Anchoring at Cane Garden Bay
Cane is pretty crowded during the winter season, but it is a large anchorage, so you are likely to get a mooring if you show up.
Watch out for the large coral formation off the South (goes as far as 400 yards out of the South shore). To make it easy, stay as close to the North shore when coming in as you can. You should see the 2 buoys marking the entrance (this is the BVI, no worries if they are not there). The ideal depth for anchoring is 5m, there are also paid moorings provided.
The main thing to look out for are the gusts coming in between the hills (you are on the leeward side of the island). Also, Cane Garden Bay is a known surfing destination, please consider entering at all during big swells.
There is a dock with fuel and water on the north side.
There is a dinghy dock at Quitos, which is really convenient.
The swimmers’ area runs from Myetts to Quitos along the most popular part of the beach, it is separated by a marking line.
Cane Garden Bay Bars
Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet was written in Myett’s, which is, together with Quito’s, the highlight of the beach. Myett’s tends to patrons looking for a calm Caribbean atmosphere with torches often accompanying dinner. Quito’s is famous for it’s happy hour and a great mix of food/entertainment, where the dinner is accompanied by music. Friday/Saturday nights are famous in Quitos.
A relatively new bar is the Paradise Club and Lounge, with the new but already iconic letters – BVI. Expect live sport events (paralleled only by Cpt. Mulligan’s on the other side of the Island) and modern music revolving around tropical house.
There is a little store right on the beach, Riteway store is at the police station behind Myett’s.
What to do in Cane Garden Bay
Famous for its rich history and the Panty-Dropper rum, Callwood Distillery is a nice stop in Cane Garden Bay during the day.
Stop by for Rum tasting. The rum is produced using the original methods (copper) from 1800’s. Although there were almost 26 distilleries in the BVI at one point, Callwood seems to be the last one. And it’s well worth a visit. Prices are reasonable and you can take a look at the traditional process – pressing the sugar cane using donkeys, copper pots, etc.
bvisupco at Myett’s
The primary attraction is paddle boarding (with smaller swells) with bvisupco, located in front of Myett’s. They also rent floating devicas, body boards (swells), kayaks and other water goodies.
Cane Garden Bay is a world famous surfing location. Warning – you either get nothing or huge 3-6m waves, so if you’re not a pro, go to Capoon’s Bay (rip Bomba Shack).
The break starts at the dock on the North side of Cane Garden Bay.