Originally Posted by deepthought
We are departing from the UK and where wondering the requirements for entering St Lucia (...)
I am not quite clear about how the discussion here goes. Correct me if I bubble nonsense.
If you are departing UK now (April?) and goint to St Lucia (when?). By boat
? Not stopping along the way? Not waiting for the hurricanes to blow over?
1. do not ask harbour masters, it is not their job, zarpe is issued by Customs
2. unless you sail directly, you need zarpe from LAST port of call, not from the home port,
The French may accept you without zarpe but only if you are sailing a EU registered vessel. Your wife's passport does not matter - this is the immigration part, it is not directly related to the boat and the zarpe.
Apologies if I messed clear waters. It might be only I am puzzled by some answers. All know-how is dictated by experiences and mine is limited too.