Dogs Island Group Snorkeling

The 17th most popular snorkel dive spot in British Virgin Islands.

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Northwest of Spanish Town off the west coast, the snorkeling in The Dogs island group is considered some of the best in the British Virgin Islands. The island group is uninhabited and you will need to find a local boat captain in Spanish Town that will give you a private charter out to the islands. For Dog Islands, the best snorkeling mooring is on the south side of Great Dog Island. There, you will find an east-west reef about 300 feet long.

To reach the snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands by air, you will need to fly into either Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ) or nearby St Thomas Airport (STT) in the US Virgin Islands. Virgin Gorda Airport is served by inter-island flights from San Jose, Puerto Rico (SJU) by Cape Air and Seaborne. St Thomas Airport has flights from mainland US and also from San Jose. There are several regular ferry services connecting St Thomas with Tortola and Virgin Gorda. In addition, there are BVI inter-island ferries interconnecting Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. When leaving BVI, there is a $20USD depature tax that must be paid in cash.

Overall, Dogs Island Group is the 17th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 27 snorkeling dives in British Virgin Islands. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Dogs Island Group including The Baths, Aquarium, Blinders, Savanah Bay, Prickily Pear Island and Mosquito Island.


Local Contact(s):  BVI Tourist Board (284) 494-3134; Dive BVI (284) 495-5513

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Virgin Islands" from Lawson Wood

Recommended Map:  "British Virgin Islands Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Mar. - June

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Mango Bay Resort

Luxury Loding:  Little Dix Bay (888) 767-3966; Nail Bay (800) 871-3551

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Dogs Island Group Snorkeling Review

GPS:  18.480199, -64.459486

Date Published:  12/31/2011

Date Updated:  4/2/2017

ID:  24525

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