When the bridge is closed there is 8.6 feet (2.6 meters) clearance in the port channel and 8 feet (2.4 meters) clearance in the starboard channel.
Note: Clearance may vary depending on the state of the tide.
There is a 3mph speed limit for all vessels using the access channel, and within the lagoon all marinas and yacht anchorages are deemed ‘no wake zones'
All vessels entering Simpson Bay and the Simpson Bay Lagoon are by law required to clear in at the Lagoon Authority collection Office immediately after arrival and pay the indebted bridge, harbor and clearance fees. All fees are immediately due and payable upon arrival.
Bridge fees as per January 1, 2008:
USD 10 for boats from 9 to 12 meters in length
USD 30 for boats from 12 to 15 meters in length
USD 60 for boats from 15 to 18 meters in length
USD 120 for boats from 18 to 22 meters in length
USD 200 for boats from 22 to 28 meters in length
USD 300 for boats from 28 to 36 meters in length
USD 500 for boats from 36 meters and larger
*Above mentioned fees are during regular hours entering the lagoon
Special Bridge Openings
Special bridge openings per vessel and per opening may be requested 24 hours in advance for openings between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. at a fee of USD 1,000 regardless of the length of the vessel and must be paid in advance.
For any information please call the SLAC office at the Police Station in Simpson Bay next to the bridge at (599) 545- 3138 or via the Police Station at (599) 545-5500/01/02/03/04/05 or call the bridge operator on VHF channel 12.