Details for Simpson Bay Marina

Simpson Bay Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.3 stars from 7 reviews

Address 68 Welfare Road
Simpson Bay, St Maarten

Phone+1 721 544 2309

After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel

79A /16


Email contact

Owner, manager

Ichel Lake



Roy Charles

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 13
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 120
Transient price: $1.40/ft (2014-05-31)

Other price info: 0-50 feet is $1.40 daily, $1.10 weekly,
$0.75 monthly, $0.65 for >3 months, and $0.60 yearly.
51 - 79 feet is $1.70 daily, $1.50 weekly, $0.95 monthly, $0.80 for > 3 months, and $0.70 yearly.
Call for seasonal deals.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Have up to 480 volt 3-phase 100 amps per leg.

Pricing info: Metered electric. May 2014 was $ 0.54 per kwh.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Free

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - Free

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Metered $0.20 per gallon, May 2014.

Dinghy access

Yes - There is a dinghy dock on the southwest end of the marina bordering the shore. This is a good landing place for the nearby grocery store. They allow public boaters to use the dinghy dock.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Sol

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Propane is available from Island Waterworld.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Available at the fuel dock.


Yes - Leave your trash on the dock and the staff will dispose of it for you. Trash fee is $5 perweek and $20 per month, May 2014.






Yes - Laundry service is available for $1.15 per pound. Delivered to the marina office. No self-service laundry available, May 2014.


Yes - Provisioning is available. Market Garden is across the street, 5% discount for yacht provisioning. Le Grande Gourmet grocery store is accessible by dinghy, 5% discount for yacht provisioning.

Carrefour Grocery Store is a 5 minute walk from the Storage Yard and chandlery. Fully stocked, modern French grocery store with sundries and household goods. They will deliver to your boat. French wine and cheese, fresh bread, excellent meat selection as long as you want pork. Beer too. Near the store - a great pizza stand and a morning coffee boulangerie with superb fresh everything.



Yes - Many restaurants within walking distance.

Jimbo's: fairly good food, slow service, convenient.
ZeeBest: good breakfast place. No credit cards.
Skipjacks: good seafood and ribs;
Little Jerusalem: excellent shwarmas. Past Simpson Bay lift bridge on left. (no credit cards).
Barnacle's: good Greek food accessible by dinghy (no credit cards).

Carousel Ice Cream is a worth a short walk from Simpson Bay Marina with super premium ice cream, sorbet, etc. made on-site daily. 24-30 flavors, plus special desserts. There is an antique carousel on the waters edge. The prices are very reasonable too.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Local vans stop right in front of the marina and go to Marigot, Philipsburg, and Maho Beach for $1.50 per person.

Other services

Pharmacy, banking, yacht brokerage, real estate, medical and dental center, convenience stores, boutiques, tennis courts, beauty salon, spa, business services (mailbox), dry cleaning, and swimming pool.


Reviews for Simpson Bay Marina
Capt Dave Hubschmitt, 2015-12-07
Captain: , Montauk, NY (40)

Stayed here for a week in 6/14. Great place to stay with some very nice restaurants near by. Not much in the way of repair facilities but vendors will come to the boat. No problem entering or leaving thru the bridge. Hauled my boat at a yard in the pond, had a pilot guide me thru to the haul out dock.

Great Marina! Close to everything!, 2014-05-31
Captain: , Biloxi, MS (91)

We stayed here April-June 2014 and had a great stay. Roney and his dock hands were very attentive and were always around to lend a hand. The office personnel, Jessica and Sharika, were professional and had great attitudes. Johanna at the fuel dock always had a smile and was very helpful. There are many restaurants within walking distance. Free Wifi. Nice showers. Access to pool, workout facilities, and tennis courts at nearby IGY Isla del Sol mega-yacht marina on Snoopy Island (access by dinghy). Car Rental Service available on site. Laundry service available. (no laundry room). Well-stocked Market Garden grocery across the street within walking distance (5% discount for yacht provisioning). Hyacinth at nearby Business Point can mail/receive packages from FedEx/DHL/Regular Mail service. There are great repair facilities close by via dinghy (FKG-hydralics, rigging) (Electec-electrical, watermaker repair) (Frostline-excellent refrigeration repair). Island Water World (access by dinghy) great marine store with excellent customer service. Great place to be, centrally located.

Outstanding Marina!!, 2014-02-21
Captain: , Delray Beach, FL (327)

Concur with other reviews. Very well run and in a great location. The ladies in the front office are suberb....friendly, fun and efficient. Dockmaster Roy is among the best I've seen...guided us in with our 11' draft and tucked us into a tight slip with no issues. Ask for Farmer for any exterior day work....super guy who can make anything happen and his partner Evonne for interior cleaning is magic. FKG (by Island Water World) is great for any rigging/machine shop or fabrication work. Only downside to this marina is a complete lack of holding tank pump out facilities.

Convenient and well run, 2013-02-06
Captain: , Alexandria (40)

We spent a night here to top off water and restock groceries. Great staff and very convenient to services. Good wifi too. Zee Best Restaurant, Scotia Bank, and Business Point (BP rents wifi hot spots for a reasonable price) are just steps away. I took off 1 star because of a problem with the electric pedestals that was resolved eventually.

Great Staff, 2013-01-30
Captain: , Eastport, Md (20)

Marina staff are extremely helpful, always help with dock lines when leaving or returning. They take our trash from dock side. Showers and rest rooms are kept clean. Great supermarket across street for provisioning, plus bars and restaurants very close by = great location

Nice, but..., 2011-01-08
Captain: , Mattapoisett, MA (298)

Nice facility with friendly help. Staff was unwilling to step in an enforce late night quiet hours with an offensive megayacht. I appreciate the Caribbean 'fun and laid back attitude' but by 4 am, owners and I want to get some rest. We would have stayed all season, but management's lack of response caused us to find a new base.

Very nice marina in the center of everything, 2010-12-09
Captain: , Road Town (450)

Inside the Lagoon so the water is very calm. A nice marina with very helpful staff. I highly recommend this IGY property.

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