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**In light of the recent devastation of Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean, we are hoping to bring our readers continued updates on the islands including relief efforts, as they prepare to rebuild. We will be posting information on our blog and Facebook page as we receive the latest updates, which are at this time slow due to the loss of communications. Even though we were very fortunate, we were hit by Hurricane Irma here in the state of Florida leaving our office and personal homes without power and communications for a week. Currently we are catching up as quickly as possible. Chris Doyle (author of the cruising guides to the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands) has also posted information on his site, From all reports, the islands have already begun to rebuild in hopes of renewing the tourism industry that is so crucial to their livelihood.**

Welcome to Cruising Guide Publications

Targeted to the cruising sailor, our site is a voyage of discovery through the islands of the Caribbean, offering the reader an intimate perspective of the islands, people and the culture of the West Indies. Here you will find updates to our guides, anchorages, navigation, route planning advice, including GPS waypoints, planning tips and information. A section of the site has been dedicated to both yacht charter and island ecology, including diving and the national marine park system.

BVI Calendar 2018 cover
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The 2018 British Virgin Islands Calendars are 20% off!
Order the 2018 British Virgin Islands Calendar for yourself and your crew! Calendars are now available to ship!
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Get 20% off our Cruising Guide Publications guides and charts through noon 2/27/18 EST! Click for a list of participating books and coupon code.
New Leeward Cruising Guides
New Release
Available this week by Chris Doyle, the new Cruising Guide to the Northern Leeward Islands and Cruising Guide to the Southern Leeward Islands ship this week!
The BVI is back!
The BVI is back in business!
Check out this fantastic video shared by Virgin Motor Yachts. All footage is post-Irma. Also see links for lists of business that are now open.
Hurricane Irma update
Hurricane Irma update #BVIstrong
In the aftermath of the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, communities throughout the islands of the Caribbean are coming together to rebuild in order to be ready to support the upcoming winter season. Charter fleets are repositioning vessels, beach bars are scrambling to rebuild, supply chains are already re-established and slowly, but unfailingly, the vision of the future is looking optimistic.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Hurricanes Irma and Maria
As Hurricane Irma carved its vicious path of destruction across the Leeward Islands and then continued her course to ravage the Virgin Islands before heading for Cuba and the Florida Keys, the communities of the Caribbean islands, still reeling from the impact, stood strong and defiant as the wheels of various relief efforts started to turn...

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The 2016-2017 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

The 2017-2018 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

By Chris Doyle. This guide picks up where The Cruising Guide to the Southern Leeward Islands ends, and covers the islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. Revised and updated for 2017-2018, this guide features detailed sketch charts based on the author's own surveys, and aerial photos of most anchorages. It also includes clear and concise navigational information.

2017-2018 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands

The 2017-2018 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands

Brand new for 2017-2018, with Virgin Island photography and full color detailed anchorage charts, these guides have been indispensable companions for sailors and visitors to these islands since 1982. Includes a free 17 x 27 inch color waterproof planning chart, with aerial photos of some of the anchorages. This guide covers the Virgin Islands including all the U.S. and British Virgin Islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and all the smaller islands in between.

Leeward Anchorages

Leeward Anchorages

Leeward Anchorages, graphically, and through spectacular aerial photography, depicts 43 anchorages and harbors throughout the islands of Anguilla, Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, Saint Barts, Saba, Statia, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Iles des Saintes and Dominica from Road Bay, Anguilla to Roseau, Dominica.


Oceans & Islands

One of the many fascinations of exploring tropical waters is to appreciate the beauty and diversity of life on and around the coral reefs. Multicolored corals of great size and shape along with hundreds of species of fish, sponges, invertebrates and anemones act as a backdrop for divers and snorkelers who slip beneath the surface to explore the secrets of the deep. As sailors, we possess a heightened awareness of the aquatic environment and therefore we logically assume an ongoing moral obligation to help protect and restore the health of these fragile eco-systems for future generations.

The Invasion of the Lionfish
They can strip a reef of juvenile fish within five weeks and without the fish the reef can choke and die...
Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are one of the Earth’s most ancient creatures. The species have been around for 110 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs...
Saving The Coral Reefs
Risk analyses indicate that more than 90% of the world’s reefs will be threatened by climate change and local anthropogenic impacts by the year 2030 under...