Montserrat’s beaches, with their soft pearl-grey volcanic sand, are special. The only non-volcanic white sand beach is Rendezvous Beach, the furthest north, which is only accessible by boat or a stiff hike but is well worth the effort.
There are several fishing boats to hire for fishing in shallow or deep waters. There are quite a variety of fi sh to be caught including Marlin, Wahoo, Dolphin, King and Tuna. Shore fishing is also a popular leisure pastime in Montserrat, and there are a number of casual fishing spots such as Old Road Bay, Little Bay and Rendezvous Bay.
Contact the Montserrat Fisherman’s Cooperative at (664) 491 5645 or E-mail: email@example.com
Montserrat is an ideal stop for yachts and other small craft, which can anchor safely at Little Bay in the North of the island. A number of yachts currently call into Montserrat, especially following Sailing Week in Antigua, which is held at the end of April/early May. While the yachting sector is still quite small, there is a huge potential for expansion, especially as there are plans to develop a yacht marina and new town at Little Bay. The procedure for landing, as well as the customs declaration form can be downloaded from Website www.visitmontserrat.com
DIVING AND SNORKELING
Montserrat’s volcano had an unexpected effect on our coral reefs and the underwater world is healthier than ever.
The pyroclastic flows, which flowed into the sea in the south have brought huge rocky boulders into the sea, new substrates for reefs while the ash was quickly removed by tidal currents. Coral, fish, sponges, and all the other creatures had time to recover from the stresses of human activities.
Their larvae drifted with the currents and settled in the reefs of the north. As a result, we see our dive spots teeming with more life than ever before. There are two dive shops to serve your needs: