Your Resource for Hurricane recovery in the BVI

We are happy to announce, that we have started welcoming guests to our islands November 1st, 2017. As the Sailing Capital of the world, it is our yachting sector that is the first to “open for business” and many of our charter companies are open and others will reopen in December and January. Click on the islands below for the opening dates.

Anegada, the drowned island, was spared the brunt of the storm and as such, we will host the Anegada Lobster Festival as scheduled on November 25th and 26th. It will be a delightful culinary event; lobster in all its glory.

We are thankful and appreciative to friends of The BVI for their unwavering support over the last two months. We remain energized that the BVI tourism will rebound, and we will continue to offer an unparalleled experience - one that is personalized and continues to exceed expectations in terms of its product, natural beauty, and the luxurious experience that focuses on service, friendliness, authenticity and safety.

We are here to assist you in planning your BVI vacation so please feel free to call up on us or one of our travel partners. We look forward to welcoming you to our shores.

Sharon Flax Brutus,
Director of Tourism


The territory started welcoming guests from November 1, 2017.
All airports are open for charters and commercial flights 7:30am to 5:30pm daily.
Persons wishing to use charter flights are reminded the territory’s airports are PPR airports. Log on to to complete and submit the form with your PPR request.
The people of the British Virgin Islands are resilient and in that same spirit, a number of our annual events are still ‘a-go’! Please check back as we continue to add more confirmed events. (Link to events)
• BVI Charter Yacht Society Boat Show: November 7-10, 2017
• Anegada Lobster Festival: November 25 -26, 2017
• Painkiller Cup: January 2018
• 2018 BVI Spring Regatta: March 26-April 1, 2018
We urge persons holding reservations to reach out to the property/company for specific information regarding your reservation; additionally, please feel free to contact us at the BVI Tourist Board for further assistance.
We want to thank you for your willingness to support the BVI Community. To Support out our Recovery Fund, please visit During this time, we welcome relief workers only who would have secured previous permission and gained authorization from our authorities.
We are still sailing! We have recognized that our yachting sector will be the first to “open for business”.
Charter operators that have announced they will be operating during the winter 2017/2018 season include:

November 2017

BVI Yacht Charters
Dream Yacht Charter
The Catamaran Company
Virgin Motor Yachts

December 2017

Festiva Sailing
Marine Max Vacations
MedCaribbean Charter
The Moorings
Voyage Charters
VSV (Vacanses Sous Voiles)

January 2018

Conch Charters
Horizon Yacht Charters
TMM Yacht Charters
Nanny Cay Marina: Open
Hodges Creek Marina: December
Moorings Marina: December
Penn’s Landing Marina: December
Daily ferries and charters have resumed service between Tortola, BVI and St. Thomas, USVI. Speedy's resumes service between Virgin Gorda and Tortola. New Horizon Ferry resumed service between Tortola and Jost Van Dyke, please see temporary ferry schedule below.

Please contact your ferry company of choice on day of travel to confirm schedule.

Native Son
Departing from: Tender Dock Cruise Pier, Road Town at 9:30am
Returning from: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas at 2:30pm

Road Town Fast Ferry 
Departing from: Tender Dock Cruise Pier, Road Town at 7:00am and 12noon
Returning from: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas at 8:30am and 4:15pm

Virgin Gorda Transport - Speedy's
Departing from: Virgin Gorda at 8:00am and 3:30pm
Departing from: Road Town Ferry Dock, Tortola at 9:00am and 4:30pm

Smith's Ferry Services- Tortola Fast Ferry
Departing from: Charlotte Amalie at 8:25am
Departing from: Tortola Pier Park at 2:45pm

New Horizon Ferry Services (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
Departing from: Jost Van Dyke at 7:00am, 12:00noon and 5:00pm
Departing from: West End at 8:00am, 1:00pm and 6:00pm
For more information, please call 284-499-0952

Dolphin Water Taxi
Anyone wishing to travel from St. Thomas to Road Town/West End, Tortola can call Dolphin Water Taxi and make a reservation - quick and reliable private transport from bag claim to any BVI destination. Call for reservation and more information 340-774-2628.

Inter-Island Boat Service
Departing Red Hook, St. Thomas - 7:15am and 12:30pm
Departing Cruz Bay - Non-Stop
Departing Road Town - 9:00am and 1:45pm

Ocean Dreams Water Taxi 
Water taxi services available between St. Thomas, USVI and Tortola, BVI with ground transportation. Call 340-998-6720 for reservations.

Island Info


There was minimal damage to our cruise pier in Tortola, which means we expect to be ready to receive cruise passengers in November following necessary inspections. There was, however, damage to our new Tortola Pier Park shopping, dining and art area. Our National Parks Trust is working specifically on relief efforts at the Botanical Gardens and Sage Mountain in Tortola.

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Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda, the crown jewel of BVI tourism and known for its luxury accommodations and vibrant culinary scene will focus on its small properties and restaurants and will be ready to receive guests also in November.

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Anegada, the drowned island, was spared the brunt of the storms’ ravages and we anticipate that Anegada will be ready to receive guests at some of their properties beginning November 1, 2017. To this end we will host the Anegada Lobster Festival as scheduled on November 25th and 26th.

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Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke, Home of the PainKiller and beautiful White Bay has started its rebuilding process with some of the establishments on White Bay already open for business.

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Other Islands

Our private island resorts namely Peter Island Resort & Spa, Scrub Island Resort, Cooper Island and Guana Island are all rushing to complete assessments so they can begin the road back to a luxury vacation experience.

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Who To Contact

BVI Tourist Board Office, NA 1 West 34th Street, Suite 301 New York NY 10001
800 -835-8530 or