Our government has wisely issued a schedule of standard fares to and from all major places on each of the islands. If you know where you are going to and from, you can find the approved fare in advance by contacting the BVI Tourist Board.
Confirm the fare with the driver before entering the taxi. You may also be interested in taking an island tour and you should be aware of the miscellaneous charges for children, luggage and waiting time.
There are several great taxi drivers on Tortola
but few whom I have used personally. The three fellows listed below are not only known to me, but I have known each of them for years and consider them friends. I can personally vouch for their professionalism. I have used other drivers who were not nearly as friendly or helpful ... and some who have scared the begeebers out of me from time to time.
Recommended Taxi Drivers on Tortola
Mike Smith - (284) 496-0959
Mike Smith is the consummate professional, friendly and will get you where you need to go safely and on time. I've known Mikey for more than 20 years.
He has provided transportation to literally thousands of charter guests over the years and I've never heard even one complaint about him or his service.
If he isn't personally able to make it, he will send one of his associates that he works with regularly.
Big Dave Richards
Dave Richards - (284) 499-2576
Big Dave (or Cannon as he is known locally) is a cool guy! He and I have known each other for about 15 years and I always enjoy his take on local politics. He has a big funny bone to match his big smile and is certain to provide personalized and on time service.
I really didn't mean to make his photo look like a mug shot! I didn't think what the clapboard siding would look like in a head shot. Kind of looks like those height rules they use in booking shots doesn't it? Sigh. Sorry Dave! I'll get a new shot one of these days. :)
Paul Thomas - (284) 542-6996
Available after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends
I've known Paul since he was knee high to a grasshopper ... and he's in his 30's now.
He's a wonderful guy with a big heart. He works full time for the government during the week but is always available anytime after 5:00 pm and on weekends.
You can't go wrong with any of these guys! They are my friends and I know them well. So if you have any problems at all, let me know.
Oh, and if you are out in the East End, Ritzel Lettsome is a great guy too! Sorry, no photo. Call him at (284) 542-7191.
The links below had to be removed as the BVI Tourist Board site has not yet included them on their new website. The links will be replaced when they are available again.
- From Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport to all Tortola locations
- From Road Town to all Tortola locations
- From West End to all Tortola locations
- From Nanny Cay to all Tortola locations
- From Spanish Town, Gun Creek & Leverick Bay to all Virgin Gorda locations
Jost Van Dyke
- From Great Harbour, White Bay & The Bubbly Pool to all JVD locations
- From Setting Point, Airport, Loblolly Bay & The Settlement to all Anegada locations