Sailing and Boating Near Blowing Point

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With protected waters and no large marina, sailing to Blowing Point is a little difficult. However, you will have no issue finding a place to dock, and those seeking to explore the surrounding area will have little difficulty finding a charter ready to help them.

If you merely want to spend some time on the water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Check out the table that follows for information on area boating excursions.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Calypso Charters (246) 584-8504 Docks at Blowing Point - 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) South of Blowing Point
Garfield's Sea Tours - Gotcha! (264) 497-2956 Sandy Ground Village
Sail Chocolat (264) 497-3394 The Valley
Sea Pro Charters (264) 584-0074 Sandy Ground Village

Evaluating the option of chartering a vessel? The following table shows how to get a hold of area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Anguilla Sailing Associates (264) 498-0084 Sandy Ground Village
Tradition Sailing Charters (264) 476-7245 Sandy Ground Village


Those with the skills to sail on their own will find the journey to Anguilla to be quite an adventure, and when they arrive they will be welcomed to a tropical paradise where rest and relaxation reign supreme. Despite the popularity of yachting in the Caribbean, Anguilla is one of the only islands that does not have a mega yacht facility. In 2013, the government signed with developers to change all that, but in the mean time, yachters will have to make do with the current facilities.

Sailors are not be able to sail their craft directly into Blowing Point. Anguilla's official port of entry is Road Bay, which is located in Sandy Ground Bay directly north of Blowing Point. You can reach the customs office via VHF channel 16. There, every passenger will be required to present a passport that is valid for at least another six months, the boats papers, and the vessel is subject to inspection. You will need to stay overnight for one night in either Road Bay or Crocus Bay, and purchase a Cruising Permit. Check the chart for a breakdown of cruising fees.

Do you plan to reach Blowing Point using your own vessel, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? Check out the listing below to get summary information concerning marinas in the area.

Name Phone Location Island
Docks at Blowing Point -- 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) South of Blowing Point Anguilla

In addition to the cruising permit, you may also be subject to a $15(USD) per day fee to use a white mooring buoy (able to hold up to a 55 foot yacht), $4(USD) per person if you plan on diving, and $3(USD) per person for a departure tax when you leave. On top of the daily fee for the cruising permit, you will also be charged an extra $30(USD) per day if you are caught sailing around Anguilla without a permit or with one that has expired.

You can contact the Anguilla Customs office in Road Bay at 264-497-2213 if you have any unanswered questions about rules and fees that accompany sailing to the island.

Although development of a megayacht facility is planned, Anguilla does not currently have a marina -- so your only options are anchoring offshore, using the facilities in St. Martin. You'll find a list of mooring locations for Anguilla below.

Moorings around Blowing Point
AreaNumber of Moorings
Crocus Bay 20
Dog Island 10
Ebenezer. Little Bay 7
Island Harbour 5
Long Bay Village, Cove Bay 10
Prickly Pear Cays 10
Sandy Ground Village 10
Sandy Island 10
Shoal Bay Village 5
West End Village 20

As you sail around Anguilla, be aware that all of the island's waters are protected by national park status, and there are plenty of restrictions. Most importantly, never anchor where coral is present. Learn all of the up-to-date rules by contacting the Anguilla Air & Sea Port Authority (AASPA) at 264-497-3476 or 264-497-5258.

Nearby Anchorages
Name Location Latitude Longitude
Anchorage Sandy Ground Village 18.2010713138 -63.0918431282

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