Dear Charter Guests,
This email is to notify you of the increase of Cruising Permit Taxes in BVI.
Our Home Base is located in Hodges Creek Marina on East End of Tortola, BVI...
Our Cruising taxes have increased from .75c p/p per day in the Summer and $2 p/p per day in the Winter to $6 per person per day all year round.
This fee exists for all Charter Operators in the British Virgin Islands and is in effect August 1, 2017
If the yacht is a foreign yacht and based outside of the BVI, the Cruising Permit Fee has increased to $16 per person per day. This fee does not apply to The Catamaran Company but could exist if you have chartered a yacht outside of BVI and planning to visit the BVI during your stay aboard.
We apologize for the short notice however all Charter Companies including The Catamaran Company were notified on Thursday July 13, 2017
We have since then been updating new reservations with the new cruising permit fee.
We are currently updating existing reservations with the new fee.
If your charter begins in August we will be giving you a call and we are currently updating your invoice.
Please call The Catamaran Company at 1800 262 0308 if you have any questions or email us at
If you would like to voice a complaint to the BVI Customs regarding this new increase we encourage you to call (284) 468-6800 in Tortola, BVI.