Great Camanoe Island

Great Camanoe Island, BVI

Great Camanoe British Virgin Islands is a small island located just north of Beef Island and northeast of Tortola. It is primarily a residential island that is divided into two distinct residential communities: Indigo Plantation and The Privateers, both located on the southern half of the island. The community of Indigo Plantation consists of privately owned homes. They have their own road system and a small marina. In general, homeowners use golf carts to get around. The Privateers bay community is located on the Scrub island side of Great Camanoe Island.

This small island does not offer commercial ventures like restaurants or other businesses. But you and your family will enjoy the beach for sunbathing and picnics. Cam Bay is a fabulous area for swimming and snorkeling. The bay boasts an incredible variety of reef fish as well as several seagrass beds which are favored by turtles.


The weather on Great Camanoe is predictably warm to hot and humid, just like the rest of the British Virgin Islands. There is not much shade so be certain to bring a beach umbrella and plenty of sunscreen when visiting the beach.

Places to See and Things to Do

  • Access to the island is by boat only. Across from Great Camanoe are the islands of Marina Cay and Scrub Island where there are restaurants, bars, and entertainment during the season.
  • When moored off Marina Cay you can kayak or snorkel along Great Camanoe’s shoreline and around Marina Cay.
  • The calm waters of Cam Bay, part of the BVI National Parks, are excellent for snorkeling along its protective reef.

Marinas and Anchorages

  • Lee Bay – West Coast of Great Camanoe. Although there are no mooring balls, you can anchor here overnight and enjoy the beautiful breeze. The shoreline here is rocky and it is fun to use the dinghy from here to Cam Bay.
  • Cam Bay– East Coast of Great Camanoe British Virgin Islands across from Lee Bay.

Great Camanoe Island MAP

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