Tortola is the largest island of the British Virgin Islands. It is located in the Caribbean Sea, 90 miles east of Puerto Rico and 70 miles northwest of St Martin. The coordinates of the island are 18º25´24”N 64º37´05”. The MedCaribbean Charter base is located on the Sea Cows Bay of Tortola at the Manuel Reef Marina, a full service marina with many facilities including showers, restaurant, laundry, car rental and supermarket.
Before travelling to BVI

If you are non-resident of the British Virgin Islands, you must take into account some requirements before start your trip to BVI.
We recommend you preparing the trip in advance to avoid problems when arriving at your destination.
In the following link of the official BVI tourism website, you will find all the information you are required:

Happy journey!

How to get to Tortola

Tortola’s airport, Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) is 30 minutes by car from the MedCaribbean base.

The airport is rather small therefore there are no direct flights from any mainland airport in USA, Canada, Europe or South America, but thanks to the island´s close location to other major Caribbean hubs there are many connections.

The main airport to fly to is San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) with many airline connections like American Airlines, Jet Blue, USAIR, United Airlines, or Iberia. From there you can connect to Tortola with American Eagle, Cape Air and Air Sunshine.

If you prefer flying to St. Thomas (STT), American Airlines, Delta USAir, Jet Blue, United Airlines and Air Canada have direct flights. From there you can either take a flight with Cape Air or Seaborne, or take the ferry from Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook in St Thomas (They only run during the day so make sure you can catch the last one which departs at 4:30 pm). Find out more about connecting ferries here.

Another option is flying to Antigua (ANU), which can be quite convenient for those coming from the UK and Canada, you can then take a flight with LIAT or take a private charter flight.

For access from St Martin and St Kitts you can take both LIAT and BVI Airways.

For more information about arriving by air to Tortola, please check out following link provided by BVI tourism:

Our staff will be glad to help you and organize charter flights for you and your crew. We also offer the option of a VIP service that will meet you after immigration, help you with your luggage and accompany you through customs and security. Do not hesitate to ask us!

The main ferry companies connect St Thomas with Tortola. Remember that the last ferry of the day usually departs at approx. 4:15 pm, so make sure to plan ahead.


Charlotte Amalie to Cruise Ship Pier, Road Town

BVI Ferry Info & FAQs


Tel:(284) 494-2323 / 346-8300 (Tortola), (340) 777-2800 (St.Thomas)


Round Trip: $60/adult, $55/senior, $40/child (2-11), $20/child (under 2)

One way: $40/adult, $40/senior, $30/child (2-11), $10/child (under 2)









Another alternatives to the public ferry to reach the island from St Thomas airport are by water taxi or power boat. Click the links below for more info:

There are several companies that connect the islands of BVI and of USVI, for further information about the inter-island ferries, please check out the link provided by BVI tourism clicking here.

If you require more information about arriving by sea to Tortola, please check out following link provided by BVI tourism

Airport to/from Manuel Reef Marina:
Road Town Ferry a/desde Manuel Reef Marina:
Travel & deposit insurance

For your peace of mind and unforeseen circumstances, we suggest our clients to hire a charter insurance with a company specialized in that kind of services. We advise the hiring of this insurance with an advance of about three months before starting your trip.

We recommend the main companies in the sector:


Visitors are granted entry up to one month at ports of entry provided they have a return ticket and pre-arranged accommodations. For US, Canadian and European citizens, a valid passport is necessary. For other nationalities a visa may be necessary. In case of doubt, contact BVI Tourism or the nearest British Embassy.

The currency used in BVI is the US Dollar. You can find conveniently located ATM machines around the island.
The departure taxes are of $20 dollars for those leaving by air and $15 for those leaving by sea. There is a 7% Hotel Accommodation Tax. For chartering: $6/person/day and the BVI National Parks and VISAR donation is approx $47/week for a party of 6.

BVI has a tropical climate with moderate trade winds. Temperatures have very little variation from season to season, highs in summer are of 89.6ºF (32ºC) and in the winter of 84.2ºF (29ºC) and lows are around 75.2ºF (24ºC) in the summer and in winter 69.8ºF (21ºC). The wettest months are September to November.


In case of necessary there is one public hospital (Peebles Hospital in Road Town and several public and private health clinics and medical centers.