Blogs from Norman Island, British Virgin Islands, Central America Caribbean


Arrived at Norman Island after a short motor from Cane Gardens Bay on the other side of Tortola. We took up a mooring ball in 'The Bight' close to the shore on the port side of the bay. I snorkled ashore soon after and had a snorkel in the shallows below the cliffs. Then, after lunch we went in the zodi around to Privateer Bay where we snorkeled against the cliffs and into 3 caves. One was quite deep into the cliffs and Phil went all the way to the back, but it was too dark for me. For sundowners we went ashore to the newly built resort for a quick drink, but it was too posh. so we went across to the other side of the bay where the William Thornton or Willy T is ... read more
The Bight - Norman Island

We have spent the last month cruising around the British Virgin Islands. What can we say, we love it here! The bars are fun, the beaches are beautiful, and the water is oh so inviting- turquoise blue and full of fish and turtles and rays. In fact, we try to spend as much time under water as we can and have logged over 20 dives here- awesome! The scuba diving is great in the BVIs and very accessible. All the dive sites are marked with mooring buoys and we can easily dinghy to them from a nearby anchorage. All we have to do is get our gear on, tie up to the buoy, and jump in to explore the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea. Perfect! We got a “top ten list of dives” from one ... read more
Let's Dive!  Let's Dive!
The Baths

The next stop for the Rum Runner was Norman Island, a very famous anchorage in the British Virgin Islands. Famous for the crazy parties aboard the floating pirate ship and bar- the Willie T, famous for the amazing snorkeling at nearby Pelican Island and the Indians (a rock formation just north of the Bight), and most famous for pirate lore and hidden treasures that were found in the caves on the west end of the island. As legend has it, the crew of the Spanish Galleon ship Nuestra Senora de Guadeloupe declared mutiny in the early 1700s. After eliminating the captain, the crew stole 55 chests of silver coins and buried it in the caves on Norman Island. Does the story sound familiar? Well, it should because it was the inspiration for the famous novel “Treasure ... read more
Pirate Caves
The Indians
Organ Pipe Coral

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