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Rodney Bay Marina, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

 
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Airport to Rodney Bay

Location

Time Zone
UTC/GMT -4 hours
Address
Rodney Bay Marina
Rodney Bay, St Lucia, WI

Charter Base Details

Base Hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week (evening staff to cover until all flights have arrived)
Base/Marina Facilities
Restaurant
Hotel
Pool
Gift shop
Ice
Snorkeling gear, kayak & stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rental
Showers and toilets
Customs for clearance
Supermarket (Small but nice.)
Liquor Store
Laundry
Car rental
Bank
Dining Options
The dining options are vast. There are multiple outlets right outside of The Moorings' base that are great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Provisioning Options
The Moorings has online provisioning which works out very well.

Massy Stores have Yacht provisioning available. Free delivery to Rodney Bay if order is over $500 USD. Massy Stores also has a location close to Rodney bay (4 mins by car). If you're adventurous, you can also get very close via dingy in the bay.

As you'll find throughout the Windwards, there will be people in small boats offering things. You will certainly find fresh fruit and vegetables.
Getting to the Base
St Lucia has quite a few direct flights to the southern side of the island landing at Hewanorra International Airport (UVF). From there it is at least 1.25 hours but probably closer to 2 hours depending on traffic. There aren't a ton of roads through the mountains and you'll be going diagonal across the island (See map in images).

The Moorings will set you up with a transfer or there are taxis available.
Check-In Procedures
Charter Start Time: 12:00 PM
Sleep Aboard Time: 6:00 PM
Briefing Times: 10:00 AM for regular start times and 3:30 PM for Sleep Aboards

All skippers must attend a Chart Briefing which covers all you need to know about the cruising area, use of the VHF radio, how to call for assistance, and more. A Boat Briefing will also be provided on-board your yacht.
Check-Out Procedures
Charter End Time: 11:00 AM for Sailing Charters & 10:00 AM for Power Charters

A debriefing and final walk-through will be done upon return so please allow enough time to complete this before the charter end time.
License Requirements
ASA 103, equivalent certification, or resume.
Charter Company

The St. Lucia base is very nice and in a populated area. There are a lot of options for beer, wine, groceries, restaurants, etc.

The last time we visited, the walk from the marina buildings, bathrooms, restaurants, customs, etc. was quite far. You can get an idea from the picture attached to this post.

VERY IMPORTANT: You'll be lucky if you find a working ATM and they have a maximum withdrawal amount per day of $200 USD (if memory serves). There are a lot of places to use cash in the Windwards so ensure you have enough to cover mooring balls, boat boy purchases, etc. One lobster meal brought to your boat can put a large dent in your cash.

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Rodney Bay Marina
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It was a nice base. A lot of things near by as far as places to eat, drink, and shower. It is on the total opposite side of the island from the airport, so make sure to factor in some time for a longer cab ride to get there.
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