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FAQ

There are no direct flights from the USA, Canada, Europe, or South America to the British Virgin Islands’ main airport, the airport code is EIS. It might sound a little complicated to get here but relax because we can help you sort that out with our information below.

The most direct way to arrive to the Tortola is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) or via St Thomas (STT).

Flying from the USA:

Flights via San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport Code (SJU):
 Frequent connecting service is offered by American Airlines, Cape Air and Seaborne, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights.

Flights via St. Thomas (STT): A ferry transfer is necessary to arrive to Tortola.  You can take one of the ferries that travel between St Thomas and Tortola. Take a taxi at the St. Thomas Airport and ask the driver for the next ferry to Tortola. The ferry will arrive at the immigration station at West End, Tortola. Ferries from St. Thomas to Tortola only operate during daylight hours, so the last ferry is usually around 5pm. Make sure that your flight arrives in time for the transfer to Red Hook (approximately 45 minutes), or make arrangements to stay overnight in St. Thomas and catch the ferry the following morning. Ferry service starts at approximately 7:30am.

Ferry Terminals:

  • Charlotte Amalie (5 min from airport)
  • Red Hook (20-30 min for airport)

Ferry Schedules

Flying from the USA:

Flights via San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport Code (SJU):
 Frequent connecting service is offered by American Airlines, Cape Air and Seaborne, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights.

Flights via St. Thomas (STT): A ferry transfer is necessary to arrive to Tortola.  You can take one of the ferries that travel between St Thomas and Tortola. Take a taxi at the St. Thomas Airport and ask the driver for the next ferry to Tortola. The ferry will arrive at the immigration station at West End, Tortola. Ferries from St. Thomas to Tortola only operate during daylight hours, so the last ferry is usually around 5pm. Make sure that your flight arrives in time for the transfer to Red Hook (approximately 45 minutes), or make arrangements to stay overnight in St. Thomas and catch the ferry the following morning. Ferry service starts at approximately 7:30am.

Ferry Terminals:

  • Charlotte Amalie (5 min from airport)
  • Red Hook (20-30 min for airport)

Ferry Schedules

Flying from Europe:

Flights via Saint Maarten (SXM), Liat airlines and Cape air are your best options.

Flights via miami (MIA) and San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport Code [SJU]:
The most direct way to fly to the BVI is via San Juan, Puerto Rico. Frequent connecting service is offered by Cape Air and Seaborne, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights. Miami has connecting flights to St Thomas (see info above).

If you still have questions or if you are having difficulties booking your flights, please contact us at [email protected]

General

  • Welcome dinner
  • Dinner at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (Sailors Theme)
  • Lunch BBQ on Anegada
  • Final Dinner (Pirate Theme)
  • Yacht Rental (Gas Included)
  • Basic Food and Alcohol Provisioning (more details below)
  • All room amenities (towels, sheets, pillows etc)
  • Dinghy

Included Provisioning

Basic provisioning is included.

In order to select your products, follow the link below/ register and then enter your Moorings Booking number that was provided to you with your reservation.

www.moorings.com/provisioning

 

Breakfast  Quantity
Tea (25 bags) 2
Coffee (500 gr)* 2
Sugar (250 gr) 1
Fresh Bread 4
Sliced Bread 2
Milk (1L)* 4
Eggs 24
Butter (250 gr)* 2
Bacon (500 gr) 2
Cereal (box)* 4
Orange Juice 2

 

Staples Quantity
Salt and Pepper 1
Cooking Spices 1
Ketchup 1
Mayonnaise (250 ml) 2
Creamer (250 ml) 2
Vinegar (500 gr) 1
Olive Oil (500 gr) 1
Dijon Mustard 1
Corn (can) 2
Tuna (can) 4
Spaghetti (500 gr) 2
Rice (250 gr) 2
Potatoes (1kg) 2
Tortellini (500 gr) 2
Drinking Water (1.5 L) 24
Bagged Ice 4

 

Assortment Quantity
Fresh Fruit Assortment (2.5kg) 2
Yogurt (individual)* 12
Assorted Cheese (1.5kg) 2
Assorted Crackers (box) 4
Assortment Cookies (box) 4
Assortment of chips, nuts and pretzels 2
Jams/Marmalades (small jar)* 4

 

Housekeeping  Quantity
Surface Cleaner 1
Paper Towels 4
Paper Napkins (pack of 100) 1
Paper Plates (pack of 50) 2
Toilet Paper 5
100 L Garbage Bags 20
30 L Garbage Bags 20
Sponge 4
Insect Repellant 1
Aluminum Foil 1
Charcoal and Lighter Fluid 1
Soap bar 4

 

Additional Provisioning

Purchasing additional provitionoing prior to your arrival  saves you time upon arrival and you will have all of your essentials on board!

For your convenience additional provisioning can be purchased upon arrival or directly trough The Moorings.

  • Additional provisioning for your boat. Out at Sea only provides a basic provisioning that will cover your breakfast and snacks for the week. You will have to buy on arrival or pre-order food and drinks for the week. The average price per person is $200 for the week. Drinks in the BVI are on average $5 at bars and restaurants. It is cheaper to drink rum than water down here!
  • Every day we will be at a location with a restaurant option for lunch and dinner. Average price for lunch is $20, and for dinner $40 without drinks.
  • Marina fees (these can range from 60-200 dollars per boat for the entire week) depending if you use their services. Most of the time boats will use their anchor and that is free of cost. Marina cost for the night is an average of $100 for the boat. This is the best opportunity to replenish the boat with water if necessary.

Additional cost per person average for 
the week including provisioning $500

The currency in the British Virgin Islands is the US Dollar. Most places accept all credit cards. Visa and MasterCard are the preferred cards.

YES! A valid passport is required for all air and sea travel to our from the Caribbean and within the British Virgin Islands.

The following measures are to be adhered to by all non-British Virgin Islanders entering the Territory: Bona fide visitors may be granted entry for up to one month at the ports of entry, provided that they possess return (or ongoing) tickets, evidence of adequate means of support and pre-arranged accommodations during their stay. Visitors wishing to stay longer will need to apply for an extension.

From North America: U.S. citizens travelling by air to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda must present a passport or other WHTI-compliant documentation to enter or depart from the United States.

Canadian Citizens:  a passport is preferred however you may also use an original birth certificate accompanied by a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license.

From Europe: European citizens need a valid passport to enter the British Virgin Islands. However visitors that are residents of certain countries, require a visa in order to enter the BVI. If in doubt about the necessity of a visa; contact the nearest BVI Tourist Board Office, the nearest British Embassy, or contact the Chief Immigration Department, BVI Government at Tel: (284) 494-3471 or 468-3701 ext. 4700.

From the Caribbean: Please note that citizens from some islands may need to obtain a visa to visit the British Virgin Islands. Visitors from these Caribbean islands need to have a visa in order to enter the BVI. If in doubt about the necessity of a visa, contact the nearest BVI Tourist Board Office, the nearest British Embassy, or contact the Chief Immigration Department, BVI Government at Tel: (284) 494-3471 or 468-3701 ext. 4700.

For more information on whether you require a visa and how to obtain one, please check the UK Border Agency or the Deputy Governor’s Office of the British Virgin Islands. Click here to see a list of countries that require a visas to visit the British Virgin Islands.

See more at info on the BVI Tourism Page

There are two ways of provisioning for your trip:

Pre-provisioning online with the Moorings:

Buying your own food upon arrival at local stores:

Alcohol Provisioning:

110v US plugs. Adaptors are available for rent at marinas

Clothing

  • 1 Hat
  • Sunblock and aftersun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals and Boat shoes are recommended
  • Shorts, Bathing Suits, T-Shirts, Light Shirts
  • One white outfit
  • One Pirate Themed Outfit
  • One Marine Themed Outfit

 

Extras:

  • Bring props for your trip to make fun pictures
  • waterproof bag or pouch

We do not pair you up or make the links between people, but getting more people (crew) to join your boat is easy.

Simply post on our Facebook Forum and you will find someone easily!

Out at Sea is designed as a Luxury Gay Sailing Week for Men, but we understand that no gay man’s life is complete without their gal pals. As such, we welcome women to join.

You do not need to know how to sail as all boats are provided with a captain.

No, nudity for both genders is frowned upon in the BVI and therefore clothing is mandatory.