Norman Island is situated at the southern tip of British Virgin Islands archipelago. It's among a number of isles reputed to be the inspiration for the pirate novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is said that Norman Island was named after a pirate who purchased or leased it at some point during early 18th century, but supporting evidence for the contention is hard to find.
- Norman Island is privately owned by Dr.Henry Jarecki. It is uninhabited and has an area of about 600 acres (242.8 ha), and is 4 km (2.5 ml) long. A large harbour popular as "The Bight" provides one of the most protected anchorages in the region.
- Norman Island is reckoned to be one of the "Little Sisters," together with Dead Chest Island, Ginger Island, Peter Island, Pelican Island and Salt Island. This group of isles is lower, smaller, and more arid than other isles located to the north and west.
- Norman Island is a popular destination for tourists and cruisers because of 3 water-level caves found at the base of cliffs outside The Bight's western edge. The caves are great for snorkeling, and, if you go deep enough into the cliffs, the experience is just like a night dive.
- Norman Island does not have any permanent inhabitants (except wild goats), but there is a bar and restaurant named "Pirates Bright" in The Bight. Early in the morning on October 1, 2013 it burned to the ground and was rebuilt and reopened in 2014 together with a full service dive shop. A second restaurant opened next door in 2016. There is also an old schooner called "Willy T" (or William Thornton) which operates as a restaurant and bar. Moorings in The Bight are offered overnight for US$30.
- Norman Island features so many hidden bays, caves and wrecks that many visitors still explore hoping to discover treasure one day. Tourist operators in the BVI (British Virgin Islands) have no interest to discourage this.
Norman Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Norman Island dock (anchor) at The Bight, a harbour on the western side.
The Norman Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Norman Island, BVI.
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Port Norman Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Norman Island, BVI. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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