Hi Paddy, We have cleared in and out at Charlotteville several times. There has always been an office there for customs
and immigration, at the back of the sports field, but you can never be totally sure whether both sides are manned. The customs
officer lives in C'ville so he is usually there, but immigration often split their time between there and Scarborough. The last time we were there, almost a year ago, the immigration officer was staying in the green and white house just up the road from his office and didn't mind being called upon, but another time it was four days before he was in his office. Charlotteville is one of the last sleepy fishing
villages in the Eastern Caribbean
, and not to be missed. Its all very relaxed. Everything just takes a little longer, and if you have the time, it is charming. I have never known more than half a dozen yachts anchored there but they often have just come up from Brazil
or crossed from the Verdes or South Africa
. If you arrive and theres no-one there, walk down the road from the jetty till you see the shack and internet
cafe for 'Workshop Sea Tours' and ask for Curtis. He is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet and he will help sort you out.
If you sail down the coast past Castara however, you have to check out of C'ville and in again at Scarborough (although you can anchor
up at Crown Pt or Mt Irvine and take a taxi to Scarbro) Generally the officials are more officious in Scarboro than C'ville. Fair winds.
Richard on Sobriyah