All vessels arriving in or departing from St. Maarten waters must clear in and out with the Immigration Department. This can be done either in Great Bay or Simpson Bay.
The French Side
The procedure for clearing in and out is the same as for the Dutch side. The office is situated at the waterfront in Marigot Bay opposite Marina Fort Louis. The department is named DISSILEC, and is usually open every day from 0700 hrs to 1900 hrs. They do not monitor any VHF Ch.