USA -California MEXICO - Pacific GUATEMALA - Pacific EL SALVADOR HONDURAS- Pacific NICARAGUA - Pacific COSTA RICA - Pacific PANAMA COLOMBIA JAMAICA CAYMAN ISLANDS HONDURAS - Roatan GUATEMALA - Rio Dulce BELIZE MEXICO - Caribbean CUBA USA Florida

DOCUMENTATION JAMAICA
Passport Valid for at least 6 months; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES  
Official Country Visa None if stay is less than 90 days
Immigration Visa Good for 90 days – Typically, to extend your stay, you must complete an extension-of-stay form obtainable on our website at www.pica.gov.jm. You would then submit the form at our office along with a fee of $10,000. A regular extension-of-stay service takes three days to complete
Required Permits TIP (Temporary Import Permit)
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Authority
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees:
Port of Entry Visa US$100.00
Entry for persons who are at the port of entry and should have obtained an Entry Visa Prior to their arrival in Jamaica. US$350.00
Extension of Stay (Processing Fee) JM$10,000.00
Notes: Expect to be boarded upon entering the country
   
OTHER  
Required Vaccinations NONE – but The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Jamaica: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Pets Vaccination Certificate, Chipped, amo _> https://www.micaf.gov.jm/content/guidelines-importation-dogs-and-cats-jamaica-animals-diseases-importation-control-amendment
   
Currency: Jamaican dollar

 

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP x c Pop (M) Life Ex. Cost of Living Idx Groc. Idx Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
66.04 33.96

74/180

43/100 5,354 2.95 74.27 58.02 55.26 44.00 30.09

U.S. Embassy Kingston
142 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6
Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: 876-702-6000

https://jm.usembassy.gov/

 

  • Jamaica is a historical Caribbean island with over 300 miles of coastline and many harbors tucked in behind reefs. 
  • Easterly trades winds dominate the cruising season with 15-25 knots.  At night cool mountain air slides down the mountains to create an offshore breeze for those wanting to east. The official hurricane season lasts from June to November.
  • Tidal range in Jamaica is around 1 foot so not a lot of wiggle room in case of groundings.
  • Navigational hazards are fish traps set off the all around the coast.
  • Certain areas on the outskirts of Kingston are not recommended and are marked in Good Nautical.
  • Do not travel via land to Spanish Town, or to the “M-Zone,” within Kingston (Mountain View, Trench Town, Tivoli Gardens, Standpipe, Cassava Piece, Grants Pen, and Arnett Gardens.) and certain areas of Montego Bay (avoid Flankers, Canterbury, Norwood, Rose Heights, Clavers Street, and Hart Street.  The downtown “Hip Strip” of bars, clubs, and vendors in Montego Bay is an area where tourists should remain aware of pickpockets and theft) due to crime

 

WEATHER

PILOT CHARTS

Pilot Charts depict averages in prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights,  visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions at different times of the year. The information used to compile these averages was obtained from oceanographic and meteorologic observations over many decades during the late 18th and 19th centuries.The charts are intended to aid the navigator in selecting the fastest and safest routes with regards to the expected weather and ocean conditions. For an explanation of historic Jamaican Climatology and how to read Wind-roses follow this link.

JAMAICA HISTORIC HURRICANE TRACKS

JAMAICA CHARTS

GOOD NAUTICAL JAMAICA
JAMAICA

ALERTS

 

Local Areas in Jamaica are know to be tough neighborhoods