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North Sound - Virgin Gorda

North Sound, also known as Virgin Gorda, is a natural harbor located in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea. The Sound is surrounded by the islands of Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear, and Mosquito. It is a popular destination for sailors and vacationers alike, due to its sheltered waters, stunning scenery, and abundance of marine life.

The main settlement of Virgin Gorda is Spanish Town, located on the south side of the Sound. The town is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and services, as well as a marina and yacht club. Nearby is the famous Baths, a series of grottoes and natural pools carved into the granite boulders of the beach.

The North Sound is a popular spot for sailing and fishing. The waters are relatively calm and sheltered, making it an ideal spot for novice sailors. The Sound is also home to an abundance of marine life, including barracuda, sea turtles, and dolphins.

The North Sound has a rich history. It was first sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1493, and later became a haven for pirates and buccaneers. In the 19th century, the Sound was used by the British Navy as a base of operations during the Napoleonic Wars.

Today, North Sound is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Its stunning scenery, abundance of marine life, and sheltered waters make it an ideal spot for sailing, fishing, and relaxing. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or an exciting adventure, North Sound has something for everyone.

Excursion tips for a day in North Sound - Virgin Gorda

As a tourist in North Sound - Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a day. Here are some of the top activities to consider:

1. Take a boat tour of the BVI's to explore the islands and take in the beautiful scenery.
2. Go sailing or kayaking around the islands.
3. Take a day trip to the Baths, a unique rock formation located on Virgin Gorda.
4. Relax on the beach or go snorkeling to explore the coral reefs.
5. Visit the Copper Mine Ruins, the site of an old copper mine.
6. Take a guided hike on the Gorda Peak National Park.
7. Visit the nearby islands of Anegada and Jost Van Dyke.
8. Enjoy some of the local seafood dishes at one of the many restaurants.
9. Explore the local shops and markets for souvenirs and gifts.
10. Spend some time at the North Sound Marina, where you can take in the beautiful views of the harbor.

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The climate in North Sound - Virgin Gorda

The climate in North Sound - Virgin Gorda in British Virgin Islands is tropical and relatively consistent throughout the year. During the summer months (June to November) temperatures are hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 26 to 30°C (79 to 86°F). The winter months (December to May) are slightly cooler with temperatures ranging from 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F). Rainfall is generally more frequent during the summer months, with occasional showers during the winter months. Humidity is high throughout the year, and trade winds keep the air temperature comfortable.

Cruise weather for North Sound - Virgin Gorda

Our weather forecast for North Sound - Virgin Gorda helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28 °C
34.9 m/s
38.2 m/s
21.1 %
23.7 m
75.1 %
1,017 hPa
05:51:57
18:56:14
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.4 °C
34.9 m/s
38.9 m/s
4.9 %
22.8 m
77.5 %
1,016 hPa
05:52:18
18:55:57
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 27.9 °C
33.8 m/s
37.1 m/s
18.2 %
23.7 m
74.0 %
1,018 hPa
05:52:39
18:55:39
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.6 °C
36.0 m/s
38.5 m/s
40.8 %
23.7 m
73.8 %
1,020 hPa
05:52:59
18:55:20
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28 °C
38.9 m/s
45.7 m/s
61.0 %
24.1 m
78.7 %
1,020 hPa
05:53:20
18:55:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.2 °C
33.5 m/s
43.2 m/s
49.3 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,018 hPa
05:53:40
18:54:39
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.8 °C
27.0 m/s
30.5 m/s
27.2 %
23.6 m
75.3 %
1,016 hPa
05:54:00
18:54:17
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 27.8 °C
31.0 m/s
32.4 m/s
70.2 %
24.1 m
75.8 %
1,017 hPa
05:54:20
18:53:54
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.9 °C
31.7 m/s
33.8 m/s
4.3 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,019 hPa
05:54:39
18:53:30
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 28 °C
30.2 m/s
33.2 m/s
18.8 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,018 hPa
05:54:59
18:53:05
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.9 °C
29.2 m/s
31.7 m/s
18.5 %
23.2 m
78.2 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:18
18:52:39
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 28.1 °C
28.7 m/s
31.7 m/s
2.2 %
24.1 m
77.0 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:37
18:52:12
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
25.3 m/s
27.0 m/s
4.3 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:56
18:51:44
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 27.8 °C
30.6 m/s
33.1 m/s
1.3 %
24.1 m
76.1 %
1,018 hPa
05:56:14
18:51:15
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 28.2 °C
33.8 m/s
37.8 m/s
32.2 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,018 hPa
05:56:32
18:50:45

Cruises to North Sound - Virgin Gorda

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Scheduled ship calls in North Sound - Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Sea Cloud 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Dec. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Dec. 2024 Sea Cloud Spirit 05:00 pm 12:00 am
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 Sea Cloud II 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 Sea Cloud Spirit 05:00 pm 11:00 pm
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 Sea Cloud Spirit 12:00 am 11:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 Sea Cloud 07:30 pm 12:00 am
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud 12:00 am 10:00 am
Jan. 5th 2025 Sunday, 5th of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 05:00 pm 12:00 am
Jan. 6th 2025 Monday, 6th of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 12:00 am 01:30 pm
Jan. 11th 2025 Saturday, 11th of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 01:30 pm 11:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud II 04:00 pm 12:00 am
Jan. 17th 2025 Friday, 17th of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud II 12:00 am 01:30 pm
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 01:30 pm 11:00 pm
Jan. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 pm 12:00 am
Jan. 27th 2025 Monday, 27th of Jan. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud II 08:00 am 01:30 pm
Mar. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud II 08:00 am 01:30 pm
Mar. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud 05:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud 12:00 am 01:30 pm
Dec. 5th 2025 Friday, 5th of Dec. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 05:00 pm 12:00 am
Dec. 6th 2025 Saturday, 6th of Dec. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 12:00 am 01:30 pm
Dec. 12th 2025 Friday, 12th of Dec. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 01:30 pm 11:00 pm
Dec. 13th 2025 Saturday, 13th of Dec. 2025 Sea Cloud II 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2025 Sunday, 14th of Dec. 2025 Sea Cloud II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 21st 2025 Sunday, 21st of Dec. 2025 Sea Cloud II 05:00 pm 12:00 am
Dec. 22nd 2025 Monday, 22nd of Dec. 2025 Sea Cloud II 12:00 am 11:00 pm
Dec. 22nd 2025 Monday, 22nd of Dec. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 01:30 pm 11:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data North Sound - Virgin Gorda

Other ports within 300km of North Sound - Virgin Gorda

Port Distance
Virgin Gorda in British Virgin Islands 2,76 km
Spanish Town in British Virgin Islands 3,56 km
Prickly Pear in British Virgin Islands 5,73 km
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