Where to Tie Up: Antigua

A trip to Antigua has to be on every yachtsman's wish list. If you get there, here are a couple of great places to put in.

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Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort Situated in Falmouth Harbour, the Antigua Yacht Club Marina is a full service marina near historic Nelson's Dockyard and just a few minutes walk away from beautiful Pigeon beach. Boats drawing up to 25 feet can be accommodated stern to or alongside and all berths have water and electricity (110, 220, 380 Volts up to 400 amps). The AYC Marina features a gourmet restaurant, 2 cafes, a travel agent, chandlery, supermarket, liquor store, 3 boutiques, and a book shop. Duty free fuel facilities and a new fuel delivery system allow you to pump directly to your slip at up at more than 66 gallons per minute. www.aycmarina.com Jolly Harbour Marina Jolly Harbour Marina is on the southwestern tip of Antigua. Positioned between Five Islands to the west and Boggy Peak to the east, the Marina has 105 full service slips, as well as simple dockage. Their Super Yacht berths have cable TV, phone lines. European and American electrical supply, and duty-free fuel. A 70-ton travel lift, fuel, water, ice and other basic amenities are handy. Marine services can also be arranged. A supermarket, bank, shops and Post Office are within walking distance. www.jolly-harbour-marina.com Falmouth Harbour Marina is located on the English Harbour main road in Falmouth. Specifically built to cater to larger yachts, there is dockage here for vessels with a draft of up to 18-feet both stern-to and alongside. Shops, bars, and a variety of restaurants are within walking distance. Extensive marine facilities include engineering, electronics, and rigging services together with a sail loft, dive shop, and chandleries. Marina facilities include 30 berths alongside, 30 stern to berths, and accommodations for boats with a 21-foot maximum draft. There is electricity (110, 208 and 380-3 phase volts), water, public telephone, fuel, garbage disposal, lavatories, parking, and on site security. www.antigua-marina.com