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Salt Island

Salt Island is a small island located in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the archipelago of the Leeward Islands and has an area of 0.3 square miles. It is located between the islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda and is the site of the famous wreck of the RMS Rhone.

The island is mostly composed of flat terrain, with a few hills in the center of the island. It is surrounded by beautiful clear waters, making it a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. The island is also home to some of the most stunning white sand beaches in the Caribbean.

In addition to its beautiful scenery, Salt Island is also known for its rich history. The island was once the site of a thriving salt industry, and the ruins of the old salt works can still be seen today. In 1867, the island was the site of a shipwreck of the RMS Rhone, a British mail steamer. The wreck is now a popular dive site and is considered to be one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean.

Salt Island is a popular destination for tourists and is home to a few small resorts and restaurants. The island is also home to a few small villages, which are home to some of the most hospitable locals in the Caribbean. The island is a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the rich history of the island.

Excursion tips for a day in Salt Island

As a tourist in Salt Island in British Virgin Islands, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in just one day. Here are some of the top attractions:

1. Visit the Wreck of the RMS Rhone: Explore the remains of this 19th-century mail steamer, which sunk in 1867, and admire the stunning coral reefs and marine life that now inhabit the area.

2. Go Snorkeling: Snorkel among the vibrant coral reefs and explore the diverse marine life that call the island home.

3. Visit the Salt Island Lighthouse: Climb to the top of the lighthouse and admire the breathtaking views of the surrounding islands.

4. Take a Hike: Explore the island’s rugged terrain and discover its hidden coves and beaches.

5. Learn About the Island’s History: Visit the Salt Island Heritage Museum and learn about the island’s past, from the Arawak Indians to the British colonization.

6. Relax on the Beach: Spend the day soaking up the sun on one of the island’s many white-sand beaches.

7. Go Fishing: Charter a boat and go deep-sea fishing for tuna, marlin, and more.

8. Enjoy a Delicious Meal: Sample some of the island’s delicious local cuisine at one of the many restaurants.

Experience Salt Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Salt Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Salt Island

The climate in Salt Island in British Virgin Islands over the four seasons is generally tropical and warm. In the winter months, temperatures average between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity is higher than in the summer months. The summer months are generally hot and humid with temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The spring and fall months are milder and the temperatures tend to range between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. The island experiences a lot of rain throughout the year, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in the late summer and early autumn months.

Cruise weather for Salt Island

Our weather forecast for Salt Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 27.9 °C
34.2 m/s
38.2 m/s
56.6 %
24.0 m
74.4 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.2 °C
37.4 m/s
45.0 m/s
91.7 %
24.0 m
80.3 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.5 °C
34.9 m/s
44.3 m/s
94.4 %
24.1 m
79.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 28.2 °C
32.3 m/s
35.4 m/s
70.8 %
23.7 m
75.5 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 28 °C
27.7 m/s
28.1 m/s
96.5 %
23.0 m
74.3 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.1 °C
29.9 m/s
32.4 m/s
6.2 %
23.7 m
76.9 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.4 °C
31.0 m/s
37.1 m/s
5.2 %
24.1 m
78.8 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.5 °C
34.9 m/s
43.9 m/s
26.0 %
24.1 m
81.0 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.2 °C
34.6 m/s
38.6 m/s
2.6 %
23.0 m
78.1 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 28.1 °C
34.2 m/s
37.7 m/s
3.9 %
24.1 m
76.3 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.3 °C
29.9 m/s
34.2 m/s
2.5 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.4 °C
34.6 m/s
43.2 m/s
4.5 %
24.1 m
78.9 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.6 °C
35.3 m/s
43.6 m/s
28.7 %
24.1 m
80.2 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Salt Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Salt Island, Virgin Islands
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