The British took over the islands from the original Dutch settlers In , claiming it as a British colony. Today, the BVI remains a British Territory under the crown and are known around the world for their excellent for sailing, yachting, diving, and beaches. Tortola is the most populated island and home to the capital city of Road Town. These islands are all volcanic, with the exception of Anegada. Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke provide a more secluded island experience.
Snorkeling Around the BVI
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Below are some of the best snorkeling sites around the BVI, most may require a boat to arrive at the destination. Some of the best Snorkeling in the BVI is located at the reef on the eastern part of the harbour south of the beach. This snorkel site is located on the North Side of the uninhabited Ginger Island The Marine Park extends to the west to include the islands of Dead Chest, with additional dive sites such as the underwater pinnacles and ledges at Blonde Rock, the colourful canyons of Painted Walls, and the coral encrusted tunnels and cave at Rhone Reef. The wreck itself is encrusted with marine organisms, Monkey Point is located at the Southern tip of Guana Island. Easily sail to this site and hook one of the many National Park mooring buoy.
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A narrow reef follows the shoreline east of Honeymoon to Caneel Bay. In the clear water off the rocky point in between the two beaches, you will find several species of coral brain, lettuce leaf, elkhorn, mustard hill, and pillar corals. Many colonies of finger coral can be found on the fringing reef west of Salomon. These reef areas provide shelter for a wide variety of colorful fish and other marine creatures.
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