Modern Naturally Sheltered Marina
A modern and naturally sheltered marina with berths for 320 yachts with two fuel docks; pump out station; 120/220V electricity; luxury shower facilities and restrooms; water and ice from Nanny Cay’s own R/O plant; garbage disposal; 100% site-wide backup power.
Reservations can be made with the Marina office, subject to availability, by VHF Channel 16, phone, fax, email and regular mail.
(284) 394 2512
BVI ARRIVAL PROTOCOLS
New Protocols effective June 15, 2022
COMMERCIAL AIR & FERRY
Beginning on Wednesday the 15th of June 2022, persons traveling to the BVI, regardless of vaccination status, will no longer need to register for entry clearance on the BVI Gateway Travel Portal, and will not be required to show proof of travel insurance.
Day-trippers – meaning travellers who had been away from the Territory for less than 24 hours, or persons remaining in the Territory for less than 24 hours – will no longer need to present a COVID-19 test result upon arrival.
All other travellers over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status, will have the following entry requirements:
• Present a negative rapid antigen test, or rt-PCR test, taken up to 48 hours before entry.
• Alternatively, a person may present a document issued by a licensed medical professional certifying COVID-19 recovery within 90 days prior to arrival, in place of a negative test.
• If unable to present a test result, or a Recovery certificate, the person will be tested upon arrival in the Territory.
• A person who tests positive on arrival will be required to adhere to Ministry of Health protocols and instructions for COVID-19 positive persons.
It is important to bear in mind that all travellers entering the Territory will continue to be subject to COVID-19 screening, and anyone exhibiting signs of illness may be tested at the port of entry.
The wearing of face masks or face coverings, whether indoors or outdoors, will no longer be mandated by law, but will be allowed as a matter of choice in public spaces. Even as this mask mandate is being lifted, any private establishment or service provider may institute its own policy on mask wearing.
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PRIVATE & CHARTER VESSEL
We are verifying the new protocols for vessels, the information below is probably out of date now!
Effective April 22, 2022 fully vaccinated crewmembers do not need to complete the BVI Gateway Portal. However, all boats must register and submit arrival notification with www.sailclear.com
The protocols for any crewmember who has received the second COVID-19 vaccine no less than two (2) weeks before entry to the Virgin Islands, are as follow:
1) It would be a preference from the health authorities here, for you to arrive into the BVI within 48 hours of getting a negative test from your departure country. You would then NOT need to do an antigen test on arrival into the BVI thus making your clearance process quicker.
If you fall outside of this window, each crew member must pre-register for a rapid antigen test (cost $50) at intended arrival point on the following links:
West End Ferry Terminal – https://westend.bvi.care/
Road Town Ferry Terminal – https://rtferry.bvi.care/
Jost Van Dyke - https://jvdclinic.bvi.care/
These are the only three official ports of entry.
2) Every Vessel needs to sign up with www.sailclear.com
All crew onboard must upload the following to the website:
- Vaccination cards
- Negative Covid test result certificate from their departure country.
- Medical insurance (visitors only) which includes minimum approved coverage for: COVID-19 medical costs including hospitalisation; doctor’s visit and prescriptions medical repatriation; quarantine accommodation costs. Click here for insurance options.
3) These are now 3 ports of entry with Jost Van Dyke only doing Fully Vaccinated arrivals on Tuesday, Friday, Sunday 0830 - 1630.
You can check out of Jost on any day of the week.
Spanish town, You can still ONLY check out there, No Arrivals.
4) On arrival at port of entry have copies of, and be prepared to present:
a) Standard BVI Customs and Immigration entrance papers (Can be obtained on arrival)
b) Boat registration
c) Maritime Declaration of Health (download)
d) If your vessel is being stored in a boatyard for hurricane season, a letter or contract from the provider will be helpful.
5) On arrival each vaccinated crewmember must go ashore:
a) Present the medical certificate showing a negative Covid test. The test does NOT have to be valid within the 5 day timeline as specified previously.
b) Provide proof of vaccination (card or otherwise).
c) Boat registration
d) Provide medical insurance (visitors only).
e) Take an antigen rapid test. If the test results are negative, you will be free to enjoy the Virgin Islands.
Partially vaccinated, unvaccinated, unaccompanied minors who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, any other person not covered by the fully vaccinated portal exemption entry protocols must still register on the BVI Gateway Portal.
Minors over 5 years old are required to take the antigen rapid test on arrival.
Please call the Marina Dockmaster on VHF 16/68 just prior to your arrival so we can have staff ready to take your lines and assist with your arrival. The marina office is open from 8am to 6.30pm, 365 days a year.
Outer Marina & Inner Marina
Nanny Cay has berths for 320 yachts, 120 in the Outer Marina, and 200 in the Inner Marina. We can accommodate up to eight megayachts: four 140-foot and two 120-foot megayachts in the inner marina; and two up to 100-feet in the outer marina.
Fuel is available in both marinas, water and ice is served in the inner marina.
Pets & Animals
All animals entering the territory must be declared at customs. All pets must have current health certificates and vaccinations, especially with respect to rabies. Contact the Chief Agricultural Officer (284-494-3701 ext 6123) for details of clearance regulations before entering BVI waters with a pet. For further advice, contact the BVI Humane Society at 284-494-2284.
These are available from the marina office. There is no charge for the use of dock trolleys. Trolleys which are not returned will be billed in full to the boat to which they are registered.
Showers and Restrooms
One block is near the boatyard for those of you up to your arms in engine oil! Our main shower area and restrooms are located behind the Hotel foyer. Restrooms are also located near the Beach Bar and Genaker Cafe.
Marina Rules and Regulations
A full set of marina rules and regulations is contained in the Berthing Agreement or can be downloaded here. The following is a summary of some specific rules:
- The speed limit in the marina is five knots. This applies to all vessels including dinghies.
- No use of heads is allowed in the marina.
- Halyards should be tied off to prevent slapping at night.
- No swimming is allowed in the marina.
- Generators should not be run in the marina after 7pm.
- Barbeques are not permitted to be used onboard yachts or in the dock area.
For vaccinated crews, the BVI Customs Department is now using www.sailclear.com as its pre-arrival registration portal. Captains planning to visit the British Virgin Islands should register at the site and complete the required arrival notification. In addition to boat and crew details, vaccination cards, negative Covid test result certificates, and medical insurance will need to be uploaded. Everyone onboard over 5 years old is required to take the antigen rapid test on arrival.Read More
Nanny Cay has introduced a cost-saving Dry sail Programme for the Winter 2021/2022 season November 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. For a minimum stay of five months, storage in the boatyard includes five free haul and launches and discounted marina rates once afloat. Boatyard storage for a 49-foot yacht including five haul and launches…Read More
The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved the “COVID-19: Small Vessel Entry Protocol and the COVID-19: Water Taxi Protocols”. This new protocol allows private vessels (under 78 feet in length) and crew to enter the British Virgin Islands. The protocols are as follow: 1) All adults aboard must be fully vaccinated. 2) All adults…Read More
As part of the BVI’s reopening protocols all tourism businesses need Gold Seal approval. Nanny Cay has completed all the requirements and is Gold Seal Approved by the BVI Government. We are an official quarantine facility for boat- and land-based guests, and are also welcoming guests to our marina and hotel after they have completed…Read More
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