anchorages on Barbuda
As far as we know the informal anchorages on Barbuda listed here are safe after Hurricane Irma and most of the popular areas are now regularly being used by visitors. You should also know that ALL BEACHES on Antigua and Barbuda are PUBLIC and you may alight on any of them at any time, but keeping to the high water line. Call a taxi or a water taxi to come and get you from any of the places listed here, they are familiar with the needs of visiting yachts and can carry you to all the essential services.
Spanish Point/White Bay/Gravesnor Landing if you are moored here it will be a considerable distance to cycle or get a taxi into the village.
Coco Point Lodge is now Barbuda Ocean Club and they are just as unwelcoming to yachties as before.
Coral Group now has small boats coming to moor next to Barbuda Cottages – a new mooring had been marked out with buoys before Irma but was probably lost – but Uncle Roddy’s is open and welcoming visitors. They can also pick you up if you moor further away and call them.
River Wharf is probably too small and too busy with a constant flow of containers for PLH; ferries coming and going and small fishing boats trying to use the same area.
Low Bay is the nearest location to the village and here you will see the derelict Lighthouse Hotel in front of you (they have been asked by Council to keep their guard dogs under control so if you are troubled by them please report this to the police) There is now a huge new gap created by Hurricane Irma so from here you can use your own dinghy to cross the lagoon to the village or call a water taxi.
PLEASE NOTE that it is forbidden by the Barbuda Council to use your own dinghy to enter the protected Frigate Bird sanctuary on Barbuda. A small payment of $5 usd must be paid by ALL VISITORS, which is used for the upkeep of this area. Please pay this before you go at the Fisheries building. You must only visit the sanctuary in a Barbudan boat, listed under tours.
Most of the things you need in the way of everyday items can be bought in the village and these can be found listed on the drop down menu under the barbudaful community pages, which includes banking, eat and drink, shops and businesses. Booyard Yacht Services can also help with these and other services such as tours of Barbuda and rubbish disposal.