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Location

The capital city, Paramaribo, is considered a jewel of Caribbean architecture. The old plantation houses and historic centre of town were placed on the Unesco World Heritage list in 2002, and much has been renovated since then.

Location 05°56.07'N, 55°11.01'W (river entrance)

Clearance

See Suriname Clearance for full details on how to complete clearance here, plus river navigation advice.

By new governement rule all visiting yachts are to proceed to Domburg. It is not possible to anchor near the town unless special permission has been granted. Once settled in Domburg, clearance can be done the next day or two in Paramaribo.

Last updated June 2017.

Maritime Authority Suriname (MAS)
Cornelis Jongbawstraat 2 , P.O Box 888 , Paramaribo
Tel:(597) 476 733 / 471501 Fax:(597) 472 940 ,VHF Channel 16, 12

Docking

By new governement rule all visiting yachts are to proceed up the Surinam river to Domburg. It is not permitted to anchor near Paramaribo town unless special permission has been granted - and the holding is said to be very poor.

Once cleared into Suriname, yachts can also navigate the Commewijne River.

Last updated June 2017.

Plantage Resort Frederiksdorp
4 NM up the Commewijne River, jetty on port side , Commewijne River
Tel:+597 8200378 / 8862406
Located approx. 9NM from Paramaribo. Resort with wooden dock suitable for mooring - fee US$10 per day. Anchoring is possible although the current is strong. Facilities include toilet, showers, WiFi, swimming pool, hotel, restaurant, bar.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
May 11, 2016 12:29 PM

DANGEROUS WRECK IN PARAMARIBO ENTRANCE CHANNEL
Reported by Jesse Smith of s/v Obelisk:

Be aware of the dangerous wreck in the entrance channel to the starboard side, directly opposite green S6 channel marker.
CAUTION: As of May 2016, an east cardinal buoy marks the wreck but the wreck is actually located to the EAST of the buoy! Night entry or inclement weather would be ill advised as the breaking waves could go unseen until too late. We draw 7.5’ and hugged the green marker putting it 20’ to port with no depth issues. The wreck is awash at mid-tide and below but covered at high tide and undetectable.

Cardinal Mark/Wreck Position: 06 00 22.559 N 055 12 57.804 W

Roelof Crevecoeur
Roelof Crevecoeur says:
Jan 25, 2015 10:01 AM

There is a Marine Chandler named Propellor at the Industrieweg. The staffis very friendly but they do not have to much on stock...

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