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ST KITTS & NEVIS CRUISING GUIDE

St Kitts & Nevis
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St Kitts & Nevis
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Capital: Basseterre
Language: English
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
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St. Kitts and Nevis is a nice day's sail from St. Maarten. Depending on wind direction, departing from Phillipsurg may help you avoid a beat. Or sail over from St. Barts, no problem.

One may clear in in Basseterre, St. Kitts, or Charlestown, Nevis. The harbour at Basseterre is a bit "industrial" and customs & immigration is at the deepwater port. Perhaps the best choice is to clear in on Nevis, and pick up a mooring off Pinney's Beach with it's several laid-back beach bar/restaurants. Cruisers tend to congregate at the Double Deuce restaurant, which is at the extreme southern end of Pinney's Beach.

Then, if you like, it's only a short hop to the scenic anchorages on the south east peninsula of St. Kitts--White House Bay, Ballast Bay, Majors Bay, and Banana Bay. Or, take the ferry over to St. Kitts for a taxi tour of the island.

The background and history of St Kitts & Nevis is best observed on Wikipedia

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Charts

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Radio Nets

Also see Cruiser's Nets

Submit details of local radio Nets.

Climate & Weather

The climate is tropical with little variation, tempered from December through February by the steady, mild north-easterly breezes called the aliz├ęs or trade winds, followed by a slightly hotter and somewhat rainier season from May to November. The Islands lie in the track of tropical hurricanes, developing between August and October. This period has the heaviest rainfall of the year.

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Check-in facilities

Nevis - See Nevis - Charlestown
St Kitts - See St Kitts - Basseterre

Customs and Immigration

Immigration
Most countries require a visa to enter St Kitts & Nevis - see current list. Visas are not required for nationals of most West European countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Customs
Firearms and ammunition MUST be declared on arrival and these will be bonded by Customs.
An Import permit must be obtained in advance from the Veterinary Services for any pets.
A list of all anchorages that you intend to visit during your stay must be submitted to Customs.

Restrictions
The use of jetskis is not allowed.
Private scuba diving is not allowed.
Do not collect or purchase "Black" or any kind of corals.
Nevis only: Do not anchor - use the mooring buoys laid down. See Nevis-Charlestown for details.

Ports & Popular Stops

Marinas

See each Island.

Anchorages

See each Island.

Health and Security

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Tourism & things to do ashore

List places of interest, tours, eateries, etc.

Marine stores

  • The Boat Store at Caribbean Canvas on Prince William Street in Charlestown has a limited inventory of boat related items.
  • Hardware stores are TDC, Hosford's and Island Tyres.

Offshore Islands

List Islands

References & Publications

Publications, Guides, etc.

Cruiser's Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forum Discussions

List links to discussion threads on CF and CL Forums

External Links

Links to relevant websites.

Personal Notes

Personal experiences?


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