Explore Mother Nature's Gift on your own private boat...
There is so much exquisite beauty in our little corner of paradise, but few people that choose to visit on a resort vacation or who come to the British Virgin Islands by cruise ship get to experience what there is beyond the main islands of Tortola or Virgin Gorda.
If you're not a diver or snorkeler and don't want the responsibility of renting a powerboat and putting together your own itinerary, then talk to us about what you'd wish for from a half or full day island hopping adventure and we'll come up with something that you'll be talking about for years to come, with photo opportunities galore to make the folks back home green with envy.
Half-day trips give you the opportunity to explore the many natural sheltered harbours, tiny coves and gorgeous beaches that make our islands so special.
Full day trips can take in lunch at an island restaurant/beach bar or a lively, floating restaurant/bar. Resort guests could even have their resort chef/kitchen prepare them a lunch they can bring along to enjoy on a deserted, white sand beach.
There are so many options to choose from - we have made some suggestions below to whet your appetite...
Virgin Gorda Island Hop
Departing from our base at Fat Hog's Bay we make our way through the cut between Tortola and Beef Islands into the serenity of the mangrove swamp then out through a break in the reef and into the Atlantic Ocean en route for Mountain Point on Virgin Gorda. On the way, we'll pass by the uninhabited islands of West Dog, Great Dog, George Dog and Seal Dogs with their rugged cliffs, sheltered coves and desert-island beaches. From Mountain Point we follow the scenic Virgin Gorda coastline down to beautiful Savannah Bay where we can stop off for a swim in crystal clear waters sheltered by a coral reef. Next stop, the breathtaking Baths - with its giant boulders and amazing grottoes, this rates high on everyone's list of 'must see' BVI destinations. Once ashore, we'll head up to The Top of The Baths restaurant for a delicious island lunch, then stroll down to the beach at Spring Bay from where we can follow the spectacular Baths Trail through to Devil's Bay for another swim or a siesta on the white sand beneath the shade of a palm tree.
East End Island Hop
Departing from our base at Fat Hog's Bay we make our way through the cut between Tortola and Beef Islands into the serenity of the mangrove swamp then out through a break in the reef and into the Atlantic Ocean. White Bay at Guana Island is our first stop, offering pure white sand, azure waters and spectacular views towards the stunning north shore of Tortola. Next, a short hop past the tranquil bays of great Camanoe and the deserted beach of Little Camanoe en route for Marina Cay, a tiny, flower-covered tropical island, ringed by soft white sand and an emerald green lagoon. We can take lunch here on the cool, shady deck at Pusser's Restaurant while we gaze out over the Caribbean Sea towards the islands of Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Round Rock and Ginger. Then a refreshing dip in the lagoon's shallow, lukewarm waters before heading off for our final destination - Cam Bay - for a leisurely stroll along the beach and into the lush tropical forest by the water's edge.
Norman Island & Treasure Point Island Hop
Departing from our base at Fat Hog's Bay or from Village Cay Marina in Road Town, we head out across the Caribbean Sea towards Peter Island with her beautiful harbours and white sandy beaches. From there we make our way to Norman Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's book, "Treasure Island", and the treasure caves where pirate treasure was found some 160 years after it was buried there in 1750. Just a short ride away is the infamous Willy T, a floating bar/restaurant, or Pirates Bight beach bar/restaurant where you can sample some local cuisine. After lunch you can enjoy a swim in calm, shallow water, laze on the beach with a Pina Colada or visit the Indians, four large, jagged rocks jutting up out of the water, for a swim stop and photo opportunity.
These trips can all be adjusted to make them a half-day options