On the west coast of Norman Island, the snorkeling in Bight Bay is known for good water clarity. Bight Bay is a popular sailing anchorage with protected waters. The best snorkeling is found just south of the Pirate Bight restaurant dock along a rocky outcropping. There the reef is about 600 feet long and quite healthy. You’ll encounter elk coral, brain coral, colorful sea fans, wrasse, parrotfish and squid. After a long day of snorkeling make sure to checkout the nearby Pirate Bight for a cool drink, or venture futher south to the famous floating Willy T’s.
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, Bight Bay is the 25th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 27 snorkeling dives in British Virgin Islands.