Posted on July 17 2019, by Els Kraakman.
A GREAT MOORING RESERVATION APP
Some popular anchorages in the BVI are filled up quickly during the day, so if you want to secure a mooring on your charter, you will normally have to arrive early to find one available for your overnight stay. There is now a new reservation system for mooring balls, which cost a bit more, but makes sure you have a mooring available for you upon arrival. BoatyBall is an App that allows you to reserve and pay for mooring balls located in prime locations throughout the British Virgin Islands.
The beauty of the App is that you can relax and enjoy your visits of other locations during the day and take your time sailing to your next destination, knowing that your overnight mooring is reserved for your yacht. You can arrive at the end of the sailing day between 4 and 5 PM and still know you will have a mooring available!
BoatyBall.com was created to provide boaters with a more secure way to pay, stay, and play. Every BoatyBall mooring has been professionally installed and is in an active maintenance program so you can relax and enjoy your stay. BoatyBall.com has mooring balls in prime locations throughout the British Virgin Islands. BoatyBall.com has moorings that can be reserved through the app and other moorings that are in a first come first serve program.
BoatyBalls cost $40 per night ($10 more than the usual $30/night), but the benefit of having a reserved spot in certain popular anchorages is worth the additional fee.
You only can make a reservation on the day itself from 7 AM and in high season you want to wake up that early to make your reservation before they are all gone. Once reserved you can arrive at the mooring between noon and 5.00 PM and you must leave the next day by noon.
The mooring balls are bright orange, a different shape, have numbers on them, and will have the BoatyBall logo clearly visible. Current locations of BoatyBall moorings:
- 10 moorings Anegada Settlement, Anegada
- 10 moorings Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda
- 15 moorings Cooper Islands Beach Club, Cooper Island
- 5 moorings Great Harbor Jost van Dyke
- 5 moorings Diamond Cay, Jost van Dyke (Little Jost van Dyke)
- 10 moorings Cane Garden Bay, Tortola