The northern side of Virgin Gorda is mountainous, with Gorda Peak reaching 417m (1,368 ft.), the highest spot on the island. In contrast, the southern half of the island is flat, with large boulders appearing at every turn.
If you're over for a day trip, the best way to see the island is to call Andy Flax at the Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel. He runs the Virgin Gorda Tours Association (tel. 284/495-5252; www.virgingordatours.com), which will give you a tour of the island from $55 to $220 for one or two persons, adding $15 to $30 per person more depending on the group size. You can be picked up at the ferry dock if you give 24-hour notice.