2022 IGY Marinas Global Directory

ST. MAARTEN, DC Arrival & Departure Information

Exciting nightlife, entertainment, and activities are just a few of the items that make St. Maarten a favorite among the Caribbean Islands. Guests of St. Maarten can enjoy an enlightening sunrise on the east side of the island at a sidewalk café before swinging through the tropical treetops with the island wildlife. Head north into the French side of the island for a whole new dining experience and stroll among the sidewalk shops before catching a ferry over to St. Barth’s for celebrity sightings, a true “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and beaches that will leave you in awe and unable to decide which is your favorite!

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE PROCEDURES Advance reservations are strongly recommended at The Yacht Club at Isle de Sol. Berthing is not guaranteed without a confirmed reservation. We ask that you provide advance notice, when feasible, of your approximate arrival time so we can be fully prepared for your arrival and minimize any inconvenience to you. Upon arrival at the marina, you will be escorted to your slip by an IGY Marinas tender. Dock attendants will guide you in and assist you with docking. Once comfortably settled, we ask that you visit our marina office to check-in. The office staff will quickly register you with the marina and answer any questions you may have. Procedure: Captain or his/her assignee must check-in and check-out at the marina office in each instance unless otherwise arranged with the marina management. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS Immigration Department is in the Police Station located adjacent to the channel into the Simpson Bay Lagoon. In order to clear in and out of the St. Maarten Immigration Office, you will need the following: • Three (3) copies of immigration forms • One (1) copy of the customs declaration form • One (1) customs monetary declaration if in possession of funds in excess of $9,999.00 USD • Valid Ships’ Registry

SIMPSON BAY BRIDGE DAILY SCHEDULE Contact the Bridge Operator on VHF Channel 12 for permission to enter or leave Simpson Bay Lagoon. Outbound Traffic 8:30am, 10:30am, & 4:00pm Inbound Traffic 9:30am, 11:30am, 3:00pm, & 5:00pm Special bridge openings are available with 24-hours advance notice. Please contact the marina office for details and pricing. All vessels must clear in/out with immigration and customs when sailing between the Dutch and the French side of the island. • VHF Channel: 12 • +721.545.5230 or +721.545.3183 • Bridge Width max 55ft (16.75m) • Bridge Clearance when closed 8ft (2.4m) – varies with tide changes • Water depth at entrance channel is 19.5ft (6m) • Police Station, Immigration, and Port Clearance facility at bridge PORT CLEARANCE OFFICE SIMPSON BAY 8:00am to 4:30pm. Open 7 days a week 365 days per year. Clearance document can be obtained the day before departure as long as total number of crew and total number of guests departing are correct.

• Three (3) copies of crew list • Three (3) copies of guest list • Valid crew and guest passports IMMIGRATION SIMPSON BAY

Open 7 days a week 365 days per year. Outbound clearance can be done a day in advance of departure, as long as the captain/agent has all of the crew and guest passports. By advance request, special after hours clearances available through a local agent. LOW SEASON: May 15th to September 30th 08:00 to 16:00 HIGH SEASON: October 1st to April 30th 07:00 to 18:00

Clearance formalities vary greatly from country to country and change periodically. Please make sure to review the customs and immigration for any port of entry that you are considering. The information here is to be used as a general guide and IGY Marinas is not responsible for any issues regarding entry.





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