Boating and Sailing Near Jolly Harbour

Jolly Harbour is one of the most popular sailing destinations in Antigua

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As an official port of entry with one of the most beloved marinas on the island of Antigua, Jolly Harbour is a popular destination amongst sailors who plan to make the journey through the Caribbean Sea at the start of their vacation. More popular than sailing your own vessel is taking part in a planned excursion out to sea.

If you want to spend some time on the water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Curious what's included and where you'll go? See the table below to find information on area excursion services.

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
Miramar Sailing (268) 721-3456 Jolly Harbour Marina - Jolly Harbour
Treasure Island Cruises (268) 461-8675 Downtown St. John's
Wadadli Cats (268) 462-4792 Upper Fort Road - St. John's
West Coast Tours Antigua (268) 728-5239 Golf Course Way - Jolly Harbour

If you are considering chartering a boat, you can call one of these agencies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Catch the Cat (268) 464-7113 Jolly Harbour
Dream Yacht Charter (268) 717-3870 Jolly Harbour Marina - Jolly Harbour
TradeWinds Antigua (855) 600-5821 Jolly Harbour Marina - Jolly Harbour


When you sail yourself, there are a specific set of rules you have to follow to ensure you legally enter the country. As you sail into local waters, you'll need to be sure to fly your yellow "Quarantine" flag, and have all of the required paperwork at the ready for when you meet with customs. This will include, in addition to passports for every person aboard, a crew manifest, a list of the ship's stores, the ship's registration, and your last port of call's release form. A member of customs will review all of this documentation and make the call on whether or not you are cleared to enter the country – and collect the post fees, of course.

Most people who sail to Jolly Harbour will choose to dock at the Jolly Harbour Marina and Boatyard which is located on the Leeward side of the island that is known for its calm, smooth waters. The marina features 140 slips, a work, fuel, and maintenance area, and endless luxury amenities. Of course, there are other locations to consider around the island.

Do you plan to travel to Jolly Harbour in your own vessel, or a charter from a different location? See the listing below for 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
Jolly Harbour Marina (268) 462-6042 Jolly Harbour

Home to an official port of entry, calm waters, and a luxury marina? What more could a sailor ask for? Not much, which is why Jolly Harbour remains one of the most visited destinations by those sailing their own yacht, and even looking to charter one. If you're planning a getaway to this destination and love being out on the water, you'll know you're headed to the right spot.

Nearby Anchorages
Name Location Latitude Longitude
Anchorage Five Islands Harbour - Five Islands 17.0994702026 -61.8809223175

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