Wallilabou
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triptravelCA
California54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This is where they filmed PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and it was fun to see the old movie set. You don't need much time here, and this was part of our entire day tour. We enjoyed what it had to offer and fun taking photos of an old tattered movie set.
Written May 30, 2021
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Culture5103
north of Seattle49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wallilabou Bay is an excellent anchorage/mooring. This is where both Pirates of the Caribbean movies (Revenge of the Black Pearl & Dead Man's Chest) were filmed. The Bay was closed to the public the week after we moored there as filming for the second movie was scheduled to begin. There is a line of mooring buoys on starboard as you enter the bay. A stern line is neccesary, so have about 150 feet of line ready. Boatboys will assist with your stern line, the help will cost you $10 EC.. I would suggest taking a tender over and giving the line a check afterwards. Mooring is directly in front of the Wallilabou Anchorage Hotel/Restaurant (as seen in the movie), and a black sand beach. At the bay enterance on the north is a beautiful natural stone arch (as seen in the movie).. excellent snorkling. Also, the 'Piton' showed in the movie at the bay enterance is movie magic.. it does not exist. All in all, once the 'boat vendors' leave you alone (politely refuse if you don't want to be inudated), Wallilabou is a very cozy, relaxing port, with excellent amenities.
Written August 10, 2005
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steasil
brooklin, me11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
We also sailed into this harbor believing the Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands, that it was a nice place to anchor for the night. It was awful. Like Searcher's review, we also encountered a boat boy about 3/4 of a mile out of the harbor yelling at us to slow down and to tow him in, we said no and he tried to keep up with us. We entered the harbor and were soon surrounded by four other boat boys, yelling and screaming, we had them help us anchor and tie the stern line and when that production was finished, one was throwing jewelry on the deck of the boat, another one telling us to eat at his restaurant (which promised a variety of food), another offered to take us to the falls, another to watch our boat. It was overwhelming. There were flies every where in the cabin of the boat, hundreds of them. We got off the boat to have lunch and one of the boat boys was going to take us to the falls, he argued with us that we had to eat at the restaurant by the harbor, "you order now, you go to the falls you eat when you get back" we tried to sneak out to go to the Silver Spoon (Ron and Ronnies place) and the boat boy found us, walked us up to the restaurant and then sat down at the table next to us. Well there was no food, but king fish and fries! we ordered a few beers and fries, sat there for 45 minutes waiting for the fries, we ended up leaving, told the boat boy that we were leaving the harbor, (we did not feel comfortable) and then he asked us for food from the boat. It was annoying to be hounded like this. Also scary at times because they would not leave you alone. I would not suggest this harbor at all. It is fly infested, depressing and that guide was more than misleading in it's description.
Written March 5, 2012
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Searcher828
Bishop28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We sailed in to clear Customs about 11 AM, and to see where the movie was made. We were summoned by a screaming maniac in a skiff at the mouth to the bay. We diverted to see if a shark had him. All he wanted was to tell us he had a buoy. He rowed right alongside us all the way in hollering all the way. And I mean he rowed hard to keep up. Disgruntling. It was Aug. and they were all hungry. Nobody else around in a sailboat. We were the only crazies. We were there after Emily and just before Katrina. We circled twice and finally picked a buoy. After paying we were told that Customs didn't even open until 3PM. Had to tell them to stay off the boat. Women felt very threatened. When we got to Union Island we got one of the weekly little news pamphlets and in the "Letters to the Editor" there was a piece written by a couple who encountered the exact same treatment when they were there a few weeks prior. The skipper's wife was the one who wrote the piece and stated that she had been terribly scared. She wrote that the next time they head down the Islands, they will just bypass Wallilabou. I can assure you that we'll never go back as well. Unfortunate.
Written February 11, 2010
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Tondalayo
42 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately, an otherwise picturesque anchorage made pretty much intolerable by predatory locals who consistently threaten the attraction of the location with behavior bordering on hostile. If you go, prepare to deal with a level of solicitation that is consistent, invasive, and impedes you freedom to explore by its lack of regulation or sense of law. DO NOT leave your boat unattended at ANY time. Has unfortunately turned into a dump run by island thugs. It could have been a tourist magnet but the increasingly aggressive behavior of the 'biat boys' has threatened the location and it has descended into a risky and unworthwhile stop.
Written April 14, 2012
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jett0707
Portland, ME4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
tired location, trying to stay alive on the pirates of the carib movie, not worth the time
Written March 31, 2012
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Mark V
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
We had a great 7 days sailing the windward islands on a moorings 50.5(4 stars to the moorings) but decided to have an overnight stop in here after reading about it in "The Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands" and regretted it the next morning.

The boat boys that helped getting us moored safely, Davis, was a nice and helpful guy but the others who sell their stuff were very annoying.

Sure the cove is cute and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" memorabilia is somewhat interesting but the on shore facilities were poor, don't even bother with the showers, and the restaurant there was a bit of a dump but the food was just ok.

While we ate dinner at the restaurant someone managed to climb aboard the boat and open on of the hatches, we had the door locked but i guess someone forgot to lock their hatch handles, and stole every dollar they could find aboard. They opened purses, emptied wallets of cash only and put everything back where they found it and did not steal any electronics so we only discovered we were robbed the next morning when we went to pay for something. I personally sat with a view of the boat during dinner and did not see anything so they are very sneaky and must have approached from the bow and climbed up there.

We are not even sure that it's not one big setup with the restaurant, they had a guy sitting out front of the restaurant apparently providing security but when i stepped out for a smoke break and walked towards the dock he followed me and offered to sell me canabis and sort of kept me distracted while i had my cigarette so in hind site i am wondering if he was not also the look out for the thieves keeping me distracted.

I would recommend everyone avoid this place or don't leave your boat unattended.
Written January 21, 2012
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DianeC113
Alanya, Türkiye125 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
The ruins that are remaining from the film set ʻPirates of the Caribbeanʼ are falling apart, the boat boys have very little education and respect for yachties other than a means to hustle and insult us when we do not give them enough money. The island has some picturesque surroundings but no more so than other more civilized islands. In conclusion plan your day out of Bequia or The Pitons so that you bypass St. Vincent completely.
Written March 19, 2012
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Chis D
Saint George's, Saint George, Grenada62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Friends
As author to Sailors guide to the Windward islands that is getting blamed for luring boats into this bay, I would make a couple of comments. Wallilabou is a lovely little bay, the small waterfall a mile down the road is charming, the food in the restaurant is good value for money. It is not an upmarket or tourist type of place, and there are lots of guys vending from small boats, you have to be able to deal with them.. Wallilabou is also suffering a spate of thefts (February-march). I have put a warning to this effect on my website doyleguides.com
Written March 8, 2012
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lillyjane26
Brisbane, Australia41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011
So, like much of St Vincent's tourist destinations, Wallilabou bay was completely deserted. We approached by road and felt fairly exposed walking there. There's not really much at the bay, apart from two houses that make up the set of PotC. Its a very pretty bay, but apart from some tortoises and sea urchins, there's not much for somebody who isn't a PotC fanatic: there are much prettier places in St Vincent. Still, nobody tried to fleece us, we had a nice drink at the bar at a reasonable price and moved on. We've seen it, but wouldn't rave about it!
Written April 16, 2011
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