Approach to the Marina

Please call the Marina Dockmaster on VHF 16 / 69 just prior to your arrival so we can have staff ready to take your lines and assist with your arrival. The Marina & Fuel Dock office is open from Monday to Friday 07.00 am to 06.00 pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 08.00 am to 02.00 pm and the opening hours on Public Holidays will be announced each time.

 

Clearance & Immigration

All vessels arriving in or departing from St. Maarten waters must clear in and out with the Immigration Department. This can be done either in Great Bay or Simpson Bay, as follows:

 

Great Bay:

The Immigration Department is located just outside the harbour port gates on the right hand side. The office is open from 07.00 am to 5.00 pm 7 days a week. Tel +1 721 542-2277. The Immigration Department monitors VHF Channel 12.

 

The Clearance Office is open 08.00 am to 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday and from 09.00 am to 12.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. It is closed on public holidays. Tel +1 721 542-2348 ext. 515 / 516

 

 

Simpson Bay:

The Immigration Department is located in the Police Station adjacent the channel into Simpson Bay Lagoon. It is open every day from 08.00 am to 4.00 pm hours. Opening hours can change due to period of the year. Tel +1 721 545-0031. The Immigration Department monitors VHF Channel 12.

 

The Clearance Office is open from 07.00 am to 5.00 pm 7 days a week.

Tel +1 721 5453183

 

A valid passport is necessary for all nationalities, valid for the length of stay.

 

Citizens of most European countries, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and several other countries do not require a visa.

 

For Dutch nationals, maximum stay allowed is 6 months uninterrupted with the possibility to extend it.

 

For nationals of the United States of America, Canada, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Japan; maximum stay allowed is 3 months uninterrupted with the possibility to extend.

 

In general, visiting yachtsmen are permitted to stay on the island for a maximum period of three months. This will sometimes vary according to nationality and so it is best to enquire when clearing in.

 

Outward clearance papers are necessary if sailing to another island, even another Dutch one, though not if sailing across to French St Martin.

 

Check The Official Website of the Government of Sint Maarten for the latest information www.sintmaartengov.org

 

 

Immigration Department 

Located in the Police Station in Simpson Bay 

Tel: (+1 721) 542-2222 (police Dept) or (+1 721) 545-3183 (Simpson Bay Authority) ,

VHF Channel 12