Here is some information from Cheryl Morice, SV Nomadica, Jamestown, St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean, Mobile:- 00 290 51563. E-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org
INFO FOR YACHTS STOPPING IN ST HELENA ISLAND.
Hello fellow Sailors. We sailed from the Caribbean to St Helena Island earlier this year (yep not an easy trip) and will be basing ourselves here for the next year or two. I am from St Helena but hadn't spent any real time here since we sailed away 15 years ago. I have been in touch with a few boats that are heading this way this coming Summer.
One of the main questions I get is costs for stopping here. I have a few PDF documents from the Immigration and Port Control here that I would be more than happy to pass on. Not sure if I can post them here? However here is a basic breakdown of charges:-
Immigration - First 3 days are free. If you plan to stay longer it is 20 pounds per person one of charge landing fee valid for 182 days.
Customs - No fees just the normal Custom declaration forms to fill out.
Port Control - One of charge of 35 pounds Harbour fees. There is a Mooring field with yellow and red Moorings. These are regulated by weight. There is a limited amount of moorings and anchoring otherwise is in deep water (15-20m).
The following is taken from one of the leaflets.
Information on Moorings
The position of St Helena’s Yacht Moorings is
015° 55’ .400 South - 005° 43’. 500 West
We have 18 YELLOW BUOYS which have a maximum 20 tonnes displacement and 50ft (LOA).
And 5 RED BUOYS which have a maximum 50 tonnes displacement and 60ft (LOA).
The Harbourmaster’s normal working hours are 08.30am to 16.00pm Monday to Friday.
The Harbourmaster is on call only, Saturday to Sunday.
The Harbourmaster operates on VHF Channel 14 during normal working hours.
If you should arrive during the hours of darkness (Monday to Friday), you should pick up the appropriate coloured buoy. Port Control can then be contacted on VHF Channel 14 from 08.30am.
If your arrival is over the weekend, you should contact St Helena Radio on VHF Channel 16.
All persons on board should have adequate medical insurance to cover emergency medical costs, including evacuation, for the duration of their stay. If persons are not covered by insurance or cannot provide details they might be required to purchase one locally. The price locally is 1.29 per day per person for Sum Insured up to 175, 000 pounds plus 10% service tax. If the insurance is for just a few days and equates to under 25 pounds a 5 pounds Admin charge is added.
Fuel can be purchase at 1.43 a litre. So quite expensive, so carry as much as you can. If you do purchase fuel it will be bought to you. If you purchase fuel you can get water for free. Otherwise a small fee is added if purchasing water alone. St Helena is currently going through a very dry period and water stocks are low so its a precious right now.
Internet is also very expensive here at 3.50 per half hour. So do as much downloads as you can before arriving.
All prices above is in Pound which is equivalent to the British Pound.
I hope this information will be helpful. If there is anything else please let me know and I will try to find out the information for you from the appropriate department. We look forward to Welcoming you to St Helena Island.