With less than 300 permanent residents, Jost Van Dyke is that idealized destination that everyone imagines when they think of a quiet island in the Caribbean. What better way to experience the gorgeous scenery for the first time than to do it aboard a sail boat as your approach the palm tree lined coast.
If you are just wanting to get out onto the water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Take a look at the chart below to get names and phone numbers for area boating excursions.
|BVI Sea and Land Tours||(284) 541-2369||Jost Van Dyke||Jost Van Dyke|
|Island Surf & Sail||(284) 494-0123||Soper's Hole Wharf & Marina - Frenchman's Cay||Frenchman's Cay|
|Kuralu||(284) 495-4381||West End||Tortola|
|Mystique Charters||(284) 494-0740||Soper's Hole Wharf & Marina - Frenchman's Cay||Frenchman's Cay|
You don't have to sail through international waters to experience the gorgeous waters off the coast of Jost Van Dyke. A collection of local charter companies will allow you to rent a vessel for a few hours to a several days for your own enjoyment. If you don't have the skills to sail yourself, hiring a knowledgeable captain is possible as well.
Envisioning a yacht or boat charter? Check out this chart to help you get in touch with regional charter operators.
|Horizon Yacht Charters||(284) 494-8787||Nanny Cay Marina - Nanny Cay|
|Island Time||(284) 495-9993||Nanny Cay Marina - Nanny Cay|
|King Charters||(284) 494-5820||Nanny Cay Marina - Nanny Cay|
Adventurous travelers might choose to sail a chartered yacht into Jost Van Dyke, where they must first stop in, the island's official port of entry. The Port Authority is responsible for two jetties in , Jetty #1, which has 4.88 meters of depth alongside the jetty, and Jetty #2, which has 1.53 meters of depth alongside the jetty. Jetty #1 is used mainly as a landing area, while Jetty #2 has accommodations to anchor the dinghies of yachts, ferries, and cruise ship tenders.
Once you have gained official access to enter Jost Van Dyke, which can be done by presenting the ship's paperwork as well as passports for each passenger and crew member, plus paid your custom fees which are between $25 and $35(USD) per person per day, you can also anchor at White Bay in Little Harbour, and in .in ,
Thinking about traveling to Jost Van Dyke using a vessel you own, or one you charter in a different location? See the chart that follows for information on nearby marinas.
|(284) 495-9258||Foxy's Taboo Restaurant - Jost Van Dyke||Jost Van Dyke|
|--||Frenchman's Cay||Frenchman's Cay|
|(284) 495-4589||Frenchman's Cay||Frenchman's Cay|
Between the beautiful scenery and the crystalline waters, sailing around Jost Van Dyke is something that is hard to replicate, so don't even try. Plan your own water adventure and you'll have memories to share for years to come.
|Great Harbour - Great Harbour||18.4425771113||-64.7512936592|
|Long Bay - Little Jost Van Dyke||18.4506826981||-64.7237849236|
|Manchioneel Bay - 6.5 mi. (10.4 km) West-Northwest of Road Town||18.4512933371||-64.7107601166|
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