Jost van Dyke is roughly 8 square kilometers in area and ~4 miles long. It's the 4th largest of the islands making up the BVI. Jost van Dyke is volcanic in origin and very hilly. Once ashore, there are some outstanding (and rigorous) hikes on Jost!
Jost van Dyke's hills make it visible from quite a distance. It's actually visible from Anegada or as you approach from the north side of Tortola. Despite the size of Jost van Dyke, it is sparsely populated with year round residence totaling only in the low hundreds of people. Much of this population is concentrated in the Great Harbour area, which is also a port of entry into the BVI.
Jost van Dyke has 4 wonderful harbors and several great day anchorages that offer everything from the more active Great Harbour to the peaceful Little Jost harbor which has only 10 moorings.
Harbours and anchorages of Jost Van Dyke include: