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What are some things to do when traveling to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands?

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Some places to visit when traveling to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands include Smuggler's Cove, Rhone National Marine Park and Cane Garden Bay. Some things to experience when traveling to Tortola include boat tours, dolphin discovery and scuba diving.

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Smuggler's Cove is a beach is the western part of Tortola that is open around the clock. It contains one snack bar that is also a beach bar and kiosk for renting watersports equipment such as snorkels. Rhone National Marine Park is the underwater site of the shipwrecked RMS Rhone, which sank in 1867. It requires diving up to 80 feet to explore the ship, though the bow is above water. The site is accessible by dive and boat tours.

Cane Garden Bay is a beach on the northwestern part of Tortola. It features restaurants and places to rent a day sail or snorkeling equipment for exploring the western part of the beach. At night, Cane Garden Bay adopts a club atmosphere with live music, dancing and drinks. It is also the area where cruise ships dock.

There are a variety of Tortola boat tours available from private yacht charters and boat charters. Most of the boat tours originate in Road Town and explore various parts of Tortola or the surrounding islands. Dolphin Discovery allows an individual to swim with dolphins. Tortola has several companies that offer scuba diving with private or group lessons.

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