anchorages on Barbuda
As far as we know the informal anchorages on Barbuda listed here are still safe after Hurricane Irma. There may be some debris under water in places, but most of the popular areas are now regularly being used. ALL BEACHES on Antigua and Barbuda are public and you may use any of them at any time, keeping within the high water line. Call a taxi or a water taxi to come and get you from any of the places listed here.
Spanish Point/White Bay road 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.
Coco Point Lodge is now Barbuda Ocean Club and they are just as unfriendly to yachties as before.
Coral Group now has small boats coming to moor there – next to Barbuda Cottages. A new mooring had been marked out with buoys before Irma but was probably lost, and Uncle Roddy’s is now open and welcoming visitors. They will also pick you up if you moor further away and call them.
River Wharf is probably too busy with ferries coming and going for other craft to moor near here, but it is possible if you are aware of the fishing boats and ferries – there are now three ferries on and off.
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 annoying guard dogs under control so if you are troubled by them please tell someone) There is now a huge new gap created by the hurricane. From here you can use your own dinghy to cross the lagoon or call a water taxi.
PLEASE NOTE that it is forbidden by the Barbuda Council to use your own dinghy to visit the Frigate Bird sanctuary on Barbuda. You must book a Barbudan boat for this or you risk being asked to leave Barbuda.
Our local boat or taxi operators will meet your boat, they are familiar with the needs of visiting yachts and can carry you to all the essential services including immigration and customs quickly. Some things you need in the way of everyday items can be bought in the village and can be found under the barbudaful community pages – shops, businesses and other services. We ask you to contact the waste disposal teams to get rid of your rubbish if necessary – some casual yacht visitors still leave their garbage on our beaches as if we have the resources to clean up after them.