• On Jun 27, 2023
    Andrew from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there beach/souvenir shops right at the Tortola and St Thomas ports? Or, will that require either some walking or a taxi? After our port adventures, we want to make sure we have some shopping time. Thanks!

    Ahoy Andrew!

    So nice to "sea" you back at planDisney with another great question. My family enjoyed a wonderful 7-night Eastern Caribbean sailing on Disney Fantasy a few years ago, which made stops at both Tortola, BVI, and St. Thomas, USVI. I remember seeing souvenir shops within walking distance at both locations, but due to some rough weather over the years, I wanted to be sure to steer you in the right direction for your January sailing.

    I double-checked and it appears that Havensight Mall, just a short walk from the West Indian Company Dock/Havensight Mall Dock, is still a bustling shopping area in St. Thomas. You'll find a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants as you make your way off and back on the ship at day's end. My family always likes to purchase a Christmas ornament for each place we travel to, and I've proudly displayed the St. Thomas sand dollar ornament we purchased there each holiday season since our sailing.

    When you arrive at Tortola, you'll dock at the Cruise Pier in Road Town, another lively area where you can stock up on jewelry, clothing and local crafts. After taking a self-guided excursion to The Baths via ferry to a neighboring island, my family enjoyed lunch at a local restaurant and admired the shops surrounding the beautiful boat-lined harbor before walking back to the ship.

    Speaking of excursions, be sure to review all the Port Adventures available during your sailing. Whether you hope to enjoy beach time, a Catamaran sailing, or even ziplining, there is so much to do and see at each port of call.

    I hope this was helpful Andrew. Feel free to sail on back with any additional planning questions. We're always glad to assist!

    Magic and memories,
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