Shelter: Average - alternative shelter: Prince Rupert Bay 15 M.
Landfall at night: Yes
Night at anchor: Yes, in settled conditions only.
Draft: No issue.
Warning: Do not leave your boat unattended.
Waypoints: 15°17.88 N - 061°23.60 W - Anchorage Hotel: 15°17.16 N - 061°22.63 W
Reproduction authorization N° E52/2000 - SHOM reproduction prohibited. DO NOT use for navigation.
This anchorage is rather deep and it is recommended to anchor Bahamian style, or to have a land line going to a tree just north of the hotel. There are also a number of mooring buoys belonging to the hotel (call VHF 16) or to clever local boat boys which will also be listening on channel 16.
The hotel's moorings are free of charge, but you should contact them first. If none is available they will help you out. At night, the hotel can be identified by four powerful lights. Go ashore at the hotel's dinghy dock.
It is forbidden to anchor in front of the Deepwater Port without prior authorisation from the harbour authorities, which should be obtained on channel 16. The water there is rather murky.
The sprawling town is worth a visit, but take a taxi to the centre. There's a market right next to the customs and clearance office, a number of groceries, some souvenir shops and even a small ship chandler in Old Street. Also the Laughing Lobster restaurant! But avoid visiting the town if there is a cruise ship!
Also worth a visit are the Morne des Trois Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage National Park; the Trafalgar Falls and particularly Titou Gorge where you can bathe in the canyon, so don't forget bathing suits! The Botanical Garden on the other hand, is disappointing.