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Clear
Wednesday 08/23 20%
Clear
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the upper 70s.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 08/24 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 85F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Friday 08/25 20%
Clear
Sunshine. High around 85F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
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Saturday 08/26 20%
Clear
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 84F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 08/27 30%
Chance of Rain
A shower or two possible early with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High 84F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Getting to the BVI’s

There are no direct flights from the United States (mainland), Canada or Europe into the BVI’s. It is, however, just a short hop from your connecting location. Flights typically connect in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts or St. Maarten/St. Martin, depending upon where you come from. From the US, the most common connection is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). The main airport is the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) on Tortola.  Please note: you will need a valid passport to travel to the BVI’s.

Commuter Airlines:

  • American Airlines
  • Air Sunshine
  • Cape Air
  • Caribbean Wings
  • Fly BVI

You can also fly into St. Thomas and take the ferry to Tortola. The last ferry is usually around 4:30 pm. You will need to allow for about 15 minutes of transfer time from Charlotte Amalie or 45 minutes from Red Hook. When arriving book your flights to land before 3:30 pm to make the last ferry that day.

Ferry Service:

  • Smith’s Ferry
  • Native Son
  • Road Town Fast Ferry

Click here for more information about ferry service.

Departure Tax

All travelers to the BVI’s must pay a departure tax to leave. It is not included in the price of your ticket (air or ferry) and can be paid at your departure location. The tax is currently US$20 to leave by air and $15 to depart by ferry.

Your Barecat yacht charter in the BVI’s starts at noon any day of the week, and ends at noon the last day. If you arrive the day before your Catamaran or yacht charter we can arrange for you to sleep aboard your boat that night, if available.

What to Bring

We don’t dress to impress here. Pack light! You don’t need much – sandals, sundresses, shorts, t-shirts and plenty of bathing suits. Soft-sided luggage is best for storing on board the boat as it takes up less room.

Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen – the sun here packs a punch. You will also need to bring non-aerosol bug spray. Pack a bathing suit, any vital medications, and a few perosonal essentials in a carry-on bag just in case the luggage gets, well, misplaced for a bit. Don’t forget to toss in a small cloth bag or folding nylon bag for those beach trips.

BVI Currency is US dollars and Visa and Master Card are widely accepted. There is limited ATM access.

You won’t need high-heels, dress shoes, button-down shirts, ties, expensive jewelry, multiple sunglasses, beach towels, or curling-irons. It’s time to relax!