Cul-de-Sac du Marin

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Cul-de-Sac du Marin
Port of Entry
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The Large Anchorage Cul-de-Sac du Marin

Deep into this lagoon of Cul-de-Sac du Marin there is a large marina, operated by the township, it has room for over 600 yachts. These can be accommodated either along floating docks or off-shore on laid moorings.

There are many places to anchor within the lagoon.

Cul-de-Sac du Marin is reputed to be an excellent hurricane hole.

From here also operates Dockwise Yacht Transport a company that ferries yachts across the Atlantic to Toulon, France. They sail at least once a year for Marmaris, Turkey.


See Martinique.


See Martinique.


See Martinique.


Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets


Warning: The approach into the Cul-de-Sac du Marin lagoon is very tricky to navigate because one must follow a channel that snakes around reefs and shallow sand bars. This channel is well marked but to make it even more challenging it uses the buoys in the American IALA B system (red right returning) which is the opposite of the IALA A used by the rest of the world. That is you must keep a red marker to your starboard instead of to your port.


Cul-de-Sac du Marin is a port of entry to Martinique. Check at the capitanerie.

There is French Customs office within the marina. It opens in the morning. Clearing customs here is very easy.

For entering/exiting procedures also see Martinique.


Use the marina (piers and moorings), or anchor off.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


There are many safe places to anchor within the lagoon.

Also see Martinique.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

There are several chandlery and other stores in the marina complex.


At the marina.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel dock the Du Marin Marina.
In the Du Marin Marina.
In the Du Marin Marina.

Things to do Ashore


See Martinique.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Good provisions in many places. Rum is one of Martinique famous products. It is reasonably priced, so are French wines. In general, you can find good French products here, in this remote corner of the European Union.


Good food almost anywhere in the island. The French influence is apparent.


At the Du Marin Marina.


Within walking distance from the marina.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

In the marina and the airport.

Garbage Disposal

There are bins around the harbor.


See Martinique.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


Also see Martinique.


See Martinique.


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