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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.

New seaport reopening date in the BVI
New seaport reopening date in the BVI
The Road Town, BVI ferry terminal reopening date has been pushed from March 1st to mid-April.
BVI Update
BVI Approved Mooring Sites for Quarantining
The BVI Ministry of Health & Social Development has announced the long anticipated list of approved mooring sites for use while quarantining on a boat.
BVI Exclusion Zone
Boaters Advised Not To Sail In Exclusion Zone | Government of the Virgin Islands
Cruisers and charterers sailing within USVI waters should be aware of the changing rules and regulations for sailing in the Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean this winter as the various island territories endeavor to successfully manage tourists on land and sea during the current pandemic...
The 2021-2022 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands
New Guide!
The 2021-2022 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands
The new 2021-2022 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands by Chris Doyle and Lexi Fisher is now available!
THe 2021 BVI Calendar front
Now available!
The 2021 BVI Calendar
The BVI Calendar is back with a special, commemorative year honoring the memory of Dougal and his years of dedication and work towards this project.
Updates and corrections
2020 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands updates
Please visit this page to see any updates or corrections to the new 2020 cruising guide.

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The 2021-2022 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

The 2021-2022 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

By Chris Doyle and Lexi Fisher. This guide picks up where The Cruising Guide to the Southern Leeward Islands ends and is revised and updated for 2021-2022. After 38 years in print, this book continues to be the best selling cruising guide to the Windward Islands. Features include: aerial color photos, full color sketch charts, GPS waypoints and some of the best local information available.


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.

Oceans and Islands
Underwater & Island Ecology
As sailors, we derive great pleasure from snorkeling and diving on the Caribbean coral reef system. In return, we assume…
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...