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 merely want to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and responsibility of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Take a look at the listing below to obtain contact information for area boating excursions.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Adventure Antigua Day Sails (268) 726-6355 Jolly Harbour Marina - Freeman's Village
Life's A Beach A Water Sports, Cruises & Taxis (268) 784-1406 Freeman's Village
On Deck (268) 532-6696 Dockyard Drive - Falmouth Harbour
Pirates Of Antigua (268) 562-7946 Freeman's Village

If you're starting to research a charter boat, you can reserve one from these area firms:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Day Yacht Charters (305) 515-4735 Falmouth Harbour Marina - 0.4 mi. (0.7 km) Northwest of English Harbour
Nicholson Yacht Charters (268) 460-1530 Nelsons Dockyard Marina - English Harbour
Ondeck Antigua (268) 562-6696 Nelsons Dockyard Marina - 0.5 mi. (0.8 km) Northwest of English Harbour
Sunsail Antigua (888) 350-3568 Nelsons Dockyard Marina - English 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.

Considering visiting Falmouth Harbour in your own vessel, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? See the listing that follows to get summary information for nearby 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) 481-5035 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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