Details for Port de Plaisance du Marin

Port de Plaisance du Marin

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 9 reviews

Address Boulevard Allegre
Le Marin 97290

Phone0596 748383

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Full customs and immigration services.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Eric Jean Joseph


Glen Jean Joseph


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Does not accept AmEx.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Follow the buoyed channel in and out. Minimum depth is 2 meters.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 2
Transient dockage: 4
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - YES

Additional info: Med style slips.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 55
Beam max: 13

Other info:


Transient: 100
Total: 750
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Available - European 220

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is available at the fuel dock. 2 centimes per liter (100 liters = 2 Euros).

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeNo

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out






Yes - Obtain a key card from the marina clubhouse for access.




Yes - Soap is available for the machines and there is always someone around to help if you can't work out how to dispense the soap for the machines.


Yes - A medium sized supermarket is across the road with prices that are reasonable.







Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Rigging, sails, mechanical and electronic repair services.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 65 ton travel lift.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Car rental available.

Other services

A plaza of shops for electronics, sails, food and wine, etc. is at the marina.


Yachting destination of Martinique. Access to all Martinique attractions are accessible from here.

Reviews for Port de Plaisance du Marin
Surprisingly good and interesting but definitely different, 2017-03-25
Captain: , Annapolis MD (476)

The positive reviews below are spot-on, but here are a few other observations:

1. If you are a US 220 boat, there are no converters but (assuming you have an autotransformer) it is easy and inexpensive to make a blue/euro-to-Marinco shore power cord with parts available from the chandleries.

2. You need to be on your game for the med mooring and tolerant of lack of skills in neighbors. You can't put out enough fenders. It's almost always a crosswind anyway and sometimes it kicks up. Most folks just jam it in, with predictable results. Also watch the mooring cables if you have stabilizers, as the marina is really set up for sailboats.

3. Restaurants in the complex are decent-to-good, but don't leave without going to Zanzibar in town, really impressive.

4. Internet structure may have changed, we paid by the GB, not by the hour, in general very good service.

5. If you have a spare day, do the canyoning adventure with Bruno. You'll need to rent a car and drive pretty far north, but it will be one of the best days you've ever had.

Last, a reviewer below noted that pets were not welcome. We travel with two labs and felt very welcome at the marina, many of the restaurants and the surrounding area. Local unleashed dogs were friendly and we were stopped a few times and thanked for picking up after our dogs (which otherwise seems rare on the island).

A Cruiser%u2019s Friend and Resource, 2016-11-23
Captain: , Wilmington NC (151)

This is a decidedly French marine facility. So if you%u2019re from the US or Canada you may, or may not find it appealing/luxurious to your tastes (see some previous reviews). We on the other hand do like it: and find this organization to be some of the most delightful people to work with in the Caribbean. We have stayed at this facility twice (July and November 2016), both for multiple nights. Most slips are med-moor and the dock hands are very accommodating and will help you carefully dock. The extensive marina facilities were good to excellent condition and there is a customs computer in the marina office. The water is clean and inexpensive. Electricity is 220v/50hz but they will bring a converter to step it to 110v/60hz (but only 30A) and I%u2019ve never seen an itemized price for electricity on my bill. Internet (Wi-Fi) is fair and costs by the hour of actual use. Security was somewhat typical to what we have seen in the Caribbean: some areas are behind a guarded fence, some are not. We have never felt security was a big issue during our stays here. The facility is very large with perhaps a 1,000 slips (many rented specifically for the charter trade. There are numerous (good) restaurants, bakery, retail shops, laundry, showers, etc. right in the marina complex building. There is a large grocery store right across the street and two others within dinghy distance. Since this is a hub for the yacht charter industry, there are several excellent marine chandleries at the north side docks (if you own an older catamaran, they probably have the parts you need). Some areas of the facility are in better shape than others %u2013 but they are making constant upgrades and improvements. In general the docks are in very good condition and are built very robustly. The real stars of the show are a pair of delightful young ladies who work the front office. Corrine and Emmanuelle constantly have a genuine smile on their faces and literally seem to %u201Cknow%u201D everyone and everything that is going on within the territory. Their English is perfect (as our French is %u2018est terrible%u2019) and they have helped us with many, many issues in the past. The management group of the marina have a real asset to their operation by having these two remarkable people working with them! If this is your first time to the Le Marin/Ste. Anne area then you%u2019re in for a real treat %u2013 and this marina is the best place to start.

Everything required is here, 2016-06-03
Captain: , Newport (490)

We took a marina mooring and were assisted in tying up. This gave us very convenient access to all the chandleries, services and provisioning that Le Marin has to offer. Just an excellent place to regroup and reprovision. I especially enjoyed the fresh produce market in town, and nearby grocery store for the wonderful french wines.

Nothing Special, Nothing Terrible, 2016-02-11
Captain: , Seattle (21031)

This is the largest marina in the Windward Islands and has everything one would expect from such a large complex. It is well kept and clean, but there is nothing unique or special about it other than it is large. It probably deserves a 4-star rating, but our view is probably biased negatively since we arrived here from the IGY Marina in St. Lucia and we only rated that as 4-stars. This marina is not in the same class as the IGY St. Lucia.

Le Marin is the yachting center for Martinique and just about every recreational vessel in the area arrives here. If you need a marina experience there is nothing in the way of services this complex lacks. The only single item we can really complain about is its unfriendly and non-welcoming policy towards pets.

English is spoken here, but a working ability in French will make communications much easier.

We would return here only if we needed a marina type service on the Island. Martinique has many anchoring locations and opportunities and thus we would not rank this marina as a destination which needs to be planned for as a stop within the Island. It's by no means a resort type marina.

Good marina to get stuff done......., 2015-11-09
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (35)

Med mooring. either bow or stern to, docks are quiet at night, though with season and large charter fleet that could change. 110volt AC only available if you can get one of their transformers. Otherwise power is European 220 which is configured differently than US 220. About every service you might need is available from 1 or more vendors either at the marina complex or a short walk or dingy ride away. Lots of restaurants, with a good range of prices and menus. Local grocery stores are pretty complete but for major provisioning it is worth renting a car and driving to the new Carefor Market about halfway to Fort de France. Biggest, best stocked grocery store I have ever seen.

review by Charlie II, 2014-12-03
Captain: , Willemstad NL (10)

2015 season prices
20-50 feet; 0,59 euro per foot per day, 9,99 per month
51-65 feet; 0,63 euro per foot per day, 10,70 per month
first two days +20%
Catamarans +50%
water 9 euro! per m3
Mooring stern or bow in
220 volt included in price
110 volt not included ( don't know the price )
wifi 2 euro- one hour
wifi 10 euro- 10 hours
wifi 20 euro- 20 hours

Nice place,,,, but, 2014-05-27
Captain: , St. Croix (161)

Great harbor with all services avalible,,,,,,,if you are on a mooring ball or the dock. WIFI is NOT available if anchored out, not for sale, not available! Shower and toilette facilities are only available if you are moored or docked. Fuel @ $6.22/ gal, water @ 1EU/ 100 liters.

Wonderful restaurants at the marina and surrounding areas as well as abundant shopping for all items. More like the Med than Carib.

Great Marina, 2013-07-14
Captain: , Seattle, WA (445)

Wow, agree with the previous review reagrding the number of boats in the harbor and the marina. Lovely marina. Most of the island speaks french but english is spoken at LeMarin for us english folks. Easiest and cheapest checkin/checkout we've ever experienced. Just fill out a form on the computer and give them $5. Great showers and bathrooms. The laundromat is great. Many great resteraunts very close. Great french food, wine and baguettes. Loved Mango Bay resteraunt for a french breakfast and a inexpensive special everyday for lunch plus free wifi. Mango Bay really caters to boaters. Lovely marina and town to enjoy.

Excellent Services, 2012-02-06
Captain: , Cape Elizabeth (494)

Full range of services including a customs office which is open in the mornings. A huge number of sailboat in the marina, on moorings and at anchor. Makes Newport or Annapolis look small.

Le Ship chandlery speaks English, otherwise some knowledge of French is makes things a lot less difficult.

For ambiance, a better choice is to stay at Ste Anne and take a long dinghy ride or the #1 bus which runs every half hour over to Le Marin.

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