Sailing and Boating Near Vieux Fort

Vieux Fort ranks high on the list of places to sail to on St. Lucia

Photo credit © Spencer Ambrose Tours

If you have plans to spend time out to sea during your Vieux Fort getaway, you have some decisions to make. One of the most important things to consider is whether you will sail yourself or hire a charter when you arrive. This town, which is a popular port, makes it easy to do both.

If you're just wanting to experience some time on the open water, without the stress and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Check out the chart that follows to find names and phone numbers for area excursion providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Benny's Boat Tours (758) 519-7416 Soufrière
Feel Good Water Taxi & Tours (758) 721-2174 Downtown Soufriere
Mystic Man Tours (758) 459-7783 Downtown Soufriere
Spencer Ambrose Tours (758) 721-8844 Downtown Vieux Fort

Boat Rentals and Charters

In Vieux Fort there are several diferent types of yacht charters to consider. Those who have the know-how to sail themselves will be able to hire a yacht and get out on the water all on their own. You can also hire an experiences local sailor to do the work for you, and some charters serve to be more like nautical tours with hooks like whale watching, or promises of taking you to the spot where you can find the biggest fish. Your best bet is to look at each company to review their offerings before making a final decision.


As an official port of entry, Vieux Fort is an easy destination to plan to sail to internationally. When you arrive to port, you can meet with customs immediately, getting all the formalities out of the way and get right to spending time sailing through local waters and exploring all the sites to be seen on land.

In town, anchorages can be found near the Fisheries Complex and at Anse de Sable Bay.

Considering the option of visiting Vieux Fort using a vessel you own, or one you charter? The following table contains a list of marinas in the area.

Name Phone Location Island
Fort Viuex Marina -- Downtown Vieux Fort Saint Lucia

St. Lucia is full of great ports of call, marinas, and sites to see from just off the coast, yet many people choose Vieux Fort over all other destinations each year. Now it is up to you to get out there and find out why.

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Vieux Fort Bay - Vieux Fort 13.7173424242 -60.9534788132
Maria Islands - 1.1 mi. (1.8 km) East of Vieux Fort 13.7236763836 -60.9331530319
Laborie Bay - Laborie 13.7506066798 -60.9967857599

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