10 Great Marinas revisited is an article about ten marinas from the Turks and Caicos Islands to the US Virgin Islands. Most of the marinas and anchorage are in the Dominican Republic, and I would add the following outstanding marinas in the same area to the list.
Blue Haven Marina is an Island Global Yachting (IGY) destination. You can be assured of the highest service, security, and quality levels throughout your entire experience in Turks and Caicos. Many mega yachts use this marina when transiting from the north to the south, especially during winter.
Yacht Haven Grande – 2016 Superyacht Marina of the Year. Also, an IGY marina in beautiful Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. This is the home for many mega and superyachts during the winter yacht charter season in the Virgin Islands. The marina is next door to Havensight Mall, a decent walk along the waterfront into downtown Charlotte Amalie and has a beautiful pool for marina guests. There is also shopping at the marina.
Yacht Haven Grande is the local sister marina to American Yacht Harbour, located in Red Hook on the Eastern End of St. Thomas. American Yacht Harbour is mentioned in the article.
Falmouth Harbour Marina is an excellent option for those looking for a deep draft dock. It can accommodate vessels up to 330 ft. LOA. It’s conveniently located near the English Harbour, making it easy to get to all the great shopping and restaurants there. And with good security, container storage on site, and landline telephones, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your time on the water.
The Antigua Yacht Club Marina can accommodate boats drawing up to 25 feet. It’s strategically located among shops, boutiques, and restaurants, and the historic Nelson’s Dockyard is just a few minutes away, as well as the beautiful “Pigeon” beach.
This marina also has an exclusive on-the-water complex which includes a gourmet restaurant, a travel agent, a chandlery, two cafes, a supermarket and liquor store, three boutiques, a gym, and much more.
The duty-free fuel facilities and a new system of delivering fuel that allows you to pump directly to your slip at up to 400 liters per minute are bonuses!
The Antigua Yacht Club is an excellent marina in a beautiful setting worth considering.
Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua is one of the world’s most historic and well-preserved marinas. The eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings of the Dockyard house modern amenities like shops, hotels, and marina businesses. The restored buildings and natural beauty of the park allow visitors to taste history while also enjoying the modern conveniences of a great marina.
If you’re looking for a great marina with a touch of history, check out Nelson’s Dockyard.
Christophe Harbour Marina in St Kitts has a naturally protected deep-water harbor perfect for homeporting or island hopping. The 250 state-of-the-art, alongside berths, welcome superyachts up to 250′ (76m). Additionally, the prime location between Antigua and St. Maarten is ideal for those exploring the area.
The state-of-the-art facilities and services include duty-free in-berth bunkering, high-speed wifi, expedited customs clearance, provisioning, and complimentary transport services. All these great features make Christophe Harbour Marina one of the excellent marinas from the Turks to USVI.
It’s great to see so many excellent marinas being revisited from the Turks to USVI. Fort Louis Marina is easily accessible from St Martin, a well-known homeport to those sailing around the Caribbean chain. It can accommodate vessels up to 260 feet.
It’s surrounded by natural beauty, vibrant culture, and coral reefs. In addition, the unique electronic security system creates a safe inner harbor, making it a prime location for both charter and private vessels.
Fort Louis Marina is more than just a marina. It’s a lively community giving visitors access to shops and restaurants.
A great marina can make all the difference between a relaxing vacation and a disaster at sea. Nanny Cay in the British Virgin Islands is a modern, naturally sheltered marina that can accommodate vessels up to 140 feet and a total of 320 yachts. The marina features two fuel docks, a pump-out station, a luxury shower and facilities, a water and ice supply, garbage disposal, and 100% backup power.
Nanny Cay is one of the best places to dock your yacht when visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Bitter End Yacht Club has never been better than ever (after Hurricane Irma in 2017). It’s still a great place to dock your boat, enjoy some drinks and dining, and participate in a wide range of watersports.
It is a world-renowned club that has transformed, emerging as a state-of-the-art marina with an exceptional mooring field. There’s also plenty of shopping and watersports to explore, making it the perfect place to while away a few hours or days.
So whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time visitor, check out the excellent marinas revisited from the Turks to USVI.
It’s been a long time since we’ve revisited some of the excellent marinas worldwide. But with Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia, it’s time to take another look.
This world-class facility offers wifi connectivity, private showers, laundry services, a fuel dock, and dining and shopping options. And, of course, there’s the beautiful turquoise water and white sand beaches.
This marina has all the amenities you’re looking for, including a water disposal facility for all your waste needs. So whether you’re looking for a place to relax or a place to play, these Rodney Bay Marina has everything you need.
Port Louis Marina in Grenada is one of the most authentic marina destinations. It has a beautiful lagoon making it the perfect base from which to sail the unspoiled Caribbean Paradise of Grenada and the Grenadines.
This newly refurbished marina overlooks the colorful waterfront of the Carenage and has become a popular destination for yachts and superyachts, especially in summer. It caters to all boats and yachts, with berthing facilities for vessels up to 300 feet.
It’s an ideal destination for both small and large vessels. If you’re looking for a great marina to visit, be sure to add Port Louis Marina in Grenada to your list.
These marinas are also used for smaller yachts, not only mega and superyachts.
The annual VICL Yacht Charter Broker show is held at Yacht Haven Grande. We, as charter brokers, enjoy the facility with its access to restaurants, hotels, and atmosphere. Most of the yachts attending this show are catamarans from 44ft to 65ft, and there are monohull sailboats and a few motor yachts.
Continuing down the Caribbean islands, there are many more great marinas. However, that is the subject of another article.