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Location

This port of entry is located at the southwestern side of the island. It is the island's only port and is a busy place.

Position 17° 36.93'N, 63° 15.13'W (harbour)

Clearance

See Saba Formalities for more details.

Clearance is handled at the Port Office in Fort Bay.

If not occupied, moor inside the breakwater (South side) as close to the office as you can. The Harbour Master is in the government building near the pier.

Wind, swell and availability permitting, you can also pick up a visitors mooring. A "Check-In" buoy has been placed just to the east of the harbour entry for checking in and out. This buoy can be used up to 1.5 hours only, so as not to unduly inconvenience others in line.

In bad weather it may be necessary to carry on to the more protected anchoring area on the NW side of the island, between Ladder Bay and Well's Bay, where several moorings (yellow with blue stripe) have been laid for visiting yachts. Make sure you get a taxi telephone number, so you can get back to Fort Bay from there for clearance.

Last updated January 2017.

Harbour Master
Tel:+599 416 3294 ,VHF Channel 11, 16

Docking

The anchorage here is only comfortable in calm weather. There is (usually) one yacht mooring buoy and it may be possible to use the ship's mooring if it is available. Call the Harbour Master.

There is a harbour fee here. See fees for the details.

There are two other anchorages at Well's Bay and Ladder Bay, where moorings marked yellow with a blue stripe are set aside for visiting yachts.

Last updated November 2016.

13 Beaufort
13 Beaufort says:
Jan 15, 2017 05:21 AM

Don't even THINK of using the dinghy to travel from Well's Bay to Fort Bay unless you own a powerful rib and it's a flat calm... One can access the island from the landing at Well's if you get the phone number from a taxi driver at Fort Bay.

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