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Navigation & Clearance

Let Her Inspire You

Navigation & Clearance

For Saint Lucia’s visiting yachtsmen and sailing crews, here’s the navigation and clearance information you’ll need to navigate her waters:

Occasional License (Commercial Yachts)

Up to 40ft – EC$200
41- 70ft – EC$300
Over 70ft – EC$400

The annual license is granted to vessels with permission

Annual License (Commercial Yachts)

Up to 40ft – EC$200
41ft – 70ft – EC$300
Over 70ft – EC$400


Under 100 GRT (at any time) – EC$10
Over 100 GRT (0800 to 1600) – EC$20
Over 100 GRT (1600 to 0800) – EC$40


Under 40ft – EC$5
Over 40ft – EC$15

Up to 740 GRT – EC$15
51 to 4999 GRT – tonnage x EC$0.02
5000 GRT and over – EC$100

Mooring Permit

EC$25. Permission given to moor at a point, which is not a designated port of entry. It is sort from a Customs Office at the time of the request

Length Of Stay

Visitors may request up to 3 months stay. Application for extension must be made in person at the main Immigration Office in Castries and carries a fee of EC$100 per 21-day period

Clearance Requirements

  • Ship’s papers showing ownership and nature of business in which the vessel is primarily engaged
  • Clearance documentation for last port prior to Saint Lucia inclusive of: Customs Declaration:
  • Passports for all crew and passengers and any appropriate visas.
  • For further information on visa requirements for Saint Lucia, please visit The Government of Saint Lucia website at faq/do_i_need_a_visa_to_enter_saint_lucia.htm
  • Customs overtime fees only apply on non-working days: Saturday and over hours on weekdays at EC$10; Sundays and holidays at EC$15. A minimum overtime fee of 3 hours at the hourly rate of the duty officer will apply
  • Customs clearance must be obtained within 24 hours of arrival in Saint Lucia. Do not leave your yacht prior to clearance

Business Hours For Customs

0800 – 1200/1300 – 1630 Mon – Thurs
0800 – 1800 Fri
0800 – 1630 Sat/Sun/Holidays

Clearance Information By Ports Of Entry Rodney Bay Marina

Customs and Immigration:
Shared Office (+1-758-452-0235)
Main Office (+1-758-452-0234)
Saint Lucia Air & Sea Ports (SLASPA) (+1-758-452-0548)


Primarily for cruise lines and cargo ships
Vigie Lighthouse (+1-758-452-5939) VHF 16

Marigot Bay

Customs & Immigration: Located in the Yacht Reception Facility in The Marina Village. Customs clearance is acceptable and they also act as a collection agency for Saint Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA): Office on the Marina Docks

Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA)

Business hours: 0800 – 1200/1300 1630 – Mon – Sun


Located in the Soufriere Marina Management Area (SMMA) office along the bayfront, and although manned 7 days a week, the same overtime hour fees will apply

Located in the police station on the bayfront

Business hours:
0800 – 1200/1300 – 1630 Mon – Thur
0800 – 1800 – Fri
0800 – 1630 – Sat/Sun/Holidays

Soufriere Marine Management Association (SMMA)

Located within customs office (0900 – 1700). They are responsible for the marine parks including moorings, anchorage (only in select areas), snorkeling and diving permits. The rangers patrol daily 0700 – 1900 (459-5500/VHF16) Email:

SMMA Mooring Fees

Up to 70ft – $EC54/USD$20 – 1 night; $EC324/USD$120 – week
More than 70ft, up to 120ft – $EC270/USD$100 – 1 night;
More than 120ft – EC$540/USD$200/Per Day
Crewed Charter  – EC$1350/USD$500/Per Annum