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St.Thomas Bay (Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour)

Posted by Rebekah on April 23, 2018
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Navigation

Be careful when coming from the North, making sure you give Colison Point a wide berth. There’s reefs awash up to 100 meters off the coast, supposedly marked by a buoy. In good weather, you can anchor in the lee of Colison Point, but please leave the access channel clear. The ferries dock at the pier in the Northeast corner of the bay. To reach the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Marina (VHF 16/11) follow the dredged channel through the barrier reef. The reef comes from the bay’s South point. Enter Westward aiming for the first buoys you see. It marks the beginning of the buoys channel. The channel isn’t very wide especially for multihulls and has two sharp bends (doglegs).

Photo Credit: Mark Goebel @ Flickr

General and Useful Information

Courtesy of Paul Moore at Youtube

The Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour is the focal point of shopping and boating activity on the south end of the island. It is located in the middle of Spanish Town, also known as “The Valley”.

You’ll find a boatyard on the south side of the marina with a 70 ton travel lift, many specialty services and a chandlery (a retail dealer that sells supplies and equipments) with a full line of marine equipment and accessories. If you choose to stop here, why not take a tour of the island by taxi or hire a car. There’s also easy access to the airstrip if you’re leaving.

Restaurants and Amenities

Bath and Turtle

Serves stuffed sandwiches, homemade pizzas, pastas and daily specials. This is the happening spot on Virgin Gorda with live music every Wednesdays and Friday nights.

Chez Bamboo

A 5 minute walk from Yacht Harbour, this Caribbean restaurant serves gumbo, tapas, lobster and dessert. There’s live music Friday nights.

Bucks Food Market

Carries a great variety of produce, alcoholic beverages and canned goods.

Wine Cellar and Bakery

Offers bread, muffins, cookies, and sandwiches plus sodas to go.

Courtesy of mdrobtx at Youtube

Activities

Courtesy of DIVEBVI on Youtube

For divers, there’s a Dive BVI shop that provides daily tours and dives from the Yacht Harbour.

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