Disney Cruise Line and Its Ports of Call LIVE! Guidebook

PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line LIVE! Guidebook
 Bookmark this Page for Later:   (view all your bookmarks)
     Basic Bookmark    To Do    Reserve    Call    Check    Ask      None  

Thanks for previewing PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line and Its Ports of Call guidebook ...
Subscribe Now to View the Full LIVE Edition!

PassPorter's LIVE Edition is always up-to-date and is filled with helpful trip planning tools that help you decide where to stay, what to do, and where to eat! Searching the entire book is fast and easy! Save and sort bookmarks, mark favorite attractions and eateries by traveler, add personal notes that integrate with your guide, and plan the perfect trip!

The mobile guidebook, trip-planner, list-maker, and memory-maker!
SAVE TIME, MONEY, and STRESS!

   

Making the Most of Tortola

Making the Most of Tortola

You must be logged in to save a personal note.
 Flag this Topic for Later:   (view all your topic flags)
     Basic Flag    To Do    Reserve    Call    Check    Ask      None  
You must be logged in to flag this topic.

GETTING THERE

The Disney ships berth at the cruise ship dock on Wickham Cay 1 in Road Town. The long, simple pier ends at a large, open field (scheduled "soon" for retail development) where you’ll find taxis and tour buses. Turn left at the end of the pier, follow the waterfront, and you’ll soon reach Craft Alive Village and Waterfront Street, where you’ll find Pusser’s Pub and Store (for rum fans), and the Ferry Dock. A block inland is Main St., where most other tourist-oriented attractions, shopping, and dining are found. “All ashore” is at 7:30 am, and “all aboard” time is 5:45 pm.

You must be logged in to save a personal note.
 Flag this Topic for Later:   (view all your topic flags)
     Basic Flag    To Do    Reserve    Call    Check    Ask      None  
You must be logged in to flag this topic.

GETTING AROUND

The “real” and best way to experience the British Virgin Islands is by small boat. The islands’ many attractive beaches and islets are studded with small resorts, restaurants, and bars that cater mostly to vacationers who spend their days sailing from one tiny port of call to the next, and spend their nights dining and drinking wherever they dropped anchor. More than a few famous watering holes on the larger islands have established outposts on some of the smallest islands to add new destinations to the itinerant sailors’ itineraries. As shore excursions visit nearly all points of interest accessible within your allotted 10 hours (and several of those excursions involve travel to neighboring islands), organized excursions remain, as always, your safest bet. Ferries are a good do-it-yourself possibility for day visitors. Ferries to Virgin Gorda depart from the Ferry Dock in Road Town. Ferries to Jost van Dyke run from Soper’s Hole on the West End, which requires a ferry or taxi ride from Road Town. No reservations are needed for these ferries—schedules can be found at http://www.bestofbvi.com/info/info_bviferry.htm. Car rentals are not advisable. The island is small, destinations and roads are few, and you'd be driving British-style (on the left). Taxi fares are flat rate and are posted at the piers, but be sure to agree on the fare before you hop in.

You must be logged in to save a personal note.
 Flag this Topic for Later:   (view all your topic flags)
     Basic Flag    To Do    Reserve    Call    Check    Ask      None  
You must be logged in to flag this topic.

STAYING SAFE

The British Virgin Islands have a reputation for being especially safe and friendly. The crime rate is very low and the police force is efficient. Most everyone feels quite comfortable walking about, even at night, and you won’t be hassled by street vendors. The water is also considered safe to drink. Of course, normal cautions always apply—keep your valuables safe and always pay attention to your surroundings. It should be noted that you should avoid beach attire outside of the beach—the locals can be offended by overly skimpy attire and bare midriffs.

You must be logged in to save a personal note.
 Flag this Topic for Later:   (view all your topic flags)
     Basic Flag    To Do    Reserve    Call    Check    Ask      None  
You must be logged in to flag this topic.

Top Photo Slice: Welcome to the British Virgin Islands! (℗ 53420) Photo contributed by © Jennifer Marx



Comments:



          You are viewing page 352, which is section 128 of chapter 7 of PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line guidebook.
          Previous Page | Next Page
            

          -

          PassPorter ~ 1998-2017 ~ 19 Years of Making Dreams Come True!
          Publishers of bestselling travel guidebooks and proud recipients of 13 national book awards
          Questions? Check our Site Map and visit our Help Desk to learn how to contact us online and by e-mail.
          Please feel free to link to this page so that other vacationers can find it.

          PassPorter in the News