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Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke, VG1160 BVI

The basics

Jost Van Dyke, which gets its name from an early Dutch settler and former pirate, is recommended as a short-stay option for those visiting the British Virgin Islands. It is popular among yachters, boaters, and those yearning to enjoy a seclusive experience on one of its many coral sand beaches. Most travelers opt to spend the evening on the island's much-heralded Harbor Bay. Private half- and full-day charter boat tours are available, offering various routes with stops at different islands.

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50' Luxury Yacht. Private Full or Half Day Catamaran Snorkel, & Beach Experience
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50' Luxury Yacht. Private Full or Half Day Catamaran Snorkel, & Beach Experience
US$1,295.00 per adult
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Awesome day on the water....
Awesome day on the water. Got to see some great hidden spots, Scott Bay, Lovango, and water lemon. Captain Vic and first mate Valle were amazing, both fun and knowledgeable. The crew made experience top notch!
LeAnne_E, May 2022

Things to know before you go

  • Signature dishes on Jost Van Dyke include West Indian rotis, conch stew, and flying fish sandwiches and “the Painkiller” cocktails at the Soggy Dollar Bar.
  • White Bay is a popular spot for underwater exploring, with reefs close to shore.
  • Travelers suggest greeting locals with a friendly ""good morning, afternoon, or evening"" rather than a simple “hi”.
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How to get there

Located in the northern region of the archipelago of the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke nestles in the Atlantic and Caribbean seas. Much of the island is well preserved, spearheaded by efforts of the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society. You can travel to the island by charter boat or ferry from Tortola.

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When to get there

With only about 300 year-round residents, Jost Van Dyke is relatively empty in comparison to the other islands. But despite its size it still knows how to party big, and is known for its yacht-filled fetes on Halloween and New Year’s Eve in particular. Overall, expect the biggest crowds of day trippers and cruise ship passengers on the weekends, so visit during the week if possible.

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Anegada Island

Also part of the British Virgin Islands archipelago, Anegada is a must-visit for nature lovers, offering plenty of plant life and wildlife spotting. Plus, it’s a prime scuba diving and snorkeling location, with many underwater sites to explore including shipwrecks. And like Jost Van Dyke, there is a range of seafood restaurants and bars to check out.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Jost Van Dyke?
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