Tortola Yacht Charters, Caribbean.
Tortola is the perfect place to embark on your luxury yacht charter or bareboat vacation in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It is the largest and most populated of the group and has its own Jet airport as well as a busy ferry port making it easily accessible. Local belief is that the name was originally given to the island by Christopher Columbus, meaning "land of the Turtle Dove".
Most charterers either arrive by ferry from the US Virgin Island of St Thomas or by flying into Beef Island which is connected to Tortola by the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains, and sheltered yacht-filled bays characterize the island of Tortola. As well as the natural beauty of the Island, Tortola has some very good marina facilities for Luxury Yachts as well as a huge bareboat fleet for a charterer to choose from.
Tortola also has the largest fleet of luxury crewed catamarans anywhere in the Caribbean and in the world. A catamaran luxury yacht charter is perfect for families, honeymooners or groups of friends looking for a relaxing all inclusive Caribbean experience at a reasonable price. CharterWorld has access to all of the best luxury yachts with the best crews available from Tortola and your knowledgeable CharterWorld Consultant would be pleased to advise you on which Luxury Catamaran or yacht is the right choice for your vacation.
During your Caribbean luxury yacht charter you may wish to explore one of the beautiful and protected anchorages on the island of Tortola before setting sail to enjoy the rest of the BVI’s. Brandywine Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Hodge's Creek Marina Cay, Soper's Hole, and Trellis Bay are all ideal anchorages. Secluded palm-shaded beaches at Apple Bay, Brewer's Bay, Elizabeth Beach, Josiah's Bay Beach, Long Bay Beach, and Smuggler's Cove make for excellent swimming and snorkeling. There are also many well-equipped facilities for fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and horseback riding on the island of Tortola.
Tortola’s capital is called Roadtown which has an assortment of shops, bars and restaurants, offering everything from local spices, jams, rums, and soaps to hand-crafted jewelry, silk-screened fabrics, and local art. There are also supermarkets open 7 days a week so that you can conveniently stock your luxury yacht with the freshest provisions before setting sail on your luxury yacht charter.
For a night away from your luxury yacht head ashore to experience one of the local delicacies such as fresh lobster, conch, spicy goat, curries, and Johnny Cakes for a memorable local meal with traditional flavors of the Caribbean. The cuisine of Tortola reflects the island's rich cultural mix, whether it's a four-star dinner at a converted sugar mill or a delicious West Indian Roti at a pastel-painted cottage there is something for everyone.
The people of Tortola are friendly and known for their warmth and hospitality. There is a wide variety luxury yachts to choose from whether it be a bareboat to sail yourself, a luxury Catamaran or a super yacht Tortola is quite likely to have just what you are looking for. Regular ferries, private and crewed yachts, and planes travel daily to the other islands of the BVI.