One of the largest charter operators in the world, The Moorings has just given its base in the British Virgins Islands a major face lift.
The Moorings’ base there, in Road Town, Tortola, now has more than 300 charter yachts, power and sail, bareboat and crewed. And almost everything that has to do with making a successful charter vacation – the provisioning, restaurants, lodging and other amenities – has been spruced up, if not opened from scratch.
The Moorings says it has a “rejuvenated fleet” in Tortola, with lots of new yachts, including the Moorings 4200, 4500 and flagship 5000 for sail, and the 403PC, 464PC and 534PC for power catamarans. And it plans to add 12 new monohull yachts this fall.
For divers, The Moorings just opened a new Sail Caribbean Divers location at its base with a selection of watersports activities. It also opened a new Moorings Market with full-service provisioning, including fresh fruit, vegetables, and wine and liquor. You also can order from The Moorings Provisioning online up to 14 days before your charter. And the popular Charlie’s Restaurant just reopened, with a new head chef, fresh menu and full bar service on the waterfront.
Other restaurants include Ginny’s Corner coffee shop at the base, and poolside dining at the Mariner Yacht Club Hotel, just across the street from the check-in desk at The Moorings. The hotel has just been renovated, and its rooms have balconies with views of the harbor. It also has its own restaurant with open-air dining, a happy hour, and music on the weekends.
The Moorings was started in 1969 in Tortola with six Pearson sailboats. It now has more than 20 destinations around the world, with some 500 charter yachts. Its base in Tortola is now open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., or until the last flight has arrived.
It’s also easier now to get to Tortola than ever before. American Airlines just started the first nonstop flights there from Miami on June 1.
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