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Wow! You HAVE to get out and see Tortola!! This is what I would do (If I didn't want a day at the beach-)Thanks for all the info, we are really ready to get out of this -7 below temps here in the Midwest.
Negotiate a rate with a local cabbie to drive you around for an island tour...Have him take you to Soper's Hole where you can go to Pusser's and sit right in the beautiful marina and have lunch, do a little shopping and then head back to the Roadtown area closer to your departure time where you can walk around and do any further shopping, etc you care to do. There is also a Pusser's bar at Roadtown for drinks...
Roadtown is the one place we avoid when we are on Tortola for vacation, so have fun, and go explore the island!
About the Botanical Gardens: are there some trails there?Can't compare with Dominica. As for the gardens in St Johns, it's a moderate walk from the pier, on the northwest side. It's only a few acres so I wouldn't say it has trails; more like paths. Costs something like $3 to get in. If you like plants you could kill an hour or so. (If you don't like plants don't go; place is full of them).
As for the gardens in St Johns, it's a moderate walk from the pier, on the northwest side.And a heck of a swim from Tortola!
And a heck of a swim from Tortola!Good lord. A long swim to USVI, right, and Antigua is even worse. I think I was thinking of the latter.
Hope you can help us. You seem to be a wealth of info re: Tortola. DH and I are looking for a half-day catamaran sail (we're there on Wednesday 4/8, not Saturday which is when I see Patouche offers their half-day). Do you know of anybody else who offers a half-day sail in Tortola? There are three ships there this day - . Oh well, thanks for any help you can offer. Oh, if it matters, we would like to go to Norman Island for the caves snorkeling and have our own equipment. Do you know if there is a private or public co. who just ferries people over and back?Email Juie at Patouche. We were there on Wednesday and the did a half day. Just tell her the hours you'll be there and she'll try to accomodate you.