Get your fill of aquatic thrills while on a 3.5-hour boat ride that includes free time at the beaches of Jost Van Dyke island, plus stops to swim in the shallow waters off Guana Island. An experienced captain will welcome you aboard a 26-foot rigid inflatable boat with enough space for eight guests. Hold tight as you are whisked away from the coast of Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands. Listen along as your captain shares about the colorful history of Road Town, capital of the archipelago; the role Christopher Columbus played in naming the island of Tortola; and the geological features of Mount Sage, the island's highest point. You'll then dock at the small islet of Jost Van Dyke and venture off at your leisure, whether it's sunning along white-sand beaches, sipping rum punch in a local beach bar, or dining on West Indian cuisine served by the sea. The return boat trip even includes a few stops to jump into the pristine mangrove and seagrass habitats surrounding Guana Island's 850-acre nature preserve. The sun, sand and sea are all yours to enjoy on this fun-filled day in Tortola.
• Tortola: Learn all about the island's history and volcanic geology from an experienced captain aboard a 26-foot RIB boat.
• Jost Van Dyke: Free time at this tiny islet might mean beach bar hopping or lunching on West Indian food.
• Guana Island: The mangrove forests, coral reefs and seagrass flats of this nature preserve make for a prime swimming spot.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash (USD)
• Sun protection
• Towel (from ship)
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing
• Reef socks/water shoes
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 10 yards over sandy surfaces, with inclines and about 10 steps and extended periods of standing.
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour with snorkeling/swimming elements, since such water activities could be subject to adverse sea conditions such as high winds, waves and sea current.
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them, particularly those involving snorkeling/swimming elements.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
• Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
• Guests must sign a waiver form to participate.
• Guests must know how to swim to participate.
• Guests should not carry or wear valuable items for this active excursion.
• All guests must wear life jackets on the boat.
• Optional water activities payable at site and performed at guests' own risk.
• Beach umbrellas and sunbeds available for rent on first-come, first-serve basis.
• Participation limited but minimum required for tour to operate.
• Tour sequence may vary.