Getting to Willy T

Visiting from USVI

What does a visitor from the USVI need to do, to visit Willy T, legally?

Visiting the Willy T from the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) involves traveling internationally, so there are several considerations. Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime as you set sail from the USVI to our floating bar and restaurant in the British Virgin Islands. Experience the thrill of exploring the legendary pirate history while indulging in delicious food and drinks. Join us onboard the Willy T and create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Caribbean. Get ready for an extraordinary journey!

Here’s a step-by-step guide on what visitors from the USVI might typically need to do to visit the Willy T:

  • Passport: Because you are moving from a U.S. territory (USVI) to British territory (BVI), you’ll need a valid passport.
  • Transportation: You will need to take a boat. This can be a chartered boat, a private boat, or one of the regular ferry services from the USVI to the BVI. Make sure to check the ferry schedule if that’s your choice.
  • Customs & Immigration: Upon arrival in the BVI, you will need to clear Customs and Immigration. This process involves filling out entry forms and potentially paying a small fee.
  • COVID-19 considerations: Given the global pandemic, there have been changing travel and health protocols. This could involve pre-travel testing, on-arrival testing, quarantine rules, or vaccination proofs. Make sure to check the latest BVI government advisories or official tourism websites for the most recent travel guidelines related to health and safety.
  • Travel to Norman Island: After you’ve cleared all entry requirements, you will need to travel to Norman Island where the Willy T is anchored. If you’re on a private or chartered boat, you can sail directly there. If you’ve come via ferry to a main port like Road Town, you might need to arrange another boat to get to Norman Island.
  • Mooring/Anchoring: Once at Norman Island, you can moor or anchor your boat nearby and dinghy or swim over to the Willy T. Be cautious and aware of boat traffic if you choose to swim.
  • Returning to the USVI: Remember that when returning to the USVI, you’ll need to clear U.S. Customs. Make sure you retain any paperwork given to you in the BVI for this return process.
  • Enjoy Responsibly: The Willy T is known for its lively atmosphere. Enjoy yourself, but if you’re the captain of your vessel, remember the importance of safe boating and avoid drinking excessively.
  • Environmental Considerations: The BVI, like many Caribbean destinations, places a high emphasis on environmental conservation. Respect the local guidelines, avoid touching or standing on coral if you snorkel, and ensure you don’t leave any trash behind.
  • Respect Local Laws & Customs: The BVI has its own set of local laws and customs. Always respect them, especially regarding alcohol consumption, attire, and behavior in public places.

Remember, conditions, regulations, and local customs can change. Always check with local authorities or reputable travel sources close to your intended travel date for the most current information.


Basket of Fries – $6


Customs and Immigration offices are located in the following areas:

West End, Tortola (Monday – Sunday, 8:00a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Road Town, Tortola (Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke (Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda (Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Phone Numbers: +1 (284) 494-3471,
or +1 (284) 494-3701 Ext. 4700