If you've got the skills or the means to hire someone with the skills, you may consider beginning your getaway with a little adventure and sail to Grand Anse aboard a private yacht. If you decide this is course for you, make sure you are aware of the local process for obtaining entry to Grenada via sea.
If you simply want to enjoy some time on the water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. Check out the table below for names and phone numbers for area day sailing companies.
|Aquanauts Snorkeling||(850) 303-0330||Grand Anse|
|First Impressions||(473) 440-3678||St. George's|
|Grenada Seafaris||(473) 405-7800||Grenada Yacht Club Marina - St. George's|
|Island Windjammers||(877) 772-4549||St. George's|
|Shadowfax Banana Boat Tours||(473) 437-3737||Grand Anse|
|Sunsation Sailing Tours||(473) 444-1594||Grand Anse|
The chartering options nearest Grand Anse are experts in local sailing conditions, so they know the best vessels for Grenada's waters and have them on hand. You'll typically find charters easiest to comeby by heading to St. George's.
Considering chartering a boat or yacht? See this table if you want to contact a charter operator serving this area.
|(473) 440-6680||Lagoon Road - Downtown St. George|
|(473) 439-1000||True Blue Bay - Bamboo|
There are several official ports of entry in St. George's Parish, which are going to be the best option for those with plans to stay in Grand Anse. You'll fly your yellow quarantine flag and the courtesy flag of Grenada as you sail into the island, and make sure to stay on the left side of the red buoys which will guide you as you sail into the harbor. Customs officials are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With a break from 11:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and on Fridays they remain open an extra hour until 5:00 p.m. Weekend hours are a shorter, with officials only on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and you can contact them from your boat via VHF radio channel 16.
When you dock and meet with a customs official, you'll be responsible for presenting four copies of your crew list as well as a declaration of the ship's stores. Additionally, everyone on board will need to show their passport and immigration paperwork. Then, you will need to purchase a cruising permit, the cost of which is between $18.55 and $55.56(USD).
Planning to visit Grand Anse using your own boat, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? The following chart contains a list of potential docking spots.
|(473) 444-4449||Lance Aux Epines - 0.8 mi. (1.2 km) North-Northeast of L' Anse aux Epines|
|(473) 439-5265||1.0 mi. (1.5 km) North-Northwest of L' Anse aux Epines|
From there, you can choose a marina or anchorage where you'll dock your boat for your stay in Grand Anse at one of the locations nearby.
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