A large number of charter boats in particular book space at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour. A number of big parties are held there so it is a good location if you want to be in the heart of the social activity. Information about Nelson’s Dockyard Marina can be found here: http://nationalparksantigua.com/yachting or by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jolene.email@example.com.
There are three marinas located in Falmouth Harbour that are also possibilities. Two are within walking distance of Antigua Yacht Club but the third is a short dinghy or car ride away.
A lot of action will take place in the immediate vicinity of Antigua Yacht Club Marina which is adjacent to Antigua Yacht Club. Antigua Yacht Club is the administrative centre of Antigua Sailing Week. The Committee Desk and Protest Desk are located there as are all of the official notice boards and results boards. In addition, the daily prize givings are held at AYC after racing each afternoon. More information about Antigua Yacht Club Marina is available here: https://aycmarinaresort.com/marina/. The Marina can also be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also very close by is Falmouth Harbour Marina: http://www.antigua-marina.com/ and there is a booking link on that page.
The third marina in Falmouth is a little further away and is known as the Catamaran Marina: http://www.catamaranmarina.com/marina.html. Contact information can be found here: http://www.catamaranmarina.com/contact.html. This is a nice, friendly marina with a very quaint atmosphere but it is a dinghy or car ride away from Antigua Yacht Club. If you want peace and quiet, though, this would be a good choice.
Rates at all of these marinas are similar but please contact the marinas directly for current rates. Detailed information is available on the individual websites or you may contact the marinas directly for more specific information. You are probably already familiar with our website: www.sailingweek.com. For more information about Antigua itself, I highly recommend www.antiguanice.com, which will provide you with information on everything you might want to know about Antigua.
We wish you a warm welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! It is the objective of the Antiguan Government and the Departments of Customs and Immigration to make procedures for entry by sea as quick and simple as possible. The main ports of entry include English Harbour, Jolly Harbour, Deepwater Harbour and Heritage Quay. Yachts wishing to visit Barbuda must clear in at one of the official ports of entry in Antigua prior to proceeding to Barbuda. As part of the clearance process, a Cruising Permit for Antiguan and Barbudan waters will be issued which is valid for a period of one month. If you plan to remain for longer than one month, it will be necessary to renew the Permit when it expires.
eSeaClear, the Caribbean pre-arrival notification system is available and fully functional in Antigua. eSeaClear is an advanced online web service that makes it faster and easier to clear into Antigua. Vessel operators can store and submit declaration information electronically, eliminating the need to fill in forms manually upon arrival at each port. eSeaClear is currently available in three ports in Antigua – English Harbour, Jolly Harbour and Deepwater Harbour. All Customs, Immigration and Port Authority officials have been fully trained and are able to facilitate entry into Antigua using the eSeaClear system. For more information and to complete clearance forms online, go to: www.eseaclear.com.
Upon arrival in Antigua, however, it is still necessary for the Captain of the boat to proceed to Customs and Immigration as soon as possible while all passengers and crew remain on board the vessel until clearance procedures have been completed. When arriving after hours, the Captain must also remain on board until the port offices open and he/she has been able to clear in. If you plan to spend any time in the English and Falmouth Harbour areas, please be aware that your vessel will be subject to National Parks fees in additional to regular cruising fees. When proceeding to Customs and Immigration, be sure to take ship’s papers, passports and other documents relevant to everyone on board.
If you will have passengers or crew arriving by air without an outbound airline ticket, they will be required to produce a letter signed by the yacht’s Captain or agent explaining that they are joining the vessel and it will be necessary to have them signed onto the ship’s papers at the port closest to the vessel’s location. For passengers or crew leaving a yacht in Antigua, they will have to be signed off the vessel by an Immigration official upon presentation of an airline ticket for outbound travel. If they are transferring to another yacht, both Captains will have to present ships’ papers to enable the transfer.
Thanks for visiting Antigua and Barbuda. We hope Antigua Sailing Week meets all of your expectations and you will enjoy the exceptional variety of experiences that local yachting has to offer!!
All goods and services for genuine yachts in transit will be free of all taxes and duties including fuel and provisioning to be used by charter guests. Support containers are considered a temporary import and will be free of all duties and taxes subject to the contents being re-exported and any spares consumed being shown to have been used in the maintenance of the yacht. In instances where major items cannot be accounted for, the applicable duties and taxes will become due and payable. Once imported, crews will have free access to the containers.
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