If you're looking for a yachtsman-friendly location, Trinidad and Tobago is the place. Located south of the hurricane belt, Trinidad boasts high quality workmanship, a ready availability of super grade teak, a relatively low cost of labor and excellent support services, making it a yachtsman's paradise. With marinas, boatyards, support services and contractors all conveniently in one location - Chaguaramas Bay - you can be sure you will find somewhere to anchor or haul and whatever service you may need.
Six haul-out yards cater to both small and large boats (from 15-ton to 200-ton travel lifts are available) and 5 marinas cater to those who prefer not to be separated from the water. Moorings are also available from the Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago (YSATT). Contractors provide a wide range of repair and installation services - air-conditioning, refrigeration, pressure blasting, engine work, electrical, electronics, woodworking, yacht maintenance, sail and canvas work, welding, fabrication, painting, varnishing, life raft repair and upholstery services.
Immigration and Customs procedures are geared towards your needs -yachtsmen are granted a stay of up to 6 months and can apply for an extension while marine-related goods can be imported duty-free to in-transit yachts.
Support services abound in Chaguaramas - banks, groceries, a post office, travel agents, souvenir shops, chandleries, tour companies, restaurants and internet cafes are all located within walking distance. And Trinidad living is easy - a low cost of living makes everything affordable and the quantity and quality of available goods is excellent.
Trinidad and Tobago is a Cruise destination fit for the traveller that's up for some fun, excitement, culture and adventure. Don't you just love it when we're cruisin' together? Your cruise around the world is not complete without a stopover at Trinidad and Tobago. Our beautiful twin islands, lying just seven miles off the coast of Venezuela are a bewitching mix of natural beauty and cultural intrigue. The ports on both islands are up to international standards, ready to welcome you comfortably and quickly. You will be delighted to find that you can explore our wide and varied offering within a relatively short space of time.