Day 4: Sail to The Dogs, Gorda Sound and Bitter End Yacht Club, North Sound
It’s Day 4 and we’re loving life on the Caribbean - we couldn’t have imagined this kind of paradise! Today we had a leisurely two hour sail to The Dogs - a cluster of six islands lying halfway between Tortola and Virgin Gorda. The Dogs are wildlife sanctuaries for marine life, fringed with coral and known for superior snorkeling. We took advantage of this relaxing hot spot and tied all four of our boats together to snorkel, sun bathe and just enjoy the boating lifestyle and each other’s company. We also received a special treat from our captains! Remember the wahoo that we caught while deep sea fishing? Our captains cleaned, marinated and grilled the fish we caught the day before and served it for lunch – talk about fresh seafood!
After lunch, our group sailed to the North Sound for an evening at the Bitter End Yacht Club. Once docked, we freshened up and headed out on a sunset powerboat cruise, hosted by the Bitter End Yacht Club. During the cruise we were able to catch a glimpse of Mosquito and Necker Islands, which are privately owned by well-known entrepreneur Richard Branson.
After our cruise, we enjoyed a cocktail hour and dinner at Bitter End’s Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grille. It was too delicious for words! Secret Tip: Their infamous key lime pie is a can’t-miss!!! After a few after-hour cocktails and dancing at The Crawl Pub, our group called it a night at last.
One of our boats, Dancia, headed towards The Dogs
All four boats tied up for the afternoon at The Dogs
Arriving at Bitter End Yacht Club
Sunset powerboat cruise
The group enjoying cocktail hour at Bitter End Yacht Club