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Tortola

Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of an archipelago of more than 60 islands, islets, and cays. Tortola is about 15 miles long and three miles wide, with a total land area of about 21 square miles.

Tortola is located approximately 50 miles east of Puerto Rico and approximately 60 miles west of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The terrain is mostly hilly, with a few flat areas, and the highest point is Mount Sage, which stands at 1,780 feet. The climate is tropical and warm year-round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 75°F.

Tortola has a long and rich history. The island was first settled by the Arawak and Carib people in the 1st century A.D. In the 16th century, the Spanish arrived, and the island became part of the British Empire in 1666. Tortola was a major center of the Caribbean’s slave trade and was home to many sugar plantations. In the 19th century, the island became a major center of rum production.

Tortola has a vibrant culture, with a strong British influence. The official language is English, and the currency is the U.S. dollar. The island is also home to many festivals and events, including the annual Carnival, which celebrates the island’s African heritage.

Tortola is a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful beaches, lush rainforest, and vibrant culture. It is also home to a number of historical sites, including Fort Burt, the oldest British fort in the Caribbean, and the Callwood Rum Distillery, the oldest rum distillery in the Caribbean.

Excursion tips for a day in Tortola

1. Visit the Cane Garden Bay Beach – soak up the sun on the white sand beach, swim in the crystal clear waters, and enjoy the nearby restaurants and bars.

2. Explore the historical buildings in Road Town – take a tour of the 18th century buildings, including the Old Government House and the Old Post Office.

3. Take a boat tour around the island – explore the many bays and coves of Tortola, and take in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

4. Visit the Callwood Rum Distillery – learn about the history of rum production in the British Virgin Islands, and sample some of the local rum.

5. Take a hike to Sage Mountain National Park – explore the tropical rainforest and take in the views of the surrounding islands.

6. Visit the Soper’s Hole Marina – shop for souvenirs, enjoy a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants, or take a boat tour of the harbor.

7. Go shopping in Road Town – browse the local shops and markets, and pick up some unique souvenirs.

8. Visit the Virgin Gorda Baths – explore the unique rock formations, and take a dip in the natural pools.

9. Take a day trip to Jost Van Dyke – explore the small island and its many beaches, and enjoy a meal at one of the beachside restaurants.

10. Spend an evening at the Pusser’s Marina Cay – enjoy a sunset cocktail and watch the boats come and go in the harbor.

Experience Tortola 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 Tortola. 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 Tortola

Tortola in the British Virgin Islands has a tropical climate with warm and humid weather all year round. The average temperature is 82°F (28°C). Spring (March-May): The weather is warm and humid with temperatures ranging from 77°F (25°C) to 84°F (29°C). There is occasional rainfall. Summer (June-August): The weather is hot and humid with temperatures reaching up to 90°F (32°C). There is also frequent rainfall. Autumn (September-November): The weather is warm and humid with temperatures ranging from 77°F (25°C) to 84°F (29°C). There is occasional rainfall. Winter (December-February): The weather is mild and humid with temperatures ranging from 73°F (23°C) to 81°F (27°C). There is occasional rainfall.

Cruise weather for Tortola

Our weather forecast for Tortola 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: 28.9 °C
min: 28.2 °C
33.8 m/s
37.4 m/s
66.6 %
23.8 m
75.3 %
1,019 hPa
05:53:56
18:56:10
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.1 °C
34.6 m/s
41.8 m/s
79.5 %
23.4 m
79.0 %
1,019 hPa
05:54:17
18:55:50
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.5 °C
36.4 m/s
43.2 m/s
97.8 %
23.9 m
78.7 %
1,018 hPa
05:54:37
18:55:29
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.6 °C
32.0 m/s
34.6 m/s
73.4 %
24.1 m
75.0 %
1,017 hPa
05:54:57
18:55:07
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 28.1 °C
28.4 m/s
31.3 m/s
11.3 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,016 hPa
05:55:17
18:54:44
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.4 °C
29.9 m/s
32.0 m/s
6.6 %
22.9 m
76.8 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:36
18:54:20
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 28.2 °C
33.5 m/s
36.7 m/s
43.8 %
22.0 m
77.7 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:55
18:53:55
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.6 °C
35.6 m/s
41.8 m/s
77.3 %
24.1 m
80.7 %
1,018 hPa
05:56:15
18:53:29
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.3 °C
33.5 m/s
38.2 m/s
7.5 %
23.3 m
76.4 %
1,016 hPa
05:56:34
18:53:02
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.3 °C
32.4 m/s
34.6 m/s
28.2 %
23.4 m
76.1 %
1,016 hPa
05:56:52
18:52:34
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.2 °C
29.2 m/s
32.0 m/s
81.8 %
24.1 m
77.4 %
1,017 hPa
05:57:11
18:52:05
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.5 °C
38.2 m/s
42.1 m/s
24.0 %
24.1 m
78.4 %
1,017 hPa
05:57:29
18:51:35
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.4 °C
37.4 m/s
41.4 m/s
68.6 %
23.3 m
79.2 %
1,016 hPa
05:57:47
18:51:05

Cruises to Tortola

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Scheduled ship calls in Tortola, Virgin Islands
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 06:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Jade 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 06:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 06:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Disney Fantasy 07:30 am 05:45 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Joy 07:00 am 01:30 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 Disney Fantasy 07:30 am 05:45 pm
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 Disney Fantasy 07:30 am 05:45 pm
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 Disney Fantasy 07:30 am 05:45 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 Sapphire Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 Disney Fantasy 07:30 am 05:45 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Epic 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Sapphire Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Epic 01:00 pm 08:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 MS Rotterdam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 Enchanted Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Epic 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Nov. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2024 Tuesday, 26th of Nov. 2024 Disney Fantasy 07:30 am 05:45 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Celebrity Apex 07:00 am 02:30 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 MS Insignia 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Epic 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Jewel 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
Dec. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Prima 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 Disney Fantasy 07:30 am 05:45 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Epic 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 Costa Fortuna 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Jewel 12:30 pm 07:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Prima 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 Celebrity Apex 07:00 am 02:30 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Epic 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Encore 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Dec. 2024 Costa Fascinosa 07:00 am 03:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 Enchanted Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Viva 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Encore 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Jewel 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
Dec. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Dec. 2024 Costa Fascinosa 07:00 am 03:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Costa Fortuna 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Prima 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 06:00 am 01:00 pm
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Viva 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Celebrity Apex 07:00 am 02:30 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Tortola

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Port Distance
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