Internet WIFI : is available at every slip

  • Ice
    Ice is available at the Soggy Dollar bar on the dock.

  • Cooking Gas
    A propane refill service is provided every Tuesday and Thursday.
    Bring your bottles first thing in the morning and receive them back next day after 330pm

  • Showers
    Showers are available at the Soggy Dollar Bar

  • Laundry Service
    Visit Lilli at the Palapa Laundry for all your serviced wash, dry and folds.
    Open Mon - Sat from 8am till 4pm
    For your dry cleaning please drop off your loads at the office for a pickup.

  • Electricity
    At the moment we provide 50 and 100 amps 220 – 380 – 440 VOLTS, 3PHACE AVAILABLE
  • Wire Transfer Service

  • Courier Service
    We can assist you with sending of Cargo or FedEx

  • Delivery of Faxes, FedEx
    We can deliver your Faxes, FedEX and any other Post

  • Fax Service
    You can send or receive faxes through the marina office.
    Fax 1 721 545-2510

  • Telephone
    Land connection from marina pedestals. Connection through
    The MailBox.

Palapa Marina offers a crew placement services from the marina office. Please register with us at crew@palapamarina.com

Need Crew: We can provide you with a list of available crew Please fill out our Crew Placement Form

Cost of Crew Placement:

  • $350 for a temporary position

  • $550 for a permanent position

Job Opportunities:

The Palapa Yacht Provisioning offers a wide selection of fine wines, spirits and much more…

Palapa Marina Yacht Provisioning see more indepht information about our Provisioning service:

  • Fuel Bunkering
    One can receive fuel at every berth at Palapa Marina
    We can also provide our clients with fuel bunkering in Philipsburg.
    Oil Products (Shell, Texaco, Castrol)

  • Sewage Services

  • Day Workers
    A selection of day workers are available though the marina office on a daily bases.

  • Oil Disposal
    Oil Disposal is available please ask the marina office for assistance

  • Boat Rentals
    Boat and Tender rental available at Aqua World located on the dock

  • Taxi, Car & Limo Rental
    Please ask the marina office for assistance in recommended rentals companies

  • V.I.P Service
    The marina office will assist you with any V.I.P. Services.

  • Ships Agents
    For assistance with: Port Clearance, Transport, VIP Services and much more…

  • Crew Placement
    Crew Placement is available at the Marina Office. To make an appointment please call 1 721 545-5611
Please feel free in asking the friendly staff in the office for any island information you may need and don't forget to check the following links to:

Palapa Marina offers stern to docking for up to 22 mega yachts with a draft of up to 20-feet. Each berth offers water and electricity (30/50/100amp – 3 phase), fuel, telephones and cable TV. Marina services include shipwright, refrigeration and air-conditioning specialists; divers, scuba shop, business center and yacht support.

Yacht provisioning, washrooms, showers and a laundry, are all located within the marina complex. Many popular restaurants nearby and the infamous Soggy Dollar Bar opens right onto the dock.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Palapa Marina are readily available to organize any kind of service requested – from filling gas bottles to boat repairs, hiring a scooter, limo or car.

Rates are valid for Season 2013-2014
Lenght Daily Silver Gold Platinum Seasonal
  4 to 7 daily 8 to 29 days 30 to 49 days 50 to 89 days 90 and up
65' - 159' $2.20 $2.10 $2.00 $1.75 $1.90
160' - up $2.70 $2.50 $2.30 $1.95 $2.20
Special rates available for long term docking
*Prices in U.S. Dollars and subject to change without advance notice
Please note that we have a three nights minimum stay. For stays under three nights we have a surcharge of 20 cents per foot.


3phase 220v/440v 100amp - 60Hz - $0.48/$0.52


is $0.20 per Gallon


available at every berth


is up to 18ft


One night dockage is required to confirm reservation
Deposit requirement for long term is one-month dockage fee

For more information please call us at 1 721 545-2735
or email us at info@palapamarina.com

Office Hours: Daily from 8:00am to 6:00pm
rates Print out our Rate-PDF file

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel 60 hrs prior to the arrival date, there is no cancellation charge.

  • 30% of one night's dockage charge for the cancellation within 60 and 48 hours of ETA.

  • 100% of one night's dockage charge for the cancellation within 24 hours of ETA.

  • For No-Show on estimated arrival date without any prior notice will result in a 3 night dockage charge or 50% charge of reserve dockage, whichever is the least.

We accept all major credit cards:

Palapa Marina SXM accepts Visa CardPalapa Marina SXM accepts Master CardPalapa Marina SXM accepts American Express CardPalapa Marina SXM accepts Diner Club Card

Palapa Marina Location

Palapa Marina Location
N 18° 2.0554'    W 063° 5.5221'

28 Airport Road, Simpson Bay
, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

P +1 721 545-2735   F +1 721 545-2510 or email us at

Palapa Marina is easily accessible from the Atlantic through Simpson Bay Lagoon, the marina is only minutes from the virgin islands and a great "jumping off" port for a sailing trip across the Caribbean. Sport fishers can head out for year-round deep sea fishing and you won't want to miss the nationally-acclaimed Heinecken Regatta held on Sint Maarten each spring.

View local satellite views, severe weather forecasts, wave heights, tides, wind, direction. Find out where the weather is heading and when it will clear:


Bridge opening Simpson Bay (Dutch side)

This is the main access into and out of Simpson Bay Lagoon from the Dutch side of the island. The Bridge is located in Simpson Bay and will accommodate vessels up to a maximum beam of 56 feet (17 meters) and a maximum draft of 17 feet (6 meters).

When the bridge is closed there is 8.6 feet (2.6 meters) clearance in the port channel and 8 feet (2.4 meters) clearance in the starboard channel.

Simpson Bay Bridge

Clearance may vary depending on the state of the tide. There is a 3mph speed limit for all vessels using the access channel, and within the lagoon all marinas and yacht anchorages are deemed ‘no wake zones’
Bridge Opening Times (Daily)
Outbound 09:00, 11:00, 16:30.
Inbound 0930, 1130, 1730

Call Bridge Operator on VHF Ch 12 for permission to enter or leave Simpson Bay Lagoon.

Outbound traffic precedes inbound traffic Sandy Ground Bridge (French Side) This bridge is the main access into Simpson Bay Lagoon from the French side of the island.

Access is from Marigot Bay and the bridge will accommodate vessels with a maximum beam of 32 feet and a maximum draft of 10 feet. There is a 10-foot clearance when the bridge is closed.

There is a 3mph speed limit in the channel.Bridge opening times
Mon-Sat 08:15, 14:30 and 17:30
Sunday 08:15 and 17:30

For information call Bridge Operator:
690 690 87 20 43 VHF Ch 16

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