Bridgetown-Customs dock 

2.1 (2 ratings)
  • 13° 6' 5" N, 59° 37' 45" W / See on the map

About Bridgetown-Customs dock

  • Berths
  • Length
  • Draft
  • 12
    VHF channel
  • Phone

Services and equipments

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Fuel
  • WIFI

User reviews (2 ratings)

Hospitality
| 3.5/5
Cleanliness
| 2.5/5
Services
| 1.5/5
Proximity of shops
| 2/5
Tourism
| 1/5
  • Floris ~ 02/01/2021
    Capricious | Sailboat ~ 10 m

    Clearly not intended for small ships, this is the mandatory place to check in and wait for your covid test results right now in Bridgetown. The protection from swell is almost absent here - be prepared for snapping mooring lines and popping fenders. Ours didn’t suffer too bad but we saw several other boats with problems. Also the key is very high so very difficult to climb out of the boat (especially with swell); might be impossible for people with limited mobility. On the upside: it is free to stay here awaiting the test results, they don’t charge you anything. Customs will come to you and sort everything out right on your doorstep so no need to go looking for the right people / procedures. All the people are super friendly, patient and helpful. There is free wi-fi (CED GOB-something), sometimes slow, sometimes fast; whatsapp sometimes hardly works while downloading Netflix episodes went fine... strange but ok it’s free. The reception seems better near the shops in the cruise terminal but worked on board for us as well. There is free fresh water as well, in the form of a small inconspicuous tap next to the main building. It might be difficult using a hose to fill up the tanks (long distance, strange adapter fitted to the tap so you’d need a universal piece); we used bottles and jerrycans and walked back and forth to fill ours up. Not ideal but better than nothing. All in all we were very happy when we were allowed to leave (after 48 hours) but suppose it could’ve been much worse

    Clearly not intended for small ships, this is the mandatory place to check in and wait for your covid test results right now in Bridgetown. The protection from swell is almost absent here - be prepared for snapping mooring lines and popping fenders. Ours didn’t suffer too bad but we saw several other boats with problems. Also the key is very high so very difficult to climb out of the boat (especially with swell); might be impossible for people with limited mobility. On the upside: it is free to stay here awaiting the test results, they don’t charge you anything. Customs will come to you and sort everything out right on your doorstep so no need to go looking for the right people / procedures. All the people are super friendly, patient and helpful. There is free wi-fi (CED GOB-something), sometimes slow, sometimes fast; whatsapp sometimes hardly works while downloading Netflix episodes went fine... strange but ok it’s free. The reception seems better near the shops in the cruise terminal but worked on board for us as well. There is free fresh water as well, in the form of a small inconspicuous tap next to the main building. It might be difficult using a hose to fill up the tanks (long distance, strange adapter fitted to the tap so you’d need a universal piece); we used bottles and jerrycans and walked back and forth to fill ours up. Not ideal but better than nothing. All in all we were very happy when we were allowed to leave (after 48 hours) but suppose it could’ve been much worse

  • Alain ~ 25/12/2020
    AN AVEL | Sailboat ~ 12.89 m

    Passage through Bridgetown to pass customs clearance and the mandatory COVID test which costs US $ 150 per person. Kenneth Georges Chief Medical Officer Ministry of Healph and wellness in St Lucia had nevertheless certified us that with a negative COVID test of less than 72 hours from the Canaries and a crossing of 3 weeks, we would not be asked for a COVID test at the Barbados. It was not and we had to pass a test again ... The mooring at the Customs dock is not suitable for passing boaters but for liners, height of the quay, significant choppy water, no electricity, no water, very uncomfortable mooring: we broke 3 moorings in 2 days! Impossibility of evacuating his trash except paying $ 500 for a container. We spent 3 days waiting for the COVID test. The medical and customs staff are cordial and friendly, but the procedures are finicky and no information is given regarding life there. Andrew a port staff accompanied me to town to get the $ 600 Barbados needed to pay for the COVID test for my wife and I (US $ 1 = $ 2 BARBADOS - no need for a negative test for that, I have I was able to do some shopping at the supermarket and go to the cash machine!) We did find a drinking water tap near a small kiosk to the right of the terminal administration buildings. For correct WiFi, you have to enter the terminal then go left, then right twice and sit under the signposts of the terminal's WiFi terminal. Good luck to the boaters who go to Barbados and who do their entry formalities in Bridgetown because nothing is planned for their comfort !!!

    Passage obligé à Bridgetown pour passer la customs clearance et le test COVID obligatoire qui coute 150 $US par personne. Kenneth Georges Chief Medical Officer Ministry of Healph and wellness à Ste Lucie nous avait pourtant certifié qu'avec un test COVID négatif de moins de 72h au départ des Canaries et une traversée de 3 semaines, il ne nous serait pas demandé de test COVID à la Barbade. Il n'en a rien été et nous avons du repasser un test ... L'amarrage au Customs dock n'est pas adapté au plaisanciers de passage mais aux paquebots, hauteur du quai, clapot important, pas d'electricité, pas d'eau, amarrage très inconfortable : nous avons cassé 3 amarres en 2 jours ! Impossibilité d'évacuer ses poubelles sauf à payer 500$ pour un conteneur. Nous avons passé 3 jours à attendre le test COVID. Le personnel médical et de la douane est cordial et sympathique, mais les procédure sont tatillones et aucune information n'est communiquée concernant la vie sur place. Andrew un personnel du port m'a accompagné en ville pour obtenir les 600 $ Barbados nécessaire au paiement du test COVID pour mon épouse et moi (1$US=2$BARBADOS - pour cela nul besoin d'un test négatif, j'ai pu faire quelques courses au supermarché et passer au distributeur de billets !) Nous avons quand même découvert un robinet d'eau potable à proximité d'un petit kiosque sur la droite des batiment administratifs du terminal. Pour un WiFi correct, il faut entrer dans le terminal puis partir à gauche, puis à droite 2 fois et s'instaleer sous les panneaux indicateurs de la borne WiFi du terminal. Bon courages au plaisanciers qui se rendent à la Barbade et qui effectuent leur formalités d'entrée à Bridgetown car rien n'est prévu pour leur confort !!!