A vessel which is suspect or infected should anchor in the Quarantine anchorage lies NE off the outer light buoy and await the arrival of the port doctor. There are five lettered anchorages with a least depth of 5.5-6.5 m (18'-21') in the river off the town.

Off the wharves at Georgetown, there are five anchor berths; they have a least depth of 6.0 m and good holding ground of soft mud. Anchoring is prohibited within an area extending ENE across the river form the ferry pier at Vreed En Hoop (06 deg. 48.5' N - 058 deg. 10.7' W).

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