and Caves Full Day Charter
those who want one of the premier snorkel spots of the Virgin
Islands Norman Island with it's Treasure Caves, the BVI marine
Sanctuary and the Indians rock pinnacle snorkeling is a fabulous
choice of itinerary.
depart St John at 8:30 for a 45 min ride North to Jost Van Dyke
for Customs clearance and a peak at the lovely, little West
Indian village. Clearing Customs requires passports and customs
paperwork to be filled out in advance along with $45 Cash Per
Person for Customs. A 45 min ride East along Tortolla's south
side and up the Sir Francis drake Channel (also known as Pirate's
Alley for all the many ships that passed through). The Channel
is lined with islands named for the infamous English Pirates
that preyed on cargo ships and plundered the many wrecks on
the treacherous Anegada reefs.
you are ready for some snorkeling you can get your fill at the
"Indians" BVI marine park- touted as among the best
the BVI has to offer. After you've had your fill of real life
"Imax" visions of fish and coral you can rest aboard
while we head into Bite Bay on Norman Island for lunch on board
(if you packed your own) or hit the white sand beach at "Pirate's
Beach Bar and Restaurant" and inquire about the 1750's
Treasure Coins recovered on the island.
you've had your beachside lunch we can decide whether to stop
at the "Willy T" floating bar (an old ship anchored
in the bay) or opt for one of several other snorkel sites like
the Treasure Caves, Pelican Island or Bite Bay Point.
begin our return voyage around 2:30 heading for US Customs via
a scenic shoreline cruise of St. John arriving around 3:30,
hopefully clearing customs by 4 and returning to Great Cruz
Bay after a memorable pirates passage excursion!
note that we can combine parts of the Jost trip with this Indians/Cave
excursion for a customized itinerary-- just keep in mind that
the days pace may not be as casual the more you try to fit into