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Yacht Mooring

Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) installed 40 yacht moorings along the western or Caribbean coast of Nevis from Oualie Beach to Charlestown to provide safe anchorage for mariners visiting the island.  NASPA also installed 50 swim buoys along Pinneys Beach from the Four Seasons Resort to Pinneys Beach Hotel in order to create a safe swimming area.

NASPA Yacht Moorings Project Bearing Fruit

Boats can now moor safely for long or short term usage.  The moorings can accommodate vessels in three classes:

  • Up to 35 feet in length or 50 tons.
  • 36 to 60 feet or 50 tons
  • 61 to 90 feet or 80 tons
A safe area has been designated where vessels over 90 feet can drop anchor. CHARLESTOWN
  • Averages 700 yacht calls per year
  • Over 8,000 Cruise passengers per year
  • Over 320,000 Ferry passengers per year

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It's the Law

• Animals are not permitted to come ashore unless cleared by the Veterinary Officer.
• Do not bring ashore any fruits, plants or plant parts without the permission of the Department of Agriculture.
• Do not dump refuse in our waters or along our coastline.
• Do not take any coral, sponge, marine algae or starfish from the waters or beaches.


Conditions of Mooring Use and Regulations

1. All vessels must comply with the Immigration, Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA), and Customs laws of St. Kitts and Nevis.
2. All vessels approaching Nevis are required to contact the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) on VHF Channel 16 in order to be assigned a mooring within the first 24 hours uponarrival.
3. Vessels qualifying for mooring use must proceed to specifi cally-designated mooring after clearance.
4. Coastal mooring permits must be obtained prior to proceeding coastwise.
5. No vessel may use the moorings at any time unless authorized by the NASPA.