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  • Address: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • 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 17 Reviews

Have you ever kissed a dolphin? Here is your chance to get close to one of the sea's most incredible creatures. Be amazed at how intelligent these animals are. ...  Read more

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.99
Tortola Dolphin Royal Swim, British Virgin Islands, Swim with Dolphins
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Tortola Dolphin Royal Swim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

The Virgin Islands offers one of the most exhilarating experiences available. The Royal Dolphin Swim is the perfect way to discover this gentle, friendly and ...  Read more

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $148.99
Tortola Dolphin Discovery Swim, British Virgin Islands, Swim with Dolphins
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Tortola Dolphin Discovery Swim

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

The Dolphin Discovery program is tailored to suit passengers of all ages and capabilities! Waist deep in water, you'll kiss, caress and observe the dolphins as ...  Read more

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.99
Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour, British Virgin Islands, Swim with Dolphins
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Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Spend time exploring the beautiful sights of Tortola on this half-day rum tasting and snorkel tour! Depart from the ferry dock and enjoy the gorgeous sights of ...  Read more

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Surf Lesson in the British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Day Trips
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Surf Lesson in the British Virgin Islands

Learn to surf in Josiah’s Bay, a surfer’s paradise in the British Virgin Islands. Voted as having the ‘best beaches’ by Caribbean ...  Read more

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.99
Stand-Up Paddle Board in the British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Surfing Lessons
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Stand-Up Paddle Board in the British Virgin Islands

Master the fun aquatic sport of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in the beautiful British Virgin Islands! The sheltered coves of Cane Garden Bay offer smooth seas ...  Read more

Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.99

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