Caracas Bay is located on the South coast of Curaçao, 8km SE of Willemstad. Caracas Bay was a former oil terminal, which was dismantled in 1996. This open and deep water bay is easily accessible from open sea and ideal to berth large vessels and other floating objects. Due to the crystal clear water, more and more ships use Caracas Bay to perform inspections, repairs and underwater cleaning. This natural, deep-water bay includes two sheltered deep-sea piers, which can accommodate ships of every type and size. The piers can handle passenger vessels and they are naturally protected from wind and sea. The Caracas Bay Peninsula offers exciting possibilities for nature and water sport fans and is now awaiting tourism development.
Pilot: Compulsory for vessels of 50 GT and higher, available from Willemstad.
Anchorage: Only in consultation with Port Authority.
Tidal range & flow: Range 0.80m. No tidal restrictions
Principal navigations aids: A light, Lat 12°07.0’N, Long 068°56.0’W, (orange column, black bands, 7.0m in height), is occasionally exhibited on the East side of the North end of the St. Anna Bay
Mooring information: Vessels dock with their port side to the piers, thus allowing passengers to disembark directly on the pier.
Berths & Facilities
Berths: There are two berths on the East side of the bay, with depths of 13.7m.
Cargo Facilities: If cargo operations are required, lighters and stevedorers can be transported from Willemstad.
Storage Facilities: No storage facilities available.
Barges: Available from Willemstad on request.
Bunker Facilities: No bunker facilities available, fuel can be supplied by barge from Willemstad; water can be supplied.
Ballast/slop reception: No facilities available, reception ex-barge can be arranged.