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Fort Bay Harbor  
 
  Saba's PortAccess to Saba from the sea is on the south east shore of the island at Saba's only port Fort Bay Harbor. The port was made more user friendly back in 1972 with the completion of the Captain Leo Chance Pier. Thus allowing larger vessels that the existing small pier couldn't facilitate to dock. Since then the Fort Bay has expanded and the facilities have improved dramatically.

The Port is the busiest place on the island as it is used by Local Fishermen, Dive Operators, Ferry Services and Shipping companies alike. Practically all of Saba's goods move through here so delivery day can be quite hectic! You're always guaranteed to hear the islands most colorful language on a busy day... You'll find the Harbor Office, Customs, Saba Marine Park, Gas Station (the only one on the island!), Three Dive shops, Two restaurants and the Island's Electricity generators at the Fort, generators that not only power the entire island, but add a soundtrack to the melee that heightens its energy (and acts as censor for some of that aforementioned "colorful language").

Ferry Services

Sailing to Saba is an opportunity not to be missed. As she looms ever closer upon the horizon you'll be distracted from her silhouette by nature, keen eyes will be rewarded by the sight of brown booby birds chasing flying fish, sprightly dolphins and the luckiest of voyager may even spy a breaching whale...

Two regular Ferry Services use the Port; the Dawn II Ferry which is based on Saba and The Edge Ferry run by Aquamania which is based on St. Maarten. Check in times from St. Maarten are 4.00 p.m. from Dock Maarten Marina, Great Bay, Philipsburg, for the Dawn & 8.00 a.m. at Pelican Marina for the Edge. The services do not run daily and are subject to change/weather conditions (as all travel is to Saba). Check out their web sites in our related links to get accurate up to date schedule information.

Information for Vessels visiting Saba*
Whilst coming ashore we strongly advise that you enter the island of Saba only through Fort Bay Harbor as the other areas (Well's Bay, Ladder Bay and Cove Bay) can be treacherous in certain sea conditions that may be deceptive from aboard your vessel.

Saba National Marine Park Mooring Map

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Check-in procedures
Arriving yachts are required to proceed to the Fort Bay Harbor as soon as possible, clear Customs and Immigration, then check in/out with the harbormaster to fulfill the required formalities. If Customs and Immigration are not available, proceed directly to the Harbor Office. The opening hours of the harbor office are from 6 AM to 6 PM. For your convenience and to speed up the procedures, the Customs and Immigration form can be downloaded in PDF format here.

Every yacht is ALSO REQUIRED to check in with the Marine Park at the office also located in Fort Bay. Download the yacht registration form (editable PDF format), or visit our downloads section.

Contact the Saba National Marine Park office (+599 416 3295) or Harbor Master on VHF channel 16 for directions on anchoring, mooring use, or any other information you may require.

*Information from this point forward displayed by kind permission of The Saba Conservation Foundation.


 
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