Boating and Sailing Near Nevis

When you sail to Nevis you get access to two islands at once

Thanks to the known calm waters and full service facilities at Charlestown Harbor, sailing to Nevis is often a favored transportation option by those who have their own private yachts or the means to rent one.  Many people without the knowledge of sailing a boat even hire a captain a crew to get them there.

If you just want to experience some time on the open water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you can join an excursion. See the table that follows to obtain contact information for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location Island
Nevis Yacht Private Charters (869) 664-9171 4.8 mi. (7.7 km) North of Charlestown Nevis


If you plan to sail to Nevis, you'll still have to clear immigration and customs just as you would if you flew, but now your boat may come under inspection and you will have to present a list of the ship's stores and a passport for every member aboard before you'll be cleared.  Once this has happened, you'll be required to pay a $7.50(USD) customs fee.  

If you have plans to travel between Nevis and St. Kitts, make sure to request a Boat Pass which will prevent you form having to go through customs again in Basseterre.  Once this process is complete, you're free to dock at the harbor where there are 20 slips with a draught max of 10.9 meters and a length max of 20 meters.  On sight you'll find a bar and two restaurants, potable drinking water, WiFi Internet, a gas station, a crane, waste collection, laundry facilities, and a market. 

Seriously considering sailing to Nevis in your own vessel, or a charter from a different location? This next chart lists places where you might be able to dock.

Name Phone Location Island
Charlestown Harbour -- Charlestown Nevis
Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Pinney's Beach - Saint Thomas Lowland Parish 17.1536366479 -62.6295804977
4.8 mi. (7.7 km) North of Charlestown 17.2009875323 -62.6119315624
Charlestown Harbour - Charlestown 17.1362286341 -62.6327562332
Turtle Beach - 5.6 mi. (9.0 km) Southeast of Frigate Bay 17.2341761302 -62.6274776459

The quiet nature of the island and great sailing conditions make Nevis an idyllic destination for those who enjoy international trips aboard a private yacht.  Add in the option to sail over to nearby St. Kitts without having to clear in a second time, and you may find this is the perfect destination for your next high seas adventure.  


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