Marine Industries Association of St. Lucia
[St. Lucia Info] [Sailing Conditions]
CLEARANCE AT SOURIERE
Soufriere is unique in that there are additional agencies the Soufriere Marine Management Authority (SMMA), and the Soufriere Development Foundation (SDF) - involved in the reception/facilitation of yachts.
Customs is located along the bay front and is manned 7 days a week 0800 hrs-1200 hrs, 1300 hrs-1630 hrs except Fridays when operating hours are 08:00 hrs- 12:00 hrs, 13:00 hrs- 18:00 hrs. Overtime rates apply after 1630 daily. The $15.00 standard fee applies on Sundays and public holidays.
Immigration is located at the Police Station along the bay front, and is therefore always open.
SLASPA does not maintain an office, therefore Port charges are not collected at this time. This is subject to change.
The SMMA offices are co-located with Customs along the bay front. Their rangers patrol the Park area, and collect mooring fees for use of the buoys, as anchoring is not allowed in most of the SMMA zone. Snorkel and dive permits are also issued. Office hours are 0900-1700 Mon-Fri. Rangers are on patrol from 0700-1900 daily, and up to 2300 hrs two days per week. Advanced bookings for moorings are accepted. The fee structure is as follows:
Yachts <40ft EC$40.00/US$15.00 for 2 nights - EC$54.00/US$20.00 per week;
>40 <70ft EC$54.00/US$20.00 for two nights, EC$67.00, US$25.00 per week;
>70ft EC$107/US$40.00 per night.
Dive fees are: EC$13.50 per person/day, EC$40.50 per annum; local dive master, US$40-$45.00 per dive; snorkel: EC$3.00 per person per day.
The SDF has jurisdiction over the docks and charges a fee of EC$8.00 per head for docking. Where a stern line is used with a bow line to an SMMA buoy, both charges apply. The office is located on the bay front and is open between 0830-1630 Mon-Fri.
Customs .+1(758) 459-5656
Immigration ..+1(758) 456-3620
SMMA .. ..+1(758) 459-5500 VHF Ch.16
SDF ....+1(758) 459-7200
Tourism Info .+1(758) 459-7419
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