Here’s some very good news. The Moorings just announced that its Tortola marina is scheduled to reopen on Dec. 1. Click here to read the State Department’s information about covid-related restrictions there.
In normal times, The British Virgin Islands are one of the best, and most popular, cruising and charter destinations in the world. Here’s what The Moorings has to say about it:
Stretching throughout the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are a kaleidoscope of aquamarine waters, sun-soaked harbors, and white-sand beaches. Distinct ports of call can be found among the more than 25 pristine islands that make up the BVI.
Throw away the to-do list and leave your day to chance, where you can search for turtles off the shores and find yourself gazing across the sea from a hilltop bar. Fill all your senses with spectacular scenery, delectable cuisine, and soft-sand beaches. The coral atoll of Anegada is the resting point of many a sunken ship and offers amazing underwater views for diving. From sprawling beaches to small villages you’re sure find your own reason to cruise back on another return voyage.
Cruising in Tortola
Travel windward through the British Virgin Islands and catch the steady trade winds as they carry you to nearby destinations. Navigation is a breeze between islands lined with protected bays and sounds formed for easy anchoring. Throughout the islands you will find any of your requirements just a short trip away, from onboard provisions to onshore restaurants and a night out. With The Moorings’ base in Road Town, Tortola, you are assured of receiving the support you need to make your trip, from beginning to end, a smooth cruising experience. Those new to the chartering scene will find the tranquil seas and easily plotted courses of the BVI a perfect place to build upon their experience. And whether you are at the helm or resting on the sundeck you will find there is nothing like island hopping from the deck of your own yacht.
Location may not be everything but in the British Virgin Islands it’s what makes cruising so pleasurable. With its stretch of islands in the northeastern part of the Caribbean, charter guests can expect beautiful blue waters flowing into shaded caves and onto soft-sand beaches. Coral reefs surround the coast in an array of colors and are home to just as colorful marine life. Further inland bars, shops and restaurants spill through the winding streets and timeless villages are filled with the famous laid-back island ambiance.