We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rhone National Marine Park

Address: Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
Improve this listing
94%
Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Road Town
Type: Marinas, Outdoors
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Park that encompasses the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a mail ship that sunk during a hurricane in 1867, and Dead Chest Island, both great dive sites.
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    53
    11
    4
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Nobleton, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went there solely to dive and it was one of the better wrecks I've dove. Check out Pussers while on Tortola for a bit of history over their special drinks and a great burger ! ( nice clothes shop too !) Date not accurate

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've dived both parts of this wreck twice now, once with a dive guide and once with a buddy. Both times were excellent, with clear water and abundant marine life. There can be a bit of a current, especially on the bow section, but it's been manageable each time I've visited. The wreck is fascinating and quite well preserved. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

One of the best natural wrecks I've ever dove! Large debris field and need 5-6 dives to explore and enjoy. Neat swim troughs and lots of history at 60-80'.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Current was very strong , visibility was poor due to Hurricane Gonzalo. We snorkeled above the wreck, we could see it but couldn't make out details.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ensenada, Baja California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is a fun place to explore, lots of crevice and crannies to search through, cannot beat the BVI water.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a great back stry to go with a beautiful dive. The back half of the ship is in shallow water which allows snorkelers to observe the 18 foot brass propeller that is clearly visible from the surface. Making it a park has had the effect of turning this into one of the best dives you can do.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miami
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I dove this wreck back in 1980 when I was single and just loved it. This year (2014), I took my three sons to see this classic wreck. We did the wreck first during the day, then again at night. Neither let us down. We saw several turtles, octopus, all kinds of tropical fish, and even a small reef shark.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a must see for recreational divers. Great wreck with lots to see. Make sure you dive directly to the wreck so you don't waste air looking for the wreck!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virgin
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Marked well, with clear visability and not real deep so new divers can practice what they learned and be secure if something makes them uncomfortable .The deeper bow allows for entrance into the bones of the boat, where you can find huge fish. There is a great buoy that is right next to both parts of the wreck and makes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belmar, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

HMS Rhone is an old ship great for new and experienced SCUBA divers. Two dives one at 55 feet and the other at 85 feet.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Rhone National Marine Park also viewed

Road Town, Tortola
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
 
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
 

Been to Rhone National Marine Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing