Saint Laurent du Maroni (Port of entry)

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Coordinates: 005° 30.354' N , 054° 1.920' W
Country: French Guiana


What a wonderful and underrated town with a wonderful historical centre with lots of character.

The port is about 15 miles from the entrance of the river. A buoyed channel for cargo vessels marks the route with a minimum depth at high tide of over 4m. While night entry is possible, it is not recommended as buoys closer to Saint Laurent are not lit. Stay close to the French side for depth.

Warning: fishing nets when approaching the Maroni river's safe water mark.

For clearance visit (David, of the Marina/Moorings and Nereid Rally take care of all clearance procedures for cruisers, whether you are at anchor or on one of his moorings. He will do all the paperwork and drive you to the PAF (police aux frontières ) at the car ferry dock, to have your passport stamped (entry and exit).

  • the PAF at the car ferry to have your passport stamped (entry and exit). Not obligatory for European citizens, but prevents issues when your next stop is Suriname.
  • Customs (la douane) is in the administrative centre. 

The marina has 20 mooring buoys (swinging moorings are regularly inspected) that can can accommodate yachts up to 60 feet. 

Ashore: fresh water from one of their floating docks. Yachts can now come along-side to fill up (no more jerry jugs from the marina office!). The charge is Euro 0.03 / Litre and is available for all yachts, even if not staying at the marina. 

WiFi, secure dinghy dock, club house/cafe, check-in check-out assistance, water, laundry, ice, extensive electronic library and small book exchange, transport to supermarket, gas, technicians & spare parts, assistance with repairs, fuel bunkering, yacht & freight management, airport pick up & drop off, mail order chandlery, commercial diving. Showers available close by (small fee payable).

+594 (0)694946157 or +594 (0)594278430    VHF CH 72

A fresh market (marché) every Wednesday and Saturday morning and several wonderful French boulangeries offering fresh croissants and breads. There are restaurants and cafés, dentists and doctors, car rentals and a tourist info office. 


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Added by Helena Neal on 31/07/2018 12:38:01.
Last updated by Helena Neal on 11/08/2018 12:26:17.
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