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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 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.

CGVI 2020 Edition
New Release!
The 2020 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands
This special 19th edition of CRUISING GUIDE TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS is a post-hurricane edition...
Hurricane Dorian
How to help in the wake of Hurricane Dorian
Exactly two years after Hurricane Irma slammed into the Leeward and Virgin Islands, Hurricane Dorian, the second most deadly Atlantic hurricane in recorded history wrought a path of devastation on the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas...
The 2019-2020 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands
New Guide!
2019-2020 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands
The new 2019-2020 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands by Chris Doyle and Lexi Fisher is now available!
BVI Reborn!
Check out the newest video of the BVI
Check out this beautiful video just released this June 2018 of the BVI by the BVI Tourist Board.
Post Hurricane BVI updates
Post Hurricane BVI updates
Check out our downloadable update to The Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands 2017-2018 edition!
The BVI is back!
The BVI is back in business!
Check out this new video shared by the BVI Tourist Board!

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The 2019-2020 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

The 2019-2020 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 2019-2020. After 36 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.

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...