Discover Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke: Vibrant anchorage with Foxy's Bar, provisioning, customs, and crowded mooring. Perfect for exploring and stocking up.

Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Discover Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke: Vibrant anchorage with Foxy's Bar, provisioning, customs, and crowded mooring. Perfect for exploring and stocking up.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Great Harbour, located on Jost Van Dyke, is a bustling and vibrant anchorage known for its lively atmosphere, excellent dining options, and key amenities for sailors. This harbor is the main port of entry for Jost Van Dyke and offers a convenient and enjoyable stop for yachts and charters exploring the British Virgin Islands.

Dining and Entertainment at Great Harbour JVD

Great Harbour is home to several popular restaurants and bars, making it a great spot to enjoy local cuisine and entertainment.
The dinghy dock near Foxy's

Foxy's Tamarind Bar

One of the most famous spots in Great Harbour is Foxy's Tamarind Bar. Known for its lively atmosphere, Foxy's offers delicious food, strong rum drinks, and live music. It's a must-visit for anyone stopping in Great Harbour, especially for their legendary parties and events.

Provisioning and Amenities

Great Harbour is a convenient place to stock up on provisions. There are small grocery stores and bakeries where you can get essential supplies. Christine's Bakery is a local favorite, known for its fresh bread and pastries.

Mooring and Anchoring

The mooring field in Great Harbour can be quite crowded, with Boatyball reserved mooring balls often filling up quickly. There are also first-come, first-serve mooring balls available, but it's advisable to arrive early to secure a spot. The anchoring areas are limited and have a deeper seabed, so be prepared for that. It's also important to leave room for the ferries that frequently come and go.

Customs and Entry

Great Harbour has a customs office ashore, making it a convenient spot to clear customs when entering the British Virgin Islands.

Exploring ashore at Great Harbour

Activities and Nearby Attractions

If White Bay is busy, you can grab a ball in Great Harbour and take a taxi or walk over to enjoy the beach bars there. The walk provides a good opportunity to explore the local scenery and enjoy the natural beauty of Jost Van Dyke. You'll also get a great view of the bay.

Important Considerations

  • Mooring Balls: The Boatyball reserved mooring balls fill up quickly. First-come, first-serve mooring balls are available but require an early arrival to secure.
  • Anchoring: The seabed is deeper, and space is limited. Be mindful of the ferries that need room to maneuver.
  • Customs: Convenient customs office for clearing into the BVI.
  • Provisions: Several small stores and bakeries are available for stocking up on essentials.
Great Harbour offers a mix of vibrant nightlife, practical amenities, and easy access to other popular spots on Jost Van Dyke, making it a must-visit destination for sailors in the British Virgin Islands.

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