Tortola Virgin Gorda Excursion Reviews

Swim or bask in the sun amid mammoth boulders in this unique atmosphere of palms, sand and sea caves.
This was the highlight of our cruise.
Sail Date: August 2019
This was the highlight of our cruise. We had booked the "Tour to Virgin Gorda Baths" excursion with Celebrity. This included a fast ferry ride to Virgin Gorda Island followed by a 5-10 min open-air bus ride to the Baths. Ferry ... Read More
This was the highlight of our cruise. We had booked the "Tour to Virgin Gorda Baths" excursion with Celebrity. This included a fast ferry ride to Virgin Gorda Island followed by a 5-10 min open-air bus ride to the Baths. Ferry was clean and both rides were nice and efficient. Likewise for the bus rides. Once arrived we walked 10-15 min to first beach. The walk was quite beautiful. The scenery is very desert like. Quite surprising. Cactus and desert vegetation. Very beautiful. And then the beach Wow! That was a nice beach. The sand and water really resemble Pacific islands (Tahiti). The beach was surrounded by beautiful rocks and boulders. Stead there 30-40 min. Then we slowly walked our way to a second beach. This walk was through the world famous rocks and grottos. Very unique experience! These rocks have been shaped by thousand of years of water current. So beautiful! You do not get water above your waist (hardly above your knees actually). You have to step some stairs and ladders. All very well laid out. The second beach was also splendid! Rocks and perfect water. Very well worth it! Other excursions were coming directly to the baths by catamaran. Then the folks had to swim from their anchor point all the way to the beach. And you do not get to do the nice walk from the parking to the beach. There are washrooms at the second beach and a small restaurant that also sells drinks (and bottled water). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Lots of walking in nature, where it was warm.
Sail Date: July 2019
Lots of walking in nature, where it was warm. Got the the waters and felt great! Walked to The Baths and had to crouch down low to get through boulder formations, climbing using ropes so you don't slip and using steep stairs. ... Read More
Lots of walking in nature, where it was warm. Got the the waters and felt great! Walked to The Baths and had to crouch down low to get through boulder formations, climbing using ropes so you don't slip and using steep stairs. It's an adventure we won't forget, and really enjoyed! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Baths were neat, but it was entirely too crowded!
Sail Date: June 2019
Baths were neat, but it was entirely too crowded! We went to the early time slot hoping to avoid some of the crowding reported in other reviews but that did not help. There were our large group that took the high speed ferry over, + the ... Read More
Baths were neat, but it was entirely too crowded! We went to the early time slot hoping to avoid some of the crowding reported in other reviews but that did not help. There were our large group that took the high speed ferry over, + the same number again that did the Baths + snorkel tour. Way too many people to get through the caves and over the ladder area. We stood in line for 30-40 minutes waiting at the ladder for our turn. Would not recommend this tour until they have fewer people there. Baths were nice but you could not really enjoy them with all of the crowds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
good excursion, just not enough time at beaches.
Sail Date: June 2019
good excursion, just not enough time at beaches. first you go to a beach, 23 minutes, then u climb through at time tough passages through rocks, then another beach for 40 minutes. but glad I did it
good excursion, just not enough time at beaches. first you go to a beach, 23 minutes, then u climb through at time tough passages through rocks, then another beach for 40 minutes. but glad I did it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Hot, crowded, do not do if you are physically challenged.
Sail Date: May 2019
Hot, crowded, do not do if you are physically challenged. Climbing over rocks and through caves and tight low spaces us not for everyone. We did great, but some turned back.
Hot, crowded, do not do if you are physically challenged. Climbing over rocks and through caves and tight low spaces us not for everyone. We did great, but some turned back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Hiked trails to enter the Baths of Virgin Gorda.
Sail Date: April 2019
Hiked trails to enter the Baths of Virgin Gorda. Lots of climbing up and down steep rocks to get to the cave/water. Beautiful water and beach area.
Hiked trails to enter the Baths of Virgin Gorda. Lots of climbing up and down steep rocks to get to the cave/water. Beautiful water and beach area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked our excursion when we got to Tortola at the information kiosk.
Sail Date: April 2019
We booked our excursion when we got to Tortola at the information kiosk. For $38 (per person round trip) we were able to go the Baths on Virgin Gorda. The fee included both the ferry and taxi. We were able to go to the Baths and swim and ... Read More
We booked our excursion when we got to Tortola at the information kiosk. For $38 (per person round trip) we were able to go the Baths on Virgin Gorda. The fee included both the ferry and taxi. We were able to go to the Baths and swim and explore for four hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were the only ship in port that day, so we were fortunate to experience The Baths with a smaller ...
Sail Date: April 2019
We were the only ship in port that day, so we were fortunate to experience The Baths with a smaller crowd. Absolutely beautiful!!!
We were the only ship in port that day, so we were fortunate to experience The Baths with a smaller crowd. Absolutely beautiful!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took a boat & shuttle to the Baths.
Sail Date: March 2019
Took a boat & shuttle to the Baths. Walked & swam. It was just beautiful. We finished by having lunch at an overpriced, slow restaurant that had an amazing view of Tortola & a swimming pool.
Took a boat & shuttle to the Baths. Walked & swam. It was just beautiful. We finished by having lunch at an overpriced, slow restaurant that had an amazing view of Tortola & a swimming pool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
After a brief Ferry ride over to Virgin Gorda then a short bus ride up the mountain we arrived at ...
Sail Date: March 2019
After a brief Ferry ride over to Virgin Gorda then a short bus ride up the mountain we arrived at the starting point to hike down the trail to the baths. The group was probably 150ish people. There was another big tour group of about ... Read More
After a brief Ferry ride over to Virgin Gorda then a short bus ride up the mountain we arrived at the starting point to hike down the trail to the baths. The group was probably 150ish people. There was another big tour group of about 50/75 people on the snorkling tour of the baths. The two tours got comingled and you can imagine how long of a wait 200+ people trying to climb through slim rock formations can take. That is why the average rating. The baths themselves and the beaches are beautiful. Tour size and timing of groups just too many at one time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The baths at Virgin Gorda are beautiful, however, it took a long time to get there and through the ...
Sail Date: March 2019
The baths at Virgin Gorda are beautiful, however, it took a long time to get there and through the caves and I don't feel like there was enough time spent at the beach. In the future, I would do this again but on my own.
The baths at Virgin Gorda are beautiful, however, it took a long time to get there and through the caves and I don't feel like there was enough time spent at the beach. In the future, I would do this again but on my own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A nice adventure.
Sail Date: March 2019
A nice adventure. The boat ride to Virgin Gorda was fun. We sat on the bottom deck but spent most of the 40 minute ride standing outside at the bow. Once on the island there was a short ride to The Baths. Good bathroom facility there. ... Read More
A nice adventure. The boat ride to Virgin Gorda was fun. We sat on the bottom deck but spent most of the 40 minute ride standing outside at the bow. Once on the island there was a short ride to The Baths. Good bathroom facility there. The hike was easy for the kids ages 8 & 10. Going over rocks and thru the small spaces was a bit more challenging for us grandparents. There was a short area where we had to wade and should have had water shoes on. I was able to removed my sneakrs and go barefoot, but Grandpa has trouble removing shoes so opted to wade in them. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the Virgin Gorda tour to Devils Bay Beach and the Baths thru the caves.
Sail Date: March 2019
We did the Virgin Gorda tour to Devils Bay Beach and the Baths thru the caves. It was a 30 minutes cruise ride to get to the island the na 15 minute taxi ride to get to the beach. Both were good. Once we got there the staff was very ... Read More
We did the Virgin Gorda tour to Devils Bay Beach and the Baths thru the caves. It was a 30 minutes cruise ride to get to the island the na 15 minute taxi ride to get to the beach. Both were good. Once we got there the staff was very friendly and helpful for us. This your was definitly not for hte feint of heart, it was definitly a high level tour as there was lots of walking. The caves were awesome to see but hard to maneuvre thru for someone who is not active. I loved it definitley brought the kid out in me and made me wanns climb all over the place. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked Virgin Gorda and the Baths.
Sail Date: March 2019
We booked Virgin Gorda and the Baths. The Baths are spectacular sea caves, You need to be reasonably agile, but we're around 70 and we got through ok, though it took us about an hour. There's a nice beach at the end and a ... Read More
We booked Virgin Gorda and the Baths. The Baths are spectacular sea caves, You need to be reasonably agile, but we're around 70 and we got through ok, though it took us about an hour. There's a nice beach at the end and a shortcut (10 minutes) back. Watch out for a bit of disorganization as you don't have a guide throughout and the instructions were a bit confused. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was poorly managed by the tour too many tour overlapping had to wait in a 1 1/2 hour long line ...
Sail Date: March 2019
This was poorly managed by the tour too many tour overlapping had to wait in a 1 1/2 hour long line to see the baths for less than 5 minutes no time at the 2nd beach
This was poorly managed by the tour too many tour overlapping had to wait in a 1 1/2 hour long line to see the baths for less than 5 minutes no time at the 2nd beach Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Although, I was not happy with the crowds and slow lines at The Baths, I did enjoy this excursion.
Sail Date: March 2019
Although, I was not happy with the crowds and slow lines at The Baths, I did enjoy this excursion. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the water was amazing at Devils Bay. After a refreshing swim, the crowd headed to the rock formations. ... Read More
Although, I was not happy with the crowds and slow lines at The Baths, I did enjoy this excursion. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the water was amazing at Devils Bay. After a refreshing swim, the crowd headed to the rock formations. It was very slow moving, but, I did have a good day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
the hike into the caves was hazardous because of slippery rocks and rickety stairs with loose ...
Sail Date: March 2019
the hike into the caves was hazardous because of slippery rocks and rickety stairs with loose railings. The description of this tour was misleading. Had we known what lay ahead we would not have booked this tour.
the hike into the caves was hazardous because of slippery rocks and rickety stairs with loose railings. The description of this tour was misleading. Had we known what lay ahead we would not have booked this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Great time at the baths.
Sail Date: February 2019
Great time at the baths.
Great time at the baths. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What a great time, get to Gorda.
Sail Date: February 2019
What a great time, get to Gorda. Cab to the top of the park. 20 minute walk down to the beach, swam and snorkel for hours, viewed the baths and caves a bit, went back to the top and grad a nice lunch. Cab back to ferry, ferry back to ... Read More
What a great time, get to Gorda. Cab to the top of the park. 20 minute walk down to the beach, swam and snorkel for hours, viewed the baths and caves a bit, went back to the top and grad a nice lunch. Cab back to ferry, ferry back to Tortolla and walk back to ship with 20 minutes to spare All for about $60 per person. Including buying lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We really enjoyed this snorkeling tour which included the rocks at Virgin Gorda.
Sail Date: February 2019
We really enjoyed this snorkeling tour which included the rocks at Virgin Gorda. The water was really cold. LOL but we enjoyed this alot.
We really enjoyed this snorkeling tour which included the rocks at Virgin Gorda. The water was really cold. LOL but we enjoyed this alot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This is an extraordinary place, full of smooth granite boulders that seem to This is an ...
Sail Date: February 2019
This is an extraordinary place, full of smooth granite boulders that seem to This is an extraordinary place, full of smooth granite boulders that seem to have dropped from the sky, carved into cave-like spaces and caverns by the ... Read More
This is an extraordinary place, full of smooth granite boulders that seem to This is an extraordinary place, full of smooth granite boulders that seem to have dropped from the sky, carved into cave-like spaces and caverns by the ocean’s waves. We had read that this place would be a disaster if it was crowded and we concur. We went with the first group of the day and there was only one other ship in dock. It requires a ferry ride followed by a bus ride to get there. The formations were incredible and it was unlike any place we have been to in the Caribbean. It was worth it, but I am certain we would have felt otherwise if there was a larger crowd. It could become a very dangerous place with more people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Baths were no crowded as we had heard.
Sail Date: February 2019
Baths were no crowded as we had heard. Short swim to shore but long swim back to the boat although no one had any difficulty and all were way over 40 years old. We saw a reef shark sleeping on the bottom, a turtle, a flounder (?), many ... Read More
Baths were no crowded as we had heard. Short swim to shore but long swim back to the boat although no one had any difficulty and all were way over 40 years old. We saw a reef shark sleeping on the bottom, a turtle, a flounder (?), many small colorful fish and had a ball. Would HIGHLY recommend. If you can't climb the rocks it is not an issue, just don't. You do not have to. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was fun climbing through the large rocks.
Sail Date: January 2019
It was fun climbing through the large rocks. The best snorkeling of the trip.
It was fun climbing through the large rocks. The best snorkeling of the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went to the Baths on Virgin Gorda.
Sail Date: January 2019
We went to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. The photos don't do it justice. Simply a unique place to go.
We went to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. The photos don't do it justice. Simply a unique place to go. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Highlight of the trip.
Sail Date: January 2019
Highlight of the trip. The caves hike was beautiful. The boat ride over and back was comfortable, even including an air conditioned cabin. The strenuous nature of this activity is probably overstated. I'm 61. I'm no fitness buff. ... Read More
Highlight of the trip. The caves hike was beautiful. The boat ride over and back was comfortable, even including an air conditioned cabin. The strenuous nature of this activity is probably overstated. I'm 61. I'm no fitness buff. I never got nervous. There was plenty of space to walk. The pictures make it look more claustrophobic than it is. I'm so glad we took this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line