anchorages on Barbuda
As far as we know the informal anchorages listed here are still safe after Hurricane Irma. There may be some debris under water in places, but sites such as Noonsite may have updates posted on them. The most popular anchorages are at Coco Point and Spanish Point above, which are both on the south coast. The road from Spanish Point into the village was made nearly impassable by Hurricane Irma, so if you are moored here it will be a considerable distance to cycle or get a taxi into the village. But a phone call to the tour guides or taxis will eventually bring someone out to your boat. What was Coco Point Lodge hotel is currently being cleared and re-built by it’s new owners.
There are also anchorages at Low Bay (above – before Irma) on the west of the island, where you will see the closed Lighthouse Hotel in front of you and a huge new gap created by the hurricane. From here you will need to call a boat (sea taxi) to get across the Lagoon into the village or you can use your dinghy. But please note that it is forbidden by the Barbuda Council to use your own dinghy to visit the Frigate bird sanctuary from here.
Some boats also come to River Wharf which has recently been improved for mooring but there isn’t much space to get in and out here, as it’s the harbour used by the ferry and by fishing and cargo boats, but it is nearer to the village to cycle or for a taxi.
A new mooring at Uncle Roddy’s was marked out by Chris Doyle with buoys to assist those who want to arrive and leave from Coral Group. Uncle Roddy’s will re-open in December 2018.
Contact any of the land or sea taxi operators to meet your boat, they are familiar with the needs of visiting yachts and can carry you to all the essential services quickly. Their prices are set by the Barbuda Council and you can ask to see a copy of these rates if you wish. Some things you need in the way of everyday items can be bought in the village and can be found on the shopping page or on the business page.Barbuda can be very expensive as we have to import nearly everything ourselves, but we really appreciate your visits to support our shops and services. We ask you to contact the Council waste disposal team to get rid of your rubbish if necessary – too many casual yacht visitors leave their garbage on our beaches.
Information for yachts on clearing into and out of Barbuda is given on the next page.