We spent one night in Monserrat. At the time the volcano was quite active and we had a continual fall of ash just to the south of us, but nothing onboard. In normal trade
wind conditions the harbour is OK, not smooth, but OK. Not sure how the authorities would take it if you just came and anchored and left in the morning. They had a lot of officials ashore for a place with a tiny population and little traffic. We had to go back and forth between immigration, customs
, and the port captain
as I remember. They were only open until 430 or 5 pm, I guess you could anchor
after that time and leave early and you would be OK, but I think it is worth staying there for a couple of nights and doing a tour with a local driver.
We went from Monserrat to northern Guadeloupe
and it was hard on the wind with the conditions we had. Going to Antigua in normal conditions would be nasty. Might want to go to Guadeloupe (Deshaies is a nice place to stop and very near the north end of the island) and then go north to Antigua