Springlands Anchorage (Port of entry)

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Coordinates: 005° 53.127' N , 057° 8.165' W
Country: Guyana


Springlands is a pleasant, lively town.

Anchor: follow the red buoys marking the channel up the River Courantyne (at least 2.2m +tide). Anchor in 5 m of mud/clay, between the customs jetty and the Mosque. Do not anchor closer to shore as there are semi-submerged piles and broken jetties. Good holding.  

Some swell and in strong E/NE winds which can make the anchorage untenable, particularly on the ebb. 

Land by dinghy in one of the water taxi jetties. You will be approached by the local boat boys offering to look after your dinghy, help with formalities, shopping, etc. It is worthwhile to reach an agreement for the dinghy, and for help in town if formalities. 

The Immigration office is about 1km to the North (white wooden building down a side street and across a plank bridge over a creek). Documents required:

  • A copy of the boat registration document.
  • A copy of clearance from our last port.
  • 2 crew lists signed and stamped with the ship´s stamp.
  • An “Immigration Regulations” form, signed and stamped with the ship´s stamp.
  • A normal immigration form for each crew member (see link below).

The Customs office is about 1km South from the dinghy landing, past the mosque. Customs in Springlands required: 

  • An agent (Nivie, +592 629 8741) to find the right form for leisure boats, as Customs do not supply the forms.   
  • A copy of the boat registration document.
  • A copy of the captain´s/owner´s passport.
  • Registration of the owner for a Guyanese TIN (Tax ID number) necessary to pay the clearance fee (G$2500).

Expect to spend at least half a day with immigration and clearing. Dress code: long trousers and a collared long sleeve shirt.

Ashore: supermarkets, restaurants, bars, several banks, and money may be obtained over the counter using your credit card, a passport and one additional form of picture ID, (driving, ICC license). Only a few ATMs (e.g. Scotia Bank) work with foreign cards. You probably will be approached by black market money exchangers offering better rates than banks for cash! 


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External link

Immigration form

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Last updated by Helena Neal on 30/09/2018 10:42:06.
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