Celtic Virgins Explorer – Cooper, Salt and Peter Island – Full Day

Salt Island & Cooper

Salt Island & Cooper

The southern islands are a stones throw from each other

RMS Rhone wreck

RMS Rhone wreck

Salt Island is infamous for being the final resting place of the RMS Rhone. The wreck today is one of the most visited shipwrecks in the Caribbean. While most of her is 80 ft underwater, in the right conditions parts of the Rhone can be visible when snorkelling on the surface above.

2.7k Celtic 12

2.7k Celtic 12

Summary

Cooper, Salt and Peter Island

We start our day with a relaxing cruise to Salt Island which is named after it’s three salt ponds, that were once an important resource providing traditional seasoning and curing for local islands and passing ships. Just off Salt Island you can snorkel the ‘Wreck of the Rhone’ (sea conditions permitting). This is called after RMS (Royal Mail Steamer) Rhone which sank in a hurricane in 1867, and is considered to be one of the best wreck dives in the region. Several scenes from the movie ‘The Deep’ was filmed on this wreck. We then cruise to Cooper Island and have a pre-lunch snorkel around Cistern Point and Little Carvel Rock in Manchioneel Bay. After this we go ashore where you can enjoy a wonderful lunch followed by a visit to their micro-brewery, rum bar, coffee shop/ice cream parlor and gift shop or just relax on the beautiful beach. After lunch we have gentle cruise to Deadman’s Bay which is the largest beach on Peter Island. It is one of the most stunning beaches in the BVI with a mile long powdery white sand and turquoise water which is ideal for snorkeling, sun-bathing or strolling in the shade of the palm trees. After this we start our cruise back to Tortola as the sun sets over St Thomas provides a beacon to bring us safely home and complete our perfect day.

Tour Itinerary :

Destination 1: Salt Island and RMS Rhone

Salt Island which is named after it’s three salt ponds, that were once an important resource providing traditional seasoning and curing for local islands and passing ships. Just off Salt Island you can snorkel the ‘Wreck of the Rhone’ (sea conditions permitting). This is called after RMS (Royal Mail Steamer) Rhone which sank in a hurricane in 1867, and is considered to be one of the best wreck dives in the region.

Destination 2: Cooper Island

On arrival at Cooper Island we have a pre-lunch snorkel around Cistern Point and Little Carvel Rock in Manchioneel Bay. After this we go ashore where you can enjoy a wonderful lunch followed by a visit to their micro-brewery, rum bar, coffee shop/ice cream parlor and gift shop or just relax on the beautiful beach.

Break for Lunch:

Lunch at Cooper Island Beach Club. Lunch costs not included in Tour.

Destination 3: Peter Island

After lunch we have gentle cruise to Deadman’s Bay which is the largest beach on Peter Island. It is one of the most stunning beaches in the BVI with a mile long powdery white sand and turquoise water which is ideal for snorkeling, sun-bathing or strolling in the shade of the palm trees. We will anchor at a depth of 5’ in crystal clear water, where you can snorkel and hopefully see the resident sea turtles and white spotted stingrays.

Sunset Cruise back to the Dock:

Enjoy a Celtic Painkiller made by your captain before we glide back to Tortola as the sun begins to set over St Thomas providing a beacon to bring us safely home and complete our perfect day.

Important Info

We meet at our private dock in Towers, West End at 9.00am, and we return at 5.00pm.

Captain, Fuel, Snorkeling Equipment, Towels, Soft Drinks/Beers/Snacks, Cruising Permits, National Parks Fees are included in the price. Lunch costs not included in Tour.

Gratuity is at your discretion.

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