Sailing to St Helena
St Helena welcomes visiting yachts. There’s a growing interest in yachts seeking safe havens in new and unspoilt destinations. St Helena is conveniently positioned for passing sea traffic as it sits in the middle of the Atlantic between West Africa and South America. A warm welcome awaits the visiting sailor ashore in Jamestown, the island’s main settlement and only harbour.
St Helena has only one harbour called James Bay which now benefits from a new field of robust soft mooring buoys. The rest of the coast is towering rocky cliffs, backed by lush green slopes. For more information on yacht moorings, please click here.
Yachts can be hoisted for repairs, if spaces are available.
On arrival immigration personnel will provide you with an information pack, however if you require further tourist information, please visit the Tourist Office which is located in Jamestown the Canister.
Abiwans, Bennett’s’and St Helena Yacht Services offers tailoring, upholstery, local craft and sail repair, cost depending on size of job. There are two launderettes on the island, one located at Ladder Hill and the other in Jamestown.
Fuel can be obtained from Solomons literage department at the Wharf Jamestown or at the fuel station located at Narra Backs, Jamestown.