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Tortola Information
.... and more about the British Virgin Islands:



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Origin of Name:
 
Spanish for "Turtle Dove".

Location:
 
Approximately 60 miles east of Puerto Rico.

Coordinates:
 
Soon Come!

Description:
 
Volcanic island which is the largest of all the British Virgin Islands. Tortola is 12 miles long and 3 miles wide at the widest point with high hills, winding (steep) roads, many small villages and some truly wonderful beaches!

Road Town, Tortola is the capital of the British Virgin Islands. Though the island is still quite sparsely populated, there has been a flurry of building activity in recent years.

Population:

23,908 (estimate only - see notation below)

Main Town or Village:
 
Road Town

Maximum elevation:
 
Mount Sage - 1,716' above sea level

Land Mass:
 
Approximately 21 square miles

Main industries:
 
Tourism and Offshore Banking.

Notable Beaches:
 
The majority of beaches on Tortola are located on the island's north shore:

Smugglers Cove, Long Bay Beach, Little Apple Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay, Elizabeth Beach and Josiahs Bay.

Brandywine Bay beach is located on the south shore east of Road Town.

Overnight Anchorages:
 
Cane Garden Bay, Fat Hogs Bay, Inner Harbour, Maya Cove, Road Harbour and Sea Cows Bay

National Parks:
 
J.R. O'Neal Botanical Gardens, Mount Sage, Mount Healthy and Queen Elizabeth Park

Marinas:
 
Marinas In Road Harbour, Road Town:
Inner Harbour, Village Cay, The Moorings, Tortola Yacht Services, Fort Burt, Road Reef and H.R. Penn Marina

West of Road Town:
Prospect Reef, Manuel Reef, Nanny Cay, Sopers Hole Wharf & Marina & Sheppard's Marina

East of Road Town:
Hodge's Creek, Penn's Landing & Harbour View Marina


Please Note: Population figures are estimates supplied by the BVI Development Planning Unit from a census taken in 2001.

While coordinates for the British Virgin Islands supplied are as accurate as possible, they are not intended for navigational purposes.


If you have not found the information you are looking for,
try visiting the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board
Call (284) 494- 3134


Contact our bareboat charter broker for information about
power boat and sailing holidays

Phone: (284) 495-4168 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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