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Tortola BVI Taxi Rates for Cruise Visitors

Tortola British Virgin Islands has fixed taxi rates for all visitors such as people who arrive at the cruise port.

Posted fares cover one-way trips, although passengers should always confirm the rates before getting into the cab.

Cruise visitors often head straight to the famous white sand beaches on Tortola, which is the largest of the British Virgin Islands.

The most famous and popular beach is at Cane Garden Bay, which is about three and a half miles from the Road Town cruise port terminal. Smugglers Cove Beach is another well-known destination, although it is seven miles from the port and more expensive to reach by taxi.

The following rates come from the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board.

One-way fare per person1 person2 people3 or more people
Brandywine Bay Beach$12$6$6
Brewers Bay Beach$24$12$8
Cane Garden Bay Beach$24$12$8
Josiah Bay Beach$24$12$8
Lambert Beach$24$12$8
Long Bay Beach (Beef Island)$27$14$12
Long Bay Beach (West End)$27$14$12
Nanny Cay Beach$15$8$6
Smugglers Cove Beach$32$16$14

Budget-minded visitors may want to go to Brandywine Bay Beach, which is about the same distance away as Cane Garden Bay but costs about half as much via taxi.

Taxis are almost always available right at the Road Town cruise ship terminal as well as the beach drop off points. Be sure to ask about the best time to return to the ship to avoid long waits.

Cruise visitors may want to share taxis with other passengers to reduce their fare per person.

Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
April 25, 2021

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