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Are you looking to see some of the best 360 views of the British Virgin Islands while getting a little bit of a workout along the way? Look no further than the 736 foot summit of Mt. Alma. While hiking to the top, you'll trek a portion of a trail once used by local pirates to keep an eye out for unsuspecting ships, unaware of the danger lurking above. While it's safe to say you won't see any pirates today, you'll be treated instead to seemingly endless views of ocean and islands in this one of a kind tropical paradise hike.
Your hike through this virtually uninhabited 900 acre estate begins on Beef Island at the foothills of Mt. Alma. For your own good, you may want to stay away from the old stone house nearby; local legend has it that the woman who once lived there was known to poison any unwanted guests (most notably pirates) by spiking their tea. As you and your local guide make your way up the bush trail, you'll witness an untouched natural habitat that has rebounded from the effects of Hurricane Irma.
While enjoying the shaded trail through this tropical forest, peer through the turpentine and acacia trees to catch glimpses of Marina Cay and Scrub Island on your ascent to the peak. After an hour (or slightly longer depending on your group's fitness level), the trees give way to a vast tropical paradise. Take in the well-deserved cool ocean breezes and treat yourself to breathtaking views of Trellis Bay, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Sir Francis Drake Channel. On a clear day, you might even be able to make out the US Virgin Islands to the west. Simply put, there is no better place than the top of Mt. Alma to get your bearings in the British Virgin Islands.
- We suggest that guests wear strong sneakers or hiking shoes.
- Guests should bring sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), as well as a water bottle and phone/camera.
- Guests should have slightly above average fitness for this hike.
- This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or persons with respiratory heart conditions, walking/mobility difficulties, or visual/hearing impairment.
- Please note your maximum group size is 12 and is dependent on age, fitness, and weather conditions. The minimum number needed to run this tour is 2.
Days offered: 7 days a week