Aqua Sports

Boating & Fishing

The water not only surrounds the island of Anguilla, it is central to the island’s way of life.

Boat Racing is Anguilla’s national sport. So, cruising and sailing too 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 on board or ashore, sunset cocktail cruises, secluded snorkelling trips and excursions to sand cay restaurants are just some of the fun itineraries available.

For those looking for a fight, 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.

More scenic, aquatic activities are also available. Shoal Bay Scuba, located on Shoal Bay, offers full tuition and PADI courses, while sailboat and windsurfing rentals are available for those content with staying closer to land.

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

The fringe of coral reefs and cays surrounding Anguilla, and the turquoise waters make it one of the Caribbean’s premier destinations for snorkelling and diving. All of the beaches provide access to reefs and rock formations where brightly coloured fish can be seen. The more celebrated snorkelling spots include Shoal Bay East, Junk’s Hole and Sandy Island.

Anguilla’s deeper waters are alive with beauty and history and the 7 marine parks are home to everything from living limestone walls to centuries old shipwrecks. The island has a number of PADI Dive centres, including nearby Shoal Bay Scuba.