Boating and Sailing Near Cockburn Town

Cockburn Town is Grand Turk's port of entry for sailors

If you plan to sail to Cockburn Town, you're in luck.  The official port of entry for Grand Turk is just outside of Cockburn Town at the Government Wharf, making this the most direct form of transportation into town. 


As you sail towards Turks and Caicos, be on the lookout for coral, and put in a call to customs over VHF Channel 16.  The customs official who answers will let you know what you need to show them when you arrive, and will direct you where to go if you are unsure.  Be ready to present a list of the ship's stores, a list of the passengers and crew, and the official documentation from your past port of call.  

After you've been issued your cruising permit, you'll be permitted to sail about the islands for up to one week.  Anything longer than that will require a visit to Immigrations.  

Evaluating the option of traveling to Cockburn Town in your own vessel, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? This next table provides a quick summary of marinas in the area.

Name Phone Location Island
Government Wharf -- 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) North of Cockburn Town Grand Turk

An official port of entry and a beautiful location to boot, if you're considering sailing to Turks and Caicos, Cockburn Town is a great location to choose.


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