Boating and Sailing Near Falmouth Harbour

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Antigua is a popular destination for yachters, and the island hosts several sailing events each year that encourages hundreds of people to sail their personal water crafts to the island.

If you are just wanting to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Check out the chart that follows to find names and phone numbers for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Life's A Beach A Water Sports, Cruises & Taxis (268) 784-1406 Freeman's Village
Miramar Sailing (268) 721-3456 Jolly Harbour Marina & Boatyard - Jolly Harbour
On Deck (268) 532-6696 Antigua Yacht Club Marina - Falmouth Harbour
Pirates Of Antigua (268) 562-7946 Freeman's Village

Evaluating the option of renting a boat? The following table indicates how to get a hold of charter companies serving this area.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Antigua Yacht Charters Limited (268) 463-7101 Turtle Bay - Falmouth Harbour
Nicholson Yacht Charters (268) 460-1530 English Harbour
Sunsail Yacht Charters (268) 460-2615 Nelson's Dockyard - English Harbour
Yacht Day Charter Business For Sale (268) 728-2533 Falmouth Harbour


The port nearest Falmouth Harbour is English Harbour, which is the bay directly to the east. For more information read this article. As you approach the island, sail with your yellow quarantine flag and have all of the appropriate paperwork on hand, and prepare to allow customs to inspect your yacht should they ask. Then, you will have to pay post fees as detailed in the chart below:

Post Fees and Vessel Size
Vessel LengthCost
Up to 20 feet $2 (USD)
More than 20 to 40 feet $4 (USD)
More than 40 to 80 feet $6 (USD)
More than 80 to 100 feet $8 (USD)
More than 100 to 120 feet $10 (USD)
More than 120 to 150 feet $12 (USD)

After you've been cleared by customs, you are free to sail over to Falmouth Harbour, where you have several options with regards to where to dock your boat, including the Falmouth Harbour Marina, the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, and the Catamaran Marina. The chart below offers important details about each spot, including the cost of a slip.

Planning to travel to Falmouth Harbour in your own vessel, or one you charter? Take a look at the listing that follows for basic information for area marinas.

Name Phone Location
Antigua Yacht Club Marina (268) 460-1544 Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort - Falmouth Harbour
Catamaran Marina (268) 460-1036 The Catamaran Hotel - Falmouth Harbour
Falmouth Harbour Marina (268) 460-6054 Falmouth Harbour
Nelsons Dockyard Marina (268) 481-5028 Nelson's Dockyard National Park - English Harbour

Knowing what to expect as you arrive in Falmouth Harbour is one of the most important aspects of planning a sailing trip to this destination. With these tips in mind, you are one step closer to planning your dream getaway, complete with an adventure on the high seas. Of course, those who don't want to brave the waters on their own have other options to consider, which are now easier than every to figure out.

Nearby Anchorages
Name Location Latitude Longitude
Anchorage Falmouth Harbour - Falmouth Harbour 17.0141736566 -61.7741060205

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