Norman Island, VG VG0000
|18° 19' 1.42'', -64° 37' 6.94''|
|VHF Ch. 16|
Home of Pirates Bight Bar, Restaurant, and Gift Shop, is perhaps most famous for being the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island. However, Norman Island also has a rich documented history of acting as a hiding spot for Pirate booty. Documented history for the island dates back to the early 18th century when a Spanish galleon called Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe buried 55 chests of silver coins after the crew mutinied aboard the ship. Although most of the treasure has been discovered by Tortolian residents and later by Lieutenant-General of the Leeward Islands, Gilbert Fleming, more pirate treasure is rumored to exist today on Norman Island. Today, Norman Island offers one of the safest and most scenic harbors in the British Virgin Islands. The anchorage known as “The Bight” offers over 100 moorings available for guest use and is central to numerous world famous SCUBA dive and snorkel sites such as the Caves and the Indians. The 610-acre privately owned uninhabited island also boast numerous hiking trails and a breath taking white sand beach, which is the site of Pirates Bight Restaurant.
It was a lovely mooring and we especially liked being to book with Dockwa well in advance, without the early morning competition the other mooring company requires!
The online reservation system worked great!
Great visit. Enjoyed having access to the resort and Willie-T's.
Great experience using Dockwa to book a mooring at The Bight. We decided to stay an extra night which was super easy to do with just a message. Wish we knew about the app earlier - we didn’t realize other booking apps were out there other than Boatyball - you guys need to get the message out there more widely!
Our stay was great! We decided to stay an extra day due to bad weather. We were assigned a different mooring ball for the 2nd night, however the attendant who rode around checking mooring balls was kind enough to let us stay on our original ball and the people coming in were happy to take our ball. Restaurant was great and live music was great! Great experience for first-timers (except the actual hooking onto the mooring ball-epic fail! But, we eventually got it! Live and learn!
Restaurant was great. People were great. But our mooring ball was double booked (as were others), and we had to hunt for another ball. Plus harbormaster wasn't around for another hour or so after arriving at 3pm.
We paid on line then got charged again once we were there. Tried to get our money back but the yacht club didn’t open til 11 am and we were on a schedule that would not allow us to wait.
Easy to use app which was followed up by an assigned mooring ball. Very cinvienient. Thanks Pete
This was so convenient. The app was easy to use. No worries about finding a ball later in the day.
Excellent stay, warm reception at the bar, kind staff and you even contacted me to refund a “double payment” for the mooring buoy. Great job all around! Best regards to all the staff
Very easy to reserve and was so nice to have it days in advance, unlike Boatyballs 7am same day only reservations which fill too quickly
It was wonderful. We had a mooring close to the Pirate's Bight, the beach and snorkeling kept everyone busy, we jumped off The Willy T and then had a fantastic dinner with views and music at The Pirate's Bight!
Great stay and easy to reserve
cant fault the stay. i would say that norman island need to keep an eye on reserved moorings though. when we arrived, there was a vessel on our reserved mooring ( even though it had a reserved marker on it) and no one on board to ask to leave. we had to pick up alternate until that vessel left.
Amazing customer service as we had to take first mooring ball in the field at Norman due to engine problems. Thank you!!!
Thanks for making this easy!
Great! Absolutely Beautiful docking area with fantastic sunset and fun restaurant
Easy to reserve. Very nice morning. I recommend providing a map of the buoy numbers and locations online. The ball took us a while to find
Wonderful to have a mooring ball waiting on us when we decided to arrive. Thank you for the service. We loved Willie T's and the trail behind the Bight. We have fond memories from this mooring spot.
Easy to book mooring. Gave us best spot ever! We love Norman Island so much and having Dockwa was so easy and convenient. Thank you and hope to see you soon!