Antigua

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Antigua
17°20.639'N, 061°48.955'W Chart icon.png
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Capital Saint John's
Language English
Currency East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Calling code +1-268

Antigua is ideal for cruising, with constant trade-winds, and many harbours to explore. The sister island of Barbuda has long, shell laden beaches.

Charts

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Weather

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Passages

Communication

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Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

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Entrance

I arrived at English Harbour on the 14th of April, and, upon finding not enough room to anchor, or tie up at the yellow buoys, dropped anchor in Falmouth Harbour. I went to English Harbour to clear in, only to be told that I would have to return to my boat as every member of the crew would have to fill out and sign the immigration form. It would be best to find a space in English Harbour to clear in, as it could be a bit of a walk and dinghy ride back to your boat if you don't have the correct forms or they are not filled out correctly.

Customs and Immigration

Customs

  • Firearms and ammunition MUST be declared on arrival.
  • Penalties for illegal drugs are extremely severe.
  • Do not unload ANYTHING from the boat before the Customs inspection.
  • PETS: - An Import Permit must be obtained from the Chief Veterinary Officer. Your pets must have been microchipped and blood-tested for rabies at an approved laboratory. The blood test results must be forwarded to the Chief Veterinary Officer, PO Box 1282, St Johns, Antigua, West Indies. Ph/Fax 268 460 1759, Email. You will then be issued with an Import Permit for the pet.

Immigration

  • Citizens from the U.K., U.S., Canada only require proof of citizenship (i.e. a valid passport, etc.).
  • An advance visa is not required for nationals of Commonwealth Countries, E.U. U.S, nor for nationals of Albania, Argentina, Armenia , Azerbaijan , Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Georgia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, South Korea, Suriname, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.
  • Visa applications can be made to: Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda, Email

Immigration will issue a visa on arrival for a maximum of 6 months (for nationals of those countries that do not require an advance visa). This visa can be extended by making timely application in St Johns (rather costly at US$100).

Crew Changes

  • Crew disembarking must have an onward air ticket and must be signed off through Immigration.
  • Crew arriving by air must produce (to airport immigration on arrival) a letter signed by the yacht's skipper/owner AND a certified copy of the ship's papers of the yacht he/she is joining for onward passage.

Berthing

Ports

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  • Antigua
    • English Harbour English Harbour /wiki/English_Harbour Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
    • Falmouth Harbour Falmouth Harbour /wiki/Falmouth_Harbour Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
    • Jolly Harbour Jolly Harbour /wiki/Jolly_Harbour Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
    • St. John's St. John's /wiki/St._John%27s Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
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  • Barbuda
    • Codrington Codrington /wiki/Codrington Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |

Marinas

See above.

Anchorages

Antigua
  • Indian Creek Indian Creek /wiki/Indian_Creek Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Mamora Bay Mamora Bay /wiki/Mamora_Bay Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Nonsuch Bay Nonsuch Bay /wiki/Nonsuch_Bay Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
Barbuda
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Amenities

Also see each port above.

Facilities
Water ?
Electricity ?
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs ?
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

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Eating out

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Transportation

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Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References & Publications

Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

Rod Heikel, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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You may want to remove the above entries and use instead a link to the Country or Region that lists the relevant references. If so enter, after removing xx, the following:

See [[Country or Region#References_&_Publications|Coutry or Region]].

If you do not use the above link, please remove it.

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