Trip Reports for February 1-10, 2010

Arriving in Tortola BVI Harbor. Ever wondered what Tortola looks like from one of those big cruise ships? NauticEd Student sailing experience in the BVI’s. Should you pay more for a newer, larger boat? I recommend paying more for a…

Scrub Island, ready or not?

Scrub Island is a new resort scheduled to open in the British Virgin Islands this month. Local residents and sailors alike have been watching its slow progress over the last couple of years. Scrub Island has been targeting some of…

Top Wreck Dive in the Carribean

The wreck of the Rhone, located off Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands, has just been named the top wreck dive of the year in the 2009 Reader's Choice Awards from Scuba Diving Magazine. Any conversations about wreck diving…

How to buy an underwater camera (cheaply)

If you are going to the British Virgin Islands, you’ll want an underwater camera. There are some amazing pictures you can take of underwater coral and wildlife. And even if you don’t plan to spend much time underwater, you’ll want…

Snorkeling fins

You’ll want to snorkel during your trip to the BVI – there are some amazing things to see like turtles, octopus, and ship wrecks. While your charter company will provide you with all the gear you need, a mask, snorkel…

Charter Boat Sank in the BVI

A Mooring charter boat sank in the BVI last week. Supposedly everyone (except the boat) was rescued. While this story shouldn’t keep anybody from sailing, you should stop and think for a minute. In sailing, mistakes are often very embarrassing…