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Water Taxi Service

Our loyal sponsor, The Sol Group, again makes the availability of our water taxi service possible for all participants of the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. All participants have the option to be ferried to and from their boats for free in a timely and comfortable fashion.

The Water Taxi services are free for every crew member racing in the Regatta, as it is included in the entry fee, and is valid for unlimited use during the official opening hours. There will be a limited water taxi service in the lagoon, only between participating boats and the Sint Maarten Yacht Club. Simply hoist the Blue & Orange Sol flag during the day or use the glow stick during evening hours (provided by us at registration) when you want to go ashore and one of our comfortable Water Taxi dinghies will come and pick you up.

When it is time to board your boat, especially early in the morning when you are in a rush and bringing in the supplies for the day such as lunch, water and of course the most important of them all sun tan lotion, go to the Sol Water Taxi Service Dock.

It is important for you to remember in which zone you are anchored. Remembering other characteristics like the name of your boat, your bow number, etc. will be of great help to the drivers to locate your boat. The people in the Sol Shirts will do their utmost to take you to and from your boat, before and after a great day’s racing and partying.

At rush hour, please stay calm and have confidence in your water taxi drivers. Please realize that they are not allowed to have the Heineken beers you had. They do their best to get you ashore or to your yacht.

After official opening hours at night, a limited number of water taxis may run as part of a private enterprise. The cost thereof is not included in the Regatta entry fee. The Regatta Organization does not accept any responsibility for any form of water taxi service rendered outside the scheduled times as mentioned.

Water taxi service

Boats to Port de Plaisance
Only for participants of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
Costs: Free of charge for sailors

Operating hours during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 10AM – 8PM
  • Thursday – Sunday: 6:45AM – 10:30AM | 1:45PM – 1AM

Shuttle service

Port de Plaisance – Simpson Bay Marina – Sint Maarten Yacht Club – Ilse del Sol – Port de Plaisance

Open to everyone during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
Costs: $5 (round-trip)

Operating hours during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 10AM – 8PM
  • Thursday – Sunday: 10AM – 1AM