Welcome to Jost Van Dyke
Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’) is a little island with a big personality. It may only take up 4 sq miles of teal-blue sea, but its reputation has spread thousands of miles beyond. A lot of that is due to calypsonian and philosopher Foxy Callwood, the island’s main man.In the late 1960s, free-spirited boaters found Jost's shores, and Foxy built a bar to greet them. Soon folks such as Jimmy Buffett and Keith Richards were... Read More
Top experiences in Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke activities
Day Cruise to British Virgin Islands from St Thomas or St John
This 9-hour tour brings you to the best of the best in the British Virgin Islands. Start your day with a boat ride from St Thomas and St John. During the trip, enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast. Dock at the Baths on the island of Virgin Gorda, 1.2 miles (2 km) from Spanish Town, one of the largest towns in the British Virgin Islands. Thanks to massive rock formations on the white sand beach, the baths are actually a fun, natural water park of tidal pools, arches, hidden grottoes and tunnels.From Virgin Gorda, head to Diamond Reef, where you can snorkel and check out hundreds of colorful fish in the uncrowded waters. Then it’s on to world-famous Pusser’s Resturant on Marina Cay for some delicious, traditional island fare (own expense). Munch on fresh seafood delights or enjoy steak or barbecued ribs. Walk off your lunch with a jaunt around the island, taking in the views and the ruins that litter the land.The island of Jost Van Dyke is the next stop. On this island of just 200 inhabitants, you can take a dip in the sea, lie on the beach, go snorkeling, relax in a hammock or cozy up to a beachside bar for a “painkiller,” the potent local cocktail. There’s also plenty of shopping on the island at various small boutiques.Jump back on the boat a bit later for the trip back to the US Virgin Islands. Indulge in the open bar with snacks on the boat and toast your traveling companions on a fun day out.
Road Town Shore Excursion: Round-Trip Beach Transfer from Jost Van Dyke
Enjoy snorkeling in the warm, Caribbean Sea while in port in Road Town on this relaxing shore excursion! Depart from your cruise ship and hop on a bus for a ride to Tortola's west end. From there, take a ride in a water taxi to one of the British Virgin Islands’ most beautiful beaches.Spend time in the waters close to the shore of Jost Van Dyke, where you'll snorkel in crystal-clear Caribbean waters and see marine life up close. Once you've made it back to beach, you'll have time to relax on the white-sand, soak up the sun and enjoy the magnificent scenery.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Road Town port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Jost Van Dyke ATV Adventure from Road Town
After pickup from your Road Town hotel, board a private boat and make your way to Jost Van Dyke for an exciting ATV adventure tour! Arrive at Jost Van Dyke and receive a brief safety lesson from your experienced guide. Then, your ATV adventure begins! The ATVs are designed for you to explore off the beaten path. Journey through the remote island and drive up into the mountains, where you'll enjoy panoramic views of both the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands.
British Virgin Islands Helicopter Tour
Departing from your hotel in Road Town, you’ll be transferred to the helicopter base at Terrance B Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island in Tortola. Once you’re buckled in, a gentle climb puts you over the famous Sir Francis Drake Channel. Flying over this region of stunning natural beauty, from Virgin Gorda to St John and beyond (depending on your selected flight), you’ll enjoy unique and unsurpassed views of paradise in the British Virgin Islands! Select from three scenic flights (see descriptions below).Option 1: Cloud Nine FlightThis 15- to 20-minute flight takes you on an informative and exciting aerial tour of Sir Francis Drake Channel and its islands. You’ll appreciate breathtaking views of the windward chain of British Virgin Islands, which look like pearls on a string over the turquoise water.Option 2: Treasure Chest FlightThis 30- to 40-minute flight extends further past Sir Francis Drake Channel, heading southwest to explore Pirates Bight. You’ll fly to Jost van Dyke and onward to the millionaires’ playground of the North Sound and Necker Island. Option 3: VIP FlightThis 40- to 50-minute VIP flight includes St John and the cays of the eastern US Virgin Islands, along with St Tomas, the spectacular Horseshoe Reef and Anegada – the only inhabited British Virgin Island formed from coral and limestone. Your VIP helicopter tour includes a complimentary glass of Champagne!
Full-Day Cruise to Jost Van Dyke from St.Thomas and St. John
Travel independently to the Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina on St. Thomas for 8:30am departure, or if you are on St. John, enjoy a later pickup at the Flagpole at Virgin Islands National Park. Then, board your motorboat Breakaway, with the other passengers, and enjoy a tasty breakfast of fresh muffins and fruit juices as you set sail. Admire the tropical scenery as you cruise, and stop at a prime snorkeling location. Get safety and snorkeling instructions, don the supplied snorkel equipment, and plunge into the turquoise seas. Explore the colorful coral beds, swim by exotic fish, and watch for sea turtles and fan corals.Back aboard, enjoy unlimited sodas or alcoholic drinks from the open bar as you sail to Jost Van Dyke, the smallest of the four main British Virgin Islands. Go ashore and absorb Jost’s rugged beauty on a cab ride to Foxy’s, one of the island’s most popular beachfront bars. Enjoy the convivial atmosphere, and refuel with a delicious lunch (own expense), selecting from the barbecue, seafood, and burger dishes, and drinks (own expense) such as cocktails and micro-brews.Duly refreshed, ride a cab back to the boat, and cruise to nearby White Bay. Your boat cannot dock here, so your skipper will drop anchor close to the beach. Enjoy the easy swim ashore, and head for the Soggy Dollar bar, under the palms. Spend your ‘soggy’ dollars – perhaps damp from the swim – on drinks (own expense) like the bar’s fabled Painkillers, made with local rum and tropical juices.Then, kick back on a hammock or in the sea before boarding your boat again for your return cruise.Savor afternoon snacks and after passing through US customs, finish your trip with a drop-off at St. John or St. Thomas’ Sapphire Marina at about 4:30pm.
8-Day Sightseeing Cruise to the British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands
Day 1: Welcome at 18h in Marina Fort Louis located in the heart of Marigot. Welcome cocktail, briefing on the cruise, settle into your cabin. Dinner on board and night sailing to the British Virgin Islands. Day 2: When you wake up, the BVI will be in sight and you’ll arrive at Virgin Gorda. Breakfast and short sailing to a mythical place in the BVI: The Baths. The Baths is a must: a huge area of round and polished rocks planted in white sand, caves and natural pools creating an unreal and magnificent landscape. After lunch, departure to reach Norman Island in about two hours. Dinner and night on board at anchor in The Bight. Day 3: After breakfast, short sailing to reach the wonderful snorkeling spot of The Caves in Norman Island; and its incredible underwater world. Then we’ll sail one hour to Soper's Hole marina, West End, Tortola, for a bit of shopping. Lunch on board before departure to Jost Van Dyke, and its idyllic beaches. We’ll moor in front of the gorgeous beach of White Bay. Water activities, swimming and snorkelling. Late afternoon, you’ll change the scenery to discover the next Great Harbour bay, where we’ll moor for dinner and night on board at the anchor. Day 4: Departure at 8h towards Sandy Cay, a small island fringed with coconut trees and surrounded by white sand, or, depending on the wind direction, to Sandy Split: a dream island that you will enjoy in the morning, swimming and beachcombing. After lunch, departure to Marina Cay. You’ll find there a shop offering a wide range of good quality souvenirs. Dinner and night on board at anchor. Day 5: Breakfast in Marina Cay, where snorkeling lovers will be thrilled by the reefs, offering an incredible variety of tropical life. Mid-morning, departure to Anegada Island. The arrival in Pomato Bay offers an idyllic scenery with its spectacular white sandy beach. The coral barriers of Horse Shoe Reef and Anegada Reef host varied and plentiful fauna and flora. At the end of the day we’ll reach Setting point mooring. Day 6: After breakfast, early departure to Virgin Gorda Sound, to discover the fancy marina of Bitter End. Depending on the meteorological conditions, we’ll have lunch at Necker Island or Prickly Island. Snorkelling and last swim in the Virgin Islands before crossing back to St Martin, that always take a little longer than the other way. Day 7: Arrival in St-Martin at Grand-Case. Breakfast and route to the Natural Reserve of Tintamarre Island. Beautiful snorkeling with turtles that can be frequently met in the bay. Lunch on board, swimming and beachcombing before going back at the end of the day the creole village of Grand Case. Dinner and night on board. Day 8: Breakfast and disembarkation at 9h in Marina Fort Louis.