The following are clearance procedures for arriving by yacht into St. Vincent & The Grenadines.
Visiting yachts arriving in the territorial waters of St. Vincent & The Grenadines must proceed directly to a designated port of entry to complete clearance formalities before stopping at any other anchorage.
With Q flag hoisted, boats should dock or anchor in the port of entry and only the captain should go ashore taking along:
Boats must also clear out at one of the official ports before departing St. Vincent & The Grenadines.
Private vessels must pay a Cruise Tax to enable unlimited stay in St. Vincent & The Grenadines waters, and charter boats must be in possession of a St. Vincent & The Grenadines Cruising License.
Yacht chartering is a great way to experience St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Whether you are new to chartering or an old hand, there are several excellent companies here that will help you come up with just the right yacht for you.
New to Chartering?
Even if you have never sailed before, chartering is an option for you.
Charter operators can discuss all these options with you in more detail. Having a at least a captain along as part of your charter makes sense if you are new to this, and it is a great way to learn the ropes!
For experienced sailors, chartering a yacht is easy with our charter companies. Simply complete a resume outlining your experience and the charter company will help you choose just the right yacht for you.
Regardless of your experience, all operators offer skipper briefings which include navigation, charts, and yacht familiarisation.
Work with your charter operator on preparation and cost to see what options meet your experience and budget and you are sure to have a great sailing vacation.