Norman Island, B.V.I.
Welcome to one of the most popular yachting island in the British Virgin Islands! We at SeaDream love this place for the variety of choices it offers our SeaDreamers. First, a bit of history: Norman Island 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 loot. Documented history for the island dates back to the early 18th century when the crew of a Spanish treasure galleon, called Nuestra Senora de Guadeloupe, buried 55 chests of silver coins after the crew mutinied aboard the ship. Although Lieutenant General of the Leeward Islands, Gilbert Fleming, and later Tortolan residents have discovered much of the treasure' more pirate treasures are rumored to exist to this day on Norman Island. We hope that YOU will find some of it during your visit! Today, Norman Island offers one of the safest and most scenic yachting harbors in the British Virgin Islands. The anchorage, known as "The Bight" offers over 100 yacht moorings and is central to numerous world-famous SCUBA dive and snorkel sites such as The Caves and The Indians. The 600-acre privately owned and uninhabited Norman Island also boasts numerous hiking trails and a breathtaking white sand beach; as well as one of the best Caribbean beach bars - Pirates Bight Restaurant. www.normanislandpirates.com So what's a SeaDreamer to do on Norman Island? We offer a variety of fun and exciting SeaDream land & water-based adventures. That should take care of your morning activities. Upon your return from your morning activity, we suggest that you drop in for your own lunch at the beachfront Pirates Bight Restaurant ashore on Norman Island. The SeaDream tender will take you ashore only a few steps from where the beach meets the bar..... Come ashore prepared for the beach; no formalities required! The casual open-air restaurant with fabulous views over the bay and across to Tortola Island offers an excellent variety of fish and meat dishes; and quite often even fresh lobster; all reasonably priced. Do not forget to treat yourself to the famous Bushwacker, the drink that made the restaurant & bar famous! It tastes like a frozen chocolate shake but it packs quite a punch. For those of you with a sweet tooth, you can order it by the bucket! The recipe is available on request. Spend the afternoon lazing on the beach, swim in the clear waters or browse through the gift shop. For the energetic ones, just behind the restaurant are trails that take you up to the ridge of the island. If you are used to hiking, it should take you about 30-minutes to get to the top. Once atop the highest trails, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the entire BVI's and even can see over to St. John, USVI. Take in incredible vistas over multiple British Virgin Islands and the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the north, east and west. To the south, you can see the wide expanse of the Caribbean Sea. Our suggestion would be to make the hike in the late afternoon to avoid the midday heat. Then, as you return back down to the beach, treat yourself to a refreshing swim and frozen drink at the Pirates Bight bar. Behind the restaurant there is also a sand volleyball court so don't forget to ask the manager of the restaurant" the incredible master- Bushwacker-maker Rupert, for the ball. Should your visit to Norman Island fall on a Thursday through Sunday night " The Pirates Bight Bar features great live music and is likely THE most popular bar in the islands; do not miss to join the fun! The band usually starts at 8:00 PM and lasts until 11:00 PM and later. If the above still leaves you wondering what to do, please consult our onboard Club & Activity Director for some more ideas. If you can't find them onboard, check ashore and look for where they serve those chocolate "shakes."
Port: Norman Island
Duration: The duration is not specified.
Price: We are sorry, but we do not yet have the price for this program.
Voyages where this land adventure can be found:
- Jan 31, 2015 - San Juan to St. Thomas
- Mar 07, 2015 - San Juan to San Juan
- Mar 14, 2015 - San Juan to St. Thomas
- Mar 28, 2015 - San Juan to St. Thomas
- Nov 28, 2015 - St. Thomas - St. Thomas
- Jan 02, 2016 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Mar 12, 2016 - Marigot, St. Martin - Marigot, St. Martin
- Mar 05, 2016 - St. Thomas - St. Thomas
- Feb 27, 2016 - St. Thomas - St. Thomas