There are five (5) ports of entry in Saint Lucia, all located on the leeward side of the island: Rodney Bay; Port Castries; Marigot Bay; Soufriere; Vieux Fort.
This marina is located in the north of the island and offers 253 slips and a 4.5 acre boatyard. It also offers excellent accommodations for mega yachts up to 280 feet, with drafts of up to 15 feet. It is home to the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.
Port Castries is the main port for Cruise Ships calling to St. Lucia. On average 400 cruise ship vessels call to Port Castries during each season, which runs from October to April. The Port consists of two berthing facilities:
La Place Carenage / Queen Elizabeth II
- Berth #1: 200ft long (60.96m); Depth 18-20ft (5.48m – 6.09m)
- Berths #2 & 3: 720ft long (219.45m) (continuous); Depth 27ft (8.23m)
- Berth #4: 498ft long (151.79m); Depth 32ft (9.75m)
- Berth #5: 520ft long (158.49m); Depth 32ft (9.75m)
- Berth #6: 448ft long (136.55m); Depth 30ft (9.14m)
- P/S #1: 400ft long (121.92m); Depth 36ft (10.97m)
- P/S #2: 300ft long (91.44m); Depth 34ft (10.36m)
- Berth #1 for ships of length 850 – 1000ft (259.08m – 304.8m)
- Berth #2 for ships of length 750 – 850ft (228.6m – 259.08m)
Pointe Seraphine is within reasonable walking distance (about 500 meters or 1/3 mile) of the Town Centre. La Place Carenage, in the Town Centre, is also referred to as Northern Wharf or Port Castries, and officially named Queen Elizabeth II. Both terminals have Duty Free Shops with amenities and licensed taxi stands.
The Marina at Marigot Bay is located in the South-East Corner of the bay. The Marina can accommodate 40 yachts from 30ft to 250ft LOA with a maximum draft of 16ft and a maximum beam of 44ft. This Marina benefits from deeper water than most other Caribbean Marinas and has some 700 feet (218M) of stern to dock, with the addition of some finger piers for alongside berthing at the Eastern end. The approach channel is deep water and the maneuvering area in front of each berth is dredged to a depth of 16ft (5M). Large vessels are escorted through the channel and to their berth by the Marina Launch.
Customs is located along the bay front and is manned 7 days a week. Immigration is located at the Police Station along the bay front, and is therefore always open.
Customs is available at this mainly commercial port. Immigration does not have an office at Port Vieux Fort. These formalities need to be completed at Hewanorra International Airport. The airport is a five minute taxi ride from the docks.