We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rhone National Marine Park

Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 80.00*
and up
Stand-Up Paddle Board in the British Virgin Islands
More Info
USD 112.00*
and up
Surf Lesson in the British Virgin Islands
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Park that encompasses the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a mail ship that sunk during a hurricane in 1867, and Dead Chest Island, both great dive sites.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“wreck dive” (22 reviews)
Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
Write a Review
Reviews (171)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2017

So glad that the weather cooperated (relatively smooth waters, clear water and current not too strong) and that we got to see this wreckage. Get the history of the steamer before you dive/snorkel because it will make the wreckage so real.

Thank Slaybell2
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Enjoyed my three dives on the Rhone. Very glad that this is being protected as a national park. Our dive boat, the Cuan Law, included an excellent summary of the history

Thank Clarissa E
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This was by far the coolest place we have dived at. So much marine life, great visibility and bright corals. The water is pretty choppy when on surface but this truly is a must do!

Thank Danielle V
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Most of the wrecks I have been able to dive are purpose sunk. It was amazing to dive this wreck and hear the history of the ship. The wreck is very well preserved and the dives to see the bow and stern sections of the...More

1  Thank BlueDiver3231
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This was a very cool stop off...it is right beside Cooper island (which is where we stayed the night). You will need FULL sun to be able to see it good snorkeling and we were in luck. Stunning.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The R.M.S. Rhone believed to be the most modern ship of all it's time. This was my first open water dive and it was amazing! I certified with Caribbean Sail Divers. They really know how to entertain! The water was crystal clear and has the...More

Thank Amykhughes
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I will say that the history and stories surrounding the Rhone are more interesting than diving the wreck itself. I do have to confess to being bored with most wreck dives since they are usually crusted over pieces of metal but this was touted as...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Dove this site before. The Rhone seems to holding up very well to the effects of being a wreck. Most this age are falling apart and not in good shape. The Rhone is fun but be careful to test the current here before starting your...More

Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I have been to about 24 Caribbean dive operations & Sail Caribbean is among the best. The owners, Mike & Melisande Rowe were on site every day to insure an excellent experience. The staff was well trained, professional & very safety conscious. The Newton dive...More

1  Thank jackg0lfski
Reviewed 28 April 2017

My husband and I snorkel, but we don't have dive certifications. Our charter took us to snorkel the wreck and it was an interesting and fun time. We could see how diving would be more interesting, but having never seen a wreck before, this was...More

Thank Selinthia
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Christine V
18 January 2017|
Response from JSmith315 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Typically only scuba operators will be heading out to the Rhone.
16 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from danwarburton8 |
Hi Brick My name is Dan and I'm a dive instructor with Sail Caribbean Divers on Tortola. Its a big question about the dive sites if you haven't dived the Rhone before it is worth doing. My favorite sites in the area are... More
Dana K
11 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from SFox67550 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not unless you are certified. The wreck is around 60ft deep at the shallowest point.