Tortola

British Virgin Islands

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Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Discovered by Christopher Columbus himself in 1493, this exotic, peaceful island is home to both towering mahogany trees and white-sand beaches. The region offers a challenging hike that extends 1,780 feet up Sage Mountain. A great spot for great birdwatching and breathtaking views of Tortola and neighboring islands.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Road Town Harbor
    Ship will DOCK or ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD)
    Duty-free shopping, rum cake, rum balls and jewellery. View our Port Shopping Guide
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for cataraman sail, beaches, snorkelling and more! Taxis and ferries available.
    • Famous For
      As the capital island of the British Virgin Islands, Tortola is known for its white sand beaches, blue waters, ancient ruins and local fare.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The highest point in all the British Virgin Islands is Mount Sage, on Tortola.

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