Dominica has much to offer, whether from
yacht, cruise ship or stay over visits, both above and below
the waves. It is hoped that effective management, marketing,
and maintaining the infrastructure will encourage
yachtsmen to visit and spend more time here enjoying
the Nature Island of the Caribbean.
The ultimate goal of this initiative is that there will
be no anchoring permitted along the west coast of the
island. Currently all dive moorings (with a few exceptions
are red), and in time all yacht moorings will be white.
it is anticipated that 100 moorings will be deployed in all.
Watch this page for more developments.
Jan 2006 Update:
Parliament has approved a 2 weeks stay,
for those wanting to do so, in this case the vessel may
clear in and out of customs at the same time, eliminating
the need to worry about clearance on the way out. Dominica
is the first counrty regionally to do this.
Customs and immigration is now combined in Portsmouth (at the Cabrits)
and in Roseau (at the ferry terminal) for clearance.
Anse De Mai is also a designated customs port.
There is now a coastwise clearance issued for yachts,
it is hoped that all yachts persons will use due vigilance
and use the moorings instead of dropping anchor. Exceptions
to the coastwise are Cabirts Marine Reserve and the Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve (SSMR).
Port Authority now has duty-free fuel up and running