Water Sports

Ever thought of diving in Trinidad True, you don't find pretty reefs of Tobago, and visibility is often only 30-60 _ feet, but the fish life is fantastic, with HHHHHHHP large groupers, huge lobsters, and mas-HBSHHrcP sive schools of snappers and jacks. Rick's Dive World at Tardieu is a full service PADI resort that can fill tanks as well as service and repair all types of diving equipment. Ricky I Rampaul gives courses up to dive mas- m ter, as well as running dive excursions rf M H to the...

Tobago From Trinidad

Sailing from Trinidad to Tobago can be lovely or rough, depending on the conditions. It is only about 60 miles from Sc it-land Bay. If the wind is from the south arid you leave at about 0430, you should get b lovely calm motor sail up the coast and iien a good sail over to arrive in Tobago well before dark. If you go in May, the turtle reason, you have a good chance of > eeing huge leatherback turtles close to shore. In 2001 we saw more than 40 on this route If the wind is from the northeast...

Customs And Immigration

There are two ports of entry to Barbados, Bridgetown larbour and the new Port St. Charles about ten miles north of Bridgetown on the west coast. Clearance is easier up in Port St. Charles as it not a commercial port. However, customs have a strange rule that you have to clear out of the same customs station you clear into. So if you decide to go clear in at Port St. Charles, you will have to return there when you want to leave. In either case you must proceed directly to the port of clearance...

Cis

The next biggest is the Dockside Foodmart at Power Boats. This too has most things you need, and in addition they manage to find some amazing household items, such as a big stack of stainless bowls from large to small for about 10 US. They open seven days a week and are often busiest on the weekends. A vegetable truck visits Power Boats every Wednesday and Saturday over lunch until about 1500, after which it moves on to Peake and then IMS. If you need more than that, catch a maxi to the giant...

Speightstown

We show the coastline between Bridgetown and Speightstown in two charts. The first is from Bridgetown to Folkstone Park and the second is from Folkstone Park up to Speightstown. There are several anchoring possibilities along this coast, and as mentioned before, there is talk about opening up new yacht anchorages along this coast. These anchorages will be buoyed to keep you clear of the reefs. When this happens the port authority should be able to give you a map designating the permissible...

Technical Yacht Services

Andrew Burke, 246-228-1864, VHF 16 Regent 1, fiberglass repairs and construction Dl Manufacturing,(William Ince), 246-423-3866 425-4133, Fax 246-423-0126 Mercury, John Deere, Yanmar, Mariner Marine Management Services,, Clint Brooks. T 246-234-4733 419-0432 F 234-419-0432, mms sunbeach.net (project management, rigging, general maintenance). McEnearney's, 246-467-2400, F 246-427-0764. cell 246-427-0764. OMC Evinrude. Johnson outboards. Kubota and Ford inboards. Apex and Boston Whaler Pelican...

Angostura Yachting World Regatta

A great way to visit Tobago is to join in this premier yachting event, sponsored by Angostura Rum and Yachting World magazine. The regatta takes a week, with two races on Monday. one on Tuesday, a lay day on Wednesday, and more races on Thursday and Friday. The racing is serious and to a very high standard in both the racing and the cruising class which operates under the CSA rating. Live-aboards are also catered to with a special easy course for those racing their houses. This class uses a...

Grand Fond

This lovely bay is very quiet there are just a few holiday homes dotted along the shore. Most of the bay is deep, but there is good anchorage in about 25 feet off the old pilings left over from World War II that are toward the head of the bay. The water shelves rapidly beyond the pilings. This anchorage seems well protected even when southeasterly winds are making boats roll in Chaguaramas. You sit here surrounded by the hills and exotic songs from the birds ashore which generally manage to...

Chandleries

A few blocks west of the Yacht Club is L.P. Marine and Industrial Supplies Limited. They are the agents for Volvo Penta, Johnson Pump and Kohler generators. This store is the best place for technical engine and electrical parts and they also have a good range of tools and some chandlery i items including fenders, water and fuel tanks, glass and resin, hose and rope. I They are rebuilding the shop, but as currently designed it i hard to realize the extent of what they have, so ask. On the...

Services

The Boatyard Restaurant at the north end of the bay welcomes yachts. Co-owners Sean Defreitas and Shane Atwell are active members of the Barbados Yacht Club and The Boatyard co-sponsor the excellent Mount Cay Boatyard regatta in early June. They have ten moorings that will accommodate yachts up to 60 ft. Currently there is no charge for use of the moorings, but should a charge be instituted it will probably be redeemable in the restaurant and bar. Their location is convenient should you want to...

Sailmakers And Canvas

Alpha Upholstery and Canvas, (Tardieu), 868-683-1713, alphacanvas hotmail.com Barrow Sails, (Power Boats) 634-4137, F 868-634-2125, VHF 68, barrow tstt.net.tt Frankie's (Bones) Upholstery, (Point Lisas), 868-679-3295 Lensyl Products Ltd., 868-662-7534 F 868-663-1454 Ocean Sails Ltd. (IMS) 868-634-4560 F 868-634-4560 Soca Sails (Crewslnn), 868-634-4178, F 868-634-1044, VHF 68, info socasails.com (Power Boats), 866-634-4134, VHF 72

WflRHOUS

Everything for sail & power boats delivered at lowest prices. Specialists Importing Consolidating Special Orders. Email tiems tsft.net.tt Website www.marinewarehouse.net also do photocopies, laminating, and faxing. The large Royal Bank on the left side of the road as you walk down to Peake has two e-mail stations that open during banking hours. Their impressive air conditioning system will keep you cool as you surf. Nichole's Ocean Internet Caf has branches in Peake, Power Boats, and Tardieu...

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JOINERY & SHIPWRIGHT SERVICES TEAK DECKS * CABIN SOLES SUPPLIERS OF TEAK & LOCAL HARD WOODS MARINE PLYWOOD EPOXY & TDS 440 - TEAK DECK CAULKIN6 HARD WOOD VENEERS SOLID SURFACE COUNTER-TOPS RO. Box 3169, Carenage, Trinidad. W.I. Tel Fax (868) 634-4510Email ioitioss.wtstt net.tt Call (868)-684-6746, or home 632-4393 or Contact me at Power Boats (868)-634-4327 sonable and easy to get along with, and for the most part he does all the work himself, only hiring someone else when necessary....

In Association With Bay Island Yachts

Wrapping FOR YACHT STORAGE AND COVERED WORKING Fabrication STAINLESS AND ALUMINIUM Management TOTAL PROJECTS AND CARETAKING We are proud of delivering customer satisfaction for over five years I.M.S. YARD, FIRST AVENUE SOUTH, CHAGUARAMAS, TEL (868) 634-4868 634-4663 FAX (868) 634- 4269 hey say that when Columbus discovered Trinidad he stumbled into a big party. Today, Trinidadians are a fun loving, hospitable people who do indeed love party ing. Steel pan music was invented here, a by-product...

Scotland Bay

This beautiful bay winds back into the hills like a fiord. It is often used as a last stop on the way to Tobago or Grenada. i During the Second World War the Americans built a large recreational cen- 1 ter here for their troops. The ruins of these are the only signs of habitation you will see. The water is generally very deep and when it does become shallow, it does so fast. The best anchorage is right up at the ' head of the bay in about 35 feet of water, i This is a pleasant place to sit and...

Rod Gibbon Trinidad And Tobago

Blanchette Point, 113 Bloody Bay, 139, 162 Blue Crab, 146 Blue Flame, 86 Blue Waters Inn, 173-178 Boat building, 25-26 Boaters Shop, 71, 75 Boaters' Directory, 16, 20 Boaters' Enterprise, 94 Budget Marine Rigging, 82 Budget Marine, 71, 75-76 Bulldog Shoal, 143 Bumboat races, 141 Buoys, 20 Captains' certification courses, 103 Chaguaramas Development Authority, 26, 36 Chaguaramas, 63-96 Chandleries, 71-77 Charlotteville, 167-172 Chris de Gannes, 87 Chroming, 91 Chupara Point, 126 Ciguatera...

Selden

MAST BOOMS, RODKICKERS & SPINNAKER POLES S ftr . fib fostance c Serviced Spra painting, cleaning, sanding, removal of all antifouling, etc. Servicing through-hull fittings, boat care. Phones 634-1165, Cell 680-5520, ymsad tstt.net.tt dlery also has a good rigging shop Budget Marine Rigging which is run by Niels Lund, a civil engineer from South Africa with 15 years rigging experience. They stock a complete selection of rigging wires and terminals and can do swaging of wire from 4 to 16 mm....

Powerune

Their specialty is DC power and die-sel injectors. They can test, diagnose, charge and sell batteries, dispose of your old ones, and check out your charging systems. They repair alternators and chargers as well as DC motors and wind generators. Solar panels are also available, as well as monitoring instruments. They will tackle any kind of electrical job on a yacht and you can also walk in for good advice, and buy many electrical fittings. If you need your injectors tested, they can do...

Khi

C o Peake Marine Compound Chaguaramas, Trinidad Tel 868-634-1021, Fax 634-4429 E mail knjm cablenett.net Yacht joinery & repairs Cockpit Tables to Complete major refits cabinetry, cabin soles Teak decks, dinghies, custom hard tops etc. Power Boats on the dinghy dock Phone 868-634-2205. Fax 868-634-1205 Email ships carpenter yahoo.com satisfaction ratings in the industry. The contractors are in several locations throughout the yard. Some have big offices where it is easy to meet with them,...

Hardware And Marine Supplies

While you will not find yacht hardware, and there are no chandleries, there are good stores and you cannot find better places for buying stainless or aluminum stock. SSL Induserve Supply on Sutton Street in San Fernando is one excellent hardware store. You can buy tools here at excellent prices. They also keep a lot of hydraulic hoses and fittings, tons of fan belts, and lots of industrial clothing. They also keep an embroidery machine so they can embroider the work clothes with the company...

Distribution

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Getting Around Ashore

In the old days the only buses to come down to Chaguaramas were the big ones for which you had to buy a ticket in advance. (Most boat yards still sell them.) But, happily, the maxi taxis have now included Chaguaramas on their routes and you can just walk outside a yard and grab one to town, or for a short hop just down to another yard. When you go to Port of Spain for the first time, take the maxi right into the terminal so you know where it is when you want to return. It is on the waterfront...

And Regattas

Trinidad's keen boating community puts on some great races and competitions. Visiting yachts are encouraged to join in. The premier event is the Angostura Yachting World Regatta in Tobago that lasts a week and begins around the middle ot May. This is one time of year you do not have to sail to Scarborough to clear in. For a week preceding the race yachts coming from abroad can clear in at Store Bay. There are races for racing, cruising, charter and live-aboard classes. The regatta is big enough...

Navtec

Crewslnn Hotel & Yachting Centre, Chaguaramas, Trinidad & Tobago. Email goodwood-V tstt.net .tt Mariner outboard agent for service and repair. They keep a good inventory of parts and sell marine hardware, fishing, and snorkel ing gear. Caribbean Propellers is using a high tech Prop Scan to detect micro-inaccuracies in pitch, camber and section shape that are invisible to the naked eye. Ask P.J. Williams about his free analysis and report. Next door is Coastal Machine Shop. David Francis...

Canvas And Cushions

When you need to buy fabrics you have two excellent stores close to each other in San Fernando on Cipero Street. Radica Trading has a complete line of fabrics including upholstery materials, Sunbrella and real leather, foam rubber and plastic zipper- ot all sizes. Also nylon strapping, plastic snaps, brass grommets and stitching tools as well as 3M plastic nonskid mats in various sizes and colors. Opposite, Rahaman's Upholstery has an even bigger range with fabrics for everything. Ask Fariez...

Turtle Watch Tours

Everyone I met who had gone turtle watching was delighted. Seeing these giant reptiles emerge from the sea, their shells glistening in the moon, to struggle up the sand and lay their eggs a behav ior evolved millions of years ago is enthralling. Trinidad is the best place in the Eastern Caribbean to experience this. Leatherback turtles, six to seven feet long and weighing up to a ton, are most commonly seen. The eggs take 60 days to hatch. From March to June, 30 to 60 turtles may arrive on some...

Zan S Village Inn Tobago

Esse's, just down the road on the right, is a small mini market and general store. Local vendors also sell fresh produce right by the roadside. Right next to La Tartaruga is the New Reflections, a boutique with an unusual but attractive loose pebble floor that sells all locally made items of clothing, arts and crafts. Drop into Hendrix Hideaway D . Hendrix is a real character, and usually several locals gather here to chat and joke. Hendrix will keep you amused and serve you food. A simple...

Airline Agents

Lazzari amp Sampson, Coral Cove 868-634-4052, F 868-634-4045, lazzari tstt.net.tt Tropical Marine , 868-634-2949, F 634-2950, irena tstt.tt Travelsure Crewslnn , 868-634-4000, VHF 68, trvsure wow.net CHANDLERY, FISHING GEAR, TECHNICAL SUPPLIES Boaters Shop, Power Boats , 868-634-4148 Budget Marine, 868-634-2006, F 868-634-4382, sales budmar.co.tt Corsa Marine Tardieu Marine , 868-634-1054, F 868-634-1054, Cell 868-680-7979 Echo Marine Mariners Haven , 868-634-2027, F 868-634-2026, info...

Info

Billy's Rigging, 868-634-4161 4423, Fax 868-634-4161, VHF 69, surveys tstt.net.tt Bowen Marine, 868-634-4543 634-4365 F 868-634-4228 Caribbean Marine Power Boats , 868-634-4561 F 868-634-4561 VHF 72 Clinton Brewster Power Boats , 868-684-6746 632-4393 Chaguaramas Metal Works Tardieu Marine , 868-634-1164 Tardieu Marine , 868-634-1280, F 868-634-1280 Coatings Specialists, 868-634-2261, F 868-634-2263, coatings trinidad.net Dynamite Marine, 868-634-4868 4663, F 868 634-4269, dynamite wow.net...

Ims

Trinidad Rigging is owned by Jonas Romell, who has a tull rigging service and keeps a broad range of rigging parts in stock, including swages and Norseman terminals, turnbuckles, spinnaker poles, booms ready to cut to length, winch pads, tracks, and kicking strap systems. He can do swages up to 16mm and can order you a new rig if you need one. He works a lot with Selden and Norseman. Jonas is happy to come to work on boats, and is often out doing so, so the best time to catch him in the...

Carenage Bay

The normal route to Carenage Bay is between Point Gourde and the Diego Inlands. The southern island is mined for an ingredient in the special cement that is used for capping oil wells. The northern island is a prison. You may be told that the long chute down into the sea is to take the heads of guillotined prisoners, but it is merely a drain. Just before Carenage Bay, there is a good anchorage in Masson Bay in about 20 feet of water. This is out of any southerly chop, but can be affected in a...

Bay View Marina

On the eastern side of Caspar Grande is Ba iew Beach Resort and Marina. A small breakwater offers good shelter for about 15 boats stem-to. Managed by Shawn Weston and owned by Kamal Mohammed, this is a quiet place to go to when you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a more natural environment. There is a beach, trails, animal and bird life, as well as historic interest. You can even get off the boat and rent a room or whole cabana ii you are tired of cramped quarters or have guests...

Trinidad For Boat Building

Trinidadians have been building boats for years, especially power boats and fishing boats both for export and their own use. Bowen Marine, Formula III and Peake all have a good reputation in the power boat market, including fine cruising boats and some very fancy racing craft that, in the wrong hands, would raise the eyebrows of any customs officer from here to Miami. The sailing yacht market is newer. Soca Sailboats have a factory on the Eastern Main Road in Trinidad where they build Henderson...

Gaspar Grande Bay View Marina

When chat is finished before this guide comes out , e-mail will be available. A fern ams between the resort and Mari- ners Haven. From Monday to Thursday they leave the resort at 0600, 0750, 0950, 1150, 1450, 1750 and 1950. They return from Mariners haven at 0630, 0800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 1800, 2000. On Fridays they run an extra ferry leaving the resort at 2150 and returning to the island at 2200. On Sundays and public holidays they leave off the ferry that leaves the island at 0950 and returns...