Sailing and Boating Near Calibishie

Considering the option of renting a charter boat? The following chart shows how to contact area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location Island
Sanctuary Yacht Charters (561) 735-4472 Prince Rupert Bay - 1.2 mi. (2.0 km) South of Portsmouth Dominica

Docking

Despite the relative calm waters and ease of access, sailing to Dominica is simply not a popular way to get to the island. Those who do decide to brave the waters of the Caribbean will have three ports of entry to select from upon arrival. Anse du Mai, a small fishing village located between Calibishie and Portsmouth, is the nearest to Calibishie, so if you're planning on making this sleepy town your final destination, that is where you will want to sail to met with customs officials. Radio over VHF Channel 16 to let them know you are on your way, and when you arrive have two lists of the ships stores, two crew lists, and copies of all other important documents pertaining to your watercraft on hand to present to customs officials. Assuming everything checks out, you will be issued a cruising permit which will allow you to sail about Dominica for one month.

Once you have the permit in hand, you can sail east along the coast for a short distance before you reach Calibishie. There are no marinas on Dominica, but anchorages exist in Prince Rupert Bay, Mero, and Castle Comfort.

For further details about sailing to Calibishie, contact the Dominica Air & Sea Port Authority at 767-448-4431.

Nearby Anchorages
Name Location Latitude Longitude
Anchorage Anse du Mai - Anse Du Me 15.5939407354 -61.3785123825
 

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