Virgin Gorda has a long coast that is littered with places to dock. From private hotel piers to yacht clubs and marinas, boating and Virgin Gorda go well together. In Addition, the Virgin Islands Chain has plenty of smaller islands scattered among the sea, perfect for excursions and day-trips – which charter companies are happy to offer.
If you merely want to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Want to know more about this option? Check out the chart below to get contact information for area day sailing companies.
|B&B Charters||(284) 496-9341||Leverick Bay Marina - Leverick Bay|
|Island Rydes Boat Charters||(284) 541-3068||3.2 mi. (5.1 km) North-Northeast of Spanish Town|
|La Boheme Charters||(284) 541-4861||Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor - Spanish Town|
|Sea It Clear||(284) 343-9537||Spanish Town|
|Spirit Of Anegada Day Sails||(284) 499-0901||Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor - Spanish Town|
If you're contemplating a boat charter, you can call one of the following firms:
|B&B Charters||(284) 541-9341||B&B Charters - Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|--||3.2 mi. (5.1 km) East of Road Town||Tortola|
|TRC Boat Rentals & Charters||(284) 546-0026||3.9 mi. (6.2 km) East-Northeast of Road Town||Tortola|
|The Moorings BVI||(888) 979-0673||Road Town||Tortola|
Throughout the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands serves as one of the top yachting destinations. Each year sailors arrive in droves, typically stopping at some of the smaller out islands that are only accessible by watercraft. People who plan to explore these little islets and cayes will find Virgin Gorda to be a great home base, particularly because the North Sound is home to numerous islets like Prickly Pear National Park, Saba Rock, and . Just out from the west coast of the island sailors will also encounter a small group is islets called “the Dogs.”
When you arrive on Virgin Gorda you will first stop at, which has only recently been declared an official Port of Entry for the British Virgin Islands. All vessels are required to immediately clear in, and if you arrive after hours you'll need to fly your yellow "Q" flag and simply wait offshore until an official is available. If you call ahead, you may be able to arrange for an after hours inspection. When you do meet with an official you'll need to present the ships papers as well as a passport for each passenger and crew member. U.S. and Canadian citizens only need a notorized copy of their birth certificate to enter, but in order to return to either country a passport will be necessary.
From there, you have many choices regarding where you'll dock your boat. The Spanish Town is particularly popular because of its wide range of facilities. , Vixen Point, and the in offer anchorages, as does which is Northeast of .in
Do you plan to travel to Virgin Gorda using your own vessel, or a charter from a different area? This next chart lists area marinas.
|(800) 223-1108||Oil Nut Bay|
|(800) 872-2392||Oil Nut Bay|
|(284) 495-7421||Leverick Bay Resort & Marina - Santu Patia|
|(284) 494-2745||Bitter End Yacht Club - Oil Nut Bay|
|(284) 495-5500||Spanish Town|
|(284) 393-2000||5.6 mi. (9.0 km) Northeast of Spanish Town|
|Dog Bay - 4.0 mi. (6.4 km) Northeast of Spanish Town||18.4816752606||-64.3840456009|
|Bakers Bay - 4.5 mi. (7.2 km) Northeast of Spanish Town||18.4918408474||-64.3819856644|
|Pond Bay - 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) Northeast of Spanish Town||18.4689757697||-64.4155454636|
|Robins Bay - 5.1 mi. (8.3 km) Northeast of Spanish Town||18.4919222465||-64.3694114685|
|Malone Bay - 4.5 mi. (7.3 km) Northeast of Spanish Town||18.4985561456||-64.388422966|
|Little Bay - 5.5 mi. (8.8 km) Northeast of Spanish Town||18.4932042777||-64.3639612198|
|Cow Bay - Mosquito Island||18.5058816152||-64.3987226486|
|Prickly Pear National Park - Prickly Pear Island||18.5085921411||-64.3720185757|
|Vixen Point - Prickly Pear Island||18.5030735617||-64.3601846695|
|South Bay - Mosquito Island||18.5117765367||-64.390193224|
|Eustatia Sound - Prickly Pear Island||18.5096603971||-64.3619227383|
|St Thomas Bay - Spanish Town||18.4487752893||-64.4405651093|
Throughout the waters surrounding Virgin Gorda there are so many unique spots to explore that at the very least a day sail with a local charter company is highly recommended. Still, if you've got the skills to captain your own vessel, a sail to this destination is certainly one to consider.
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