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Maya Cove

Maya Cove is also known as Hodges Creek (which is how you may see it referenced on charts) is roughly a half mile west of Buck Island along the southeastern shore of Tortola. Maya Cove is nicely protected by a reef and typically gets a cooling breeze from the northeast.

Navigation to Maya Cove

A reef extends off Whelk Point which sits on the western end of the entrance to Maya Cove.  However, there are buoys clearly marking the entrance and which mark a channel entering Maya Cove.  There will be two sets of red and green buoys defining the entry. There is also a reef off your starboard as you enter the channel along the northeastern side of the entree. It's a narrow channel so entering under power is advised. As you enter Maya Cove you will see Hodges Creek Marina (marked by a red roof) which monitors channel 16.Maya Cove Chart

Anchoring & Mooring in Maya Cove

Maya Cove can be a bustling harbor during busy seasons, particularly in and around Hodges Creek Marina. If you decide to anchor, the primary anchorage is on the southern end of the harbor near the mooring field.  However, be careful to not anchor too close to shore as it gets quite shallow. The holding ground is good in Maya Cove but the anchorage can be a bit tight due to the moorings and shoals near shore.

Hodges Creek Marina is a full service marina where you will find water, ice, and showers. Ashore at Maya Cove there is the Calamaya a marina restaurant. Calamaya features Caribbean and Mediterranean specialties and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fat Hog Bob's Caribbean Barbecue is located to the southern end of the cove, go slowly as you approach in your dinghy as there is very shallow water. Drinks and dining at Fat Bob's can be enjoyed with a great view of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

For divers, there is the Sail Caribbean Divers Resort.  Sail Caribbean Divers runs dive tours and PADI instruction.

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