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Best Day Trips from Scrub Island

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Best Day Trips from Scrub Island

other than Tortola, what do people recommend for day trips? We like to go to nice beaches, snorkel, and take photos.

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1. Re: Best Day Trips from Scrub Island

jeckel, in terms of snorkeling, a lot of people think the 2 best snorkeling beaches on Tortola are Brewer's Bay and Smuggler's Cove. At both beaches, walk to the left end and snorkeling along the rock outcropping all the way out to the point:

…smugmug.com/Underwater/…

I'm a big fan of snorkeling at the beaches on Virgin Gorda - interesting rock formations at the Baths and beaches on the southern end of VG, up to the beaches in the middle of the island, where the coral is fairly healthy in reasonably shallow water. Most of these video clips are of snorkeling Mahoe Bay on VG, and 2 are from White Bay on JVD

www.youtube.com/playlist…

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2. Re: Best Day Trips from Scrub Island

Thanks. Are those the best two

Islands or would you recommend others? Should we rent a car on virgin gorda?

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If you're comfortable driving on the left side of the road, I recommend renting a car for the day. We really like Mahogany - they'll meet you at the ferry dock and you leave the car there with the key on the mat when you leave the island

http://www.mahoganycarrentalsbvi.com/

I recommend giving a lot of thought to spending a day on Jost Van Dyke. If you like snorkeling, walk to far left end of White Bay, and snorkel along the rock outcropping all the way to the point. We snorkeled with a huge school of silversides at the point

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3quO-OrvDs

and then saw this large turtle on our way back to shore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BvRvv-vsdo

The bubbly pool on the other side of JVD is interesting if the tide is up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_B8aoDUaq4

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4. Re: Best Day Trips from Scrub Island

Scrub now offers a day trip to Jost, which would be the way to go. Otherwise, you're looking at a very complicated logistical problem with ferry, taxi, ferry - and that's just to get there!

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5. Re: Best Day Trips from Scrub Island

Thanks, Latifolia, good to know about Scrub's day trip to JVD. Do they have day trips to other islands, such as VG and/or Anegada?

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