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Salt Island is one British Virgin Islands located approx 8 km (5 ml) southeast of Tortola (Road Town). The island is best known for the packet steamer wreck RMS Rhone (sank here in October 1867). Most of its crew died, and of them were buried in a mass grave (located at short walking distance from the island's main beach). Rhone ship wreck is considered one of the best Caribbean scuba diving and snorkeling sites.
The island is almost uninhabited. there are only 4 houses and under 10 permanent residents, who pay annual rent (to UK's Queen) in the amount of 1 one-pound bag of salt. Salt Island BVI is often visited by private yachts and occasionally by smaller-sized luxury cruise ships.
Salt Island cruise port videos
The Salt Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Salt Island, BVI.
If you lose the Salt Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.