How to get to the BVI

The most popular route to the British Virgin Islands is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Direct flights to San Juan are available from many US cities, and there are also some direct flights from Miami (MIA) to Tortola’s Beef Island Airport (EIS) with American Airline. There are over 15 flights per day on the 30 minute hop to (EIS). You can also fly to and from St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands (STT) and take the inter-island ferry to Tortola, about a 1 hour ride. This is generally less expensive than the San Juan route.

Direct flights from Miami to Tortola

Direct flights from San Juan to Tortola

Ferry service from St. Thomas to Tortola

Water Taxi from St. Thomas

If travelling from St Thomas, you could also use our preferred partner, Dolphin Water Taxi, and get a door to door fully-insured service, express customs clearance via the ExpressClear form available from their website, flexibility with late arrivals and an exclusive Cuan Law discount if mentioned when booking. Refreshments are also provided in their cabs and water taxi. Visit their website for further information:

Dolphin Water Taxi offers quick private transfers from St. Thomas airport direct to all Tortola Charter docks. This saves our guests a considerable amount of time and anxiety over alternative methods of transportation. Read more about transfers here.

Land based accommodations in the BVI


The order of the day is casual and most of us put on shorts and a T-shirt after diving or just change into a dry swimsuit. Shoes are only needed for going ashore and then sandals are the best bet. As dinner is a sit down occasion and a highlight of the day, we ask guests to put on a smart shirt or a light dress.

Boarding and drop off

Boarding will usually be on Sunday at 12 noon by dinghy at a convenient dock in Road Town, Tortola. Land transfers are not included. Whether you are staying on shore before your trip with us, or arriving at the BVI airport (EIS), please let us know your arrival details in advance so that we arrange for our driver to pick you up.

Please let us know if you are coming in by regular ferry from St. Thomas on the day of the Cuan Law trip. You’ll have a couple of ferry options and we’ll walk you through the choices. Keep in mind that we won’t be ready for you until noon so if you decide to make an early start and come over before then we’ll offer ideas about how to spend the morning. Otherwise we’ll have a taxi waiting at the Road Town ferry dock meeting the ferries out of Charlotte Amalie. This short taxi ride will cost around $7.00 per person. Make sure you get off in Road Town and not West End! 

Disembarkation is generally on Saturday morning in Road Town. The boat comes in early enough to allow time to shop before leaving the islands. You must, in any case, be off the boat by 10:00 am. We arrange transfers to the airport and ferries at your expense. If you are flying out later in the afternoon we are happy to keep your bags on board while you are exploring the Island. Anyone with early flights or ferries will be run ashore in time to meet their transfers, including the earliest at 7.00am.

Boarding will usually be on Sunday at 12 noon at the CSY Dock, Road Town, Tortola

We prefer that our guests try to arrive on the island in time for a noon boarding, but if you are delayed, we will get you out to the boat by fast tender.

Disembarkation is generally on Saturday morning in Road Town.