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Tortola
British Virgin Islands

Tortola is one of the fifty islands of the British Virgin Islands, of which only 16 are inhabited. Other popular islands are Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke, Peter Island, Marina Cay and the beautiful Virgin Gorda.

The climate of the British Virgin Islands is relatively dry. The vegetation is therefore composed of oily plants and cacti. The island was for a long time a den housing pirates who attacked and plundered Spanish ships. Today the island is very safe and its residents very friendly.

Useful Information

Language

English

Currency

USD
United States dollar

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Time difference

UTC: -5

from New York: None

from San Francisco: +2h

from London: -5h

Tips

A 15% tip will be appreciated in restaurants.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celcius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
22 72
25 77
28 82
642.50
February
21 70
24 75
28 82
492.00
March
22 72
25 77
28 82
502.00
April
22 72
26 79
29 84
813.25
May
23 73
26 79
30 86
1214.75
June
24 75
27 81
30 86
682.75
July
25 77
28 82
31 88
793.00
August
24 75
28 82
31 88
1144.50
September
24 75
27 81
31 88
1315.25
October
24 75
27 81
30 86
1576.25
November
23 73
26 79
29 84
1556.00
December
22 72
25 77
28 82
1074.25

Where is locate the Port of Tortola

Ships dock at Road Harbor wharf. Road Town is the only city on the Island. A tourist information kiosk is located at the port.

Travelling around the port of Tortola

Road Town can be visited on foot, but you’ll find mostly shops, restaurants and pubs.

Ferries are the best way to reach the other islands to discover the attractions of the British Virgin Islands. The service is reliable and reasonably priced.

Driving is on the left. If you rent a car, you will need to get a driver’s license.

Taxis are available at the port.

Other ports in the area

Activities in Tortola

Nature

J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens

The J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens is located in Road Town. Walk the trails to discover exotic flowers and plants, birds, waterfalls and small ponds.

Sage Mountain

Walking trails in this national park will offer you different views of the island and the sea. Guided tours are also organised.

Beaches

Cane Garden Bay

A very popular beach. The water is calm and several water sports can be practiced there. The beach is a 25-minute taxi ride from the port.

Virgin Gorda

The main attraction of this island is the rock formation of The Baths. This consists of huge volcanic boulders on the beach that forms caves and tunnels you can explore. It’s also an interesting place to snorkel. The crossing takes about 90 minutes from the port of Road Town.

Jost Van Dyke

The ferry connecting Jost Van Dyke Island departs from the West End (west of the island) and the crossing takes about 45 minutes. White Bay Beach and its bars are very popular.

Norman Island

Tours on this island allow you to snorkel and other water sports.

Activities

You can swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery center.

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