Frequently Asked Questions

Entering and Exiting the BVI's?

Passports ARE required when entering and departing the British Virgin Islands. There also will be a Deportation Tax that will be charged per person when leaving the BVI's.

Customs & Immigration Offices:

What can we say about entering a Customs and Immigration office but to be patient, you are now officially on “Island Time”. There are six entry points into the British Virgin Islands, the most common C&I Offices would either be the West End or Road Town Offices if travelling via the ferry from St. Thomas or the Beef Island office if you would be flying into Tortola. The best information on Entry Requirements can be found on the BVI Tourism web site at

C&I Office Locations:
Tortola: West End (Soper’s Hole), Beef Island (Airport) and Road Town
Jost Van Dyke: Great Harbour
Virgin Gorda: St. Thomas Bay & Gun Creek

Medical Insurance?

Proof of International Medical Insurance is required by Island Time Charters for all guests. Medical insurance can be obtained through AAA, Allianz or can be purchased with travel insurance at any Travel Protection Services.


US Dollar, Credit cards are accepted in the BVI but remember to tell your credit card company you are going on holiday. Some cards get declined the first time for fraud reasons until you phone and tell them you are on vacation. There is Limited ATM access.

Travel Tips

Island Time Charters exclusivly uses Voyage Charters for our charter boats. Voyage is located in Tortola in Soper's Hole or sometimes called, the West End. For a complete list of Travel and Transportations tips, please see their Travel Tip section on their web site at Voyage Charters Travel Tips.

In Case Of Emergency or Staying In Touch?

Island Time Charters will be provided a boat phone that can be used in case of an Emergency. That number will also be available for you to provide to family members.

Carrying your own phone? See your service provider and check coverage in the BVI. Most providers will allow you to add international service for the month you are away.


WiFi is available on the boat at a slight additional cost. There are free WiFi Hotspots at many of the islands and will available to use once we arrive at our evening destination.

What's On Board and What Do I Need To Bring?

We suggest you check out our equipment list for a complete list of what's already onboard. All linens are supplied, just like a hotel room. However, we suggest that you bring beach towels.

Snorkel gear is supplied but there is a limited selection, so if you have a personal set we suggest you bring it. Fit is always important, and this is one of the most beautiful past times in the BVI.

Medical supplies are limited so any special needs should be addressed at home and brought with you.

Don't forget hats, sunglasses and buckets of suntan lotion.

Packing Tips?
  • Pack Light!
  • Swimsuits, t-shirts, wraps, hats, and caps are all that is needed!
  • Collapsible suitcase or duffel bag!
  • Flip Flops and walking shoes. We ask that no shoes be worn on the charter boat, normally the only time shoes are required will be on shore.
What is NOT inluded in the price of the charter?

All meals on shore, Taxi/Ferry/Transportation fees and Deportation Taxes are not included in the price of the charter.

Charter Terms and Deposit?

Pricing is per person and based on double occupancy, partial provisioning. Couples get their own stateroom. Singles will share with other singles (same sex). Airfare is not included. A deposit of 50% is required on booking with the balance due 60 days prior to departure. Deposits are nonrefundable unless a replacement can be found under the same terms.

CPAP Breathing Machines?

This is a very common question. All the staterooms have US standard 110 electrial outlets to power your CPAP breathing machines and charge any mobile devices that you may have.

Sorry, No Shoes Are Allowed!

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