Discover the Ultimate Watersports Paradise in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound

Explore a Wealth of Aquatic Adventures from Sailing and Diving to E-Foiling in the Caribbean's Premier Watersports Destination
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Bitter End Yacht Club, a haven for watersports enthusiasts of all kinds. Courtesy Bitter End Yacht Club

Nestled in the azure waters of the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda’s North Sound, and Bitter End Yacht Club is a haven for sailors and watersports enthusiasts alike. From some of the world’s most unique diving, to relaxing paddles or thrilling on-water adventures, the North Sound is the perfect playground for those who crave excitement on the water. Read on to find out why you should set your course for Bitter End Yacht Club and this Caribbean gem. 

A windsurfer catches air off a wave at Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. Courtesy Bitter End Yacht Club

Embrace the Watersports Wonderland at Bitter End Yacht Club

At the heart of North Sound lies the Bitter End Yacht Club, a paradise for watersports enthusiasts. With a rich history of sailing and a commitment to adventure, BEYC offers a wide array of activities catering to all interests and skill levels. Explore the serene waters of North Sound at your own pace with paddleboarding and kayaking, paddling through the mangroves of Biras Creek, or exploring Prickly Pear Island and the neighboring shorelines. BEYC’s sailing school offers lessons tailored to your experience level, whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills. Bitter End’s Club Fleet boasts Hobie Waves, Getaways, and RS Zests, plus a lineup of windsurfers, foil boards and wings. Consistent tradewinds, and protected waters make Bitter End a true watersports paradise, offering a rich tapestry of activities for every adventurer. 

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Scuba divers explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with tropical fish near the sunken Chikuzen wreck. Courtesy Bitter End Yacht Club

Dive into Adventure with Sunchaser Scuba

For diving enthusiasts, Sunchaser Scuba, located on the property at Bitter End Yacht Club, is a must-visit. Operated by master dive instructors Ben Williams and Kay Van Leuven, who have hosted over 6,000 dives, Sunchaser Scuba offers access to some of the most stunning dive sites in the Caribbean. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a novice eager to explore the underwater world for the first time, Sunchaser Scuba provides a range of experiences tailored to all skill levels. Dive among the beautiful reefs, explore wrecks, and marvel at the vibrant marine life, from arches and canyons to massive coral heads. Notable sites include The Chikuzen, a sunken Japanese refrigerator vessel now teeming with rays, sharks, and large schools of tropical fish; The Invisibles, an advanced site with towering coral pinnacles that attract turtles and reef sharks; and Sharkplaneo, where three plane wrecks have been transformed into shark habitats by the local non-profit Beyond The Reef. For an even more enchanting experience, Sunchaser Scuba also offers night dives, where the underwater world is illuminated by the glow of bioluminescent organisms and the nocturnal activities of marine life.

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An e-foil rider soars above the turquoise waters, showcasing the thrilling new watersport available at BVI E-Foil. Courtesy Bitter End Yacht Club

Ride the Waves with BVI E-Foil

For those seeking a new and dynamic watersport, BVI E-Foil offers an exhilarating experience unlike any other. E-foiling combines the thrill of surfing with the sensation of flying, as you glide above the water on a hydrofoil board powered by an electric motor. Operated from the Watersports Territory at Bitter End Yacht Club, the BVI E-Foil team will have you up and flying in short time. With expert instruction and a bit of practice, you hover above the water, you’ll have a unique vantage point to take in the stunning surroundings of North Sound, offering a completely new way to experience the ocean.

Whether you’re diving into the depths with Sunchaser Scuba, gliding above the waves with BVI E-Foil, or embracing the diverse watersports offerings at Bitter End Yacht Club, there’s no shortage of excitement and beauty to discover. We can’t wait to see you all there!