Cruz Bay is packed very tightly and a mooring/anchoring permit
is required for long term moorings. Neither of which will be provided because it is full! Coral
Bay is open to anchoring
and is outside the park boundaries. The DPNR has moved many of the boats out of there that did not have mooring
permits. Here is some info I found doing a quick search.
Caneel Bay, Francis Bay, and Maho Bay are popular anchorages
for overnight stays. Anchor in sand well away from coral and seagrass beds, or use moorings. Anchoring
is not permitted in Saltpond, Great Lameshur, Little Lameshur, and Reef Bay; moorings must be used in these areas. Contact the park for more information about moorings and their use. Living aboard
a boat in the park waters is limited to 14 days in any 12-month period.
Coral is very fragile and easily damaged by anchors, human touch, feet, and flippers. Coral damaged by one person can take hundreds of years to regrow. Remember, "If it's not sand, don't stand." Coral and other sea life can also cause injury to people when touched.
Kayaks, dinghies, rafts or any other motored or rowed vessels must stay outside demarcated swim areas. Boats 26 feet or less may access the beach using channels marked by red and green buoys, but may not anchor in this channel. Boats may moor or anchor in sand outside of swim areas in Park waters on the north shore.
Boat anchoring is prohibited in Park waters on the south shore and boats must use moorings provided. This includes all the bays from Cocolobo Point to Ram Head
Boats are limited to 14 nights per calendar year in Park waters. Moorings are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Boats must be 55' or less to use moorings and may not be anchored while using the moorings. No rafting is permitted while moored. No anchoring is permitted within 20 feet of any mooring
or regulatory marker.
Boats 125 feet to 210 feet (length on deck) may anchor only in Francis Bay, in sand, and must be in depths greater than 50 feet. It is illegal to dump litter in park waters or on land. Dispose of litter in designated receptacles located throughout the park.