Sailing and Boating Near Chaguanas

Sailing is a great way to spend some of your Chaguanas vacation time

With regards to sailing, Chaguanas is an interesting location.  Although the waters are known for their great conditions, the distance from the continental U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago make it less likely that yachters will choose to make the trip.  There is a way to get around the distance, however, and most sailors will end up chartering a boat when they arrive in the area for a day or so of independent sailing.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

Of course, the lure of the sea can be quelled even if you don't have the skills to sail yourself.  There are several local tour operators that show visitors around by boat, giving them a beautiful view of Chaguana's coastal areas and allowing them to relax as someone else does the work. Some operators serve meals while others offer lite snacks and drinks, and some will even anchor the boat and let guests jump in for a swim.

If you just want to spend some time on the water, without the cost and responsibility involved with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Curious about day sailing options? Take a look at the listing that follows for contact information for area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location Island
Kelvin Cruise & Travel Service (868) 659-0271 Claxton Bay Trinidad

Boat Rentals and Charters

Chartering a yacht when you arrive in Chaguanas may just be more popular these days than actually sailing to the island yourself thanks to the aforementioned issue with distance.  There is one known charter operation right in town and several more in the surrounding area, so you'll be able to find the right boat for you within close proximity to where you're staying, and take some time to explore local waters on your own.

If you are evaluating the option of renting a boat, you can reserve one from these area agencies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Boyceterous 30ft Catmaran (868) 680-9888 Chaguaramas
Calypso Marine Services (868) 634-4551 Western Main Rd Chag - Chaguaramas
I M S Yacht Services (868) 625-2104 First Avenue - Chaguanas
Pier 1 (868) 634-4472 Pier 1 Marina - 5.2 mi. (8.4 km) West-Northwest of Port of Spain


The clearance process for those who sail to Trinidad is fairly common.  The port of entry is in Chaguaramas, so you'll sail in and meet with customs officials there.  You'll need to present a clearance-out certificate from your last port of call, plus a crew list, a list of the ship's stores, and passports for all aboard.  Once that has been taken care of you'll be free to continue on to Chaguanas.

Thinking about visiting Chaguanas using a vessel you own, or a charter from another location? This chart provides a quick summary of nearby marinas.

Name Phone Location
Sweetwater Marina Ltd (The Lure) (868) 634-2773 2 Stella Maris Drive - Chaguanas
The Marina in Chaguanas (868) 634-4183 Point Gourge - Chaguanas
Tropical Marine (868) 634-4502 Western Main Road - Chaguanas

If sailing is your passion, or you are just drawn to the sea during your visit, there are plenty of ways to get in some time out on the water when you visit Chaguanas.  


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