Clearance Procedures

The following are clearance procedures for arriving by yacht into St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

Visiting yachts arriving in the territorial waters of St. Vincent & The Grenadines must proceed directly to a designated port of entry to complete clearance formalities before stopping at any other anchorage.

With Q flag hoisted, boats should dock or anchor in the port of entry and only the captain should go ashore taking along:

  • Three crew lists
  • Clearance from the previous port
  • Passports
  • Ship's papers

Boats must also clear out at one of the official ports before departing St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

Private vessels must pay a Cruise Tax to enable unlimited stay in St. Vincent & The Grenadines waters, and charter boats must be in possession of a St. Vincent & The Grenadines Cruising License.

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