Boating and Sailing Near Frigate Bay

Frigate Bay plays host to a vibrant yachting community

With a full-service yacht club, luxury accommodations, and numerous attractions, it is no wonder that Frigate Bay is popular among sailors.  You may have to make a stop at an official port of entry before docking, but the closest one is near enough that this isn't a problem at all. 

If you're just wanting to experience some time on the open water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. See the table below to get names and phone numbers for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Blue Water Safaris (869) 466-4933 Princes Street - Downtown Basseterre
Captain Sunshine (869) 663-9290 Old Road Town
Leeward Islands Charters (869) 465-7474 Fort Street - Downtown Basseterre
Speedy 4 Charters (869) 466-1472 Frigate Bay

Docking

If you'd like to get to Frigate Bay by sailing yourself, your first stop will have to be in Port Zante in Basseterre.  This is the official port of entry, where you will dock your boat and meet with customs and immigrations officials who will be responsible for approving all of the boat's official paperwork plus review the passport of everyone on board.  There will be a $7.50(USD) customs charge, as well as the fee that accompanies docking your boat at the marina.  

If you plan to sail to Nevis, make sure to ask for a Boat Pass, which will prevent you from having to clear customs a second time.  With any questions, you can contact Port Zante's marina manager at 869-466-5021 or over VHF Radio Channel 16 or 68.

Evaluating the option of sailing to Frigate Bay using a vessel you own, or a charter from a different area? The following chart lists potential docking spots.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Christopher Harbour Marina (869) 465-9755 Christophe Harbour
Marina at Port Zante -- Port Zante - Downtown Basseterre
New Guine Marina -- 5.6 mi. (8.9 km) South of Dieppe Bay Town
Nearby Anchorages
Name Location Latitude Longitude
Anchorage Frigate Bay - Frigate Bay 17.2804873591 -62.6899838448

After sailing in to Port Zante, you'll have just a few steps to take before you're granted official entry and be on your way to the gorgeous coastal town of Frigate Bay where if you're like most yachter, you'll agree it was absolutely worth the journey to get there. 

 

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