A just-published guide to both the British and U.S. Virgin Islands featuring suggested itineraries and routes, GPS waypoints, local history, loads of local knowledge and much more. Superb color photos, many aerials. Color sketch charts, too. A new standard.
The easy sailing and warm tropical waters and make the US and British Virgin Islands one of the most popular cruising destinations in the world. Exploring the Virgin Islands, 2nd Edition provides newly updated information on all of the coves and anchorages in both Island chains including many never published before. Many anchorages are illustrated with color aerial photos and diagrams showing the best means for entry and where to anchor. GPS waypoints for each harbor are provide along with the best routing to get there. Local sites, restaurants, beach bars and hiking trails are included along with suggested itineraries and tips on how to prepare for your trip to this Caribbean paradise.
Author Joe Russell, was raised in the San Francisco Bay area. A serious hydroplane racing accident in the mid 60's, Joe took up sailing . This led to the delivery of Yonder, a Calkins 50, from Alameda, California to St. Thomas in 1968. During the succeeding 30 years in the Caribbean and beyond, Joe has sailed most of the countries and islands in the area while writing features for Cruising World. Sailing to the South Pacific as skipper of the 38-foot cutter, Christina, inspired the publication of Joe's Exploring the Marquesas Islands (Fine Edge Nautical Publications.) As a Coast Guard licensed Master, Joe has run charter vessels throughout the Caribbean. In 2007 he signed on as Captain of the square-tops training schooner, Heritage of Miami, taking young adults on week-long training cruises throughout the Florida Keys as well as day trips in Biscayne Bay.
Author Mark Bunzel, has discovered over the past 25 years of charter cruising in the Virgin Islands that one can come back again and again to the and have a different experience each time. In his writing Mark presents recommendations to help you find the many unique experiences the Virgin Islands can offer. Beyond sailing and exploring unusual locations like Anegada, he likes to write about places where one can moor, alone, in a special out-of-the-way anchorage like Money Bay on Norman Island, take an art class at a small studio on shore in Trellis or Maho Bays, or visit a special beachside restaurant in a quiet cove for a memorable dinner.
In 2002, Mark escaped a demanding career in high-tech Silicon Valley by moving to Anacortes, Washington and the San Juan Islands to start a new career as a writer and publisher of boating and cruising guide information. Mark is the Publisher and General Manager of Fine Edge Publishing which produces nautical cruising guides, how-to books, recreational planning maps and
informative websites. In addition, Mark regularly writes for Northwest Yachting Magazine, Power Cruising, Pacific Yachting, Latitudes and Attitudes, Dockside, and other magazines on interesting cruising destinations.
Mark is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain and has charter cruised a variety of sail and power vessels in many locations around the world ranging from the coast of Vietnam, the Greek Islands, all through the Caribbean, Honduras, Mexico, the Bahamas, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Chesapeake, and through the pristine fjords of the Inside Passage through British Columbia and Alaska. The Virgin Islands continue to be one of his favorite cruising grounds.
- ISBN: 9781932310290
- Publish date: 2009
- Pages: 239
- Size: 8" x 10"