St Kitts - Nevis

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St Kitts - Nevis
17°14.666'N, 062°41.114'W Panoramio galery Chart icon.png
St Kitts & Nevis
Capital Basseterre
Language English
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC-4)
Calling code +1 869

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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The climate is tropical with little variation, tempered from December through February by the steady, mild north-easterly breezes called the alizés 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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Nevis - See Nevis - Charlestown
St Kitts - See St Kitts - Basseterre

Customs and 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.


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.


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.

Health and Security




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Yacht Services and Repairs

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Things to do Ashore


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References & Publications

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{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot Imray||Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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