English Harbour is home to the most popular marina on the island, even amongst those who generally have no interest in sailing. Nelson's Dockyard is located in town, and draws a great deal of visitors each year to learn about the island's military history. Many seasoned yachters make it their goal to sail into this marina, but even if you can't sail yourself, you can enjoy a view of the harbor from the sea by taking part in a sailing excursion.
If you are just wanting to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Check out the listing below to get contact information for excursion providers.
|(268) 784-1406||Freeman's Village|
|On Deck||(268) 532-6696||Antigua Yacht Club Marina - Falmouth Harbour|
|(268) 562-7946||Freeman's Village|
If you're considering a boat charter, you can reserve one from these area agencies:
|(268) 463-7101||Turtle Bay - Falmouth Harbour|
|(268) 562-4646||Freeman's Village|
|Nicholson Yacht Charters||(268) 460-1530||English Harbour|
|(268) 460-2615||Nelson's Dockyard - English Harbour|
|(268) 728-2533||Falmouth Harbour|
As you sail into Nelson's Dockyard you have every right, and should, make sure you have a moment to take in the scenery and revel in the importance that this location has played in the history of Antigua. In order to enjoy that moment; however, it is best to be prepared to meet with customs well before you arrive in local waters. As you sail towards the coast, make sure your yellow "Quarantine" flag is flying and that all of your paperwork is stacked and ready to hand over to customs. This includes the ship's registration and release form from your last port of call, a list of the ship's stores, a crew manifest, and a passport for every crew member and passenger. After all of this has been approved and you've paid your post fees, you will be cleared to sail to your marina of choice.
Most sailors will try and get a spot in Nelson's Dockyard Marina, which is located within Nelson's Dockyard National Park. It is the only working Georgian Dockyard in the world and features 54 slips, bow moorings, electricity, cable television and Internet, oil disposal, shower and laundry facilities, restrooms, and more. Of course, there are several docking options to choose from, allowing a bit of variety for those who can't get a slip or who want to stay in a less busy part of the island.
Planning to reach English Harbour in your own vessel, or a charter from a different area? Check out the chart that follows to get basic information for marinas in the area.
|(268) 460-1056||English Harbour|
|(268) 460-1544||Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort - Falmouth Harbour|
|(268) 460-6054||Falmouth Harbour|
|(268) 481-5028||Nelson's Dockyard National Park - English Harbour|
|(268) 460-5000||St. James's Club - Mamora Bay|
A historic yet charming atmosphere is what draws such a large following amongst the hundreds of sailors who make their way to English Harbour each year. Even those who don't have the skills to sail themselves are fortunate enough to find excursions available to them, so no one is left out of the chance to see Nelson's Dockyard from the sea.
|Falmouth Harbour - Falmouth Harbour||17.0141736566||-61.7741060205|
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