Sailing and Boating Near Saint Georges Parish

Bermuda is quite popular amongst sailors thanks to its location in the Atlantic Ocean so near the east coast of the United States. Many sailors flock to the island each year to participate in or watch one of the numerous annual sailing events, or just for a leisurely sea-based vacation. If you're one that is inclined towards adventure, you can sail your own private yacht, or hire a charter to take you to the island.

If you just want to experience some time on the open water, without the stress and cost associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. See the table below to get information on area boating excursions.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Coral Sea Cruises/Charters (441) 295-5112 St. George's Island
Ocean Breeze (441) 334-9846 Water Street - St. George's Parish
Safari Cruises (441) 735-2925 14 Convict Bay Lane - St. George's Island
Sand Dollar Cruises & Snorkelling (441) 334-8218 7 Narrows Lane - St. George's Island

If you are considering the option of a boat charter, you can call one of these firms:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Bermuda Barefoot Cruises Ltd. (441) 236-3498 Devonshire Parish
Bermuda Wind Sail Charters Ltd. (441) 734-8547 Paget Parish
K.S. Watersports (441) 238-4155 K.S. Watersports - St. George
Rance's Boat Yard (441) 292-1843 46 Crow Lane - Paget Parish

Docking

The only port of entry on the island is located in Saint Georges Parish, which is great for vacationers who have planned to spend most of their time in this town. As you're sailing in, you'll take the Town Cut Chanel to St. George's Harbour, being careful to steer around the coral reef. Contact the Rescue Coordination Center (ROC) on VHF Channel 16, so they know you're on your away. If you arrive between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, you'll present two copies of your crew list, two copies of all consumable stores, and $15(USD) for your entrance fee before you'll be permitted entry.

If you arrive outside of business hours, you'll be directed to anchor in Powder Hole while you await them to open. Your cruising permit will allow you six months of sailing time around Bermuda, and there are plenty of places to sail to around the island, starting right in Saint Georges Parish.

Evaluating the option of visiting Saint Georges Parish using your own boat, or a boat you charter in a different location? This next chart contains a list of places where you might be able to dock.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
East End Mini Yacht Club (441) 297-0558 Convict Bay - St. George's Island
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (441) 295-2214 Downtown Hamilton
Royal Naval Dockyard Marina (441) 234-1709 Ireland Island North
St. George's Boatyard (441) 297-0877 19 Wellington Slip Road - St. George's Island
Nearby Anchorages
Name Location Latitude Longitude
Anchorage Coney Island Park - Castle Harbour 32.3563558516 -64.7152018547
 

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