Yacht Services & Facilities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI's)

The yacht services and facilities set up to serve cruising yachtsmen and charterers in this hugely popular cruising area can be found on just two islands - Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

Whilst American sailors can get a cruising permit for the BVIs by presenting themselves at one of the Customs & Immigration Offices, we Brits, along with everyone else, need a US Visa before we can cruise in the waters of the US Virgin Islands. Doesn't seem fair really...

National Flag of the British Virgin Islands (BVIs)National Flag of the British Virgin Islands (BVIs)

Currency:  US Dollars

Official Language: English

International Dialing Code: +1 284

Port of Entry: Tortola (Goverment Dock, Roadtown), Virgin Gorda (Goverment Dock), Jost van Dyke (Government Dock, Great Harbour).



Boatyards & Marinas

Peter Island

Peter Island Yacht Harbour: ph 494-2591;


Scrub Island

Scrub Island Resort & Marina: ph (284) 440-3440;


Tortola

Fort Burt Marina: ph 494-4200;

Frenchman's Cay Shipyard: ph  495-4353;

Inner Harbour Marina: ph 494-4289;

Manuel Reef Marina: ph 495-2066;

Nanny Cay Marina: ph 494-2512;

Penn's Landing Marina: ph 495-1134

Soper's Hole Wharf & Marina: ph 495-4589;

The Moorings: ph 494-2331;

Tortola Yacht Services: ph 494-2124;

Village Cay Marina: ph 494-4771;

Wheatley's Harbour View Marina: ph 495-1775;

YCCS Marina: ph (284) 393-2000;


Virgin Gorda

Biras Creek Estate: ph 494-3555;

Bitter End Yacht Club: ph 494-2746;

Leverick Bay Marina: ph 495-7275;

Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour: ph 495-5500;




Chandleries & Fishing Gear Suppliers

Tortola

Budget Marine: ph 494-6588;

Golden Hind Chandlery: ph (284) 494 2756;

Island Marine Outfitters: ph 494-2251;

Richardson's Rigging Services: ph (284) 494-2739;

Marine Depot BVI: ph (284) 494 0099;

Sink or Sail: ph (284) 495 4099;



Virgin Gorda

Clarence Thomas Ltd: ph 495-5091;

Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour 'Ships Store': ph 495-5513;




Diesel Mechanics

Tortola

Aquadoc: ph (284) 346 1223;

BVI Marine Management: ph (284) 494-2938;

Compton Marine Services: ph (284) 494-4287;

Marine Maintenance Services: ph 494 3494;

Parts & Power: ph 494-2830;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Dive Centres

Tortola

Aqua Venture Scuba Services: ph 494-4320;

Blue Water Divers: ph 494-2847;

Commercial Dive Services: ph (284) 494 8261;

Dive BVI: ph 495-9363;

Dive Tortola: ph 494-9200;

Sail Caribbean Divers: ph 495-1675;

UBS Dive Center: ph 494-0024;

Underwater Safaris: ph 494-3235;


Virgin Gorda

Dive BVI: ph 495-5513;

Kilbride's Sunchaser Scuba: ph 495-9638;

Mahogany Watersports: ph 495-5469;




Electrical & Electronic Services

Tortola

Alfred’s Electric & AC: ph 441 6556;

Aquadoc: ph (284) 346 1223;

BVI Marine Management: ph (284) 494-2938;

Cay Electronics: ph 494-2400;

Marine Maintenance Services: ph 494 3494;

Radio Doctor Services: ph: 494-3219;

Sea Recovery Caribbean: ph 494-3150;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Gas Bottle Refills

Tortola

O'Neal Gases Ltd: ph 494-2825;

Popeye: ph 494-3989;

Shell Baughter's Bay Depot: ph 494-2258;

Shell Fish Bay: ph 494-1182;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Hull Painting and Brightwork Specialists

Tortola

BVI Painters: ph 494-4365;

E & S Yacht Maintenance: ph (284) 495-7500;

Tony’s Marine Refinishing Services: ph 494-0140;

VI Marine Refinishing: ph 494-0361;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Hull Repair & Gelcoat Specialists

Tortola

BVI Painters: ph 494-4365;

Tony’s Marine Refinishing Services: ph 494-0140;

VI Marine Refinishing: ph 494-0361;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Laundries for Cruisers

Tortola

Bracknell's Laundromat: ph 495-2369;

Freeman’s Laundry: ph 494-2285;

Speed Clean Coin Laundry: ph 494-9428;

Subash Laundry: ph (284) 494-7138;

Sylvia's Dry Cleaners: ph 494-2230;

West End Laundromat: ph 495-4463;


Virgin Gorda

Stevens Laundry & Dry Cleaners: ph 495-5925;



Outboard Motor Service & Repair

Tortola

Aquadoc Marine Services: ph (284) 346-1223;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers

Tortola

Alfred’s Electric & AC: ph 441-6556;

Aquadoc Marine Services: ph (284) 346-1223;

B&S Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: ph (284) 494- 9467;

BVI Marine Management: ph (284) 494-2938;

Marine Maintenance Services: ph 494-3494;

Parts & Power: ph (284) 494-2830;

Rob Marine: ph (284) 542-0691;



Virgin Gorda

None known




Rigging Services

Tortola

Richardson's Rigging Services: ph 494-2739;

Wickhams Cay II Rigging: ph (284) 494-3979


Virgin Gorda

None known




Sailmakers,  Canvaswork & Upholstery

Tortola

Doyle Sailmakers: ph 494-2569;

North Sails: ph 494-9420;

Quantum Sails: ph 494-1124;


Virgin Gorda

Next Wave Sail & Canvas: ph 495-5623;




Shipwrights & Carpenters

Tortola

A & M Quality Marine Services: ph (284) 544-6106;

BVI Marine Services: ph 494-2393;

E & S Yacht Maintenance: ph 495-7500;

Frenchman's Cay Shipyard: ph  495-4353;

Omega Caribbean: ph 494-2943;

The Carpenter's Shop: ph 495-4353

The Woodshop: ph 494-2393;

The Workbench: ph (284) 495-5310;

The Yacht Shop: ph 540-2333;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Watermaker Services

Tortola

Caribbean Technology: ph (284) 494-3150;

Marine Maintenance Services: ph 494-3494;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Welding & Stainless Steel Fabrication

Tortola

BVI Marine Management: ph (284) 494-2938;

Nautool Machine: ph 494-3187;


Virgin Gorda

None known




Yacht Management & Guardianage

Tortola

Admiral Marine Management: ph 495-4322;

Antilles Yachts: ph 494-0813;

BVI Marine Management: ph 494-2938;

Caribbean Yacht Management: ph 499-1899;

Genesis Yacht Services: ph 494-7042;

Island Yacht Management & Maintenance: ph 494-6781;

Marine Management Services: ph 494-4830;


Virgin Gorda

Bowline Yachts Ltd: ph 495-5816;




Yacht Surveyors

Tortola

William John Bailey: ph 494-2091;

Marine Consultants & Surveyors: ph 494-0600;

West Indies Marine Surveyors: ph 494-0054;


Virgin Gorda

None known



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