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Conch mounds in Anegada #187828
03/19/2019 01:54 PM
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Are these visible or accessible from land? We are going to anegada via ferry and really want to see them. Wondering if only available to visit by boat. Please let me know if you have insight. Thanks!

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Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #187829
03/19/2019 01:58 PM
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only by boat

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #187831
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If it helps...cut and paste the below coordinates into google maps, that shows you exactly where they are...which alas is far from road access.

18.687653, -64.277218

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #187833
03/19/2019 02:33 PM
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If you have time for a boat trip Captain Kelly can take you out to see the pile and other cool stuff (flamingoes and great snorkeling)

Face book Anegada Kelly land and sea tour...we have done 4 tours with him

Although I would make a strong case for going over to Loblolly (good snorkeling here) or Cow Wreck and enjoying the beach since you have limited time

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #187875
03/19/2019 07:32 PM
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Sherwin of team works charters can take you. He is a great host you won’t be disappointed.

You can find him on Facebook.


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Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #187904
03/20/2019 08:05 AM
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We have used Sherwin as well. Great day with him on the water.



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Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188050
03/21/2019 08:20 AM
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We were just there a few weeks ago. As others said - only by boat. We took Sherwin’s tour and highly recommend it. Four hours, $100 pp, and only your group. He runs 2 trips a day.

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188053
03/21/2019 08:53 AM
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Has anyone used Kelly's Land and Sea Tours?


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Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: Orange_Burst] #188069
03/21/2019 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Orange_Burst
Has anyone used Kelly's Land and Sea Tours?

If you don't get a specific answer, check on BVIPirate.

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188078
03/21/2019 12:11 PM
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I never heard of conch mounds. However there is a road accessible pile of conch shells that we saw a few years ago where fishing boats land. At this same location, there are a number of abandoned outboard motors and a few decrepit boats with vegetation growing through the hulls. Sorry can't recall the name of the road.

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: 706jim] #188084
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Originally Posted by 706jim
I never heard of conch mounds. However there is a road accessible pile of conch shells that we saw a few years ago where fishing boats land. At this same location, there are a number of abandoned outboard motors and a few decrepit boats with vegetation growing through the hulls. Sorry can't recall the name of the road.

This is the fisherman's dock and different than the conch mounds. I doubt the road has a name.

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188093
03/21/2019 01:35 PM
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Here is pic of mound (if I figured out how to do this correctly)

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Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188096
03/21/2019 01:58 PM
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If you zoom in using Google Maps sat view think you can see mounds off East Pt Anegada.


Anegada Conch Mounds


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Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188229
03/22/2019 09:49 AM
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What are the water depths like around there? Can you anchor near enough to easily dinghy over to them? Looks like it's about 7.5 miles from Setting Point.

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188230
03/22/2019 09:52 AM
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I wouldn't go very far east of setting point. Not sure about you, but it's farther than I trust a charter dinghy and if you don't know the waters, there are lots of coral heads to avoid.

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188231
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Nearest you can anchor is the main anchorage/mooring field.

...suppose you could dinghy round! Long trip though, depends on the dinghy!

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: kimberly2] #188287
03/22/2019 02:04 PM
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I echo Jason and Christo...too many coral heads and i imagine it is a redlined area for many charter companies. Just get someone to take you and enjoy

In October we did see a lone dinghy out by Conch Island from setting point. This last February we saw 2 power cats rafted and anchored East of Conch Island.

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: Orange_Burst] #188606
03/25/2019 09:09 AM
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Colleen - we were signed up for a tour with Kelly 2 years ago. It was a mess - he was off island, couldn’t get I touch with him, directions he gave us to find his replacement were wrong. Lost our deposit and no tour. A big mess. “Word” on the island (from our trip last month) is that he’s a bit of a shady character.
We loved our trip with Sherwin last month (he’s Ann’s (from Cow Wreck) brother in law)

Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: CottageGirl] #188611
03/25/2019 09:47 AM
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Thank you for the information. Sherwin it is!


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Re: Conch mounds in Anegada [Re: CottageGirl] #188613
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Originally Posted by CottageGirl
Colleen - we were signed up for a tour with Kelly 2 years ago. It was a mess - he was off island, couldn’t get I touch with him, directions he gave us to find his replacement were wrong. Lost our deposit and no tour. A big mess. “Word” on the island (from our trip last month) is that he’s a bit of a shady character.
We loved our trip with Sherwin last month (he’s Ann’s (from Cow Wreck) brother in law)


We have done 4 trips with Kelly over the last 2 years (and #5 in May) and had no issues...and haven't heard "shady" mentioned about him with the local people we have discussed him with on Anegada. You can also check out his reviews on Trip Advisor. I think just find someone you like and go with them.


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