Once the capital of the BVI, Spanish Town is still the major settlement on the island. Until 1867 it is estimated that some 10,000 tons of copper ore were exported from Virgin Gorda. A trip to Copper Mine Point on the southeast tip of the island offers spectacular sunsets and views of the surrounding islands. Savannah Bay Long Bay, Great Dog, George Dog, West and East Seal Dogs all offer excellent diving and snorkeling! Explore a winding canyon leading to an underwater arch, coral heads with an unbelievable variety of sea creatures, a cathedral effect cave a variety of eels, pelagic fish and other species with an occasional school of tarpon.