Boating and Sailing Near Holetown

Photo credit: © Good Times Cruises
 

If you decide to sail to Barbados, either on your own or with the assistance of a more knowledgeable crew, you will have your choice of two ports of entry, and Holetown is located almost directly in the middle of the two. Both are set on the west coast, either to the north of Holetown in Speightstown, or the south in Bridgetown.

If you are just wanting to get out onto the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Curious what it's like and what's included? See the chart below to get contact phone numbers for area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Elegance Catamaran Cruises (246) 830-4218 Port St. Charles - The vicinity of Speightstown
Good Times Catamaran Cruises (246) 422-1900 First Avenue - Holetown
Sail Calabaza (246) 826-4048 Bridgetown Cruise Terminal - 0.7 mi. (1.2 km) North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Silver Moon (246) 435-5285 31E Mario Drive, Rowans Park North - 0.7 mi. (1.1 km) North-Northwest of Bridgetown

Starting to research chartering a boat or yacht? The following table indicates how to get a hold of a local charter company.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location Island
Seaduced Luxury Charters (246) 432-8387 Shallow Draught - 0.7 mi. (1.2 km) South of Holetown Barbados

Docking

The port of call in Speightstown, Port St. Charles is new and has the added benefit of not being a commercial port, so you're likely to have an easier time getting through customs in Speightstown, however, Bridgetown is the islands capital, and there are plenty of attractions to see on the way up to Holetown if that is something that is important to you.

Regardless of which port you choose, it will cost you BDS$25 to gain clearance, BDS$8.33 in anchorage fees, and then another BDS$25 when it comes time to leave the island. Also, keep in mind that you should never anchor off of coral reef. If you are caught doing so, you could be charged up to $25 thousand.

Is your plan to visit Holetown in your own vessel, or a boat you charter elsewhere? The following chart lists potential docking spots.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Barbados Yacht Club (246) 427-1125 Bay Street - 1.3 mi. (2.2 km) Southeast of Bridgetown
Careenage Marina -- Bridgetown Harbour - 0.7 mi. (1.2 km) Northwest of Bridgetown
Port St. Charles (246) 419-1000 ext. 2250 Port Saint Charels - Speightstown
 

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