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Re: Best first night anchorage on Tortola
Originally Posted by strandedsooner
I am headed out April 20th for a week charter in the BVI with MarineMax. My wife and I will take off saturday afternoon and we have another couple that will be taking the 4:15 shuttle from St Thomas to tortola so won't be there until late. I'd like to find a great anchorage somewhere on Tortola that would be convenient for them to reach by taxi but also fun for our first night on the boat. The only place I have experience with on Tortola is Soper's Hole and that would probably work fine but was curious what other's thought. I know some of the anchorages esp on the north side can get dodgy depending on the weather and sea state. I guess I'm looking for fun but also well protected. Trellis seemed like maybe a good option. Any opinions or information would be appreciated.
Try the southeast corner of Great Harbor on Peter Island, (roughly 18.21.43 N 64.34.86 W), south, across Sir Frances Drake Channel, from Road Town, Tortola. You'll like it.
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