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British Virgin Islands Travel Guide

Getting Here and Around

You can fly to Anegada on a charter flight (affordable if you are traveling with a group), but all the other islands are reachable only by boat (or perhaps helicopter if you are visiting Necker Island). Anegada has ferry service from Tortola (via Virgin Gorda) three days a week, while Jost Van Dyke has regularly scheduled ferry service from Tortola, St. John, and St. Thomas, but not all these services run daily. You can rent a jeep on Anegada, and many people do, especially if they are staying for several days. It's possible to rent a car or jeep in Jost Van Dyke, but it's not really necessary.

Car Travel

You can rent a car or jeep on either Anegada or Jost Van Dyke. This may make sense in Anegada, where you might want to explore a variety of different beaches to maximize your snorkeling opportunities. However, in Jost Van Dyke, it's often just as easy to take a taxi or walk. In either island, both rentals and gas are expensive, so be sure to make room for the costs in your vacation budget.

Anegada

D.W. Jeep Rentals. Dean Wheatley can rent you a jeep for $65 per day. The Settlement, Anegada, VG1140. 284/495–9677.

Lil' Bit Rentals. A small vehicle rents for $50, jeeps are $65, and a pick up truck with seating in the back for up to 10 people is $90. Setting Point, Anegada, VG1140. 284/495–9932.

Jost Van Dyke

Abe and Eunicy Rentals. This company's two-door Suzukis ($65 a day), four-door Suzukis ($75 a day), and four-door Monteros ($80 a day) will help you explore by land. There's pick-up and drop-off service from anywhere on the island. Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, VG1160. 284/495–9329.

Abe and Eunicy Rentals. This company's two-door Suzukis ($65 a day), four-door Suzukis ($75 a day), and four-door Monteros ($80 a day) will help you explore by land. There's pick-up and drop-off service from anywhere on the island. Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, VG1160. 284/495–9329.

Paradise Jeep Rentals. Paradise Jeep Rentals offers the ideal vehicles to tackle Jost Van Dyke's steep, winding roads. Even though Jost is a relatively small island, you really need to be in shape to walk from one bay to the next. This outfit rents two-door Suzukis for $60 per day and four-door Grand Vitaras and Sportages for $70. Discounts are availble for rentals of six or more days. It's next to the Fire Station in Great Harbour. Reservations are a must. Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, VG1160. 284/495–9477.

Paradise Jeep Rentals. Paradise Jeep Rentals offers the ideal vehicles to tackle Jost Van Dyke's steep, winding roads. Even though Jost is a relatively small island, you really need to be in shape to walk from one bay to the next. This outfit rents two-door Suzukis for $60 per day and four-door Grand Vitaras and Sportages for $70. Discounts are availble for rentals of six or more days. It's next to the Fire Station in Great Harbour. Reservations are a must. Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, VG1160. 284/495–9477.

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