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.
Experience all the thrills and adrenaline rush of this one-hour zip-line tour through the lush rainforest canopy of Tortola. Swing like Tarzan as you safely fly through and over the rainforest canopy. Enjoy breathtaking views of Tortola, Road Town, and the surrounding islands as far as St. Croix. It’s an ecotour that’s fun for the whole family.
Embark on a scenic cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda, where you’ll discover the incredible rock formations known as The Baths. An open-air safari bus takes you through Spanish Town to the beach area, where you’ll spend the day swimming among the mammoth-sized geological boulders and exploring the hidden caves and pools.