Grenada

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Grenada
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Grenada
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Capital St George's
Language English
Currency East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC−4)
Calling code +1-473

Grenada is a group of three larger islands (Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique) and several tiny islands in the Caribbean, or West Indies. It lies just northeast of Trinidad and Tobago, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is famous for spices and is known as the Spice Isle, being a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa.

Grenada is a popular turning point for cruisers to either return back up the Caribbean chain or to turn westward towards Panama.

Charts

Imray
B32 - Carriacou to Grenada
British Admiralty Nautical Charts
797 - Grenada

Weather

The Grenadan climate is tropical, tempered by northeast trade winds. The land is volcanic in origin with mountains in the interior. The lowest point is at sea level, and the highest is 840 m (2,756 ft) on Mount Saint Catherine.

The abundance of water is primarily caused by the tropical, wet climate. Yearly precipitation, largely generated by the warm and moisture-laden northeasterly trade winds, varies from more than 3,500 millimeters (137.8 in) on the windward mountainsides to less than 1,500 millimeters (59.1 in) in the lowlands. The greatest monthly totals are recorded throughout Grenada from June through November, the months when tropical storms and hurricanes are most likely to occur. Rainfall is less pronounced from December through May, when the equatorial low-pressure system moves south. Similarly, the highest humidities, usually close to 80 percent, are recorded during the rainy months, and values from 68 to 78 percent are registered during the drier period. Temperatures averaging 29 °C (84.2 °F) are constant throughout the year, however, with slightly higher readings in the lowlands. Nevertheless, diurnal ranges within a 24-hour period are appreciable: between 26 and 32 °C (78.8 and 89.6 °F) during the day and between 19 and 24 °C (66.2 and 75.2 °F) at night.

Sources for Weather forecasts:

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

Communication

The Grenada Cruiser's VHF net is hosted from Monday through Saturday at 7:30 in the morning.

It uses a powerful repeater and can be heard from Trinidad to Carriacou. It uses channel 66 international. Cruisers can also use it to hail other cruisers over long distances.

This is an active net and is linked to the Grenada Cruisers Facbook page

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Any navigation notes here. If this section does not apply remove it.

Entrance

The Q flag should be flown on arrival and the following documents must be prepared for clearing in:

  • Ship's registration papers
  • Clearance document from your last port.
  • Passports
  • Health declaration
  • 4 crew lists
  • A list of ship's stores

When clearing in, obtain a cruising permit from Customs if you intend sailing around Grenada. The cruising permit is valid for one year and becomes invalid if you leave Grenada. Upon return, you must obtain a new cruising permit. Clearance must be obtained for both sailing around the coast and departure from Grenada.

Customs and Immigration

Customs

  • Firearms and ammunitions MUST be declared on arrival. These will either be sealed on board in a suitable locker or held in custody until your departure.
  • All prescription medication must be declared on arrival.
  • "Yacht in Transit" applies to the import of parts, etc., (form C14 from Customs).
  • PETS: The Chief Veterinarian Officer must be notified in advance of your arrival. A Health Certificate issued by a Veterinarian within two weeks of travel must be produced, together with and Import Permit before animals can be landed. Cats to be vaccinated against rabies, feline-rhinotracheitis, feline infectious-peritonitis and calicivirus. Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies within 6 weeks prior to arrival, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza. Online forms. For further information call the Veterinary and Lifestock Office - Ph: (473) 440-3195 or Fax (473) 440 4191.

Immigration

Visas are not required by citizens of the EU, Commonwealth (except for Pakistan, who require a visa), United States, Japan, Bulgaria, Chile, Iceland, Israel, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Taiwan and Venezuela. All others require visas, although a visa-free stay may be granted on arrival if continuing on to another destination within 14 days.

Fees and Charges

  • Boat tax
    • Up to 40' = EC$50
    • Up to 60' = EC$75
  • Clearance fees
    • Environmental levy (per person) = EC$12.50
    • Navigation Aid levy = EC$45
  • Overtime charge (clearing outside office hours) = EC$40

Restrictions

  • Anchoring is not allowed at Grand Anse Beach
  • Lobstering and spearfishing is prohibited

Health and Security

Health

Grenada has good general public and private heath care. The Grenada Cruises Facebook page has details of local doctors and medical services and is updated regularly.

Chikungunya is becoming widespread and is a disease spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. It typically causes fever combined with arthritis-like pain in the joints. There is no vaccine or medication to protect against chikungunya. Protect yourself from mosquito bites, particularly during peak mosquito biting times around sunrise and sunset.

Security

Details?

Berthing

Key to symbols: |Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data ||
Grenada Carriacou Petit Martinique
St George'sSt George's/wiki/St_Georges_Grenada Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Port Louis MarinaPort Louis Marina/wiki/Port_Louis_Marina Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
Grenada Yacht Club Marina Grenada Yacht Club Marina /wiki/Grenada_Yacht_Club_Marina Marina icon – marina |
Clarkes Court Bay Marina Clarkes Court Bay Marina /wiki/Clarkes_Court_Bay_Marina Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
Whisper Cove Marina Whisper Cove Marina /wiki/Whisper_Cove_Marina Marina icon – marina |
Prickly Bay Prickly Bay /wiki/Prickly_Bay Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
Spice Island Marine Spice Island Marine /wiki/Spice_Island_Marine Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |
True Blue Bay True Blue Bay /wiki/True_Blue_Bay Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
True Blue Marina True Blue Marina /wiki/True_Blue_Marina Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |
St DavidsSt Davids/wiki/St_Davids_Grenada Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
Le Phare Blue Bay Le Phare Blue Bay /wiki/Le_Phare_Blue_Bay Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |
Secret Harbour Secret Harbour /wiki/Secret_Harbour Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
Secret Harbour Marina Secret Harbour Marina /wiki/Secret_Harbour_Marina Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |
Hillsborough Hillsborough /wiki/Hillsborough Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
Petit Martinique Petit Martinique/wiki/Petit_Martinique Island icon – island |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |

Amenities

Also see each port above.

Facilities
Water Water is widely available
Electricity Many marina's have 240V 50Hz and 120V 60Hz
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel Fuel is widely available
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers
  • Island Water World: St. Georges, Grenada, Tel: 473.435.2150/1, Fax: 473.435.2152, Email: iwwgnd@spiceisle.com
  • Island Water World: St. David, Grenada, Tel: 473.443.1028, Fax: 473.443.1038, Email: iwwgnd@spiceisle.com
  • Budget Marine Grenada: STrue Blue, St. Georges, Grenada, Tel: 473-439-1983, Fax 473-439-2037
Services
Repairs ?
Internet As with most countries WIFi has become ubiquitous. There are many marinas, restaurants and public access points. Port Louis Marina has wired broadband capable of streaming video. The bays are served by the subscription service "Cruisers WiFi" which is often fast and reliable.
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Wine & More Grenada Ltd/wiki/Grenada#Wine_.26_More_Grenada_LtdProvisions icon Wine & More Grenada Ltd [[Grenada#Wine & More Grenada Ltd|Wine & More Grenada Ltd]] fine South African Wines and local Delicacies. Orders received by phone or email - Delivery can be arranged. Website, +1 (473) 457 8102, mail@wineandmore-grenada.com, VHF: channel 66 and 68.


Wine & More Grenada Ltd/wiki/Grenada#Wine_.26_More_Grenada_LtdProvisions icon Wine & More Grenada Ltd [[Grenada#Wine & More Grenada Ltd|Wine & More Grenada Ltd]] Sugar Apple Hill Calliste, St. George's, Grenada. Website, +1 (473) 457 8102, mail@wineandmore-grenada.com, VHF: channel 66 and 68.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)

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Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the island.)

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

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

  • Grenada Cruisers Facebook

Forums

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Links

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References

Comments

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