DAY 1 - COOPER ISLAND

DAY 1 - COOPER ISLAND

DAY 1: COOPER ISLAND

This is your adventure, your realm to explore. The cruising grounds unfurl a canvas of countless possibilities, dictated by the wind that guides your vessel. Drop anchor at a secluded anchorage or snag a mooring, immersing yourself in hours of snorkeling, swimming, beachcombing, or simply basking under the tropical sun.

Embrace the first leg of your journey at Cooper Island, a mere 6 nautical miles away from The Moorings base at Road Town. Nestled within Manchioneel Bay, this beautiful island invites you to a haven of activities. Onshore, the allure of Cooper Island Beach Club beckons—a charming small resort boasting a restaurant, a rum bar, a coffee shop, a boutique, and an inviting outdoor lounge area. Positioned to face the west, this is the perfect spot to sip on a cocktail while relishing a mesmerizing Caribbean sunset.

 

The bay’s tranquil waters and sandy shores create an ideal playground for water sports, while Cistern Point nearby promises excellent snorkeling and the chance to observe graceful turtles.

Mooring and Activities

Although anchoring in Manchioneel Bay isn't recommended due to unstable holding grounds, plentiful moorings are available for a fee. Early arrival is key, as mooring balls are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. They can also be booked in advance through BoatyBall.com starting at 7 am on a given morning.

For docking, tie up your dinghy on the jetties adjacent to the Cooper Island Beach Club.

Explore the charms of Cooper Island with its inviting swimming beach and array of water sports. Indulge in a delightful meal at the Cooper Island Beach Club or peruse the Seagrape Boutique. Scuba enthusiasts will find their haven at Sail Caribbean Divers, offering dive excursions suitable for all levels of expertise. Of special intrigue are the dives exploring the HMS Rhone, a mail steamer sunk off the west end of nearby Salt Island during a hurricane in 1867.

Embark on this first step of your thrilling island-hopping adventure, letting the beauty and adventures of the British Virgin Islands unfold before you.

Cooper Island British Virgin Islands

Explore the charms of Cooper Island with its inviting swimming beach and array of water sports. Indulge in a delightful meal at the Cooper Island Beach Club or peruse the Seagrape Boutique. Scuba enthusiasts will find their haven at Sail Caribbean Divers, offering dive excursions suitable for all levels of expertise. Of special intrigue are the dives exploring the HMS Rhone, a mail steamer sunk off the west end of nearby Salt Island during a hurricane in 1867.

Embark on this first step of your thrilling island-hopping adventure, letting the beauty and adventures of the British Virgin Islands unfold before you.