Sailing and Boating Near Roseau

Think outside the box and plan a sailing trip to Roseau

With its scenic plateus and jutting mountain range, Roseau is definitely a destination you'll want to see once in your lifetime. Few people consider sailing here, but perhaps in years to come that will begin to change. If you're up for the challenge, and want to plan an adventure of epic proportions when it wasn't necessarily "cool" to do so, now is the time.

If you want to enjoy some time on the water, without the cost and responsibility involved with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Curious what it's like and what's included? Check out the chart below to find contact phone numbers for area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Anchorage Dive and Whale Watch (767) 448-2638 Castle Comfort - 1.4 mi. (2.3 km) South-Southeast of Roseau
Dominica Marine Center (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
Waitukubuli Eco Tours (767) 275-7001 Roseau

If you're thinking about renting a boat, you can reserve one from these area agencies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Dominican Marine Center (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


Though it isn't one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean for sailing, those with a sense of adventure might choose to travel to Dominica aboard a privately chartered yacht. If this is your preferred method of arrival, you'll be able to sail directly into Roseau via the ferry terminal or at Woodbridge Bay to gain clearance to the island. Radio into to VHF Channel 16 to let customs known you are on the way, and be prepared to present them with a list of the ship's stores, documentation from your last port of call, and a list of all the passengers. After you've done this, you'll be issued a permit that will allow you to sail around the island.

There are several docking options nearby. The Fort Young Dock and Dominica Marine Center in Roseau, as well as a couple of anchorages make sailing feasible.

Considering sailing to Roseau using your own boat, or a boat you charter in a different location? See the listing that follows for summary information for marinas in the area.

Marinas and Anchorages
Name Phone Location
Anchorage Hotel Marina (888) 790-5264 Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre - 1.5 mi. (2.4 km) South-Southeast of Roseau
Dominica Marine Center (767) 440-2628 18 Victoria Street - 1.4 mi. (2.3 km) South-Southeast of Roseau
Fort Young Dock (767) 448-5000 Fort Young Hotel - Downtown Roseau

You can also contact the Dominica Air & Sea Port Authority at 767-448-4431.

Go agrainst the grain by choosing to plan your next high seas adventure to Roseau. You'll find that this destination is not one of the most popular amongst pleasure sailors, nor is it even the easiest to plan a trip to, but the pay-off is definitely work any extra effort it takes to get here.

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Woodbridge Bay - Roseau 15.3156016906 -61.3898205757
Coast of Castle Comfort - Wall House 15.2844563525 -61.3754653957

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