Boating and Sailing Near Port of Spain

Port of Spain is a great sailing destination because it is home to a major port and several places for pleasure sailors to dock.  Plus, the clearance process is fairly simple.  Even those who don't want to make the long journey to Trinidad will be able to sail when they arrive.  

If you merely want to enjoy some time on the water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Curious about this option? See the table that follows for information on area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location Island
Trinidad Charters (868) 771-2461 Coral Cove Marina - Chaguaramas Trinidad

Boat Rentals and Charters

Chartering is big in Port of Spain because Trinidad is so far away in its location at the end of the chain of Caribbean islands.  Few sailors end up deciding to make the journey all the way out this way when there are so many other stops they can make along the way within the region.  But many trained sailors do end up vacationing here and simply cannot resist the lure of the sea.  Fortunately, there are several different charter companies in and around Port of Spain that allow them to get their fix.

Evaluating the option of renting a charter boat? Check out this table to help you call area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Calypso Marine Services (868) 634-4551 Western Main Rd Chag - Chaguaramas
Oceanfreight Trinidad Ltd (868) 625-3835 Woodbrook
Pier 1 (868) 634-4472 Pier 1 Marina - 5.2 mi. (8.4 km) West-Northwest of Port of Spain


Your first stop upon sailing into local waters will be in Chaguaramas, which is the official port of entry.  There you'll tie up and visit the Immigrations and Customs offices on land.  You'll need to present a clearance-out certificate from your last port of call, passports of everyone aboard, and a list of the ship's stores.  If everything checks out, you'll be allowed to head over to Port of Spain where you'll find the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club as well as Tardieu Marine Ltd.

Is your plan to travel to Port of Spain in your own vessel, or one you charter? This chart provides a quick summary of nearby marinas.

Name Phone Location Island
Coral Cove Marina (868) 634-2040 Western Main Road - Chaguaramas Trinidad
Crews Inn Marina (868) 634-4384 Crews Inn - Chaguaramas Trinidad
Pier 1 Marina (868) 634-4472 Dale Ramsumair -
Tardieu Marine Ltd (868) 634-4534 110 Western Main Road - Port of Spain Trinidad
Trinidad & Tobago Yacht Club (868) 633-7420 Bayshore Point - Port of Spain Trinidad

The choice is yours when it comes to Port of Spain and sailing.  Some are up for the adventure of sailing all the way to the island, while others prefer to charter a boat when they arrive.  Either way, the calm waters and picturesque view make sailing a pastime that is not to be missed. 


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