• Rick McMurrayRick McMurray on Jost Van Dyke, Little Jost Van DykeDiamond Cay JVD - 3 balls available as of 3 pm (there is a 4th but missing pennant).
  • BVI Mariner AdminBVI Mariner Admin on Virgin Gorda, Prickly PearThank you for your valuable comment Orion! The Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear anchorage page has been updated to show the presence of 8 mooring balls per your observation. Thanks again for contributing to BVI Mariner!
  • BVI Mariner AdminBVI Mariner Admin on Guana Island, White BayThank you for your valuable comment Orion! The Guana Island, White Bay anchorage page has been updated to show the presence of 11 mooring balls per your observation. Thanks again for contributing to BVI Mariner!
  • Mark WelshOrion on Guana Island, White BayThere are presently 11 mooring balls located in White Bay with a rather large spacing between each. The (Orange) moorings in the Northern corner of the Bay are private. Fee was $30, collected by Guana Island Hotel Corp. *** NOTE: One of the balls near the middle of the field was labeled "Do not use in high winds or waves, 35' max." *** Upon arrival @ 2:30 pm, 1 was occupied and 10 open. We were later joined by 3 other vessels, still leaving 6 moorings open for the night. The sun setting over Jost Van Dyke makes for a great dinner backdrop. A light but consistent breeze made for a comfortable night sleep with the hatches open.
  • Wes TurtonWes Turton on Anegada, Setting PointArrived at Anegada at 11;45am. Still a couple balls available. during afternoon, 10-15 boats seemed to be anchored adjacent to mooring field.
  • Mark WelshOrion on Cooper Island, Manchioneel BayPerformed a dinghy count of mooring balls and got 39 so confirms BVI Mariner data. At noon only 10 balls occupied. Visibility and variety of sea life at Cistern Point was impressive.
  • Mark WelshOrion on Peter Island MarinaMarina and resort are excellent and staff are extremely friendly. Jackson will assist you with lines and always a smile. Pool deck overlooking Sir Francis Drake Channel is very special and the semi-outdoor shower facilities are a refreshing change from a (conserve the water) boat shower. $2.00 per foot dockage fee (up to 50' in May) plus $75 shore power. Free WiFi. Fuel and water available.
  • Kim ScottKim Scott on Virgin Gorda, Leverick BayLeverick Bay pretty quiet over the weekend and only half balls taken Monday night . A few boats at the dock . Poker run stage is up over the pool . Boats will be arriving Friday ... All very exciting talked with our neighbor at the dock and he said things are extremely busy around . No balls left at cooper . Have plans B and C
  • Mark WelshOrion on Peter Island, Sprat Bay6:00 pm and all moorings available in Sprat Bay ... very rare. Fees are $65.
  • Mark WelshOrion on Virgin Gorda, Prickly PearDid not stay at this anchorage, but observed 8 well spaced mooring balls (with 1 being used) on way to Bitter End Yacht Club at 13:00.
  • Wes TurtonWes Turton on Cooper Island, Manchioneel BayArrived by 12:30 Pm (Monday) and about 1/3-1/2 of balls open. By 3pm, all balls were taken. However as "day trip" boat left at approximately 3:30 giving 1 lucky late comer a ball. Talked to day trip captain and they frequent here... Note to self: "Look for vesessls advertising "day trip" on sail cover... they may be on your ball. Diving at point was nice.
  • Mark WelshOrion on Virgin Gorda, Bitter End Yacht ClubHave not experienced crowds anywhere this week and BEYC was no exception. Half the expansive mooring field available at 13:00 and more than a dozen balls still free at dusk. Hiked Guys Trail (map attached) ... outstanding views. Little to no sargassum grass (certainly no smell) in the sound even though rather large patches were noticed in the SFD channel. BEYC mooring fee was $35.
  • Mark WelshOrion on Norman Island, The BightHalf the mooring field available this beautiful Sunday afternoon at approximately 15:00. Choose a spot along the Northern shore in 23' of water and snorkeled the mooring ground tackle ... all looks sound. Last vessel I saw arrive was at 18:15 and they found one of the last mooring balls ... pretty much full for the night. Mooring fee was $30.
  • Mark WelshOrion on Norman Island, The BightArrived at The Indians at 09:15 and lucky enough to find just one mooring free. Counted 9 mooring balls total. Witnessed one vessel leave and another vessel grabbed his spot immediately. Great snorkel with excellent visibility. I do not believe most mariners are complying with the 90 minute limit on National Parks Moorings, unfortunately.
  • Tim RimmerTim Rimmer on Norman Island, The BightEasy motor to Norman Tuesday afternoon. Open mooring field. Woke to more wind, boat rocking a bit on mooring. Great dinner last night at the club. Recommend the ox tail raviolis.
  • Linda RichardsonLinda Richardson on Tortola, Cane Garden BayWe are in Cane Garden right now(Sunday night) . There are about 8-10 empty balls. Last night at Norman, it was about 3/4 full. Willie T's was crazy!!
  • Julie StricklandJulie Strickland on Peter Island, Sprat BayEnjoyed our stay on the dock on 4/24 so much we decided to try to grab a ball here. Arrived at 10:00 am and 2 of the 3 balls were available. NOTE: There are actually 4 balls, but both times we were here, the innermost ball appears to be taken permanently by a small fishing boat. The next ball inside - we were showing less than a foot of water underneath us so we opted for the first ball in the anchorage (closest to the open water). By evening, the other ball opened and we were the only ones in for the night. It's beautiful, however, that night it seemed like the little bay became a washing machine! Swung on the ball all night long. Ball was $65/night. Highly recommend the beach bar - beautiful views and great food and service. We were told we could use the white loungers on the beach (not the wicker cushioned ones). Again, great outdoor showers by the docks.
  • Julie StricklandJulie Strickland on Jost Van Dyke, White BayArrived mid-morning - picked up a ball between Hendo's and Ivans. We counted 9 mooring balls, with 1 left at 1:00 pm. Waters & swell were calm so we ended up over nighting here without any problems. Hendo's Hideout is a fantastic addition to the White Bay bars/restaurants. Great food & service!
  • Julie StricklandJulie Strickland on Peter Island, Sprat BayArrived late afternoon with a slip reservation made prior. Cats are too big for slips, so you'll dock alongside the main dock. Slip is $125/night + $70 for shore power. Ice, water & garbage are extra. Beautiful small marina - wonderful, large, outdoor rock showers are close to the dock for marina use. Great restaurants - particularly enjoyed the beach side restaurant for lunch.
  • Julie StricklandJulie Strickland on Anegada, Setting PointArrived at about 10:30 am from Leverick; mooring field about 1/2 full. Moored in front of Wonky Dog. Taxi to Cow Wreck - best beach bar ever! Used L&M Taxi - Lauren picked us up in an open air truck. Dinner at Wonky Dog - amazing as usual. New bartender Aaron is a great addition.
  • Julie StricklandJulie Strickland on Virgin Gorda, Leverick BayReserved a slip ahead of arrival. Radio in for slip location. Dock hands are great at getting you in! Good store for provisioning. Slip is $35 (TTOL rate) + $20 for shore power; includes free water & a bag of ice. Additional ice is $3.50/bag. There are a few taxis waiting by the office; we took one to Hog Heaven for lunch. Saba Rock water taxi picks up at 4:35 to take you to Saba for tarpon feeding. Can get a return trip as well; ride is free, just tip the driver.
  • Julie StricklandJulie Strickland on Cooper Island, Manchioneel BayArrived at 11:30 on Friday 4/21 - all balls taken. Spent 2 hours dinghying around the mooring field trying to find an open ball. Finally connected with the guy collecting mooring fees near Cistern Point and he pointed us toward a boat that was leaving. Crazy! Dinner at Cooper Island Beach Club was ok - lunch sitting on the cushioned chairs under the umbrellas was better. Love the rum bar and they have a small shop with dive/snorkel equipment.
  • Julie StricklandJulie Strickland on Norman Island, The BightArrived at about 12:00 noon; lots of balls available. Dinner at Pirate's Bight - food just so so, service not to great. Like the anchorage - great location for snorkeling the caves, but would dinner aboard next time.
  • BVI Mariner AdminBVI Mariner Admin on Anegada, Setting PointThank you for your valuable comment Kim! The Anegada, Setting Point anchorage page has been updated to show the presence of 30 mooring balls per your observation. Thanks again for contributing to BVI Mariner!
  • Kim ScottKim Scott on Anegada, Setting PointJust returned from two glorious nights on Anegada . Anchorage full both nights. Counted approximately 30 balls. Also 15-20 other boats at anchor.....totally windless two days ....did an island beach crawl with my girl Bridget.....best day ever. Cow wreck very quiet. Belle her usual gracious self. lamb shank at Wonkey dog was amazing....wow Peter can cook
  • Kim ScottKim Scott on Virgin Gorda, Leverick BayLeverick bay totally awesome last night... All balls full and at least 10 boats anchored behind the mooring field . Beans show so much fun . Get here early if you want a ball . Dock jammed too .. Best place in BVI
  • BVI Mariner AdminBVI Mariner Admin on Guana Island, White BayThank you for your valuable comment Baard! The White Bay, Guana Island anchorage page has been updated to show the presence of 15 mooring balls per your observation. Thanks again for contributing to BVI Mariner!
  • Baard Johansen on Guana Island, White Bay15 public mooring balls in early Dec 2016. Scenic anchorage with sundowner views. Uncomfortable with any northerly swell. Susceptible to gusty winds coming down the hillside and around the island.
  • Mike on Jost Van Dyke, White BayArrived today at White Bay on Jost, it's still a little bumpy in here but not too bad. It looks like people are getting back out again after the winds. Free Bird
  • BVI Mariner AdminBVI Mariner Admin on Tortola, Cane Garden BayThank you for your valuable comment Laura! The Cane Garden Bay anchorage page has been updated to show the presence of laundry services as well as a link to the Columbus Sunset Variety Store.
  • Bruce on Tortola, Cane Garden BayFurther info on CGB. Bobbys has finally restocked the store,better than I've seen it in quite some time. 2 laundromats here, one at Rhymers and the other behind Bobbys. On Saturdays, "in season" look for the streetside bbq stand across from Rhymers. Best local food you will find $10-12 gets enough for 2. Get there before 3 or miss out. As Laura said, Columbus Sunset Bar has a wide assortment of goods and probably the best liquor prices in the bay. Worth the visit. Just walk up beach and take the path by cemetery. Usually plenty of space to anchor on the western end of the bay. Usually much quieter, no music blasting directly at you. Fuel dock has gas,diesel and water. Note: If waves are breaking on the point and also the reef, you usually won't be landing a dinghy anywhere in the bay. Watched a lot of boats come in and try last week. Friday and Sunday nights, Elm is the place to be for dinner and music in season. Reservations a really good idea.
  • Karyn WardKaryn W on Virgin Gorda, Leverick BayObserved 12+ open moorings (Saturday night) while having dinner at Hog Heaven. $35 / night (TTOL price) plus $20 elec (1 x 50 amp). Made a reservation beforehand but it looked like they still might have had open space.
  • Karyn WardKaryn W on Tortola, Cane Garden BayTraveled by taxi - Left at 3pm and approx 6+ mooring were still available.
  • Laura Redding on Tortola, Cane Garden BayA few CGB items not listed. There is a small laundromat in the back of Rhymers (the pink hotel and back on the roadside) you can pay and do your laundry or the ladies that run the hotel/restaurant will do it for you for a fee. Also, Rose's Columbus Sunset apartments have a little bar with a store next to it that you can literally find anything in like wd40, beer etc This is down by the cemetery and across the road from the beach side (cemetery is on the beach side) ...here is a description from their site ... * Columbus Sunset Variety Store- Here you will find just about everything and more just under one roof. We carry the largest wine and spirit selection, as well as tobacco products, toiletries, pharmaceuticals, personal care and hygiene, souvenirs, beach accessories, automotive, grocery and hardware just to name a few. http://sunsetvacationapartments.com/Amenities/tabid/89/Default.aspx
  • Karyn WardKaryn Ward on Marina CayArrived 11am to find plenty of moorings available - filled at 4pm. Strong NE/NNE wind made the area choppy along with boat wake (ferry, passing boats etc). Store had a variety of provisioning items. Dignhied to Trellis Bay for music at night (not recommended) due to the channel being rough. Spotted "Orion" getting water and later overnighting on a mooring. Snorkeled across from Scrub Island (tie up to dinghy line) and saw a variety of fish. Overall nice spot to stay but not the groups favorite. Mooring ball was $30.
  • Mark WelshSteve on Virgin Gorda, Bitter End Yacht ClubIf you take a mooring near the Fat Virgin remember that Biras Creek is now closed. Access is forbidden and marked plainly with many signs. The docks at Biras Creek are in long term use but there is no where to go, other than to the Fat Virgin. The trail from the Bitter End to Biras Creek (Mangrove Trail) is also closed at the Bitter End and is marked closed at the Biras Creek end. Guy’s Trail at the Bitter End is open with a sign at the top saying the trail down to Biras Creek is closed (that trail is getting overgrown as is the Mangrove Trail). The roads and trails going to and around Oil Nut Bay are still spectacular though 🙂
  • Mark WelshMark W on Jost Van Dyke, Great HarbourBusy anchorage with approximately 5 mooring balls available upon arrival at 12:30 pm. A couple smaller cruise ships just outside the harbour. We took a taxi from over to White Bay for $5 per head (each way). By the end of the day, there were easily a dozen vessels anchored outside the mooring field.
  • Mark WelshMark W on Marina CayAlthough we stayed at Scrub Island for the evening, we captured this shot of the Marina Cay mooring field by drone. Quite full at 2:00 pm.
  • Mark WelshMark W on Norman Island, The BightCaptured this aerial shot of the Eastern corner of The Bight during a quick stop around 11:30 am shortly after snorkeling the Caves. Willy-T's opened at noon and was full-on party by 1:00 pm.
  • Mark WelshMark W on Virgin Gorda, Leverick BayArrived at Leverick Bay early and more than half of the mooring field was available. I took a dinghy ride and later counted 27 balls in total. There is an attractively located ball in the NW corner of the field but it is marked private and rescue … faded yellow color was not obvious at first. By 2:30, I counted 5 balls free. When I looked again at 4:00 they were at capacity. Michael Bean was performing and many tables reserved so assuming this contributed to a full anchorage.
  • Mark WelshMark W on Virgin Gorda, Saba RockArrived at anchorage very early as we were just motoring over from Leverick Bay to pick-up guests flying into Virgin Gorda. Most of the mooring balls were filled with guests from the previous night, but they soon started to scatter. We selected a ball to the right of the channel heading toward Eustatia Sound and it was perfect ... easy access to Saba and just off BEYC's swimming beach so you could literally swim to shore. Occasional traffic with boats taking the channel to/from Oil Nut Bay, but not annoying. Actually, this was a BEYC ball, but located very close to Saba. The balls to the Northwest of the Eustatia Sound channel are managed by Saba Rock.
  • Mark WelshMark W on Peter Island, Sprat BayChances of finding a mooring ball are slim given there were only 4 observed, but Peter Island Resort is lovely and well worth the price of a slip. Dock-master Jackson was very helpful. Water is pricey at $0.50 per gallon. If you need to get underway early the next morning, make sure you have assistance on-board as dock staff don't start until 9:00 am. Very peaceful anchorage.