Boating and Sailing 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 spend some time on the water, without the complications and cost of sailing on your own you can join an excursion. Take a look at the chart below to obtain information on area excursion services.

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

Seriously considering a boat or yacht charter? View the following table to find out how to call area charter companies.

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
Wave Dancer (767) 245-2017 Picard - 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) South-Southwest of Portsmouth

Docking

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.

Thinking about sailing to Roseau using your own vessel, or one you charter elsewhere? Check out the chart that follows for information concerning area marinas.

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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