Little harbour lies just to the east of the Great Harbor. The anchorage is quite easy to navigate for BVI charter yachts, as it is small and well protected. The marked channel with red and green buoys at the entrance will guide you directly to the harbour. The inside depth is 8-10m. while steering your charter yacht, you just need to be mindful of the shoals on both sides of the harbour, other than that passage through it is relatively easier than most. A big portion of the bay is associated with paid moorings, which is managed by the restaurants (VHF16).
Little Harbour is a lobster haven. Apart from its scenic view and charming atmosphere, it has three of the best restaurants of Jost Van Dyke, and all of them specialize in lobster. The anchorage has about 20 mooring balls for charter yachts and a few good spots for snorkeling. Both Abe’s and Harris’ place, have 10 moorings each and both of them monitor channel 16. Bear in mind that the best sheltered anchorage for BVI yacht charter vessels is in the north east.
What to do in Little Harbour?
Little Harbour is usually less crowded as there is barely any beach. This is, however, a great place for overnight anchorage with some of the best restaurants around.
Restaurant and Amenities
Harris’ Place is located on the western side of the bay. This place serves some of the greatest meals and a delightful dining experience. The lobster bisque will tantalize your taste buds.
Sidney’s Peace & Love Restaurant
Sidney’s Peace & Love Restaurant is right next to Harris’ Place. They specialize in serving fresh lobster, conch, shrimp and fish. They also serve various chicken dishes and are very willing to serve vegans and vegetarians. Dockside dining is another one of their specialties. The bar follows an honor system, so you will have to serve yourself.
The walls of this place are covered in graffiti and the ceiling is decorated with T-shirts left by diners as a token of appreciation and respect to Sidney’s Peace and Love. Before you decide to leave one yourself, pick up a t-shirt from the gift shop that is just around the corner.
Abe’s by the Sea Restaurant
Abe’s by the Sea restaurant is located on the eastern shore and like the others, their speciality is lobster dinners. They also serve amazing West Indian meals and they cook ribs better than most. When you are there, make sure you try their key lime pie. The restaurant is neat and tidy, and they can serve up to 70 people.
Abe also offers a variety of other services such as taxi service and car rental service. They provide dinghy rentals as well. Abe’s by the Sea, along with the other two restaurants get tons of yacht charter visits due to their amazing food and services.
Places of Interest
You will cherish the serenity and the beauty of this place until you decide to be here again.