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Caribbean Sailing Info

ANTIGUA

Antigua is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Island in the Eastern Caribbean and one of the top Caribbean holiday destinations offering 365 white sand beaches and a wide selection of entertainment. The island benefits from a warm climate moderated by stable trade winds. This makes the region one of the world’s most wanted sailing and holiday destinations. Temperatures typically range from the 23 °C in the winter to the 30°C in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands. However, it is for the easy life and outgoing islanders – and the wide variety of stunning beaches – that most people visit.

BAHAMAS

The Bahamas is an archipelagic state that consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. Bahamas is located north of Cuba and southeast of Florida. The climate is tropical savannah. There is only an 8 °C difference between the warmest and coolest month in most of the Bahama islands. As with most tropical climates the seasonal rainfall follows the sun and summer is the rainiest season. The Bahamas are often sunny and dry for extended periods of time with average more than 340 days of sunlight annually. The Bahamas is great place for water sports (surfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and many more). If you have never been to the Bahamas, the winter is the most beautiful time to go.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

The British Virgin Islands are made up of more than 60 spectacular islands and islets and are situated in the Caribbean. The Islands have a tropical rain forest climate, moderated by trade winds. Temperatures vary little throughout the year. Largest island Tortola, home to capital Road Town is a heaven of white sand, protected bays and beautiful green mountains. Sailing, diving, fishing and soaking up the sun on perfect beaches is what it’s all about and because of all that BVI is one of the world’s hot sailing spots.

CUBA

Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean meet and is the largest country in the Caribbean. The climate is tropical, moderated by north-easterly trade winds that blow year-round. In general, there is a drier season from November to April, and a rainier season from May to October. The average temperature is 21 °C in January and 27 °C in July. With its favourably warm climate, sand beaches, steady winds, open-minded, friendly people and unique natural beauty Cuba goes beyond any traveller’s dreams. If you visit Cuba you will get the true experience of an unforgettable country that offers true genuine hospitality, breath-taking landscapes and incredible people.

GRENADA

Grenada is an island country in the southeaster Caribbean Sea consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands. The climate is tropical: hot in the rainy season and cooled by the trade winds in the dry season. With a unique mixture of French and English culture, exotic flowers and rare fruits, it’s no wonder Grenada is identified as the “Island of Spice.” If you want to experience crystal clear, turquoise waters, waterfalls, welcoming people, wide selection of entertainment (swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, hiking, sightseeing) than Grenada is the great place for you.

GUADELOUPE

Guadeloupe is located in the Caribbean. Island has a tropical climate tempered by maritime influences and the trade winds. At the island’s highest point, the very well-preserved Fort Napoleon gives visitors a 360-degree panorama over the island and Les Saintes Bay. Les Saintes Bay has been elected by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. With over 110 miles of hiking trails spread all over the archipelago, the Guadeloupe Islands can easily be discovered on foot. Make sure you don’t miss the beautiful Crayfish waterfall and swim in its refreshing pools. For an even more dramatic sight, head to the south of Basse Terre and visit the famous 350-foot Carbet Waterfalls.

MARTINIQUE

Martinique is relatively small but is truly a place worth visiting. It is one of the shining jewels of the French Caribbean. It is just 50 miles long and 24 miles wide and is easy to get around it. Martinique offers the classic Caribbean package of stunning natural beauty, friendly and welcoming people and fascinating history. The island is a lush paradise of beaches, mountains, waterfalls and hidden bays and coves. The popular months for travel are from December to June, with the rainy season typically falling in September and October.

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico is located in the northeast Caribbean Sea. From dense jungles to unspoiled beaches, there’s something for everyone in gorgeous Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico offers about 300 beaches, each offering something unique and special. Once you get to Flamenco Beach, you’ll understand why it’s one of the most glorified beaches around the world. It is also blessed with 3 of the 5 bioluminescent bays in the world. With many museums, historic sites, monuments and statues, waterfalls, parks, forests Puerto Rico is a truly great place to visit.

ST.MARTIN

Saint Martin is an island in the northeast Caribbean Sea. It is one of the most popular sailing area in the Caribbean. The island has a tropical monsoon climate. Dry season is from January to April and a rainy season is from August to December and the temperatures remain steady throughout the year. Chartering here allows you to explore some of the beautiful islands in the Eastern Caribbean, as well as enjoy spectacular diving and snorkelling on some of the most unspoiled reefs in the world. Saint Martin is culinary capital of the Caribbean with more than 300 restaurants.

ST.VINCENT – The Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is an island chain that is situated in the heart of the Caribbean Sea and is uncluttered by visitor exploitation. Almost unharmed by industry and heavy tourism, St. Vincent and the Grenadines feature unspoiled natural beauty that can be described with just a single word: Idyllic. Its Botanical Gardens are more than 250 years old. While it’s famed for its islands and beaches, the country offers more than just a relax. There are volcanoes to climb, refreshing waterfalls to explore and great hiking throughout the island.

NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANIZATION

Caribbean Tourism Organization UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 1BP
Tel: 44-208-948-0057
Fax: 44-208-948-0067
Email: ctolondon@caribtourism.com

Caribbean Tourism Organization USA
80 Broad Street
Suite 3302
New York, NY 10004
Tel: 212-635-9530
Email: CTOny@caribtourism.com

Official tourism site of the Caribbean:
www.caribbeantravel.com

Official tourism business website of the Caribbean Tourism Organization:
www.onecaribbean.org

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

ANTIGUA:
Police: 110
Local Firefighters: 4144-2323

BAHAMAS:
POLICE Tel. 911, 919, (242) 322-4444
CRIME STOPPERS: Tel. (242) 328-8477
FIRE: Tel. 919

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS:
Police: 911
Peebles Hospital on Tortola: +1 284 852 7500 or +1 284 394 3497
Peebles Hospital Disaster Centre: +1 284 852 7525
BVI Red Cross: +1 284 547 4047
BVI DDM: +1 284 468 4200 / bviddm@surfbvi.com / bviddmirma@gmail.com
VHF Channel – 16

CUBA:
Police: 106
Ambulance: 104
Fire department: 105

GRENADA:
POLICE: Phone police headquarters at + 1 (473) 440-3999 or Police Station in Grand Anse 444-4454 or 439-4483 or 911.http://www.rgpf.gd/
AMBULANCE:434 for the General Hospital Ambulance Service
HOSPITALS: General Hospital 440-2051 or Private – St. Augustine Medical Services 440-6173/4

GUADELOUPE:
Police: 17
Fire department: 18
Ambulance: 15
Hospital: +590-(0)5 90 89 10 10
Veterinary: +590-(0)5 90 26 68 94
Sea Rescue: +590-(0)5 90 99 22 26
Weather Report: +590-(0)8 92 68 08 08
Airport – flight information’s: +590-(0)8 92 68 97 55
Port: +590-(0)5 90 32 72 25
Express mail: +590-(0)8 25 80 18 01

MARINIQUE:
Police Headquarters: 3 Rue Victor Sévère, 97200 FORT DE FRANCE, t: + 596 596 59 40 00 or + 596 596 71 36 90
Emergency Numbers:
Fire Department:18
Police: 17
Sea Rescue (CROSSAG) t: + 596 596 70 92 92

PUERTO RICO:
Police, Firefighters, Civil Defence, Medical: 911 (www.e911.gobierno.pr)
Headquarters of the police: (787) 343-2020 and (787) 793-1234
Firefighters: (787) 343-2330
EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT: (787) 724-0100, (787) 724-0124.

ST.MARTIN:
The country code is +1721. This is to also to use from landlines and mobile phones of the French side for calls to the Dutch side. Landline numbers start with the 54.
Police, Emergency: 911 / +1721 5422222
Fire: 919 / +1721 5426001
Ambulance EMS: 912 / +1721 5422111
Medical Canter: 910 / +1721 5431111
Coast Guard: 913 / +1721 5437603 VHF Ch. 16

ST.VINCENT
Police: 911 or 999
Ambulance: 911 or 999
Fire department: 911 or 999

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (Eleuthera)
Banks Road | Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
www.levypreserve.org

Brimstone Hill Fortress (St. Kitts)
Main Road, St. Kitts
+1 869-465-2609

Chalk Sound
Chalk Sound Drive, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales
Buck Island Reef National Monument
+1 340-773-1460
www.nps.gov/buis/index.htm

The 3 Eyes National Park (Santo Domingo)
Av. Las Americas | Parque Nacional del Este, Santo Domingo 11605, Dominican Republic
+1 809-788-7056
Pigeon Island National Park
Pigeon Island, St. Lucia
+1 758-452-5005
www.slunatrust.org/index.php?id=30

Shete Boka National Park
Boka Tabla, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 864 0444
www.carmabi.org

Nelson’s Dockyard
St. John’s, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
nationalparksantigua.com/visiting/nelsons-dockyard/

National Park of the East
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

Isla Catalina
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
+1 809-427-3593

Haitises national park
23000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-720-6035

National Botanical Garden
Mt. Isabel de Torres, Santo Domingo 10507, Dominican Republic
+1 809-565-2860
www.jbn.gob.do

Marigot Bay
St. Lucia
+1 758-519-2122
www.islandcritic.com/Directory/marigot-bay-listing-796.aspx#.Wd89WTBx2Uk

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