Located on Grande Terre, just a few miles from Gosier, is the major port town of Pointe a Pitre. This destination serves as one of the official ports of entry where pleasure sailors from afar can enter the country before sailing on to a marina closer to this popular resort town.
If you just want to get out onto the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Curious about taking a boat ride? Take a look at the table that follows to obtain contact phone numbers for area excursion services.
|Azimut Croisiere||(069) 041-8808||Baie-Mahault|
|King Papyrus||(059) 090-7171||Marina Pointe-a-Pitre - Bas-du-Fort|
If you are contemplating a charter boat, you can contact one of the following firms:
|(059) 091-9313||Marina Bas-du-Fort - Bas-du-Fort|
|(069) 059-0365||Port de Peche de St. Felix - 5.4 mi. (8.7 km) Southeast of Pointe A Pitre|
As you sail into Pointe a Pitre, you'll fly your yellow Quarantine flag to let customs and immigrations officials know that you have no yet been cleared. When you dock, the captain will meet with customs and immigrations officials while everyone else remains on board. Necessary documentation includes a crew list and passports for every passenger, clearance papers from your last port of call, a list of items to be declared, and the original boat registration. As you sail in, you can contact the Central Office of Maritime Security in the Antiles via VHF Channel 16.
When clearance has been granted, you can sail to a marina near Gosier, such as those listed below.
Is your plan to sail to Gosier in your own vessel, or a boat you charter in a different location? The following table contains a list of marinas in the area.
|Pointe A Pitre|
|Le Mole Portuaire - Bas-du-Fort|
|5.4 mi. (8.7 km) Southeast of Pointe A Pitre|
The style of Gosier makes it just the type of town that yachters find to be welcoming, with its resort feel and French appeal. Add in the gorgeous sailing conditions, and it is easy to see why this is such a popular sailing destination.
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