Bordered by the historic, Sir Francis Drake Channel, Tortola has a rich history of fishing, farming, sailing, pirates and privateers. This island is known worldwide for its marvelous beaches, aquamarine waters, yacht charters and offshore banking.
Road Town is home to several bareboat charter fleets. In 1969, Charley and Ginny Cary launched "The Moorings" with only three boats in their fleet. That number quickly grew to six and has continued to grow exponentially. Today, there are no fewer than about 14 charter companies and more than 800 yachts (both bareboat and crewed) based in the British Virgin Islands, arguably the most popular sailing destination in the world!
Tortola is Spanish for "Turtle Dove", a shy little brown dove which is often seen in the hills or flying along various dirt roads.