Pelican Island, British Virgin Islands

Pelican Island is an uninhabited island in the southwestern corner of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It is located immediately north of Norman Island, southwest of Peter Island. It is east of Flanagan Island in the southeastern corner of the US Virgin Islands.

The rocky cliffs on the south-western face of the island plunge into the sea, The National Park moorings make it a popular snorkeling and dive site. It is perfectly possible to land a boat on the other sides of the island, although there is not much to see.

In some older charts, Pelican Island is referred to as Witch Island, as is Flanagan Island. This confusion may be connected to a pre-1977 lack of clarification as to whether Flanagan formed part of the Danish (now US) islands, or the British Virgin Islands.
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  • Pelican Island, just off of Normal Island is a great spot to stop with your catamaran or sailboat and take a mooring so you can snorkel and swim! The Indians (big rocks) are here and you can snorkel....  more »
  • We went to Pelican Island early in the morning and hook our catamaran to the first avaiable mooring to spend a 45 minutes of impressive snorkling. The spot is quite popular and you may have to wait...  more »
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