Moorings: Rules & Regulations
Discover Bonaire’s maritime marvels from the sea, embracing these rules for a safe and happy voyage:
- Public Moorings (for public) yellow or blue:
- Two-Hour Grace: Everyone is allowed to use a public mooring for a maximum time of 2 consecutive hours at a time
- Boat must be moored using the front of the boat
- First Come, First Serve: Arrive early for first dibs.
- Size of boat: One boat allowed over 4m, three boats allowed under 4m.
- Smooth Sailing: Keep pathways clear; avoid obstructing boat traffic.
- 13m Max: Mooring supports boats up to 13 meters in length.
- Private Moorings ( for residents) owner determines type of mooring:
- Managed by STINAPA, only residents allowed
- To apply for use: Email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where you will receive an application form which can be submitted with a copy of a valid sedula and boat registration from the Harbor Office.
- After submission of a valid application, you will be added to the waitlist. Current wait time is at about 3 years.
- Maximum boat length of 18m.
- Overnight Moorings (for visitors) bi-colored mooring:
- Managed by STINAPA, used by visitors only
- Before use, register at the Custom Office and Harbor Village Marina.
- Use is only allowed for the time frame allocated to your visa
- No commercial activities allowed while using overnight moorings.
- May not be tied to directly, plus use a tie-on line.
- No speeding when using a dingy.
- Maximum boat length of 18m
Seaside Navigators: Always navigate on the seaside of the mooring buoys in the dark blue waters.