Sailing and Boating Near Saint George's

Amplify your getaway with sailing in St. George's

Photo Credit: © Island Windjammers
 

Sailing is a popular pastime on Grenada, and many tourists spend a great deal of time planning to sail to the island rather than fly or cruise.  There are a few things that those sailing to the island need to be aware of.

If you're just wanting to spend a few hours on the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. Wondering what it's like and what's included? Check out the table below to get information on area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
First Impressions (473) 440-3678 St. George's
Grenada Seafaris (473) 405-7800 Grenada Yacht Club Marina - St. George's
Island Windjammers (877) 772-4549 St. George's
Jambalaya (473) 417-0773 St. George's
Sea Sun Adventure (473) 419-0000 Port Louis Marina - St. George's

Boat Rentals and Charters

If you're considering chartering a boat once you arrive on the island, St. George's is a great place to be.  Some of the most reputable chartering agencies on Grenada are located right in town, allowing not only for easy access for great service.  

If you're considering the option of chartering a boat, you can contact one of these area companies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Foot Loose Yacht Charters (473) 440-6680 Lagoon Road - Downtown St. George
Horizon Yacht Charters (473) 439-1000 True Blue Bay Resort - True Blue Bay
Vista Charters (473) 439-8105 Spice Island Beach Resort - Grand Anse

Docking

As you make your way to one of four ports in St. George's, make sure to fly your yellow quarantine flag as well as the courtesy flag of Grenada starboard on the main mast.  You can contact customs via VHF Radio Channel 16 with any questions as you sail in, but know that you should keep to the left of the red buoys as you pull into the harbor.  Customs officials are on duty Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With a break from 11:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and on Fridays they remain open an extra hour until 5:00 p.m.  Weekend hours are a shorter, with officials only on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

When you arrive, you'll need to present four copies of your crew list, and a declaration of the ship's stores.  All passengers will need to show their passports and immigration cards as well.  The cost of a cruising permit varies, depending upon the length of the boat, from $18.55 to $55.56(USD).  Keeping in mind that you will also have to pay a departure tax for each person before leaving the country.

Seriously considering visiting Saint George's in your own vessel, or one you charter elsewhere? The following chart contains a list of nearby marinas.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Clarkes Court Bay Marina (473) 439-2593 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) Northeast of L' Anse aux Epines
Grenada Yacht Club Marina (473) 440-6826 Lagoon Road - St. George's
Port Louis Marina -- St. George's
Spice Island Marina (473) 439-5265 1.0 mi. (1.5 km) North-Northwest of L' Anse aux Epines
Whisper Cove Marina -- Woburn

After you've dealt with customs, you're free to continue on sailing around the island and head to a local marina or point of anchorage to dock your boat. 

 

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