Vigilant Sloop

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.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Vigilant Sloop may choose to book their trip in Frenchman's Cay, since those staying in this part of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There are a good number of lodgings in the community near Vigilant Sloop.

Hotels near Vigilant Sloop
Hotel Type Distance Direction
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

Location and What's Nearby

Vigilant Sloop is well located for vacationers who are wanting to choose from a decent selection of nearby food options. The most proximate place to eat is Pusser's Landing, which sells American fare. Frenchman's Slipway Restaurant and Soper's Hole are some more dining options close-by where you could enjoy the local cuisine in the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

You might want to call the venue before you visit to get their operating hours.


Arrive at this attraction with plans to hand over the price of admission, which you can figure out by phoning ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 495-4168

Location: Soper's Hole, Frenchman's Cay


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