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Targeted to the cruising sailor, our site is a voyage of discovery through the islands of the Caribbean, offering the reader an intimate perspective on the islands, the people, and the culture of the West Indies.

Whether you plan to cruise your own vessel, charter a yacht, or spend time ashore exploring, the authors at Cruising Guide Publications have developed useful information that compliments our Caribbean Cruising Guide series. Here you will find updates to our guides, anchorage, navigation and route planning advice including GPS waypoints, planning tips and information. A section of the site has been dedicated to yacht charter and island ecology, including diving and the national marine park system.

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Exploring the Virgin Islands Part I: Sailing to Anegada

Sailing to Anegada
Cow Bones, Shipwrecks and Lobster at Sunset

In contrast to the mountainous volcanic formation of the remainder of the Virgin Islands, Anegada is comprised of coral and limestone. At its highest point the island is 28 feet above sea level. Created by seismic activity to the northeast of the island where the Caribbean and Atlantic tectonic plates meet, Anegada is 11 miles long and fringed with mile after mile of white sandy beaches. Named Anegada or the “Drowned Island” by the Spanish, Anegada is famous for its horseshoe reef that extends 10 miles to the southeast and has claimed over 200 known shipwrecks and provides excitement and adventure for scuba diving enthusiasts who descend on them to discover their secrets. more


CGP Top 5 Things to do with kids on a BVI charter vacation
1. Unique Caribbean Attractions National Parks, Museums, Botanical Gardens, Full Moon Parties…  
The First Time BVI Charter
10 Tips For Planning The Perfect First Time Sailing Adventure Planning the trip  The crew - The good bad and the ugly Communications in the

Windward Anchorages

Windward Anchorages graphically, and through spectacular aerial photography, depicts 47 anchorages and harbors throughout the islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenadines and Grenada, from St. Pierre, Martinique to St. David's Harbour, Grenada.

Windward Anchorages
SKU: wa
Price: $29.95

The 2015-2016 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

Revised and updated for 2015-2016, 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. By far the most popular guide to the area, it covers the islands from Martinique to Grenada, with dazzling scenic photography, unsurpassed onshore information, sections on exploring, provisioning, water sports, services, restaurants and photography.

The 2015-2016 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands
SKU: sgwi-15
Price: $33.95

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. The book is to be used in conjunction with navigational charts and is a companion book of The Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands. It is an indispensable aid for the yachtsman or charterer visiting these legendary islands.

Leeward Anchorages
SKU: la
Price: $29.95

The 2015-2016 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands

Brand new for 2015-2016, with more 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 newly designed 17 x 27 inch color planning chart, with aerial photos of some of the anchorages. Covers the Virgin Islands including all the U.S. and British Virgin Islands!

2015-2016 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands
SKU: cgvi-15
Price: $33.95

Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands, 2014-2015

This thirteenth edition covers the islands from Anguilla to Dominica, and is an essential tool for all cruisers sailing this region. Chris Doyle spends months sailing these islands to update each edition. Included are over 100 up-to-date color sketch charts, full color aerial photos of most anchorages, island pictures, and detailed shore-side information covering services, restaurants, provisioning, travel basics and island history.

Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands 2014-2015
SKU: cgli.
Price: $34.95