Anchorage For Customs Clearance Exit 

2.3 (3 ratings)
  • 17° 7' 7" N, 61° 51' 0" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

  • Mud

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Unavailable
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Available

User reviews (3 ratings)

  • SV Ramsalt
    SV Ramsalt ~ 19/04/2021
    Ramsalt | Sailboat ~ 11.25 m

    To visit St. John it's a great anchorage. A bit smelly and I wouldn't go for a swim, but we stayed for the day, and very good for that. Superb holding in clay mud. We really enjoyed St. John as a city, had some good food, shopping and great conversation. Worth a stop IMHO. Anchor in 4-8meters of water, and position yourself inside the buoys marking the channel. It's quite deep all the way to shore. Be aware that some of the buoys are not in their map position as you sail the channel into St. John, trust your plotter, not the buoys. While there were some more questions than when we cleared in, in English harbor, it was easy enough to clear out. The office is just next to the dinghy dock in the corner.

    To visit St. John it's a great anchorage. A bit smelly and I wouldn't go for a swim, but we stayed for the day, and very good for that. Superb holding in clay mud. We really enjoyed St. John as a city, had some good food, shopping and great conversation. Worth a stop IMHO. Anchor in 4-8meters of water, and position yourself inside the buoys marking the channel. It's quite deep all the way to shore. Be aware that some of the buoys are not in their map position as you sail the channel into St. John, trust your plotter, not the buoys. While there were some more questions than when we cleared in, in English harbor, it was easy enough to clear out. The office is just next to the dinghy dock in the corner.

  • Pascale
    Pascale ~ 13/04/2021
    Makatea | Sailboat ~ 13.8 m

    For formalities and shopping, there is a large supermarket not too far away.

    Pour les formalités et faire ses courses , grand super marché pas trop loin.

  • Vincent
    Vincent ~ 20/03/2021
    Our Peace | Sailboat ~ 14 m

    During 2021 Covid this is one of the only exit harbours from Antigua. I believe you can also exit from Barbuda and English Harbour. To exit here im told they want you to anchor in this harbour, there are other spots but this was closest.. the office is near the eastern most Cruise ship pier. There is a small white building near a dinghy dock that is the customs office also port authority and immigration. The Anchorage is incredibly dirty and smelly but for a one hour visit it was very convenient. Easy to paddleboard or go short from here.

    During 2021 Covid this is one of the only exit harbours from Antigua. I believe you can also exit from Barbuda and English Harbour. To exit here im told they want you to anchor in this harbour, there are other spots but this was closest.. the office is near the eastern most Cruise ship pier. There is a small white building near a dinghy dock that is the customs office also port authority and immigration. The Anchorage is incredibly dirty and smelly but for a one hour visit it was very convenient. Easy to paddleboard or go short from here.