Maps of Norman, Peter & Cooper Island - BVI
Map of Norman Island
Home to the ever popular, William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant (affectionately known as the Willy -T), the Bight at Norman Island is a favourite bareboat anchorage and is often the first stop on many charter itineraries. There are at least 60 moorings in the bight, but it is also possible to anchor.
If you are a hiking enthusiast, there is a rather challenging trail which begins just behind Pirates Bight restaurant.
There is great snorkeling at the Caves, made famous in R.L. Stevenson's novel, Treasure Isle ... hence the name "Treasure Point". The Caves are wonderful place to explore and are accessible by dinghy from The Bight. A stone's throw away are the Indians which is a "must do" spot to dive or snorkel.
Map of Peter Island
Peter Island Resort is one of the finest in the Caribbean and although pricey ... the restaurant at Dead Man's Bay is terrific!
At Sprat Bay, you can refuel if necessary, pick up ice and there is also a full service dive center operated by Randy Kiel of Paradise Watersports. If you want to dive the wreck of the Rhone but would like a real pro to take you ... look for Randy!
There are a couple of little known anchorages on Peter Island which, depending upon weather conditions, are very pleasant for an overnight stop. Please don't plan to overnight at Dead Man's Bay. Despite rumours to the contrary, this is not an ideal anchorage.
Many bareboat charter guests have found themselves wakened in the middle of the night by ground swells and/or wind shifts in Deadman's Bay, Peter Island. The wind and swells in this area can change without warning and unless you want to post someone on deck all night to make sure your anchor doesn't drag, I highly recommend choosing a different anchorage.
Map of Salt & Cooper Island
Aside from being an underwater Park, the wreck of the Rhone, located on the south western shore of Salt Island, is one of the most popular BVI dive sites. Several NPT moorings are available at the dive site or you may pick up a mooring ball at Lee Bay. No anchoring is permitted in any of the National Parks.
Manchioneel Bay at Cooper Island is a tricky anchorage and we strongly suggest that you not plan to stay overnight if there aren't any mooring balls available. There are approximately 40 mooring balls at Cooper Island which you pay for at Cooper Island Beach Club bar which offers a very nice open air restaurant and bar as well as good snorkeling at Cistern Point. Cooper Island is certainly worth a stop. Plan to get there early in order to get a mooring ball.
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