Cane Garden Bay is located on the North side of Tortola just about midpoint from East and West ends of the island. Cane Garden Bay is an active coumunity with both local residents as well as restaurants, bars and shops. During the day it is active with beach goers and by night, the local restaurant and clubs come alive with great food and live entertainment. For the daytime beach goer there is plenty of shade and to cill back and sample a few cold libations, go for a swim and still the long beach from one end to the other.
Water sports are plentiful for every enthusiest from Kayaking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding and Swimming. Rental boats are also available for a day trip to other islands as well as water taxis should you want to leave the handling of the boat to the more experienced.
The Callwood Distillery
The Callwood family runs the only rum distillery still operating in the British Virgin Islands a short walk from the beach at Cane Garden Bay. Once known as Estate Arundel, the Callwood Rum Distillery still produces rum much the same way it was done 300 years ago still using sugarcane when others have moved into producing their rums with molasses.
Little has changed during the 300 years of operation. Wooden barrels filled with aging rum inside, and the building itself seems to have changed very little as well seemingly to keep it’s historic feel. You can imagine being there during a time of yesteryear when pirates once ruled the area.
Admission to Callwood Rum Distillery is free, but if you want to take photos a small donation is required or or buy at least one bottle of rum and you should definitely ask about a narrative tour, which explains a bit of it’s history and the process of rum making.
World Class Surfing
Surfing has become very popular over the last 15 years in the British Virgin Islands And why not? During the winter months when the north swell arrives on our shores, the point on the eastern side of Cane Garden Bay serves up some world class right to left breaks which offers up some of the longest wave rides in all of the BVI.
The North East point of Cane Garden Bay has exposed rock & coral beach. In a 5-7 plus foot swell it has great wave action. The point is a long ride and if you pick it up far out you’ll get a good 150-200 yard ride. The waves may lose a little halfway where you can jump off and paddle back or ride it all the way. Cane Garden takes at least a 5 plus foot swell to create ride-able waves. This spot has to have the right conditions and when they do the waves are world class. Surfing here puts riders to experience close encounters with the reef and there are rocks that you have to be cautious of running along the left on the breaks.
Other Water Sports
Swimming, Stand-Up-Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and Snorkeling are a few other activities available at Myett’s and Cane Garden Bay. We have Stand-Up-Paddle boards sitting right outside of Myett’s for you to try. Paddle around the bay and enjoy a relaxing adventure as you cruise in and out of the yachts at anchor. Or do yourself a favor and find yourself in your own world during a sunset paddle.
If Snorkeling is your idea of spending an enjoyable afternoon, Cane Garden Bay is protected by the outer reef that is easily reachable from shore. Grab your gear and take a leisurely swim to the reef and catch a view of some of the great sea life that lives here. Check out the Parrot Fish, Octopus, lobsters and more. For a little more excitement you will be lucky enough to catch the large Tarpon feeding on the small Fry fish.