South Caicos is a great stop on your Caribbean yachting adventure. Not only is the island a natural wonder, but it is also home to one of the official ports of entry. This means you won't have to stop at Providenciales or Grand Turk before making your way to the island.
In addition to sailing yourself to South Caicos, you can also learn a lot about the area by hiring a charter company to take you around for a day sail. There are several locals who specialize in this type of activity and are happy to take visitors on a sailing adventure that lasts just a few hours.
Sailing into local waters, get on your radio and call to VHF Channel 16 to get in touch with customs officials who can direct you to the entry point, and will meet you when you dock. There, you will show them all of your paperwork, which will include documents from your last port of call, a list of the ship's stores, and a list of the crew and passengers. After reviewing all of it, the customs official will decide whether or not to issue you a permit. Make sure to ask for a cruising permit if you plan to visit other islands in the chain. Your permit will be good for one week, so if you wish to stay longer you'll need to make a stop at immigration to ask for an extension.
Is your plan to reach South Caicos using your own vessel, or a boat you charter elsewhere? Take a look at the table below for information concerning marinas in the area.
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After you'll cleared customs, you are free to sail around South Caicos and find the perfect place to dock your boat.
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