Ports of Call
- Blowing Point Harbour
What to see in Anguilla
Anguilla is known for its spectacular beaches, sparkling white sand, and crystal-clear blue water. This makes watersports and other aquatic pastimes popular activities in Anguilla. One of the most popular activities is sailing, but windsurfers and kayaks are also available.
Renowned as the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean, there is a number of shipwrecks in the azure waters around the island of Anguilla waiting to be explored by divers. The wrecks provide a showcase for a variety of coral and marine animals, from angelfish and barracuda to sharks and turtles, while the Spanish galleon El Buen Consejo lies offshore.
The waters around the island are calm without strong currents, and the surrounding reefs feature both hard and soft coral providing a spectacular array of gorgeous colour, ideal for snorkellers and a perfect location for beginner scuba divers. Sport fishing is also serious business on Anguilla. A number of charter companies offer whole or half-day fishing expeditions for prizes such as dorado, sailfish, marlin, barracuda, and grouper.
On land, there are plenty of things to see and do in Anguilla. The island is well-supplied with walking trails, from Windward Point in the north, along the rocky coastline, to the rain forest route at Katouche Bay. Anguilla is also a birdwatcher's paradise, with more than 100 species of bird life to seek out. The island's salt ponds attract dozens of varieties, from herons to sandpipers.
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