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The Bight at Norman Island, BVI

One of our more popular anchorages in the British Virgin Islands, this sheltered bay at Norman Island provides an idyllic setting for your first night in the BVI. This anchorage is close to Tortola and just a short distance from most yacht charter bases.

The Bight at Norman Island, BVI
The Bight: Norman Island

There are many mooring balls and your choice of two restaurants! Visit the William Thornton Floating Bar & Restaurant (known as Willy T) for a raucous good time ... or stop in at Pirate's Bight for a more tame, family oriented dining experience.

In our aerial photo above and on your port side when entering The Bight, you can see Kelly's Cove, just south of Water Point. (Center of this picture). This is another great anchorage which is more secluded for those of you who enjoy a little less action! There's only enough room for a few yachts, so get here early if this is your preference.

Soldier Bay is located directly behind Kelly's Cove with Benures Bay (great spot to anchor in the right conditions) situated northeast of Soldier Bay.

William Thornton Floating Bar & Restaurant - Norman Island
William Thornton Floating Bar & Restaurant

Don't let this photo fool you, I purposely took these photographs in the early morning hours so that I could get a picture of the William Thornton without dozens of boats tied off to her!

From lunch time on and throughout the season, its difficult to get a clear photo as there are often dozens of dinghies and day sail boats tied off to her dock which is on the port side of the ship and not seen in this picture. Ewan Anderson (owner of the Willy-T) usually rafts the "Wet Willy" supply boat on the starboard side.

Pirates Bight Restaurant
Pirates Bight Restaurant

Geared more towards family dining than the William Thornton, Pirates Bight offers a remarkably similar menu to Willy T which has always had me stumped ... but then again, the William Thornton has a great menu! At Pirate's you'll find a nice beach with picnic tables and a dinghy dock for your convenience.

Aerial Photo of The Indians near Norman Island
Aerial photo of "The Indians " - near Norman Island

Just a stone's throw from Norman and beside Pelican Island is a wonderful place to snorkel named "The Indians". From a distance, these four tall rock formations look somewhat like an indian headdress! I highly recommend you set aside an hour or two to snorkel or dive here.

While you're at it, leave some time to visit the Caves at Treasure Point before anchoring at The Bight!

A picture is worth a thousand words!

The Caves | William Thornton Bar and Restaurant | Map of Norman Island
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