The largest and most populous of the BVI, Tortola is home to the local capital Road Town. Constituting roughly 80% of the total population of the chain, Tortola acts as the central hub of the British Virgin Islands. Many locals who work on the surrounding islands and isles live on Tortola and commute across the waters. Similarly, students living on the the smaller islands may travel daily to Tortola when their level of education has outgrown that which is provided by their smaller communities. Legends suggest the first permanent settlers of the island may in fact have been pirates such as Blackbeard and William Kidd!
All charters begin and end on Tortola at the Moorings/Sunsail yacht basin. Tortola also offers all the attractions necessary for land based vacationing! Consider staying a few days on the front or back end of your sailing adventure.