Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
Don't be fooled by the size of Jost Van Dyke. Despite being the
smallest of the three major British Virgin Islands, Jost more than
holds its own in terms of beautiful anchorages and things to
see and do. The north side, however, is a steep and inhospitable
shore, leaving yachtsmen the abbreviated shoreline of the south
on which to concentrate their efforts.
Approach is easy, with wide open vistas and deep waters right
up to the land in many places. Most anchorages are well-marked,
and visual cues are easy to spot from 1/2 mile or more.
Jost is an excellent place to clear into the BVI, with a customs
house in Great Harbour that is both charming and usually uncrowded.
Other anchorages along the south side offer great pickings for
views, beach bars, and idyllic tropical solitude. Click on the
chart below to take a closer look at some of our favorites.