Approach & immigration
Marina and Boatyard Reservations
Reservations can be made with the Marina office, subject to availability, by VHF, phone, fax, email and regular mail. Reservations made more than 24 hours in advance must be supported by a credit card or other form of deposit.
Approach to the Marina
Please call the Marina Dockmaster on VHF 16/68 just prior to your arrival so we can have staff ready to take your lines and assist with your arrival. The marina office is open from 8am to 6.30pm, 365 days a year.
Clearing In and Immigration
Visitors entering the BVI should proceed directly to a port of entry. Because space at jetties is limited, vessels are allowed to anchor in the harbour before making customs entry. The captain can deal with clearance procedures on behalf of the crew and passengers.
1. Ship’s papers.
2. Valid passports for all crew and passengers. US and Canadian citizens can enter with an authentic birth certificate plus two valid photo IDs if they don’t have a passport. Vessels travelling between the British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands must clear out of BVI waters at one of the customs offices listed, and clear into US waters either at Cruz Bay, St Johns or Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. When entering US waters, remember that all non-US crew must have valid US visas. On returning to the BVI, you must clear in again. US visas must be obtained before arrival in the Caribbean. The US embassies in the Caribbean will only issue visas to Caribbean nationals.
Ports of Entry
Road Harbour, Tortola
West End, Tortola
Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke
Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda
Beef Island (Airport)
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday 8:30am to 12:30pm