Table of Contents

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INTRODUCTION

1

THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

5

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

11

PI ANNING THE CRUISE

AIR SERVICE

18

FERRIES

19

CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION

21

CURRENCY

21

PACKING FOR THE CRUISE

21

PROTECTION FROM THE SUN

23

WHAT NOT TO BRING

23

CAR RENTAL

24

TAXI SERVICE

24

PROVISIONS

25

PHOTOGRAPHY

229

CRUISING INFORMATION

NAVIGATION

36

BUOYAGE SYSTEM

38

VIRGIN WEATHER

39

COMMUNICATIONS

41

CLEARING CUS TOMS AND IMMIGRATION

44

WATER SAFETY

45

ANCHORING

47

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

48

TROPICAL FISH POISONING

48

STAR CHARTS

50

FISH TRAPS

52

DIVING AND SNORKELING

PROTECTING THE CORAL REEFS

56

NATIONAL MARINE PARKS

59

DIVING IN THE BVI

62

DIVING IN THE USVI

64

THE ROYAL MAIL STEAMER RHONE

65

DIVE SHOP DIRECTORY

68

THE ANCHORAGES OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

72

JOST VAN DYKE

77

WHITE BAY

77

GREAT HARBOUR

SANDY CAY, GREEN CAY, LITTLE JOST VAN DYKE___80

BREWER'S BAY__84

SOPER'S HOLE/WEST END_ __85

NANNY CAY_89

PROSPECT REEF HARBOUR_ _91

ROAD HARBOUR 95

BAUGHERS BAY 100

AS HORE IN ROAD TOWN 103

EASTERN END OF TORTOLA AND ADJACENT ISLANDS

BRANDYW1NE BAY 106

BUCK ISLAND/FAT HOG'S BAY 110 TRELLIS BAY/BEF.F ISLAND 111 EASTERN TORTOLA_& THE CAMANOE PASSAGES 114 MARINA CAY _117

NORMAN AND PETER ISLANDS

THE BIGHT & THE CAVES/NORMAN ISLAND U8

TREASURE POINT, BENURES BAY, PELICAN ISLAND _ _119

LITTLE HARBOUR. PETER ISLAND 120

GREAT HARBOUR, PETER ISLAND ___120

SPRAT BAY, PETER ISLAND _ __122

SOUTH COAST, PETER ISLAND___124

SALT AND COOPER ISLANDS

SALT ISLAND _ 124

COOPER ISLAND 127

VIRGIN GORDA

SPANISH TOWN/VIRGIN GORDA YACHT HARBOUR 133

SAVANNAH BAY_.135

THE DOG ISLANDS __136

NORTH SOUND 138

ANEGADA 146

THE ANCHORAGES OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 152

CHARLOTTE AMALIE 156

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WATER ISLAND _ 169

HASSEL ISLAND_169

THE LAGOON/JERSEY BAY 171 CHRISTMAS COVh, GREAT ST. JAMES ! 75

RED HOOK __177

CRUZ BAY __182

CANEEL BAY 185

TRUNK BAY/JOHNSON'S REEF 187

LEINSTER BAY 189

CORAL BAY & HURRICANE HOLE 190

ST. CROIX

CHRISTIANSTED 193

BUCK ISLAND 198

GREEN CAY MARINA__199

ST. CROIX YACHT ( LUB/TEAGUE BAY 200

WEST INDIAN GRUB AND GROG 203

FABULOUS ISLAND FRUITS & VEGETABLES _ 209

MEDICAL INFORMATION 215

WINDSURFING _219

FOR THE BIRDS 223

FISHING IN THE VIRGIN WATERS _225

REAL ESTATE INFORMATION 233

VIRGIN ISLANDS DIRECTORY (WITH TELEPHONE NUMBERS) _ 240

QUESTIONNAIRE _ _ _256

ORDER FORM 257

INDEX 259

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS 264

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