Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands located in the Caribbean and is calling your name! It is located about 60 miles (100km) east of Puerto Rico, making it the ultimate place for a sailing vacation. Tortola is composed of a long chain of steep hills, uninterrupted by any transverse valley. Boat rentals in Tortola are the perfect way to explore this amazing island to its full potential!
If you’re considering chartering a boat in Tortola, the price will differ depending on the time of year, the number of passengers on board, and the size and type of boat you choose. Of course, additional amenities or services could also affect the price, such as having a skipper on board.
The boat rental fee is already included in your payment. However, additional amenities like water sports equipment or hiring a skipper might incur extra charges. Please consult with the boat owner beforehand to clarify any additional costs for your trip.
Fuel is not included and will be calculated at the end of your trip based on the distance you have traveled and the type of boat you have rented.
Catamaran: From $939 per day.
Yacht: From $4,505 per day
Catamaran: From $939 per weekend.
Catamaran: From $5,998 per week
Yacht: From $27,034 per week
The high season in Tortola coincides with the winter months, from December to April. The approximate average temperature during this period ranges from the 70s°F to the low 80s°F, providing pleasant and warm weather for sailing and outdoor activities.
The months just outside the high season, including November and May, can also be a good time to visit and rent a boat in Tortola. During these months, the approximate average temperature ranges from the mid-70s°F to the high 80s°F, offering comfortable temperatures for sailing and enjoying the water.
Road Town Cruise Pier: This port typically offers water, gas, electricity, and wifi services. There are multiple restaurants nearby, and equipment rental services might be available. The pier can accommodate various sizes of cruise ships.
Village Cay Marina: This marina generally provides water, gas, electricity, and wifi services. Within the marina complex, you can find restaurants and bars. Rental equipment might be available as well. The berths can accommodate boats up to approximately 160 feet in length.
Soper's Hole Marina: Here, you can usually find water, gas, electricity, and wifi services. The marina houses restaurants and cafes, and there might be equipment rentals on-site. The berths in Soper's Hole Marina can accommodate boats up to approximately 130 feet long.
• The Baths, Virgin Gorda: Sail to this iconic destination known for its breathtaking granite boulders, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque beaches.
• Jost Van Dyke: Explore the vibrant atmosphere of this lively island, known for its famous beach bars like the Soggy Dollar Bar and White Bay Beach.
• Sandy Cay: Visit this secluded and pristine island surrounded by turquoise waters, ideal for snorkeling and enjoying a tranquil beach experience.
• Cooper Island: Anchor in calm bays and enjoy the tranquility of this serene island while snorkeling along vibrant coral reefs.
• Norman Island: Discover the legendary "Treasure Island" and snorkel in the Caves or relax at the popular floating bar, Willy T.
Boat rentals in Tortola open up a whole new perspective of the island! Don’t know what we mean? Well, allow us to make you fall in love with the place before you have even been ...
Explore secret coves and bays that the average tourist will never see, and sink your toes into white sand, all whilst absorbing the unique charm of the island from the sea.
Step back on land and check out the cultural side of Tortola. The Wall Mural of Fahie Hill is a local work of art that depicts a variety of cultural scenes. It was painted by a local artist who successfully turned a 10-feet-high, 60-feet-wide wall into a masterpiece, showing how the people of the island really live.
We also recommend that you see the city from above by visiting the Sky world, which shows a spectacular panoramic view from one of Tortola's tallest towers, and prepare to have your breath taken away.
Lastly, follow the famous trail between Spring Bay and Devil’s Bay. In fact, some may say it's more like an obstacle course than a walking trail. Use ropes, ladders, and your own wits as you reach your destination. Do you have what it takes?
You can also choose to go visit the islands nearby! Enjoy a boat rental and set sail island hopping whilst taking in the beautiful Caribbean coast.
Drink delicious rum at Callwood’s distillery and let your taste buds explode at Myett’s Restaurant. The perfect way to spend an evening after a day onboard your boat rental in Tortola.
For a more casual vibe, have a scenic wander over to Bomba’s Surf Shack for drinks and a BBQ. The shack is a popular hot spot for sailors to meet, enjoy a drink and catch up on adventures of the sea.
August is the hottest month in Tortola with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is January at 25°C (77°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in August. The best month to charter a boat in Tortola is in September, when the average sea temperature is 29°C (84°F).
You can't directly fly into Tortola, but it is possible to fly into San Juan or Puerto Rico and then hop onto a connecting flight directly into Tortula’s Beef Island Airport. From there, you can hire a taxi which will take you to the charter base in Road Town.
Flight & Ferry:
Fly into St. Thomas airport (STT) in the U.S. Virgin Islands, then take a 10-minute taxi to Charlotte Amalie ferry dock. From there, you’ll hop on the Road Town Fast Ferry and enjoy a 1-hour scenic ride over to Road Town, Tortola.
• Cane Garden Bay: Relax on the beautiful sandy beach, enjoy water sports, and savor local cuisine at the beachfront restaurants and bars.
• Sage Mountain National Park: Hike through the lush rainforest to reach the highest point in the British Virgin Islands and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding islands.
• Smuggler's Cove: Discover this secluded beach with calm turquoise waters, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing in a tranquil setting.
• Callwood Rum Distillery: Take a tour of the oldest continuously operating pot still rum distillery in the Caribbean and learn about the traditional rum-making process.
• Dolphin Discovery: Swim and interact with dolphins in a natural ocean environment, learning about these intelligent creatures while creating unforgettable memories.
• Mount Healthy National Park: Explore this historic site and learn about the ruins of a 19th-century sugar plantation, offering insight into the island's history.
Many of our boat charters in Tortola come with the option of sailing with a skipper and/or crew. Although this may come at an extra cost, having a skipper on board can, no doubt, provide you with an even more enjoyable experience! Your skipper can adapt the sailing route so that your voyage best suits the desires of you and the rest of your party.
Additionally, setting sail with a skipper will make your voyage even more comfortable! The skipper will take care of all the technical aspects of sailing, so all you need to do is sit back and relax.
If you would like to take charge of your boat charter in Tortola, then bareboat charters are the way to go. Enjoy a bareboat charter if you have a license and set sail at your own pace. You need a valid boating license to enjoy a boat this way, so check with the boat owner beforehand to see that your license is valid.