Blue Odyssey Vacations- Tortola Alternate Itinerary- Caribbean,Virgin Island Sailing Vacations

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Tortola

Alternate 7 Day Sample Sailing Itinerary

day
Road Town to Cooper Island

6.5 nautical miles. Depart Road Town for Cooper Island, arriving early enough to pick up an overnight mooring ball at Manchoneel Bay. The holding is not good at this anchorage. Dinghy ashore and enjoy the sandy beach, snorkeling and restaurant on the beach.

days 2&3 
Cooper Island to Virgin Gorda

5 nautical miles to Baths, 9 nautical miles to North Sound. Head for Virgin Gorda, stopping at the Baths for a swim and walk through the rock formations, leaving early enough to get up to the North Sound for your next anchorage, possibly stopping at the Dogs to snorkel and have lunch. Once up at the North Sound, there are plenty of overnight mooring balls and anchorages to choose from. Enjoy a variety of restaurants, water sports, diving, snorkeling or even an island tour.

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North Sound to Marina Cay or Trellis Bay

10 nautical miles. There is good snorkeling at either anchorage. Cruisers may be interested in a book called "Our Island" by Rob White, telling how he and his wife built their house, a portion of which still stands on Marina Cay.

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Marina Cay or Trellis Bay to Cane Garden Bay

5.5 nautical miles. Sail down the north side of Tortola to Cane Garden Bay. Dinghy in to enjoy the long sandy beach, waterside restaurants or visit the rum distillery.

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Cane Garden Bay to Great Harbour

11 nautical miles. Sail over to Jost Van Dyke, stopping at Sandy Cay en route. Spend the night at Little Harbor or Great Harbor. Great Harbor is the home of Foxy's, the famous restaurant and beach bar.

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Great Harbor to Norman Island

7 nautical miles. On to Norman Island, the caves and the Indians. Spend the night in The Bight, at anchor or on a mooring ball. Visit the "Willie T" (the William Thornton), a converted lumber schooner that is now a floating restaurant, or go ashore to Pirates Bight beachside.

final morning on day
Return to Road Town

7 nautical miles. Check in by noon.


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