The uninhabited Dog Islands are about 6 miles northeast of the main island of Tortola and about 2.5 miles northwest of Virgin Gorda in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Scuba diving or snorkeling The Dogs on the way to or from North Sound when on a BVI Yacht charter is worth doing.
The Dogs consists of 5 islets:
At one time, Caribbean monk seals populated the area. These seals made a barking noise that sounded very much like a dog. When sailors moored there, they heard the seals and assumed that they were dogs. Since the sailors regarded the Caribbean monk seal as a good source of protein, they are now extinct.
The climate is tropical, so you’ll find hot and sunny weather all year round. The rainy season is generally from May to October. During this time, the heat and humidity are higher, resulting in more precipitation. From November to April the islands are a bit cooler and there’s lower humidity and less rain.
The Dogs do not have any nearby marinas. However, there are mooring balls available. Your captain will take you to the very best spots
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