Water Activities at Oil Nut Bay
The shimmering blue waters that surround Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda offer limitless potential for recreation. World-class sport fishing, endless boating adventures and some of the most stunning diving sites in the world are just a few of the opportunities offered by the beaches, reefs and open sea at Oil Nut Bay. From the relaxing to the adventurous, water activities at Oil Nut Bay are second to none.
Explore an ancient shipwreck, test your nerve against some of the toughest sport fish in the sea, or simply daydream the world away on a peaceful beach. The knowledgeable staff is happy to make sure each visitor gets the most out of the water activities at Oil Nut Bay.
Diving and Snorkeling
Crystal clear waters and vibrant coral reefs make Oil Nut Bay a diver’s paradise. Many prime areas are located near the shore and are perfect for snorkeling. Beginners and experts alike will find no shortage of unique underwater landscapes to explore. Teeming with colorful reef fish, the waters of Oil Nut bay offer some of the best diving in the British Virgin Islands, the stunning undersea rock formations and sunken shipwrecks ripe for exploration. One of the most exciting snorkeling locations in the area is known as The Baths, where the sun flickers through the calm surface to a network of underwater caves and massive boulders.
The calm, sheltered location of Virgin Gorda make paddle sports some of the most fun water activities at Oil Nut Bay. One of the best ways to explore the water is on a paddleboard or kayak. Paddlers can relax in the belly of a sturdy sea kayak or get a better view of the seascape perched atop a stand-up paddleboard. Glass-bottom kayaks are another great option, providing a window into the sea as marine creatures like stingrays and sea turtles glide beneath the boat.
The gentle winds of the British Virgin Islands provide the ideal environment for wind sports such as kiteboarding, windsurfing and Hobie Cat sailing. Oil Nut bay has all the equipment needed for any beginner or expert, and the experienced staff can provide expert tips and advice to create a thrilling adventure for aspiring windsurfers and kiteboarders.
Inshore and Reef Fishing
Sport fishing is one of the prime water activities in the BVI, and you never know what you might find at the end of your line. Anegada’s North Drop is one of the most exciting deep-sea fishing spots in the area, and it’s just minutes away from Oil Nut Bay. White marlin, sailfish, yellowfin and blackfin tuna, wahoo and dorado abound in the deep waters of the North Drop, where steep underwater canyons plummet sharply from the plateau beneath the islands.
Deep-sea fishing can be an adventure of a lifetime, but there’s no need to venture out into deep water to catch fish at on Virgin Gorda. The reefs and inshore waters around Virgin Gorda harbor a bounty of fish, from kingfish and snapper to bonefish and bonita. The nearby islands provide more excellent fishing opportunities, including fly fishing for tarpon and permit. Hiring a charter to go straight to the best fishing spots ensures a great trip, experienced anglers can also experience the adventure of being their own guide and discovering their own secret fishing spots.
Boat charters range from thrilling adventures on the deep blue sea to relaxing wildlife cruises in glass-bottom boats and romantic sunset sails. The opportunities for water activities at Oil Nut Bay are endless, and there’s always something new to discover.