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Old 05-10-2012, 13:32   #1
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Are they charging in French lagoon, St Martin

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I heard they are now charging to anchor on the french side in the lagoon at St Martin. Is it true?
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Old 05-10-2012, 16:15   #2
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We left there in March....no charge to anchor then on the French side of St. Martin.
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Re: Are they charging in French lagoon, St Martin

They might try to trick you into paying if you anchor on the outside in Marigot, if you clear in at the ferry terminal they will charge a "park fee" but if you go inside to clear in at the Capitanerie they won't; there a boat that circles around the Marigot anchorage that looks vaguely official and is staffed by gents who wear vaguely official uniforms - but the aren't official.

There is no charge to anchor on the French side of the Simpson Bay lagoon. I was there last in May. The "border" is quite easy to discern as the Dutch side is (un)surprisingly empty while the French side is rather more crowded.

Note that the depths on the French side aren't great and there is frequent silting.
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