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're simply wanting 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. Curious about this option? Take a look at the chart below to find information on area day sailing companies.
|(268) 464-7576||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|
Thinking about chartering a boat or yacht? Take a look at the following table to call regional charter operators.
|(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|
|(268) 728-2533||Falmouth Harbour|
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.
Thinking about sailing to St. Johns using your own boat, or a charter from a different location? This chart contains a list of potential docking spots.
|(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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