Road Reef Marina is located in the old and once mangrove lined Careening Cove. As you proceed on your BVI yacht charter journey, you can reach this marina by going down a narrow and buoyed channel. The channel is at best 2.5m long and it can get reduced to 2m. Be very careful while you are approaching this marina. You have to enter by holding to a line just a bit further away from the ends of the ferry jetties on the west shore. However, it is just a short walk away from Fort Burt and Prospect Reef.
The marina does not have any fuel dock available, lest there is a spill. Because it usually does not flush away which could bring about an adverse environmental impact.
The docking facility of this marina mostly belongs to a yacht charter company. But they do have berths available sometimes and can allow access for cruisers. Road Reef Marina is not too far away from Fort Burt and Prospect Reef.
Doyles Sails on site is nearby, which is known for its repairing services and recommendations. Royal Yacht Club BVI is also adjacent. Café and restaurants are close by.
What to do in Road Reef Marina?
The marina (VHF12) is looked after by Tortola Marine Management (TMM). There is not much manoeuvring room available which would allow you to get into a berth. You have to check before you enter whether there is one available or not since most of them are occupied by TMM charter yachts. But if you find your way in, you will have ice, water, electricity and Wi-fi available. There are café and restaurants, a sailmaker, and also the service staff of TMM who can help you with maintenance.
Places of Interest
Royal BVI Yacht Club
Royal BVI Yacht Club faces Road Reef Marina to the north and it was established in 1973. This wonderful club was set up with a vision to build a place where sailors could meet, exchange stories, have fun and most importantly sail. The busy sailing club offers a thriving youth, racing and social calendar.
The club is also open to the public for lunch and dinner with its restaurant offering an imaginative menu of freshly cooked homemade fare. Sushi nights are every Thursday.
TMM Yacht Charters (Tortola)
Road Reef Marina is the home to TMM, which is one of the leading yacht charter companies of BVI. You will find them in three Caribbean locations: St. Vincent in the Grenadines, two bases in Belize, Placencia and San Pedro, and the third one is in Road Town, Tortola. All of them are conveniently placed to offer you a perfect experience of the bareboat charter.
They have very friendly and cordial staff who will provide you with first-hand local knowledge. They also have a diverse fleet of modern yachts and you can get them at affordable prices.
Complete your British Virgin Islands yacht charter experience by dropping by at Road Reef Marina while taking in the amazing atmosphere of BVI.