Tortola Yacht Charter

Luxury Yacht Charter & Catamaran Sailing Holidays in Tortola


Tortola is 60 mi (96 km) east of Puerto Rico and 22 mi (35 km) east of Saint Thomas. The island is about 10 mi (16 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide.

Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands that form part of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands. Local tradition recounts that Christopher Columbus named it Tortola, meaning "land of the Turtle Dove". Columbus named the island Santa Ana. The later Dutch settled and called it Ter Tholen, after a coastal island forming part of the west coast of the Netherlands. When the British took over, they altered the name to its present-day Tortola.

English is universally spoken throughout the British Virgin Islands. Those who work with tourists will speak quite clearly, but older natives have a thick and distinctive West Indian accent that, when spoken quickly, can be very difficult to understand. Because of the influence of British culture, a stronger emphasis is placed on politeness and decorum. It is generally expected to begin any conversation with a "Good morning," or whatever time of day is applicable; the common American English habit of simply beginning a conversation without salutation is considered aggressive and even rude.

The Northern coast has the best beaches on the island, including Smuggler's Cove, Long Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Brewer's Bay, Josiah's Bay, and Lambert beach. In addition to beaches, there are sailing, surfing, scuba diving, kite boarding, windsurfing, historic sites, hiking, and much more.

TORTOLA SAILING ITINERARIES
We can help you creat the perfect sailing holidays in Tortola. View our example sailing itineraries in Tortola. Our itineraries can be customized to suit you needs as well as helping you choose the right type of vessel for your charter such as a motor yacht, sailing yacht or catamaran depending on the number of guests, budget and cruise destinations in Tortola.

EXAMPLE ITINERARIES
7 Day Charter - Tortola (Road Town) - Norman Island - Cooper Island - Baths - Virgin Gorda / Beef Island - Jost Van Dyke - Peter Island - Tortola
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