Activities on Tortola

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Home to the capital city, a major commercial center, and the hub of transportation in the British Virgin Islands, Tortola may appear to be a busy island at first glance.  Once you arrive, however, you'll find an unhurried, laid back pace of life that promotes activities that only keep you as busy as you want to be.

The British Virgin Islands are known for offering some of the best sailing conditions in the Caribbean, and Tortola is no exception.  Sailing is a very popular activity here, welcoming seasoned sailors who have made the journey through the Caribbean Sea on their own, and allowing those who have arrived via other methods to sail around the island and enjoy the picturesque view.  You may find yourself on a boat for a number of other reasons, such as fishing or scuba diving, and be happy for the calm waters.

Sightseeing will take up a great deal of your time on Tortola as well.  The list of things to see is extensive, and most people will start in the main settlement of Road Town to check out  Fort Burt and other historic attractions, then put on their hiking boots and make their way through the verdant mountains to get a birds-eye view.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are considering enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will find a variety of different places that can help make it happen. Anyone who needs to learn more concerning this topic can do so here.


Tortola Diving

Tortola has some of the best dive sites in all the British Virgin Islands. From lush coral reefs, to wrecks and walls, divers will have plenty to see when diving off this popular destination.

You'll find 8 dive services and at least 26 good dive sites in the area. Those wanting to learn more concerning diving in this area, can do so by going to this page.


Caribbean Fly Fishing

Tortola is surrounded by beautiful warm waters that are as attractive to sealife as they are to people. Whether you plan to fish from the shore, or charter a boat to take you out to sea, fishing off the island will likely be a succesful activity.

If you and your traveling companions like to fish you'll be pleased to discover there are a few charter fishing services in this area. Read this page which is all about fishing in the area if you'd like to discover more details.

Sailing and Boating

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Look through the following chart for more information about local providers that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Tortola
Name Phone Location Island
Aaron Rentals (284) 494-8917 Downtown Road Town Tortola
Aristocat Charters (284) 499-1249 Downtown Road Town Tortola
BVI 360 (284) 541-1281 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola
BVI Yacht Charters -- 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola
Blue Sail BVI (284) 494-2268 Downtown Road Town Tortola
C&D Power Boat Rentals (284) 495-1401 0.5 mi. East of Central Parham Town Tortola
Conch Charters (284) 494-4868 Downtown Road Town Tortola
Day Trips BVI (284) 340-3434 2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Frenchman's Cay
Footloose Sailboat Charters (284) 494-0528 0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola
Island Surf & Sail (284) 494-0123 2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Frenchman's Cay
Kuralu (284) 495-4381 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Tortola
Mystique Charters (284) 494-0740 2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Frenchman's Cay
True Blue Power Boats (284) 541-6666 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola
White Squall II (284) 494-2564 Downtown Road Town Tortola

If you want to read about charter operators and area marinas check out this page.


Blue Water Divers

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they're not completely out of luck -- there are more than 58 retail stores to browse in this area. If you want to know more about shopping on Tortola, you can do so by visiting this page.


Callwood Historic Distillery

Yet another great activity for visitors is exploring the area's sights and natural beauty. Area sights include 15 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those visitors who like being outside will frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. For a better look at available sightseeing attractions, click here.


Tortola Snorkeling

If you enjoy underwater beauty there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so off the coast of Tortola. Read this page which is all about snorkeling if you'd like to discover additional information.


Going to a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 8 spas located in this area. For more details about places to relax in this area click this link.


Peter Island Resort & Spa

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On And Around Tortola
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Peter Island Resort & Spa 6.0 mi. Southeast of Central Tortola Peter Island 4 check check
Prospect Reef Resort 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola 5
Long Bay Beach Resort 1.4 mi. South West of Central Little Carrot Bay Tortola 2 check

For example, Peter Island Resort & Spa has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

The table below provides you with information about other activities.

Other Activities On Tortola
Name Type Phone Location Island
Dolphin Discovery Tortola Dolphin Encounter Service (284) 494-7677 Downtown Road Town Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail -- Downtown Road Town Tortola
Island Surf and Sail Watersports Operator (284) 494-0123 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Frenchman's Cay Frenchman's Cay
Tortola Sports Club Tennis Instructions Service (284) 494-3457 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola
Up's Cineplex Movie Theater -- 0.4 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town Tortola

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