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

Vigilant Sloop is located in Frenchman's Cay, ensuring visitors to this area of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. If you'd like to find a place close to this historical site, you'll have a reasonable number of lodgings to choose from nearby.

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

If you're ready for some outdoor excitement, think about Smuggler's Cove, the beach closest to this historical site.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the historic site aren't readily available, meaning your party's top option is phoning beforehand to make certain the attraction is operating when you plan to visit.


To find out how much the museum charges, you should call Vigilant Sloop beforehand to determine how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 495-4168

Location: Soper's Hole, Frenchman's Cay


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