Activities at Fort Recovery Resort
Fort Recovery has a lovely, shaded, well maintained and safe swimming pool. It is surrounded by large deck with sitting areas, gardens, palm trees and lounge chairs. Snorkeling equipment is available to rent on site. Pool equipment is available to all our guest’s, one need only ask in the main reception area for assistance in getting it. Life jackets, boogie-boards, fun-noodles, floaters, rafts and sand toys are all available. We offer these services exclusively for our guests! Our famous snorkel trip and sightseeing tour is given to all seven-night stays, and costs a mere $60 per person for guests who stay less than seven days. Boat charters can also be arranged with notice, prices vary based on group size and requested destination spots. Inquire in the main office with any questions you may have.
The BVI is a sailing and power boating hot spot in the Caribbean. Tortola is a #1 destination for everyone from the sailing enthusiast, to world class competitor’s, to the family wanting a quiet day at sea snorkeling and enjoying lunch. During your stay staff will direct you and arrange day charters, rentals and tours with the sail company of your choice who provide great deals, packages and competitive prices! Interested in learning to sail or a refresher course? Our exclusive Sail and Stay package may be your ticket to the ultimate vacation with us! Experience 2-days of instructional and classroom certification with Swain Sailing School on Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI). Get your US Sailing Association Basic Keelboat certification through this exciting 2-day course! Photo is of the White Squall II, a historic schooner which currently does day sails to neighboring islands and snorkeling hot-spots. They are a true favorite amongst visitors to the BVI. Inquire at the Fort Recovery front desk if you’d like to arrange a half or full day trip with them and we’d be happy to arrange it!
Tortola offers some of the best SCUBA Diving excursions in the Caribbean. Everyone from a hardened SCUBA Diver to someone who is interested in taking a course will find what they’re looking for here. Some of the many famous reef sites such as Cooper Island, The Indians and the renown R.M.S Rhone ship wreck (major hot spot), are just a few of the great locations to dive. Some of our guests enjoy renting their own SCUBA equipment (license required), and SCUBA diving right in front of Fort Recovery which has one of the most lush and teaming reefs on the island. Sea life is plentiful and many a story comes back from our guests spotting giant sea turtles, sting rays, amazing schools of fish, eels, barracuda, the occasional friendly small reef shark (a very passive and sought after fish for an exciting trip) and some of the most beautiful coral to be found. Many of Fort Recovery guests enjoy renting equipment and/or going on spectacular SCUBA diving excursions with Blue Water Divers, located in Nanny Cay (10 minute drive from Hotel), because of their great service and superb expertise. (Diving Photography courtesy of Blue Water Diver’s)…
Fishing in Tortola is one of the biggest sports next to Sailing. We have played host to ESPN’s fishing tournament crew and contestants, right here at Fort Recovery in the past and the competition has taken place right off our island. Many of Fort Recovery have requested Fishing Trips. Guests and families often rent fishing poles, equipment and bait from numerous providers on the island nearby, and fish right off of Fort Recovery’s Dock. Ian at Caribbean Fly Fishing can take you and your whole group out for an awesome day at Sea. Please inquire before your arrival if you wish to secure a fishing excursion, or do not hesitate at all to ask us to assist you in setting up one once you have arrived!