Ships dock at Tortola pier. It only accommodates 2 ships, so tendering is the 2nd option. Both drop-offs are in Road Town, the BVI capital.
The name Tortola comes from the Spanish word for turtledove; Columbus spotted these pigeons when he first came ashore.
Check out Crafts Alive Marketplace for batiks and souvenirs, as well as the Road Town guaranteed stores.
Sage Mountain National Park
Hiking trails crisscross the 92-acre park, which features the Virgin Islands’ highest peak at 1,752 feet and a steamy primeval rainforest.
Cane Garden Bay Beach
Pure white sand forms a crescent-moon beach flanked by lush mountains and azure waters with lively places to eat and drink.
Long Bay Beach
Peaceful and pristine, the mile-long stretch is fringed with palm trees and sea grapes. Check out the remote location for a calmer beach experience.
J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens
Get lost in a paradise of exotic and indigenous tropical plants, a waterfall, lily-pad pond, and mini rainforests.
Visit Virgin Gorda’s most famous and unusual beaches. The Baths are named for the boulders—batholiths—that form beautiful grottos and tranquil pools; a rugged trail connects to Devil’s Bay.
See the Virgin Islands by sea as you cruise from Tortola to neighboring Jost Van Dyke, the smallest of the main British Virgin Islands, for a beach break.