Willy T Finds a New Home

Image credit: Alternative Concrete Solutions

Image credit: Alternative Concrete Solutions

So last Friday, we told you all how the new Willy T had returned to the British Virgin Islands. It was a pretty popular story, receiving more than 1,200 likes on our Facebook page, 134 shares and a slew of comments. Well a few hours after we posted the story, we learned that the Willy T was no longer welcomed at its original home in the Bight over at Norman Island. The Willy T was essentially homeless.

Well fast forward to yesterday. The BVI News reported that the Willy T has found a new home. Thank goodness! So that’s the good news. The bad news is that you will all have to travel a tiny bit further to reach it.

The Willy T is now set to anchor in Great Harbour on Peter Island. We estimate that it will take about 15 minutes more to reach the new Willy T’s location, so not that bad. This map shows you its previous and new location:

willy t locationsSo as we mentioned, the Willy T will now be anchored off of Peter Island, the home to the swanky Peter Island Resort. Unfortunately the resort also sustained a good amount of damage and will not be reopening this year, according to its website. Fingers crossed that they reopen in 2019!

We’re still not certain when the Willy T will serve up its first drink, but you know we will let you all know as soon as we do. In the meantime, have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

10 comments for “Willy T Finds a New Home

  1. 54b
    May 16, 2018 at 9:56 am

    For those of us who consider no trip to BVIs complete without lunch at and a “plunge” off the Willy T, this is the best outcome we could hope for with regard to our BVI charter itineraries not having to change much.

    You can still check in at Tortola, head over and snorkel the Indians, Caves, etc. and head over to Peter Island to hit the Willy T for lunch before heading towards Jost.

    Looking forward to jumping off the new Willy T.

    • John
      May 16, 2018 at 11:54 am

      54b, that is the perfect plan for the day! Just what I was was dreaming about!

    • Mermaidtraveler
      May 16, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Such good news! Can’t wait to initiate my 21 year old daughter to her first jump off the back of the Willie T!

  2. Larry
    May 16, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    We’ll still have to come back through customs—-now a whopping $70.00 per person ( $140.00 per couple)—-and do we still have to go to St. Thomas on return—a lot of money and time to drink/eat under the British flag !

    • Scott
      May 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Yep. Have to stay in the BVI longer to make it worthwhile, or stay in the USVI.

    • Lane
      May 17, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Just got back from St.John and yes it is $70 a head to visit the Queen’s Islands but no you don’t have to go to St.Thomas to return to St.John.

  3. Delmar Hedgea
    May 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    We will will in touch with your web site. Plan to be in BVI January 2019. See you in Great Harbour

  4. Debbie LeBlanc
    July 21, 2018 at 11:24 am

    SHAME ON NORMAN ISLAND!!!! Willy T’s has been a destination spot for our family for over 15 years! THANK YOU Peter Island for welcoming this BVI icon into your fold!

  5. Sherry Montgomery
    January 7, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Hi all – so I’m a little confused with all of this customs stuff. We will be in St. John and would really just like to head to the Willy T for the afternoon. Is this even possible? We are coming in on a cruise and will be docked at the Heritage Quay Pier

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      January 7, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Hello, that pier is in St. John’s, Antigua. This website is for St. John, US Virgin Islands. The Willy T is in the British Virgin Islands, which is close to the US Virgin Islands. It’s very confusing. :)

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