Montego Bay

Montego Bay is the tourism capital of Jamaica. The preferred relaxation retreat of locals and visitors alike, MoBay for short, is the place to be. Pristine beaches, world class hospitality, legendary entertainment and experiences await.

As Jamaica’s second largest city, Montego Bay is a modern travel hub with a range of superior accommodation and transportation options. Among the range of things to do in Montego Bay is partying on the Hip Strip, going for a swim and lunch at Doctor’s Cave Beach, a stop at Harmony Beach Park, touring historic homes and great houses.

A little bit of history

The Spanish began to settle in Montego Bay after 1510 in the area of the Fort and they called the Bay “Bahia de Mantega” because of the large quantities of pigs’ lard they exported to their colonies in South America and the West Indies. With the British occupation of Jamaica in 1655, St. James was among the second group of Parishes founded in 1671.
Some time after 1720 a Captain Jonathan Barnett sub-divided a portion of his sugar cane fields and created Charles Town.
Today you still can find fortresses, Great Houses and other remnants of the colonial days.
Falmouth is the chief town and capital of the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica.

Info & Services


Sangster International Airport is 3.1 km from the seaport.

Anchorage, Approach and Bunkers

Open roadstead 5 to 6 fathoms about half a mile from shore designated Anchorage A may be reserved in advance through harbour master in Kingston.

Marked channel. Day or night entry possible. Straight passage 1,500 ft long, minimum width 400 ft and depth 34 ft. All grades available, but notice required.

Facilities & Location

Anchorage, water, provisions, bunkers by prior arrangement, pilotage, towage.

Location: 18°29’25”N, 77°55’56”W.

Medical aid

Cornwall Regional Hospital.


Fresh water readily available. Average rate of delivery is 30 tonnes per hour.

Provisions, Tender, Towage and Turning 

Provisions: Available.
Tenders: Ship’s tenders can land at Montego Freeport by prior arrangement.
Towage: Available.

Turning basin: 1,600 ft diameter with minimum depth of 34 ft.

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