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Island Information

Foxy’s is located on Jost Van Dyke. At just 3.5 square miles and about 300 inhabitants, the pace is a bit slower here.  Whether you stay for a day or a week, you’ll find plenty to do. Trace the old trails that connect the island or explore the overgrown ruins of sugar mills. In the fall and winter, watch whales and dolphins from a hilltop or visit the bubbly pool at the East End, where the foaming sea forms a natural Jacuzzi. And you can stop by Foxy’s newest watering hole, Foxy’s Taboo, on Diamond Cay at East End.

Although Jost measures just four by three miles, the island is rich in history. It’s been home to Arawak Indians, Caribs, Dutch, Africans and English. William Thorton, architect of the US Capitol, was born here. And John Coakley Lettsome, founder of the London Medical Society, was born on nearby Little Jost Van Dyke. You can get here by boat, water taxi, private charter or ferry service from West End, Tortola, St. John, or St. Thomas. Even if you come just for a day, you can take in many of Jost’s attractions. If you want to learn more about the history or natural environment of the island, visit the Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society., our local not-for-profit organisation started by Foxy Callwood himself! JVDPS has a publication and several articles under it “Links & Libraries” section of its website.

Jost Van Dyke Island Information

Getting To Foxy’s

First, you have to get to Jost Van Dyke. We’re a bit out of the way, but they say the journey is the thing. You won’t be sorry!

From Tortola, BVI

Foxy’s  own “Excellent Adventure” is botha day tour boat and water taxi service. This is a convenient option if you’re staying on Tortola but want to come to Foxy’s for dinner, when the ferries stop running.  Call for pricing. Call (284) 546-1904 for pricing.

New Horizon Ferry offers ferry service from West End, Tortola to Jost Van Dyke  7 days per week. Weekdays, departing West End 8am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm & 5pm and departing JVD at 7am, 9am, 12pm, 2pm, &5pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, departing West End at 9am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm and departing JVD at 8am, 9:30am, 12pm, 2pm and 5pm.

From St. Thomas & St. John, USVI

Inter-Island Ferry Services offers ferry service from St. Thomas/St. John, USVI – Jost Van Dyke 6 days per week. ferries depart St. Thomas/St. John at 8:00/8:30am and return to the USVI from JVD at 9am. In the afternoons there is a another trip between 2pm and 5pm in the afternoon; however schedule changes from day to day, so it’s best to call the company a day or two in advance when planning your trip).

Water Taxi Service or Day Sail boats. If you are staying on St. John or St. Thomas, there are numerous day trips planned to the BVI, with Foxy’s as stops.

Getting Around the Island

“My feet is my only carriage”

Foxy’s is an easy 5-10 minute walk from the ferry dock through the quaint village of Great Harbour (walk along the beach front). For the more rugged, you can also walk to White Bay (about 20-30 minute hike, but it’s a steep hill, so be prepared).

Taxis

There are several taxis available on Jost Van Dyke, whether you want to just get from point A to B or you want to arrange a longer tour of the island. If you’re on-island, our bartenders and waitstaff are glad to help you find an available taxi.  Published Prices are available here:

Jost Van Dyke Taxi Rates

Jeep Rental

If you want to cover a lot of ground and explore the island, you could consider renting a jeep. We have two vehicle rental companies for the islands. Prices are about $60 – $75 per day (not inclusive of gas and taxes).

Abe & Eunicy’s Jeep Rental (284) 442-4651
Paradise Jeep Rental (284) 495-9477

On-Island Activities

Day Sails onboard Endeavour II: Endeavour II was built right in the backyard of Foxy’s by the Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society, and was designed after the island sloops that once sailed these waters and were built locally on the BVI’s beaches. Pitch in and get involved hoisting the sails or just relax on Endeavour II’s wide deck. Package tours with stops to Sandy Cay to complete the nature trail and snorkeling start at $100 per person and proceeds go towards upkeep of the vessel and its youth summer sailing and scuba diving programmes for island youth. (284) 540-0861

Day Trips on-board “Foxy’s Excellent Adventure” Visit Jost Van Dyke’s nearby cays (like Sandy Spit, known as the “Corona island”) or go farther afield to other islands. Rates start at $119 per person per day and include snorkel stops. (284) 546-1904.

Night-Kayak Tour: Depart from Foxy’s @7p.m. and 9:15p.m. You may see tarpon, sea turtles and other marine life, the underwater world illuminated by LED lights that set the ocean aglow. $49 per person. (284) 546-1904

Where to Stay

So, over the years, a lot of people have come to Foxy’s for a drink and ended up staying. While some people have ended up in the hammock over the years, Jost Van Dyke has several of accommodations, ranging from bare-site camping to more-refined villas.

Great Harbour

Sea Crest Inn (340) 775-6389
Ali Baba’s Heavenly Rooms (284) 495-9280

West of Great Harbour – White Bay

Almost Heaven Villas
White Bay Villas (800) 778-8066
Pink House Villas (678) 488-4311
Ivan’s Camp Ground (340) 513-1095
Escape Villa
Sandcastle (Soggy Dollar) (284) 495-9888
Perfect Pineapple (284)495-9401

East of Great Harbour

Evening Star Villas (800) 524-2063
Sandy Ground Estates (284) 494-3391
NAME Named after an early Dutch resident, reputed to be a pirate
SIZE Four miles by one mile
HIGHEST POINT 1,054 ft
BEACHES /ANCHORAGES Great Harbour, Little Harbour, and White Bay
ACTIVITIES Bar hopping, dining, fishing, hiking and snorkeling
SIGHTS Bubbling Pool, Little Jost Van Dyke, and Sandy Cay
The following measures are to be adhered to in respect of all non-British Virgin Islanders entering the Territory: Bona-fide visitors may be granted entry for up to one month at the ports of entry provided that they possess return (or ongoing) tickets, evidence of adequate means of support and pre-arranged accommodations during their stay.Visitors wishing to stay longer will need to apply for an extension from the Immigration Department in Road Town, Tortola or at the Government Administration Building in Virgin Gorda. valid passport is the principal requirement for entry into the B.V.I. Visitors from some countries may also require a visa for entry. If in doubt about the necessity of a visa, contact the nearest B.V.I. Tourist Board Office, the nearest British Embassy or contact the Chief Immigration Officer, Immigration Department, B.V.I. Government at: Tel: 284.494.3471
WORK: These are issued to non-islanders only in cases where the position cannot be filled by British Virgin Islanders and training of local people to fill key positions is encouraged.
CRUISING: A cruising permit is required for all cruising in the B.V.I.
FISHING: The removal of any marine organism from B.V.I. waters is illegal for non-BVI Islanders without a recreational fishing permit. Contact the Ministry of Natural Resources; Labour 284.494.3701 ext.214
The currency of the B.V.I. is the U.S. dollar. Major credit cards are accepted in many – but not all – establishments.
SALES TAX: There is no sales tax
DEPARTURE TAX: A departure tax is levied
SALES TAX: There is no sales tax
DEPARTURE TAX: A departure tax is levied
Valid B.V.I. Driving Licenses are required by all those seeking to drive in the B.V.I.
Inter Island Ferry – interislandboatservices.com Runs from Red Hook, Cruz Bay, and Jost Van Dyke (does not run on Wednesdays)Phone 340.776.6597 New Horizon Ferry West End, Tortola to JVD Phone 284.495.9278.
An International Vaccination Certificate is not mandatory in the B.V.I. Peebles Hospital has surgical, x-ray and laboratory facilities; there is a plastic surgery clinic. A chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meets regularly. Call 284.494.4549 or 494-3125.
Pets are allowed entry into the Territory only after an import permit is issued by the Department of Agriculture. For regulations governing animal importation, contact (well in advance): Department of Agriculture, Paraquita Bay): Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Tel: (284) 495-2532 or Fax: (284) 495-1269
For information regarding requirements on getting married in the Territory, contact: Registrar’s Office, Box 41R, Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I. or phone 284.494.3701, Ext 5001 or 494.3492.
The Churches are: Methodist, Anglican (Episcopal), Roman Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist, Baptist, Church of God, Jehovah’s Witness, Pentecostal, Church of Christ and Baha’i. For further information, see Churches in the Yellow pages of the B.V.I. telephone Directory.
In the BVI, we are more than just a beach community and beach attire worn elsewhere tends to offend residents. Therefore, please wear proper attire (no bare chests or midriffs) in residential and commercial areas. There are no nude beaches in the B.V.I.
The possession, sale, use or distribution of illegal drugs constitutes a criminal offence punishable by law and conviction on drug charges can lead to stiff fines and jail sentences.

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