As an official port of entry and with perhaps the most docking opportunities of anywhere else on the island, it is easy to see why so many sailors choose to stay in the capital city.
If you merely want to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and complications associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering about this option? See the chart below to get contact phone numbers for area excursion services.
|Adventure Antigua Day Sails||(268) 726-6355||Freeman's Village|
|(268) 784-1406||Freeman's Village|
|Miramar Sailing||(268) 721-3456||Jolly Harbour Marina & Boatyard - Jolly Harbour|
|Treasure Island Cruises||(268) 461-8675||Redcliffe Quay|
If you're contemplating a charter boat, you can reserve one from these companies:
|Catch the Cat||(268) 464-7113||Jolly Harbour|
|(268) 562-4646||Freeman's Village|
|Jabberwocky Yacht Charters||(268) 764-0595||Woods Center - Redcliffe Quay|
|Virgin Island Sailing||(268) 813-1230||Freeman's Village|
Whichever port you choose to enter at, make sure your yellow “Quarantine” flag is flying high as soon as your hit Antiguan waters, and double check to see that you have all of the necessary paperwork on hand for when you meet with customs. They will ask to see your crew manifest, a list of your stores, the ship's registration, and the release forms from your last port of call. Then, when you've been cleared, you'll need to pay your post fees before you can move on to the marina you'd like to dock at.
|Up to 20 feet||$2 (USD)|
|More than 20 to 40 feet||$4 (USD)|
|More than 40 to 80 feet||$6 (USD)|
|More than 80 to 100 feet||$8 (USD)|
|More than 100 to 120 feet||$10 (USD)|
|More than 120 to 150 feet||$12 (USD)|
There are a few places you can choose to dock in St. Johns including, and the . The ever popular is also nearby.
Planning to visit St. Johns in your own vessel, or a boat you charter elsewhere? This next chart contains a list of marinas in the area.
|(268) 462-6042||Jolly Harbour|
|(268) 562-0185||4.7 mi. (7.6 km) East-Northeast of St. John's|
Thanks to the plentiful docking opportunities and the fact that St. Johns is an official port of entry makes it one of the easiest destinations on the island to visit by sailing yourself. If you're only looking for a few hours at sea, that is a possibility as well when you hire a charter for a day or choose to participate in a sea tour.
|Deepwater Harbour - St. John's||17.1189468791||-61.8465793133|
|Five Islands Harbour - Five Islands||17.0994702026||-61.8809223175|
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