The Caribbean is well-known for its excellent sailing conditions, but even within this region that yachters can't get enough of, Road Town stands out. In addition to pleasure sailor who hire boats for a few hours of sailing out of this town, many sailors even make the journey all the way from the east coast of the United States for an adventure on the high seas they'll not soon forget.
If you want to enjoy some time on the water, without the stress and cost involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. See the chart below to get names and phone numbers for area excursion services.
|Aaron Rentals||(284) 494-8917||Downtown Road Town|
|Aristocat Charters||(284) 499-1249||Village Cay Marina - Downtown Road Town|
|BVI 360||(284) 541-1281||Road Town|
|BVI Yacht Charters||--||Road Town|
|(284) 494-2268||Downtown Road Town|
|Conch Charters||(284) 494-4868||Fort Burt Marina - Downtown Road Town|
|Footloose Sailboat Charters||(284) 494-0528||Wickhams Cay 2 - Road Town|
|True Blue Power Boats||(284) 541-6666||Prospect Reef Marina - Road Town|
|(284) 494-2564||Village Cay Marina - Downtown Road Town|
An international sailing trip takes a lot of planning and you'll have to worry about clearing in with customs and immigrations which can be a time consuming process. Of course, this can all be skipped if you decide to charter a boat when arrive in Road Town. There are more than half a dozen charter operations within Road Town alone, so you should be able to make this type of arrangement very easily.
If you are evaluating the option of a boat charter, you can contact one of these area agencies:
|(284) 494-0303||Downtown Road Town|
|Epic Yacht Charters||(954) 495-8202||4925 Boonsboro Rd #304 - Downtown Road Town|
|Regency Charter Services||(284) 495-1970||Downtown Road Town|
|Sunsail BVI||(888) 350-3568||Downtown Road Town|
|The Moorings BVI||(888) 979-0673||Road Town|
|Kalina||(340) 244-9070||1.7 mi. (2.7 km) South West of Coral Bay|
|Kiote Sails||(340) 643-5172||Coral Bay|
Located at Port Purcell, accessible via Road Town Harbour is the. This spot serves as one of two ports of entry for yachting sailing to Tortola; the other is located in . Although primarily used for local ferry companies, cruise ship tenders are known to use the facility. This is where you can pull in to gain official entry into the British Virgin Islands. Customs and Immigrations are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but they close at 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays and official holidays; however if you make arrangements in advance they may meet you at off hours. If not, you'll have to sail offshore with your yellow "Q" flag flying until an official is available. Then, you and everyone aboard will be required to present a passport in addition to the boat's paperwork. It will cost somewhere between $25 and $35(USD) per person per day to clear customs.
Thehas 190 meters of berthing space, but there are other places to rent a docking slip along the coast of Road Town, especially around the Inner Harbour.
Planning to reach Road Town using a vessel you own, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? Check out the table below to find basic information for area marinas.
|(284) 494-0528||Road Town|
|(284) 494-4200||Road Reef - Road Town|
|(284) 494-2393||Road Town|
|(284) 494-2332||Road Town|
|(242) 494-3773||Road Town|
|(284) 494-2124||Downtown Road Town|
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|Boughers Bay - Downtown Road Town||18.425369802||-64.6168184274|
|Brandy Wine Bay - 2.1 mi. (3.4 km) East of Road Town||18.4150685122||-64.5858979225|
|Maya Cove - 3.3 mi. (5.3 km) East of Road Town||18.4234765283||-64.5670044422|
Whether you want to charter a speedy motor boat or sail your own yacht into the harbor, there is something for every type of sailor who visits Road Town.
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