Jamaica

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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to Jamaica.

Jamaica
18°10.943'N, 077°19.307'W Chart icon.png
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Map of Jamaica
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Capital Kingston
Language English
Currency Jamaican Dollar
Time zone (UTC-5)
Calling code +1-876

Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean, and the most populous English-speaking island in that region. The island of Jamaica is home to the Blue Mountains inland, and is surrounded by a narrow coastal plain. Most major towns and cities are located on the coast. Chief towns and cities include the capital Kingston, Portmore, Spanish Town, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, and Montego Bay.

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Charts

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Weather

The climate and weather is typically Caribbean, with temperatures in the 80's and 90's during the day, around the 70's at night. In the winter months it's a little cooler. The rainy season begins in May or June and extends through November or December with the heaviest rains in September and October. Rain can fall at any time of year, however, and normally comes in short, heavy showers. The hurricane "season" runs from June 1 to November 30.

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Passages

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Islands

This section does not apply for many islands, remove it if this is the case for this particular. You may, however, list ismall islands adjacent to this one or list one or two of its neighbors.

For islands that have their own page list them as shown below.

  • [[Island1]]
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Communication

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Navigation

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Entrance

Customs and Immigration

Immigration

All nationalities require visas exept for nationals from Commonwealth countries, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey (for a stay of up to three months), the European Union [UK and Ireland up to six months], [Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany for up to three months], [France, Greece, Portugal and Spain for up to one month], and the United States for up to six months. Nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan and Uruguay can stay for up to one month without a visa. Nationals of Venezuela can stay for up to 14 days without a visa.

Customs

Firearms and ammunition must be declared on arrival and will be held in custody by customs until your departure. Restrictions on pets are somewhat long-winded and it is possibly advisable not to arrive with pets on board.

Visiting yachts can stay in Jamaica for up to six months.

Check-in

Cruising yachts have suggested that clearing in at Montego Bay or Port Antonio is much quicker, friendlier and easier than other ports. Skippers must submit a detailed float-plan of intended movements around Jamaica to the authorities BEFORE moving from port to port. A cruising permit will be issued to cover this float-plan and diverting from this itinerary will attract fines. Yachts must clear in and out of every port visited. Yachts arriving from foreign ports must get permission from customs before docking. In Port Antonio, contacting Errol Flynn marina is recommended. Vessels can tie up to the marina, or be assigned a mooring float if of light tonnage, via the marina in advance of clearing customs. You may not leave the marina compound until clearance has been completed.

Health

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Security

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Berthing

Ports

Marinas

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Anchorages

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Facilities

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Water

Give details on water for any ports that provides it. If there are no water outlets just enter "None".

If you have the GPS coordinates of a water outlet. Please provide them along with any applicable telephone numbers etc. If you do not have the GPS coordinates, remove the "|lat=" & "|lon=" entries,

Port1/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort1.3C.2Fspan.3EWater icon Port1 [[Jamaica#Port1|Port1]] DD.dddDD.ddd water outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Port2/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort2.3C.2Fspan.3EWater icon Port2 [[Jamaica#Port2|Port2]] DD.dddDD.ddd water outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Electricity

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If you have the GPS coordinates of the electricity outlet area. Please provide them along with any applicable telephone numbers etc. If you do not have the GPS coordinates, remove the "|lat=" & "|lon=" entries,

Port1/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort1.3C.2Fspan.3EElectricity icon Port1 [[Jamaica#Port1|Port1]] DD.dddDD.ddd electricity outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Port2/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort2.3C.2Fspan.3EElectricity icon Port2 [[Jamaica#Port2|Port2]] DD.dddDD.ddd electricity outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Toilets

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Showers

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Laundry

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Garbage

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Supplies

Fuel

Give details on water for any ports or nearby stations that provides it. If there are no fuel pumps in the island just enter "None".

If you have the GPS coordinates of a fuel station. Please provide them along with any applicable telephone numbers etc. If you do not have the GPS coordinates, remove the "|lat=" & "|lon=" entries,

Station1/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStation1.3C.2Fspan.3EFuel icon Station1 [[Jamaica#Station1|Station1]] DD.dddDD.ddd fuel station location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Station2/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStation2.3C.2Fspan.3EFuel icon Station2 [[Jamaica#Station2|Station2]] DD.dddDD.ddd fuel station location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Cooking gas

Give details on cooking gas (Camping Gaz, butane, propane, etc) suppliers. If there are no suppliers in the island just enter "None".

Suplier1/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ESuplier1.3C.2Fspan.3ECooking icon Suplier1 [[Jamaica#Suplier1|Suplier1]] DD.dddDD.ddd gas supplier location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Suplier2/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ESuplier2.3C.2Fspan.3ECooking icon Suplier2 [[Jamaica#Suplier2|Suplier2]] DD.dddDD.ddd gas supplier location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Chandlers

Submit addresses and contact details of chandlers and other marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers. If there not any in the island just enter "None".

Submit addresses and contact details of chandlers and other marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers. If there not any in the island just enter "None".

Chandler1/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EChandler1.3C.2Fspan.3EChandler icon Chandler1 [[Jamaica#Chandler1|Chandler1]] DD.dddDD.ddd chandler location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Services

Repairs

List repair services. If no or limited repair services are available on the island write "None" or "Limited".

If repairs are included in every port pages, the following line is appropriate, otherwise remove it. Also see each Port.

If repairs are specific ports or by individual mechanics provide specific information as follows:

Yard or Mechanic's name/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EYard_or_Mechanic.27s_name.3C.2Fspan.3EService icon Yard or Mechanic's name [[Jamaica#Yard or Mechanic's name|Yard or Mechanic's name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. ++XX XXXX XXXXX, Email: xxx@xxxx.xx.

Internet

Are any internet or WiFi connections available in the island? If so where?

Mobile connectivity

Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS in the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?

Vehicle Rentals

Are cars, motorbikes, and bicycles available for rent? If so give the name, location, tel number of the rental outlets.

Rental establishment/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ERental_establishment.3C.2Fspan.3ECar icon Rental establishment [[Jamaica#Rental establishment|Rental establishment]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX, Email: xxx@xxxx.xx.

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc..

Store name1/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Jamaica#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Store name2/wiki/Jamaica#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name2.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name2 [[Jamaica#Store name2|Store name2]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Transportation

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Eating out

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

  • Location1
Name/wiki/Jamaica#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Jamaica#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.
  • Location2
Name/wiki/Jamaica#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Jamaica#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the island.)

Places to Visit

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Friends

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

Forums

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Links

References & Publications

Comments

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