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Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

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Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

We will be visiting Tortola (arriving in Roadtown I think) in mid-March for just one day from cruise ship. How far is it from the ships dock to the town - is it walkable or shuttlebus. Is there much to see in Roadtown and what is the nearest beach like. Can't decide whether to do our own thing and stay local or book on one of the trips so we see a bit more of the island. Any opinions anyone?

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1. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

We have only skippered out own boats thru the BVI......and leave road town to sail and explore the other islands.

We all have different ideas on what we like to do. So difficult to tell you what to spend your time on.

You can walk into town, and maybe stop at the Pussers Co. Store and bar, and knock down a flaggon of Pussers Rum, or have them brew up a Pain Killer. Pussers has lots of neat nautical attire as well, for you or gifts for loved ones back home.

Virgin islands folk museum

Crafts Alive Market on the waterfront

Sunny Caribbee Spice and Art Gallery

We would walk into town a short distance, . but there will be plenty of taxis.

A taxi over to Cane Garden Bay would be a nice side trip. Lovely long beach, coco palms, and some fun restaurants and bars. Our fav is MYETTS .

Snorkel boat across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to snorkel the indians and the caves Norman Island, and stop as the Willy T floating bar and party down in the style of the swashbuklers of old.

others will come up with plenty of additional ideas....

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2. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

The ferry dock is located right in Roadtown. For a great day! Rent a jeep and take a drive around the island.

You can see all the beaches on the North side. Have lunch in Cane Garden Bay!

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3. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

Road Town is primarily a financial district, there are a few shops near the port like Sunny Caribbee (a great little spice shop) and Pusser's Pub with their clothing line.

You can get tons of information on beaches and other options on the Tortola forum on cruise critic. Great resource for day visitors. Do some research there then ask questions about anything that interests you.

boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php…

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4. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

The Craft shops will be open when the ships are in port. For affordable original art, go to Joseph Hogue's shop.

If you like to snorkel, book a trip through your ship.

If you like to explore and spend a day at the beach, rent a car in advance from De De's and go around the island. Stop in Cane Garden Bay for a swim and food; go to Smuggler's or head to the east end and swim at Long Bay.

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5. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

It is very walkable into town from the ship dock.

We went last year and this was our first cruise stop in the Caribbean and was very nice and easy.

Just as you go through the cruise terminal there is a very organised set up which shuttles people to Cane Garden Beach for 8US$ ppew. This was very easy to do and there were plenty of buses to bring you back again.

Also at the terminal they organise tours which were on offer for around 25$ each but don't know what this involved.

Nice town to wander around too.

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6. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

For off the beach snorkeling just taxi for $8pp each way to Brewers Bay. For day sails look at the independent operators like Kuralu, Aristocat Charters, and Patouche.

Drivers at the dock area offer tours at very reasonable prices. Some are 3 - 4 hrs and include a 1 hr stop at CJB for about $25pp (lunch is extra and the Callwood rum distillery is there), and others are 2 hrs with no beach for $15 - 20pp. You can talk to the taxi coordinator or the nice ladies at the visitor center at the dock.

Near the port we like hitting Sunny Caribbee, a great little spice shop, and Pusser's Pub for an English ale and a look at their clothing line.

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7. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

Any suggestions on where to buy toiletries such as contact lens solution in Tortola?

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8. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

I am now in Road Town, enjoying my 7 hour sojourn here. The weather is lovely.

There is not much within walking distance of the cruise ship. Candidly, you must spend $60 return taxi, for a day trip to anywhere scenic...for example, lunch in Apple Bay (Sugar Hill) and that's another $80.

If you're on a budget, there is nothing here, but at least it's a "better" town (infastructure) than St. Thomas.

Good Luck, enjoy the sun.

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9. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

I'm only going to be in RoadTown for a few hours - are there any car rentals that offer 1 day rentals?

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10. Re: Info. on Roadtown. Linda T.

Yes but if you only have a few hours how about an island tour? Very reasonable rate if you can share a group safari taxi, and a great way to see some of the beauty of Tortola. If you have time for a 3 hour tour you can stop in Cane Garden Bay for a bit...

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