Boating and Sailing Near Calliste

Head to the coast for a good time sailing near Calliste

Photo credit: © Heather and Mike

If your Calliste stay will begin as a yachting adventure, you'll find the process of sailing to Grenada fairly typical of other locations in the area, including the process of clearing in at a nearby port of entry.

If you just want to get out onto the water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Curious about taking a boat ride? Take a look at the table below to get contact phone numbers for area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Aquanauts Snorkeling (850) 303-0330 Grand Anse
Shadowfax Banana Boat Tours (473) 437-3737 Grand Anse
Sunsation Sailing Tours (473) 444-1594 Grand Anse

Boat Rentals and Charters

Calliste is not a coastal community, but it is still near enough the sea that you can make easy plans to spend a few hours out sailing by chartering a boat during your stay.  Your best option will be to head to St. George's, where you'll find the most options and thus the most competitive prices and high quality vessels.  

Thinking about chartering a yacht or boat? The following table indicates how to get a hold of charter services that operating in this area.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Foot Loose Yacht Charters (473) 440-6680 Lagoon Road - Downtown St. George
Horizon Yacht Charters (473) 439-1000 True Blue Bay Resort - True Blue Bay
Vista Charters (473) 439-8105 Spice Island Beach Resort - Grand Anse


Your first stop when you arrive in local waters will be to fly your yellow “Q” flag as you sail into an official port of entry.  There are several in St. George's if you arrive from the west, and one in St. David's Bay if you arrive from the east.  Make sure to stay to the left side of the red buoys and they will guide you right into the harbor.  

You can contact Customs via VHF radio channel 16 in order to let them know you are on your way.  Offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and they usually break for lunch between 11:40 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  On Friday, they remain open an extra hour, while on Saturday and Sunday they are only open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

In order to clear customs, you'll need to present four copies of your crew list and a declaration of the ship's stores.  Each person aboard will also need to how their passport ad immigration paperwork.  Finally, you will need to purchase a cruising permit, which costs $18 to 60(USD) depending on the length of your vessel.  With your cruising permit in hand, you'll be able to sail in local waters and find a place to dock before continuing on to Calliste by land. 

Do you plan to sail to Calliste using your own vessel, or a boat you charter elsewhere? This table lists potential docking spots.

Name Phone Location
Prickly Bay Marina (473) 439-5265 L' Anse aux Epines
Spice Island Marina (473) 439-5265 1.0 mi. (1.5 km) North-Northwest of L' Anse aux Epines
True Blue Bay Marina (473) 439-1000 True Blue Bay Resort - True Blue Bay
Nearby Anchorages
Name Location Latitude Longitude
Anchorage Prickly Bay - L' Anse aux Epines 11.9996633978 -61.7605233192

Whether you sail into Grenada or choose to charter a boat for a few hours when you arrive, yachting is certainly a pastime to consider when you visit Calliste.  


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