About the Marina | Cruising Grounds | Around the Base | Provisioning | Things to Do | Water Toys & Sports

Whether this is your fifth trip or the first of many, we want you to feel at home when you're at a Moorings base.

About the Marina

Address 
PORT LOUIS MARINA GRENADA
Kirani James Boulevard
St. George's
Grenada W.I.
T: 1 (473) 435 6661

Base Hours 
8:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days a week.
Staff will be available for late starts.

Marina Facilities
Customs and immigration clearances in and out can be handled across the way at yacht club
Wireless broadband and cable TV
Full provisioning service
Restaurants, bars and duty-free shopping within the marina
Electric carrying buggies and trolleys, plus dedicated car parking
Fuel, water, electricity (220 power) and black water pump-out
24-hour security
First-class washrooms and laundry
Swimming Pool

Located to the left of the Yacht Operations Building, clients will find showers that are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily. At Customer Service, clients will find weather information.

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Cruising Grounds

Experience Level
A sailing qualifiactions is not mandatory to charter here - but you must demonstrate that you have the necessary experience and ability. If our base staff are not confident in your ability when you arrive, they will arrange for a Moorings skipper to travel with you - at your own expense. Please ensure you have completed a Sailing Resume or a Power Resume to ensure you have the necessary experience required.

Cruising Area Restrictions

  • This information will be covered in the chart briefing.
  • The area around Soufriere and the Pitons in St. Lucia is a national park with restrictions on anchoring.
  • All windward sides of the islands should be kept well clear of.
  • The Tobago Cays is restricted from the south side due to the large number of coral heads in the channel which are difficult to see.
  • In all bays, anchor with caution to avoid damaging coral or sea grass beds.
  • Anchoring is not allowed off Grand Anse Beach in Grenada, and charterers will need to anchor at least 2 miles away from beach.
  • Blue Lagoon in St. Vincent has a difficult entrance and is best avoided.
  • It is strictly forbidden to sail alone, we require two persons minimum on board.

Charts & Pilot Books
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are issued at your chart briefing.

Skippered Charters
There are several different countries represented within the cruising grounds of the Windward Islands and each of them require customs/immigration clearance upon arrival and departure. Fees vary based on the country, yacht, number of passengers, itinerary etc.  All charters with a skipper are encouraged to provide the skipper with an initial $500 at the beginning their charter. This money will be used to cover costs for customs fees as well as mooring ball fees for the duration of the charter. The total amount needed may be less or it may be more.  At the end of the charter the skipper will return any remaining funds along with receipts for all money spent.  ATMs are limited in the cruising grounds so it’s important to plan ahead for these fees.

Nighttime Sailing 
You must be moored at least one hour before sunset. Night Sailing is not allowed without permission from the base manager. The decision to allow night sailing is based on your skill level and can be requested in advance. You will need to fill out the Sailing or Power resume for the base to review but we cannot guarantee approval.

Cruising Permits & Taxes
Clients must clear customs as they pass through each country and, generally fees are associated with the clearing process. Cruising permit is issued for charters at the beginning. If they leave Grenada into St. Vincent and The Grenadines, then EC $35 per person cruising tax is collected by the customs agent.

Moorings Fees & Taxes
There are no park fees in Grenada. Moorings balls should not be utilized in Grenada waters.

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Around the Base

Accommodations
Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa - St. George’s, Grenada
Coyaba Beach Resort - St. George’s, Grenada
Grenada Grand Beach Resort & Convention Centre - St. George’s, Grenada
Spice Island Beach Resort - St. George’s, Grenada
True Blue Resort – Grand Anse, Grenada

Banks
Banks in Grenada include First Caribbean International Bank, Grenada Cooperative Bank, Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and ScotiaBank. Many of the banks have ATMs.

Post Office 
The General Post Office is in St. George’s and offers an Express Mail service. Efficient local, regional and international mailing is enhanced by international couriers Federal Express, DHL and UPS.

Dining
Grenada offers tourists plenty of seafood, West Indian dishes and French and Italian food on Grenada. Favorite local dishes include fish stew, curried lambi (conch) and the ubiquitous roti. Pigeon peas with rice, plantains, yams and callaloo soup are common side dishes.

Carib beer and Westerhall rum are the local brews; it’s also worth trying local nonalcoholic drinks such as sorrel juice, mauby and ginger beer. Grenadians have a nice sense of how a water view can add to a dining experience; so many good restaurants have harbor and ocean views.

Aquarium Restaurant - Point Salines Beach; Tel. 473-444-1410
Open daily, except Monday, 10am-11pm
Wednesday night specials and Sunday Beach BBQ.

The Beach House - Point Salines, St. George's; Tel: 473-444-4455
Open 6-10 pm Except Sundays
Specialties: Caribbean, international

Carib Sushi - Grand Anse, St. George’s; Tel: 473-439-5640
Open when? Take-out available.
Specialties: Japanese; sushi of fresh local fish and traditional Japanese dishes.

Choo Light Restaurant & Bar - L'anse aux Epines; Tel. 473-444-2196
Open Mon. to Sat. 11am-3pm and 6pm-11pm;
Sun. and holidays 5pm-11pm. Indoor/outdoor garden setting.
Specialties: Chinese Stir-fry and steamed seafood, chicken, and fish.

The BoatYard - Prickly Bay, L'anse aux Epines ; Tel. 473-444-4662
Open daily, Music Friday and Sat nights.
Specialties: Caribbean

Coconut's Beach Restaurant - Grand Anse Beach; Tel. 473-444-4644
Open daily, except Tue., 12noon-10pm. Reservations advised.
BBQ and live music Wed., Fri., and Sun. in season.
Specialties: Local lobster, French Creole cuisine.

True Blue Bay Restaurant
True Blue Inn; Tel. 473-444-2000
A cool, relaxed setting overlooking the bay.
Specialties: Seafood dishes.

Island View Restaurant & Night Club - Woburn; Tel. 473-444-1878
Restaurant and snack bar with a game room and pool table.
Discotheque Fri. and Sat. 10pm until ...

Knap's Restaurant & Bar - Grand Anse, St. George's; Tel: 473-444-1299
Open for dinner (reservations requested); separate entertainment room with bar and games; quiet, elegant atmosphere with outstanding view of the harbor and bay.
Specialties: Caribbean, German, and Austrian cuisine; fondue and raclete available upon request.

La Dolce Vita - Cinnamon Hill Hotel, Morne Rouge, Grand Anse; Tel. 473-444-4301/3456
Open daily, except Mon., 7pm-11pm for dinner; cocktails 6pm-11pm.
MasterCard, VISA, and Discover accepted.
Specialties: Italian cuisine.

Nick's Donut World - Le Marquis Complex, Grand Anse
Open Mon. to Sat. 7:30am-7:30pm; Sun. 9:30am-1pm and 4pm-7:30pm.
Specialties: A wide selection of donuts and coffees.

The Red Crab - L'anse aux Epines; Tel: 473-444-4424
Specialties: West Indian and International cuisine.
Rex Grenadian - Point Salines, St. George's; Tel: 444-3333

International and Caribbean cuisine served in four restaurants.
Specialties: Special business lunch and dinner in the International Restaurant; dinner in the Oriental Restaurant; BBQs on the Caribbean Terrace; nightly entertainment.

Carenage Café - The Carenage, St. George's; Tel: 473-440-8701
Open 9 am - 6 pm, except Sunday.
Specialties: Milkshakes, pizzas, fresh juices.

Tropicana - Lagoon Road, St. George's; Tel: 473-440-1586
Open daily, 7:30am-midnight; take-out service available.
Specialties: Local and Chinese cuisine.

Little Dipper - Woburn, St. George's; Tel: 473-444-5136
Open daily, except Sunday.
Specialties: Local family-owned. Lobster when in season. Great View

Calypso - Prickly Bay, L'anse aux Epines; Tel: 473-439-2007
Open daily.
Specialties: International.

Rudolphs Restaurant - The Carenage, St. George's; Tel: 473-440-2241
Open 9 am - 11 pm, except Sundays.
Specialties: International, cafe

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Provisioning

The Moorings Provisioning
This destination offers the convenience of The Moorings Provisioning Service! Let The Moorings take all the hassle out of provisioning your yacht with the highest quality beverages, fresh foods, and non-food items. Order complete packages when booking online or over the phone. Or choose to order online from our Online Provisioning Store which also offers all packages and an extensive a la carte inventory. We’ll coordinate the details and guarantee that everything is aboard your yacht when you arrive. Visit our Provisioning Page to learn more.

Supermarkets
There are 2 well-stocked supermarkets in the area. Foodland is located in the lagoon, and they have a dinghy dock which makes provisioning very easy. There is also IGA supermarket in Grand Anse that caters to the expat community on the island; they carry most major American brands.

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Things to Do

Regattas
The area is known for its local regattas, most notably the Grenada Sailing Festival which runs out of Port Louis every January and features racing and cruising yachts as well as local work boats. In addition, the Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta is held in February and has classes for tall ships and other classics whilst Bequia has its own Easter Regatta. The Carriacou Regatta also has a loyal following. Held in August for over 40 years, it’s a racing event for locally built boats.

Festivals
Grenada boasts an ever-increasing range of festivals – both sporting and cultural. For a mix of color and sheer fun, visit the Carriacou Carnival in February and Grenada Festival in August. They offer an intoxicating blend of steel bands, pulsating calypso and spectacular costumes.

Hiking & walking 
Grenada, Bequia and a number of other islands in the Grenadines offer superb hiking – a great way to experience stunning rainforests, tucked away villages, stunning views out to sea and the chance to cool off under spectacular waterfalls.

Interesting Sites
Please visit the Itinerary page for more of the best places to visit on your trip, however, some interesting sites to visit include Fort St. George’s, Underwater sculptures at Molinere Point, rain forest, rum distilleries and the dozens of waterfalls throughout the island.

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Water Toys & Sports

For your convenience, you can add water toys to your charter prior to arrival at the base. They will be waiting on your boat upon arrival. You are able to rent these at the base; please keep in mind that we have limited availability. For more information, please view our Water Sports Options.

Snorkeling Diving 
Since Grenada and Carriacou are not as heavily visited as other Caribbean islands, the reefs, wrecks and coral walls remain largely unspoiled by crowds and many have yet to be fully explored. Divers will encounter deserted cays, sand bars and lagoons teeming with sea life, including sea fans, gorgonians, sea horses, rays, turtles, dolphins and stunningly colourful reef fish, as well as magnificently colored coral.

All of our bases offer snorkeling gear. Please check availability for children’s sizes. You may wish to pack your own snorkeling gear.

Fishing
Sports fishing is extremely popular in these waters, with Spanish mackerel, barracuda, marlin, tuna and kingfish just some of the fish landed. Licenses are not required for trolling a line while underway. Spearfishing is illegal to all non-residents.

Kayaking 
Kayaks can be added to your charter contract. Please contact your Moorings Holiday Planning Specialist for more details.

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For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here for Bareboat Charters or here for Crewed Charters.

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