Visit Playa Tortuga on Culebrita for a beach day paradise in the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Playa Tortuga, Spanish Virgin Islands

Visit Playa Tortuga on Culebrita for a beach day paradise in the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Playa Tortuga, located in the Spanish Virgin Islands (SVI), is one of the most enchanting destinations we visit on our yacht charter trips. 

Why Playa Tortuga?

Why, you might ask, when there are so many other magnificent places in the SVI? It all boils down to its stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkeling, and its famous postcard-worthy beach. But there's more, much more.

The unique setting of Playa Tortuga makes it a special place: it's a refuge for a variety of marine life, including sea turtles, tropical fish, and rays. The clarity of its waters offers an unparalleled snorkeling experience, where you can swim alongside fascinating marine fauna in their natural habitat.

Let's dive in.
Palm Tress at Playa Tortuga on Isla Culebrita

Where is Playa Tortuga in the SVI?

Playa Tortuga is found on one of the more secluded islands of the Spanish Virgin Islands, making it an exclusive destination during our charter trips. Though its exact location is a closely guarded treasure, it's said to be conveniently situated for those looking to escape the busier routes and enjoy the serenity this hidden paradise offers. Sailing from the nearest starting point provides a picturesque journey, unveiling the hidden gems of the SVI along the way.

The beach offers multiple anchorage points, and the area is protected, ensuring its natural beauty remains intact. Using designated mooring points to minimize impact on the marine environment is recommended.
Turtle Beach

What to do at Playa Tortuga in the SVI?

  • Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters: The clear, calm waters of Playa Tortuga are ideal for snorkeling. The nearby coral reefs are home to an impressive diversity of marine life, from colorful tropical fish to majestic sea turtles. It's a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an aquatic dream world.
  • Enjoy the dreamy beach: The soft, white sand of Playa Tortuga is perfect for relaxing under the Caribbean sun. Bring some supplies, and it's ideal for a picnic, enjoying some reading, or simply resting and soaking up the natural beauty around you.
  • Explore by kayak or paddleboard: Take advantage of the tranquility of Playa Tortuga's waters to explore by kayak or paddleboard. It's a fantastic way to see the coastline from another perspective and discover hidden corners of the beach.
  • Hiking for panoramic views: Venturing inland, you'll find trails leading to elevated viewpoints, offering panoramic views of the Spanish Virgin Islands. It's the perfect spot to capture memorable photographs.
To learn more about  the Spanish Virgin Islands, we invite you to read our destination page.

Spanish Virgin Islands charter planning?

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