Details for Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour

Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 20 reviews

Address P.O. Box 1005
Virgin Gorda

Phone1-284-495-5500, Fax: 1-284-495-5706

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Keith Thomas - Manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


You need to navigate a reef, use local chart carefully, and beware of strong currents when the swells are up enough for the surfers to get their board out. The approach requires you maintain an adequate boat speed right into the marina, to fight the surf.

The marina reported on March 2012: Use extreme caution when entering and departing using the channel as the red can buoy at the northeast corner of the reef is broken off and only the base remains, which is very hard to see until you are almost on top of it. Entering the channel eastbound, it would be the last red can on your right, just prior to a 90 right turn to parallel the shore to the breakwater. Departing the harbor, paralleling the shoreline, it will be the last red can on your left prior to a 90 turn westbound. The reef is quite visible due to breaking surf.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 160
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Maximum draft 10 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 120
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Yachts up to 160' with 10' draft.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 110/220

Pricing info: $0.50 per KWH.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Measured service. $0.15 per gallon.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Also carries oil.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out




Yes - Go to left most building, continue into parking lot, bins are near the road.


Yes - No coins required. Showers are free if your boat is at the dock or on the hard but you pay a $100 deposit for the key.




Yes - Next to the Bath and Turtle. US$3.25 to wash and $.75 for 5 minutes of drying (November 2011).


Yes - Buck's grocery is extremely convenient next to the docks, and they will even deliver to your boat.


Yes - Combined with fishing and scuba gear.
Good chandlery, prices are as good as they can be considering import fees.


Yes - On-site, as well as up the road.
Try the Rocks - great venue, great service, great food - 10 min walk.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Good boatyard. Painting, fiberglass repair, rigging, and other services are available by knowledgeable folks. Pamela's crew does the painting and Geoff Cooke can help with rigging and other things. The main office will point you in the right direction if you are unsure who to reach out to. Sampy sells a good variety of items in the chandlery.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi in the cafe.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Taxi

Other services

Police station within 15 minutes walking distance (useful for reporting a stolen dinghy anywhere in the BVI territory, as required by Moorings/Sunsail if stolen).


This is the closest marina to 'The Baths'.

Reviews for Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour
Good Place for Boat Work, 2017-06-15
Captain: , Oregon (386)

We had a little emergency (broken through hull) that caused us to go into Spanish Town/VGYH for some quick work. The Entrance to the harbor can be rough in a North swell but the channel depth and the blocking reefs make it reasonable. The mooring field outside the harbor is good....dive your mooring ball or drop your anchor....and then dinghy in to see the sights. The yard is nice, and ready for boats to be on the hard during "H" season or worked on short-term. While there we explored town, enjoyed the local restarants within walking distance and got to know some of the locals. It is also a quick taxi to the Baths if you are so inclined.

Spanish Village, 2017-06-07
Captain: , Santa Barbara, CA (33)

Caught a mooring ball at the mouth of the harbor, then had to pay $2.00 per person just to park a dingy. Grocery store at the harbor is closed, so you'll need to take a taxi about a mile to the grocery store.

The worst place ever seen, 2017-04-20
Captain: , St Cyprien (100)

We didn't went to the harbour bt to the anchorage. 30$ a day for an anchorage is enough isn't it ? But each day you go to the shore with your dinghie they ask you for 3$ per person...
As for the clearance, people where ugly. One of them told me I was smelling !!! Nice welcome for a country who lives from tourist

Better than expected from previous reviews, 2017-03-25
Captain: , Annapolis MD (476)

We had a good experience here other than it being surprisingly expensive ($3/foot plus water and electricity). Good, strong docks and dockhands, very nice office staff that opened early in the morning, truly excellent wifi and good security, plus a reasonable market and other shops/services on site. We were admittedly surprised given some earlier reviews but perhaps things have turned around a bit.

UPDATE 3/25/17: We returned to the marina to check back in to BVIs and market had closed and wifi was down (although we could pick up the decent wifi from the in-complex restaurant). Still a good place with good and very friendly front desk and dock staff.

Double charge for catamaran of 14ft beam., 2017-02-11
Captain: , new york (40)

We have a Gemini Catamaran which is narrow but they still charged double at $2.6 per ft. Apart from that the Marina is good, friendly staff, good chandlery, good supermarket and interesting bars and restaurants close by especially the Rock Restaurant.

Down hill fast, 2016-04-03
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale, FL (10)

Facility is deteriorating quickly. Baths are run down, wifi semi-nonexistent, marine services very limited, many shops vacant, no laundry, on and on.

July 2015 Visit, 2015-07-22
Captain: , Winthrop, ME (200)

A very helpful marina. Very nice people. They have security making rounds all day and night. Tied uo at the dick is definitely better than out on the moorings. Ferries/ cargo boats go by all night and makes for a rocky sleep. $2.00 a bag for garbage disposal. The grocery store nearby is fairly well stocked. The stores close by are perfect for gift/souvenir shopping. The Bath and Turtle has great specials on food and drinks, our waiter was superb, the food was good and it was reasonable.

Good place to disembark for The Baths, 2015-02-27
Captain: , Middle River (40)

Restrictions on beaching dingy at the Baths makes catching a taxi from VGYC a good option. Cabs are available at road behind the marina. Make sure to take your park pass or you will have to pay and additional charge. Last 2 trips we stayed at the marina rather than a mooring. Great marina with great service. Staff was very helpful getting the boat in slip on very windy day. Would rate 5 stars except it is very pricey. Slip was $114 a night plus water, plus electric. Total bill for one night dockage was just over $160 for a 44 cat. Leverick Bay was $64 and water was free. Good place to re-provision.

Easy Acess Marina, 2015-01-18
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (20)

This is a laid back and helpful marina. The people are friendly. Pay attention coming in and you have concrete fixed docks. We watched several people scrape their hulls not being attentive. Maybe it didn't matter to them since they were charter boats. Anyway, the beach bar is always fun. The restrooms and showers are a bit tired but they are clean and functional. It is a short walk or ride into town and a good place to stop and charge up. They also have a full size grocery store just a very short walk from the docks.

Safe but pricey., 2014-11-18
Captain: , Buffalo (832)

We tucked in because we did not want to go farther north yet and the winds were too high for anchoring. Docks are $2.60 per foot plus electric and water. We ran our a/c and purchased water. Cost was $142. Sushi restaurant was closed on Monday, but our meal was okay.

Great FRIENDLY people, 2014-06-30
Captain: , Sarnia, Ontario (130)

Awesome marina.. girls in the marina office are always a hoot.. which is not the norm in the BVI's it seems ???
Marina services are top notch.. I keep a boat here every off season.. can't say enough about it..
Take a $4.00 ride to the baths when you can't swim in or its too busy to moore
Laundry is just up the road a couple blocks.. they will do it for you if you like... we liked! ha

Great marina with friendly people, 2014-02-23
Captain: , Apollo Beach, FL (928)

Everyone we met at the marina office, boatyard, chandlery, restaurants, shops, CRC, etc. were friendly and helpful. CRC is really the only place on the island to get major work done, and they are very good. They were understaffed when I brought my dinghy in for work on the outboard, so it took a little longer to get the work done, but they found the problem and got it fixed. I was tied up to the long dock and my stern line was on an old cleat that had some rough rusted areas I didn't see, and by morning it had chewed all the way through my 3/4-inch dock line. Thankfully the wind was such that the boat didn't hit anything else.

Nice Place and Friendly Staff at the Marina, 2013-05-11
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (121)

This is a really nice marina. I did not find the bathrooms to be in disarray as a previous poster did, although I always use flip-flops unless it's my shower. Plenty of hot water too! The market is minimally sufficient for provisioning. Don't expect to find good seafood or meat choices here and what little fresh meat they had was not kept cool enough in the case to be safe. Water in the slip was 15 cents a gallon and electricity is available. Slips are roomy enough to easily get into and out of and the marina is well protected. If you walk out to the road on the North end of the harbor and go just a couple hundred feet, you will find a neat little candy and ice-cream shop called "Yum-Yum's". The owner is helpful and friendly and reccommended a restaurant that we dined at the night called "The Rock". It's pricey and worth every penny of it. The ambiance is remarkable with tastefully lit decks scattered among different levels of large boulders like are at The Baths. Highly recommended.

Closest marina to The Baths, 2012-11-19
Captain: , Hingham, MA (1079)

We stayed here and went to The Baths for the day. The first 1/2 hour was free and then they charge $10/hour or $1.30/foot for the night (offseason in November 2012).

The grocery store was a good size and very clean with fresh produce and meats.

The cafe had free WiFi and the breakfast was great.

The facilities (showers/bathrooms) are very old and dirty. Shower flip-flops required.

This was a very sleepy marina, most everything was closed by 8.

Be sure to stay in the channel on approach/departure, as the reef heads come to the edge of the channel.

The marina is protected.

Great service at good price by very nice folks, 2012-01-01
Captain: , green cove springs (83)

Sailboat stored here for 5 months to wait out hurricane season before starting cruising itinerary, and we spent an additional 6 weeks on the hard fixing stuff and getting ready. Friendly and professional folks. Geoff helped us with rigging and hooked us up with welder on St. Thomas for a repair. Pamela Vanderpool was very friendly and encouraging even though we decided to do our own bottom paint. Sampy's chandlery had all of the "just one more things" that we needed, and Keith (Acting Manager) was warm & welcoming. Lucienne (might be spelled wrong) at the fuel dock desk was always cheerful and helpful with directions and info. Overall a wonderful experience and a little sad to leave such fine folks in spite of the excitement of getting going.

Good place for C&I, 2011-02-08
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1342)

Checked in at Spanish Town at the end of a delivery. Marina was easy to get along with, and didn't charge us to tie up for a couple of hours for C&I, water, and fuel.

On site grocery was nice for picking up a few things. Walking to C&I. Large and accessible fuel dock.

Great stop for a charter boat, 2010-12-27
Captain: , Mystic, CT (973)

Nice protected harbor and reasonable dockage rates (by New England standards.) Small shopping mall with grocery store and other shops. Showers are convenient and water is available for your boat. This is a good base for exploring the Baths: we take a taxi and arrange for pickup. After a shower at the marina, we take a taxi back to the Top of the Baths for a great view and a great meal, properly served--not your beach bar and a step up from Pusser's. We've been to this marina 3 times and recommend it.

nice marina , 2009-12-18
Captain: , East Greenwich, RI (660)

Great place to stop to visit the baths. Nice Staff, good place to buy fuel.

Virgin Gorda YH, 2009-05-20
Captain: , London (103)

This is a great place to stop because of the restaurants and the shelter.

A slightly tricky entrance but fine if you do your homework in advance and have confidence to keep momentum up going through the channel. Watch the tight turn to port entering the harbour itself and keep away from the shoal on the left. Harbour staff very competent and helpful - call on 16 before you enter and they will advise on docking.

We thought it quite expensive (check current prices on web before you visit). However the on-site cafe/bar is a delight and the Rocks restaurant is a must for quality of food and service.

Also known as Spanish Town, 2007-02-20
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2311)

One of my favorite marina's, because of it's close location to "The Baths", availability of slips, and wide variety of provisions with over 30 stores located at the foot of the marina, including an ice cream shop. Been fortunate to see movie stars grace the local bars here.

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