Sailing and Boating Near Charlestown

Charlestown is just the right place for the laid back yachter

Photo credit: © Claude Vadnais

One of the great thing about planning a getaway in Charlestown is that it is an official port of entry and home to prime docking facilities.  If you have a knack for sailing and are itching for adventure, this is one destination to consider.

If you're simply wanting to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the complications and cost involved with renting a boat you can join an excursion. See the listing that follows to get names and phone numbers for area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location Island
Nevis Yacht Private Charters (869) 664-9171 4.8 mi. (7.7 km) North of Charlestown Nevis


The harbor has 20 slips with a draught max of 10.9 meters, a length max of 20 meters, two restaurants, a bar, a gas station, a market, waste collection, a crane, laundry facilities, potable drinking water, and WiFi Internet.  

Before you can dock here for a long period of time, you'll have to clear customs and immigration.  Thankfully, Charlestown is also an official port of entry.  After docking, you'll meet with a customs official to have your ship's stores reviewed and pay the $7.50(USD) customs fee.  Then, through immigrations you'll present your passport and fill out immigration paperwork.  

Is your plan to travel to Charlestown using your own vessel, or one you charter elsewhere? Check out the listing below for basic information for marinas in the area.

Name Phone Location Island
Charlestown Harbour -- Charlestown Nevis

Once the process of clearing in is complete, you'll be able to meet with the manager at Charlestown Harbor to make your docking more permanent.  If you have plans to sail over to St. Kitts for some sightseeing, make sure to request a Boat Pass so you can avoid having to go through customs once more. 

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Charlestown Harbour - Charlestown 17.1362286341 -62.6327562332
Pinney's Beach - Saint Thomas Lowland Parish 17.1536366479 -62.6295804977

A prime sailing destination thanks to the often optimal conditions and excellent docking facilities, Charlestown Harbor has everything you need to refuel and recharge after a sailing adventure to Nevis.


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