Virgin Gorda Island BVI (Spanish Town, UK Virgin Islands)

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Virgin Gorda Island BVI cruise port

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Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2024-07-25 16:09

min: 83 °F (28 °C) / max: 85 °F (30 °C) 85°F
29.2°C
Wind: 77°/ 7.3 m/s  Gust: 9.9 m/sWind: 77°/ 7.3 m/s  Gust: 9.9 m/sMod. breeze
7.3 m/s
Min / Max Temperature85 °F / 30 °C
83 °F / 29 °C
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Port Virgin Gorda Island BVI cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Virgin Gorda Island BVI, Spanish Town, UK Virgin Islands. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
25 October, 2024
Friday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineAmadea08:0018:00
31 October, 2024
Thursday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Eclipse

Virgin Gorda Island is BVI's 3rd-largest (following Tortola and Anegada) and 2nd most populous. The island covers land area of 21 km2 (8 mi2) and has population around 4,000. Its main/principal commercial port and largest settlement is Spanish Town (on the southwestern coast). Ferries and domestic airlines connect Virgin Gorda with the islands St Thomas (USVI), Antigua (St Johns) and Tortola.

The island was discovered and named by Christopher Columbus (Italian colonizer, 1451-1492). Virgin Gorda translates from Spanish as "Fat Virgin", as the island's profile on the horizon looks like a fat woman lying on her side.

"The Baths" is an unusual geologic formation on the island's southern end and one of the major tourist attractions. Enormous granite boulders lie on the beach in piles, forming scenic grottoes open to the sea. The most notable ruin is the old Copper Mine. North of "The Baths" is Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor - also serving as dock to where cruise ship passengers are tendered from the anchored at sea liner.

North Sound is one of the world's greatest harbors. It is located at the island's northeastern end and is bordered by four isles. There is a reef systems that shelters the sound and keeps it calm, thus creating one of the world's best locations for watersports - over 3000 acres (1200 hectares) of protected sea waters.

At Gorda Sound's eastern end is located Bitter End Yacht Club - premier anchorage, village, marina and resort. The property runs approx 3 km along the coastline. Gorda Sound is a famous destination for charter yachts, having over 130 slots (moorings). Bitter End Yacht Club have served (at least once) each of the world's top 200 mega-yachts anchoring in the harbor.

The anchorage off Bitter End was once the site of Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake's 1595 fleets rendezvous, A combined fleet of 26 warships anchored here and used Bitter Hill as shooting practice for the attack on then Spanish San Juan (Puerto Rico). Both admirals died during the 1595-1596 campaign.

Cruise ships to Virgin Gorda BVI dock (anchor) at Spanish Town - port town on the southwestern coast).

This is BVI's second largest town - after Road Town on Tortola.

In 2023, BVIPA (British Virgin Islands Ports Authority) announced a record year with a total of 720392 cruise tourists, or 3% increase over the previous record year 2016 (699105 cruisers). In 2023, In 2023, BVI handled a total of 354 cruise ship calls, of which 232x at Tortola Cruise Ship Pier and the remaining 122x were ships handled at anchorage sites across the BVI (9x at Road Harbour/Tortola, 56x off Jost Van Dyke Island, 38x off Virgin Gorda, and 19x other).

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