Details for Renaissance Marina

Renaissance Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 5.0 stars from 4 reviews

Address Renaiassance Marketplace LG Smith Blvd. 9

Phone+297-588-0260/Fax: +297-588-0261

After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Sander Vellinga



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


The marina is located in the Oranjestad Harbor channel just east of the cruise ship dock. You will see a large concrete mooring bollard in the entry to the marina basin. Keep this to your port when entering. Inside the basin there will be two white buoys. One will have a 'No Wake' sign on it. Keep these buoys to port. The water depth at the entry to the marina is 12.5 feet.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12.5
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Most of the slips are med moor style, some requiring an anchor to be deployed.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 158
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2012-10-29)

Other price info: Weekly: $5.00 per foot.
Monthly: $15.00 per foot.
Annual: $140.00 per foor.
Multihulls are subject to a 30% surcharge.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 110/220/360 volt 60 Hz.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Available at selected slips.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Price is per gallon. 5% surcharge for credit cards. Price is set by the government on every second Wednessday of the month.



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dogs can stay on marina vessels. They are prohibited on the resort grounds, but you are allowed to take a direct path to the lush park next door for walks.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out











Yes - Several small markets within walking distance, and excellent large Dutch and Chinese supermarkets accessible by rental car or a long walk to the main bus terminal in town. Ling & Sons IGA has a wide selection. The mini-market on the resort grounds has some basic items at very steep prices.






Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Small ships store with basic boating and fishing supplies on the premises.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Daily charters for deep sea fishing, sailing, diving, and snorkeling.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability




Other services

Day laborers for cleaning inside and out and waxing hull. Bottom propeller and shaft cleaning. Waste oil disposal. Electrician, mechanic, and electronics.


Over 120 shops, 2 bars, 2 casinos, and a nightclub located around the marina

Reviews for Renaissance Marina
Much better than expected!, 2017-08-23
Captain: , Breckenridge, CO (90)

Med Mooring (which is a new thing for us) with water and power extra. Live aboards are tucked into a corner to reduce ther jerky docking style associated with surge and large powerboat wakes. Renaissance Marina is liked to the hotels, so you have access to everything a guest has, private island (with pink flamingos running around the beach), pools, Navagiators. Wifi was poor at the dock, but at the pool or lounge -strong and free. Hans and Even were great and always happy/pleasent (almost too much- but it is "One happy island") and extreemly accommodatimg. Diesel was about $5.60/gallon. Their office has a marine store that was very well stocked.
The docks are open to public/locals, but never felt uncomfortable. Night security walks by constantly (seems like every hour) and we felt confortable leaving our boat alone for 2 months. Hans/Even will start the engines/check the bildges every 2 weeks and check/adjust lines weekly. (included with the dockage fee).
Small grocery/hardware/raidoshack/bicycle stores intown and easily walkable, large ones along with (Lowes style) hardware stores were about half hour bike ride or $20 taxi(one way).
We could have stayed at the marina next to the airport saving us $200./month, but one needs a car or expect to do 1 hr bike rides for anything. Pluss the dump's smoke and ash fallout is unpleasent(at least at the anchorage next to it)
I consider this marina to be one of the top 3 friendlest, high end facilities we've stayed at in the last 8 years.
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Novemeber 2015, 2016-01-09
Captain: , Redondo Beach Ca (490)

Stayed here for two weeks hoping for a break in the East wind that never came. Marina is very well managed we got the slip right by the fuel dock in fromt of the Casino it was excellent. Everything here was great and I would highly recommend this as a stop over point.

A Great Marina, 2014-11-12
Captain: , Kemah, TX (395)

You will find the staff at Renaissance Marina to be very helpful. Sander's and XJ were always friendly and helpful and I could not be more pleased with their friendly and knowledgeable service. Unlike other marinas they really do monitor the VHF and reply when you call. Someone will wave at you from the dock to show you your slip when you enter and then skillfully help you tie up. There is a well-stocked, if small, chandlery on site and if you need to ship parts in they will aid you in insuring that the right people at customs get your paperwork so that clearance can occur as fast as possible.

I had to have my engine rebuilt because it overheated and seized up just as I entered the harbor. Pulling an engine from a sailboat is a big job in any marina. Although, Renaissance Marina is not a shipyard or the place anyone would choose to do a project like this the staff understood my plight and went out of their way to help me get the job done. Their recommendations for local skilled mechanics were spot on and the guys worked hard and did a good job.

If you are going to Aruba you will find this place to be well worth staying at.

Vegas in the Caribbean, 2012-11-28
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (346)

Very pleasant marina, part of a scenic resort property with casino and convention center complex. Marina guests are allowed to use the amenities including pools, gyms, and private island via shuttle boat at no extra change. Advance reservations are a good idea. The dockmaster, Sanders, is very knowledgeable and helpful and can assist with importation of various parts and supplies through the ship's store. Numerous security officers are on duty around the clock but the public is allowed to roam freely on the docks, so expect a flow of pleasant & inquisitive tourists. Many dining options are within walking distance %u2013 everything from Dunkins Donuts to extravagant buffets. With a rental car one has access to numerous shops, restaurants, a selection of nice supermarkets and a small Budget Marine store in addition to island sightseeing. We spent 6 weeks here waiting for a weather window to travel to Colombia and loved every minute of it.

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