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Sail, Service, Stay: Come, moor your yacht and lime in Trinidad and Tobago

by Trinidad and Tobago 4 Aug 06:30 PDT

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Located in the southeastern region of the Caribbean, the tropical islands of Trinidad and Tobago are the perfect spot for sailors looking for their next adventure. The twin island state is renowned for its music, cultural festivals, sporting heroes, and delicious food.

A vibrant culture

Trinidad and Tobago is recognized worldwide for its African and Indian cultures, reflected in its famous festivals and celebrations such as Carnival, Diwali, and Hosay. The islands are also the birthplace of steelpan, the limbo, and musical styles such as chutney soca, calypso, soca, rapso, parang and chutney.

Trinidad and Tobago are the most southern of all the Caribbean islands, which makes it the ideal location for any cruising boater. It's no wonder that many sailors drop in to service and provision their boat and end up staying much longer.

A safe haven

During the Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1st to November 30th), a vast majority of Caribbean Islands are affected by tropical storms and hurricanes. However, Trinidad and Tobago's location just south of the normal hurricane belt, marks the twin island state as the ideal location for cruisers and other boaters seeking shelter from the storms, as the islands have only been visited by tropical storms and hurricanes on rare occasions. Cruisers are offered not only a safe place to store vessels during the Atlantic Hurricane Season which affects the islands of the Lesser Antilles, but visitors are offered "a home away from home" with plenty to do, explore and enjoy year long.

When to go?

Annually, there are two seasons: the dry season (January to May) and the rainy season (June to December). The wind conditions on both islands are controlled by the northeast trade winds. Generally, temperatures are cooler in the northern part of Trinidad, owing to the mountain ranges and similarly in Tobago. The average daily temperatures for the country during the day are between 30 degreesC to 34 degreesC (86-93 degreesF) and between 23 degreesC to 27 degreesC (74-81 degreesF) in the evening.

Covid testing no longer required!

As of July 2022, no testing is required for entry to Trinidad and Tobago, and masks are no longer mandatory.

For more information on entry requirements for cruisers visit the Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago's website

For more information on Trinidad and Tobago, please visit Visit Trinidad and Tobago