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Fat Hog’s Bay

Fat Hogs Bay and East End Bay sit just north of Buck Island.  Both Fat Hogs Bay and East End Bay offer moorings and good holding ground if you prefer to anchor.  These are excellent spots for overnight stays.  

You enter these anchorages from the Sir Francis Drake's Channel.  As you enter these anchorages you will leave Buck Island to port and will look for two buoys marking the entrance.  Be sure to split these buoys as there is trouble on either side.  Red Rock will be left to starboard.

Fat Hogs Bay Chart

As you move thru these entrance buoys, you will pick up buoys rounding to starboard which will bring you in to East End Bay and Penn's Landing and Harbour View Marinas.

There is good holding inside the harbor and good protection if you tuck up behind the reef.  There are also moorings available if you prefer. The harbor is relatively shallow with depths of 9'-12' in most places.

There are three marinas inside the harbor: James Young, Penn's Landing and Harbour View marinas.  Harbor View is a very nice marina that is suitable for larger boats over 50'.  Ashore you will find ice, water, showers and fuel. There are also some great little shops and a dive shop that is the departure point for trips to a variety of BVI dive spots.

The James Young Marina has ice, water and fuel.  This is also a good place to provision as there is a small market.

Ashore, you will also find an ATM, a seafood market and one other small market for provisioning.  There is also a post office and police station just a short walk from the marinas.  

East End Bay is also the home of Pro Valor charters which has been on the BVI charter scene since 1993.