The island of Tortola has a reliable public transportation system. You can tour the island by boat, which can be accessed by the docks in Road Town or on the West End. Taxis and buses can both navigate the island for you. However, compared to renting a car, these methods of transportation will end up costing you more. A car rental will provide you with the liberty to tour comfortably on your own schedule and removes the need to worry about your luggage, since you can easily lock your car while exploring the island on foot.
While you’re in Tortola, drive on the left side of the road. The cars are also left-hand drive, which can take some getting used to, depending on which country you’re from. Most car rental companies will place a notice in the car to remind you to drive on the left, which often comes in handy. The roads are well-maintained, but tend to have a good number of speed bumps. Additionally, they tend to be narrow, steep and winding, which can be dangerous if you drive at high speeds. Avoid driving at night since the roads aren’t well-lit, and always stay cautious.
It isn’t easy to find a car rental company in Tortola that is willing to rent to individuals under twenty five. If you’re twenty one years old and looking to rent a car, try checking the international car agencies in the area, and expect to be charged an additional amount. However, if you’re twenty five years old or older, all you need is a valid driver’s license if you’re visiting for less than 30 days. If you plan on staying longer, then you’ll need to get a temporary driver’s license from the car rental agency or the Traffic Licensing Office.
Intermediate (Suzuki Vitara or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tortola.
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On average a rental car in Tortola costs C$ 1,022 per week (C$ 146 per day).
On average a rental car in Tortola costs C$ 4,381 per month (C$ 146 per day).