleasure sailors. Where once it was dangerous to navigate amongst the reef, advances in GPS and sailing technology has allowed yachters to make the highly sought after journey across the sea.

Still, it is important to use caution as you sail toward Anegada. The reefs have claimed over 150 boats over the years, and you don't want your vessel to be the next one to go aground. If you are chartering yacht from within the Virgin Islands, many companies will require that you have a hired captain who has made the trek previously. Regardless of who is at the helm, it is recommended that you sail in around noon for optimal lighting as you try and spot the reef. One other tip to keep in mind: if you'll be visiting Anegada for several days, make sure to bring lots of bottled water, as there is no fresh water available on the island.

Considering the option of chartering a yacht or boat? View this next table to call area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location Island
B&B Charters (284) 541-9341 B&B Charters - Leverick Bay Virgin Gorda


While there are no marinas or yacht clubs on Anegada, there are a few places to dock. Including Neptune's Treasure Restaurant and the Anegada Reef Hotel at Pomato Point. Keep in mind also that moorings around the island run about seven to eight feet deep.

Anegada is not an official port of entry. If your trip takes you from international waters, your first stop will have to be to Tortola where there are ports at Soper's Hole Wharf & Marina, West End and Road Harbour on Tortola, Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke, or Gun Creek Ferry Dock on Virgin Gorda. At these locations, you'll present the ship's papers as well as a passport for each passenger and crew member and pay the custom's fees of $25 to $35(USD) per person per day.

As time goes by, Anegada will only continue to become a more popular destination amongst yachters in the British Virgin Islands, so if you're planning to visit aboard your own private yacht, now is the time.

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Lower Bay - Anegada 18.7134820631 -64.315713644
Cow Wreck Bay - Anegada 18.7233893856 -64.3846786022
Pomato Point - Anegada 18.7268280231 -64.4036364555

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