Located 20 miles southwest of San Salvador, this Cay has an excellent dive site, the wreck of the 101-Gun Man-o-War HMS Conqueror which was built in 1855 and sank in 1861.
Unfortunately, the once usable marina in Port Nelson has now silted up and is blocked by a substantial sand bar. The only option now is to anchor here.
Position 23°38’N, 074°52’W (Port Nelson).
Port Nelson is located on the south western shore of the island. The government dock suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Joaquin and little remains now.
Yachts can anchor outside the main channel. The bottom is sand with good holding and it's a beautiful anchorage with very clear water, however is open to the south and west.
Take care landing the dinghy on the sand bar as the sand is very soft in places. A better place to land is on the beach next to the ruined jetty on the seaward side of the dune, in the middle of the bay.
Very few people now live on the island.
Last updated March 2017.
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