If you arrive in Tortola for the day on a cruise ship, you can easily save money by getting your own ferry tickets in Road Town. An easy walk from the pier, find the red roof building on Main Street that sells Speedys tickets. Senior fare was $28 round trip and regular adult fare was $38. This includes the shuttle on Virgin Gorda up to the National Park to see the geologic rock formations called The Baths. Entrance to the park if $3 per person. At the entrance is the area called "Top of the Baths" which has a fresh water pool, a restaurant/bar, and shops with spectacular views. Return ferries get you back in plenty of time for "all aboard" if you plan accordingly.
welcome to virgin gorda
The British Virgin Islands are often called Nature’s Little Secrets because of their unspoiled natural beauty. Whether you enjoy sandy beaches, sailing, hiking or water-sports, you will always have something to do in Virgin Gorda. Discover Virgin Gorda with our Speedy's Virgin Gorda Tours. Second in size to Tortola the magical island of Virgin Gorda is known for its unusual topography and the relaxed and simple way of life. The northern side of Virgin Gorda is primarily mountainous with the highest point reaching 418 meters where as the southern side is relatively flat with gigantic boulders at every turn.
Your group will spend the day enjoying the beautiful Virgin Gorda on a personalized tour. Our friendly staff will take care of you and your family making sure you feel like home in paradise!
Arriving to Virgin Gorda
You will be met at the Spanish Town ferry dock by colorful open air safari buses to be taken on a leisurely tour of the island, heading first along Virgin Gorda's Ridge Road towards the North Sound. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop on the way to take photographs of the breathtaking views of the surrounding islands including Prickly Pear, Necker Island, Eustatia Island and the Dog Islands. You may also see a few wandering goats, chickens and donkeys along the way.
A brief stop (approx. 5 min.) will be made at the Gorda Peak National Park with its wide variety of indigenous and exotic vegetation. Gorda Peak is the highest point on the island and again spectacular views abound. Then, it's time to descend to Leverick Bay Resort and Marina. A brightly colored Caribbean-style resort where you will have the chance to have refreshments at the local Pussers Company Store or if desired, browse in the selection of local gifts and craft shops. (15 min.) Then it's back into the Safari buses heading south with the next stop being the famous "Spring Bay Beach" (approx. 25 minutes drive). Spring Bay is famous for it's beautiful white sandy beach and exquisite colored water. You will be allowed to swim, snorkel, walk or explore the rocks for 1 hour 25 minutes. After appreciating one of nature's little secrets, it will be time to head back to the buses for your rum punch and the final trip back to the ferry dock and ship.
VIRGIN GORDA Guided Tours WITH SIMON!
Enjoy the best Virgin Gorda excursions with Simon in our fun Taxi Buses.
Rates: $25 per person. 4 people minimum. 1hr 1/2.
You choose where you want to go:
Beach: Savannah Bay, The Baths, Devil's Bay, Spring Bay, Nail Bay.
Virgin Gorda Scenic: Simon will take you to the best locations to enjoy the beautiful views of Virgin Gorda and the Caribbean Sea. Gorda Peak.
Copper Mine: This abandoned copper mine played an important role in the history of Virgin Gorda. Spaniards passing through the BVI were the first Europeans to mine coppers here in the early 18th century. However, Cornish miners built the ruins that remain today in the 1800s, following a decline in mineral deposits in Cornwall, England. The mine closed in 1862 and is now a fabulous spot to stargaze and get lost in the beautiful ocean sounds and sights. Refresh your memories of Virgin Gorda with our special guided tours. Spend a a day in Virgin Gorda with your family, friends, or the love of your life.
Speedy's THE baths excursions
When you arrive in Road Town, Tortola to get aboard the ferry to Virgin Gorda, we are located at the Waterfront drive in Road Town. The ferry dock is located walking distance from Tortola Pier Park.
There is NO NEED FOR RESERVATIONS, you just need to arrive at our office at the ferry terminal 15 minutes before departure time, so that you can pay for the ferry and get checked in to board the ferry.
Our Speedy’s taxi buses will be waiting for you at the ferry terminal in Virgin Gorda, St. Thomas Bay, to pick you up and drive you to The Baths. They will be waiting for you to drive you back at the ferry terminal at the scheduled hour. Our ferry will be waiting for you take you back to your cruise-ship!
Once there, you have to pay $3 cash to enter The Baths. This fee is to help with the maintenance of the National Parks of the BVI.
Tips for Visiting The Baths
If you’re traveling with young children, you’ll want to keep a watchful eye on where they’re wandering (there are plenty of little nooks to climb into and currents that can be a bit strong on rougher days.
The Baths are an absolute adult playground. Prepare to climb, duck, and army crawl your way through to find some stunning areas that will have you absolutely believing that this was a pirate’s haven.
Wear special footwear for climbing/hiking wet slippery surfaces. Do not wear heels!
Pack light. Exploring The Baths can be quite challenging, lots of ladders and rocky passages. You should wear a waterproof bag with cash and your card on it, phone, camera and your snorkeling gear in hand. Do not carry big beach bags, purses, or beach chairs, only a small amount of important items please!
We do not recommend this excursion to people physically challenged. Those who want to visit us in Virgin Gorda and think they can’t make this excursion can stay at the Top of The Baths restaurant, enjoy the beautiful views, have some lunch and drinks, refresh at the pool and do some shopping.
At The Baths you will be able to enjoy beautiful snorkeling when the flag is green, have some drinks and food at Poor’s Man Bar and buy gorgeous t-shirts, sarongs, hats and more beautiful beach crafts!
There are lockers by Poor Mans Bar at the beach, bring coins.
THE BATHS SPECIAL PACKAGE
ADULTS (12 years or over) $38.00 | SENIORS & CHILDREN INFANTS (5 years - 11 years) $28.00|(0 - 4 years) $8.00
1. Round Trip Ferry from Road Town, Tortola – Virgin Gorda
2. Taxi to and From The Baths National Park
TRAVELING TIME: Speedy’s ferry from Tortola - Virgin Gorda, 30 minutes Spanish Town to The Baths, 15 minutes
We accept US cash, all major credit cards (VISA MASTER CARD & AMERICAN EXPRESS)
We recommend you taking our 9am or 10:40am ferry departure from Road Town and return either at 3:30pm or 5pm from Virgin Gorda.
The ferry ride takes 30 minutes.
We also recommend emailing us for our updated schedule at that time: firstname.lastname@example.org