TRANSPORT (August '18 update)
Taxis are readily available at the ferry terminals and airport. Please note that many of them are large vans with no 4WD, which means they may not be able to get you all the way to your villa if you are staying in Belmont or West End. We are happy to arrange a taxi for you (all taxis adhere to set government rates). Please see rates here
Tortola may be small but there is plenty to see, the beaches all offer their own charms and the local cuisine and cocktails need to be sampled! 4WD is a must - the roads here are "fun"! NOTE: Tortola is very hilly so we do have steep hills with sharp switchbacks, then there's also the state of the roads...most have been fixed up pretty well since Irma but part of the charm of Belmont and Smugglers Cove is the "rugged" terrain...they are dirt roads for the most part with a some pot-holes.
We recommend Jerrys Car Rental because he's reliable and his rates include the tax and insurance and the 7th day is free! If you would like to reserve a car with them you can either do so online or let me know which model and I can do it for you, then you will do the paperwork and pay when you get here. Either way we will follow up with him closer to the time to make sure that your car is at your port of entry when you arrive.
We were really sorry to say goodbye to Dedes Car Rental in June 2018, after years of outstanding customer service and friendship from Deadman, Aurie and Zane. Another sad loss due to Irma. Deadman is still busy offering fantastic boat charters (see Dedes Boat Charters below).
POWER BOAT CHARTERS
Yes, by boat is undoubtedly the best way to explore the BVI. Of the 50+ islands and Cays that make up the BVI, just 15 are inhabited. There is stunning snorkeling and diving throughout in our pristine waters.
DayTripsBVI are our favourite, and are conveniently located at Soper's Hole, their 26' "IRIE" is perfect for a captained day or half-day charter including snorkelling equipment and 2 SUP boards. Scuba-diving can also be arranged. Captain Debs is passionate about the reef and snorkeling, she take you to all the best spots!
Dedes Charters and Fishing have a great selection of boats and unsurpassable service and reviews. Charter a captained and provisioned boat or rent by the day to explore by yourselves. Located at East End, Dede Boat Rental cater to your needs by meeting you at your most convenient dock.
Island Time is a good reliable boat rental company with a great selection of well-maintained boats, located at Nanny Cay.