It is located 1 mile (1.6 km) from Government Dock, Georgetown, across the harbor.
The long narrow island protects Georgetown from ocean waves, creating a natural harbor.
The 7-mi-long island has only seven inhabitants, a gorgeous white beach rich in seashells, and plenty of good snorkeling sites.
Jacques Cousteau’s team is said to have traveled a length of some 1,700 feet into Mystery Cave, a blue-hole grotto 70 feet beneath the island.
Stocking Island is lightly inhabited, with a population of only 10.