Starting in late December, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands will be a new destination for cruisers on select Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic seven-night Eastern Caribbean voyages from Port Canaveral.
Whether your family is looking to swim with dolphins, explore centuries-old ruins, revel in the natural beauty of Sage Mountain National Park, or simply relax, Tortola is filled with fun for everyone. Port Adventures offer a variety of ways for you to enjoy tranquil beaches, stunning scenery and authentic Caribbean fare. Here are a few of my top picks for family-friendly excursions in Tortola …
Rib Boat Adventure – A high-speed cruise takes you across the Sir Francis Drake Channel for an up-close view of the island’s picturesque beaches, cliffs, caves, wildlife, historical shipwrecks and magnificent villas. Along the way, your captain will give great local insights, share rich British Virgin Islands pirate stories and slow down the boat for superb photo opportunities. This adventure includes one hour of free time on a beautiful sandy beach, making it the perfect mix of exhilaration and relaxation!
North Shore and Pussers Island Tour – A great overview of Tortola’s island paradise, this Port Adventure includes countless scenic vistas, stunning photo stops and a chance to relax waterside or shop for souvenirs. You’ll travel across mountain tops, through tiny hamlets and quaint coastal fishing villages, and along the island’s north shore. Highlights include stops at Mountain View – the entrance to Sage Mountain National Park – and Pusser’s Landing – an iconic shopping and dining destination. You won’t want to miss your chance to taste the famous Pusser’s Rum!
Tour to Virgin Gorda – One of the area’s must-see sights, The Baths, is a magnificent beach area with sea caves on the island of Virgin Gorda. Here you’ll discover awe-inspiring boulders, secluded beaches, hidden caves, and spectacular grottoes formed by volcanic activity and flooded with seawater. Your adventure begins with a scenic cruise to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, followed by a journey through twisting roads and up to the stunning overlook of Savannah Bay. Once you arrive to The Baths National Park, your next few hours can be spent swimming in pristine turquoise waters or basking in the sun on the sandy beach of Devil’s Bay.
We’re developing additional Port Adventures for this gorgeous destination, so stay tuned for more suggestions. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!