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  • Hours: Open year-round
  • Admission: Free

Considered a tropic masterpiece, Tortola sports a list of attractions and white sandy beaches that can keep anybody entertained throughout long or short stays. From its variety of water sports at popular Cane Garden Bay such yachting, surfing, swimming to its natural preserves and historic spots, there is more than enough to do in Tortola.

Amongst its land based attractions is the site of former 17th century sugar plantation Mount Healty National Park and its sugar mill Mount Healthy Windmill, originally powered by horses.

Sage Mountain National Park is another popular destination, with rare plants sprouting around the Sage Mountain area, and hosting original plantation in untampered areas of a forest. Tortola also contains the plentiful J.R. O'Neill Botanic Garden and the Queen Elizabeth II National Park, which comes complete with a grassy green beachside lawn, child-friendly playgrounds, and other organized recreational activities, perfect for hanging outside the busy city center.

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Tortola, meaning Turtle dove is the biggest and most populated island in the British Virgin Islands, housing 13,000 of the country's 18,000 population. The island is 13.5 miles (21.7 kilometers) long, reaching as high as 1,750 ft (533.4 meters) above sea level at its highest point at Mount Sage.

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Tortola Dolphin Swim Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 45 minutes

From USD $98.99

Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $69.99

Tortola Dolphin Discovery Swim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 45 minutes

From USD $78.99

Tortola Dolphin Royal Swim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $148.99

Stand-Up Paddle Board in the British Virgin Islands

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $79.99

Surf Lesson in the British Virgin Islands

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $111.99

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