If you merely want to get out onto the water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Take a look at the listing below to find contact information for area day sailing companies.
|Anchorage Dive and Whale Watch||(767) 448-2638||Castle Comfort - 1.4 mi. (2.3 km) South-Southeast of Roseau|
|(767) 440-2628||Dominica Marine Center - 1.4 mi. (2.3 km) South-Southeast of Roseau|
|Waitukubuli Adventure Tour Co.||(767) 440-2628||Waitukubuli Adventure Tour Co. - Downtown Roseau|
Considering the option of a yacht or boat charter? The following table indicates how to contact a local charter company.
|(767) 440-2628||18 Victoria Street - Roseau|
|Sanctuary Yacht Charters||(561) 735-4472||Prince Rupert Bay - 1.2 mi. (2.0 km) South of Portsmouth|
Dominica, the Nature Island, advertises a different kind of vacation centered around eco-tourism and adventure. True adventurers can start their journey long before they even reach the island by sailing a private or chartered yacht from Florida or elsewhere along the east coast, through the Caribbean, and to Dominica. Before you can sail to Mahaut, you'll have to check in with the and get customs approval. There are four places to meet with customs on Dominica, two of which are nearby in Roseau (the and ), though many sailors stop at the commercial dock in Portsmouth simply because it is on the way. Another option is along the east coast of the island in Anse du Mai, though that will likely be out of your way unless you are sailing from a stop at another nearby island.
As you make your way into Dominica's waters, contact the Port Authority via VHF Channel 16, and someone will direct you where to meet customs officials. You'll need two copies of a list of the ships stores, as well as two copies of the crew list and all documentation pertaining to the ownership of the vessel. If everything checks out, you'll be issued a cruising permit, which will allow you to sail around the island for up to one month. From there, you can sail to Mahaut and find a place to dock.
Planning to sail to Mahaut in your own vessel, or a boat you charter in a different location? Check out the table below to get summary information for nearby marinas.
|(888) 790-5264||Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre - 1.5 mi. (2.4 km) South-Southeast of Roseau|
|(767) 440-2628||18 Victoria Street - 1.4 mi. (2.3 km) South-Southeast of Roseau|
|(767) 448-5000||Fort Young Hotel - Downtown Roseau|
Sailing is a huge undertaking. If you have questions about sailing to the island, feel free to contact to Dominica Port Authority at 767-448-4431.
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