clearing in and out of Barbuda

Barbuda is regularly visited by experienced sailors who like to keep the secret to themselves. The island has almost 200 wrecks around the coast which are enough to put off casual sailors, and is so flat that it is very difficult to see until you are dangerously close to the reefs. However, in his “Cruising Guide to the Leeward Island” and the article Cruising to Codrington Chris Doyle gives comprehensive details on how to do this safely. A regular visitor to Barbuda, Chris is very familiar with the coastline and was here this year to update his guide. Most of those who make the effort are delighted when finally anchored off a stunning beach without a soul in sight. Ask a local person for advice if you need to know where to moor your boat and please do not anchor to our reefs, fish in the restricted areas or use jet skis, spear guns and other destructive equipment.

There has been some confusion about visitors to Barbuda having to clear customs in Antigua first, or leave Barbuda within 24 hours - this is not always the case, but the eseaclear system has caused particular problems for visitors to Barbuda and some of this is explained here. Those wishing to come to Barbuda before Antigua can contact the Controller of Customs in Antigua at least 48 hours before, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on (268) 462 0829 and get the required permission. To check out of Barbuda after more than 24 hours is also possible. For more information on this call Mathew John at Barbuda Customs - (268) 460-0085 or on his cell phone (268) 722-7210

To contact and clear Barbuda Immigration call (268) 721 2908 or, if you are in Barbuda already their local number is 562-5551. They ask that you contact them only during opening hours which are Mon - Thurs 8am - 4.30pm; Fri - 8am to 3pm, and at weekends 10am - 2pm.

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