The Hummingbird Foul-Weather Anchorage

Dear Skipper,

The area in front of the Soufriere Beach, more commonly known as the Hummingbird Beach was previously a popular area for anchoring. However this area is also a very important seine fishing area and has been declared a “Fishing Priority Area” since 1984 which means that commercial fishing takes precedence over all other activities and is closed to anchoring. To accommodate visiting sailors, five yacht moorings have been installed at nearby Rachette Point. No Anchoring Signs have been installed on the beach as a gentle reminder.

The Soufriere fishermen however recognize that this area is probably the safest area for anchorage during rough seas and have agreed to allow pleasure boats to seek shelter in this area during foul weather. In the event of impending foul weather, boats in the SMMA will be notified via VHF when the Hummingbird Beach area has been opened to anchoring.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or if we can be of any assistance to you.

Have a most enjoyable stay.