BoatyBall Reference Guide

What is BoatyBall? Simply put, BoatyBall is an App that allows you to reserve and pay for mooring balls throughout the BVI’s. It is important to understand that the App places mooring balls into two categories: Reservable and First Come First Serve (FCFS). FCFS mooring balls are not yet available for the soft launch period (late 2018 and early 2019) but will be added later. To use the App, look for mooring balls that have the BoatyBall Logo on them.

Reservations Only Moorings.

These mooring balls are bright orange, a different shape, have numbers on them, and will have our logo clearly visible. Through the APP, you will be able to reserve any ball that is in the reservations only program.

BoatyBall Reservation Only Mooring Ball

Tips & Precautions: First and foremost, DO NOT TIE up to a reservations only mooring ball unless you have reserved it. DO NOT BE THAT CAPTAIN that ties up to a mooring ball reserved by someone else. Captains that violate this policy will have their accounts and boats suspended permanently. Make sure your mooring ball number you tie up to matches the ball number you reserved.

First Come First Serve

FCFS mooring balls are coming later in 2019.

These mooring balls will be white with our orange logo. FCFS moorings are exactly that - If you tie up to the mooring first, it is your mooring for as long as you wish to stay on it. This is the traditional method used throughout the BVI’s. The only difference is you can pay for each nights stay via the App. No need to carry cash or wait on a tender to arrive to collect money for the mooring.

Tip & Precautions: Not all mooring balls in the BVI’s are in the BoatyBall program. The ones that are in the program are properly maintained by Moore Seacure. In most locations, there are several different owners to the balls located in the mooring field. Not all moorings are on maintenance contracts. So, if you are going to use the APP to pay for a BoatyBall mooring, please ensure that you are tied up to one, you have the right bay selected in the App (easy to do with the locate me button) and it is a BoatyBall mooring BEFORE you pay for it. Failure to do so can result in the loss of your payment. Paying for a FCFS ball before tying up to it, DOES NOT RESERVE THE BALL FOR YOU.

Get Started

To get started using the App:

  1. Create an account & look for the confirmation email.
  2. Enter boat info and payment method(s)
  3. Go to the map and explore. Dive sites, resturants, and other fun places. New moorings and attractions are being added daily.
  4. The App depicts the two types of mooring balls as icons. The blue Icons with FF in them are the First come First Serve (FCFS) mooring balls. The orange icons are the Reservations Only mooring balls.
  5. To pay for a FCFS mooring: Tie your boat up to a BoatyBall FCFS mooring. Navigate the app TO YOUR CURRENT BAY (failing to do so can result in paying for a mooring ball at a different location and the loss of your payment), select an FF icon and press PAY. FCFS moorings are not numbered. They are shown in the App to give the boater an idea of how many moorings are in a field at various locations throughout the BVI’s.
  6. Reservations only moorings have a check in and out time. As a boater, you can reserve a mooring for that day from 7:00 am until 12:00 am (midnight). Check in and check out times for a reservable ball are 12:00 pm (noon). Simply navigate to your destination in the App, and select an available RESERVATIONS ONLY mooring ball. These balls are ORANGE in the App when available, GRAY with a boat icon when booked by a different boat, and RED with a flag icon when booked by you. You can also locate your past and future moorings via the reservations menu.

Update: please note that the time you can start to reserve the balls, check in and checkout times have changed as of Jan 18, 2019.

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