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What’s New in the British Virgin Islands

What’s New in the British Virgin Islands

The Moorings flagship base in the British Virgin Islands is where our story first began over 50 years ago. From humble beginnings, the operation has grown to accommodate nearly 300 vessels and is the largest privately owned marina dedicated to Yacht Charter vacations anywhere in the world.

The Moorings facility in Road Town, Tortola has long set the standard for the charter industry. The impact of Hurricane Irma forced the business to completely rebuild the facility – but offered a unique opportunity to reimagine the possibilities for our guests. Today, we are thrilled to unveil the fruits of our labor. Here’s a sneak peek at what Moorings guests can enjoy on their next visit.

What’s New in the British Virgin Islands

New Moorings Market

Years in the making, the newly opened Moorings Market is your one-stop shop for all your provisioning needs. The Moorings offers a convenient online shopping experience, whereby guests can pre-order their food and beverages ahead of their charter and our staff will deliver the groceries directly to your yacht. However, for those who enjoy a more hands-on shopping experience or need to pick up a few last-minute items, this new on-site supermarket has everything on your list including fresh fruits and vegetables, deli meats, baked goods, essentials such as sunscreen and cleaning supplies, and an extensive selection of wine and spirits.

What’s New in the British Virgin Islands

New and Improved Watersports Shop

Sail Caribbean Divers is a longstanding partner of The Moorings, and past guests will recall their signature kiosk located down our docks across from the main pool & restaurant. Now, we are pleased to announce that Sail Caribbean Divers has relocated to the large conference space adjacent to the front desk, offering a convenient location to peruse last-minute watersports items to ensure guests make the most of their time on (and under) the water.

What’s New in the British Virgin Islands

Charlie’s Restaurant Reopen

After a brief hiatus, Charlie’s Restaurant, which bears the name of the beloved co-founder of The Moorings, has now reopened. With a new Head Chef, revamped menu and full bar, this waterfront restaurant is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing drink after a long day of travel. In addition to Ginny’s corner coffee shop and a poolside restaurant, there is no shortage of dining options throughout the marina.

Shopping & Relaxation

While the ultimate goal is to set sail and enjoy the many wonders of the British Virgin Islands, there is plenty to do and see throughout the marina before, or after your charter. From the Amara Spa, to the Art Studio, Gift Shop, Hiho Apparel shop, poolside bar & restaurant, and on-site hotel, the newly renamed Moorings Yacht Club has it all.

What’s New in the British Virgin Islands

A Rejuvenated Fleet

The Moorings continued to invest in our charter fleet through the difficult shutdowns during Covid. Now, we are proud to feature a completely rejuvenated fleet of yachts ready to host our guests once more. Our Sailing catamaran fleet is now predominantly comprised of new yachts such as the Moorings 4200, the larger Moorings 4500, and flagship Moorings 5000, each of which won the prestigious “Boat of the Year” honors upon launch. Our Power catamaran fleet has been similarly upgraded, now featuring 3 distinct yacht types to accommodate groups of all sizes, from the 3-cabin Moorings 403PC, to the 4-cabin 464PC, and the larger 534PC, all offering unmatched design and performance. The Moorings also continues to invest in the monohull fleet, with up to 12 brand-new yachts of varying sizes scheduled for delivery this fall.

What’s New in the British Virgin Islands

NEW Direct Flights to Tortola

American Airlines recently launched a new non-stop flight service from Miami to Beef Island, Tortola. After much fanfare, the first flights arrive beginning June 1, 2023, and are scheduled to run through the summer, resuming again from November onward, making it easier than ever to get to this beloved charter destination.

At The Moorings we pride ourselves on our service, quality, and attention to detail. From each step of the customer journey from your first call with one of our expert vacation planners to your seamless arrival to our state-of-the-art marina, to set sail on one of our custom-designed catamarans, we aim to provide an unmatched charter experience. Whether you are a frequent charterer who is just itching to get back on the water, or a first-time guest looking for an unforgettable experience, we invite you to set sail and let us show you how a charter vacation in the British Virgin Islands is truly meant to be.

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Dominique Wright

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