There’s a reason St. Maarten has earned its title of being a yacht haven. The Marinas on-island have facilities to accommodate just about anyone from long-term stay mega-yachts, to cruising transfers. With 37 beaches, world-class cuisine, and a vibrant nightlife living in such close proximity to the marina haven of the island, the Simpson Bay Lagoon, you couldn’t have picked a better location to dock. St. Maarten has over 10 marinas, as well as haul-out facilities for yachts up to 120 feet in length and up to 45 feet a beam. We are home to some of the biggest names in chadleries, sail makers, and part supply stores. St. Maarten also has plenty of bays, and lagoons to offer prime spots for anchorage. For more anchorage information you can visit the website of the St. Maarten Marine and Trade Association.
Access to Simpson Bay Lagoon
The main access point to The Simpson Bay Lagoon on the Dutch Side, home to the majority of St. Maarten’s Marinas, is the Simpson Bay Bridge. The bridge is able to clear vessels up to a maximum beam of 56 feet and a maximum draft of 17 feet. When the bridge is closed there is 8.6 feet clearance in the port channel and 8 feet clearance in the starboard channel. For the Simpson Bay Bridge Opening Schedule and Clearance Fees please visit the website of the St. Maarten Marin and Trade Association.