If you are visiting Tortola on a cruise ship, avoid the crowds and let us take you out on your own private boat!
Just because you are travelling on a cruise ship does not mean that you have to deal with the crowds on our shore excursions.....
We can meet you at Village Cay Marina, right in front of the cruise ship dock, and take you to a nearby island for a dive, snorkel or island-hopping adventure that you'll remember as the best day of your cruise. The private service means you can visit places free from other cruise ship passengers and see "Natures Little Secrets" as they were meant to be seen. We provide all equipment, instruction, guided tours, drinks and towels so you only need bring yourselves and maybe a pair of sunglasses and a hat!
You can choose from a morning or afternoon trip, or treat yourself to a full day trip, making two dives/snorkels at some of our spectacular wreck or reef sites, enjoying lunch at an island restaurant then stopping off for another snorkel or swim before returning in time for your ship's departure.
If you want to dive the Wreck of the RMS Rhone, visit The Baths on Virgin Gorda or dive/snorkel at Ginger, Cooper, Salt or Dead Chest islands, you'll need to take a taxi from the cruise ship dock to the dive center - a 10 minute ride - from where your boat will depart. We will book a taxi in advance for you.
Does your group have varying interests? We can tailor-make your trip to keep everybody happy!
It is not uncommon to have a group with varying interests or experience - some may want to try scuba diving for the first time, some may be making their Open Water 'check out' dives, some may already be certified while others may be avid snorkelers or just content to admire the scenery. Contact us to discuss how we might combine an introductory Discover Scuba Diving experience for those that aren't certified with a single or two-tank dive for those that are at a location that's also suitable for snorkeling.
For further details of all our trips, see the Prices, Snorkeling and Island Hopping pages of this website or contact us to discuss how we can tailor-make your day in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.
A $10 docking fee will be added for all pick-ups at Village Cay Marina.
We prefer for you to come to the dive shop so we have more options of sites to choose from. We can organize a taxi to meet you at the cruise ship dock. The name of the driver is Sam Julio and he will be at the gazebo with a sign with your name on it. The prices for the taxi service are:
From The Cruise Ship Dock
2 traveling together $16 each way2 traveling together $35 each way - this is your price only
3 or more each pay $7 per person each way
From West End, Cane Garden Bay, Apple Bay, Long Bay West
3 or more each pay $15 per person each way
Please note that here in the British Virgin Islands we work on Atlantic Standard Time all year round. Our pick-up times are quoted in Local Time, not Ship's Time. When you make your reservation, please double-check with your cruise line at what time your ship will be docking in Local Time as this will help avoid delays and confusion for all concerned!
Tortola Kayak, Snorkel & Eco Tours is an exciting tour that is being offered in the calm, crystal clear waters of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The well-established UBS Dive Center team of Kathryn and Anthony Brunn is offering this tour exclusively to visiting guests from cruise ships, and also for on island and charter sailors. Find out more here
Our instructors work very hard to give you the safest and most enjoyable experience out on the water. If you think they did a good job and would like to show your appreciation by leaving a gratuity, it is customary to tip 10-20% for dive services here in the BVI.