Virgin Gorda Baths
With beaches, massive granite formations, and caves, the Baths of Virgin Gorda combine a bit of adventure in nature with lounging and swimming. Low priced excursions simply provide you with round trip transportation to the Baths, and higher priced excursions include tours of the Baths, visits to Spanish Town, or snorkeling.
Price: Adults expect to pay $13 - $89
Booking Advice: These excursions offered by the cruise lines are competitively priced, but for trips combining with snorkeling, you'll save a little money by exploring third party vendors. Most excursions last from 4 to 4.5 hours, and are considered at a moderate activity level.
Tortola Dolphin Encounters & Swims
Encounters and swims with Bottlenose Dolphins are simply unforgettable! In terms of price, the swims tend to cost a little more, but these provide you more freedom of movement and a more opportunity for natural observation and communication with this remarkable species. For children, however, the encounters with a parent from a platform are less costly and easy to manage! Allow 2 to 2.5 hours for this activity.
Price: Adults expect to pay $123 - $229 for cruise line excursions.
Booking Advice: There are some restrictions to review before signing up for this excursion. Dolphin swims, which tend to be more expensive, can be found at better prices through third party vendors. This excursion has a moderate activity level.
When you're in an area with a history that includes the likes of Captain Kidd and Bluebeard, and Tortola's cliffs, forested mountains, and sugar sand beaches are part of the awesome scenery, “land-lubbing” has definite appeal. Island tours are a superb way to see the sights, explore a bit of BVI history!
Price: Adults expect to pay $35 - $69
Booking Advice: Most island tours take from 3 to 4 hours, and are at an easy activity level. Cruise excursion prices for this activity are quite competitive with advertised online third party vendor rates.
The vast range in cruise line prices for Tortola and Virgin Gorda beach excursions are worth your scrutiny. Mid-priced to higher end excursions may include lunch, some shopping opportunities, and touring. You'll find Cane Garden Bay, Brewer's Bay, Lambert Beach, and Long Bay excursions. Jost Van Dyke, the hideout for privateer Joost Van Dyk in the 1600's, is the smallest of the four main islands in the archipelago. As you choose your beach excursion, factors to consider are whether or not you want lunch included, whether or not touring is a must, and if you want to shop. You are in a tropical paradise, so it's highly unlikely that you'll find yourself stuck on an ugly beach!
Price: Adults expect to pay $25 - $105
Booking Advice: Third party vendors do offer some competitive prices with the cruise lines. However, for all beach excursions, ferry prices may not be included. These excursions take from 4 to 5.5 hours, and are easy to moderate in terms of activity level.
Pusser's Landing Shopping and Sight-seeing
From Road Town, you'll travel a delightful scenic route through villages including Manchester and Fahie Hill, and see Carrot Bay and Apple Bay as well. You'll then experience the West Indian architecture and island charm of Pusser's Landing, and have opportunity to shop for souvenirs at the boutiques you'll find there!
Price: Adults expect to pay $29 - $50
Booking Advice: For the money, this is an excellent way to take in local sights and culture! These excursions are quite popular, have an easy activity level, and take from 3 to 3.5 hours.