On arrival in the territorial waters of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, yachts must proceed directly to a designated port of entry to complete clearance procedures before heading to another anchorage. With the Q flag hoisted, boats should dock or anchor in the port of entry and only the captain go ashore with the following:
- Three crew lists
- Clearance from the previous port
- Ship’s papers
Boats must also clear out at one of the official ports before departing St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Private vessels must pay a Cruise Tax to enable unlimited stay in the destination, and chartered yachts must be in possession of a St. Vincent and the Grenadines cruising licence.