St Barthelemy

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Saint Barthélemy Cruising Guide

An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to Saint Barthélemy.

St Barthelemy
17°53.86′N, 62°51.03′W Chart icon.png
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Capital Gustavia
Language Saint Barthélemy French, Antillean Creole, English
Currency Euro (EUR)
Time zone UTC-4
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Overview

Saint Barthélemy, or "St Barts" to most English-speaking visitors, is a French independent territory in the Leeward Islands and part of the French West Indies.


Located approximately 250 km east of Puerto Rico, Saint-Barthélemy lies near the islands of Saint Martin, Saba and Anguilla. St. Barts has a tidal difference of only 8–15 cm. The beaches vary according to ocean currents — the weather travels onto the island following the sun from the East.

Many of the full time residents are French citizens who work at the various establishments on the island. Creole language and French are the primary languages spoken, but many residents also speak English, particularly at hotels and restaurants. The native language is Creole.

Saint Barth has a small airport known as Gustaf III Airport (IATA: SBH, ICAO: TFFJ) that is served by small regional commercial aircraft and charters. Most visiting aircraft carry fewer than twenty passengers.

A favourite stop for DUTY-FREE victualling. The Euro is the official currency, although US Dollars are widely accepted.

Cruising the region

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Charts

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Weather

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Sources of weather forecasting here.

Islands

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Approaches and Navigation

Any navigation notes here.

Arrival/Departure procedures

Arrival

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Departure

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Customs and Immigration

Saint Barthélemy is an overseas collectivity of France (French regulations apply) and as such, is part of the European Union (EU).

Immigration

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Customs

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Check-in facilities

See Gustavia

Fees and Charges

Restrictions

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Anchorages

List details of all safe anchorages in the area.

Berthing

Routes/Passages To/From

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Health

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Security

St Barts is without a doubt the safest island in the Caribbean, and one of the safest places in the world. There is virtually zero crime, beyond petty theft. You can go anywhere on the island night or day with no fear whatsoever for your personal safety.

Transportation

Transportation - mainland or to other countries, etc.

Tourism & things to do ashore

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References & Publications

Publications, Guides, etc.

Friends

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

Forums

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Links

References & Publications

Books, Guides, etc.

Comments

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