Anegada Lobster Festival

The Anegada Lobster Festival is for everyone who loves food, loves lobster, loves the Caribbean and dreams of the British Virgin Islands!

Anegada Lobster Festival 2018 is a two-day culinary event held on the shores of Anegada on November 24th, 25th and 26th. The event was created to entice our community, visitors, new travellers and the niche market of food connoisseurs to the shores of the British Virgin Islands to experience our versatile tourism product.

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, together with the population of Anegada, will feature talented local chefs who will be on hand to prepare, cook, and serve plated sample lobster dishes at participating Anegada restaurants. Over the course of two days, attendees will embark on an island adventure that will take them on a culinary journey via safari, scooter or rental car. Participants will dine on three different lobster samplers at each restaurant at a cost of $5 per sampler plate or $7 per sample with a drink.

Along with spectacular sightseeing, great food, drink, and a sunset party, attendees will have a unique Anegada experience unlike any other in the Caribbean.

Culinary tourism has increasingly sparked interest amongst travellers worldwide that seek to experience a destination’s local culture through authentic dining opportunities.

2018 Participating Restaurants to be announced.

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How to get to the 2018 Anegada Lobster Festival

(these are from the previous Anegada Lobster Festival so changes may change)

USVI Ferries

Inter Island Ferry
Departs Red Hook, St. Thomas 7:30am and Departs Cruz Bay, St. John at 8:00am. Returns 4pm.
$100 round trip
340-776-6597 (St. John) | 340-774-4727 (St. Thomas) | 284-495-4166 (Tortola)

BVI Ferries

Speedy’s Ferry
$30 adults | $20 children
Saturday & Sunday
Departs 9:00am from Virgin Gorda and 9:15 from Beef Island
Departs Anegada at 6:00pm
284-495-5235 or 284-495-5240
Sea Breeze (Romasco Group)
Saturday & Sunday
$30 adults | $20 children
Departs Road Town at 10 am
Departs Anegada at 6:00 pm

Air Travel

$79 Round Trip
Departs Beef Island Fri., Sat., Sun., Mon.
9:00am | 12:00pm | 5:00pm (8:00am & 5:00pm Monday)
Departs Anegada Fri., Sat., Sun., Mon.
9:30am | 12:30pm | 5:30pm (8:30am & 5:30pm Monday)

Air America from Puerto Rico
10% discount on direct flights to Anegada Lobster Festival
Only on 5 & 9 passenger aircraft

Car Barge

Friday, Nov., 25: Departs VG at 4:00pm | Trellis Bay at 5:00pm and departs Anegada at 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov., 26: Departs VG @ 7:00am | Trellis Bay at 8:00am and departs Anegada at 5:00pm
Sunday, Nov., 27: Departs VG @ 7:00am | Trellis Bay at 8:00am and departs Anegada at 5:00pm
Tel: 495-6246

Get your Anegada Heritage Passport

This Anegada Heritage Passport is your guide to some of the key heritage attractions on the British Virgin Islands’ only coral atoll. We invite you during your stay to visit these cultural and historic locations.

Purchase your Anegada Passport for $3.00 from BVI Tourist Board. During Lobster Festival visit the first 6 attractions listed below, get your passport stamped and present to the BVI Tourist Board station to receive a branded gift bag filled with souvenirs and gifts.

Faulkner House Museum
Anegada Rock Iguana Head Start Facility
S. Vanessa Faulkner Botanical Garden
Pomato Point Museum
Salt Heap Point – Flamingo Viewing
Fisherman’s Wharf
Amerindian Conch Shell Mounds (with a guide only)

Map of Anegada Lobster Festival Restaurants