Anegada Day Trip
Join us for a fun and relaxing day trip to the gorgeous blue waters and sandy beaches of Loblolly Bay on Anegada. We will whisk you off to Anegada aboard our fast catamaran, Sea Lion, and let you relax on one of the finest beaches in the world! You will enjoy a day of fun, sun and relaxation at Loblolly Bay on the famous North Shore of Anegada. A must-do is lunch and drinks at The Big Bamboo, Loblolly’s famous restaurant. Conch fritters and Anegada lobster are our favorites!
Once known as the entrance to the Caribbean, Anegada is the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands which form part of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands. It lies approximately 15 miles (24 km) north of Virgin Gorda. Anegada is the only inhabited British Virgin Island formed from coral and limestone, rather than being of volcanic origin. While the other islands are mountainous, Anegada is flat and low. Its highest point is only about 28 feet (8.5 m) above sea level, earning it the name which translates as “the drowned land.” At about 15 square miles (38 square kilometers), Anegada is the second largest of the British Virgin Islands, but it is also the most sparsely populated of the main islands (population roughly 200). Most of the population on Anegada live in the main town, The Settlement.
Anegada is also known for miles of white sand beaches, the large salt ponds which cover much of the west end of the island, and unique fauna. In the 1830s, thousands of Caribbean Flamingos lived in these ponds, but they were hunted for food and feathers throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries and disappeared by 1950. They are now being re-established into the ponds. The birds are another tourist draw, but officials are trying to keep the number of visitors to the flamingo areas at a level that allows the birds to flourish. Other rare or endangered animals include the Anegada rock iguana and several species of turtles. Conch, Caribbean lobster, and many fishes can be found near Anegada, particularly in the deep waters off the North Drop to the north of the island.
The reef adjacent to the Settlement used to be one of the more fertile conch grounds in the Caribbean, but overfishing has wiped out the conch population at the site. Visitors to the settlement are greeted by the sight of mountains of empty conch shells on the shore when they arrive.
On the way to the beach you may even get to see the famous pink flamingoes that reside near the salt ponds or the elusive Anegada Island Iguana! We offer a guided snorkel tour for those interested in learning more about the underwater wonders by visiting many secret spots. You may see turtles, nurse sharks and various other reef creatures including the famous Anegada lobster!
|Price:||$90 Adult; $65 Child (10 and under)|
|Includes:||Experienced staff leading guided tours, snorkeling gear, land/sea travel, snacks & drinks onboard the boat, assistance with snorkeling|
|Not included:||Lunch at Loblolly Bay|
|When:||Wednesdays (Scrub Island) and Fridays (Virgin Gorda)|
|Where:||VG Yacht Harbour, Little Dix Bay, Leverick Bay, Bitter End|
|Duration:||Pick-up starts at 8:30 am with returns at 4:15 pm|
|Other:||Min. of 8 guests required, subject to weather|
|Activities may include:||Snorkeling and swimming. Fish, reef creature & coral identification. Fun in the Sun|
Reservations Required — Please call 1-800-848-7078 to book your trip or email us to check availability.