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Getting Around British Virgin Islands


Fly BVI ( and Caribbean Wings-BVI Airlines ( run inter-island charter flights.


Road Quality

There is a good network, although due to steep and narrow mountain roads, plus poor driving standards, conditions may be precarious.

Car Hire

There are many local and international companies. Drivers need to be at least 25 years old.


There are several taxi companies on Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Many drivers double up as tour guides, and you can hire taxis on an hourly or daily basis.


The speed limit is 64kph (40mph). Seat belts are compulsory.


You can drive on a valid national licence for up to 30 days.



Yacht charter is one of the major industries, and you can hire bareboats for cruises. A permit is required for all charter boat passengers. The high season is from December to April.

Ferries: The main routes are from Tortola to Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Marina Cay and Peter Island. A list of operators is available from the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (

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