Island Hopping in the BVIs

bar swings

One of the great things about living on St. John is the ability to go island hopping around the US and British Virgin islands. Bridgett and Jimmy Key, owners of Palm Tree Charters, were kind enough to invite us out for a day on the water this past Saturday. We explored a few new places and had a fantastic time, so we thought we’d share our experience with all of you.

Our day started around 9 a.m. at the National Park dock and we immediately cruised over to West End, Tortola to check into customs. The water was extremely flat – less than one foot seas – so we got over there in no time. After checking in, Bridgett wanted to explore Road Town a bit. Road Town is the largest town on Tortola and is the place where cruise ships dock. There weren’t any ships on the harbor Saturday and many of the shops were closed due to the fact that it’s low season, but we were determined to find something new to do.

We stumbled on a cute little waterfront restaurant called Charlie’s over near the Moorings. The view was great, the drinks were cold and the service was spectacular. We only spent about an hour or so there, but I’d definitely go back.

charlies restaurant

charlies outside

From there, we head over to Nanny Cay. Nanny Cay is a marina and resort also on Tortola. It too was quiet because of low season, but there still was fun to be had … and margaritas to be consumed!

We tied up to the dock and walked about five minutes or so to a place called Captain Mulligan’s. It was a very laid back bar/restaurant. What makes Mulligan’s especially cool is that it has a ton of things for kids to do. They had several big movie screens, a mini golf and large playscape. From what I was told, they even put security at the playscape during high season so parents can relax a bit while their children have fun.


movie screen

mini golf


After lunch, we decided to visit Jost Van Dyke where Foxy was holding a birthday celebration for himself. He turns 77th later this month. Go Foxy!!

The place was packed, and champagne and cake were served. The star of the party, of course, was Mr. Foxy himself who appeared to be having a fantastic time. Check out this little movie we made:

3 thoughts on “Island Hopping in the BVIs”

  1. We also had a great day with Jimmy and Bridgett. We will be out with them next year. Assuming I remember to email them soon. And Happy Birthday Foxy! There is a man who knows how to have fun.

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