The Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands, Virgin Anchorages, and The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI

The Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands, Virgin Anchorages, and The Drinking Ma

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. If you are sailing south to the Leewards we include a section on passages from the Virgins to the Leeward Islands. The Cruising Guide to the Northern Leeward Islands picks up where this guides leaves off, beginning in Anguilla. Our guide includes:

  • Anchoring and mooring information and fees
  • Customs, immigration and National Parks regulations
  • Particulars on marina facilities and the amenities they offer
  • Water sports - where to go and where to rent equipment
  • Shore-side facilities, restaurants, beach bars, shops, provisions, Internet connections
  • Directory of goods and services after every island section now including websites and Facebook URLs

Everything you will need to help make your vacation an enjoyable and memorable experience in a concise easy-to-use format.

Virgin Anchorages:

The 2012 edition includes new anchorages, new photography, and updated information.Virgin Anchorages features stunning color aerial photography of 46 of the most popular anchorages in the Virgin Islands. Graphic overlays aid in navigating to safe anchorages. This is an excellent companion to Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands.

The Drinking Man's Guide to the BVI:

From the back cover: This is the fourth edition of the Drinking Man's Guide and is now more appropriately named the Drinking and Eating Guide to the BVI to include some of the better eateries in the islands. Each bar/restaurant has been invited to submit one or two of its specialty dishes with a description or recipe of the same as well as the specialty drinks and recipes as before. And the good news is that most of the establishments have offered to GIVEAWAY a tasty treat or a FREE SPECIALTY DRINK to entice you in to enjoy the FUN. Some restaurants even offer a FREE bottle of  WINE with dinner. What could be better, after all Hemingway said it best, quote, "A day without wine is a like a day without sunshine."

There are one-liners, witticisms, cryptic comments sprinkled throughout the book but  the star attractions are probably the very creative cartoons by talented graphic artist Hannah Welch. The cartoons illustrate the limericks that are associated with each bar and to add to the mix there are short stories of a Caribbean flavor. The whole melange is designed to make a great souvenir of your Caribbean adventure. Even so it is to be feared that most people buy the book for the freebies rather than the literary brilliance of the authors.


By Julian Putley

Retail for all: $81.85

Dimensions: 12 in × 9 in × 4 in