Where to go?
If you are on a cruise ship in the beautiful island of Tortola in the caribbean and you want to catch a ferry to Virgin Gorda island, the first thing you need to do is head to the ferry terminal, which is located in the heart of Road Town at the Waterfront.
This can be done either by taking a short 14 minute walk to the ferry station. Please see directions here
to get to the ferry terminal. It's very easy to get there; or you could also take a taxi ride or a shuttle bus provided by the cruise ship excursion.
At the ferry terminal
Once you arrive at the ferry terminal, you will need to purchase a ferry ticket to Virgin Gorda. These can be bought online at our website or at Sensational ferry ticket booth. The cost is $30 for a round trip. Always bring your ID with you when traveling, but it is not necessary to purchase a ticket. It is important to check the ferry schedule to make sure you have enough time to explore Virgin Gorda and catch the return ferry to Tortola.
Taking a ferry from Tortola, to Virgin Gorda is a great way to experience the beauty of the British Virgin Islands. The ferry ride is relatively short, lasting approximately 30 minutes, depending on the weather conditions. You will enjoy the stunning views of the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and the British Virgin Islands.
The experience of being on a ferry is quite enjoyable. The ferries are typically spacious and comfortable, with both indoor and outdoor seating options. The sea breeze and warm sun make for a relaxing and refreshing journey.
As you depart from Tortola, you'll see the coastline and the many boats and yachts that are moored in the marinas. As you approach Virgin Gorda, you'll see the iconic boulders of The Baths and the stunning beaches that line the coast on the right side. The color of the water is unbelievable.
Exploring Virgin Gorda
Upon arrival at the Virgin Gorda ferry terminal, you can either walk or take a taxi to the attractions you want to visit on the island. There are many beautiful beaches, snorkeling spots, and scenic viewpoints to explore.
Exploring Virgin Gorda, is a must-do activity for anyone visiting the British Virgin Islands. Here's a suggested itinerary for a short trip to this beautiful island:
• The Baths: Start your day by visiting the famous Baths, which are a collection of giant granite boulders that form tidal pools and secret grottoes along the beach. It's a unique and beautiful natural attraction that you won't find anywhere else in the world.
• Devil's Bay: After exploring the Baths, take a short walk to Devil's Bay, which is a stunning beach with crystal-clear waters and soft white sand. It's a great place to relax and soak up the sun.
• Lunch at Hog Heaven: For lunch, head to Hog Heaven, which is a hilltop restaurant with incredible views of the North Sound. They serve delicious BBQ and Caribbean cuisine, and the atmosphere is laid-back and friendly.
• Savannah Bay: End your day by visiting Savannah Bay, which is a secluded beach on the north coast of the island. It's a great spot for swimming, snorkeling, and watching the sunset.
When you are ready to return to Tortola, simply check the ferry schedule and head back to the ferry terminal. Make sure you allow plenty of time to catch the return ferry, very important! as missed ferries can mean an extended stay on Virgin Gorda Island.
Taking a ferry from Tortola to Virgin Gorda is a convenient, comfortable, and enjoyable way to explore the beauty of the British Virgin Islands.