Vigilant is the mascot for sailing in the British Virgin Islands. The traditional wooden boat is 25-feet long and one of three original Tortola Sloops remaining in the islands. She is believed to be the oldest boat in the Caribbean. Until recent damage docked her, Vigilant was still seen sailing on Sir Francis Drake Channel regularly, and was a staple in local sailing competitions.
Dry rot and popped planks have docks Vigilant, but not necessarily for good. The estimated damage is $40 thousand, and although the government is not able to afford to put that kind of money into a boat, there is still hope that she'll be out on the channel again one day. Until then, tourists can visit her on the Hard at Shipwrights in Soper's Hole.
Those wishing to visit Vigilant Sloop may choose to book their trip in Frenchman's Cay, as travelers to this part of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. There is a sufficient collection of hotels in the district around this landmark.
|Long Bay Beach Resort||Resort||1.1 mi. (8.1 km)||NE|
|Sebastian's on the Beach||Hotel||1.5 mi. (7.4 km)||NE|
|Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas||Resort||1.6 mi. (7.4 km)||E|
|Sugar Mill Hotel||Hotel||1.9 mi. (6.7 km)||NE|
Vigilant Sloop guests looking to enjoy themselves further, often choose to go to Smuggler's Cove, the closest beach, and a place of particular interest for those looking to dig their toes in the sand.
You might want to give the site a call ahead of time for their operating hours.
For price of admission, you should call Vigilant Sloop before your visit to find out how much, or if they charge.
Phone Number: (284) 495-4168
Location: Soper's Hole, Frenchman's Cay
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