Tortola has numerous harbors, but the prettiest among them is Cane Garden Bay on the north shore. The crescent-shaped, white-sand beach hems in the anchorage on three sides and mountains create a scenic backdrop. The nightlife ashore is a big attraction for cruisers looking for some great food and lively music. Swimming and watersports are also popular. Cane Garden Bay cruising is a highlight of a BVI yacht charter.
Moorings for a fee are plentiful. The holding ground is excellent.
Dinghy dockage: The bay has a public dinghy dock.
Aside from swimming, enjoying windsurfing or kayaking (rentals are available from Pleasure Boat), or simply relaxing in the cockpit, the bay’s many beachside bars and restaurants are well worth a visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can walk from one to the other in a sort of evening beach crawl, sampling specialty rum drinks, pumpkin fritters, conch, and other Caribbean delights. Live music is almost always available in one or more establishments. Quinto’s Gazebo, the Big Banana Paradise Club, Rhymer’s Beach Bar and Restaurant, Stanley’s Welcome Bar, Myett’s Garden & Grille Restaurant, De Wedding, and the Elm Bar and Gift Shop all offer a variety of dining experiences.
For sightseers, there’s also Callwood rum distillery. Ask permission before exploring the grounds and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase some locally produced rum!
Ice, showers, laundry facilities, provisions, high-speed Internet access, and other amenities are available at one or more locations.