Travel Blogs from Tortola, Virgin Islands British

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Stranded at Peter Island, cooper island, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Stranded at Peter Island

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... clean design from either Bavaria or Jennau, This classic ketch, with two masts, looks like it escaped from a movie. Today we explore some islands, the plan is to go to a bay at Peter Island and to spend the night at Cooper Island. After our breakfast, ...

Dreadlock Holiday, Island Hopping, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Dreadlock Holiday

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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Days 74-80: Strolla gets a visitor, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Days 74-80: Strolla gets a visitor

A travel blog entry by mbust02

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... His bonfire skills did not fail us and had it raging in minutes. The following morning we left the US Virgin Islands for the British Virgin Islands. The first stop was Norman Island. There's not much to see on Norman Island other than the infamous Willie ...

Island Hopping, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Island Hopping

A travel blog entry by ajgcooper

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... of the aeroplane window of reefs, beaches, boats and hundreds of islands.  Then to St Martin and finally onto Beef Island, British Virgin Islands (BVI).  Godfrey was at the airport to meet us and he gave us a mini tour of Beef Island and a ...

The Spyglass adventure begins!, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

The Spyglass adventure begins!

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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  Saturday 6th February 2016   A quick farewell to Roadtown, which we've not had much time to see and with the mega influx of American Cruise ship tourists we could manage without, we head by cab to Hodges creek and our sailing trip. The taxi ...

Clock is ticking for passenger arrival!, Road Town, Caribbean travel blog

Clock is ticking for passenger arrival!

A travel blog entry by luckydux

Sunday, January 15, 2017 Crew meeting was at 8:30am but I already started work before then making sure paperwork and monies were in order. The morning kept Mimi and me busy with cabin check and other details which needed to be prepared for our ...

Norman Island - one more time!, Other Islands, British Virgin Islands travel blog

Norman Island - one more time!

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Ah the weather IS beautiful down here. I guess it becomes commonplace when every day is 80 degrees and one only has to worry about the occasional rain squall. Early in the morning the anchor was raised - an interminably noisy ...

Cooper Island Beach Club in the morning., Other Islands, British Virgin Islands travel blog

Cooper Island Beach Club in the morning.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Monday, December 12, 2016 We crossed the Sit Francis Drake Channel starting around 7:00 am and anchored off of this tiny island which has only the Beach Club ashore. The little coffee shop with the gelato bar as well as the boutique offered some ...

The adventure begins., Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

The adventure begins.

A travel blog entry by equinox

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... at the Miami boatshow and after the show and some outfitting sailed her to her new home at the Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. We are now at home in Annapolis preparing for a year-long cruise of the Caribbean. D-day is Oct. ...

Tortola, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Tortola

A travel blog entry by kathrynleee

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... after showering and dressing, we took a tour of the ships galley and went outside and watched the ship pull into Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  We were excited about our excursion to Virgin Gorda and The Baths...but it was cancelled at the last ...

Goodbye Spyglass and the Expedia Problem!, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Goodbye Spyglass and the Expedia Problem!

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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... main boat mooring for charters by 11.30am Peter took the helm of our lovely Catamaran Spyglass for the last sail of our British Virgin Islands adventure. After we moor up there are big hugs all round as everyone says a final farewell to our Skipper and ...

Running like a chicken with its head cut off., Road Town, Caribbean travel blog

Running like a chicken with its head cut off.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 I would prefer to not revisit this day. Many issues to deal with and a provision run made with the chef led to inefficient use of our time and a few more gray hairs for me. Let's just say that my brain was just plain fried ...

Second stop for today: Marina Cay, Other Islands, British Virgin Islands travel blog

Second stop for today: Marina Cay

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... , December 12, 2016 At lunch time Sagitta motored across the channel to the calmer waters off of Marina Cay which is near Tortola's Beef Island airport. Marina Cay has an interesting history in that in the 1930s a couple named Robb and Rosie White built ...

Now I know I've been to the Bitter End, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Now I know I've been to the Bitter End

A travel blog entry by mikeanddyana

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Life just seems to get better and better in paradise. We were invited to go sailing in the BVI's (British Virgin Islands) with friends we've previously sailed with down the Intracoastal waterway in Florida. So another great window of opportunity just ...

Getting ready to leave Tortola one last time., Road Town, Caribbean travel blog

Getting ready to leave Tortola one last time.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

... . I assured her that the next morning the sails would be up again as we would make our way to North Sound of Virgin Gorda. Once we anchored passengers and the captain did some rope-swinging and ship-jumping off of the gangway and railings before ...

That escalated quickly..., Road Town, British Virgin Islands travel blog

That escalated quickly...

A travel blog entry by vantasticadvntr

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... winter behind us, we were excited to be heading south to the warmth of the tropics - to be more specific, the British Virgin Islands. One night after a few beers (...and probably a few more) we had been pondering our next step after Canada and the USA. ...

Road Town, Tortola and beyond!, Road Town, Caribbean travel blog

Road Town, Tortola and beyond!

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... connection. He brought his beautifully maintained "safari bus" (see photos) and took our eleven passengers and me for a tour of Tortola's steep roads, tight turns, and breath taking views. It was really nice to make it beyond the borders of Road Town ...

Disembarkation day. And some sightseeing for me., Road Town, British Virgin Islands travel blog

Disembarkation day. And some sightseeing for me.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... agent at 10:30. I found the post office and bought British postage stamps with US dollars. I'm not really sure why the BRITISH Virgin Islands run on US currency, but it makes it easy for us. I then made my way across an intimidating rotary where I was ...

Fort Recovery Trip, This year 2007, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Fort Recovery Trip, This year 2007

A travel blog entry by bvisailor

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... time to the BVI. We started off taking chartering a sailboat for a 3 day sail around the BVI, stopping at gorgeous islands such as Virgin Gorda. The baths there are a natural phenomenon!! There are enormous boulders there. I believe I  had read ...

Tortola Island, Road Town, British Virgin Islands travel blog

Tortola Island

A travel blog entry by robselclark

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Aspects of life on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) seem schizophrenic. The currency is USD. They drive on the left, but the great majority of vehicles are left hand drive. Imperial units of measure seem the norm. The UK appoints the (imported) ...

Here we go again...., Road Town, Caribbean travel blog

Here we go again....

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... nice though so that makes it hard to say no. We made our way under sail to Marina Cay towards the eastern end of Tortola and we will anchor for the night. Hearing the appreciation for Vela and our surroundings refreshes my view of my work place and ...

Marina Cay, British Virgin Islands, Tortola, BVI, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Marina Cay, British Virgin Islands

A travel blog entry by equinox

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... we did! The winds were 19-24 and the seas we about 6-7 feet as we tacked close-hauled up the north coast of Tortola. What a ride! We arrived at Marina Cay around 4:30 and were delighted to see that despite full moorings, a perfect anchoring spot for a ...

Time to say goodbye, and get the ship

Time to say goodbye, and get the ship "ship shape"

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 Today was like playing that carnival game "whack-a-mole". Guests disembarking, provisioning, tracking down a new crew member (a Hungarian first mate replacement with whom I can speak German), meeting with our local shipping agent ...

Turnaround day. Hello Road Town., Road Town, Caribbean travel blog

Turnaround day. Hello Road Town.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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... Tortola. The rest of the day we were busy with paperwork and getting ready for Sunday. Thanks to Mimi's time spent living on Tortola I was introduced to quite a few locals and we also made sure to make our way to the wholesale provisioner to put a face ...

A boat trip beckons!, Road Town, Virgin Islands British travel blog

A boat trip beckons!

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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... many Central Americans we've sauntered through. It's a 30 hop on Coconut Airways to Beef Island the International airport of the British Virgin Islands. The cabs on the islands are run like a bit of a cartel, prices are fixed per person plus luggage. ...

More Cruisin', Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

More Cruisin'

A travel blog entry by tigereye

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... St. Johns with her until Friday.  Had a dollar beer at Woody's "famous" happy hour in St. Cruz.    Cleared British customs at Jost Van Dyke yesterday and got a drink [Why is the rum always gone?] at Foxy's.  No development here - ...

One for the road in the BVI, Road Town, British Virgin Islands travel blog

One for the road in the BVI

A travel blog entry by vantasticadvntr

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... Fish and Lime followed by beers and rum. We have never been big spirit drinkers, let alone rum drinkers but our time in the islands was definitely giving us a taste for it! Another day, another invite from Brian. This time it was the day of the annual ...

leaving bvi, Road Town, Virgin Islands British travel blog

leaving bvi

A travel blog entry by rascal

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Caribbean 1500, Roadtown, Tortola, Virgin Islands British travel blog

Caribbean 1500

A travel blog entry by questmiller

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... him after the passage and joined us aboard Quest for another week of island hopping in the British Virgin Islands. George and June have spent time on Tortola and Jost Van Dyke and introduced us to several locals. We enjoyed a totally unique experience on ...

Back to Road Town!, Road Town, Caribbean travel blog

Back to Road Town!

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Saturday, June 11. Today marks Vela's last arrival in Tortola as she will be heading south to Saint Lucia. She will not be leaving that area through 2017, according to the schedule. That is a good thing since down there Vela has long stretches to show ...

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