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Anchoring - Great Harbor Peter Island

Posted By: bailau

Anchoring - Great Harbor Peter Island - 02/10/2019 11:43 PM

If we can get a mooring ball we will but wanted to see if anyone has any anchoring advice for this harbor as we will get there around 330 or 400 pm.

Thanks in advance
Posted By: cruzdoc

Re: Anchoring - Great Harbor Peter Island - 02/11/2019 05:40 AM

There are several points along the eastern shore of Great Harbour on Peter where I have seen yachts anchored though I have never anchored there and can't provide any personal experience. Looking a the charts and google maps it appears there is quite a bit of sand once you are off the reef that is up against the shoreline in what would be 10-20 feet of water. I'm sure someone here has some experience anchoring along that area and could provide some extra reassurance though.

I do love the seclusion and holding along the eastern shore of Little Harbour though as an alternative. I have day anchored in Deadman's Bay but it is likely not ideal for an overnight stay dependent on the prevailing wind at the time.
Posted By: Christo

Re: Anchoring - Great Harbor Peter Island - 02/11/2019 09:53 AM

We haven't anchored there post-irma, but prior to that often anchored and never had any issues. Always very good holding.

There may be more mooring balls now which might change things, but if you cut and paste the following into google-maps it will show you roughly where we always aimed to drop the hook: 18.357095, -64.580042
Posted By: bailau

Re: Anchoring - Great Harbor Peter Island - 02/11/2019 11:59 AM

Many thanks to you both...there are mooring balls there but when we went in October they were too close together. That southeast corner though was clear.
Posted By: cwoody

Re: Anchoring - Great Harbor Peter Island - 02/13/2019 06:10 PM

Originally Posted by Christo
18.357095, -64.580042


Just select coordinates , right click and click search Google. Takes you right to maps. Switch to sat display.

Looks like someone is in your spot!
Posted By: OldRed

Re: Anchoring - Great Harbor Peter Island - 02/13/2019 11:55 PM

I haven't anchored there myself but have read backwinding can be a big issue on the eastern side.
Posted By: bailau

Re: Anchoring - Great Harbor Peter Island - 02/14/2019 10:33 PM

Originally Posted by cwoody
Originally Posted by Christo
18.357095, -64.580042


Just select coordinates , right click and click search Google. Takes you right to maps. Switch to sat display.

Looks like someone is in your spot!

Now that is funny...at least his dinghy isnt stolen
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