7 top tour companies in the British Virgin Islands

Posted by Hermione Way on Nov 20, 2013

Entrepreneur Richard Branson owns an island there, the rich and famous vacation there, many sail their yachts there... we're talking about the British Virgin Islands, of course!

The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. About 15 of the islands are inhabited.

Tourists visiting the islands sunbath, shop, eat and drink but there are many other activities to do on the islands, here are seven picks of tour companies offering great activities to help explore these beautiful islands.

Tortola: Tortola is the capital island of the BVI. Experience the beauty of Tortola. Swim or stroll the white-sand beaches, explore ancient ruins or our delectable local cuisine, or drop anchor and rock with the rhythm of the azure ocean. In Tortola, the largest island of the BVI chain, there’s a variety of Caribbean vacation activities to indulge in.


1. Aristocrat Charters

Based in Soper's Hole, West End, Tortola, the Aristocrat Charters offers two sailing excursions.

One heads South visiting Norman Island and the surrounding snorkel sites.
The other heads West visiting Jost Van Dyke, stopping for swim and snorkel on route.

Lionheart is based at Village Cay, C Dock and offers two Full Day Sail Excursions:
Visit Cooper, Salt, and Peter Islands or Sail to the Baths on Virgin Gorda



2. Breeze Paddlesurf

Breeze Paddlesurf provides quality Paddle Board sales and rentals to the British Virgin Islands. A notable feature would be the offer to deleiver your boards to your home, hotel, or yacht. How can we help you explore and enjoy the beauty of the British Virgin Islands.


3. BVI Scuba Co.

Have you ever thought about strapping on a mask and fins
and taking a look at what's down there below? Scuba diving is the perfect sport for people of all ages.

BVI Scuba Co caters to your experience level. Most dive operators put limitations on their entire boat of divers, treating them as an aggregate group and don’t respect or cater to your individual level of experience.

For beginner and intermediate divers, their experienced Instructor and Divemaster guides will be happy to buddy up with you to make your experience more comfortable and safe.

Virgin Gorda: Virgin Gorda entices travellers with its yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages and luxury resorts and villas.



4. Virgin Gorda Power Boat Rentals

Tired of sailing? Virgin Gorda Power Boat Rentals offers a range of boat sizes. From a small two person dinghy to a six person double engine power boat, this rental/charter company has everything yo need.

Jost Van Dyke: Named after an early Dutch settler and former pirate, rugged scenery and colorful folklore make up Jost Van Dyke. With fewer than 300 inhabitants, it measures just four miles by three, with the highest point at 1,054 feet and has been home to Arawak Indians, Caribs, Dutch, Africans and the British. Notable inhabitants have included William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol Building, and John Lettsome, founder of the London Medical Society.


5. BVI Eco Tours

A little hiking, snorkeling, boat touring, bird watching... Learn about Jost, the BVI, out-island Eco-system, birds and marine life, flora and fauna...as you go to your first destination, Sandy Cay. This 14 acre island Nature Reserve, owned by the late Philanthropist, Laurance Rockerfeller, has a wonderful nature hike through a manicured botanical trail.

Your guide will introduce you to the incredible ecological diversity that makes this island so important to researchers and scientists alike. Next stop: the deserted, picturesque island of Sandy Spit... exactly what you came to the Caribbean to experience! A few Coconut palms and Sea grape trees anchored on white sand and surrounded by a barrier reef. Exceptional snorkeling nearby!


6. Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society

The Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society (JVDPS) is committed to protecting key elements of the island’s culture and environment for the future generations of all people, to see, to feel, and to understand.

Anegada: Named Anegada or the “Drowned Land” by the Spanish, Anegada is the only coral island in the Virgin Islands’ volcanic chain. Measuring 11 miles by three, its highest point is just 28 feet above sea level.

There are striking coral reefs surrounding the island, including the Eastern Caribbean’s third largest continuous reef, Horseshoe Reef. Secluded sandy beaches protected by the sheltering reef.


7 . Anegada Fly Fishing

Owned by Capt. Kevin Faulkner, a native Virgin Islander (Anegadian) with more than 18 years of experience as a guide. Capt. Kevin Faulkner loves all types of fishing but finds fly-fishing most enjoyable because it challenges him to compete with myself. "To continue excelling at this sport I must analyze and reanalyze my techniques and rely on self-discipline," said Faulkner.


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Hermione Way

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