Traveltalkonline.com Forums


BVI Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors BVI Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics38,591
Posts311,712
Members26,555
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
RonDon 49
fabila 44
Zanshin 40
JeanneB 36
Kennys 34
Member Spotlight
MrTim-BTV
MrTim-BTV
Essex Junction, VT
Posts: 48
Joined: April 2019
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
Marc1000
Who's Online Now
14 registered members (fabila, George1234, GeorgeC1, SXMScubaman, Kennys, nevar37, sunshine44, TRIM, mark37, Manpot, 4 invisible), 624 guests, and 82 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Pomato Point #313685
02/16/2024 01:06 AM
02/16/2024 01:06 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 66
Santa Cruz, CA
R
rcevans100 Offline OP
Traveler
rcevans100  Offline OP
Traveler
R
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 66
Santa Cruz, CA
I have been many times to Anegada but never anchored at Pomato Point.
A couple of questions…..
What is Sid’s like for lobster ?
Can you arrange to rent a car here to get to Flash of Beauty etc.

Thanks
Bob

BVI Sponsors
Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #313692
02/16/2024 07:41 AM
02/16/2024 07:41 AM
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 161
18°44'42"N 64°24'09"W
D
duckfat Offline
Traveler
duckfat  Offline
Traveler
D
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 161
18°44'42"N 64°24'09"W
Sid's lobster is as good as anyone else's. The folks at Sid's can call for a rental car to be brought to you.

Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #313697
02/16/2024 08:29 AM
02/16/2024 08:29 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,031
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Online content
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,031
GA/NC
Make sure your charter company allows it. Most restrict Anegada to the main anchorage. Last time we ate at Syd’s the lobster was ok but would have been better if they let them grow up a bit!

Last edited by GeorgeC1; 02/16/2024 08:29 AM.
Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #313698
02/16/2024 08:33 AM
02/16/2024 08:33 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,153
M
MIDiver Offline
Traveler
MIDiver  Offline
Traveler
M
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,153

Agree with George - check with your charter company before considering.

That said, the conditions have to be just right for anchoring to be safe and pleasant at Pomato. Any swell from N, NW, SW or S and/or winds from these directions and it gets very uncomfortable. And extremely hard if not dangerous to land a dinghy (be prepared to haul it up the sand incline a good ways no dinghy dock here). Swell will also wrap when from N and/or large from NE. You should be aware of condition forecasts within the next 24 hours as things can change quickly. As the locals say, the Atlantic can get angry - fast. We love it there when the winds/swell are light and from the E (typically in summer). It is a condition crap shoot in “season”.

The lobster at Sid’s is wonderful. We have always had BIG lobsters there - perhaps George ordered the kiddie meal? Smile. Really like the lobster tacos. and the ribs as well. They don’t rent cars there (and vehicles are in short supply) so you really need to rent one in advance and have it delivered there (hard to do if you don’t really know what conditions will be until day of arrival).

If you are allowed to proceed here by the charter company, and the conditions are right, follow cruising guide directions carefully for entry. Watch the reefs to either side. And station someone up front for lobster pot look out. There are a LOT of them in the area and you absolutely don’t want to foul one here.

Last edited by MIDiver; 02/16/2024 08:38 AM.
Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #313700
02/16/2024 09:49 AM
02/16/2024 09:49 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 790
Kannapolis, NC
ndfaninnc Offline
Traveler
ndfaninnc  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 790
Kannapolis, NC
Absolutely enjoyed several meals at Sid's last November. Great guy and a beautiful location.

I recommend Dean Wheatley (Sid's brother) for the rental. 284-495-9677 or dwjeep@hotmail.com

Attached Files Lobster.pngLobster2.pngSid.png

Go Irish!!

Bill

[Linked Image]
Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #313731
02/16/2024 09:38 PM
02/16/2024 09:38 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 66
Santa Cruz, CA
R
rcevans100 Offline OP
Traveler
rcevans100  Offline OP
Traveler
R
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 66
Santa Cruz, CA
Many Thanks for the wind/swell info.
Will certainly add this as a stop if conditions are good.

Will be down next week for a month in BVI,USVI and Puerto Rico

cheers

Bob
Sweet Spot
Leopard 48

Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #313996
02/21/2024 11:43 AM
02/21/2024 11:43 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 966
Middleburg, VA
cwoody Offline
Traveler
cwoody  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 966
Middleburg, VA
Chartered out of TMM last spring and anchored there. Left North Sound later with no need to rush to play the mooring ball game.

Reefs to the north and south of Sid's are clearly visible on the way in. Pick somewhere in-between an ease in toward shore.
Bottom comes up slowly so pick your depth and look for a sandy spot to drop.

We sent in an away team to scout out the beach. Beach in front of Sid's was very steep so we found easier access to the north.
Do pull dingy up a way and secure to avoid the occasional rouge wave!
Bring bug spray and let Sid take care of everything else.

We slid over to the mooring field the next morn before the conga line of boats arrived.

Enjoy!


Chuck W.

Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #314062
02/23/2024 10:01 AM
02/23/2024 10:01 AM
Joined: Jan 2022
Posts: 4
Stonington, CT
J
JohnnyJr24 Offline
Member
JohnnyJr24  Offline
Member
J
Joined: Jan 2022
Posts: 4
Stonington, CT
We had the lobster with pasta last night at Sid’s and it was awesome! Great service and friendly atmosphere. We will be back soon for sure.

Re: Pomato Point [Re: JohnnyJr24] #315066
03/07/2024 09:17 PM
03/07/2024 09:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 66
Santa Cruz, CA
R
rcevans100 Offline OP
Traveler
rcevans100  Offline OP
Traveler
R
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 66
Santa Cruz, CA
Thanks again to all for info on Sid’s. We enjoyed a great lobster dinner here. Anchorage was straightforward… we had good weather.
Only one other boat.

Probably my go to place next ti me in Anegada.

Cheers

Bob

Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #315071
03/07/2024 09:53 PM
03/07/2024 09:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,153
M
MIDiver Offline
Traveler
MIDiver  Offline
Traveler
M
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,153
Originally Posted by rcevans100
Thanks again to all for info on Sid’s. We enjoyed a great lobster dinner here. Anchorage was straightforward… we had good weather.
Only one other boat.

Probably my go to place next ti me in Anegada.

Cheers

Bob


Shhhhhh Bob. Don’t tell the world our secret. 😎

Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #315086
03/08/2024 09:01 AM
03/08/2024 09:01 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 790
Kannapolis, NC
ndfaninnc Offline
Traveler
ndfaninnc  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 790
Kannapolis, NC
Agreed. Shhhh.......


Go Irish!!

Bill

[Linked Image]
Re: Pomato Point [Re: MIDiver] #315272
03/10/2024 09:38 AM
03/10/2024 09:38 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 66
Santa Cruz, CA
R
rcevans100 Offline OP
Traveler
rcevans100  Offline OP
Traveler
R
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 66
Santa Cruz, CA
I meant to say that the anchoring was very difficult. No way to land a dinghy, had to swim in !!
Not recommended at all !!

Cheers

Bob

Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #315274
03/10/2024 10:07 AM
03/10/2024 10:07 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,031
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Online content
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,031
GA/NC
The big thing to be aware of is that Pomato point is essentially unprotected. If there is any chance of Squalls or Thunderstorms in the forecast you don’t want to overnight. As I mentioned earlier in the thread most charter companies require the main anchorage be used.

Re: Pomato Point [Re: GeorgeC1] #315323
03/10/2024 07:29 PM
03/10/2024 07:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 308
Park City, Utah
ericlut Online content
Traveler
ericlut  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 308
Park City, Utah
Squalls, storms or just a good size north swell. A few years back we weren't paying attention to the swell forecast and woke up at 3 AM with the boat rocking badly. No one slept for the next 3 hours, when we finally had enough light to get underway.

Re: Pomato Point [Re: rcevans100] #315336
03/10/2024 09:34 PM
03/10/2024 09:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,031
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Online content
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,031
GA/NC
I had the same experience in CGB once. Didn’t check swell forecast. Went to bed it was dead calm. Painfully rolled out of my berth at 2am. Miserable night!
G


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1