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Anchorage protected by reef. Nice beach with good snorkeling.
1937 to 1969 to...
Rob & Rodie White in the late 1930's
When I first came to Marina Cay for Sunday brunch, in 1969, lobster was the only entrée and the critters were kept alive in a cage attached to the old concrete dock that Robb and Rodie built. The dock is still there...>>Full Story
Though reef life isn’t as vibrant as in past years, the anchorage side of Mother Turtle Reef is still one of the better places in the BVI to learn to snorkel. At the beach in front of the restaurant, the bottom drops off slowly, making for a safe and easy learning experience. It is also a great place for kids, as the beach is protected by the reef from swell and waves. But, take care not to snorkel into the mooring field. If you are inclined to dive a little deeper, Dive BVI operates a full-service dive station on Marina Cay.
Pusser’s offers casual dining and great drinks overlooking Mother Turtle Reef and the anchorage. Visit the Robb White Bar, by following the path to the top of the island, for happy hour with live entertainment. Pusser’s has a passenger ferry to and from the docks at Trellis Bay for dinner guests. Lunch and dinner daily. VHF 16, 284.494.2174
Mother Turtle Beach on west end for beach combing.
Only in the past few years has there been any development on Scrub Island and a condominium resort and marina is now in the works on the south end with a new marina, restaurant and shops. Scrub Island’s Mother Turtle Beach—on the north end of Camanoe Cut—is a small, secluded spot ideal for a picnic. The approach (see Navigation Tips—Information & Maps to the beach is very shallow, and a dinghy will have to be rowed the last 20 yards on the right (south) end of the shingle beach. Turtle egg shards are common here, and if mother turtles are spotted, it is best to clear the area until they leave.