Our present cruise pier is now 230 meters long with deck approximately 1.83 meters above sea level. A mooring dolphin is positioned 79 meters off the end of the pier, providing a total berthing space of 309 meters on each side of the pier.
The pier has also been fully widened with a depth of 10 meters alongside which enables two large size cruise liners to berth simultaneously.
The turning basin 0.4 mile south, south east of the cruise pier has a radius of 305 meters, and a minimum depth of 11.3 meters.
“COMING SOON…NEW CRUISE PIER AND LANDSIDE DEVELOPMENT”
The New Cruise Pier and Landside Development will provide improved port facilities for the British Virgin Islands’ cruise industry. The 5-acre development will be split into two phases. Phase one involves lengthening the existing pier from 230 to 396 linear meters, widening from 9.9 to 13.7 meters, building additional mooring dolphins along both sides, adding a new monolithic deck to the widened pier; excursion dock enhancement; and partial landside development including the Terminal Building, and Merchant’s Walk Buildings 1 and 2.
Phase two involves the completion of the landside development which includes the Royal Customs House, Black Swan Tavern, The Exchange, Retail Village Buildings, Entry Market, Chapel, Boat Museum, Pool Bar, Merchant Kiosks, Boardwalks East and West, Cricket Lawn, Waterfront Swimming Pool, Chapel Garden, Maintenance Area and Trolley Line.
The cruise pier development is timely considering the growth of cruise tourism globally, and ensures the BVI stays up to date with the latest trends; those being increased passenger expectations and larger classes of ships which carry more than 3,000 passengers. With the new development, the waterfront will be transformed, welcoming visitors and islanders to enjoy a unique BVI experience.