Details for Marina at Marigot Bay

Marina at Marigot Bay

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 19 reviews

Address Marigot Bay
Castries MG7230


After hours contact


Facility type

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


Customs and immigration clearance are available.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Bob Hathaway


Bob Hathaway


Troy Blanchard

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Exceptional approved hurricane shelter.


The entrance channel waypoint is at 13 degrees, 58.05 minutes N, 61 degrees, 01.90 minutes W, approximately 4 miles South of Castries Harbour or 8 miles North of Soufriere on the West (Caribbean) coast of Saint Lucia in the Windward Isles. The entrance is marked by a large starboard hand light buoy and the entrance channel through the outer bay is marked with IALA B channel markers. The entrance channel carries a minimum of 8 metres (25ft) of water into the inner bay.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 20
Transient dockage: 20
Fuel dock: 15

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Docks are fixed concrete/wood. Med moor berthing.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 250
Beam max: 44

Other info: Maximum draft 20 feet. 11 Berths over 100 feet.


Transient: 25
Total: 42
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2015-09-14)

Other price info: Rate depends on season. The $1.00 per USD per foot is the in season rate for craft under 50 feet. The rates are $1.50 USD per foot for 50 to 64 feet. $2.00 USD per foot for 65 to 79 feet. Inquire for larger craft.

The Marina at Marigot Bay operates a Hurricane Plan and Hurricane Season berthing policy that has been approved by most insurance companies. The docks are designed to take advantage of the exceptional shelter from surge and swell provided by Marigot Bay and can safely berth yachts up to 130 feet (40 m) LOA in wind speeds up to 100 knots.


Transient: 9
Total: 20
Transient price: $0.50 (2010-08-18)

Other price info: There are number of moorings but not all belong to the marina. Those that belong to marina have a number on them.
There are more moorings than can be safely used so care must be take when selecting one.

Marina mooring charge is US$30 as of March 2016. Call the marina on VHF 12 and they will assist with mooring connection. Others will offer to assist but will likely demand a fee for doing so. Marina recommends using their staff for obvious reasons. Marina staff all have shirts that identify them. When others approach you, an easy way to say 'no' is to tell them you will be using the marina dock.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: Single and Three Phase Electricity (50 and 60 Hz).

Pricing info: US$0.45 - US$0.65 per metered unit.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Included

Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Potable water independent of island supply. Metered.

Dinghy access

Yes - 2 Dinghy docks, one has 6 foot clearance bridge.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Liveaboards are encouraged.


Fuel brand: Shell

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Price per US gallon.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Per US gallon. Duty free also available.


Yes - Bottle exchange and refill service.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Subject to veterinary regulations.

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Berthside pump-out service.




Yes - Twice daily service collected berthside.






Yes - There are no longer machines but marina guests can have laundry done by the hotel. US$20 per load.






Yes - 7 local restaurants and bars.


Yes - 7 local bars.

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Yes - Afloat only. Full range of repair, eletrical, electronic, and engineering services for all sizes of yachts.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi and High Speed Internet connection. No charge.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi and airport transfers.

Other services

Pool spa and fitness center available to marina guests, including those on marina moorings.


Reviews for Marina at Marigot Bay
One of the most beautiful and picture perfect stops of our 5 month journey, 2017-06-06
Captain: , Scottsdale (421)

Simply entering this bay will take your breath away. We stayed on a marina mooring ball for several days, which includes access to the two resort swimming pools on site. Doolittle's has a wide selection of food and it's very good. The staff at the marina were very helpful. The guy at the customs office (next to the marina office) was a little grumpy, but warmed up when we continued to be respectful.

Protection from the wind and swells is wonderful, but when you pull into the bay you will see why. Steep, high hills surround this anchorage and marina. The marina staff said they were starting a facelift of the marina the following week. There was evidence of equipment and material to support the claim.

Friendliest Marina in the southern Carribbean, 2017-04-11
Captain: , Sarasota (20)

It's all been said but the Marina staff are the best. The location is fantastic, beautiful. And with full access to the hotel resort it couldn't be better. We spent two weeks there as we chose to fully strip and revarnish our brightwork. For this work we hired Ishmael (nicknamed Friend) and Tom. They did an excellent job at a very fair price. I would highly reccommend this marina and our varnish team.

Yes, it's that gorgeous, 2017-03-25
Captain: , Annapolis MD (390)

Only thing to add to all the fine things said below is do the rum tasting in the rum cave at the resort. It's expensive and only offered once a week but definitely worth it. Also, Hideaway did a nice job for my wife's birthday and the second-floor Indian restaurant is as good as everyone says it is.

One of our favorites, 2017-03-21
Captain: , Miami Beach (223)

Previous reviews have captured all the fine amenities here. Staff is outstanding - Troy, Mandy & Vernicia in the office; Ford, Darren & James on the docks. Marina guests enjoy full access to the luxury resort.

What a spot!, 2017-02-21
Captain: , Stratham (735)

Our first med mooring. Had emailed ahead for a reservation but they had plenty of room at the dock. Two dock boys rushed out in a RIB. One jumped on board and said he would handle everything. The other stayed in the RIB as a pusher boat as we have no bow thruster on a 50 ft boat. There are lines secured in the harbor for the bow. We controlled the helm and throttle. All went very smoothly. Locked the RIB to the bow one night but I%u2019m sure we didn%u2019t have to. Felt very secure. Rate was $1/ft US. What a deal. Customs, dock office and fueling were literally a few steps from our stern. We will check out here instead of dealing with Soufriere.

Ashore, if your budget allows, is a luxury treat: pools and spa and restaurants of all stripes. Indulge! If you are tempted to get a room, first they said they could do one for $285 US plus 20% tax. When they checked availability, the least expensive was $585 plus tax. On line it was $750. Just to give a sense of the price point of this place.

Annoying note: if you are downwind of the traditional sailing ship Island Windjammer, when they fire up their main engine in the morning, the very sooty exhaust comes out of the top of their mast, spreading a fine coating over your boat. It came through our windward ports and put llittle black specks everywhere. PITA! They were most apologetic when I contacted them and will try to make it right when we get to Grenada.

Also, 50hz power only. Ok for our battery charger but not for your microwave or A/C. Marina internet is very irregular even with antenna. Stanley is eager to do work on your boat and play the sympathy card to get it. Reluctantly agreed to my offer of $15/hr.

Trip Advisor is very helpful in sorting out all the various restaurant choices. FWIW the pizza at the Bayside Café is the worst I have had in years. They use a convection oven, probably a frozen pizza. Service at Doolittles is very slow. Masala Bay seemed fine but overrated to us.

Review would be five stars if they fixed the power, invested in the maintenance of the dock and upgraded the showers.

Staff first rate, 2017-02-05
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (686)

The staff and dock hands are very helpful. I was there 10 days and security was the best and people friendly. Showers were cold but I found that you could coax a little warm water out of them. Great little grocery store. One thing that I did find annoying was the constant stream of different charter boats tying up next to me with unfortunate results. I had my solar panel bent by one of them. Mini bus system great for seeing the island. You have to walk out to the main road and catch a Jacmel bus.

Great anchorage on mooring bouys., 2017-02-01
Captain: , EXETER (30)

A friendly marina, with very good restaurants especially the Hideaway Rainforest. We only found out on our second visit that we could use all the hotel facilities for free, lovely terraces and swimming pools and loungers for chilling out. The spa is very good and divine to look at as well, I had a very good pedicure there and hair cut last year which was slow but good.

wonderful staff and experience, 2016-11-22
Captain: , Severna Park, MD (461)

We thought the people at Marigot Bay were first-rate. They know how to treat customers. Much better than our Rodney Bay experience!

Great small bay rounded by hills, 2016-10-23
Captain: , South America (778)

I've stayed one night in this beautiful bay. I've got a mooring from Capella Marina and we was allowed to use the hotel facilities.

The bay is beautiful, small, very safe. Customs are in front of the mooring.

Attention if you try to anchor outside since the bottom is hard to hold the anchor

great protective mooring, 2016-06-03
Captain: , Newport (490)

We took a marina mooring which entitled us to the use of the showers, WiFi, resorts pool and deck chairs. This is an excellent spot in inclement weather and we spent several days here. Excellent music and romantic dinner meal at the Rainforest, and great lunches at Mygo's. Lots of boat men selling fruits.

Tax Free Fueling?, 2016-05-23
Captain: , Canon City, CO (10)

Unfortunately after a very pleasant stay on a mooring ball, fueling was bound up in bureaucratic red tape. Despite several conversations with management and staff concerning tax free fuel prior to our departure, when we went to refuel it all went wrong. We had been told by one person it was a minimum of 100 gal. And another person told us that it was 250 gal. No one told us those were imperial gal. When our buddy boat began fueling he was told, too late, that he was being fueled from a taxed pump and there was no way to change it. And we were told unless we were certain that we would take on 100 gal minimum that we would have to be fueled from the taxed pump. The reason given was the requirement that he would have to fill out extra paperwork. So if you want an easy fuel up, tax free, fuel at Rodney Bay.

Luxury Stop, 2016-01-09
Captain: , Barnstable (268)

This is a top notch luxury stop that will consume any budget you saved anchoring out previous nights. Top notch facilities and restaurants. Customs and Immigration is right on the dock to check in and check out in one step and it was a pretty painless process. We ate at the Rum Cave onsite and it was excellent. Our "little" 48 foot boat was tucked between two Super Yachts and we apologize to them for bringing down the neighborhood. We were there for New Year's Eve and the party was still going at 7:00 AM the next day.

High end Marina and resort, 2015-12-29
Captain: , Tarpon Springs (250)

staff and in particular the Dockmaster Troy Blanchard are outstanding. From first radio contact to securing our boat in our slip (med moor) staff was right there to make sure we had everything we needed. Facilities are first rate 60hz power available for US Yachts. dining choices too numerous to cover for any budget. we had our Cocker Spaniel with us and Vet came to boat and made checking him into the country manageable check our blog at for full immigration details

Great people and great protection, 2015-03-27
Captain: , Meridian, ID (488)

We stayed in the marina for a week before leaving the boat for a couple months in the marina. THey had great staff that did a good job looking arfter the boat. The pool is nice and we enjoy the restaurants.

Too expensive for us, 2014-05-11
Captain: , Southampton , UK (1327)

This is bay is beautiful, there is space to anchor on the left of the outside of the bay. However the bottom is very hard with lots of rocks so you not get your anchor to dig in only hold on a rock. We do not like this type of holding as it is easy to break out if there is a sudden wind shift.

This leaves us on a mooring ball $60EC ($23 USD) per night. We feel this is very expensive if you are a cruiser living on a low budget.

The Marina has a very over priced grocery store and some even more over priced restaurants.

We asked at the Marina office about tours, we were told there is nothing to do here and we could hire a car or taxi and go down to the Pitons. We just moved our boat there instead.

If you are on holiday on a charter boat you will probably love this place, as a cruiser it was very expensive and offered little for us.

Awesome Bay, 2013-07-14
Captain: , Seattle, WA (415)

We agree with 90% of the previuos comments. This is one of the prettiest bays we've ever been to. Took a morring buoy $20 a day here for three days. Very quiet and tranquil. Be sure to treat yourself to dinner at the Rainforest Hideaway right there in the bay, awesome setting and food. Rent a car and go to Soufriere to visit the Pitons, Diamond Falls and the Mineral Baths.

Ask for Nash, 2012-11-30
Captain: , Washington, DC (840)

As you approach Marigot Bay you will probably be approached by boat boys offering services. Hold out for Nash in an inflatable dinghy. He represents the marina and can assist you in getting a secure mooring. We had only planned on spending one night at Marigot Bay, but found the setting so enjoyable we stayed for two. No need to drop your dinghy as the water taxis are running right through the mooring field. Dining at both Doolittle%u2019s and Rainforest Hideaway was superb.

On our second visit, we were informed by the fuel dock attendant, not the marina office staff, that our mooring ball fee also entitled us to use the pool at the Hurricane Hole Hotel. Take your dinghy under the bridge at the end of the med-moored charter boats. This time we also tried the restaurant at the end of the bay (JB%u2019s?) and Chateau Mygo. Both were good. Doolittle%u2019s is starting to look a little long in the tooth.

Best hurricane hole in Caribbean, 2010-12-09
Captain: , Road Town (450)

I agree, you will not be dissapointed. Everyone of the staff is professional and exteremely helpful. The facilities (pool, fitness center, restuarants) are superb. It is a well protected harbor with a superb hurricane/surge plan covering the entire anchorage.
A Moorings charter base.

Super Marina and Staff, 2010-08-18
Captain: , Bikini, Marshall Islands (10)

You will not be dissapointed. The staff is professional and very helpful. The facilities (pool, fitness center, restuarants) are superb. It is a well protected harbor.

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