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The Indians, four rocky pinnacles
The Indians

In the British Virgin Islands, Norman Island is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson used as the model for Treasure Island. This 600-acre uninhabited island is steeped in stories of pirate treasure and has been a popular stop for sailors looking for treasure and adventure of all kinds.

Just off Norman Island is The Indians. These giant rock formations look similar to an Indian headdress and make good snorkeling.

Weather

Besides occasional rain showers, the weather on Norman Island is warm to hot and humid. However, the heat is tempered by the constant blowing of trade winds. Be aware that hurricane season in the British Virgin Islands runs from June to November. Hurricane Irma certainly hit all of the BVI hard due to its often intense hurricane season, but most everything has been rebuilt to be better and newer than ever.

Places to See

  • William Thornton (Willie T’s) – A 98-foot schooner that has been converted into a bar/restaurant and is anchored in the Bight of Norman Island in 1996. A world-famous floating bar that’s ok for the kids early in the day but just for the adults in the evening. The menu includes standard pub fare as well as local favorites. And, of course, order a Zeus Juice. A mix of tropical fruit juices and a generous amount of Willy-T rum.
  • Pirate’s Bight – Enjoy salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and seafood. More suited for parties with young children than Willie T’s. Contact: Phone 284-496-7827. www.piratesbight.com

Things to Do | Norman Island, the British Virgin Islands

The Caves at Norman Island
The Caves, Norman Island
  • Snorkel and Scuba Dive. The bays around Norman Island are spectacular snorkeling and diving spots, with the most popular and famous being The Caves and The Indians. You will undoubtedly be in awe of the abundance of colorful fish.
  • Hike. Pack a day pack with some water, a snack, and sunscreen and venture up to Spyglass Hill, a spot supposedly used by pirates as a lookout over the surrounding waters. You may also want to wear a hat since there is no shade along the trail.
  • Kayak or SUP. The calm water around the island is perfect for gliding along and taking in the scenery.
  • Treasure hunt. You never know; real pirate booty may be hidden on the island.
$59,000 - $65,000 /wk
  • 4 Cabins
  • 65.00 Ft Cat
  • Built: 2021
Scuba  Scuba Diving On Board
$40,000 - $45,000 /wk
  • 4 Cabins
  • 64.00 Ft Cat
  • Built: 2021
Scuba  Scuba Diving On Board
$44,700 - $48,000 /wk
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  • 62.00 Ft Cat
  • Built: 2019
Scuba  Scuba Diving On Board
$24,000 - $34,500 /wk
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  • 58.00 Ft Cat
  • Built: 2016

Other nearby areas

The British Virgin Islands is a jewel of an area for yacht charter. With so many great destinations all around you and within reach. Including; Virgin Gorda, Peter Island, Jost Van Dyke, and even close by, just through the Sir Francis Drake channel, you have the USVI island of St John.

Marinas and Anchorages | Norman Island

  • The Bight. This is the main anchorage on Norman Island. This has a good shelter with many mooring balls. It’s best to arrive early for a good location, especially during winter.
  • Kelly’s Cove. Just south of Water Point, Kelly’s Cove is a more secluded anchorage with room for a few yachts.
  • Treasure Point. Many National Parks Trust moorings are available for permit holders. No anchoring is permitted due to the delicate coral.
  • Privateer Bay. A day anchorage with a few mooring balls.
  • Soldier Bay. Holds one or two boats.
  • Benures Bay. An excellent overnight anchorage, protecting you from southern winds.
  • Money Bay. A one-boat anchorage with good snorkeling.

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