The Harbor Master
The Saba Harbor Office is responsible for the day to day management of facilities and to ensure that operations run efficiently and effectively. The office is responsible for enforcing the regulations of the harbor as per the harbor ordinance, in order to ensure the safety, the security and the correct operation of the port facilities.
The Harbor Office oversees the maintenance and upkeep of harbor facilities, co-ordinates responses to emergencies, and oversees the vessel traffic within the harbor. The harbor office is also responsible for the collection of all port fees. Vessels are required to report at the harbor office when landing on Saba and are required to pay the regulated fees.
It also falls under the Harbor Office’s responsibilities to report any suspicious or illegal activities to the authorities and to issue local safety information during inclement weather, storms or hurricanes. In order to ensure that the harbor functions effectively and efficiently the harbor master is required to participate in harbor and disaster management training throughout the year and update the staff in these areas.
Saba Conservation Foundation
Every visiting yacht is required to check in with the Marine Park at their office, which is also located in Fort Bay. You will also be able to buy souvenirs from the boutique shop at the same location.
The Saba Marine Park
The park circles the entire island from the high-water mark to a depth of 60 m (200 feet), including the seabed and overlying waters. The total area is approximately 1300 hectares. A zoning plan divides the park for various recreational and commercial uses. A system of permanent mooring buoys facilitates diving and prevents damage to corals. One of the few self-sustaining marine parks anywhere in the world, the Saba Marine Park raises revenue through visitor fees, souvenir sales, and donations.
The Saba Marine Park is administered by the Saba Conservation Foundation. Access to the park is free for all residents of Saba. Visitors pay US$ 3 per dive.
SCF (Saba Conservation Foundation)
The Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) is a non governmental organization established in 1987 with a mission to preserve and manage Saba's natural and cultural heritage.
Based in Fort Bay (Saba's only Harbour) and at the Trail Shop in Windwardside to provide you with the necessary information to make your visit a truly fulfilling and unforgettable experience. Committed to the belief that a stronger island economy will result from the sustainable use of Saba's rich and virtually unspoiled resources, the organization meets the main expense of nature management.
Available 24/7. To find out more about our ramp/crane haul out facilities and procedures contact:
Chief Harbor Master: Travis Johnson
Fort Street 9
Saba, Dutch Caribbean
Telephone from Europe: +599-416-2526
Telephone USA: 011-599-415-2526
Telephone managers: +599 416 7345 / Cato De Schepper +599 416 7346 / Benjamin Schlegl
Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center
Lynn Costenaro and John Magor
PO Box 598
Saba, Dutch Caribbean
toll free USA: 1-800-883-SABA
Food & Drink
Named for its original owner, Pops; this seaside hangout quickly became a staple hang-out for Saban locals and visiting tourist alike. Now, reopening its doors after a complete renovation, Pops Place hopes to reclaim some of its old charm with a flair for the real. It boasts a bar reminiscent of a ship. Its relaxed interior with subdued colours, beckons those who want a quick drink or a leisurely meal.
Pops Place is open from 9 am-10 pm daily, and closed on Mondays. Currently credit cards are not accepted, however in the near future they will be.
Come and visit Pops Place; a little bit of old with a whole lot of new.
The Deep End
Tel: +599 416 0596