Tortola, is a great place to start your yachting vacation in the BVI's! Tortola, works well because many yachts, including crewed catamarans, make this their base with many of the smaller yachts remaining available here year-round.
Tortola is the largest island, and is the capital of the BVI's. While it is a great place to begin your vacation, it shouldn't be ignored as a destination to visit itself. On the south shore or Tortola, among the mountain peaks, is Road Town where you'll find a large marina which caters to many yachts. Both Road Town or West End would be a typical location to meet your Tortola yacht. The north shore of Tortola is home to many bays, beaches, and stretches of palm trees, worth exploring before or after you have set sail in the BVI's. Tortola is not just a hub for the local seat of government; there are also many events and activities for visitors to explore.
Tortola presents a seemingly endless amount of activities when you consider all the shopping, water sport, and dining options. On the other hand, the history, culture, and lifestyle of the people bring in a whole new set of activities worthy of mention. Whether your interests coincide more with quiet museum-going or with outdoor nature appreciation, Tortola has you covered.