BVI AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

Learn what's open and how relief efforts are progressing with our Latest Updates.

Hurricane Recovery

  Hurricane Story         Recovery Updates  
 

The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 has been devastating. The destination has lost entire structures and many homes are without roofs, or have been diminished to mere foundations. We want to thank everyone for their outpouring of support for the BVI Community. The people of the British Virgin Islands are resilient and we are confident we will be able to rebuild.

Please support recovery efforts by donating to the BVI Recovery Fund.

 

Thank you for your support,
Sharon Flax-Brutus 
Director of Tourism for the British Virgin Islands

       

Oct.  24, 2017BVI Tourist Board - Restaurant Operations

Oct. 10, 2017BVI Tourist Board - State of the Industry Update

Sept. 29, 2017: BVI Tourist Board - Press Release 

Sept. 27, 2017: Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith- Daily Brief 

Sept. 27, 2017: His Excellency, Governor Augustus Jaspert- Recovery Efforts Update

Sept. 22, 2017: Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith- Daily Brief

Sept. 22, 2017: His Excellency, Governor Augustus JaspertRecovery and Relief Efforts Continue

 
                      
            Advisories  

       

Sept. 21, 2017: BVI DDMVector Control Message

Sept. 21, 2017: His Excellency, Governor Augustus Jaspert- Hurricane Maria "All-Clear" Statement

Sept. 20, 2017: BVI DDM- Hurricane Warning Lifted

 
               
   Travel Information         Other Helpful Resources  
 

While we know many are eager to visit our shores, please see FCO’s travel advisory for the British Virgin Islands.

Commericial flights and scheduled ferry services have resumed, please see the below updates as of October 25, 2017:

Flights

Please be advised the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport has resumed commercial flights on October 2, 2017 from 7:30a to 5:30pm daily.

Persons wishing to use charter flights are reminded that this airport is a PPR airport. Log on to www.ppr.bviaaops.com to complete and submit the form with your PPR request.

       
  • Government of the Virgin Islands – For regular updates regarding the Territory’s Recovery and Relief efforts, please visit their Facebook page.
  • Department of Disaster Management(DDM) - To keep abreast of weather conditions in the BVI, please visit DDM’s website and Facebook page.
 
               
 

LIAT Travel Advisory

Please click here to see statement from LIAT Airlines regarding travel to and from Tortola - Beef Island (EIS). For more information and regular updates regarding LIAT and their operations, please visit their Facebook page.

CapeAir Travel Advisory

CapeAir resumes limited service to Tortola for commercial passengers as well as relief flights. For more schedule update, please visit their website. 

 

Ferries

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.

 

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.

           
               
  Operational Charter Companies and Marinas            
 

Charter operators and marinas who have announced they will be operating during the winter 2017/2018 season include:

Open

Nanny Cay Marina

 

November 2017 

BVI Yacht Charter 

Dream Yacht Charters

The Catamaran Company

Virgin Motor Yachts

 

December 2017

Festiva Sailing 

Marine Max Vacations 

Sunsail

The Moorings

Vacances Sous Voiles (VSV) 

Hodges Creek Marina

Penn’s Landing Marina

Moorings Marina

 

January 2018 

Conch Charters

Horizon Yacht Charters 

TMM Yacht Charters