Caribbean Comeback-Update 11/20/17

Published by MM Editor on Monday, 20th November 2017 - 1:46PM


Your Guide to the Restoration of the Caribbean 

After a strong hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Caribbean Islands are making great strides towards restoring their infrastructure and businesses in hopes of soon regaining the lost tourism of charter tours. The Islands are hopeful that those with upcoming trips to The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or St. Martin will be able to continue as planned. 

Below is a reference guide of current operational facilities 

This information is subject to change at each establishment’s discretion. Please call related parties for more information and verification when planning your vacation needs.
The territory started welcoming guests from November 1, 2017.

11/20/17 Update-see below for additional information


Daily ferries and charters have resumed service between Tortola, BVI and St. Thomas, USVI. Speedy's resumes service between Virgin Gorda and Tortola. New Horizon Ferry resumed service between Tortola and Jost Van Dyke, please see temporary ferry schedule below.

Native Son

Departing from: Tender Dock Cruise Pier, Road Town at 9:30am

Returning from: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas at 2:30pm

Road Town Fast Ferry

Departing from: Tender Dock Cruise Pier, Road Town at 7:00am and 12noon

Returning from: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas at 8:30am and 4:15pm

Virgin Gorda Transport - Speedy's

Departing from: Virgin Gorda at 8:00am and 3:30pm

Departing from: Road Town Ferry Dock, Tortola at 9:00am and 4:30pm

Smith's Ferry Services- Tortola Fast Ferry

Departing from: Charlotte Amalie at 8:25am

Departing from: Tortola Pier Park at 2:45pm

New Horizon Ferry Services (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

Departing from: Jost Van Dyke at 7:00am, 12:00noon and 5:00pm

Departing from: West End at 8:00am, 1:00pm and 6:00pm

For more information, please call 284-499-0952

Dolphin Water Taxi

Anyone wishing to travel from St. Thomas to Road Town/West End, Tortola can call Dolphin Water Taxi and make a reservation - quick and reliable private transport from bag claim to any BVI destination. Call for reservation and more information 340-774-2628.

Inter-Island Boat Service

Departing Red Hook, St. Thomas - 7:15am and 12:30pm

Departing Cruz Bay - Non-Stop

Departing Road Town - 9:00am and 1:45pm

Ocean Dreams Water Taxi

Water taxi services available between St. Thomas, USVI and Tortola, BVI with ground transportation. Call 340-998-6720 for reservations.

Charter operators and marinas who have announced they will be operating during the winter 2017/2018 season include:


  • Nanny Cay Marina

November 2017

  • BVI Yacht Charter
  • Dream Yacht Charters
  • The Catamaran Company
  • Virgin Motor Yachts

December 2017

  • Festiva Sailing
  • Marine Max Vacations
  • Sunsail
  • The Moorings
  • Vacances Sous Voiles (VSV)
  • Hodges Creek Marina
  • Penn’s Landing Marina
  • Moorings Marina

January 2018 

  • Conch Charters
  • Horizon Yacht Charters
  • TMM Yacht Charters 

Status on upcoming events-

A number of the annual events are still ‘a-go’! Please check back as we will continue to add more confirmed event's.

  • Anegada Lobster Festival: November 25 -26, 2017
  • Painkiller Cup: January 2018
  • 2018 BVI Spring Regatta: March 26-April 1, 2018

British Virgin Islands

The list below will be updated continually as we receive information. BVI waters are in good condition and snorkeling/dive conditions are excellent.

The Moorings & Sunsail charters are reopening on December 9, 2017

Airports & Transportation Opening/Expected Opening Date

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island (EIS) Now Open

Cape Air - flights between SJU to EIS airport Now Open

Cyril E. King Airport – St. Thomas (STT) Now Open

The Moorings & Sunsail taxi transfers December 9

Road Town Fast Ferry (2 brand new ferries!) Now Open

Restaurants & Hotels Opening/Expected Opening Date

Foxy’s Tamarind Bar & Restaurant, Jost Van Dyke Now Open

Pusser’s, Road Town Now Open

Pusser’s West End/Soper's Hole Now Open

Gene’s, Sea Cows Bay Now Open

Mulligans, Nanny Cay Now Open

Nanny Cay Beach Bar, Nanny Cay Now Open

Brandywine Bay (limited) Now Open

Crandall’s, Road Town Now Open

Tamarind Club, Josiah’s Bay Now Open

Roti Queen, Road Town Now Open

Genaker, Nanny Cay Now Open

Panchie’s Food Truck, Road Town Now Open

The Watering Hole, Road Town Now Open

Markets, Provisioning & Shops Opening/Expected Opening Date

One Mart Superstore, Pasea Estate Now Open

Rite Way Food Market, Pasea Estate Now Open

French Deli “La Baguette”, Pasea Estate Now Open

Cash & Carry, Pasea Estate Now Open

Bobby’s Marketplace, Roadtown Now Open

TICO Pasea, Estate Shop Now Open

Click HERE for the complete list of Restaurants in Operation provided by the BVI Tourism Board.

*Opening information for BVI establishments were provided by The BVI Tourism Board. Opening dates are flexible and subject to change.

Please check establishment websites and/or call the establishments directly for the most up to date information. 

Puerto Rico

The Moorings is reopening on December 9, 2017.

Culebra currently has restaurants beginning to open and the Spanish Virgin Islands cruising grounds are in good condition for sailing, snorkeling and diving.

Airports & Transportation Opening/Expected Opening Date

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, (SJU) Now Open

Taxi & Uber transfers to The Moorings base Now Available

Restaurants & Hotels Opening/Expected Opening Date

Deli at Marina Puerto del Rey (Moorings base location) Now Open

Markets, Provisioning & Shops Opening/Expected Opening Date

More Information to Follow  

St. Martin

The Moorings and Sunsail are reopening on February 1, 2017.

Airports & Transportation Opening/Expected Opening Date

Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Martin (SXM) Now Open

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