SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum > Staying longer than 90 days in St Maarten
 Not a Member? 

Thread: Staying longer than 90 days in St Maarten Reply to Thread

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

Topic Review (Newest First)
06-20-2007 02:06 PM
camaraderie all depends on the officials...not the law. That's why I suggest talking with one as you check in at the BRIDGE...not Philipsburg. Be up front about your long as you look PRESENTABLE...and treat them with respect they will most likely approve of your plans. I have not done this myself but have heard of others doing it and I CAN say that the crew at the bridge was laid back and pleasant. Just don't go in and on the 90th day ask for an extension...let them know up front. They like booaters and money...but don't like derelicts and trouble makers and that is who the rules are for.
06-20-2007 01:34 PM
Mkfcdl Just talked to immigration in St Maarten. Apparently, it is acceptable to clear out of the Dutch side, spend at least 24 hours on the French side (check in there and then clear out), and then return to the Dutch side to restart the 90 day stay or whatever amount is on your clearance papers. Can anyone confirm this to be actual practice?
06-18-2007 01:24 PM
Giulietta Stupid me...I just noticed, I'm European...sorry
06-18-2007 01:24 PM
camaraderie Mark...if you talk to the officials at the lagoon bridge on checking in...they may be willing to extend your stay IF you are up front about it. Otherwise...ask if checking in on the French side will qualify as an exit!! (G)
06-18-2007 01:13 PM
Mkfcdl Guilietta:

Sorry for not clarifying my question: this pertains to a U.S. boat/sailor entering St Maarten.

06-18-2007 01:10 PM
Giulietta Funny..I was never told you can't stay more than 90 days in St. Marteen.

You can stay as long as you want...
06-18-2007 12:02 PM
Cruisingdad Mark,

I am going to PM you. Take a look.

- CD
06-18-2007 11:53 AM
Staying longer than 90 days in St Maarten

Just curious about this since it seems lots of folks spend most of the winter season in Simpson Bay in St Maarten. How can you get around the 90 day stay limit on a sailboat? Can you check out, sail to a neighboring island for a few days, and then return to St Maarten with a new 90 day clock upon clearance?

Thanks in advance,
s/v Ohana -- Abacos

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.