A casual, sporty island in the British Virgin Islands chain, Jost Van Dyke is best loved as a yachters paradise. There isn't much in the way of cultural attractions here, and activities are geared around hiking and seafaring, but maybe even more popular an activity in bar hopping. The laid back lifestyle on this island is palpable and definitely spills over into all of life's activities.
Don't expect this secluded paradise to have many motorized options. Still, if you are willing to do some peddling, you should have luck finding a bike.
If you are thinking about sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, there is a place that can help make it happen. To read our detailed page about renting a bike or scooter, read this page.
There is not much ot Jost Van Dyke, and this helps make it an ideal diving destination. Clear water and numerous sites of various types, make it a good location for an eclectic diver.
You'll find several dive services and at least 12 different dive sites to choose from. To reach our detailed guide to scuba diving in this area, go to this page.
The shallow waters that surround Jost Van Dyke make it a perfect place for anyone that enjoys shore fishing. However, services avaliable on the island also make it a possible destination for those wanting to head out further offshore for deep sea or sport fishing.
Like to go fishing? You'll be pleased to discover there are 3 charter fishing services in this area. To visit our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, use this link.
Check the following table to see local providers that can enable you to get out on the open water.
|BVI Sea and Land Tours||(284) 541-2369||Central Jost Van Dyke||Jost Van Dyke|
|Day Trips BVI||(284) 340-3434||2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Frenchman's Cay|
|Island Surf & Sail||(284) 494-0123||2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Frenchman's Cay|
|Kuralu||(284) 495-4381||3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Tortola|
|Mystique Charters||(284) 494-0740||2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Frenchman's Cay|
If you'd like to find out about marinas and charter operators go to this article.
You can read this article if you'd like to find out about shopping on Jost Van Dyke.
Sightseeing is also a great activity for anyone visiting Jost Van Dyke. Sights in the area include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts frequently have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Navigate to this extended discussion which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you want to learn more facts.
If you love snorkeling there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so in the waters off the coast of Jost Van Dyke. Click here to visit our guide to local snorkeling opportunities.
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