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Great Harbour

Foxy Callwood has made Great Harbour an internationally known destination. His annual Wooden Boat Regatta at the beginning of September, and New Year’s party draws racers and revelers from all corners of the earth.

Customs and Immigration at Great Harbour

Customs and Immigration at Great Harbour.

Customs and Immigration

Great Harbour is a convenient Port of Entry to clear out of BVI. To clear, go to the white customs building at the head of the dock. Even when ferries arrive, the waiting time at at this office is reasonably short. The procedure is straight forward with a few forms to fill out and a modest fee of $1 per person. The Customs & Immigration agents are friendly but serious about their jobs. Treat them with respect and they will treat you the same.

Custom’s Agent

Friendly BVI Custom’s agents at Great Harbour.

Jost, being the western most island, is a good jumping off point for St. John. From Great Harbor it is a reach of 6 miles south through Windward Passage to Cruz Bay where you must clear into the U.S. at Customs & Immigration. Often Windward Passage lives up to its name as it is a choke point for the winds and currents. But beyond, past Durloe Cays, the seas flatten out in the lee of St. John. After clearing in, backtrack to any one of the nice anchorages and parks on the north shore.


Ali Baba’s

Enjoy the breezy veranda, open to the harbor featuring a happy hour with conch fritters and Caribbean roti with seafood specialties such as lobster, swordfish, wahoo and kingfish. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please make dinner reservations by 6pm.
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The food ranges from a selection of nachos, quesdillas, and fishburgers to steaks, pasta and seafood. Specialty drinks and a party atmosphere hosted by “Vinnie the Blade” direct from New York. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Foxy’s Tamarind Bar

One of the most well known establishments in the BVI. True beachside Caribbean fun with live music Thursday—Saturday and BBQ every Friday and Saturday nights. Foxy Callwood himself will occasionally drop in and entertain with his calypso favorites. Foxy’s now offers four special beers, brewed in their own microbrewery. Or, try the “Sly Fox” or the “Dread Fox” specialty drinks made with Foxy’s own firewater rum. Bar opens at 9:30am and the Kitchen opens at 11:30am for lunch and dinner. Please make dinner reservations by 5pm.
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Rudy’s Bar, Restaurant and Suprette

On the west end of Great Harbour Rudy’s restaurant features a weekly lobster buffet on Thursday nights. The Suprette has basic items for provisioning.
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Provisions and Stores

Christine’s Bakery

Just follow your nose, or the street directly behind the customs house. Good breakfasts and lunch sandwiches with fresh baked breads, such as Christine’s famous coconut bread, banana bread and cinnamon buns. 284.495.9281

Nature’s Basket store

Ice House

Just past Christine’s and at the end of the street. Ice for restocking the cooler.

Nature’s Basket

A small local market with fruits and vegetables grown right there on Jost, as well as canned goods, and supplies.

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