How to Get Dockage in a Foreign Port | Boating

How to Get Dockage in a Foreign Port | Boating

Hi, my name is Toby Stull and I’m captain
with Out in the Water Sailing. We’re an adventure sports sailing company,
providing charters, sailing lessons, vessel training and consulting. Please visit our website at We’re here today in Liberty Harbor to talk
about boating. There’s little in sailing or boating that’s
more fun than sailing to another destination. There’s a lot of ports on both coasts that
provide all types of restaurants and activities and safe anchorages for boaters. When going to a port that’s not your own,
otherwise known as a foreign port, there’s a few things that can absolutely help you
get along just fine. First off, make sure you have a cruising guide. Go to you r local marine store and there’s
a variety of cruising guides that will tell you all about the destination you want to
go to, everything from restaurants to proper anchorages to the channel that the marinas. Pump out boats and other services monitor. Once you get to your destination, make sure
you have the proper charts to navigate that harbor. You want to know where you can and cannot
go. Showing up by running around is never fun. Doesn’t make you the most popular either in
the anchorage field. When you go into the anchoring field, look
at the other boaters. What are they doing? People on the water are generally friendly
and if you ask them, they’ll tell you where the best anchorage spots are around. Also, see how they anchor their boats. If one boater anchors one way and you see
the rest of them are, you’re going to want to anchor the same way. If you want to know a little bit more about
your port, pull into the fuel dock. Get some ice. Get some water. Take on some fuel. Talk to the kids on the dock. They’re always happy to tell you and always
know the best places to go in town. Going away to a destination is one of the
most fun things you can do in a boat and having the right local knowledge can make it all
the more fun.

One thought on “How to Get Dockage in a Foreign Port | Boating

  • May 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    So dock , there is no up front fee ? Or yes?


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