Port of Willemstad * Cruise Terminals *

Port Info Curacao

Port of Willemstad

The entrance channel to this port, the St. Anna Bay, is situated in the middle of the capital of Curaçao, Willemstad. Cruise ships dock at the various cruise terminals located in the bay, mostly at the Otrobanda side. At the end of this entry channel lies the Schottegat area, which houses main facilities of the port, including region's largest oil refinery and dry-dock, a free zone area, state-of-the-art container terminal and cargo wharves. Read More.

Cruise Terminals

The Port of Willemstad currently has 5 wharves available for cruise vessels. Mathey Wharf, West Wharf, New Wharf and Motet Wharf are located on the Otrobanda side of the St. Anna Bay, the harbor entrance channel running through the town. Prins Hendrik Wharf is located inside, where the entrance channel enters the Schottegat. Read More.

Caracas Bay

Located five miles East of Willemstad, this beautiful natural deep-water bay, includes 2 sheltered deep-sea piers, which can accommodate ships of every type and size. It's very suitable for the execution of maintenance, repair, and underwater operations. The peninsula annex to these piers, offers exciting possibilities for nature and water sport fans and is now awaiting tourism development.

St. Michiel Bay

This sheltered bay has a deep-water mooring buoy facility especially suitable for large vessels. SSCV Balder of Heeremac, one of seven such vessels in the world, repeatedly moors at St. Michiel Bay for maintenance, mainly because of the bay's safe waters, the easy availability of ship maintenance, repair supplies and companies, the attractive harbor rates and close proximity to shore.

Bullen Bay

This open bay located eight miles northwest of Willemstad is also the site of an oil terminal. The terminal was built to facilitate economical transshipment of 1,200,000 b/d of Eastern Hemisphere crude arriving in very large crude carriers (VLCC's) for storage and subsequent carriage by smaller ships to draft restricted U.S. ports. Crude can be transported from the storage tanks through pipelines to the refinery in Port of Willemstad. 


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