The seas that surround our island are central to Anguilla life.
Boat racing is Anguilla’s national sport, and our island hosts countless regattas throughout the year. Although more of an observer’s activity, any Anguilla boat race should be a “don’t miss” item on your itinerary. Day cruising and sailing to many of Anguilla’s offshore cays or secluded beaches can be a great way to experience some of the island’s most pristine places. Picnics onboard or ashore, sunset cocktail cruises, secluded snorkeling trips and excursions to our outer Cays are just some of the fun filled activities available.
For some sporting fun, waterskiing, tubing and banana boat rides can be arranged. Kiteboarding, windsurfing, sailfish and catamarans are just some of our watersport activities that offer hands-on fun. And for some scenic adventure, Shoal Bay offers parasailing tours and Junior’s Glass Bottom Boat Tour is a fish eye view of the Shoal Bay reef (perfect for children and those a bit timid of the water).
Anguilla’s warm and calm waters are teeming with Wahoo, marlin, swordﬁsh and yellow and black ﬁn tuna. Regular ﬁshing charters, operated by experienced Anguillians can guide you to some of the Caribbean’s ﬁnest ﬁshing spots.
One of Anguilla’s offshore cays, Prickley Pear, offers a glorious beach, excellent barbecue and great snorkeling.