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Tortola

Find Your Dream Yacht

Tortola, the British Virgin Islands’ biggest and central island, has legendarily beautiful soft white-sand beaches, as well as lush green mountains, and sheltered, yacht-filled harbors. Many yacht charter companies have their main bases on this island. From here, you’ll begin your Tortola Yacht Charter exploring the British Virgin Islands.

Weather

Tortola is warm year-round. The winter months are comfortable with low humidity and rainfall. We recommend a windbreaker or sweater when sailing during December – March. July, August, and September are the hottest months. Hurricane season is June through November.

Things to see and do

  • Spend a day in the capital of Road Town. There you’ll find interesting shops such as Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop & Art Gallery, East Caribbean Salt & Soap Company, or Pusser’s Outpost
  • Go to the beach. You’ll find dozens of sandy, palm-shaded beaches including Brewer’s Bay, Smuggler’s Cove, the popular Cane Garden Bay, and Long Bay Beach.
  • Surf. Popular surf spots include Cane Garden Bay, Josiah’s Bay, or Apple Bay.
  • Learn to kitesurf at KiteSurf BVI.
  • Explore history. Visit the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, Fort Burt, Mount Healthy Windmill, Callwood’s Rum Distillery, J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens, Old Government House Museum, and VI Folk Museum.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, take the Original Virgin Canopy Tour. On the tour, you’ll not only have breathtaking views of Tortola but also the surrounding islands.
  • Dine. Taste Caribbean local food, such as Roti at Roti Palace. Or, for an elegant lunch or dinner, try Mediterranean Bistro.
  • If you’re in Tortola during the full moon, join the fun at the Full Moon Party in Trellis Bay.
Cane Garden Bay beach on Tortola
Cane Garden Bay Beach

Marinas

Harbour View Marine Center: A full-service marina offering 22 slips, 10 moorings, fuel, fresh water, electricity, shower facilities, and garbage disposal. In addition, there’s a restaurant and pool bar, guest rooms (double or single), marine chandlery, and ice cream shop.

Manuel Reef Marina: A 48 slip marina with a 6.5-foot depth having 110v (30 Amp)/220v (50 Amp) electricity, water, showers, ADSL WiFi internet, cable TV, and telephone hookup.

Nanny Cay Marina: A modern and naturally sheltered marina with berths for 320 yachts with two fuel docks, pump out station, 120/220V electricity, luxury shower facilities, and restrooms. Additionally, there’s water and ice from Nanny Cay’s own Reverse Osmosis plant, garbage disposal, and 100% backup power. Other amenities include high-speed internet, a swimming pool, beach, laundry, and postal services.

Village Cay Marina: This marina has three piers with 106 berthing slips. It can accommodate vessels up to 180’ in length with a maximum 11-foot draft. Amenities include a chandlery, restaurant, trash and oil disposal, gas, and diesel fuel station. In addition, there’s ice, showers, laundry service, complimentary cable, and Wi-Fi are available.