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 simply want to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the complications and cost involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Curious what's included and where you'll go? See the table that follows for contact phone numbers for area providers.
|Aquanauts Snorkeling||(850) 303-0330||Grand Anse|
|Shadowfax Banana Boat Tours||(473) 437-3737||Grand Anse|
|Sunsation Sailing Tours||(473) 444-1594||Grand Anse|
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.
If you are considering the option of renting a boat, you can call one of these area firms:
|(473) 440-6680||Lagoon Road - Downtown St. George|
|(473) 439-1000||True Blue Bay - Bamboo|
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.
Thinking about sailing to Calliste using your own boat, or a charter from another location? Take a look at the listing that follows to find information concerning marinas in the area.
|(473) 439-5265||L' Anse aux Epines|
|(473) 439-5265||1.0 mi. (1.5 km) North-Northwest of L' Anse aux Epines|
|(473) 439-1000||True Blue Bay Resort - Bamboo|
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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