By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
If you weren’t staying aboard a boat, chances are you arrived to Saba Rock, the lively bar and restaurant floating in the British Virgin Islands’ North Sound, via their water taxi. Which means that you likely met Adrian Green, who’s been expertly piloting Saba’s boats, Saba Rock I and Saba Rock II, between the restaurant, neighboring Bitter End Yacht Club, Leverick Bay and Gun Creek on Virgin Gorda for more than seven years.
Originally from Dominica, Green has has lived in the BVI for several years, during which time he’s come to know a thing or three about the idyllic 60-island archipelago. We asked Captain Green for his BVI do’s and don’ts, and here’s what he said.
CJ: What’s the one visitors to the BVI have to do while they’re here?
AG: It’s said that The Baths [on Virgin Gorda] are the biggest set of rocks you’ll find anywhere in the world, so you have to see them. They’re actually shaped like a bathtub and there’s a cave you can swim into; it’s a must.
CJ: The BVI is famous for its waters but what do you recommend for as fun land-based activities?
AG: Hiking to Tortola’s highest point, Mount Sage [1,740 feet above sea level], takes about 45 minutes and is really worth it.
CJ: Any BVI Don’ts?
AG: When visitors go to national park beaches here in the BVI and see the red flag flying, a lot of them tend to ignore it and go in the water anyway. But it means that sea conditions are not safe, and people really need to keep away. Better safe than sorry!