BVI West Islands Highlights

Passport Required

Are you a beach or a snorkel person?

Maybe both?

This is the day trip for you!

...and you'll Need A Passport!

Snorkel one of best snorkel spots in The Caribbean. You can hit either The Indians or The Caves. Captain's call on this one, depending upon the weather, both are great options.  This day trip takes you to Norman Island and Jost Van Dyke.

Norman Island - The Caves

The caves at Norman Island are unique, not only because of the visual experience but also the historical significance. The caves are naturally occurring and carved into the solid basalt rock face. Using an underwater flashlight can help to explore further and deeper!  Also, they are believed to be the inspiration for the caves in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Indians

The Indians are an outcropping of rocks west of Norman Island. They project up into the air almost 50 feet. The East and West side of the Indians are very different in what you will see living there. You can read more about them on our BVI Snorkel & Explore day trip.

Jost Van Dyke

Imagine the most iconic soft white sand beach in the world. The clear water lapping up with the sound calming your body, relaxing internally and externally…Jost Van Dyke is on its own island time!

To get a real feel for the island, check out the Soggy Dollar webcam and make a plan to go to White Bay on Jost Van Dyke. As the most requested BVI day trip destination. White Bay is the ultimate dreamy beach you could imagine…but real!  It’s the perfect place to slow down, spend an afternoon relaxing.  If you’re hungry, explore the restaurants and bars within walking distance.

See our Jost Van Dyke Page for more info.

* St Thomas Cruise visitors need 12 hours in St Thomas for a Day Trip to The BVI.  If you do not have that much time, please see our USVI Day Trips for options that will work for your limited time.

Sample Itinerary

9:00 am – Depart Red Hook, St. Thomas or Depart Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI

9:30 am – Arrive at West End Customs, BVI

After checking into the BVI we suggest going to the following locations, going to south first:  

Sail to Norman Island and snorkel the Caves, The Indians or The Aquarium.  Suggested time is 2-3 hours

Travel time from Norman Island area to Jost Van Dyke is 30 - 40 minutes.

Sail White Bay for pristine white sand beach, restaurants and the legendary Soggy Dollar.  Also, Hendo's Hideout and more!  You can also go to other bays on the south side of Jost Van Dyke.  Suggested time is 2-3 hours.

3:30 pm: Meet back at boat for return

4:00 pm – Cruz Bay Customs to check back into the USVI

4:30 - 5:00 pm – National Parks Dock, St John or Red Hook, St. Thomas Drop-Off


Our Captain Stephen has spent over a decade learning, exploring, enjoying and showing off all the locations listed above.  There are no better hands for you to be in!  


Pricing:  $1750 for first six guests, each additional guest is $75 up to 12 guests.

Includes: Captain, **Fuel,** Snorkel Gear, Waterproof Dry Case, 30L Dry Bag, Ice, Water, Soda, and Beer.


Not Included

Gratuity is not included, customary amount is 20% of Day Trip charges. 

International Fees of $75 per person in cash to the captain upon boarding. 

Note: Please bring towels and mineral sunscreen only. No spray sunscreen due to safety reasons (slippery decks).  Please use ones that are zinc oxide based, other ones are banned because research is showing they damage the reefs. Read more...

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