RE: sailing around the british virgin islands
we've been to tortola five times over they years. there are quite a few tarpon to be found. they are actually often right in the surf, like large stripers! i've hooked many, lost all. they av between 40-70 pounds. i've never landed one, not even close.
they are most often found in smugglers cove. but i've also seen the in apple bay (right behind the bomba shack), and on elizabeth beach.
as for bonefish...the opportunities are few, but they can be had. the flats directly north of the beef island bridge has bones. it's tough wading here, lots of mud, muck, and coral. wear flats boots!
another spot are the flats at the end of beef island. drive out to a beach shack named the "loose mongoose", and continue on the sand road which goes right to the end. there are a nice series of flats here. i've seen some large bones here.
lastly, there is another spot called buck island. in a section of the island called "long look" take a dirt road to a gate. ere are coffee trees right at the gate. open the gate (it's ok), and drive to the water. you'll see an abandoned bridge project. they is a "pocket flat " here covered with turtle grass. real nice spot, but small.
OR, just take a five minute flight over to anegada, and hook up with my old buddy garfield faulkner for some real bonefishing.