Caribbean Sea. Sailing & Cruising Information. Saba
|Background||Saba is one of the islands of the
Netherlands Antilles. The island is a single solid mountain rising to
2,864 feet above sea level. The five square mile island in the
northeastern Caribbean, 28 miles south of St. Maarten, is known for its
rich, tropical natural beauty including a dense rainforest. The island has
one road to its capital-The Bottom. Its terrain is very precipitous.
Language: Dutch, English and Spanish. Population: 1,200
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time + 1 hour
Maps from 1yachtua.com
Saba (17°38'N., 63°14'W.),
which is a Netherlands Antillies territory, is a
prominent island, located about 26 miles SW of
Saint Barthelemy. The island rises nearly perpendicularly from the sea,
but Mount Scenery, its 870m high summit, which
is reported to be visible for 30 miles on a clear day, is usually enveloped in clouds. The island is a mass of
rugged mountains, with deep precipitous ravines.
Saba. Courtesy of Bill Fry.
Anchorage.—Anchorage may be obtained off Fort
Bay, in Ladder Bay, and close W of Torrens
Point. There is good temporary anchorage off Fort Bay about 0.1 mile from
the head of Fort Bay breakwater, in a depth of
15m, good holding ground, but the anchorage is
exposed to E winds.