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 Santa Marta - Marine Services

Marine Supplies

Marine supplies are not easily obtainable here. The is, currently, only a small chandlery with limited stock. They will order in items but do not rely on being able to receive items duty free, even if marked for Yacht in Transit.

West Marine is planning to open a store here, but no timetable for this is known at present.

There are serveral good hardware stores.

Fuel

Diesel Shine - Eugenio Martinez M.
Tel:+5754350366 - Cel:301-654-5498 Fax:+5754350366
Fuel cleaning service - recommended by cruisers.

General Services

Dino Alfonso Nelo Campo
Caribbean Sea of Colombia
Tel:(57) 300-639-2640 / (57) 301-430-8166 / Cell:(57) 300-716-4689
Maritime Agency and Ship's Agent. Speaks very good English.
Recommended by cruisers.
Romovela ltda
(Edgar Romero's agency) , Santa Marta and Cartagena
Tel:+57-312-659-9223
Edgar been helping cruisers for many years with clearance, and zarpes and every situation imaginable. His agency has been found to be competent, reliable and very helpful. Highly recommended.

schleich 1234732512347325@hotmail.es
schleich [email protected] says:
Jul 12, 2018 10:22 PM

We arrived mid June 2018:
At arrival we anchored next to the entrance of the marina. Two other sailboats were staying there too.
The rate of the marina for seven days for a 39 feet boat is 40 US$ per night (the daily rate is 50 US$). As an agent should cost 300 US$ the deciscion was easily taken. (Taking in account that outside the marina is no place were you could leave your dinghy attached!).
"El permiso de permanencía" is always extra (120 US$). (It expired for us some days later because of leaving again the country.)
A week later we left for several days for Tayona Park. We informed the "station de control" and after they received feedback from the marina that our paperwork was in process, we got the permission to go. The park itself is not very spectacular but the last bay was very calm to chill.
When we came back to the marina, we stayed for another couple of nights for the weekly rate. It was a good choice to take the marina as our agent.
In the marina's shop cold beer is availbable at very reasonable prices. A supermarket is a couple of minutes walk. If you look for restaurants where locals eat it's five minutes to walk there.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 09, 2018 09:00 PM

Posted by Liz Evans on the main Colombia page:
I would like to advise cruisers who need to receive spares into Santa Marta not to use DHL as they do not acknowledge the 'Vessel in Transit' status and charge the import duty and local VAT which are 29% in total plus high currency uplift.
Advice is to use FedEx and keep the value of shipment under US$1000.00.
Have the package delivered c/o Marina Santa Marta and ask the friendly office staff to point out to the FedEx delivery person the 'Vessel in Transit' status of the shipment, to avoid paying the import taxes.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Dec 09, 2014 12:54 PM

Posted on behalf of Twiganauten:
December 2014, we have been in the IGY Marina for one month.
The marina is perfect, we love the small town Santa Marta and the countryside is like paradise.
We did the tour to the "Lost city", it was very very hard but worth to do it. Thanks to our tourguide Misael. I recommand to make this tour 6 days instead the normal offerd tour of 4 or 5.
The terrain is difficult with very steep sections uphill and downhill.
The tourguide Misael grew up in this area, he kews people and nature and he has good contact with the Indians, Misael can arrange customized tours - email: [email protected]
The Agent Dino - [email protected] - made the clearances easy, Dino is very friendly and helpful.

SVJoana
SVJoana says:
Nov 02, 2014 01:12 PM

We've been at Marina Santa Marta since 9 October. Water is no longer an issue. Occasionally, the dock water goes off for 15-20 minutes (maybe once per week), but otherwise it is reliable. We are also drinking dock water THROUGH our SeaGull water filter, with no ill effects. Wade Alarie / SV Joana

Laura
Laura says:
Jul 29, 2014 04:17 AM

Update July 28, 2014
For anyone planning to come to Marina Santa Marta in the near future, you should be aware that the marina is currently experiencing problems with its water supply. Twice within the past 1.5 weeks, there has been a rupture in the water supply pipeline that has taken approximately 12 hours to fix. During this time, there was absolutely no water in the marina.
Furthermore, the city of Santa Marta is currently experiencing a water crisis. In order to limit water use (mainly by power boat captains who wash their boats every day), water availability on the docks has been limited to two 2-hour periods (8-10am and 4-6pm) each day. Despite these restrictions, the full $6/day facility fee still applies.
- Laura Winter, S/Y Corinthian

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