Crewed Charters Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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Tortola and surrounding islands
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Crewed Charters to Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Tortola has many wonderful beaches, amongst them are Cane Garden Bay where Quito's famous bar & live reggae music can be found, peaceful Brewer's Bay with great snorkeling & diving, stunning Josiah's Bay & Lambert Beach. Sage Mountain is the highest point on Tortola and allows you stunning views and sunsets.

Tortola, or "land of turtle doves', is the Territory's main island and has a population of around 14,000. Tortola Overlooks the Sir Francis Drake Channel and is situated about 60 miles east of Puerto Rico Tortola's mountain peaks are covered with frangipani and sage on its southern coast, while its northern shores display white sandy beaches, groves of bananas and mangoes and clusters of palm trees. Sage Mountain National Park is at 1,780 feet above sea level, the BVI's highest point. Filled with lush tropical vegetation, the park exhibits many of the characteristics of a tropical rain forest.

Road Town, located on the southern shore, is the busy capital of the BVI, as well as the central administrative and business centre of the Territory. Road Town's scenic setting and sheltered yacht-filled harbor provide a helpful orientation to the laid-back BVI lifestyle which evolved over the last 400 years by English, African, Dutch, French, and Spanish adventurers, followed by plantation owners and 20th century settlers. This friendly and diversified community tempts travelers with every sort of regional and international cuisine found in a choice of cheerful pastel painted restaurants, former forts, and sugar mills.

Palate-pleasing menus feature West Indian specialities of fresh lobster, conch, spicy goat, and curries of every description. Savvy shoppers can usually find bargains in perfume, jewelry, wine, crafts and local spices in the homey-style stores dotting Road Town's Main Street and Soper's Hole, West End. However, the shops are best known for their unique local products such as one-of-a-kind antiques, silk-screened fabrics, intricate ship models, and watercolors by Tortolan artists.
Other sites on Tortola include the beautiful 4-acre J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens located off Main Street, Road Town and featuring a lush array of indigenous and exotic plants.

There is also the popular V.I. Folk Museum located on Main Street, housed in a traditional West Indian building, it contains many artifacts on display from the islands' Tiano, plantation, and slavery eras. There are also pieces from the wreck of the "RMS Rhone". Mr. Callwood's rum distillery in Cane Garden Bay is a visit back in time, rum is still produced here from cane grown on the local hillsides. Mount Healthy, Brewer's Bay contains the ruins of Tortola's only windmill andthe ruins of associated distillery buildings. On the top of Sage Mountain, The Skyworld Restaurant and Giftshop are a must see for spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Islands, they serve lunch and dinner with reservations.

Beef Island: Home of The Loose Mongoose, a casual cruising bar with beach hammocks, The Last Resort cabaret bar, lovely snorkeling and a great anchorage. Famous as a hunting ground during the buccaneering days, Beef Island is the site of the BVI's main airport and is connected to Tortola by the soon to be replaced one-lane Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Mangroves line the shores beneath the bridge, and an excellent beach, Long Bay on the island's northern shore. Across the water is Marina Cay a small island with a popular bar, lovely beach & great snorkeling.

Norman Island: Legend plays a large part in the history of Norman Island with tales of pirates and treasure caves, although the role of the island as the model for the epic “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson is perhaps the most famous legend of all. "And thereupon we are entered the cave. It was a large, airy place, with a little spring and a pool of clear water, overhung with ferns. The floor was sand." (Robert Louis Stevenson "Treasure Island").

The Bight is one of the most protected anchorages in the region although Soldier Bay, Benures Bay and Money Bay provide secluded anchorages given the right conditions. Treasure Point, at the southern entrance to The Bight, comprises a rocky headland along which the famous caves can be found at the base of the cliffs with wonderful snorkeling. Treasure has been found hidden deep in one of the Caves, it is reputed that there is more to be found! The Indians are close by, a magnificent dive and snorkel site around 4 pinnacles rising out of the sea.

Peter Island: East of Norman Island is Peter Island, location of Peter Island resort. Deadman's Bay and White Bay have fabulous white sand, palm fringed beaches with good snorkleling & shaded sun-loungers. It is worth hiking up one of the paved tracks to watch a stunning sunset from on high. There are several good dive sites as well as excellent snorkeling, as well as nearly five miles of secluded beaches and peaceful anchorages such as Great Harbour and Little Harbour.

Salt Island: Looking out on the Sir Francis Drake Channel is, Salt Island, where salt was harvested from two large ponds for curing local fish and for sale to passing ships. Up to 1,000 pounds of salt was harvested here annually. The general public was allowed to reap for two days only after which, reaping was restricted only to island residents. According to law, all harvesters were required to give the government one bag of salt for every three collected. Today, the only remaining Salt Island resident, Norwell Durant, still harvests salt in the same fashion as his ancestors and he welcomes visitors to the island to learn about the salt harvesting process. This is also the site of the famous Wreck of the "RMS Rhone".

The "RMS Rhone" was a 310-foot Royal Mail Ship that was dashed against the rocks off Salt Island's southwest coast during a hurricane in 1867. Its remains are extensive and have become a fascinating underwater habitat for marine life. It is part of the national park system and is a popular dive & snorkel site, one of the best wreck dives in the World.

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