Yacht Mooring Areas

Five Yacht Mooring Areas have been created within the Soufriere Marine Management Area as shown on the Zoning Map.

  • Between Anse Chastanet & Anse Mamin
  • Rachette Point
  • Soufriere Jetty
  • Malgretoute Beach
  • Beausejour Area

The use of the moorings requires a Coral Conservation Permit. The amount of this permit depends on the size of your vessel and the duration of use.

Coral Conservation Permit

These permits can only be purchased from the uniformed SMMA Rangers. The Rangers must be able to identify themselves upon request (call the SMMA on VHF channel 16, if you need verification).

All money collected goes to the coral protection program.

Although the mooring systems are well maintained by the SMMA, as indicated by a yellow tag on the pick-up line, make sure your buoy is holding the vessel as intended, and that the system is secure.


Please help to keep the moorings safe and report any defects to the rangers.

The yacht mooring system is not designed for rough or stormy weather (especially Tropical Storms or Hurricanes). In such a case, please anchor in a protected sandy bay.

Please be advised that the SMMA does not accept liability for any damage, loss or injury resulting from a defective mooring.

And remember!
Anchoring is forbidden within the SMMA, except in the designated areas for which a permit is required.

Yachting Saftey & Security