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Conch Mountain, Anegada #111735
11/07/2016 07:06 PM
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Kalamazoopirate Offline OP
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We are heading down to the BVI's November 26 for 10 days of sailing and had a question.
Has anyone made the trip from the mooring field in Anegada to conch mountain, on the east side of the island in a dinghy? We are thinking it would be a cool adventure, weather permitting. Also, it would just be me and my wife, so we should be moving pretty light. Any advice on making the trip would be appreciated (it looks like 4 miles one way).
Thanks,
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Re: Conch Mountain, Anegada [Re: Kalamazoopirate] #111736
11/07/2016 07:24 PM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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I've done it with Dean Soares as a guided trip in his tour boat. I'm not sure if he's still doing tours but you could stop at Neptune's and ask. If not, he might take you on the smaller fishing boat. It's a fun trip with Dean because he knows where to go and see the flamingos, the conch pile, a wreck or 2. Think we spent about 3 hours with him.

You could also check with Danny, the bone fishing guide. Obviously he normally does fishing trips but might take you out to see the conch mountain.

Re: Conch Mountain, Anegada [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #111737
11/07/2016 08:06 PM
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I recommend that you get in touch with Alex Varlack. He is doing tours by boat. Ask for Alex at Neptune's. You can look him up on Facebook as "Anegada Adventures".

Answering your original question: Yes, you can get there by dinghy. If the wind is light it won't be bad. There are a lot of shallow spots and reefs between Setting Point and the east end. Stay fairly far off the island, where you can see that the water has adequate depth.

If there is the normal late November wind, then don't do it by dinghy. It will be a miserable trip back.


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Re: Conch Mountain, Anegada [Re: wmangum] #111738
11/08/2016 09:46 AM
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wmangum said:
I recommend that you get in touch with Alex Varlack. He is doing tours by boat. Ask for Alex at Neptune's. You can look him up on Facebook as "Anegada Adventures".


I'll second that suggestion. We went with Alex in July for fishing, snorkeling, and touring the reef at the east end of Anegada, and had a great time.

Re: Conch Mountain, Anegada [Re: FLJim] #111739
11/08/2016 02:29 PM
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If you wanted to reach this by car any thing we should know?

Re: Conch Mountain, Anegada [Re: bagsarepacked] #111740
11/08/2016 02:53 PM
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I don't think you can. It's too far East and it's in the water, not on land.

Re: Conch Mountain, Anegada [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #111741
11/08/2016 10:42 PM
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Impossible to reach by car. The road ends at the Settlement. You could hike it...but it would be quite a trek!

Re: Conch Mountain, Anegada [Re: YachtReprise] #111742
11/08/2016 10:50 PM
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We'll be down on the 26th for a week. Sailing Island Fun from Captain!s Compass. Not sure yet on our game plan yet. Look for us, be flying OSU Buckeyes flag

Re: Conch Mountain, Anegada [Re: jagmansr] #111743
11/09/2016 02:05 PM
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No, you cannot hike to the conch mound. Getting there by land would require crossing Budrock Pond. It is shallow, but the bottom of it is extremely soft - as close to quicksand as I have ever seen. I have tried going that way.

Hiking the very south side is also impossible - it is solid mangrove thicket


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