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  • Panama

    ...Caribbean Side of Panama To subscribe to Cruisers Network Online, email: Southbound Group – Pacific side of middle America going west  To... Read More
  • Cruising French Polynesia With Kids

    Date Published - November 28, 2018 Fuel, Water, Gas & Laundry Both yacht services at Fakarava offer laundry services. Spare Parts & Marine Services Difficult. Maybe yacht services at Fakurava... Read More
  • Pacific Planning Advice

    Date Published - March 26, 2019

    ...full-service marina Port du Sud Marina: full-service marina Marina de Ouenghi: small marina 25nm from Noumea New Zealand Auckland:  Bayswater Marina: full-service marina Gulf Harbour... Read More
  • South Africa Clearance & Cruising Information

    Date Published - February 29, 2016

    ...SERVICE The major international courier’s service SA. Getting items via a private carrier is more dependable and straight forward than using the SA postal service.... Read More
  • French Polynesia

    ...Data Entry5 Couple of recommended services in French Polynesia. 1. PSA (listed under Tahiti marine services) for batteries. Great service, batteries delivered to boat, and... Read More
  • Fiji of the service contractors. There are 3 contractors - Baobab Marine, Yacht Services and the newcomer Yuve Marine. Yacht Services went out of their... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Homeschooling on Board for the College Bound Student

    Date Published - May 18, 2021 There are cheaper versions that use all online classes, but Oak Meadow is the best known accredited secular program that offers full offline instruction.... Read More
  • Indonesia

    ...Finally - try taking a look at various cruiser blogs - there are heaps listed on the cruisers websites page (under the general tab above)... Read More
  • New Zealand

    ... MetOcean Solutions (a branch of MetService) provides marine weather forecasting, historical weather data, modeling and advice to the offshore and maritime industry. Read More
  • Phuket Island

    ...Patong. Aqua Master (Thailand) Co.,Ltd Dive Supply Co., Ltd. Hyperbaric Services (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Mechanical Marine Services Co.,Ltd. Ocean Sport All Points Marine Boat Care... Read More
  • Lefkas

    ...Yacht Services Ionian Boat Assistance Breakdown and Brokerage Services Sioux Sails Waypoint Sails Contract Yacht Services IGR Yacht Services Ionian Boat Assistance Breakdown and Brokerage... Read More
  • Balboa

    ...– probably the best value for an overnight stay on this side of the Canal. Mooring balls need to be booked in advance. No dinghy use... Read More
  • Madagascar – Clearance & Cruising Information

    Date Published - November 16, 2015

    ...throughout Madagascar at service stations. The Total service station is located at the south end of town on the main road/ga on Ile Sainte Marie.... Read More
  • India, Kerala – Port Report: Eight Months in Cochin (Kochi)

    Date Published - November 28, 2019

    ...or Tuk-Tuks are also plentiful and cheap and are now appearing as an option on Uber as well. Phone Service: If you arrive with a... Read More
  • Greece

    ...of Limnos - Mytilene - Kalymnos Chios - Scala of Patmos Samos ( Vathi and Pythagorio ) Agia Marina of Leros HEALTH PROTOCOLS - Notice... Read More
  • Sri Lanka Cruising Information

    Date Published - March 11, 2015 from Dialog, which is supposedly one of the best telecoms in Sri Lanka. The Dialog internet service plan is sold as 3G, which in... Read More
  • New Zealand Logistics – A Five Month Visit

    Date Published - September 10, 2012

    ...Internet services approach third world standards for a premium price in New Zealand. There are numerous Internet service providers in NZ and all of them... Read More
  • Cristobal (Colon)

    ...Ch. 74. The marina provides a free bus service to both Panama City (30 mins) and the shopping centre in Quatros Altos. Demand for this... Read More
  • Turkey

    ...AS OF 12/8 TO 19/8/21 - First entrance and arrival of the yacht in Greece is permitted only in the following ports : Rhodes -... Read More
  • USA

    ...infrequent service. There is currently no high-speed transit service coast-to-coast except by plane. Taxi services are common everywhere. UBER/LYFT is common even in smaller towns.... Read More
  • Galle

    ...whether you take it all or not and it is expensive. Bannet Yacht Services Ekka Tours GAC Marine Services Isle Shipping Lanka Maritime Services Ltd... Read More
  • Wintering in the Mediterranean

    Date Published - April 15, 2019

    ..."winterize" rates, VAT included, are the following. - less than 10m: 1200€ -10-13m: 1600€ - 13-15m: 2400€ These are the rates for the 8 months... Read More
  • Australia

    ...applicable (one of us is UK, the other USA) in advance practically instantly - so that was easy enough - however you MUST leave the... Read More
  • Pulau Langkawi, depending on where your boat is stationed. I know of three: - Jetty Point, Kuah - Airport - Telaga Harbour They need your clearance... Read More
  • Marshall Islands – Essential Information for Cruisers

    Date Published - January 28, 2008

    ...Services – Located on street behind Formosa (Uliga). 3) Momotaro – Located midway between RRE and Payless. 16) FAX SERVICES: a) NTA – Cheapest in... Read More
  • Dominica

    ...make offerings of fruits and vegetables during church services or special masses. Dominica Yacht Services: Contact Hubert Winston [], 17672752851 mobile/ WhatsApp Newtown Association of... Read More
  • Cuba

    ...It may be worth only buying the minimum to begin with, because perhaps there are better deals available online from services such as Ding and... Read More
  • Mindelo: Feedback from Cruisers

    Date Published - November 25, 2018 our trip. The Floating bar – reasonably priced food and friendly service. Water is chargeable- you can add water to your card 100 litres... Read More
  • MALDIVES: Useful Cruising Information – May 2015 – Part 2

    Date Published - May 06, 2015

    ...yacht that paid for the service received wet clothes back, so you might want to make sure that your request for services including drying. Laundry... Read More
  • Papeete guide (2017). Downloadable as a pdf or viewed. online. Cruisers that have been through Papeete in the last couple of years can contribute... Read More
  • British Virgin Islands mention SXM, Grenada, etc, etc, they will ask for the zarpe. -ends- So no concrete answer. Our USA pages have details on how to... Read More
  • Pacific Crossing 2022: French Polynesia Update

    Date Published - October 10, 2022

    ...eight years, from the marine chandlery) and Daniel in English (a dynamic guy who shares his fast internet) at the Kapa Services area. I also... Read More
  • Anchorages – Phuket, Thailand to Saumlaki, Indonesia

    Date Published - October 11, 2017

    ...and arranged laundry.  This was the best and cheapest (US$3/10kg) laundry we had done in Indonesia.  It was perfectly dry, beautifully folded and smelt wonderful. ... Read More
  • Shops and services guide to port Les Minimes, La Rochelle

    Date Published - October 05, 2012 and your boat fast on track – the people and services listed here are definitely the best starting point for a newcomer to La... Read More
  • Malaysia West Coast, Lumut: Pangkor Marina or “Hotel California”

    Date Published - February 08, 2018

    ...asks that the craftsmen treat the marina’s customers with the highest level of service. The challenge can be booking their services, especially during high season... Read More
  • Chaguaramas

    ...Jay-Blast Jetty – Customer Service KNJ Marine Ladders Marine Services Nicholas Gomes/Gary Aqui O’Sullivan’s Yacht Services Ocean Internet Cafe Peake Chandlery Ricky Denoon Sagicor Ships... Read More
  • Singapore

    ...and attractions for tourists. There are Multiple Islands with Marinas and Ferry services in this area. ------------------------------------------------------Singapore ----------------------------------------- Marina Bay Sands is one of the... Read More
  • UK Formalities for Pleasure Craft: New Digital Reporting Service

    Date Published - August 04, 2022 online service – – is currently in ‘beta’ mode and users are asked to submit feedback once they have used the new system.... Read More
  • Vancouver

    ...Battery Frederick Goertz John Miller Marine Services K & D Marine (1990) Ltd MG Yacht Services Ltd Maritime Services Morin Marine Services Navitron Communications Ltd... Read More
  • Belfast Lough

    ...Belfast Lough Heyn Engineering McCready and Co Ltd Tedfords Rigging & Rafts   Survitec Group Caters Carrick Ltd Down Marine Jamison and Green Ltd  ... Read More
  • Shelter Bay Marina: Feedback from Cruisers & Marina Info.

    Date Published - June 10, 2017 also a free minibus service to Colon twice a day. The Internet is $10 per week for unlimited use, not the best internet but... Read More
  • Sint Maarten

    ...Yacht Services Sucker Garden Road 72B St. Maarten Tel: +1 721 586 2791 Megayacht Services Plaza del Lago Simpson Bay St.Maarten Tel: +1-721.524.4608 Read More
  • Tunisia

    ...more expensive than the other marinas. Yachting facilities are the best in North Africa. For more information on yachting services see Yachting Essentials. Overall Crime... Read More
  • Puerto Lucia (La Libertad)

    ...outlets in town (and one at El Paseo itself) and the best is at Banco de Guayaquil, in Calle Principal, as it dispenses up to... Read More
  • Porlamar, Margarita, but they have large plastic bottles here and to fill them costs less than 5 cents. The telephone is cheap - under a $1... Read More
  • Road Harbour

    ...Rigging Services Wickhams Cay II Rigging Phillips Sail & Canvas The Woodshop Tortola Yacht Services Cool Airconditioning Parts & Power Compton Marine Services Ltd Tradewind... Read More
  • Bahamas for more. For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page. Other sources of weather... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Boatschooling – Ages 4 to 12

    Date Published - September 19, 2020

    ...the technical side of reading, handwriting, math, and history (which included writing). My children unschooled literature and science. I provided great books and audio books.... Read More
  • St. Lucia

    ...information see the Noonsite Weather Page. PRE-ARRIVAL The SailClear advance web notification service for clearance is now operational here. Completing the online forms prior to... Read More
  • Cruising Reports for Nicaragua: Corinto & San Juan Del Sur

    Date Published - May 23, 2005

    ...service at cheap hourly rates. For those wishing a taxi to the airport in Managua contact Francisco Cantillano at 458-2106 or 889- 9783. Francisco is... Read More
  • Plymouth

    ...Alastair Flower All Marine Engineering Services M & G Marine Services Marine Engineering Looe Mount Batten Boathouse Plymouth Yacht Haven ProMarine UK Ltd SM Group... Read More
  • Nanny Cay

    ...marine refrigeration systems. BVI Marine Management Marine Maintenance Services Nanny Cay Boatyard Aquadoc Marine Services Aquadoc Marine Services BVI Marine Management Cay Electronics E &... Read More
  • St. Martin

    ...West). Big wide bay - shallow - all and - perfect for anchoring - lots of room. The village is battered, with hardly an intact... Read More
  • St. Helena

    ...the freight rates that were in effect when this service last operated (March 2020) will change when the service resumes. However, the March 2020 Airlink... Read More
  • Trinidad & Tobago The Public Transport Service Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (PTSC) provides a good transport service. Most routes operate from 5:00 am to 11:00... Read More
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Yacht Services Sector Still Awaiting Relief from COVID Restrictions

    Date Published - January 11, 2021

    ...border on March 22nd, 2020, the yacht services industry in Trinidad & Tobago has been largely shut down and now people’s livelihoods are at stake.... Read More
  • Satun, Phithak (PSS) Shipyard: Reports from Cruisers

    Date Published - January 09, 2019

    ...sincere thanks to Phithak Shipyard and Services for years of first-rate service and excellent guidance. If any readers have questions about PSS or the services... Read More
  • Morocco

    ...larger towns. Outside large cities, healthcare services are limited. Local hospitals are best utilized only for emergencies, as ancillary care (nursing and other services) tend... Read More
  • India via the e-visa application system, see the Government of India website: The Indian Government site advises against using an intermediary or agent who... Read More
  • Five Enjoyable Months in Venezuela

    Date Published - June 20, 2011

    ...service Venezuelan cell phone, top up cards can be bought at the Primavera shop on Plaza Bolivar. Cell phone, email and internet service via a... Read More
  • Brazil, Cabedelo & Jacare: Detailed Description of Clearing In

    Date Published - October 09, 2016

    ...dinghy dock privileges.  Instead, they used the other marina docks for free, the best facility being the Jacare Yacht Club.  Check with the marina manager... Read More
  • Benoa

    ...includes a Village Fee, which is supposed to go to the people of Serangan.   Moorings can be booked via Isle Marine Services, Serangan Yacht... Read More
  • Spain

    ...your tanks before departure as diesel is cheaper in Spain than in Portugal. Note also that diesel is even cheaper in Gibraltar, and cheaper still... Read More
  • Dominican Republic the mooring or your anchor and hope for the best regarding the many unattended - often unknown - boats out there, coming down on... Read More
  • Boca Chica (DR)

    ...There is no corruption in that!!! As to service, the marina does not have a service facility. It is very clear that the service area... Read More
  • Bodrum

    ...Yorulmaz Yat Aganta Yacht Services Nasyonel Yacht Yacht Works Aganta Yacht Services Elvstrøm Sails Turkey – Bodrum (Moss) One Sail Seagull Sailmakers UK Sailmakers Bodrum... Read More
  • Suva

    ...Fibreglass Shop Cooke’s United Suva is one of the few places in the Pacific where liferafts can be serviced. Marine Safety Services Ltd Carpenters Marine... Read More
  • Sydney

    ...of the marinas. BCF Online stores for LPG gas supplies Water is available at most of the marinas. Crystal Yacht Services Dive Adventures PGL Australia... Read More
  • Family cruising Suwarrow, Samoa, and Tonga

    Date Published - November 28, 2018 nature of its people. Herein, we report our trip highlights, our experiences on land and sea as well as local mooring and service facilities.... Read More
  • Galle: Updates from Cruisers

    Date Published - February 02, 2019

    ...back for this service, even though we tried to pay him more. His everyday service was truly exemplary. His rates for your regular journeys are... Read More
  • Nuku Hiva

    ...plenty of CFP. Last updated:  October 2022 Laundry service: See Kevin at Nuku Hiva Yacht Services or Kapa services. Fresh market & small supermarkets: Closed... Read More
  • Tonga

    ...Expected return date - Passport nationality - Passport number - Passport expiration date - Email address - Contact phone number - Appointed master name -... Read More
  • Whangarei

    ...G. C. Richards Ltd Geoff Locke Cabin Maker Ltd International Yacht Services Ltd. Lucas Marine Services Manaia Yacht Services Marsden Providors Ltd Mike Smith Surveyor... Read More
  • South Pacific Cruising Notes: April to November 2013

    Date Published - October 21, 2014 need recent editions of all three and then more to do this trip. We found that the best cruising guide of all was a... Read More
  • Boca Chica – Great Service Recommendation

    Date Published - May 12, 2010

    ...Par on the south shore of the Dominican Republic. This is a beautiful, new marina in one of the best stopover locations in the western... Read More
  • Salvador de Bahia

    ...Sail MB Yacht Services Vinx Velica Bahia Marina MB Yacht Services GG Refrigeracao Nasser refrigeradores e dessalizadores Being a major city and busy port, all... Read More
  • Weather Forecast Services for South Pacific

    Date Published - January 24, 2006

    ...available email services. The weathergram list is free. MetService High Seas Forecasts are sent in English by ZLM on HF 6224 and 12356 at 0303Z,... Read More
  • Port of Singapore

    ...Marine Pte Ltd K.U.T Diesels (Pte) Ltd Marina Yacht Services – Port of Singapore Outboard Motor Service Pte Ltd Performance Boating Shellback Marine Services Tritex... Read More
  • Andaman Islands Andaman Holidays as his service is the best on the Island, fast efficient gets my fuel on time clearance on time and all my... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Floating Studio – Working On Board Efficiently

    Date Published - August 23, 2020

    ...ways, because services have rules and owners and processes which can complicate things. For instance, country politics have made it that Google restricts access to... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Provisioning for a Long Offshore Passage

    Date Published - April 05, 2021 and advice on how to best to stock up for a long offshore passage. Provisioning for a long offshore passage is about organisation, but... Read More
  • Namibia Clearance & Cruising Information

    Date Published - March 22, 2016

    ...crime (theft) in Luderitz. Walvis Bay and Swakopmund appear to be almost crime free. COURIER SERVICE VERSES THE POSTAL SERVICE Most goods arrive in Namibia... Read More
  • South of France, Gruissan: Winter Storage at Nautiland

    Date Published - June 19, 2017 can get your daily baguette or flute, and which also has the best rotisserie chicken we’ve ever eaten! (lunchtime only, and best to order... Read More
  • St. Helena: Clearance & Cruising Information

    Date Published - June 13, 2016

    ...Major crime seldom occurs. COURIER SERVICE VERSES THE POSTAL SERVICE SH does have a DHL office, yet it only gets deliveries once per month via... Read More
  • Thursday Island

    ...service between Horn Island jetty and the airport, connecting to the flights. Local airlines operate regular services to many of the outer islands. Qantaslink (of... Read More
  • Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) Satellite AIS Tracking Service

    Date Published - February 11, 2021

    The Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) HF Radio Service Net, FCC Call Sign KPK, has announced a new service for cruisers in the Gulf of... Read More
  • A Visit to Penrhyn Atoll, Cook Islands

    Date Published - September 15, 2011

    ...We were lucky enough to attend the ” White Sunday” service of the Cook Islands Christian Church at Te Tautua. This service is held the... Read More
  • The best cruising ground: Greece vs Croatia

    Date Published - November 27, 2013

    ...the wine, with reasonable bottled wine at three euros per litre. The food is good and cheap, they must have the best stone fruits in... Read More
  • Antigua & Barbuda

    ...which system is used. For a full explanation of eSeaClear’s service and other web clearance services in the Caribbean see report Eastern Caribbean Cruising: Clearance... Read More
  • Simpson Bay

    ...Services NV Yamaha Power Center Amcom Electrotek Necol Technical Services The Wired Sailor – Simpson Bay Bay Islands Yachts Sint Maarten Sails & Canvas Tropical... Read More
  • St George’s Harbour

    ...Yacht Services (diving services) McKeys Marine Services (diving)   Godet & Young Main post office: Church and Parliament Streets, Hamilton. St George’s Telecom office a... Read More
  • St George’s

    ...Nauti Solutions Rest Best Mattress Co Ltd Shield Promotions Yacht Charters:- Club Mariner Watersports Evans Chartering Services Seabreeze Yacht Charters The Moorings Spice Island Marine... Read More
  • Lautoka (Vuda Point Marina)

    ...Services P.Kumar Electrical Services Tecair Ltd Yacht Help Services   Baobab Marine Marshall Sails Westside Rigging and Wire Ltd.   Baobab Marine Yacht Help Services... Read More
  • Curacao

    ...sections for every country - found within formalities (use the hamburger menu) - outline Covid protocols (if any) for arriving yachts. Those for Curacao can... Read More
  • Almerimar downtown. Recently installed pontoons on the east side - as reported in unrated cruising guide - appear to be incomplete and abandoned. My advice... Read More
  • Samoa

    ...Dial 994 Medical Emergency Services – Dial 996 Samoa Visitors Bureau Online Samoa Island Travel Guide This guide has excellent street maps for the island... Read More
  • Cruising Brazil to Argentina

    Date Published - January 06, 2010 various grades of diesel in Brazil and I have found Petrobas to be the best, the cheaper brands are mixed with alcohol and other... Read More
  • Trip From Brazil to Venezuela

    Date Published - December 27, 2010

    ...on the road – cheap, tasty and good. The shopping is very good in large supermarkets in all towns. Best quality can be found in... Read More
  • Guadeloupe

    ...transféré -------- Sujet : Sailing from Guadeloupe to St. Martin Date : Sat, 30 Jan 2021 19:37:39 -0400 De : > syticora (par Internet) Répondre... Read More
  • Vanuatu

    ...places to clear into Vanuatu: Espiritu Santo - Luganville; Efate - Port Vila; Tanna - Lenakel; Banks Islands - Sola. His number is +678 774... Read More
  • The Best Mail Services for Cruisers about receiving mail when long-term cruising? Circumnavigators SY Totem has researched what they believe to be the best options out there. SV Totem: The... Read More
  • USA: Weather Underground Launches New Sailing & Boating Weather Service

    Date Published - August 23, 2012

    Free Interactive Service For Sailing & Boating Enthusiasts Combines Detailed Weather Forecasts With Localized Marine Data From ActiveCaptain. Weather Underground, the world’s first online weather... Read More
  • Thailand, Phuket: Boatyard and Worker recommendations

    Date Published - January 21, 2017

    ...2015 Boatyards, Parts, and Services: There are numerous boatyards, marine stores, and yacht service organizations on Phuket Island. A complete list would take pages and... Read More
  • Cruising notes on Chile and Argentina

    Date Published - April 24, 2009

    ...yacht. A 40-ton pontoon lift is available on site with no hard standing. Self-service laundry on site as well as laundry service. Both were expensive.... Read More
  • Poole Harbour

    ...Ltd Cobbs Quay Marina Diesel Bug Busters Ltd Dorset Yacht Company Elford Marine Service Golden Arrow Marine Index Marine Equipment Ltd Kevin Dixon Electrical Engineer... Read More
  • New Zealand, Auckland: An Update on Zodiac Liferaft Servicing in Auckland

    Date Published - May 31, 2013

    ...Posted August 2009 Three years ago -2006- I acquired a yacht in Auckland, New Zealand. Needing a life raft in order to leave the country... Read More
  • Croatia

    ...Service – Weather online – Last updated:  September 2019 Notice April 2022: Russian flagged or registered yachts are not permitted to enter any... Read More
  • South Africa

    ...Nets which also have weather information. South Africa Marine Forecast SA Weather and Disaster Observation Service – Free weather service using voluntary weather observers to obtain... Read More
  • Malaysia

    ...over 25 years. Malaysia Emergency Response Services (MERS), dial 999. MERS is an integrated system combining the emergency services of five agencies which consists... Read More
  • Grenada’s best asked on Channel 68. Postal Services The General Post Office is located, Burns Point, Saint George- adjacent to the Grenada Port Authority on... Read More
  • Agents Egypt (2018)

    Date Published - February 08, 2018

    ...were very happy with the service and fees for their transit through the canal. However, the fees quoted for Hurghada using the sub-contracted agency Alpha... Read More
  • Iberian Peninsula: Online Reporting Platform Launched to Register Orca Interactions

    Date Published - June 14, 2022

    ...encounters, click here. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Related Links: CA ‘Interaction’ online reporting form. CA ‘Uneventful passage’ online reporting form. RYA Orca (Killer Whale) Guidelines (RYA) The Cruising... Read More
  • Extending your Stay in Turkey: Improved online system

    Date Published - May 30, 2015

    ...for a residence permit. This process has just become alot simpler with the launch in May of a new online e-Residence system (as of 18-05-2015)... Read More
  • La Linea de la Conception, Marina Alcaidesa: Reports from Cruisers

    Date Published - February 07, 2018 much cheaper to book a month’s stay rather than pay the daily rate. You have to book that in advance - they will not... Read More
  • Notes for the Andaman Islands

    Date Published - June 20, 2018

    ...more could a cruiser ask for? Our “Best Of” list for the Andamans includes: Best Deserted Island: North Button Best Coral: South Button Best Aquatic... Read More
  • Cruising in Egypt – the Low Down

    Date Published - October 14, 2013

    ...light winds or motor sailing at the best angle you can make. Watch the weather closely (unless you have SSB, the best bet is to... Read More
  • Cruising in Egypt – the Low Down

    Date Published - October 14, 2013

    ...Most likely, you will be motoring in light winds or motor sailing at the best angle you can make. Watch the weather closely (unless you... Read More
  • BVI’s, Tortola: The 27th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Nanny Cay

    Date Published - November 20, 2016

    ...corrected time, but also for fun and inventive prizes like Best Salsa, Best Logs, Best Fishing Story, Youngest Skipper and more. In short, the prizegiving... Read More
  • Neiafu (Vava’u)

    ...service – donations for rubbish service and all proceeds go towards maintaining the tracks, park, rubbish, and roads to the Mt Talau Reserve. Aluminum, steel,... Read More
  • Cruising the Seychelles

    Date Published - October 10, 2019

    ...only paid for one night for two reasons: -we strategically chose places that were not marine parks to anchor for the night -three nights, no... Read More
  • Melbourne (Australia)

    ...the marina piles. There is a large anchorage area in Hobsons Bay, off Williamstown. Last updated:  January 2014 Dive Adventures-Travel Doug Johns Marine Services Banks... Read More
  • Vanuatu Clearance & Cruising Information

    Date Published - November 13, 2012 to north, south and western weather. Very few goods or services are available at this location which is on the west side of the... Read More
  • Bonaire: Useful Information for Cruisers Visiting this Island

    Date Published - October 15, 2017

    ...or Email: Island Boating Services B.V. Can work on mechanics, electronics, electrical, and repair. Raymarine authorized technicians. Boto Blanku Marine Services. Offers boat service... Read More
  • NZ: Harsh Facts and Memorable Recollections of Fiordlands

    Date Published - May 03, 2019

    sue-richards fionaahern Maryanne and Kyle - an excellent article covering all aspects - just to add - am a Kiwi - a fact that is... Read More
  • A Guide to Getting Work Done on your Boat in Thailand

    Date Published - January 31, 2012

    A list of services and recommendations provided for getting boat maintenance done in Phuket, Thailand. So your boat has done a few miles, seen a... Read More
  • Cape Town (Table Bay)

    ...Pertec (Pty) Ltd – Cape Town (Table Bay) Rocksole Sky Freight – Lorraine Leeman South Atlantic Marine Services Veecraft Marine CC Waterfront Yacht Valet Services... Read More
  • Albania

    ...Low-cost Albania cell phone service – rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travellers. Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone. Public transportation... Read More
  • Canada

    ...and Prince Rupert for general services. On the Atlantic coast, Halifax, in Nova Scotia, has a wide range of repair facilities and mooring options, although... Read More
  • Philippines, Subic Bay: Cruisers’ Views

    Date Published - June 16, 2014

    ...clearing in at Subic Bay Yacht club will cost and the officials aren’t backward in asking for at least US$50 per service for the 3... Read More
  • Visit Thailand for Fun – Avoid Thailand for Boat Work

    Date Published - August 10, 2015

    ...very comfortable mattress, contact Kung on 0897317246 - Highly recommended. For electrical work carried out by Mr. Tick from Octopusasia, highly recommended - Tel. 076... Read More
  • Bonaire

    ...charm and make it popular with cruising boats. Watersports are very popular on the island. For visiting sailors the attraction also lies in the better... Read More
  • US Virgin Islands

    ...Guide 2018-2019  A downloadable guide to Marinas, Marine Service Providers, Shopping, Dining, Accommodations, Activities for United States Virgin Islands. Official Tourist Board Website. Read More
  • Environment: Entries Open for Brian Black Memorial Award for Environmental Writing

    Date Published - March 15, 2022

    Entries are now open for the 2022 Brian Black Memorial Award award that celebrates the best writing about marine environmental issues, as explored by sailing... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Man Overboard – The Mayday – Episode 4

    Date Published - February 18, 2021

    ...There is however the new McMurdo FastFind ReturnLink PLB, which utilises unique functionality generated by Galileo satellite constellations’ “Return Link Service” to send a signal... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: How I Realized my Dream to Sail around the World – Part 1

    Date Published - January 24, 2021

    ...providing IT support services for my Customers. My first boat was a 19 foot fishing boat with an outboard engine and a small cabin. It... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Setting Up WiFi and the Internet on Board

    Date Published - April 04, 2022

    ...marinas have paid internet services, so even if you can connect to the network it may require additional steps to get online. Usually you’ll have... Read More
  • Thailand - clearance section at - as there are specific procedures unique to Phuket. Do also check the biosecurity check for COVID-19 restrictions in... Read More
  • Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Major Seaweed Invasion Underway

    Date Published - April 05, 2018

    ...Monitor. Employ Best Beach-Clearing Practices Employ best practices for keeping beaches clear of large volumes of Sargasso. Clearing beach areas take an organized approach to... Read More
  • A Visit to Cocos Keeling – August 2010

    Date Published - January 04, 2012

    ...a perfect anchorage in Southeasterlies (or anything east of S to N for that matter). Being an Australian territory you are supposed to have a... Read More
  • Thailand: Cruising Around Phuket

    Date Published - February 27, 2022

    ...get use of their palatial showers and loos. Several good eateries outside the marina, otherwise not much here. Phuket Marinas: Boat Lagoon – Best place... Read More
  • Tanzania Cruising Notes

    Date Published - January 25, 2017

    ...entrance stay close to the shore on port and follow the channel over one shallow patch +-3m on Lat, so high tide best time. Leave... Read More
  • USA to the BVIs: The 26th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Tortola.

    Date Published - November 25, 2015

    ...on corrected time, but also for fun and inventive prizes like Best Diver, Best Logs, Best Fishing Story, Youngest Skipper and more. In short, the... Read More
  • A Stop in Tunisia: Comparing Marina Prices and Service

    Date Published - September 10, 2014

    ...of charge GO supply by mini track = 0.90 EUR/Liter (Please advise requested quantity) Any additional service can be arranged. The legal working week is... Read More
  • Essential Information When Visiting The Galapagos

    Date Published - May 12, 2011

    ...can be so slow or can be so fast, so depending on their server an agent can get a clearance fast or slow. 4) Boat... Read More
  • Jamestown

    ...but swell conditions on the wharf can be challenging and visitors are advised to make use of the regular ferry service. Call “ferry service” on... Read More
  • Cowes & R. Medina (Isle of Wight)

    ...near high-tide or to avoid the high-speed ferry traffic in the main (west) channel. Learn how to navigate the Isle of Wight with this online... Read More
  • NOAA: Hydrographic Services Review Panel Call for Nominations

    Date Published - April 04, 2022

    ...and information Navigation Services Portfolio National OCean Service Portfolio of data, products and services You can also request to be added to the announcements for... Read More
  • Caribbean, Bahamas & USA East Coast: SSCA Net expands its service

    Date Published - January 08, 2018

    During this time of year when many cruisers are in the Bahamas and maybe without WiFi service or inexpensive cellular service, Jim West (KJM) and... Read More
  • Panama Maritime Authority Request Legalisation of Maritime Services

    Date Published - January 01, 2010

    ...a service to the marine community, must formalize their request to obtain an operating license. The services considered for operation are launch services providing crew,... Read More
  • NOAA Weather Service for Mariners: e-mail address change

    Date Published - September 26, 2016

    ...the ability to interface with NWS through email services. The NWS FTPMail service allows users to request and receive weather products through a simple mail... Read More
  • Caribbean, Bahamas & USA East Coast: SSCA HF Net is a valuable service for cruisers

    Date Published - January 31, 2019 and where they cruise. Although this net is a service provided by the SSCA, all vessels are welcome and encouraged to participate in this... Read More
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria I left. Puerto de Las Nieves - albeit small - was much more accommodating, and I could finish everything there. Fast forward to April... Read More
  • Fajardo

    ...Service Wilco Welding Services Island Marine Inc Los Espanoles Boat Repair Pro Yachts of Puerto Rico RS Marine Service Wilco Welding Services Martinez Marine Services... Read More
  • Mexico

    ...marinas, boatyards and services available. Some services do fall into disrepair when ownership or funding changes. Provisioning There is a good choice of large supermarkets... Read More
  • Puerto Lucia, La Libertad (Salinas Bay) – Cruisers’ Impressions

    Date Published - February 11, 2019 this, as very few cruisers do, it would be best to use your imagination, creativity and perhaps a color printer to provide customs with... Read More
  • Rodney Bay

    ...sir! Data Entry2 Rodney Bay Yacht Services. --- We used four boat service companies here, three were excellent, one was not. The three were the... Read More
  • Colombia

    ...Richards Hi - Santa Marta marina themselves are very helpful and used to helping international yachts - suggest you speak with them. Also a good... Read More
  • Aruba are accepted at most hotels and restaurants. For good service, tips are typically 15% to 20% (but check first that a service charge hasn’t... Read More
  • Troon the harbour. Last updated December 2016 C J Marine Hook Marine Ltd Troon Marine Services West Coast Marine Services Laing Marine Ltd   Boat... Read More
  • Puerto Amistad (Bahía de Caráquez)

    ...for arrival into Ecuador at Bahia, using Puerto Amistad as an agent. $50 - agent fee $20 - immigration $40 - taxi fee for paperwork... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Cruising Kindly 3 – How to Stay Healthy While Cruising

    Date Published - October 25, 2020

    ...symptoms are before you lark off over the horizon. You might wish to add some malaria treatment pills if you are cruising in a malaria-zone.... Read More
  • Transiting the Panama Canal without an Agent: Cruisers’ Report

    Date Published - February 10, 2016

    ...additional charge for the admeasure services. Another cruiser mentioned that they may conduct the Admeasure in Portobelo and in fact, I think the Admeasure can... Read More
  • Two Months Cruising Cuba

    Date Published - July 23, 2013

    ...than pork and chicken. Lobster: cheap in a season (2 to 4 CUC for a big one). Fish: best bought from passing fishermen, and can... Read More
  • Update Curacao, Spanish Waters

    Date Published - November 03, 2009

    ...Punda. On Sundays buses leave at Punda at 9.30- 11.30- 13.30- 15.30- 17.30- 19.30- 21.30 and are about 20 minutes later at the fisherman’s roundabout.... Read More
  • Veleria Fast Sail Di Fastelli Maurizio

    Address: V. Condino, 78, Fiumicino (RM), Fiumicino (Rome), West Coast, Italy,

  • Japan: The Inland Sea

    Date Published - November 02, 2011

    ...can pick up at various marinas or view online. ( It includes photos, GPS positions (sometimes approximate), websites, phone nos. etc. Although this publication is... Read More
  • A Passage around the ‘Wild-West’ end of Cuba – January 2015

    Date Published - April 26, 2015

    ...toward Cuba’s SW tip at Cabo San Antonio. Even when the wind increased, we were in the lee of the off-lying reefs, so it was... Read More
  • Balvenie’s Cruising Information for the Galapagos Islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela – June & July 2015

    Date Published - January 19, 2016

    ...closely monitored and we believe that tour boats will report yachts that they see in unauthorised areas, so best not try that. If you do... Read More
  • Cruising the Adriatic – Summer 2015

    Date Published - July 16, 2015

    ...but all the best spots are full of moorings so went around to U Tiha. Likewise, the best bits are full of moorings. We tried... Read More
  • Fast Craft Marine Services Ltd

    Address: The Chartroom, Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 1AU

    All marine care and maintenance, RIB / Inflatable repairs, marine electronics / electrical installs, antifouling etc. Contact: Matt Le Page – Mob: +44 (0) 7781... Read More
  • Ecuador, Puerto Lucia: Boatyard Work – Feedback from Cruisers

    Date Published - July 07, 2016

    Useful information from cruisers, for anyone planning to get work done on their boat in Puerto Lucia. Posted July 2016 By SV Heart & Soul... Read More
  • International Boat Watch Network: New Management and Facebook Group

    Date Published - July 25, 2019

    ...Although KPK is a service provided by the SSCA, all vessels are welcome and encouraged to participate in this service. Additionally, SSCA HF Radio Service... Read More
  • Saint Laurent du Maroni

    ...time of writing, at low tide, the sandbar at the entrance is around 2.5 meters deep - but once in the river and within the... Read More
  • Changes to Inmarsat C

    Date Published - February 15, 2018

    ...closely monitored during the migration, as will the Classic Aero Safety Service. These safety services will be restored first with the highest priority. Final dates... Read More
  • Panama Marine Services: Recommendations from Cruisers

    Date Published - January 22, 2018 last service in Thailand. There is also a service company for rafts ‘Servico’ on the Pacific side. Panamax will also sell you 20 litre... Read More
  • Southampton (River Hamble)

    ...Services R. K. Marine Sea Start Limited Swanwick Marine Engineers Ltd T S Marine Ltd Diverse Yacht Services (specialist dealer) Hamble Marine Ltd Hamble Yacht... Read More
  • Cavtat

    ...supermarket. Bus service to Dubrovnik; takes about 30 mins and runs houly, but gets very crowded at peak times. Also frequent ferry services across the... Read More
  • Bermuda Yacht Services (diving services)

    Address: St George's Harbour, Bermuda,

    Available at boatyard  ...... Read More
  • DMD Services – Dennis Marine Diesel Services

    Address: 165 Maungatapu Road, Tauranga (Bay of Plenty), North Island, New Zealand,

    Diesel Engine Repairs. Contact: Dennis Andrews.  ...... Read More
  • Haiti

    ...and do it online. You can top-up Digicel at Internet cafes are available in towns. Post office hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-20:00, Sat 08:30-12:00. Letters posted... Read More
  • Los Roques

    ...- amazing fish and bird life. First time I have seen fully grown parrot fish - friendly people, lovely colonial architecture, good restaurants - perfectly... Read More
  • Panama Canal Agents: Beware!

    Date Published - April 15, 2010

    ...if you’re only asking for a quote on agency services, you will be pressed and cajoled into accepting services without a full detailing of services... Read More
  • Preveza

    ...good chandleries on the waterfront (one a Yamaha dealer) and a chandlery at Preveza Yacht Services as well as at the boatyards at Aktion. Preveza... Read More
  • Portimao

    ...Services Southwest Shipwrights Bluewater Yacht Services Southwest Shipwrights Southwest Shipwrights Marine Canvas Bluewater Yacht Services Southwest Shipwrights Bluewater Yacht Services Contact Bluewater Yacht Services. Aife... Read More
  • Mexico, Puerto Chiapas: Feedback from Cruisers

    Date Published - February 19, 2016

    ...Excellent side trips inland are available and provisioning is easy with a Walmart in town. Rental cars available from the airport, but book online for... Read More
  • Malaysia: Marinas on the West Coast

    Date Published - August 05, 2015

    ...yet open. ATM at 7-11 but doesn’t accept all cards), a laundry (much cheaper than the marina) and numerous local restaurants. There is a bus... Read More
  • Ria de Vigo and Baiona locations in Galicia for solving problems with a boat. All marine services are available here. The best way to find expertise is through the... Read More
  • Kralendijk

    ...Latis I just had my refrigeration compressor serviced by Air Cooling Services. They are a short walk north from Harbour Village Marina at the traffic... Read More
  • Horta

    ...da Horta 9900 Horta - Faial Grisu - PB - 36 (Azores) Phone +351 922 169 233 Email : Site belissima Azores 20190731... Read More
  • Brazil

    ...this - This report too will be useful - by cruisers who sailed south in the winter - vanuatu Hello! The best time... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Julian Calder and Family

    Date Published - August 31, 2018

    ...if we were really doing it. I started to write down a planned timetable for the cruise, including more detail every time I re-visited the... Read More
  • Indonesia, Kalimantan: In Search of Wild Orangutans

    Date Published - June 05, 2022

    ...Indonesian cruising guide and found that the path up the river was quite straightforward. As time had passed, we were nearing the end of Ramadan... Read More
  • Curacao: Very Comprehensive Report by a Visiting Cruiser

    Date Published - September 05, 2017

    ...Craigslist) PasaBon – online and weekly, free distribution on Wednesday’s GROCERY STORES, HOME STORES, & MARINE STORES Grocery Stores Best Buy Supermarket, bulk item store,... Read More
  • Isla Mujeres be done in Cancun. 6. Start Port captain clearance - go to a bank to pay Mx980, keep receipts - return and wait. Eventually,... Read More
  • Madagascar and Mozambique Channel

    Date Published - January 29, 2021

    ...make. The Equatorial Current flows eastwest along +-6S -14 S and hits Mada at +-12S and splits into two – a north bound section going... Read More
  • Japan Cruising Notes – Kyushu

    Date Published - June 30, 2011

    ...For each port, you must indicate intended dates (best to be generous – there will be no problem if you arrive early at any, but... Read More
  • Eastern Indonesian Anchorages

    Date Published - November 11, 2014

    ...Local guys in boats will offer services e.g. fuel, water, laundry etc. They are helpful although some of the services were not high quality. Many... Read More
  • Cruising in Europe: Learning to be Flexible

    Date Published - April 09, 2022 bank – which met all our requirements and continues to impress us with the wonderful on-line tools they have to help us manage our... Read More
  • India: The Best Way to Obtain an E-visa

    Date Published - December 19, 2017

    The best advice is to use the official Indian Government website – The Government advises not to use an agent or intermediary which promises,... Read More
  • France

    ...(VNF). Licence disks (vignettes) must be displayed visibly displayed stbd side forward. These are obtainable:- – online in English from – pay online by... Read More
  • Kavieng to do this. Best stores in town are Bisi Trading (Djaul Street) and Joe Tongs (corner of Djaul & Mongol Streets). Bisi Trading has... Read More
  • Lessons from a Circumnavigation Part III: Cost of Cruising

    ...the convenience of Hotmail. This is a free world-wide-web-based e-mail service available on any computer connected to the Internet ( I used this service at... Read More
  • Free Piracy Update Service Just Launched

    Date Published - May 11, 2011

    A free piracy news service was launched today, giving mariners, sailors, journalists and the general public up-to-the-minute news and alerts on piracy in the Indian... Read More
  • Cyber-Crime Scams Against Yachts in the Caribbean – CSSN Special Report

    Date Published - February 17, 2016

    ...marinas and other services. 20. Many businesses that serve cruisers still use free email services and use free website providers for their websites. This is... Read More
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    ...service from Santa Cruz to Marina Tenerife, about a 15-minute journey. The central bus station (Estacion de Guaguas) is south of the capital, from where... Read More
  • Portsmouth

    ...24 January: PAYS provide night security, mooring, search & rescue, yachting services, tours, laundry services, taxi, garbage disposal, customs & immigration clearance. WiFi is provided... Read More
  • Cruising Notes from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Trinidad, West Indies

    Date Published - August 17, 2010

    ...quickly in the two days to follow. We found it best to leave after the heavy winds that lead the front pass. North of Rio... Read More
  • SSCA “KPK” Radio Service

    ...the SSCA, membership is not required to participate in the SSCA HF Radio Service Net. All vessels are welcome. Questions or comments are welcome using... Read More
  • Union Island

    ...Chatham Bay reported being very helpful to cruisers. SVG Yacht Services Erikas Marine Services Sail Grenadines JS Marine Surveys There are several internet cafes here.... Read More
  • Canada: Hydrographic Service to Phase Out Paper Printing

    Date Published - January 24, 2022

    The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) has announced that it will permanently discontinue the printing of all volumes of the Paper Chart Catalogues, Atlases of Tidal... Read More
  • Tauranga (Bay of Plenty)

    ...There is a fuel dock at the marina. Dive Zone Tauranga B & J Marine Screens & Glass Best Insulation Boat Care Services – Tauranga... Read More
  • Free weather service for yachts transiting the Red Sea

    Date Published - April 12, 2003

    ...OK, and hope for the best. However, this has now changed. Dan Martin, the man behind Buoyweather, has kindly offered to provide a free weather... Read More
  • A Resource and Service for all Cruisers

    Date Published - November 05, 2019

    ...with the Caribbean Safety & Security Net, Marine Weather Center, Noonsite, Seven Seas Cruising Association, The Maritime Mobile Service Network, Cruisers Network Online , and... Read More
  • Portsmouth

    ...West Marine Ltd Silverwood Yacht Services Ltd XW Rigging Yacht Solutions Ltd Comfort Afloat Marine Trimmers Tecsew Limited JWS Marine Services RJ Wells Marine Arthurs... Read More
  • Port Antonio Marine Services

    Address: Jamaica,

    Port Antonio Marine Services comprises a multi-talented group of men from the Port Antonio area providing a wide cross-section of services associated with the boating... Read More
  • Liferaft Service in Panama City: A Warning

    Date Published - May 13, 2014

    ...experience as a warning to others. What we wanted: After cruising for 3 years from Europe to the Caribbean and Panama, our liferaft needed a... Read More
  • Spanish Wells

    Data Entry5 Posted on Cruisers Network Online - 14 June 2015: Spanish Wells Yacht Haven - DO NOT BUY WATER Just wanted to make sure... Read More
  • Annapolis

    ...Annapolis Boat Service Annapolis Hybrid Marine Bay Shore Marine Engine Service Diversified Marine Services Marine Diesel and Turbine Portside Marine   Electronic Marine LLC Merke... Read More
  • South Pacific, New Zealand: Russell Radio Discontinues SSB Service

    Date Published - May 07, 2013 SSB (hf) service to vessels transiting to/from the Pacific and Tasman sea areas. Commencing 20 April 2013, this service is now run by Far... Read More
  • Store Bay

    ...via Trinidad. There is also a daily car ferry service which runs between Tobago and Trinidad (either two and a half hours on the fast... Read More
  • Labuan

    ...list of services in Labuan for visiting yachts, dated March 2015. You can download it here. There is a lot of history to explore in... Read More
  • Japan

    ...(+81(0)98-951-0120) to clear in at Naha harbor. Best to communicate via email (they reply quickly - using on-line translator): You can easily get the... Read More
  • Barbados

    ...and can point you in the right direction for parts and service. See the Bridgetown port page and directory of services down the left-hand sidebar.... Read More
  • Panama Canal Agents: Cruisers’ Recommendations

    Date Published - March 31, 2015

    ...service highly recommend! Oliver is a multilingual yacht agent from Belgium, offering his services in Shelter Bay, Porto Lindo, Porto Belo and Panama City. We... Read More
  • Papua New Guinea

    ...any port of entry (in Fiji), according to a directive from the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services issued in June 2022. Prevention: Use... Read More
  • Bora Bora

    ...any boat repairs, laundry, tank-filling, oil disposal and so forth. Bora Bora is adequate for provisioning and has clearance services plus duty-free fuel.  Between July... Read More
  • New Caledonia Perhaps not the cheapest place to provision, Noumea, however, offers a remarkable range of products imported from New Zealand, Australia and France. Facilities are... Read More
  • Port Morgan (Ile-a-Vache)

    ...entrepreneurs will offer you services including boat cleaning and maintenance jobs, laundry services, guided trips to the market and the village of Madame Bernard, and... Read More
  • Barillas Marina

    ...with the office for more information. The marina provides transportation service to the town of Usulutan, every Tuesday and Friday. The ride takes approximately 45... Read More
  • Fakarava before. There are a few fruit and veg stands and some residents sell their home-grown produce. Ask around. Pakokota Yacht Services provides laundry service... Read More
  • Greece: Find Out How to Register and Pay the New Cruising Tax (TEPAI)

    Date Published - May 10, 2019

    sue-richards Warning: Could you quickly publish a warning to people completing the registration - If using Good Chrome or any other browser that autofills a... Read More
  • How to Write Articles for Sailing Magazines

    ...sailing. One of the best ways she has found is writing for sailing magazines. If you’re an aspiring writer read her tips for getting your... Read More
  • Malta to Turkey via Greece: Anchorages 2011

    Date Published - March 14, 2013

    ...bus service to the small villages inland, check with the tourist office for the best places to visit and bus schedules, the tourist office is... Read More
  • Papua, Jayapura: Clearing into Indonesia here

    Date Published - May 23, 2016

    ...efficient. Naturally, these offices are all in different parts of town. At least the “taksi” service (actually a shared minivan used for public transportation) is... Read More
  • Sources of Weather information for the Pacific Ocean

    ...well. To learn more visit their site. List of Regions with links to online forecast mexicocomposite = This covers all Mexico and Central America outsidebajaforecast... Read More
  • Cochin (Kochi)

    ...tank. Alternatively, Nazar offers a fuel service and for a modest fee will drive you to the service station (to buy very clean diesel or... Read More
  • Spain & Portugal – Marina Prices

    Date Published - October 20, 2018

    ...-or- very long gangway -or- use your dinghy to shuttle). At the public pier you need to use your anchor (no mooring lines) but ground... Read More
  • Marina Smir: Updates from Cruisers

    Date Published - August 30, 2017 up to c7m in the beam. Boats apparently come here from Sotogrande for painting as it is cheaper. Mechanical services are available, but with... Read More
  • 30MILES project: Small ports on the eastern Gulf of Finland are developing fast

    Date Published - March 15, 2017

    ...access will be expanded and an online weather station will be built. In Kelnase harbour, a new online weather station and website will be completed.... Read More
  • Cruising the Maldives: An Enjoyable Experience

    Date Published - August 16, 2012

    ...and very cheap. The nearby fish market does not have much to offer, maybe because we were there in the wrong season. Both are best... Read More
  • Borneo, Sarawak: Voyaging up the Regang River past Sibu to Kapit

    Date Published - March 03, 2016

    ...largest in Malaysia. There is a fast ferry from Kuching to Sibu and accommodation is cheap. Sibu to Kapit by my boat was another story.... Read More
  • Spain: Recommendations from Cruisers

    Date Published - May 10, 2012

    ...east. Marina del Este – cheap and very well sheltered for the winter. Gibraltar Alcaidesa Marina (La Linea, Spain) – new and cheap. You can... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Wayne and Alison Sollars of S.Y. Blue Heeler

    Date Published - October 29, 2019 relieved the bilge pump didn’t activate! Best cruising moment: The best cruising moments for me are out on the ocean, preferably on a moonlit... Read More
  • Cruising Northern Europe: The best places to sail to

    Cruising northern Europe: The best places to sail to Miranda Delmar-Morgan writes for Yachting Monthly and recommends a few of her favourite places to sail... Read More
  • Gibraltar Port

    ...the runway. Also for laundry service Suds laundry service, +350-200-73123 picks up and returns the next day from the marinas. Data Entry2 Just returned from... Read More
  • February 2006 update for San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

    Date Published - June 18, 2007 downtown San Juan Del Sur, offers a pristine clean same day laundry service. English and Spanish are spoken. Though limited in supplies, the best... Read More
  • Anchorages, Marinas and Boatyards in Malta

    Date Published - March 05, 2013

    ...follows: Ground rent including Shore Services of Water and Electricity Per Week €66.00 Minimum ground rent charge €120 Many services included For more info. and... Read More
  • Borneo West Coast: Shopping in Labuan

    Date Published - August 28, 2012

    ...definitely the best supermarket on the island. They also sell beer, spirits, cola, tonic etc. We sourced cheap Chinese beer from here. They have a... Read More
  • Seven Weeks in the Galapagos

    Date Published - May 03, 2010

    ...move between ports. Likewise, in the Galapagos, one must obtain clearance to move between the harbours, and the services of an agent are required. Typically... Read More
  • Seahorse Marine: One of China’s best kept secrets

    Date Published - December 11, 2007

    ...believer in the Chinese economic model which, in his opinion, is best suited to the current needs and aspirations of this vast nation. Vital to... Read More
  • Setting Sail: When is the best time to Sail Away? consider when planning for the best time to go cruising. He spends much of his time chatting with aspiring bluewater cruisers at boat shows... Read More
  • Almerimar Marine Services

    Address: Puerto Deportivo Almerimar, Mediterranean coast, Spain,

    Services include Painting Polishing Decking Carpentry Sand Blasting Restorations GRP Laminating Osmosis Rigging and Sailmaker Rental Storage Online Brokerage Languages spoken: English, Spanish & German...... Read More
  • Brisbane

    ...facilities in the Brisbane area see also Scarborough Manly and Gold Coast For marine services in the Brisbane area see also Scarborough, Manly and Gold... Read More
  • Sicily, Licata: Cruisers comment on Marina di Cala del Sole

    Date Published - April 25, 2016

    ...all walkable. -- There is a large supermarket a very short walk from the marina. This is important to us. -- Showers are modern, water... Read More
  • Caribbean: SSCA to Report Safety & Security Matters

    Date Published - October 03, 2015

    The SSCA and the CSSN partner to relay CSSN News & Reports on “KPK” – the SSB voice service from The Seven Seas Cruising Association.... Read More
  • Egypt, Suez Canal: Conditions for Small Craft Improving

    Date Published - April 23, 2022

    ...are implementing the plan to develop the infrastructure of Ismailia Yacht Marina including building 50 berths, well-equipped with utilities and services including water and electricity, maintenance, cleaning... Read More
  • Receiving spare parts and hauling out in the Seychelles

    Date Published - July 17, 2015

    ...a yacht in transit to reclaim the VAT. Having heard indifferent reports about the services in Richards Bay, South Africa, we decided to be hauled... Read More
  • National Weather Service Proposed Changes – Updated Report

    Date Published - October 04, 2009

    ...bear in mind that these changes may have some impact on those weather services providing voice broadcasts and download services. Weather forecasts are an important... Read More
  • Janes Yacht Services

    Address: West Indies, English Harbour, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda,

    Yacht Services, Crew Placement, Courier Services, Parts Supply, and Provisioning Services. Propane refills....... Read More
  • Split

    ...Ramina Pomorstvo Right Sails UK Sailmakers Victory Sailmakers Matadura Marine Service Nautika Centar Nava Matadura Marine Service Nautika Centar Nava Matadura Marine Service Nautika Centar... Read More
  • Pirate Boat Services

    Address: Deshaies, Guadeloupe,

    ...the bays & coves of Deshaies, including the main bay of Deshaies and Grande-Anse, Leroux & Petite-Anse. Services include provisioning, water, fuel, trash removal, laundry... Read More
  • Transiting the Panama Canal – A Cruiser’s View

    Date Published - February 23, 2010

    ...Dorsett’s report. If anchored in the flats, it is possible to use the official launch service which services the commercial vessels. This brings you ashore... Read More
  • Aberdeen

    ...Being the headquarters of the North Sea services industry, most things are available/possible here.   Bremwood Engineering Ltd Contact Electrical Services Ltd Mackay Marine Services... Read More
  • Mid Atlantic Yacht Services

    Address: Rua Cons.Miguel da Silveria 3, Portugal, Horta, Faial, Azores, PT9900-144

    For centuries the Port of Horta Faial has been an essential landfall for ships and yachts crossing the Atlantic to Europe. Mid Atlantic Yachts Services... Read More
  • Panama Yachting Services S.A.

    Address: Based in Panama City, Work shed: Astillero Nacional, Vacamonte, Arraijan, Balboa, Pacific, Panama,

    ...Services: Supply and installation of rigging, masts, and sails, yacht and rigging surveys, a wide range of repairs – fiberglass and wooden boats a specialty.... Read More
  • St Helier

    ...Jackson Yacht Services South Pier Shipyard Bill Keating Marine Engineering Ltd Fox Marine Services GT Marine Gallichan Marine South Pier Shipyard Aquamarine Electrics Auto Electric... Read More
  • Namibia and more pleasant stop and has a greater range of services and better provisioning due to its size. Much of the coast between Luderitz... Read More
  • Hampton (Virginia)

    ...Last updated: October 2010 Bluewater Marina & Boatyard Old Point Comfort Marina Sunset Boating Center Airtime Water Sports Hampton Marine Services   Hampton Marine Services... Read More
  • Indonesia: NEW CIQP Procedures now in place for visiting yachts – well almost . . .

    Date Published - March 21, 2016 registration. You are opening you're self up to penalties and fines and bribes cause for sure the navy won't accept you're an online form.... Read More
  • Support for hurricane ravaged Dominica continues

    Date Published - November 24, 2017

    ...of Soap -Jars of Baby Food -Nappies -Sanitary napkins -Vitamins -Tubes of Toothpaste -Toothbrushes -Hair combs & hair brushes -Emery boards -Band-aids -Anti-itch creme for... Read More
  • Opua (Bay of Islands)

    ...chandleries. Doug’s Opua Boat Yard Opua Cruising Club Opua General Store Opua Online Richard Tapper Seareach Boat Services Total Yacht Care Gulf Group Brokers The... Read More
  • Six Months Cruising Brazil

    Date Published - October 23, 2013 an argument or you will be perhaps sent away. The quality of service varied from excellent to poor since the offices handle a large... Read More
  • Sri Lanka

    ...more “concierge” approach and offer additional services, not just simple clearance services. Check what is being offered as well as how much it costs: services... Read More
  • Gibraltar

    ...sure to top up your tanks before departure as diesel is cheaper in Gib. Note also that diesel is even cheaper in Morocco. Overall Crime... Read More
  • Eastern Caribbean Cruising: Simplified Clearance Procedures Explained

    Date Published - June 15, 2014

    ...Both set-ups are similar in name (which can be confusing), and similar in service, however, currently they facilitate clearance for different islands. eSeaClear First,... Read More
  • Cruising Life: The Best Stories from Caribbean Compass

    Date Published - July 02, 2013

    ...Caribbean aboard your own floating home. The 49 stories in Cruising Life were written by cruisers, both professional writers and amateurs, for Caribbean Compass, the... Read More
  • Cruising Life: The Best Stories from Caribbean Compass

    ...both professional writers and amateurs, for Caribbean Compass, the monthly magazine that boaters say is a “must read” for anyone sailing in, or planning to... Read More
  • Mexico, Caribbean Side: Clearing in and out – Cruisers’ Experiences

    Date Published - January 22, 2019

    ...doesn’t seem like the best option for us to clear out in Mahahual.  Immigration officers come from Chetumal, which is a 2-hour drive, and cruisers... Read More
  • Reunion: Clearance and Cruising Information

    Date Published - September 09, 2015 write a letter stating that your package contains parts for a yacht in transit before the package is released to your custody. YACHT RELATED... Read More
  • C@fe Online

    Address: Dorp Oost 142070, Swijndrech, Antwerp, Belgium,

    Dorp Oost 142070, Swijndrech, Antwerp, Belgium Tel: +32 03 254 1468 WiFi...... Read More
  • Onboard Online

    This online magazine specializes in providing news and resources for yachting professionals as well as encompassing a business directory and a jobs board. Whilst aimed... Read More
  • Alaska to Mexico 2017: Foreign flagged vessels in San Diego

    Date Published - January 15, 2018

    ...cannot be booked online (although only at the end of the online booking procedure are you told this). An A9 permit can only be issued... Read More
  • Ocean Crew Link: New Online Directory to connect Boat Owners with Offshore sailing crew.

    Date Published - December 17, 2012

    Specializing purely in ocean sailing opportunities, is a new online directory of sailors and opportunities, which aims to connect boat owners with the offshore... Read More
  • UK: New Online Reporting System for Arriving and Departing Sailors

    Date Published - April 15, 2021

    A new online reporting system for all sailors leaving and returning to the UK should go live later this year. It is designed to replace... Read More
  • Brunei stopover: because even sailboats like cheap diesel

    Date Published - August 06, 2013

    ...take a peek? Besides, they have ridiculously cheap fuel to top off our tanks- and even sailboats need diesel now and then. The kicker was... Read More
  • Rent a Cheapie

    Address: 30 Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, South Africa,

    Rent a Cheapie are one of the most preferred cheap car rental options in the Western Cape....... Read More
  • Detailed Notes of Our Cruise in The Solomon Island in 2010

    Date Published - February 12, 2011 “incident” (none violent). Typically they were boarded very late at night and surreptitiously, or items from the cockpit/on deck were pilfered when they were... Read More
  • ARC Course Record Broken: New New fastest crossing time from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia by SY Caro

    Date Published - December 06, 2013

    ...speed 11.45kts, with a top speed of around 25kts. ‘She’s a very fast boat,’ said Skipper and Owner Max Klink as they arrived, ‘We did... Read More
  • Port of Belfast Harbour Office

    Address: Harbour Office, Corporation Square, Belfast, BT1 3AL

    VHF Channel 16 ‘Belfast Port Control’...... Read More
  • FastSeas

    ...(inc. W Med, E Caribbean, US Gulf, and East coasts and transAtlantic), Jeremy Waters built FastSeas with those goals in mind. Free to use, donation... Read More
  • Indian Ocean: Desperately Seeking Solutions

    Date Published - May 08, 2020

    ...Every country that borders the Indian Ocean fails criteria 2, with just one exception. At the time of writing, Tanzania’s borders remains open. That’s the... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Eric, Leslie, Bryce and Trent Rigney

    Date Published - February 28, 2018

    ...a singer with Los Angeles Opera sings in a church; and, or the boys interact with other kids; and/or I help address a community service... Read More
  • Hope for the best but prepare for the worst

    Date Published - June 03, 2020

    ...must be prepped after the losses in Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, Michael, and Dorian in the past three years. Hope for the best but prepare... Read More
  • Egypt and Red Sea Cruising Notes

    Date Published - January 02, 2009

    ...reasonably fast and efficient and much cheaper than checking in at Hurghada, the next option. Once completed staff come around into a marina with you... Read More
  • Puerto Velero

    ...particular kite surfing. There is one restaurant on site, a famous Colombian chef, so not cheap, however, there are a variety of beach restaurants with... Read More
  • Reflections on Antipodean Cruising

    Date Published - October 21, 2014

    ...rescue services and good access to information and weather forecasts via VHF. Best Sailing in the World This award definitely goes to the Northern Queensland... Read More
  • Transiting the Panama Canal 2012/13: Cruisers Report

    Date Published - April 30, 2013 adviser in the morning will want breakfast. If “proper” food is not provided he will order a meal box: $35 for the meal but... Read More
  • Caribbean: CSSN Annual Report Highlights Rise in Crime Against Yachts

    Date Published - October 31, 2022

    ...lifted dinghies are within the reach of determined thieves, making lifting AND secure locking the best practice. Intrusion alarms have become more affordable and more... Read More
  • ARC 2013: 28th ARC Complete

    Date Published - December 24, 2013

    ...with this year’s pioneers. Slow Start, Wild Finish Unlike in 2012, when the ARC fleet got off to a fast and furious start, ARC 2013... Read More
  • Denmark: Useful Updates from RCC Pilotage Foundation August 2015

    Date Published - September 13, 2015

    ...very good hotel. This is near Walsted’s yard which is probably the best yard in Denmark. Not cheap. There are many lovely anchorages in this... Read More
  • Cruising Notes for Mediterranean France 2011-2013

    Date Published - June 24, 2014

    ...Unless noted, electricity, water are included in the price. Only a FEW places had a wifi. I made a note of it. Anchorages: The best... Read More
  • Clearance and Yacht Information for Bitung

    Date Published - March 31, 2017

    ...There are also scattered FADs.  At dusk, there are tons of fishing boats headed out.  Best to try to time arrival during daylight. Anchoring in... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Amy and David Alton of SY Starry Horizons

    Date Published - April 01, 2020

    ...particularly during long passages? It takes a while to figure out what works best for every cruising couple.  David and I have double-handed almost all... Read More
  • Puerto Chiapas for the best rate. For sight seeing and day tours, contact Miguel Angel of Discovery Tours for transport on WhatsApp +52 962 133 6820, Read More
  • A visit to the Andaman Islands March 2014: Very special and worth the trouble

    Date Published - April 13, 2014 our stay.  Bureaucracy at it’s best! **So lesson number one – look at your paperwork before seeing Customs and have lots and lots of... Read More
  • Trinidad & Tobago: Co-ordinated Effort Saves Yacht in Distress

    Date Published - August 17, 2022

    ...and best friend of cruisers. Member of the Board of YSATT (Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago). Peake’s Yacht Services (PYS) – One of... Read More
  • Pago Pago the harbor is poor and it is advisable to anchor with two anchors and not leave the yacht unattended for long periods. It is... Read More
  • Indonesia, Batam Island: Nongsa Point Marina – Cruisers’ Comments

    Date Published - July 25, 2013

    ...Batu Besar to seafood lovers. The food quality is fabulous mud crabs, prawns, bugs, fish etc, the service bright, friendly and fast and you can... Read More
  • Thailand to the Med – 2009

    Date Published - July 29, 2009

    ...will read below. Preparations We departed Phuket near the end of January but would generally advise departure just after New Years for the best weather... Read More
  • Great Cruising in Turkey

    Date Published - October 03, 2006

    The best of the Med is behind us! When we left Israel (one of the best destinations on the entire globe) we thought that the... Read More
  • Indonesia “Loop” from Langkawi, Malaysia

    Date Published - January 11, 2013 two years, clock- or counterclockwise, returning to Langkawi. What is in your opinion the best timing and route to sail a loop through Indonesia... Read More
  • Marquesas in the Hurricane Season

    Date Published - January 10, 2003

    ...-the pigs- and then kill them with knives at the end of long sticks! Does that technique remind us of ancient times?), rum and beer,... Read More
  • NE Indonesia, Raja Ampat: one of our best experiences on our journey around the world

    Date Published - April 16, 2013

    Last autumn we visited Raja Ampat, in northeastern Indonesia. It was one of the best experiences on our journey around the world, but it was... Read More
  • The best apps for Cruising

    What are the best apps for sailing? What apps do cruisers actually use on their iPad / Android to make life easier, safer, or more... Read More
  • How to Prepare Your Boat for Safe Transport by Road

    ...and the boat transport service companies involved. Proper preparation of the boat for transport is the responsibility of the owner. Boat Transport companies do not... Read More
  • Cook Islands

    ...Suwarrow: The Cook Islands National Environment Service is the administrator of the Islands of Suwarrow. All vessels sailing to Suwarrow are requested to contact the... Read More
  • Darwin

    ...Diving Services Territory Diving Services There are many card phones for national or international calls. Metered calls can be made from the post office on... Read More
  • Tidewater Yacht Service

    Address: Main Facility & Offices ,, 321 Cromwell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, East coast, Usa,

    Main Facility & Offices , 321 Cromwell Street , Baltimore, MD 21230 Tel:410-625-4992 Fax:410-539-3078 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00 Sat 10:00-14:00. Closed Sunday Full Service boat... Read More
  • NOAA National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

    Date Published - April 10, 2010

    Storm Surge and Flooding Prediction Dropped in New Scale February 17, 2010 NOAA’s National Weather Service [BROKEN LINK] will use a new hurricane scale this... Read More
  • Bay Shore Marine Engine Service

    Address: 7344 Edgewood Road, Annapolis , MD 21403, East Coast, Usa,

    7344 Edgewood Road , Annapolis , MD 21403 Tel:+1 410 263 8370 Spare parts kits and cruising and maintenance kits. Mobile service. Heat Exchanger... Read More
  • Captain Johns Marine Service

    Address: Captain Johns Rio Dulce Marina, Rio dulce, Guatemala,

    Captain Johns Rio Dulce Marina Tel:+502 5732 0219 Complete marine repairs and service including paint and varnish, fiberglass & woodworking, mechanical repairs and service,... Read More
  • Weymouth and Portland

    ...Rover Marine Services Weymouth Marina Mechanical Services YachtWorks Mechanical Services Northbrooke Marine Engineering JG Technologies Discount Marine Electronics JG Technologies Ltd John Biggs NDM Ocean... Read More
  • Medivac Services

    Feb 2014: Practical Sailor took a look at a handful of global companies that offer telemedical and medical evacuation services for those sailing the less-developed... Read More
  • Atlantic Hurricane Season 2021: NOAA to start Forecast Service in May

    Date Published - March 17, 2021

    ...activity in the Atlantic basin in late May, routine issuance of the Atlantic TWO starting on May 15 offers a service improvement over unscheduled Special TWOs that are... Read More
  • Erikas Marine Services

    Address: At the Waterfront, Clifton, Union Island, The Grenadines, St Vincent & the Grenadines,

    Yacht charter, travel services, phone and internet services, WiFi hot spot....... Read More
  • St Davids

    ...welcome to use Grenada Marine Boatyard dinghy dock and shoreside services. The boatyard also has moorings available to rent. The boatyard has a service dock,... Read More
  • Ulises Services

    Address: Public Dock, Portobelo, Caribbean, Panama,

    Repair services: diesel engines, outboards, mechanical and electrical repairs, installation of new equipment, maintenance ( changing oils, filters). Speaking Spanish and English. Affordable services....... Read More
  • Marine Management Services

    Address: (Chuck Hunter), Box 2926, East End, Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands,

    Associated with companies providing rigging, carpentry, machinists, Awlgrip refinishing, electronic sales and services, diesel and outboard sales and services, inflatables and watermakers....... Read More
  • Antigua Yacht Services

    Address: West Indies, English Harbour, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda,

    Offers a full range of yacht support services, providing professional assistance in Antigua whether you own, run or crew on a yacht, or are looking... Read More
  • Meteorological & Hydrological Services Worldwide

    Links to Met offices and forecast services worldwide Read More
  • Dalac Marine Engineering & Services SB

    Address: 44B Kampung Teluk Jawa, Masai, Johor Bahru, Johore Strait, Malaysia, 81750

    If you sail from Sebana cove towards Johor Bahru city, you will be passing in front of the boat yard. Dockyard with haulout services with... Read More
  • Grenada: Recommendation for Dive Compressor Service

    Date Published - August 28, 2012

    It’s very difficult to get dive compressors serviced in the Caribbean. Mine is a Bauer, and I’ve gone up and down the islands for service... Read More
  • Good Services In Port Salalah

    Date Published - March 21, 2007

    ...I have never received such quality service and attention, at such low-cost charges from another agent in other countries like the service I received from... Read More
  • Hinckley Yacht Services – English Harbour

    Address: P.O. Box 2242, St. Johns, English Harbour, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda,

    Yacht management, mail and email services, LPG refills, office services....... Read More
  • Cobra Tours and Yacht Services
    A full-service yacht agent catering to yachts of all sizes. Provide everything from customs and immigration clearance, provisioning, tours, concierge and postal services, port logistics,... Read More
  • Malaysia, Penang: Liferaft Servicing

    Date Published - November 13, 2014

    ...where we found the service could have been done at half the cost, but with no certification, and then to Malaysia and Thailand, where our... Read More
  • Christmas Island

    ...equipped and include GP and dental services.  Patients requiring specialist care will need to go to Australia.  Emergency cases are evacuated to Perth through the... Read More
  • Bermuda Yacht Services – St George’s Harbour

    Address: 20 Cut Road, St George's, PO Box GE 21, St George's, GEBX, St George's Harbour, Bermuda,

    A newer mooring facility with water, electricity, toilets and showers, WiFi, repair and maintenance services. Med moorings. Able to arrange fuel, laundry and other concierge... Read More
  • Cairns

    ...good Service during 2 + Weeks in the Marina itself from Victoria, shortly before we left, we encountered the worst Service ever at the Petrol... Read More
  • Falmouth Yacht Services

    Address: Maritime Buildings, Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR10 8AD

    Comprehensive range of services includes an in-house design and installation team for engineering and electrical services. 40-tonne Roodberg travel lift together with a 25-tonne hydraulic... Read More
  • Sri Lanka, Trincomalee: Cruisers report on Fees and Services

    Date Published - April 12, 2018 meat etc. He is a very decent guy and is charging also very reasonable prices for his service . His tel no. 771008369 Elisabeth... Read More
  • Fiji, Viti Levu: Port of Lautoka No Longer Offering Clearance Services

    Date Published - November 20, 2019

    Noonsite has received information that the Port of Lautoka on Fiji’s west coast is no longer providing clearance services or allowing yachts to anchor near... Read More
  • Black Sound (Green Turtle Cay)

    ...January 2020 There are several boatyards and a range of repair services on the Cay. Roberts Marine There are 3 Grocery Stores on the Cay... Read More
  • Total Engineering Services Ltd.

    Address: Opua Marine Park, Baffin Street, Opua, New Zealand,

    Total Engineering Services Ltd. offers a comprehensive range of design and manufacturing services such as marine engineering, stractual steel, stainless steel fabrication, and vessel refits... Read More
  • Ionian Boat Assistance Breakdown and Brokerage Services

    Address: Nidri Beach Front, Nidri, Lefkas, Greece, 31084

    Services include maintenance, breakdown and brokerage. Offers a 24/7 Breakdown assistance for all boats. Yearly policies covering all Greek waters, plus six month Ionian only... Read More
  • Booyard Yacht Services

    Address: Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda,

    New company 2021 to assist all yachts visiting Barbuda. Service include: Customs/Immigration clearance Land & Sea tours Local provisioning Concierge services...... Read More
  • Tidewater Yacht Service

    Address: Main Facility & Offices ,, 321 Cromwell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, East coast, Usa,

    Main Facility & Offices, 321 Cromwell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 Tel:410-625-4992 Fax:410-539-3078 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00 Sat 10:00-14:00. Closed Sunday Full Service boat repair and... Read More
  • FCC Petition RM-11831 Threatens Amateur Radio Services

    Date Published - April 24, 2019

    ...of ACDS services such as Pactor, Winlink and D-Star which use encrypted digital protocols. If the proposed rule change is adopted it could mean the... Read More
  • Oliver Yacht Services

    Address: Tartini 6, OIbia, Sardinia, Italy, 07026

    Yacht agent services including clearance & formalities, provisioning, dockside & concierge services. Operate throughout the Costa Smeralda.  ...... Read More
  • Mo’orea Courier Service

    Address: Moorea, Tahiti, French Polynesia,

    Transports various goods (dry products) Delivery and assembly of furniture in kit Express delivery service Administrative procedures Online service with shipping to the islands....... Read More
  • Medivac Services

    Feb 2014: Practical Sailor took a look at a handful of global companies that offer telemedical and medical evacuation services for those sailing the less-developed... Read More
  • Oliver Yacht Services – Olbia

    Address: Olbia, Sardinia, Italy,

    Yacht agent services including clearance & formalities, provisioning, dockside & concierge services. Operate throughout the Costa Smeralda.  ...... Read More
  • Diversified Yacht Services

    Address: 715 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, USA, FL 33931

    High-end comprehensive services for luxury yachts. Regular maintenance and refitting options. Mechanical installations/repairs, electronics repair/installation, cosmetic services. Marine supplies....... Read More
  • Fiji: Preparing for the 2019/2020 Cyclone Season

    Date Published - November 25, 2019

    With the Fiji Meterological Service forecasting at least two cyclones to affect Fiji during the 2019/2020 cyclone season, marinas have begun their preparations on Viti... Read More
  • Oliver Yacht Services – Panama

    Address: Punta Paitilla, Panama,

    Canal transit and general yacht concierge services, travel, provisioning, laundry, etc. Oliver is multilingual (speaks English). He can help you with sourcing spare parts, obtaining... Read More
  • Yacht Help Services

    Address: Vuda Point Marina, POC: Doug Cusick, Lautoka (Vuda Point Marina), Viti Levu, Fiji,

    Cruising yacht facility: Services include antifouling, painting, rigging and fibreglass repairs, steel repairs, engine repairs, refrigeration service, water maker installations and electrical repairs. Painter “Peter”... Read More
  • Barther Yacht-Service GmbH

    Address: Hafenstraße 28, Barth, Baltic Coast, Germany, 18356

    Hafenstraße 28 , 18356 Barth , Germany Tel: +4938231 / 27 40 Fax: +4938231 / 27 45 A marina and a boatyard offering... Read More
  • Italy

    ...Service is an organisational unit of the Italian Air Force (Servizio Meteorologico dell’Aeronautica Militare), and as such, the national meteorological service in Italy. The weather... Read More
  • Melilla

    ...Almerimar marina 1200M from Melilla has double prices - and Almerimar is one of the cheapest in the Mediterranean. Data Entry Posted on behalf of... Read More
  • Palma de Mallorca

    ...mid-week is best. Pantalan de Cuarentenas is a smaller concession with 80 berths for smaller yachts and 12 berths for larger vessels. A similar concession... Read More
  • Lanta Marine Services

    Address: Orange House, 15 Moo 2, Sri Rya Rd, Lanta Old Town, Ko Lanta Yai , Krabi, Koh Lanta, Thailand, 81150

    Technical services and engine repairs. Can supply most products....... Read More
  • Port Navy Service

    Address: Avenue de la 1ère D.F.L., Port -Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Mediterranean, France, 13230

    ...Do-it-yourself and contract yard (on-site services – Max length 23m. All facilities, launderette, chandlery, bar and restaurant, snack bar and airport taxi service, 24/7... Read More
  • Seaspray Marine Services

    Address: Rebak Island Marina Resort, Pulau Langkawi, West Coast, Malaysia,

    Experienced Shipwright and Marine Electrician, Mark Robertson, has been based in Rebak Island Marina Resort since 2008, providing specialist services including:  Complete Shipwright services, interior... Read More
  • Cape Verdes November from Las Palmas, Canaries to Cape Verde, finishing in Marie-Galante, Guadaloupe. Emergency numbers in Cape Verde Police- dial 132 Fire Service – dial 131... Read More
  • Port Elizabeth (Bequia)

    ...Go during happy hour. We went to Maria’s cafe but were disappointed by the service. Good food and service at Mac’s. Services: Gas (LPG) can... Read More
  • Torrevieja It has an 80-ton travel hoist and a 20-ton crane. There are security guards. Costa Blanca Yacht Services Nautica Martinez Oscar Marine Engines S.L.... Read More
  • Vila Real de Santo Antonio

    ...October (on the long pontoon). If you don't care about the town, would advise going into Ayamonte on the other side of the river -... Read More
  • eZone: Clearance and delivery of online purchases into the Caribbean, Latin and Central America

    Date Published - March 26, 2014

    I’ve just had a GOOD experience with eZone and I thought I’d write to tell you about it. My wife and I have been in... Read More
  • Popular Malaysian Anchorages: Sebana Cove or Danga Bay?

    Date Published - January 15, 2014

    ...serviceability of the utilities. Yachting Services There are no haul-out facilities here. WiFi is free and we were able to connect out in the river.... Read More
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Tobago Cays – Armed Robbery – Updated Detailed Report

    Date Published - July 15, 2011

    ...of such an event travels very fast…much faster than good news. We are also just now writing to the Police Commissioner so have no response... Read More
  • Pacific Panama: Cruising Notes for the Darien Region

    Date Published - November 28, 2015

    ...This needs to be taken into consideration in order to have a faster trip or to cross mud bars. I used OpenCPN’s tidal information and... Read More
  • Luperon, Dominican Republic

    Date Published - June 26, 2008

    ...and Ana Lopez will phone him for you. Yacht Services Diesel, water, drinking water, bottom cleaning and other services can be provided by Rafael or... Read More
  • Online Reporting Platform to Register Orca Sightings

    The Cruising Association (CA) and Groupo Trabajo Orca Atlantica (GTOA – Atlantic Orca Working Group) have partnered to launch a new online reporting platform for... Read More
  • Caribbean Bound 2020/21 – Yachting Protocols

    Date Published - November 23, 2020

    ...present a PCR test, but will be required to take a test on arrival. Quarantine and mandatory testing on day 5. Online travel form to... Read More
  • Chagos Regulations Now Online

    Date Published - March 28, 2007

    The BIOT (British Indian Ocean Territory) Administration has now put online all the information you need regarding regulations for a visit to the Chagos Archipelago.... Read More
  • Norway: Norwegian Pilot Books Now Available online

    Date Published - January 17, 2017

    An incredible new resource is now available for free download online. The Norwegian Chart Organization is issuing all the pilot books for Norway for free... Read More
  • Online Cruising Guide

    Free guide for sailors with lots of useful info. and updated charts. Read More
  • Free Online Navigation Course

    Online marine resources to teach you to navigate safely – by Diederik Willemsen. Read More
  • New Edition of Dominican Republic Cruising Guide Now Available Online

    Date Published - February 25, 2010

    The 4th edition of the CRUISING GUIDE TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC has been published and is now available online, FREE, at its website: The... Read More
  • World Cruising Club: February Update

    Date Published - February 07, 2022 January 2023 along with a series of seminars to help cruisers prepare for their bluewater adventure. World Cruising Club E-News – February 2022 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..... Read More
  • Norway: Norwegian Pilot Books Now Available online

    Date Published - January 17, 2017

    An incredible new resource is now available as a free online download. The Norwegian Chart Organization is issuing all the pilot books for Norway for... Read More
  • Reeds Nautical Online
    A comprehensive online nautical almanack covering Atlantic Europe from the tip of Denmark to Gibraltar. See book listing here – Read More
  • Onboard Online

    Address: 186 High Street, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, MK18 3DQ

    This online magazine specializes in providing news and resources for yachting professionals as well as encompassing a business directory and a jobs board. UK: +44... Read More
  • St Lucia: Feedback from Cruisers wanted via online survey

    Date Published - September 06, 2018

    ...of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting is asking the international and regional Caribbean yachting community for their perceptions and feedback, via an online survey, to assist... Read More
  • Croatia: New Online Portal Launched for Paying Tourist Tax

    Date Published - July 21, 2020

    The Croatian National Tourist Board has launched a multilingual portal which now allows nautical visitors to pay their tourist tax online. The new portal –... Read More
  • Free Online Navigation Course
    Online marine resources to teach you to navigate safely – by Diederik Willemsen....... Read More
  • Online source for links to sailing equipment vendors

    Online source for links to sailing equipment vendors Read More
  • Samoa: Apia Updates from Cruisers

    Date Published - October 09, 2018

    ...schedule:- Cruising Permit: Free Normal Garbage: No cost Quarantine Garbage: $2 WST per bag Customs Exit Fee: $55 WST Marina fees:- Up to 10m $55.50... Read More
  • Insurance: Yacht Owners Warned Against Under-Insuring

    Date Published - August 20, 2022

    ...make an assumption that people will always want cheap, cheap, cheap.” The challenge of underestimating costs isn’t, however, restricted to the lower-end of the market.... Read More
  • Sanctuary Cove Show Draws International Attention

    Date Published - April 30, 2010

    ...More details on all new products can be found on the show website. Show Prices, Parking etc… Ticket sales for the Show are available online.... Read More
  • Cruising Indonesia – General Tips and Hints

    Date Published - October 27, 2011

    ...up well! Breakfast cereal likewise. Bread is available but it is rare to find what we consider “good” bread, except in Bali. Be prepared to... Read More
  • Fiji, Port Denerau: Stores and Services

    Date Published - August 25, 2015 Cheap buses run frequently and there are also plenty of taxis. Markets: 4) Nadi Downtown Namaka (Farmboy) – also delivers to Musket Cove:,... Read More
  • Eastern Tunisia: Hauling Out in Monastir

    Date Published - March 27, 2013 be fast, on-time and exactly to cent as quoted. The staff were friendly and the work was exactly as required. You can stay on... Read More
  • Galapagos: Chosen Island San Cristobal – a decision we did not regret

    Date Published - March 23, 2015

    ...Panama. Why? 1- As a Naval officer, I could not insult the authorities here by presenting a well known “fake”; even if these are (not... Read More
  • Crete, Agios Nikolaos Wintering: Facilities and Lifestyle – Latest Update

    Date Published - November 07, 2017

    ...the travel lift operator, is excellent. He and his son will always do their best to assist yachties, they also operate a diesel engine maintenance... Read More
  • FastSeas
    FastSeas is a FREE weather routing and passage planning tool. It will calculate the fastest route to take you from point A to point B... Read More
  • PT. Asianfast Marine Industries Shipyard

    Address: Jl. RE Martadinata No.Lot 02, Tj. Pinggir, Kec. Sekupang, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia, 29428

    PT. Asianfast Marine Industries Shipyard is located in Batam, Riau Island, Indonesia that specializes in ship building, repairs, design and engineering.  The shipyard also provides... Read More
  • Carrickfergus Sailing Club – Belfast Lough

    Address: Roger's Quay, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, BT38 8BE

    Pontoon on the starboard side of the marina as you enter  ...... Read More
  • Holdfast Shores Marina

    Address: Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg, South Australia, 5045

    35 14.7 S – 138.28.1 E (approx. only) Small marina facility at Holdfast Shores. Many restaurants and shops in the marina complex itself and the... Read More
  • Belfast River Manager
    VHF Channel 12, 16 (24hrs)...... Read More
  • Belfast Harbour
    Yacht pontoons on the NW bank at Donegal Quay, between Lagan Bridge and the weir. Call Port Control for entry. Water, fuel, repairs, chandlery, 200-ton... Read More
  • Belfast Lough Harbour Master

    Address: Belfast Lough,

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  • Fast Seasickness Relief!

    ...dizziness, headaches, and other symptoms within minutes—even after symptoms have already started. MotionEaze starts working instantly to give fast and effective relief—with no side effects!... Read More
  • Holywood Yacht Club – Belfast Lough

    Address: Belfast Lough,

  • Belfast City Hospital

    Address: 51 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9

  • Belfast International Airport

    Address: Belfast, BT29 4AB

  • Avis Belfast

    Address: 69-71 Great Victoria Street, Belfast Antrim, BT2 7AF

    Car hire...... Read More
  • Chesapeake Marine Fasteners

    Address: 919 Bay Ridge Road ,, Annapolis , MD 21403, East coast, Usa,

    919 Bay Ridge Road , Annapolis , MD 21403 Tel:+1 410-267-8681 Fax:+1 410-268-6528 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:00 and 17:00 Standard and special fasteners in... Read More
  • CH Marine – Belfast Lough

    Address: Scrabo Business Park, Jubilee Road, Newtonards, Co Down, BT23 4YH

    Chandler and liferaft servicing  ...... Read More
  • East Belfast YC

    Address: 4 Sydenham By-Pass, Belfast, County Down, BT3 9HR

    Latitude: 54° 37′ 11.50″ N – Longitude: 5° 54′ 6.87″ W Boat building and repair & slipway facilities & tidal mud births. Not suitable for... Read More
  • Turks & Caicos

    ...yacht The SailClear advance web notification service for clearance is now operational here. Completing the online forms prior to checking in may save a lot... Read More
  • France: Recommendations from Cruisers

    Date Published - January 19, 2019

    ...Service is the name of the company you’ll find on the net at Sailors will be glad to find a place where big margins... Read More
  • Dili: Practical Information for Cruisers

    Date Published - December 28, 2018

    ...we did not get at all. Provisioning in Dili is not cheap, as almost all products are imported. Kmanek and Lita Supermarket we liked best... Read More
  • Pacific Crossing 2022: Panama and Galapagos Update

    Date Published - October 04, 2022

    ...types of bottles) on both side of the canal but it is much closer to the Caribbean side so you might have Shelter Bay marina... Read More
  • 10 reasons to love cruising in Madagascar

    Date Published - November 16, 2015 couscous) was the cheapest yet in the Indian Ocean; gorgeous produce and herbs waited in the market. Imported cheeses that didn’t cost crazy prices,... Read More
  • Venezuela to Canada

    Date Published - September 15, 2009

    ...Nicaragua. Telephone (505)-880-0013 or (505)-880-0019 . We arranged to leave her in the water there with the intention of sailing back to Costa Rica to... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Andy & Julie Nemier

    Date Published - January 24, 2020

    ...nylon line that was fortuitously laying on deck. I had to work fast as the chain was flying out of the hawsepipe. I bent the... Read More
  • Malaysia to Turkey

    Date Published - January 05, 2009

    ...– 38 knots at anchor in Ras Banas, Egypt. – Most miles covered in a day – 165nm en-route to Oman from the Maldives. –... Read More
  • Malaysia, Sabah – Labuan Public Marina and the Island of Labuan

    Date Published - September 27, 2010

    ...signal strength to be picked up on a berthed yacht. However, there is an air-conditioned room available for using the Wi-Fi connection and the connection... Read More
  • Greece: Recommendations from Cruisers

    Date Published - November 29, 2011

    ...a beautiful little village, with the best pizza, and a view over the Ionian that beats all! There are some taverna pontoons on the Western... Read More
  • ARC 2016 comes to a close in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - December 18, 2016

    ...was true to form with a wide variation in weather along the length of the route. Early on, a developing low-pressure system offered the tantalizing... Read More
  • Cruising South Africa, 2016: The inside “scoop”

    Date Published - June 15, 2016

    ...the very best time to see animals is first thing in the morning. If you wanted to stay inside the park, we’d suggest staying at... Read More
  • Guatemala, Rio Dulce: The Best Kept Secret

    Date Published - December 17, 2019 lift and launch on a 6-month booking. Services As a mature boating centre with a large and willing local workforce, all the independent services... Read More
  • Cruising Notes for the Galapagos 2005

    Date Published - May 24, 2005

    By Lilly Vedana and Thomas Müller Yacht MIZ MAE in April/May 2005 Routing We still regard mid-April the best time to go from Panama to... Read More
  • Panama Immigration: If going to Panama, find out first the best place to clear in.

    Date Published - June 26, 2012

    Since 6 March of this year, when Ronaldo Mendoza Tapia – Regional Manager of Immigration service in Colon – sent a circular requesting a tightening... Read More
  • Best time of year to cross the Indian Ocean?

    Date Published - June 24, 2008

    ...Madagascar, then down to the southern tip of Africa to round the Cape. I was thinking that it is perhaps best to sit out the... Read More
  • Isla Isabella: The best choice for a “one-stop” visit to the Galapagos

    Date Published - April 04, 2013

    ...if you have any kind of sugar-scoop they will be on-board despite your best efforts. If they get on your cushions you might as well... Read More
  • Honokohau Diesel Service

    Address: Dan Isaacson, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #12, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii, HI 96740

    Offers complete marine diesel service. Sales, installation and repair. Prop shafts and overhauls....... Read More
  • English Harbour

    ...Associations (ABMA) Antigua Yacht Services Caribbean Concierge Services Group Island Yacht Services Hinckley Yacht Services Janes Yacht Services Nelsons Dockyard Services Richard Watson WiFi is... Read More
  • Testimonial for Quality Marine gear and Great Customer After-sales service

    Date Published - July 30, 2012

    ...that offers that great quality products, as well as such personal customer after-sales service, should be rewarded by our business! You can reach them at... Read More
  • Thomas Gunn Navigation Services Ltd

    Address: Anchor House, Regent Quay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB11 5AR

    Admiralty Chart Agent Wide range of navigational equipment and services...... Read More
  • Barbados Marine Services

    Address: 30B Maxwell Park, Christ Church, Barbados,

    Barbados based mobile marine diagnostics and repair service for all boats and watercraft. With over 30 years experience in electrical and mechanical engineering we can... Read More
  • Venid-Dars Yacht Service Ltd

    Address: Sveti Vlas, Bulgaria,

    Volvo Penta dealer, on site. Maintain and service engines and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The company also has a chandlery....... Read More
  • Boat Delivery & Crew Finding Service

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  • Morne Tout Self-Service Laundry and Dry Cleaners

    Address: Behind Grande Anse Shopping Centre, St George's, Grenada,

    Same day drop-off service or do-it-yourself. Large items, rugs, mats, and blankets....... Read More
  • How to Prepare Your Boat for Safe Transport by Road

    Date Published - October 05, 2007

    ...and the boat transport service companies involved. Proper preparation of the boat for transport is the responsibility of the owner. Boat Transport companies do not... Read More
  • Boston Bay Computer Service

    Address: 83 Matthew Place, Port Lincoln, Australia, 5606

    Computer Sales and Service...... Read More
  • Blue Planet Dive Services/Sally Morris

    Address: Annapolis, East coast, Usa,

    Tel:Mob +1 410 980 2803/410 867 2962 Hull maintenance, zinc replacement, prop work and recovery/salvage/emergency services....... Read More
  • Hinckley Yacht Services – Stuart

    Address: 4550 SE Boatyard Drive, Stuart, Florida, USA, FL 34997

    ...80 yachts. 30/50/100amp power. Showers, toilets, laundry nearby, grocery nearby, Wifi. Boatyard and storage facility with space for 150 yachts. 150-ton travel lift. Indoor workspace.... Read More
  • Bailiwick Marine Services

    Address: St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands,

    General marine services: Boat Lifting/Haulage, Engines/Outboards....... Read More
  • Phuket Marina Services

    Address: Unit D1 Phuket Boat Lagoon, 20/9 Thepkasatree Road, Moo 2, Tumbon Koh Keaw, Phuket Island, Thailand,

    Haulout and range of repair services and chandlery. Contact: Andy Dowden...... Read More
  • Blue Water Marine Services Ltd

    Address: PO Box 135, 29b Bryce Street, Whitianga Marina, Whitianga, North Island, New Zealand, 3542

    Opening hours: 9-5pm Mon-Sat. Sun on request Offer a range of boat building & repair services.  ...... Read More
  • Angus Simpson Marine Services

    Address: Unit 4, Davis’s Boatyard, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EJ

    Services include grp/composite repairs, painting/osmosis treatment, bow thruster fitting and general ship’s husbandry....... Read More
  • Contract Yacht Services

    Address: Petrou Filippa 3a, Levkas, Greece, 31100

    ...service. Gas in office – diesel etc in town. Chandlery (CYS Marine Store). The biggest supplier of marine parts and equipment in western Greece. Main... Read More

    Address: -Ljubo Žilič, Slovenia,

    Service and maintenance of engines, electronics, repair and maintenance of all types of hulls (polyester, wood etc)....... Read More
  • Excellent Service From Seilas Marine, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

    Date Published - February 10, 2011

    ...Marine. With no extra charges! What we experienced was not a unique case, and all four yachts preparing for Atlantic crossing all benefited from the... Read More
  • Chill System Service Ltd

    Address: 50/7 Moo 1, Thepkasattri Rd., Koh Kaew, Muang, Phuket Island, Thailand,

    Service and maintenance of marine refrigeration and air conditioning....... Read More
  • Birchgrove Yacht Service

    Address: 1-3 Phoebe Street, Balmain, Sydner, New South Wales, Australia, NSW 2041

    Birchgrove Yacht Service carry out regular services on both power and sailing vessels. Workberths, slipways and a waterfront workshop enables efficient and thorough On-Site Servicing....... Read More
  • Yarmouth Marine Services

    Address: River Yar Boatyard, Gas Works Lane, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SE

    Slipping to 20 tonnes, full boatyard services including repairs, storage, fitting out, restoration, spraying and osmosis treatment. Commercial Launch Operators. Builders of the “Yarmouth 22”... Read More
  • Marina Agadir, Morocco – Excellent Service

    Date Published - June 26, 2008

    There is a new marina in Agadir Morocco providing a very good level of service and reasonable prices. The 250 slip marina, with floating pontoons,... Read More
  • Micronesia Services

    Date Published - August 19, 2002

    There are not many services available for yachts in the FSM other than auto mechanics. Occasionally there is a diesel mechanic on an island. The... Read More
  • Preveza Yacht Services

    Address: 6 Parthenagogeiou Street, Preveza, Greece, 48100

    Located close to Preveza town quay. English owners. Chandlery and yacht repairs, spares, guardinage, email services and laundry. Can manage winter maintenance programme and offer... Read More
  • Skokandic Service

    Address: Korcula, Southern Islands, Croatia,

    Authorized Service of Mercury, Mariner, Mercruiser, Suzuki Johnson, Evinrude, Caterpillar, Cummins, Aifo-Fiat, Yanmar....... Read More
  • ElectroMech Marine Services

    Address: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia,

    ...hull surveys for commercial customers, stern tube bearing replacements, vessel re-powering, calibration services for oily water separators , hydraulic repairs, servicing and more. Also a... Read More
  • Green Island Yacht Services

    Address: Astilleros y Varadero El Rodeo, Muelle Isla Verde, Algeciras, South west coast, Spain, 11207

    Brand New Shipyard 2009. 150-ton travel lift + 3 slipways up to 1000 tons for superyachts, hard standing, full marine services....... Read More
  • Portsmouth Association of Yacht Services (PAYS)

    Address: Purple Turtle Beach, Prince Rupert's Bay, Lagoon, W.I, Portsmouth, Dominica,

    A non-profit organization that provides security and yacht services to boat cruisers anchored in Prince Rupert’s Bay. Its members can provide marine services including clearance... Read More
  • Nazario Communication Services

    Address: L60 Calle 7 Th, Guaynabo, San Juan, Main Island, Puerto Rico, 9663027

    (Inland from San Juan) Electrical and electronic services and supplies...... Read More
  • Turkey, Dardanelles, Çanakkale: Yachting services update

    Date Published - January 03, 2019

    ...but I have heard that they plan to expand. There is a reliable 16 amp service, and they have allowed me to tap two outlets... Read More
  • Laverie Du Port – Washmatic Libre Service

    Address: 36 Rue Georges Clemenceau, Cannes, Mediterranean, France, 06400

    Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service...... Read More
  • Isle Marine Services

    Address: Serangan (just north of Benoa Harbour, Jalan Tukad Punggawa No. 24, Serangan Island, Benoa, South / Central Indonesia - Bali, Indonesia,

    ...administers are a couple of dollars more expensive than the others, but they come with a shower. IMS also provides guardinage and formalities assistance, LPG... Read More
  • Marv’s Weather Service

    Address: Fort Myers, Florida, 33902

    A daily free email service, virtual buoy reports and weather forecasting. Offers multiple regions, covering the entire Bahamas....... Read More
  • Aurigny Air Services

    Address: States Airport, La Planque Lane, Forest, Channel Islands, Guernsey, GY8 ODT

    Scheduled services from Southampton and Guernsey. Direct from Guernsey several times daily, seven days a week during the summer season (28 March-24 October), less frequently... Read More
  • Holland Marine Service

    Address: 1011 Bulkhead Road, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, FL 32043

    Lat/Long N29.99264, W08165800 Boat service, and repair....... Read More
  • IGR Yacht Services

    Address: Megalo Avlaki, Lefkada, Greece, 31100

    Range of services including GRP and engineering repairs and chandlery....... Read More
  • Seaborne Marine Services

    Address: 9915 Mud Bay Road, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901 , AK 99901, Usa,

    9915 Mud Bay Road , Ketchikan, Alaska 99901 , AK 99901 Tel:+1 (907) 247-3539 Repair services, temporary mooring, shore storage, chandlery...... Read More
  • Serangan Yacht Service

    Address: Benoa, South / Central Indonesia - Bali, Indonesia,

    Operate moorings in Serangan harbour. Gas/LPG refill service, laundry, repair services....... Read More
  • Albury’s Ferry Service – Hope Town (Elbow Cay)

    Address: Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Bahamas,

    Ferry service/taxi between harbour docks, White Sound and Marsh Harbour....... Read More
  • Liferaft Service SL

    Address: Carretera general del Sur, km 8,8, Planta baja, edificio Aluminio Roxy, Santa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 38109

    Plastimo, BFA, Duarry, Eurovinil liferaft service....... Read More
  • Water Taxi Service

    Address: Cristobal (Colon), Caribbean, Panama,

    Antonio “Tono” Machado Provides water taxi service on the Colon flats and Shelter Bay....... Read More
  • Auxiliary Engine Service

    Address: 6701 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle, West Coast, USA, WA 98117

    Engine parts and repairs for gas and diesel engines. Service on-site. Yanmar dealer. Located at Seaview West boatyard, south end of the Marina....... Read More
  • Blue Ocean Yacht Services

    Address: 106-1650 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6H 3S4

    106-1650 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4 Canada Tel:001 604 682 8354 Full mechanical services, repair and spare parts Suppliers of windows/hatches....... Read More
  • Papaya Yacht Charters & Services, Inc.

    Address: Lot 27 Barangay Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas,

    Located: N14deg 10.683 E120deg 36.264 List of Services Offered: Haul in/out (max beam 18ft, max weight 40 tons), Anti Fouling works, Below Waterline Works, Engine... Read More
  • Radio & Electronic Services

    Address: Les Chênes, Rohais, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 1FB

    Radio & Electronic Services including Furuno, Simrad, ICOM and Jotron....... Read More
  • Rapida Service

    Address: Villa Ozana, Porto Montenegro, Tivat, Montenegro, 85320

    Laundry Service  ...... Read More
  • Marine Services Mazatlan

    Address: Escala Náutica Singlar in the heart of Mazatlan’s marinas, between Marina El Cid, Marina Mazatlán, Av. Marina Mazatlán No.2201, Taller No. 1 Desarrollo Marina Mazatlán, Mazatlan, West Coast, Mexico,

    Boatyard Rigging Services – Rick on S/V Cape Starr  ...... Read More
  • Polynesia Yacht Services

    Address: French Polynesia,

    Laurent Bernaert has been acting as an agent for “yachts in transit” for over a decade. Offers a very comprehensive range of services to cruisers,... Read More
  • Southwest Boat Marine Services

    Address: 168 Clark Point Road, Southwest Harbor, Eat Coast, USA, ME 04679

    Year-round dockage, seasonal dockage and moorings. Boatyard with 25 ton crane, repair services....... Read More
  • Lawries Boat Services

    Address: 12 Orana St, Buddina, Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia,

    Boatyard with boat hoist, crane. Individual bays with power and water. On site chandlery and repair services....... Read More
  • Tek Diving Services

    Address: 66 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay, Northern Territory, Australia, NT 0811

    Aquatic pest bio security inspections, Underwater remote and diver imaging, Underwater corrosion assessment services....... Read More
  • St Helena Yacht Services

    Address: Jamestown, St Helena,

    Call on VHF ch.16 for help and advice. Charges £5/hr (in working hours), £10/hr (outside working hrs). Laundry pickup, wash, dry and fold – £13.60... Read More
  • Oldport Marine Services

    Address: 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, East coast, Usa, RI 02840

    ...68 Mechanical services & repowering. Mooring installation & maintenance. Towing and jump starts. Seasonal & transient mooring rentals. Ice & CNG. Launch service in... Read More
  • Medina Marine Services

    Address: Thetis wharf, Medina Rd, Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, PO31 7BX

    Offers engine and mechanical repair services....... Read More
  • Highway Marine Service Centre

    Address: Pillory Gate Wharf, Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent,

    Outboard/Inboard/Sterndrive service, spares and repairs on all makes of engines. Full workshop and machine shop facilities available with fully qualified staff.  ...... Read More
  • Abaco Yacht Services

    Address: P. O. Box AB2279l, Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas,

    Post Dorian Update: Abaco Yacht Services had many boats on the hard, fall off cradles and suffer damage. The yard is currently closed. Boatyard with 50-ton... Read More
  • CBCM Yacht Services

    Address: Port-Vendres, Mediterranean, France,

    Ship agents for registered yachts that offers concierge services, provisioning, spare parts and maintenance, fuel bunkering, insurances, yacht support and crew....... Read More
  • Afros Yacht Services

    Address: Parikia, Paros, Cyclades, Greece, 84400

    Sail and Boat Repair Moorings for rent Inflatable boat and engine servicing Port services, including fuel, water and gas Yacht management Liaise with mechanics and... Read More
  • Yacht Services

    Sailboat Cruising has an excellent island by island listing of yacht services in the Caribbean. UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)...... Read More
  • A1 Marine Services

    Address: Jolly Harbour, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda,

    ...mechanical system can be repaired with a large workshop for a full rebuild. Welding and fabrication services available in aluminium and stainless steel. Volvo Penta... Read More
  • Antibes

    ...Marine (A.E.M.) C-TRONIC Electricite Marine Trastour Lyvio Marine Electrics Starsat Strat-O-Sphere Henriksen Yacht Services Nautilus Marine Woodenship Delta Voiles Philippe Bussiere Gabier’ N Rigs Generic... Read More
  • Nicholson Yacht Charters and Services

    Address: English Harbour, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda,

    Nicholson’s has been in the business of chartering yachts since 1949 when Commander VEB Nicholson first sailed into English Harbour, Antigua on his schooner “Mollyhawk”... Read More
  • Loch Fyne Services

    Address: An Cala, Lochgair, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, United Kingdom, PA31 8SD

    Dive services...... Read More
  • Proyacht Rigging and Marine Services

    Address: 9 Grampian Close, Paignton, TQ4 7GD

    Rigging services, sail and hull repairs for all of Torbay....... Read More
  • Yacht Services Nuku-Hiva

    Address: BP 301, Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia, 98742

    Kevin and Annabella are working to provide a full range of support services to Yachts visiting the Marquesas. Based in Nuku Hiva, they provide assistance... Read More
  • Marine Service Equipment Accastillage Diffusion

    Address: Immeuble Pouillon, Vieux Port, Bastia, Corsica, France, 20200

    (The Marine Service Equipment Building Pouillon)...... Read More
  • Fakarava Yacht Services

    Address: Rotoava, Fakarava, French Polynesia, 98763

    Laundry, bicycles and E-bike rentals, transportation, sail repairs, gas, free WIFI and marine supplies....... Read More
  • Wilson’s Hire Service

    Address: LOT 3 Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia, 2898

    Car Rental Service...... Read More
  • TEP Marine Services (Tommy)
    Boat Services...... Read More
  • System Service

    Address: 14 Minnie Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, QLD 4870

    Computer repairs and service...... Read More
  • Marine Service Ibiza

    Address: Marina Botafoch s/n, Ibiza, Balearics, Spain, 07840

    Mobile Service – mechanical and marine engineering. Deals with all types of engines....... Read More
  • Asia Pacific Superyacht Services Co., Ltd.

    Address: 86/24 Prabaramee Road, Patong, Phuket, Thailand, 83150

    ...and inbound customs clearances Legal Assistance Parts sourcing – local and international Postal address Provisioning – International and local Refit’s and repairs Thai Translation Service... Read More
  • Marinefokus Yacht Services

    Address: UI. na. Skali 2, Komolac, Croatia, 20236

    Full yacht services (power and sail) company with a chandler marine store in Slano (15 NM north of Dubrovnik). Store Hours: Monday to Saturday: 08:30... Read More
  • Progressive Marine Service

    Address: 1351 Bay St. S.E., St Petersburg, Florida, USA, FL 33701

    This boatyard has the only 94 ton, 26ft beam travel lift on the west coast of Florida, in addition to a 40 ton, 17ft beam.... Read More
  • Johnny Marine Supply and service

    Address: Port of Singapore, Singapore,

    Delivery service. Supplies marine equipment and boat accessories. LPG refill for all types of tanks  ...... Read More
  • Appro Services

    Address: Quart Laugier Riviere Salee, Fort-de-France, Martinique,

    Provisioning services Email Send a message  ...... Read More
  • Hobart

    Description: Located on the River Derwent on Tasmania’s southeastern coast, Hobart is the state capital and home to the Australian and French Antarctic and Southern... Read More
  • New Caledonia Clearance & Cruising Information

    Date Published - March 30, 2015 city houses over 40% of the country’s population, is French through-and-through and has just about every good and service you will likely seek. New... Read More
  • Antibes Ship Services SARL

    Address: 12/16 Boulevard d'Aguillon, Antibes, Mediterranean, France, 06600

    Chandlery, deck hardware, marine paints, spare parts & repairs, and associated services...... Read More
  • Northman Services

    Address: Jurong Point Post Office, P.O. Box 112, Port of Singapore, Singapore, 916404

    Located in the Tuas region on the west side of Singapore. A repairs workshop that services ships, oil rigs, yachts and the whole range. Recommended... Read More
  • Hummer H2 Limo service, Vissersstraat 50

    Address: Vissersstraat 50, Blankenberge, Belgium,

    Hummer H2 Limo service, Vissersstraat 50, Blankenberge, Belgium Tel: +32 475 26 02 37  ...... Read More
  • Vilamoura Good security and DIY is not a problem. Algarve Marine Services Automourense Emiliano G. Nunes Euromarine Lda Fairline Marine Services Meumar Lda Murtanautica Lda... Read More
  • Rail Services

    Address: St Meddans Road, Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom, KA10 6JY

    Twice hourly services to Glasgow and to Aye & Prestwick.  ...... Read More
  • China

    ...etc. Yachting facilities and services are practically non-existent. For more details on yachting services see Yachting Essentials. Overall Crime and Safety: Street crime is rare,... Read More
  • Dimstef – Marine Services

    Address: Costal Road N. Pyrgos - Oreoi, Oreos, Evia, Greece,

    ...Yamaha – Mercury – Volvo Penta – Mercruiser). Can accommodate catamarans. Boatyard services will come to harbour in case of repairs. English spoken. Buses to... Read More
  • Bonaire Island Boating Services

    Address: Kaya Thomas Merchana 19, Sabana, Kralendijk, Bonaire,

    Carry out the majority of technical services (mechanics, electrical, electronics, finish & repair). Raymarine authorised technician. Yacht management. Agents for Doyle & Quantum sails....... Read More
  • Adria Nautic Service

    Address: Marina Kornati, Biograd Na Moru, Northern Mainland, Croatia, 23210

    Authorized Service agent for Mercury and Mariner...... Read More
  • Gocek Yacht Services

    Address: Gocek, Western Med, Turkey,

    Tel:+90 252 645 1730/1731 VHF Channel 16, 60 Can arrange most services, including formalities, airport transfers, laundry, and fax service....... Read More
  • Cook Islands Customs Service

    Address: Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Avarua, Rarotonga, Southern Group, Cook Islands,

    The Customs service is located in Avarua town on the island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The office of the Revenue Management’s Division is situated above... Read More
  • Multi Services du Chanal

    Address: Marigot Bay, St Martin,

    Launderette, email, mail drop, phone and fax services....... Read More
  • Cell Phone Service when Long Distance Cruising

    What do cruisers do for cell phone service when traveling full time? After more than four and a half years, Google Fi cottoned on to... Read More
  • Laundry Service In Korcula

    Address: Korcula, Southern Islands, Croatia,

    Washing, drying and ironing service – for delivery and collection of your laundry....... Read More
  • Virginia Boat & Yacht Services

    Address: 3515 Shipwright Street, Portsmouth, East Coast, USA, VA 23703

    Latitude 36° 51.51′ N – Longitude 76° 20.87′ W. Virginia Boat and Yacht is full-service marina provides complete travel lift service, monthly slip rentals, engine... Read More
  • Calvi

    ...Corsica Supermarine International – USHIP Nautic Service Nautic Service Chantiers Navals de Calvi Nautic Service Corsica Supermarine International – USHIP AD Calvi Bateaux Accastillage Diffusion... Read More
  • MG Yacht Services Ltd

    Address: Granville Island Mobile Service, Vancouver, V6H 3Y2

    ...Service, Vancouver, V6H 3Y2 Tel:001 604 961 9021 General yacht services. New and used yacht commissioning. Specialists in electronics and Espar Heating Systems, KVH,... Read More
  • Service Center Trogir (SCT)

    Address: Marina Trogir, Put Cumbrijana 22, Trogir, Southern Mainland, Croatia, HR-21220

    Part of Marina Trogir. Full-service boatyard for vessels from 12m to 60m. Shore storage. All repairs. Travel hoists (May 2015)....... Read More
  • Incendie Moz Services

    Address: Moorea, Tahiti, French Polynesia,

    Fire Extinguisher Services...... Read More
  • Auto & Boot Service

    Address: Rab, Northern Islands, Croatia,

    Authorised Service agent for Suzuki...... Read More
  • Whangarei Marine Services

    Address: 93 Port Road, Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, 0110

    Formerly known as Ray Roberts Marine, Whangarei Marine Services offers a comprehensive marine engineering service, including sales, installation, general maintenance and repair work. Volvo and... Read More
  • Puerto de Mogan

    ...board outside the marina office. Mogan operates its own inshore rescue service, the only such service on Gran Canaria’s south coast, and has two large... Read More
  • At Your Service Taxi Cab Co.

    Address: 104 Route 3,, Bar Harbor , ME 04609, East coast, Usa,

    ...undergone a complete screening process, have clean driving records, and are free of any criminal history. 6 and 12 passenger vehicles at reasonable prices to... Read More
  • PortFair Yacht Services

    Address: Portugal,

    All repair services. 70-tonne travel lift. Book at the marina office. All types of boat maintenance including gel coat repairs, antifouling, electrical repairs and servicing... Read More
  • Technical & General Services

    Address: Main Street, Charlestown, Nevis, St Kitts & Nevis,

    Can help arrange a range of services and repairs?...... Read More
  • Andaman Maritime Services Co., Ltd.

    Address: 81/18 Moo. 6, Soi Chang, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand, 83120

    AMS provides a variety of clearance and surveyance services....... Read More
  • American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority

    Address: Pago Pago, American Samoa,

    Used to be MYD Samoa – now Government run. Services include welding, fabrication, machining, engines, carpentry, fibreglassing, and painting etc. 20-ton crane and a 300-ton... Read More
  • Department of Veterinary Services – Namibia

    Address: Private Bag 12022, Windhoek, Namibia,

    Applications must be made to the Director of Veterinary Services to bring a pet into the country. Health Certificate and Rabies Vaccination Certificate valid at... Read More
  • Maritime Services

    Address: 3440 Bridgeway Street, Vancouver, V5K 1B6

    3440 Bridgeway Street, Vancouver, V5K 1B6 Tel:001 604 297 1204 Admiralty Chart Agents Marine supplies, services and equipment...... Read More
  • Wanderer’s Mail Service

    Address: 1916 Pike Pl #12, Seattle, West Coast, USA, WA 98101

    Specializing in packaging and shipping. Mail and package receiving, unique cards, notary service....... Read More
  • Plastem Subsea Services

    Address: (False Bay Yacht Club), Simon's Town, South Africa,

    Tel:+27 83 331 4273 (John Wilson) / +27 83 702 2444 (Martin Mills) Diving and yacht valet services.  ...... Read More
  • Mast & Rigging Services (Scotland) Ltd – Largs

    Address: Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs, Ayrshire, United Kingdom, KA30 8EZ

    A wide range of yacht and marine services. Manufacture stainless steel wire and rod rigging for marine and architectural use. Rope-work and cordage for use... Read More
  • Luganville

    ...visiting yachts. They offer a number of services to cruisers (see their listing for more details). Anchoring: There are two good anchorages convenient to town:... Read More
  • Johnson Service

    Address: Preluk bb, Rijeka, Northern Mainland, Croatia, 51000

    Authorized Service agent for Johnson and Evinrude...... Read More
  • Antigua Rigging Service

    Address: Catamaran Marina, Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda,

    Email: , In addition to full rigging capabilities(cold heating, swaging,exotic cordage,hydraulics,etc.) Also, we are the authorised service centre in the Caribbean for Nautor’s... Read More
  • Ocean-Pro Weather Services

    Address: 3011 Sandpiper Bay Cir., C-105, Naples, Florida, USA, FLO 34112

    ...III), high resolution, real-time satellite imagery, and weather forecasts & warnings from other international weather services. His written forecasts include a synoptic discussion, surface and... Read More
  • Stewart Yachts & Services (Stewart Yates & Servicios)

    Address: Balcones de Carolina C1, Puerto Lucia Yacht Club, Salinas, Puerto Lucia, Ecuador,

    A full-service boatyard located in Puerto Lucia Yacht Club, in business for over 15 years. Offer range of repair services. 50-ton travel lift and hard... Read More
  • Polaris Yacht Service

    Address: Vodice, Northern Mainland, Croatia,

    Authorized Service agent for Yanmar, Volva Penta, Tohatsu, Mercury, Mariner, Mercruiser, Perkins, Johnson, and Evinrude....... Read More
  • Hampton Marine Services

    Address: 368 Dandy Haven Road, Hampton , VA 23664, East coast, Usa,

    368 Dandy Haven Road , Hampton , VA 23664 Tel:(757) 850 0709 Fax:(757) 850 0966 The mobility of our services ensures our customers can... Read More
  • Spice Island Marine Services

    Address: P.O. Box 449, True Blue, (NW end of Prickly Bay beyond the Grenada Coast Guard pier), St. George's, Grenada,

    A full service boatyard located in the north-west corner of Prickly Bay on Grenada’s south coast. A 70-ton Marine Travelift can accommodate boats with a... Read More
  • Havnens Motor Service
    Diesel engineer service...... Read More
  • Cavpower – Hydraulics Service Centre

    Address: 2/35-37 Maxwell Road, Pooraka, South Australia, Australia,

    Diesel Mechanics – sales and service...... Read More
  • Lefkas Taxi and Mini Van Taxi Services

    Address: A. Panagouli 4, Lefkada Port, Lefkada, Greece, 31100

    Taxi, minibus services and airport transfers....... Read More
  • Annapolis Boat Service – Rolly Tasker Sails

    Address: Jabin's Yacht Yard, 7330 Edgewood Road, Suite 5, Annapolis 21403, East Coastq, Usa,

    Jabin’s Yacht Yard , 7330 Edgewood Road, Suite 5 , Annapolis 21403 Tel:+1 410 280 2935 Offering a broad range of marine services including... Read More
  • Mehanic Nautic Service

    Address: Murter, Northern Islands, Croatia,

    GSM 098/445 542 Authorized service of Mercury, Mariner, Mercruiser...... Read More
  • How to Prepare Your Boat for Safe Transport by Road

    ...and the boat transport service companies involved. Proper preparation of the boat for transport is the responsibility of the owner. Boat Transport companies do not... Read More
  • Watermaker Services

    Address: Julian Gildersleeve, Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda,

    Specialising in services and supplies of R.O. desalination parts and equipment....... Read More
  • M Yacht Services

    Address: 7366 Edgewood Road, Annapolis, MD 21403, East coast, Usa,

    Located in Bert Jabin Yacht Yard. Offering full marine rigging, fabrication, fiberglass, paint, gelcoat, mechanical, and systems services. Mast and spar refurbishment, consultation, roller furling... Read More
  • Barere Agency Services

    Address: Betio, Tarawa (Betio Islet), Gilbert Islands, Republic of Kiribati,

    Yacht clearance agent. Also able to assist with fuel, internet, transport and other services....... Read More
  • Cruising Services Marine S.A.S

    Address: POC, Paola Matson & Gladis Ramos, Manga Cra 25, Calle 25-62, Cartagena,

    Shipping Agency for Clearance and other services. Good English is spoken....... Read More
  • Hampton Marine Services

    Address: 368 Dandy Haven Road, Hampton , VA 23664, East coast, Usa,

    368 Dandy Haven Road , Hampton , VA 23664 Tel:(757) 850 0709 Fax:(757) 850 0966 The mobility of our services ensures our customers can... Read More
  • Belize Yacht Provisioning Service

    Address: Ambergris Caye, Belize,

    Useful on-line provisions ordering service....... Read More
  • New Zealand Metservice

    Check out the ‘Maps and rain radar’ page for detailed information & forecasts. UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)...... Read More
  • BlueShelter Sdn. Bhd. – Langkawi Yacht Multi-Services

    Address: Lot E20 ground floor Perdana Quay, Jalan Pantai Kok, Telaga Harbour Park Marina, Pulau Langkawi, West Coast, Malaysia,

    Chandlery (new & used gear), repair and maintenance & guardianage services. Distributor for Vetus, Dessalator watermakers, Powerboat batteries, Yanmar, Beta Marine, Panasonic solar panels, Spade... Read More
  • Pakakota Yacht Services

    Address: Fakarava, Tuamotus, French Polynesia,

    Yacht Services...... Read More
  • JLS Yacht and Charter Services

    Address: The Icon Bldg, Office No. 304, Nadd Hessa, Dubai Silicon Oasis, P.O. Box 34176, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

    Clearance arrangements, many other marine services, including insurance, crewing and training. Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 08:00 to 17:00...... Read More
  • France – Old Engines will be Refused Service

    Date Published - January 19, 2019 on the engine. Volvo Penta then referred me to Marine Service Catalan in St. Cyprien who also refused to work on the engine because... Read More
  • New Marine & Auto Electrical Services

    Address: P.O.Box 3532, 30-40 Nasoki Street, Lautoka (Vuda Point Marina), Viti Levu, Fiji,

    Services include marine electrical repairs and refrigeration  ...... Read More
  • Inoxtig Yacht Service

    Address: Revelanteoa ulica, Pula, Northern Mailand, Croatia, 52100

    Authorized Service agent for Yanmar...... Read More
  • Sri Lanka, Trincomalee: Map of Shore Services

    Date Published - February 23, 2015

    A useful guide to shoreside services in Trincomalee can be found on this hand-drawn map by SY Sage (February 2015)....... Read More
  • Contract Yacht Services Chandlery

    Address: Petrou Filipa street, Lefkas, Greece, 31100

    Part of Contract Yacht Services. Very helpful and good English spoken....... Read More
  • Zetland Marine Services

    Address: Old Weighbridge Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LL

    Repairs and diving services...... Read More
  • Vanuatu Yacht Services

    Address: Woroloa Point, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu,

    Yacht and Superyacht Agents; yacht clearance support, outer island travel experts and logistical support, provisioning services, yacht repairs, yacht deliveries, yacht charter....... Read More
  • Mercury Service Centre

    Address: 89 Dallas Road, Victoria, Vancouver Island (B.C), Canada, V8V 1A1

    89 Dallas Road, Victoria V8V 1A1, Canada Tel: +1 250 385 1457 Fax: +1 250 385 6445 Email: Lat:48.418412 – Long:-123.38535 Victoria’s only “On... Read More
  • Complete Marine Services Co. Ltd

    Address: 36/19 Moo 5 Choengmon, Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320

    Offer a full range of boat repairs, service, maintenance, storage & transport. Mercury certified service centre with fully trained UK technicians with a large workshop.... Read More
  • Caribbean Concierge Services

    Address: Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda,

    Yacht services...... Read More
  • South Atlantic Marine Services

    Address: 50 Penzance Avenue, Hout Bay, CT., Cape Town (Table Bay), South Africa, 7806

    Offer services in boat logistics, shore logistics and shipping logistics (accommodation, car hire, tours, boat parts, sails etc.)  ...... Read More
  • Carenage Services

    Address: Nouville Plaisance, Noumea,

    General services for slipping, air conditioning and refrigeration...... Read More
  • Elford Marine Service

    Address: Fairfield Works, Fairfield, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QX

    All-systems marine service based in Poole and Christchurch....... Read More
  • BBB Services

    Address: 5 Scott-Bushe Street, Port of Spain, Chaguaramas, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago,

    Full range of Computer Repair & Services for sailors....... Read More
  • Europe’s version of GPS reaches operational milestone

    Date Published - December 16, 2016

    ...of which will continue to be improved. The Open Service is a free mass-market service for users with enabled chipsets in, for instance, smartphones and... Read More
  • MT Marine Services

    Address: Port Yasmine Hammamet, Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia,

    Mike and Jo (English couple) provide a wide range of yacht repair services and can supervise work carried out in the boatyard. Their services include... Read More
  • Taxi Services/Reliable John

    Address: West Indies, Chaguaramas, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago,

    Taxi Services...... Read More
  • Seaside Marine Services

    Address: 40 Rue d'Austerlitz, Port Moselle, Nouméa, New Caledonia,

    Offer Customs clearance and assistance, acquiring spares, all types of repair services, water taxi, rentals and more. Located in the Chalet between pontoon K3 and... Read More
  • Silver Marine Sail & Rigging Service

    Address: Marmaris, Aegean Sea, Turkey,

    All type of rigging replacement and repairs, including rod rigging. Also sails, covers, and upholstery. Based in Marmaris but offers mobile service for Fethiye, Antalya....... Read More
  • Hans Yachts Services

    Address: Blk 4, Haig Road, #10-493, Singapore, 430004

    Clearance Agents. Also provide delivery services, repair, cleaning, diving etc. See comments by cruisers at the bottom of the page.  ...... Read More
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer

    ...Plaisance Service SAS Nautor’s Swan Service Menuiserie Yachting Services (MYS) Nautor’s Swan Service Nautor’s Swan Service Performance Yachting Shipmate Office Fuel Quay Post Office Banque... Read More
  • Caribbean Yacht Services Ltd

    Address: P.O. Box 748 GM, Vigie, Marina Beacon Road, Castries, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia,

    ...& maintenance, professional crewing, boat deliveries, yacht management as well as a number of repair services (engines, rigging & servicing and installation of air conditioning,... Read More
  • Emergency Evacuation Services While Cruising resolved prior to purchasing a medical evacuation plan? Whilst this article by Bluewater Cruising relates to Canada/US cruisers, it offers useful advice for any... Read More
  • McCafferty’s Bus Services

    Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,

    Long distance bus services....... Read More
  • St Tropez

    ...beach and good walks in the nature reserve here. Last updated:  March 2018 Mordziol Yacht Service Port de St. Tropez Vilanova Ship Mordziol Yacht Service... Read More
  • Marine Service – Mali Losinj

    Address: Mali Losinj, Mali Losinj, Northern Islands, Croatia,

    Authorized Service agent for Yamaha...... Read More
  • Marine Asset Services

    Address: 107 Newall Street Bungalow, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, QLD 4870

    Services – Power Generation, repair and service of Diesel Engines and Generators, Offshore Support Vessel, Fluid Sampling, Oil Analysis and Sampling, Pumps...... Read More
  • Lesvos Taxi Service

    Address: Lesvos, Eastern Sporades, Greece,

    Information about taxi fare prices, airport/port transfers, excursions, island information, payments, and emergency service. English, Dutch and German spoken....... Read More
  • Moto Marina Service

    Address: Ivana Meštrovića 2, Zadar, Northern Mainland, Croatia, 23000

    Authorised Service agent for Yanmar, Volva Penta, Caterpillar, Mercruiser, Tohatsu, Mercury, Mariner Evinrude, and Johnson....... Read More
  • Orion Industrial Services, Inc

    Address: P.O. Box 2307 -1111, E. Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, Alaska AK 99615, Usa,

    P.O. Box 2307 -1111 E. Rezanof Drive , Kodiak , Alaska AK 99615 Tel:512-6431 or 539 1727 General shipyard services...... Read More
  • St Kitts – Nevis Ferry Service

    Address: St Kitts & Nevis,

    Tel:466 4636 (info service) Ferries operate between Charlestown and Basseterre from 0700 to 1900 at approximately hourly intervals...... Read More
  • Hayling Marine Services

    Address: Marine Walk, Hayling Island, PO11 9PG

    General boat repair services....... Read More
  • Australian Long Distance Cruisers: Useful Services that are hard to find

    Date Published - August 13, 2014

    This information is only relevant to Australian cruisers. Since we began cruising 12 months ago for the first time we have been using two services... Read More
  • SEA Marine Services – Phuket Island

    Address: Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket Island, Thailand,

    Yacht management services....... Read More
  • Sunny Yacht Service

    Address: c/ Luis Antunez, 24, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, 35006

    Make and repair sails for all types of sailing vessels. Available computer design and plotter, so the clients may supervise the whole process of sailmaking... Read More
  • Port Medical Service (Casualty)

    Address: Cochin (Kochi), India,

  • Lochs Diving Services Ltd

    Address: 19 Marvig, South Lochs, Western Isles, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom, HS2 9QP

    Diving and underwater repair services.  ...... Read More
  • C. S. Services

    Address: 1st fl Marina du Marin, Port du Plaisance, Bd Allegere, Marin, FWI, Le Marin, Martinique, 97290

    Electrical services. Agents: Aerogen, AirMarine, Aqua-Base, Cruiser, Heart Interface, LINK, Kohler Kit, Livol, Mastervolt, Onan, Rutland 913 Windcharger, Sea Recovery and Victron.  ...... Read More
  • Largs

    ...C&C Marine Services C&C Marine Services Largs Chandlers Largs Yacht Haven   C&C Marine Services Jeff Rutherford   Paul Jeffes Associates Scotland & Overseas Surveys... Read More
  • Noumea Yacht Services

    Address: 40c Rue Austerlitz, BP 1263, Noumea, New Caledonia, 98845

    Yacht Agents & Clearance agents. Contact Audrey on +687 70 90 09 who will arrange to collect passports and obtain clearance from port officials. Other... Read More
  • Great Customer Service Bosch, Istanbul

    Date Published - February 18, 2012

    ...the gripes with suppliers often reported, it is good to be able to record such excellent service, especially given that we had moved a considerable... Read More
  • Stewart Island Ferry Services

    Address: PO Box 89, Stewart Island, Off-lying Islands, New Zealand,

    An all-year, daily ferry services to Bluff. Takes 1 hour. Bus connection to Invercargill.  ...... Read More
  • Netherlands: The Swatchways around The Frisian Islands

    Date Published - January 15, 2018

    A useful Guide on how to make the best use of the swatchways and enjoy this interesting chain of islands and tidal harbours off the... Read More
  • Mindelo (Sao Vicente)

    ...licensed to carry passengers! Joe stayed with us and we never felt unsafe, it just added interest to our trip. The Floating bar - reasonably... Read More
  • Puerto Villamil

    Description: Puerto Villamil can best be described as the “jewel of the Galapagos harbors”. The harbor is protected by a southern string of low islands... Read More
  • Pinoy Boat Services (Zeke’s Boatyard)

    Address: Philippines,

    ...Others had better experiences so if you import parts do good research on whats the best way to do so. I found that boat parts... Read More
  • Maintenance Marquises Service (MMS)

    Address: BP 161 9872 Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, 98741

    ...ultrasonic cleaning for outboard carbs. I had rigging repairs, bottom paint and carb work done and was very happy with the service. Great team -... Read More
  • Bahamas: Post-Dorian Recovery

    Date Published - September 24, 2019

    ...CLUB had damage to its building and part of the piers. Boats were sunk there. No services are available. ABACO YACHT SERVICES had many long-term... Read More
  • Krishna Yacht Services

    Address: Lautoka (Vuda Point Marina), Viti Levu, Fiji, need repairs to your boat's mechanical systems or someone dependable to look after your boat while you are away, I recommend Ritesh Kumar of... Read More
  • St. Kitts & Nevis use. For a full explanation of this service and other web clearance services in the Caribbean see report: Eastern Caribbean Cruising: Clearance Procedures Simplified.... Read More
  • Gulf of Aden & Red Sea Passage – January 2015

    Date Published - January 22, 2015

    ...the experience, we are pleased with that decision. We used Assad as an agent in Uligamu in Maldives – excellent in every way for yacht... Read More
  • Hiva Oa clear in after 11am. These are the opening times : Mon - Sat 7am - 12noon 2pm- 5 pm Sunday - 9am-12noon 3pm- 5pm... Read More
  • Panama, Bocas del Toro: Latest updates

    Date Published - January 09, 2015 nearby restaurant is Tsunami (ask hotel). There are several Good hardware shops in the area as well. Food and veg at the local supermarkets... Read More
  • Christmas Island/Kiritimati

    ...of heights. - The island now has cell phone service and SIM cards are available for $3 - weekly data from $5. The net, however,... Read More
  • Gocek

    ...250 tons and there are multiple repair and maintenance services at their yard. We recommend HMS Marine Service who did excellent cleaning and maintenance work... Read More
  • Trapani

    ...up your dinghy. Cheapest fuel is from Trapani boat services - call before to book as the berth is very tight. Good fish market close... Read More
  • Family Blog: Writing and Sailing Around the World

    This cruising family of 3 (mum, dad and daughter aged 6) left the UK 2 1/2 years ago and are now on the east coast... Read More
  • Washington DC – Proposed Mooring Field

    Date Published - April 15, 2010

    Cruisers Requested to Write in Support of Mooring Field in DC The Capital Yacht Club in Washington DC is asking the boating public to join... Read More
  • Offshore Passagemaking: Lessons from a Novice Crew

    Date Published - March 23, 2022

    ...been traveling and exploring North America in a motorhome for the last three years,” Karen began. “So why not a yacht, we thought. We go... Read More
  • Bermuda

    ...SailClear advance web notification service for clearance is now operational here. Completing the online forms prior to checking in may save a lot of time... Read More
  • Thailand: How to Apply for the Special Tourist Visa

    Date Published - December 23, 2020

    ...Attorney amongst all of the other previous paperwork. Costs: Costs vary. Some are boat related, some per person. Some agents are cheaper than others and... Read More
  • Tunisia: A Five-Star Schengen Bolthole

    Date Published - June 29, 2021

    British sailors Mark Prior and Pamela Jeen recently discovered that Tunisia is not only a friendly and cheap country with an amazing cultural heritage, but... Read More
  • Cayman Islands now operational here. Completing the online forms prior to checking in may save time at Customs. For a full explanation of this service and... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Maryanne and Kyle Webb

    Date Published - February 23, 2019 I am, writing this on route between Tonga and New Zealand. Kyle’s story is a little different and rather than repeat it here you... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Sailing Away – Top 10 Tips

    Date Published - January 21, 2020

    ...skipper quipped that his best crew was an engineer who could cook. Your best friends may be a hoot in the cockpit over cocktails but... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Man Overboard – Episode 1

    Date Published - March 03, 2020

    ...side we need to know how to get back to them quickly and get them out of the water. Duncan Wells (RYA instructor, features writer... Read More
  • Cebu: Local information, workers and fees

    Date Published - March 25, 2014 can do to upgrade your boat for cheap while you are there. We were there in April 2013, so I am afraid I have... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Choosing Crew

    Date Published - May 03, 2021

    tintin Hi Viki - thanks for your articles - real treasure trove of experiential facts - getting into cruising and was wondering if I can... Read More
  • Cruising Information for the San Blas Islands

    Date Published - July 20, 2012

    ...a panga (fast boat) service to Carti where you connect with a 4 wheel drive through to Panama City, (takes 3 hours) you need to... Read More
  • Caley Marina Online

    Address: Canal Road, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom, IV3 8NF

    Based near Inverness and with four flight Muirtown locks and the Kessock Bridge providing a dramatic backdrop, the marina runs alongside the Caledonian Canal. Water,... Read More
  • San Andres Online

    Address: Ave Duarte Blum,

    Ave Duarte Blum Internet facility....... Read More
  • Gove Online

    Address: 5 Westal Street, Nhulunbuy, Gove, Northern Territory, Australia, NT 0880

    Rent a post office box (no mail delivery in Nhulunbuy). Sells mobile phones, computer accessories, stationery, etc....... Read More

    Address: Unit 8C, The Shakespeare Centre, Shakespeare Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 5AB

    To validate your ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for inland waters you must take the CEVNI test, which checks your knowledge of the rules and... Read More
  • Cafe Online

    Address: 103 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 7250

    WiFi...... Read More
  • Online Greek weather forecast

    Address: Greece,

  • Online Internet Cafe – Corfu Port (Corfu)

    Address: Kapodistriou 28, Spianada Square, Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece,

    WiFi...... Read More
  • Internet Cafe Online

    Address: Stephen Street, Sligo, Co, Ireland,

    Stephen Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland Tel:+353 071 914 4892...... Read More
  • Cruisers Report On New Zealand Now Available Online

    Date Published - February 21, 2005

    Noonsite Regional Editors Luc Callebaut and Jackie Lee have put together a comprehensive report on their 2004 visit to New Zealand with essential information on... Read More

    To validate your ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for inland waters you must take the CEVNI test, which checks your knowledge of the rules and... Read More
  • Gove/Nhulunbuy Online

    Address: Gove, Northern Territory, Australia,

  • OnLine Club

    Address: ACI Marina, Trogir, Southern Mainland, Croatia,

    WiFi...... Read More
  • tcionline Internet Cafe

    Address: Ports of Call Shopping Village, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos,

    Internet access, cell phone rentals, public phones and calling cards....... Read More
  • Capitol Gasonline

    Address: Boqueron, Main Island, Puerto Rico,

    VHF Channel 16 (sometimes) Supplies fuel at Club Nautico. May also be able to do some light provisioning here, as Capitol Gasoline has a certain... Read More
  • Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) make reporting incidents simpler

    Date Published - April 22, 2014 up to date report using the online form – remember, it is every cruiser’s responsibility to ensure that incidents are reported, with the online... Read More
  • US Charts Now Available Online

    Date Published - January 16, 2007

  • Opua Online

    Address: Opua (Bay of Islands), North Island, New Zealand,

    Community website for residents and businesses of Opua as well as visiting sailors.  ...... Read More
  • Penang Online Cafe

    Address: 69 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang, West Coast, Malaysia,

    Internet access. They also rent motorbikes; a good way to see the island....... Read More
  • UK. New interactive marine conservation zone map launches online

    Date Published - June 29, 2010

    As reported on A new interactive map has been launched by the Marine Conservation Zone Project, to create an insight into how the sea... Read More
  • Malta Taxi Online

    Address: Hughes Hallet, Tas-Sliema, Grand Harbour, Malta, Malta,

  • Guinea-Bissau

    ...necessary to be completely self-sufficient when cruising the Archipelago as there are no services of any kind. For navigation, the British Admiralty charts are good... Read More
  • Chagos Clearance and Cruising Information

    Date Published - June 30, 2015

    ...about getting a SWIFT CODE/MT103 for confirmation. They do not use this format but sent me a simple confirmation number beginning with PET---------. This confirmation... Read More
  • Marinas: Boaters adopt new habits with digital reservations

    Date Published - January 26, 2022 platforms are becoming widely used by your average sailor. The best boaters in the world like to be prepared, so obtaining a quote in... Read More
  • The Croatia Cruising Companion: Review

    Date Published - September 29, 2010 the Mediterranean and this new cruising companion is a useful addition to such existing publications as Trevor and Dinah Thompson’s “Adriatic Pilot” and Karl-H... Read More
  • Atlantic: How a Young Man with a Dream Hitchhiked Across an Ocean

    Date Published - April 19, 2021

    ...importantly I had always been enthusiastic to learn new skills and have new experiences. Advertising Online With a passion to learn to be a sailor... Read More
  • Central America Ports: Panama to Mexico

    Date Published - May 18, 2011

    ...swell. No travel lift but a crane will pull a 45-50′ boat out for $250-300. No chandleries; bring your own materials. Cheap, cheap, cheap!! Good... Read More
  • Cheap Charlie’s

    Address: Bahamas,

    Grocery store with frozen meat, fresh fish and liquor....... Read More
  • Wintering/Hauling out in Malta

    Date Published - September 08, 2010 the pick of the bunch, the best protection, good location and very cheap. We had been told the marina manager, Chris, was very laid... Read More
  • Legal, cheap & effective deterrent for unwelcome boarders

    WASP SPRAY! You can clear into any country with it, it has an effective shooting distance of 20+ feet. We keep one can in the... Read More
  • More Greek Anchorages: Turkey to Italy 2012

    Date Published - April 02, 2013 as these have already been mentioned in our 2011 write up. Please note all coordinates are taken directly from Google Earth™, use updated charts,... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Sue and John Woods of MY Solita

    Date Published - December 10, 2019 Coron was quite adequate, and parts and services for various boat jobs were easy to find and cheap. There were also lots of fun... Read More
  • A Summary of our Brazilian Cruise

    Date Published - September 01, 2010

    ...coast and stamp pads are drying fast. Mooring / Anchoring The private yacht clubs have great facilities and operate very often with the first three... Read More
  • Thailand to Turkey 2007 Part Two – Massawa in Eritrea to Turkey

    Date Published - November 19, 2007 a fast open boat about 8 metres long who were demanding we stop. It was very frightening. I kept indicating that we were not... Read More
  • Fast Sails Industries

    Address: 251 Magwaza Maphalala Street, Durban, South Africa, 4001

    Boat covers, canopies, bow and cockpit covers, outboard engine covers.  ...... Read More
  • Caribbean Fasteners Trinidad Ltd. (store)

    Address: Coral Cove Marina Compound Western Main Rd, Chaguaramas, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago,

  • New Bedford Fast Ferry

    Address: Seaview Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, East coast, Usa,

    Seaview Ave., Oak Bluffs Tel:+1 866-453-6800 A 1 hour passenger ferry service between historic New Bedford and Oak Bluffs. Operates July to mid September....... Read More
  • Road Town Fast Ferry

    Address: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands,

  • Engineering & Fastening Supplies

    Address: 1 Finlayson Street, Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, 0110

  • Island Fast Pass

    Address: 2479 SE Dixie Hwy Stuart, Florida, USA, 34996

    New service to aid boaters to the Bahamas....... Read More
  • Fast Ferry – Governors Harbour

    Address: Bahamas,

    ‘Bo Hengy’ Ferry to Nassau on Fridays and Sundays....... Read More
  • Dijtham Paint, Tools & Fasteners

    Address: Schotlandstraat 67, Oranjestad, Aruba,

  • Penny’s Place Bed & Breakfast

    Address: 1440 Front St, LI 96761, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii,

    WiFi...... Read More
  • Caribbean Fasteners – Kralendijk

    Address: Kralendijk, Bonaire,

  • Fast Ferry – Harbour Island

    Address: Bahamas,

    ...drops you off at the bridge in between Nassau and Paradise Island. It can sometimes be faster than making airport connections with fares just over... Read More
  • Top Fast

    Address: Parden Island, Cape Town (Table Bay), South Africa,

    Splints, fittings, surclips, etc.  ...... Read More
  • Caribbean Fasteners

    Address: ndustrieterrein Groot Davelaar, Willemstad, Curacao,

    Marine products...... Read More
  • Fast Boats Repair Lda

    Address: In Zona Tecnica da Marina, Doca de Sesimbra, Sesimbra, 2970

    Full repair and maintenance services. No travel lift but several cranes on the fishing quay....... Read More
  • Whitsunday Islands, Abell Point Marina: Coral Coast Race and Rally for 2014 is approaching fast.

    Date Published - May 21, 2014

    Coral Coast Rally & Race: Notice of Race and Nominations Now Available Entry Forms and Notice of Race are now available for the Coral Coast... Read More
  • Western Indonesia: Cruising the Riau Islands

    Date Published - August 01, 2019

    ...of the larger islands. There is a large town, Sekupang, in the deep bay just SW of Nongsa Point. Many fast-speed ferries roar in all... Read More
  • Fast Print (City Center)

    Address: Rue Edouard Ahnne, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia,

    Close to the cathedral is a copy and print store. They can print photos, make copies, etc. One of the staff speaks good English. Standing... Read More
  • Aqua Cab Fast Water Taxi

    Address: 1 Ponsharden Cottages, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2TN

  • Road Town Fast Ferry – Road Harbour

    Address: Road Harbour, Tortola, British Virgin Islands,

    Between Road Town and Charlotte Amalie....... Read More
  • ANightAshore – Bed & Breakfast at Princess Margaret

    Address: Port Elizabeth (Bequia), Bequia, St Vincent & the Grenadines,

    Overlooking Princess Margaret Beach. Contact Monica. Open from November – April....... Read More
  • Vineyard Fast Ferry

    Address: Oak Bluffs Town Dock, Martha's vineyard, East coast, Usa,

    Oak Bluffs Town Dock Tel:+1 401-295-4040 Daily service between Quonset Pt., Rhode Island and Oak Bluffs. Operates end of May to mid October....... Read More
  • C AM Breakfast Club
    Operates at 0900 EDT on 7083....... Read More
  • Crossing the Atlantic to Europe: Where Can I Stop?

    Date Published - April 30, 2020

    ...MED / N. EUROPE BERMUDA St George’s Harbor ST GEORGE’S HARBOR Status: Transit only (in exceptional circumstances) Prior to departure for Bermuda complete 2 forms,... Read More
  • Honduras

    ...– Dial 198 Medical Emergency Services – Dial 195 / 37 8654 Honduras Official Travel Website Roatan Net Visitors Guide to Roatan & the... Read More
  • Cruising Updates for St. Helena 2015

    Date Published - March 23, 2015

    ...available online with more information at the St Helena tourist board website Approach and Mooring Easy. The moorings are just north of…15 55.4S 05... Read More
  • Bristol: A Visit to Portishead Quays Marina

    Date Published - September 30, 2016

    ...cheaper than the south coast marinas. Portishead Lock (from marina website) The marina’s comprehensive website gives detailed information about access and services Manager, Keith... Read More
  • Crossing Canada and Voyaging Down the St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia

    Date Published - July 10, 2012

    ...this size. From initial enquiries, we selected Andrews Trucking out of Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Their price was not the cheapest but we were... Read More
  • Papua, Sorong: Clearing into Indonesia here

    Date Published - June 28, 2016

    SV Segue succesfully cleared into Indonesia here using the new on-line system in June 2016. I’m HAPPY to report that the new clear in process... Read More
  • Suriname Information for Cruisers

    Date Published - April 17, 2018

    ...their respective villages. A exellent experience. Do go with certified tour operators. (see:[Broken Link]. It might look cheaper to go non-certified operators, but lack... Read More
  • Russia

    ...involves a long detour around the whole of Norway. The best facilities for foreign boats are at the St Petersburg Central River Yacht Club. There... Read More
  • Grand Baie, Port Louis and Rodrigues Updates

    Date Published - October 23, 2013

    ...for two hours for each e-mail address you have access to a day, but it is not very fast. Fastest internet you can get on... Read More
  • Playa Herradura

    ...Cathy’s for breakfast and light lunches upstairs across from the grocery store. Cathy and Rheiny are a friendly Canadian couple willing to share their local... Read More
  • Cruisers Report from Jacare, Cabedelo

    Date Published - July 16, 2015

    ...Marina). 2. Clearing In We decided to use the Marina’s clearance service. For 60 Euro Nicolas drove us to Immigration and Customs one morning, and... Read More
  • Cruising updates for Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Date Published - January 26, 2015

    ...meal out based on whose wifi is best! If there is any chop then landing is best made on an aluminium ladder attached to the... Read More
  • A Five-Week Sailing Holiday in Croatia

    Date Published - July 18, 2008

    ...wharf (with electricity and water) – quite a lot cheaper than the ACI Marina type facilities. We had a walk around the village and made... Read More
  • Jakarta, Batavia Marina – Update

    Date Published - July 22, 2013

    ...also sells diesel and petrol. the diesel is the best quality and cleanest we have found anywhere in Asia. The current price is 10,400Rp/litre. Transport... Read More
  • Luperon

    ...Papo: WhatsApp +1 (809) 272-0131, VHF 68 (moorings & services) Handy Andy: WhatsApp +1 (829) 891-4797 (moorings & services) Domingo: WhatsApp +1 (809) 849-7701, VHF... Read More
  • New South Wales to Fiji: A Challenging Voyagef

    Date Published - May 26, 2015 but still a little broken English; “Captain, we have serious problem, shaft is missing, water comes in too fast for bilge pump, engine room,... Read More
  • Galapagos Islands: Notes on a visit early 2013

    Date Published - March 25, 2013

    ...that fast ferry services operate between San Cristobal and Santa Cruz, and Isla Isabella and Santa Cruz. $30 per person one way; a day return... Read More
  • Caribbean: CSSN Annual Report for 2020 Shows Decrease in Crimes against Yachts

    Date Published - November 01, 2021

    ...complimentary ways, we each bring even stronger value and broader benefits utilizing the best information available to our cruising community. Locations of Incidents 2020 As... Read More
  • Marshall islands – Ratak chain report

    Date Published - September 07, 2011 anchored further out and the small harbour. Several options to land ashore exist and taxi transport is cheap to go anywhere in town (75c... Read More
  • Spanish Water

    ...Vreugdenhil Supermarket At 10:00 from Fisherman’s Roundabout to Strada/Best Buy Supermarket – also on Sunday At 16:30 from Fisherman’s Roundabout to Strada/Best Buy Supermarket At... Read More
  • Bahamas: Lessons learned from a sudden storm at anchor

    Date Published - May 03, 2016

    ...and enhanced infrared satellite imagery documented pool of cold air aloft located behind the squall line –cloud top temperatures of -30C to -40C alone would... Read More
  • Best Western Hospitality Inn

    Address: 6 West Street, South Carnarvon, Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia,

    3-star hotel set in gardens on the banks of Gascoyne River...... Read More
  • Bestway Supermarket

    Address: El Gouna, Qesm Hurghada, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt,

    Tel:+20 65 3580521 ext. 77777  ...... Read More
  • Caribbean: Cruising Life – The Best Stories from Caribbean Compass

    A collection of 49 stories by sailors cruising the Caribbean Sea, selected from the popular Caribbean Compass monthly magazine. These are first-hand tales of experiences... Read More
  • Nature’s Best Bakery

    Address: Arnos Vale, Box 2400, Kingstown, St Vincent, St Vincent & the Grenadines,

  • SSCA Announces Next Series of Free Cruising Webinars

    Date Published - March 24, 2022

    The Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) along with the Seven Seas University (SSU) is continuing their popular Best Practices cruising webinars in April, this time... Read More
  • Fiji to New Zealand

    Date Published - July 16, 2008

    ...October to early November is the best and only time to make this passage. I have talked to sailors who say any time before November... Read More
  • Getting work done on your boat whilst long distance cruising: Cruisers Tips

    Date Published - March 05, 2017

    ...will do his best, however his knowledge of how the end product should be and the “proper results” may be miles apart, but with all... Read More
  • Comoros

    ...the island of Moheli. There is an anchorage at Moroni, the capital, on Grande Comore, however, the main port of Mutsamudu has the best protection.... Read More
  • Mauritius – Rodrigues Island Cruising Information

    Date Published - July 23, 2015

    ...ask for Marie, Jessika, or Sarah. Transport/Courier Service: DHL service is available, see the agent at the southeast corner of town at Rue Max Lucchesi... Read More
  • The Best

    Address: Sibenik, Northern Mainland, Croatia,

  • Best Western Pioneer Inn

    Address: 658 Wharf Street, HI 96761, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii,

    Wifi...... Read More
  • Hotel Sant’Elena – Best Western Premier

    Address: Calle Buccari, 10, Venezia, East Coast (Adriatic Coast), Italy, 30132

    4-star hotel – This chic hotel set in a Venetian former convent is 2.1 km from the Bridge of Sighs and 2.2 km from St.... Read More
  • Superbest Store Torv

    Address: Store Torv 11, Ronne, Bornholm, Denmark,

  • San Juan del Sur

    ...Market (VHF Channel 22). Taxi services: Francisco Cantillano, Tel. 458-2106 or 889- 9783 or Ricardo Morales, Tel.882-8368 or 835-7548. If you hike to the large... Read More
  • Best One Stores

    Address: La Route de Saint-Aubin, St Aubin, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 3LN

    Supermarket....... Read More
  • Best Western Hotel

    Address: 555 Hamburg Avenue, Astoria, West Coast, USA, OR 97103

    2 star hotel with indoor pool and a whirlpool spa, and a fitness center. Laundry facilities....... Read More
  • Best Kimberley Computing

    Address: Cnr Guy & Pembroke Streets, Broome, Western Australia, Australia,

  • Best Western Hotel Riviera

    Address: Via Licio Visintini, 30, Fiumicino RM, Fiumicino (Rome), West Coast, Italy, 00054

  • Best Western Plaza Hotel

    Address: Ierou Lochou 7, Rhodes, Rhodes (Mandraki), Dodecanese, Greece, 85100

    4-Star Hotel....... Read More
  • Best Western South City Plaza Hotel

    Address: Grand Anse, St George's, Grenada,

  • Best Ocean Ship Repairs

    Address: Diablo, Galera 42F, Cristobal (Colon), Caribbean, Panama,

    Mechanical Repair, Electrics & Electronics, Metalwork, and General Services, hydraulics, welding. Waste Management, Cleaning of bilges...... Read More
  • Bestwayrome

    Address: Fiumicino (Rome), West Coast, Italy,

    Taxi service  ...... Read More
  • Australia, Darwin to Palau – best route and time

    Date Published - July 10, 2008

    We are preparing to set off on a voyage to Palau. Two routes are possible either through Indonesia via Ambon going North East or through... Read More
  • 25th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps up at Nanny Cay Marina in the BVI

    Date Published - November 28, 2014

    ...only awarded for the first three places in each class of the Cruising Division, based on corrected time, but also for fun and inventive prizes... Read More
  • Rest Best Mattress Co Ltd

    Address: True Blue, St George's, Grenada,

    Custom cut foam for mattress and cushion replacement...... Read More
  • The Best Little Liquor Store in Town

    Address: Carenage, St George's, Grenada,

  • BVI: Are the Virgin Islands Charter Boat Heaven and Cruiser Hell?

    Date Published - May 10, 2015

    ...dropped the hook off Vixen Point, a pleasant spot protected from the 25knot easterly winds that sprung up overnight. Throughout the BVI’s, most of the... Read More
  • Best Western De Havelet

    Address: Havelet, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 1BA

    This gracious Georgian house has an attractive sheltered garden and flower filled terraces and is just a short stroll from the town centre of St.... Read More
  • Best Pizza

    Address: 16 Irwin Street, Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia, 5556

    Pizza Restaurant...... Read More
  • Lakes Do It Best

    Address: Stoney Ground Road, The Valley, Road Bay, Anguilla,

    General hardware only....... Read More
  • Best Insulation

    Address: Maisey Place, PO Box 2280, Rotorua, Tauranga (Bay of Plenty), North Island, New Zealand,

    Distributor of foam insulation including extruded polystyrene sheets for refrigeration insulation (Styrofoam blue board) and engine acoustic insulation....... Read More
  • Best Western Geelong Motor Inn and Apartments

    Address: 30 Keera Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 3220

    4-star hotel offering free WiFi and a pool, plus simple rooms with balconies and apartments with kitchens....... Read More
  • BEST WESTERN Gosford Motor Inn

    Address: 23 Central Coast Highway, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia, NSW 2250

    3-star hotel...... Read More
  • Port Slipways & Marine Services

    Address: 3 Inlet St, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, QLD 4877

    Haulout and Repairs....... Read More
  • Denray Marine Services

    Address: 96 Kerwyn Avenue, East Tamaki 2013, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand,

  • Albury’s Ferry Service – Man-O-War Cay

    Address: Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas,

    Departs for Marsh Harbour at 08:00, 11:30,13:30(not on Sundays), 15:15 and 17:00....... Read More
  • S.A. Dental Service – Port Lincoln

    Address: Barley Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia, 5606

    Dentists...... Read More
  • Onsite Computer Services

    Address: 22 Stirling Street, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia,

  • Smith’s Ferry Services

    Address: Spanish Town, Virgin Goda, British Virgin Islands,

  • Port PC – Computer Services

    Address: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, QLD 4877

  • International Boat Services

    Address: 4 Avenue du Centre, 06150 Cannes la Bocca, Cannes, Mediterranean, France, 06150

    Dealer for many types of engines....... Read More
  • Brac Milna Bus services. Supetar Bus services and ferry to Split. Splitska Bus service. Pucisca Bus service. Povlja Bus service. Sumartin Bus service. Bol Bus... Read More
  • Mast & Rigging Services (Scotland) Ltd

    Address: Kip Marina, Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom, PA16 0AS

  • Marine Power Service – Road Harbour

    Address: Wickhams Cay II, Road Harbour, Tortola, British Virgin Islands,

  • Freeport Weather Services

    Address: Freeport, Bahamas,

  • M&O Marine Services and Ship Supplies Ltd

    Address: Charts & Publications Department, KIA Motor Building 3rd Floor, Nadim Hasan Street, PO Box 1808, Lattakia, Syria,

    Charts & Publications Department, KIA Motor Building 3rd Floor, Nadim Hasan Street, PO Box 1808, Lattakia, Syria Tel: +963 41 3700 40/41/42/43 Fax: +963 41... Read More
  • West Marine Rigging Service

    Address: 1250 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, West Coast, USA, CA 92106

  • Nautic Service – Meurisse

    Address: 83 Grand Rue Mario Roustan, Sete, Mediterranean, France, 34200

    Specialist in wooden boat repairs. Chandlery....... Read More
  • HyraulicHose Services Ltd

    Address: Lot 3, Tui Street, Marine Drive, Lautoka (Vuda Point Marina), Viti Levu, Fiji,

    Suppliers of all types hoses and fittings. Branches at Nadi and Tavua.  ...... Read More
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service
    Vancouver office Tel:001 604 666 2828...... Read More
  • Seabird Marine Services – Head Office

    Address: Port Fouad, Port Said Governorate, Port Said, Mediterranean, Egypt,

    Ships agent with branches in Suez, Adabya, Ain Sokhna, El Dekhila, Alexandria, Port Said, Damiettah and Safaga. Ports served by Port Said branch Damietta, El... Read More
  • Advanced Marine Services Ltd

    Address: Sutie 5, 90 The Strand, Sliema, Marsamxett Harbour, Malta, Malta,

    Chandlers...... Read More
  • JunJuan Marine Services, Inc.

    Address: P.O.Box 3628, West Indies, St George's, Grenada,

    Consignment Shop-Second Hand Marine Products. Contact: Junior Cuffie....... Read More
  • Yaneth Yacht Service

    Address: Main Street, (Near Port Captain's office), Bocas del Toro, Caribbean, Panama,

    Outboard motors Do not speak English but wife and son do....... Read More
  • Safe Cargo Services

    Address: Road Bay , Sandy Ground, Anguilla, AI-2640

    They provide services such as shipping agency, local pick-ups and deliveries, customs brokerage, vessel representations, charter representations, brokerage consultation, container and heavy equipment trucking, packing/shrink-wrapping/palletizing,... Read More
  • Klosenet Internet Services

    Address: 59 Robert Street, Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, 0110

    Contact Ton for computer repairs. Internet cafe.  ...... Read More
  • New Zealand Customs Service – New Plymouth

    Address: 54 Currie Street, New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand, 4310

  • Northfreeze Refrigeration & Electrical Professional Services

    Address: 4 Baffin Street, Opua Marine Park, Opua (Bay of Islands), North Island, New Zealand,

    Opening hours: 24/7 Maintenance, repairs, refits.  ...... Read More
  • M B Canvas Repair Service Ltd

    Address: 37 Fitzherbert Street, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand,

    Canvas Repair....... Read More
  • Québec Linge Service d’Uniformes

    Address: 474 Rue Jean-Marie-Leblanci, Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, G5M 1B3

    Launderette...... Read More
  • Marin Dry Clean and Laundry Service

    Address: Neyzen Tevfik Cad, Milta Marina, Bodrum, Aegean Sea, Turkey,

  • Pine Harbour Marina – Hardstand Services

    Address: 190 Jack Lachlan Drive, Pine Harbour, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand,

    An affordable convenient way to store, launch and retrieve boats  ...... Read More
  • Mackay Boat Repair Services

    Address: 1b Essich Road, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom, IV2 6AH

    Boat Repairs...... Read More
  • Sandy Island Yacht Services

    Address: Sandy Ground, Anguilla,

    Can assist with customs/ immigration clearance, local provisioning and other ongoing needs. Other contact info.: Read More
  • New Zealand Customs Service – Invercargill (Bluff)

    Address: 1 Esk Street, Invercargill (Bluff), South Island, New Zealand, 9810

    Postal Address: Box 840, Invercargill.  ...... Read More
  • Awon’s Marine Services

    Address: PYS Lot #5 Western Main Road, West Indies, Chaguaramas, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago,

    Varnishing Topside Painting Fiberglass work...... Read More
  • CBS (Caraibe Boat Services)

    Address: CarenAntilles, Le Marin, Martinique,

    Outboard engine repair.  ...... Read More
  • Finishing Services

    Address: 71 Main Street, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland,

    71 Main Street, Kinsale, Co Cork Tel:+353 (0)21 477 3571 Monday/Friday 9 am – 5.30 pm with extended summer opening hours until 7 pm... Read More
  • Fifty-Fifty Yacht Services Inc

    Address: Annapolis, East Coast, Usa,

    Tel:Mob +1 410 991 5050 Mobile service providing complete yacht management, maintenance, repairs, electrical, plumbing, new equipment installation, cleaning and detailing etc. 24/7 Emergency... Read More
  • Gino Group Technical Services – Istanbul

    Address: Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, 34158

    Tel:+90 212 661 7730/1 24 Hrs: + 90 532 232 1617  ...... Read More
  • Hawaii

    ...are assigned on a first come first served basis, but one may reserve a place either by writing a letter or telephoning in advance. The... Read More
  • The Comoros: Visiting Anjouan Island in September 2014

    Date Published - September 06, 2014

    ...and effectively negotiate the fees down on your behalf. The expectation of fees which are not set down in writing anywhere is unfortunate as it... Read More
  • Acapulco

    ...anchoring here as there are certain spots where anchoring is not permitted. Best to check with the Port Captain as to the best spot. Mooring... Read More
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Special Procedures Being Introduced in Ports of Entry Worldwide

    Date Published - February 12, 2020

    ...of Limnos - Mytilene - Kalymnos Chios - Scala of Patmos Samos ( Vathi and Pythagorio ) Agia Marina of Leros HEALTH PROTOCOLS - Notice... Read More
  • Arrecife (Marina Lanzarote)

    ...112 for Ambulance, Fire, Police, and E.U.Emergency Marina Lanzarote has a self-service laundrette. A collection and delivery service is provided by Smartie Pants Laundry Service... Read More
  • Ria de Arousa

    ...Boiro Porto Deportivo s/n - Escarabote Apart Correos N° 115 15930 BOIRO - Tel. Oficina - 981.84.73.05 / 609.38.37.98 Tel. Marineria - 609.78.64.53... Read More
  • Kumai

    ...Services for more information. Last updated:  May 2022 Approach Kumai lies about five miles up the Kumai River. The river is best entered in daylight... Read More
  • Accurate Information for Yachtsmen Entering the USA

    Date Published - March 09, 2014 to use the Visa Waiver Programme (ESTA) idea between the Virgin islands, Ferry to USVI- Check in- Return by Ferry to BVI - Bring... Read More
  • Belize

    ...boat or dinghy to the port of Big Creek, you will be turned away by security so: - - water taxi to Mango creek $US... Read More
  • Indonesia, Sumatra: Clearing in on a Sunday at Sabang

    Date Published - July 22, 2017 and friendliest group of officials I have met in Indonesia. I used the Indonesian online yacht registry for the Customs service which worked flawlessly.... Read More
  • Stanley (Falkland Islands) LAN. There is a regular service between Montevideo, Punta Arenas and the Falkland Islands, operated by South American Atlantic Service Ltd. A shipping service... Read More
  • New Noonsite Beta Launch

    Date Published - April 30, 2019

    ...There is nothing there - only the new launch page - no other information freebird Where is the menu to use this site how to... Read More
  • La Linea

    ...border for servicing. The choice therefore for liferaft service is either in Gibraltar itself or in Algericas where Servimar offers a very efficient service centre... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Lisa Dorenfest

    Date Published - August 22, 2019

    ...article and writing, as well as your - as always - wonderful photos. Thanks for all the great time we have spend together in SE... Read More
  • Algeria

    ...200 and 1000EUR (I was lucky - only 200EUR). Just in case - harbourmaster and his men are your best friends. Immigration - greedy and... Read More
  • French Polynesia, Tuamotos, Apatiki Carenage: Cruisers share their experiences

    Date Published - May 16, 2014

    ...for the cyclone season. It is the cheapest yard in FP (where nothing is cheap). Report from Reini Gelder of SY Ave Gitana – 15... Read More
  • We loved our stay in Los Roques

    Date Published - November 08, 2017

    ...1. ANAYA (Port Control or Customs – not sure, manually write boat information into the book); – no payment. 2. Coast Guard (manually writes same... Read More
  • The Ocean Cruising Club Awards for 2016: Noonsite awarded The Geoff Pack Memorial Trophy

    Date Published - February 10, 2017

    ...recognises the person (member or non-member) who, by their writing in print or online, has done most to foster and encourage ocean cruising in yachts... Read More
  • The Ocean Cruising Club Awards for 2016: Noonsite awarded The Geoff Pack Memorial Trophy

    ...recognizes the person (member or non-member) who, by their writing in print or online, has done most to foster and encourage ocean cruising in yachts... Read More
  • Indonesia, Kupang: Cruisers report on clearing-in and out here

    Date Published - November 22, 2017

    ...other services, water, laundry etc. He also offered to act as agent for us which we declined, but he accompanied us through the clearing out... Read More
  • Mauritius: Clearance and Cruising Information

    Date Published - February 12, 2019

    ...from the Immigration Department. Your exception request must be in writing and submitted near your 50th day of visitation. Your request will be sent to... Read More
  • SE Asia to Turkey 2008

    Date Published - December 04, 2008

    ...many months were requested. Luckily, we realized it before there was trouble. Extending it in Hurghada was very cheap (23lbs- a few dollars) and easy,... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Man Overboard – Episode 2

    Date Published - July 30, 2020

    ...side we need to know how to get back to them quickly and get them out of the water. Duncan Wells (RYA instructor, features writer... Read More
  • Mediterranean: Bureaucrats and Clear Waters

    Date Published - June 12, 2021 click send on the online application.  I spent two days, with Gabe for a social studies lesson, in police stations in Zadar, a main... Read More
  • San Cristobal and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno – Observations and Suggestions

    Date Published - April 02, 2015 least 10! Expect a 24h delay for your items. Excellent and professional service (they service the dozens of large live-aboard vessels). One to two... Read More
  • Day Trips to Singapore from Senibong Cove Marina, Malaysia

    Date Published - December 12, 2014, Permas Jaya, would be more economical if you can’t fill a cab but requires a 20-minute walk to the town first. Our best taxi... Read More
  • Renewal Of 90-Day Visa and Temporary Import Permit

    Date Published - September 14, 2010

    ...BREAKFAST AND LUNCH A great place to go for breakfast or lunch is Shaw’s, which is a short walk down the hill about 3 blocks... Read More
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Tobago Cays – Armed Robbery

    Date Published - August 01, 2011

    ...At about 130AM a Park Service Boat with no lights but flashlights approached us. There were six onboard. I think four were police and two... Read More
  • Pleased not to have by-passed American Samoa

    Date Published - August 08, 2008

    ...on past writings. We feel it is important to tell both sides of the story. American Samoa is a very open and friendly place. Everyone... Read More
  • An Orkney Summer Cruise

    Date Published - December 29, 2008

    ...thousand years ago. The following is crew member Bob Brown’s impression of Stromness:- “For a small storm-swept town regarded as on the edge of nowhere,... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: Cruising Kindly 2 – Be Kind to the Local People

    Date Published - May 19, 2020

    ...Author Richard Chesher is a marine scientist and creator and writer of the Rocket Guides for New Caledonia and Vanuatu. INSIGHTS: Cruising Kindly – Part... Read More
  • Madagascar Cruising Notes

    Date Published - October 12, 2015

    ...have to find a hideaway. This information is freely available on the SA Weather Service website on the synoptic charts, or best still is to... Read More
  • Sailing Hawaiian Waters

    Date Published - April 18, 2005 to circle around some of the islands rather than take the direct path and night travel is highly recommended. Traveling along the shore is... Read More
  • Cyprus

    ...August. The winters are generally mild and pleasantly sunny. September to November are usually the best months for cruising. Cyprus Weather Forecast Cyprus Radio broadcast... Read More
  • Homeschool Teacher – A practical guide to inspiring academic excellence

    Date Published - November 02, 2016

    ...resources available for parents and children and the options for how you approach learning are seemingly endless. Trying to find out what will work best... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Gemma and Andi Ross of SY Paws

    Date Published - February 14, 2020

    ...Sea- Bismarck Sea- Molucca Sea- Ceram Sea- Arafura Sea- Banda Sea- Indian Ocean: Timor Sea- Sawu Sea- Flores Sea- Bali Sea. Approximate sea miles: Australia:... Read More
  • New Zealand: Applying for a Visa Extension

    Date Published - July 11, 2019 end, you will need to apply for an extension. To start the process, you will need to create a “RealMe” identity. This is a... Read More
  • Mexico: Changes in how cruisers get a Tourist Visa

    Date Published - January 24, 2018

    Tourist visas must now be purchased at the first port of entry from Immigration. Online visas are no longer permitted. As reported by Latitude 38... Read More
  • Caribbean: An SVG-Grenada Common Sailing Space?

    Date Published - June 15, 2022

    ...of entry in the other country and even when using the SailClear pre-entry system online, spend more time than they would like waiting in line... Read More
  • World Cruising Club: Latest News

    Date Published - April 12, 2021 offer a unique online mix of conversation and comment all about the “bluewater dream”. The new online format will offer a magazine style series... Read More
  • Securing your boat from intruders Anyone have stainless steel (SS) security bars or mesh put on their companionway and/or hatches which allows good ventilation? Just stopped by a stainless... Read More
  • Securing your boat from intruders

    Date Published - April 10, 2014

    ...on Yahoo Cruisers Network Online and from the Marmaris Bay Cruisers Forum. Anyone have stainless steel (SS) security bars or mesh put on their... Read More
  • Suriname

    ...and prices for services have doubled. That said, things do appear to be improving and Suriname is still a lot cheaper than nearby countries. Suriname... Read More
  • Australia: Visa Information for a Longer Stay

    Date Published - August 21, 2015

    ...Arrive After” date, but getting another visa wasn’t that difficult. For US citizens, the visa processing is paperless and online and generally is super-fast. Both... Read More
  • Cambodia pretty poor. Phone coverage in Angkor Wat is very patchy. Internet is cheap (in comparison with Thailand) and you buy “bytes” (volume), not time.... Read More
  • Getting a handle on Greece

    Date Published - November 22, 2017

    ...the Greek tragedy, where ordinary citizens deign not to buy a ticket and support a cheap service. There was graffiti everywhere and at least it... Read More
  • Morocco, Mohammedia: Cruisers’ Reports

    Date Published - November 08, 2018 all-  the authorities met us within half an hour of arrival and came into the boat. We had three different people all asking the... Read More
  • A Circumnavigation Under Power

    Date Published - May 22, 2019

    ...currencies in the Caribbean, but the real price was fairly consistent, at around AU$1.15 per liter. We were fortunate to find cheaper fuel when larger... Read More
  • Maldives

    ...stay in a designated area where Maldives Customs Services permits. Your agent will complete all clearance paperwork via the online portal. All officials (Customs, Coast... Read More
  • Venezuela, Los Roques: Cruising Notes

    Date Published - September 03, 2020

    ...long windward beat). In hindsight this was the cheapest 2 weeks cruising we have done, with very little else to spend your money on. Anchorage... Read More
  • Trading Goods in the South Pacific

    Date Published - May 25, 2016

    ...We would always make time to talk -you are curious about them, you should expect them to be curious about you and talking is an... Read More
  • Panama: Update San Blas April/May 2016

    Date Published - March 15, 2017 guide for the San Blas Islands comes from Eric Bauhaus who put a tremendous amount of work in the charts waypoints etc. It’s expensive,... Read More
  • Circumnavigation: How Cruising Changed My Life

    Date Published - March 26, 2022 magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association. We cruised almost full time for 11 years on our Fast Passage 39, from 2006-2017. When we left,... Read More
  • Puerto Amistad (Bahía de Caráquez): Cruiser’s Impressions

    Date Published - April 14, 2015

    ...having done so much in Panama, which could have been done in Bahia much faster, probably better and a lot cheaper! All in all, a... Read More
  • Antigua & Barbuda: eSeaClear Office Opens in Antigua

    Date Published - February 09, 2013

    ...Facebook or Twitter. About eSeaClear eSeaClear® is the faster, easier way to clear in and out of port. The service enables skippers to manage vessel,... Read More
  • Guyana Cruising Report

    Date Published - February 03, 2010

    ...of services. TO GEORGETOWN Catch a fast boat to Parika. (Approx 1 hour). At Parika you can then either take a taxi to Georgetown or... Read More
  • Gulf of Aden: An exciting transit with welcome support (April 2016)

    Date Published - December 14, 2018

    ...and ran with the furled jib alone. As we entered the Red Sea, the waves became closer together and therefore much higher, 6′-8′, some as... Read More
  • UK: DAERA designates four new MCZs in the Northern Ireland Inshore Region

    Date Published - December 21, 2016

    ...Ireland has designated four new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The new MCZs are intended to protect clams in Belfast Lough, the habitat of rare black... Read More
  • Morocco: Agadir Marina and nearby cities

    Date Published - November 27, 2018

    ...Coupole restaurant.  It’s a wonderful stroll alongside locals and tourists. The Herguita breakfast and lunch/dinner combos can’t be beaten for price, taste, service, and location.... Read More
  • Caribbean: When to Leave and Which Way to Go?

    Date Published - May 26, 2021

    ...this route vary drastically. Ideally you leave Antigua, St. Martin or St. Thomas, head north on a fast beam reach for the first 500/600 miles,... Read More
  • Jayapura

    ...only exchanged. Getting Online Galilea Computer, behind the post office, sells broadband modems that work across a variety of services. Get the modem there, but... Read More
  • French Guiana

    ...a popular stop for sailors. These islands should only be visited after having cleared into the country. The best anchorage is on Ile St Joseph,... Read More
  • Honduras Cruising Notes: Christmas 2012

    Date Published - August 08, 2012 us! There were several small fruit and vegetable outlets and we timed it well as the produce boat arrived and had the best selection... Read More
  • Italian Anchorages and Marinas 2013 – Part 3: Italian West Coast and the Islands

    Date Published - May 14, 2014

    ...the best being the daily open market with lots of fish and vegetable vendors at very reasonable prices, much cheaper than in any other cities... Read More
  • Experiences in Mayotte

    Date Published - July 15, 2010 Mayotte I found the following shops to be the best: HD Hyperdiscount in Kaweni on Grand Terre. It is the cheapest shop to do... Read More
  • Australia: Finding Solitude in the Coral Sea

    Date Published - April 26, 2022

    ...bounded by the south west coast of New Caledonia, to a line drawn to the Louisiade Archipelago and south coast of Papua New Guinea. It... Read More
  • Lessons from a Circumnavigation Part V: Equipment

    Date Published - August 18, 2002

    ...freon leaked out and the unit was serviced a sixth time. That service lasted about a week. The last long passage of 2,000 miles through... Read More
  • Praia Cape Verdes Cruising Report

    Date Published - March 17, 2005

    ...waterfront, with both fish and meat dishes and the best service in Praia, and A Poeta, close to the large parliament building overlooking the bay,... Read More
  • The Challenge of Passage Planning in the SW Indian Ocean

    Date Published - March 14, 2018

    ...London where it can be flowing at up to 4 to 5 knots. While this can give a yacht considerable benefit in terms of a... Read More
  • When Whales Meet Sails

    Date Published - January 12, 2017

    With sailboats becoming more numerous and faster, the potential for more ship strikes is expected to increase unless we change something. Marine mammal strikes are... Read More
  • China: Xiamen to Phuket Thailand

    Date Published - September 23, 2015

    ...the world.” We used Commanders’ Weather Corporation (Tel: 603-882-6789 Email: services) to provide weather routing services for us. They gave us an eight-day forecast... Read More
  • Canada: Cruising the Coast of British Columbia

    Date Published - February 07, 2022

    ...1986. Here he shares his many years of experience cruising this coastline with useful pilotage notes, local boating tips, a round up of the best... Read More
  • Cruising East Africa, Tanzania: A great place to sit out the cyclone season

    Date Published - July 24, 2018

    ...Slipway’s anchorage is located at approximately 06.45 S, 039.16 E. The tender service (pictured below) runs from 0730 to 2200 hrs. After paying your monthly... Read More
  • Bahamas to Bermuda: Five days of Halyards, Lazybags and Windapps

    Date Published - August 06, 2020

    ...experienced sailor and offers a service to yachts making passages around the world. He advises us on the best route to take to manage the... Read More
  • Malaysia, Pengerang, Johor: Update on Sebana Cove Marina

    Date Published - October 16, 2022 their best to make your sojourn agreeable. So I will try to sum up the plus and minus facts so you can better decide... Read More
  • Nuku’alofa (Tongatapu)

    ...optic cable internet and is fast. Best is to buy a sim card and prepaid packages from either Digicell or TTC. Digicell: Tel:+676 876100 Read More
  • East Coast of Malaysia Cruising Notes

    Date Published - December 13, 2007

    ...of Perhentian Besar, Teluk Dalam, was very sheltered. PROVISIONS Best to stock up as much as possible in Singapore if coming from the south. The... Read More
  • Cruising Report On Morocco & Atlantic Islands September 2005 – January 2006

    Date Published - September 08, 2006 a fuel truck. Jerry jugging by taxi is best for smaller amounts. Mohammedia turned out to be a pretty town with good amenities and... Read More
  • Prepare your boat for a storm in harbour

    Date Published - January 13, 2015

    ...only for peace of mind. To help you get ready and plan for the worst when storm conditions are forecast, we spoke to seven experts... Read More
  • Panama to Callao, Peru in June

    Date Published - April 27, 2009 day trips of 40-60 miles. We visited the following Club de Yates: Antofagasta, Caldera, Coquimbo, Higuerillas. Prices between USD 10.- and USD 20.- per... Read More
  • Denmark

    ...a maximum of 180 days altogether. The application for extension must be submitted at the Danish Immigration Service’s Citizen Service before the expiry of your... Read More
  • Gulf of Aden: The Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 seeks more liaison with cruisers

    Date Published - November 22, 2018

    ...on commercial shipping but now wants to engage with cruisers to promote best practice, reassure them about security in the region and gain feedback and... Read More
  • Navigation when Cruising Off the Beaten Path

    Date Published - September 26, 2022

    ...often, not the best one. Others to check include ArcGIS and Bing. In some places, I switch between the three images to get the best... Read More
  • Short Update for Vlychada Marina, Santorini (Thira)

    Date Published - August 17, 2012

    ...Sometimes up to three deep. George, the Marina Manager, does his best to ensure that berths are available to all comers and that fishermen’s berths... Read More
  • Saaremaa: repair & refit

    Date Published - October 23, 2013

    ...stock to private individuals and are very helpful. They will also cut marine ply/teak/acrylic / etc to size. Stainless steel supplies: For bolts, screws, nuts,... Read More
  • Praia (Santiago) harbour. Ice is also available here. This is the best place in the Cape Verdes at which to provision the boat. Taxis are plentiful... Read More
  • Mallorca: Marinas and services in and around Andraitx

    Date Published - January 28, 2019 of the team at Yates Adriano were there to help us and provide us with the best care and service. There was a restaurant... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Allen and Maria Wadsworth

    Date Published - September 27, 2019

    ...Allen a “Red Letter Day Sailing Experience”- a chilly 3-hour sail on the Solent that I thought would curtail any idea of him adopting sailing... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: German crew Christian, Sabrina, Joshua and Jonathan of Yacht Moya

    Date Published - May 24, 2018

    ...a knockdown. The wave hit Moya’s stern, but she handled it perfectly and just cruised along. Best cruising moment: There have been hundreds of brilliant... Read More
  • Hawaii to Chile

    Date Published - May 15, 2008

    Can you please advise on the best route and timing for a “fast” trip from Hawaii to Valparaiso? I would greatly appreciate your comments on... Read More
  • Greenland seaward of Cape Farvel. Depending on conditions, one may have to pass as far as 160 kilometres (100 miles) offshore.  July and August are... Read More
  • Galapagos: The Islands, Fees and General Info. Update

    Date Published - October 21, 2013

    ...boundaries. The National Park Services patrols at night and has very sophisticated equipment. ü Cruising: the National Park cruising permit that comes with the “Autografo”... Read More
  • Senegal complicated and expensive. The best known and most visited country by cruising sailors in West Africa, Senegal was once the centre of French West... Read More
  • Suwarrow Atoll Report 2005

    Date Published - June 19, 2006

    ...there are coconuts and fish. You will have the best time fishing or trolling on the reef. Best results were pink colored lures. Don’t expect... Read More
  • Hong Kong to Eastern Australia

    Date Published - May 25, 2008

    ...on the best route to choose and the best time to schedule to trip. There are two main options: to sail south towards Indonesia, cross... Read More
  • Circumnavigation from Florida

    Date Published - July 10, 2008

    ...November. The route via Palau is feasible, and the best time is early in the year (January-March). The North Indian Ocean is best crossed at... Read More
  • Prepare your boat for a storm in harbour

    ...conditions are forecast, we spoke to seven experts to find out how best to prepare your boat, whether she’s on the hard, in a marina... Read More
  • Cruising in the Eastern Gulf of Thailand.

    Date Published - March 02, 2014

    ...It is a shame that so few yachts venture out to this region because it offers the best cruising in SE Asia with good constant... Read More
  • Madagascar, Hellville: Everything you Need to Know

    Date Published - December 06, 2013

    ...paid $60US each for 2-month visas. They were stamped 100,000Ariary which is about $50US so it may have been cheaper to pay in Ariary. However,... Read More
  • Lahaina

    ...northern end of the town, on Front Street. Best Western Pioneer Inn Hawaiian Village Coffee Mahina Surf Pateys Place Penny’s Place Bed & Breakfast Banks... Read More
  • Greece: Uncertainty Continues over the New Cruising Tax (TEPAI)

    Date Published - May 03, 2019

    ...(CA) have now received confirmation that the tax will indeed start on the 9th, however, the online payment system is still not fully functioning. Find... Read More
  • Federated States of Micronesia

    ...Micronesia Weather Forecast The Pacific Region of the National Weather Service administers forecasts for FSM. For links to free global weather information, forecast services... Read More
  • Philippines an airport Immigration detention room until you can acquire one. The closest/cheapest onward connection would be to Taipei, Kota Kinabalu or Hong Kong. Read More
  • Albufeira available at marina. Farol da Baleeira Holding tank pump out available at fuel pontoon. Dave’s Boat Services Riominho Nautica Dave’s Boat Services WiFi at... Read More
  • Rabat

    ...circular mail to all customers per 5 sept 2016 that the dredging is finished. Depths at low tides vary from -5 m at the mouth... Read More
  • Cocos Keeling

    ...There is a 24 hour Emergency Service available 7 days per week on both Islands. The Nurses carry a Marine Radio after Hours: Channel 24.... Read More
  • Morro do Sao Paolo

    ...PM, the music started -thump thump thump- and did not stop. We hoped it would end by 12 or 2 or 4 AM. We were... Read More
  • Indian Ocean – West to East

    Date Published - July 10, 2008

    ...planning/research, so I am sure there are many things to discover & consider - Would be grateful for any initial comments on timings and route.... Read More
  • Cabedelo

    ...Clearance: Is is possible to clear in yourself here, or use the marina’s clearance service for 60 Euros. Marina Jacaré Village owner Nicolas will drive... Read More
  • Spain – Boatyard Reviews

    Date Published - July 14, 2013, etc. The boatyard is full-service. Prices are excellent at about US $2800 for haul/ launch and 9 months hardstanding. Prices for repairs, bottom paint... Read More
  • Pattaya

    ...the Thai navy has closed each day? ps I don't speak Thai! 3. best anchorages pattaya /rayong/trat area.. 4. last place to check out b4... Read More
  • Jamaica is not good. Port Antonio – Excellent Montego Bay – Fair Bogue Lagoon – Excellent Ocho Rios – Fair St. Ann’s Bay- Good behind... Read More
  • Chesapeake Bay to St. Maarten: Atlantic 57 Catamaran capsizes

    Date Published - December 05, 2016

    Data Entry An update re. the overturned hull being found was posted on (link: In brief: The catamaran was located by a fisherman... Read More
  • Galapagos

    ...visit to the Galapagos in May 2017. - We contacted Bolivar about using his agency services for our desired 20-day stopover. He told us -... Read More
  • Lele/Leluh Harbour

    ...Entrance Notes or Cautions: The best time to arrive here is Monday to Friday after 08:00 to avoid any overtime charges. Position:   05º 19.48’N,... Read More
  • Knysna

    ...our Trip Advisor reviews under "Oceanwander") Excellent engineering services are available at Tangent Engineering in the industrial area. Outboard services are available at Tait Marine... Read More
  • Palermo

    ...(Cagliari) arrive and depart from the docks of the Stazione Marittima. Bus services from Palermo serve the neighbouring towns and countryside. It’s best to avoid... Read More
  • Charlotteville

    ...- they trashed my dinghy and broke my Tohatsu motor. 29 November - they broke the oar of another dinghy and stole the seat from... Read More
  • Iceland: Updated Information for this Destination

    Date Published - May 10, 2013

    ...small town of 2650 friendly folks with all services.  The town supports a large fishing fleet so all boating services are available except specific sail... Read More
  • Environment: Norwegian Sailor wins Award for Climate Change Story

    Date Published - October 29, 2022

    ...choice in Yachting Monthly’s Brian Black Memorial Award 2022, which seeks to promote and encourage adventurous sailors to explore environmental issues and to document them... Read More
  • Marina Santa Cruz de la Palma

    Date Published - September 27, 2010

    ...unfavorable reports in some pilots and this website. Although undoubtedly true at the time of writing, the surge people complained about is hardly existent. We... Read More
  • Taking your Teenager to Sea – Two Perspectives

    Date Published - August 15, 2019

    ...crying. “I’m scared,” I sob. “What if it’s not like I think it will be?” “It will be an adventure,” he says, “and all the... Read More
  • Farewell to Long-Standing Meteorology Author, Alan Watts

    Date Published - June 22, 2020 convince Alan to write a book that combined his professional expertise with his interest in sailing. Alan was apparently unsure about writing one to... Read More
  • Heading to the Malvinas/Falklands – Applying for “Permiso”

    Date Published - September 12, 2018 Piriapolis, Uruguay. I am writing to share my experience ref. getting Malvinas Permiso. I can report that as a British flagged sailboat I applied... Read More
  • Caribbean: Free Webinars for Caribbean-Bound Sailors

    Date Published - September 13, 2021

    ...sailor, author, writer, photographer and founder of The Maine Photographic Workshops (now an international conservatory for the world’s photographers, filmmakers, writers and media producers.... Read More
  • Turkey to Indonesia via the Red Sea

    Date Published - October 19, 2020

    ...via the Red Sea – first stop Indonesia. This is their account of their 59 day passage, two back to back quarantines and ongoing confinement... Read More
  • UK: Noonsite Team presented with the OCC Geoff Pack Memorial Award

    Date Published - April 19, 2017

    ...Yachting Monthly and OCC Rear Commodore, this award goes to the person (member or non-member) who, by their writing in print or online, has done... Read More
  • Australia, Queensland: OCC Get Approval for International Yacht Arrivals on a Case-by-Case Basis

    Date Published - July 07, 2020 travel and travel must be within the next 3 months.  Each crew member will also need a visa. Some visa types can be applied... Read More
  • Philippines: Six Months in Subic Bay

    Date Published - January 12, 2021, readily available and more cost effective than a hire car at USD35/per day. Subic Bay is an easy place to live during boat repairs.... Read More
  • Brazil, Vitoria: Clearing in and out and visa renewal process

    Date Published - August 01, 2015

    ...will need to complete a form online, print it out and take it to the Bank of Brazil or Itaú bank to pay for your... Read More
  • Mauritius – Rodrigues Island Clearance Information

    Date Published - February 11, 2019

    ...sail the rhumb line from Diego Garcia to Rodrigues, which initially gave them a fast, comfortable, on-the-beam reach during the initial part of the passage.... Read More
  • Rabat, Bourgreg Marina – Updates from Cruisers

    Date Published - February 02, 2015

    Posted February 2015 We’re staying in Bourgreg Marina at the time of writing. This is not a port to enter at night or in unsettled... Read More
  • INSIGHTS: How to Save Energy when Cooking Onboard

    Date Published - September 07, 2021

    ...Cut food small. Chinese use this technique, they cut vegetables small so they cook fast in a stir-fry. Smaller cuts have more contact area and... Read More
  • Sulina of the best places in Europe and perhaps the world for bird watching – local boats offer tours. For visiting nature reserves in your... Read More
  • Boqueron

    ...your diesel. Last updated:  April 2015. Club Nautico de Boqueron Capitol Gasonline Fuel is available in the northwestern corner of Boqueron Bay but call ahead... Read More
  • India: How to Obtain a Visa for India in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

    Date Published - January 25, 2017

    ...even after paying their fee. This is information on how we obtained ours. First Go to and fill in the form on the screen... Read More
  • A Voyage around the Baltic in 2011

    Date Published - November 30, 2011

    ...form to VFS Services UK Ltd, PO Box 64391, London EH1 1NJ, with: postal order (not cheque) for £83.80 (standard service) payable to RNT Limited... Read More
  • Turkey: Applying for a Short Term Residency Permit

    Date Published - February 25, 2022

    ...filling in the application form: Purchase a Turkish SIM card as this phone number is needed on the application form (Turkcell currently seems to have... Read More
  • Virtual ARC Bluewater Rendezvous Announced

    Date Published - April 28, 2021

    ...Start of the Cruising Division ARC 2019 Previous ARC skippers, yacht surveyors, brokers and refit specialists are all gathering in a virtual yacht cockpit for... Read More
  • Martinique

    ...put on a large enough sum to cover your needs, or set up an account and do it online. You can top-up Digicel at Read More
  • World Cruising Club: Spring Update

    Date Published - May 10, 2022 Bluewater Cockpit Conversations event to hear inspirational stories and practical top tips to get started on an adventure cruising the world’s oceans. World Cruising... Read More
  • Canada: Certificate of Competency Now Required by Every Boater

    Date Published - June 03, 2013

    ...several sites (Boaterexam is the one I used) to offer the course and exam online (Boaterexam also has a US site). So I couldn’t put... Read More
  • Tourist Visas Important Update

    Date Published - December 05, 2013 purchase a visa on arrival in Turkey - it must be purchased in advance using the e visa website This is the first... Read More
  • Antigua Race Week – Just over a week to go

    Date Published - April 17, 2011

    ...Sailing Instructions are now available online version here. Printed copies will be available at Registration. Talking of which, even if you have entered and paid... Read More
  • DMR (Digital Mobile Radio): Can cruisers benefit from such a system?

    Date Published - November 01, 2016

    ...number at I would appreciate cruiser’s thoughts on this. Glenn Tuttle – Moderator (K9TUT) E-mail: Cruisers Network Online Serving the cruising community... Read More
  • UK: Cowes Yacht Haven Launches New Website

    Date Published - June 30, 2011

    ...afloat you can still book your berth online from your phone. Cowes Yacht Haven’s full-service boatyard offers lift and launch services, boat repairs, onsite storage... Read More
  • Caribbean Bound? Some Useful Noonsite Articles and Links

    Date Published - November 16, 2018

    ...Caribbean  Caribbean, Bahamas and USA East Coast: SSCA HF Net is a Valuable Service to Cruisers Caribbean Cruisers’ Facebook pages Kids4Sail Facebook Group Cruising VHF... Read More
  • Cancun

    Data Entry1 Posted on behalf of Ken Simon: I followed the link for "Boating in Mexico" on noonsite, which has very detailed instructions for getting... Read More
  • ARC 2018 sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 25, 2018

    ...on the ARC Facebook page from on board the Alonautica Highfield RIB, giving the crews an opportunity to give a final wave to those watching... Read More
  • Canary Islands: The Atlantic Rally For Cruisers 2018 Gets Underway

    Date Published - November 15, 2018

    ...and family watching online. Light winds at the start will help settle the crews into life at sea. Forecast winds are expected to build, freshening... Read More
  • DMR (Digital Mobile Radio): Can cruisers benefit from such a system?

    Information from Glen Tuttle - moderator of Cruisers Network Online - who is keen to know cruisers thoughts on the use of DMR....... Read More
  • Baltimore, MD – Marinalife Partners with Beacon Wi-Fi

    Date Published - April 16, 2010

    Marinalife, the online concierge and trip planning service, has recently partnered with Beacon Wi-Fi, the largest supplier of wireless Internet to marinas along the East... Read More
  • St. Helena for Cruisers

    Date Published - March 28, 2016

    ...(it’s a British Overseas Territory, which provides some important public benefits and services). To put St Helena in perspective for size, though, the population rank... Read More
  • Tips for Sailors Roaming with Mobiles in Turkey

    Date Published - June 28, 2009

    ...with Mobiles in Turkey Message: Another solution – yesterday in Alanya I purchased a Turkcell 100 credit prepay SIM card, plus a new mobile phone... Read More
  • Trincomalee, Sri Lanka: Arrival and Clearance in Detail

    Date Published - March 11, 2015

    ...the visa online at, and pay approximately $35 USD per person during the application process. Good news, paying by credit card is part of... Read More
  • The 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Date Published - November 25, 2013

    ...the hope of a faster passage. The ARC crossing record is 11 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 30 seconds, set by Italian maxi yacht... Read More
  • Cruising in Sweden for long summer days, easy sailing and as much solitude as you might wish

    Date Published - June 01, 2015

    ...I cruise north in summer. After all, it’s cold, isn’t it? And expensive. Why go to Sweden when you can sail south fuelled by cheap... Read More
  • General Cruising Info. for PNG & the Solomons

    Date Published - September 01, 2012 or two at isolated anchorages, and between that and rich fishing you should get by on $500/month or less unless the boat falls apart.... Read More
  • Five Weeks in Salvador, Brazil

    Date Published - August 11, 2010

    ...or comfortable pontoon at the (small) marina. Contact: 55 7136311668. Great bars and laid back atmosphere. 4) Generally speaking, Salvador is NOT cheap. Gas refill... Read More
  • Portugal

    ...up your tanks before departure as diesel is cheaper in Spain than in Portugal. Note also that diesel is even cheaper in Gibraltar, and cheaper... Read More
  • Morocco, Tangier: Everything’s right about Tanga Bay Marina

    Date Published - December 31, 2018

    ...there are over 200 berths available (pictured below). We got a hammerhead so we were happy. The water on the docks is portable and although... Read More
  • United Arab Emirates

    ...standard with a large expatriate Indian workforce which means that major repairs can be done very cost-effectively. The cost of labor is cheap and the... Read More
  • Uruguay: Useful Notes for Cruisers on Formalities

    Date Published - February 08, 2018

    ...Migraciones/Immigration Not present in every port. It does not seem to be a problem. The Armada will provide a “laissez-passer” if required. Transportation The bus... Read More
  • Puerto Pollenca (Mallorca)

    ...main road away from the port. Caramba Cafe or El Pozo. Supermarket SYP is the best and cheapest (C/Joan XXIII) and also closest to dinghy... Read More
  • Israel: A visit to Haifa

    Date Published - May 28, 2017

    ...this benign Islamic faith. Further afield there are railway stations offering frequent, fast and quite cheap fares to Tel Aviv and other main centers in... Read More
  • Albania Entry – Sarande

    Date Published - July 08, 2015

    ...this area, the blue eye and the amphitheatre of Butrint are a must do. Electricity and water available, eat and drink well for cheap, great... Read More
  • Soaking in Sudan

    Date Published - April 20, 2018

    ...proceeded to tour the lighthouse, buy our T-shirts, and cast off our bow lines . . . a fantastic, serendipitous experience. 2) Check into Port... Read More
  • Clearing into Panama – Cruisers Report on their Experiences

    Date Published - August 02, 2018

    ...him and are very happy with his service: English speaking, quick and thorough email responses. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Feedback from Susan Keating of SV Nordlys – 2... Read More
  • Pacific – List of Radio Nets

    Date Published - December 12, 2018

    ...0400 (UTC) Last reference 2013. Central American Breakfast Club 7,083 LSB / alt. 7086 or 7080 at 13:00  daily except Sunday. Last reference May 2013... Read More
  • Atlantic: Anatomy of a Disaster

    Date Published - August 17, 2022

    ...she went around, 360° to the left. We capsized right through. A full turn. The rotation was extremely fast, probably took less than three seconds.... Read More
  • Saint-Pierre

    ...marina, you have free Wi-Fi for two hours a day for each e-mail address you have. It is not very fast. Faster internet is available... Read More
  • US Customs & Border Protection: New Small Boat Reporting Procedures Now In Effect – Updated

    Date Published - November 21, 2018

    ...into the U.S. from any location. What is the CBP ROAM app? The CBP ROAM app is a free mobile application that provides a new... Read More
  • Venezuela, Los Roques: A Trip Worth the Effort

    Date Published - November 30, 2021

    ...itself. Many visiting yachts try to get to the smaller islands fast, but we felt getting to know Grand Roque and its people was all... Read More
  • French Polynesia, Moorea: Young Cruiser Struck and Killed by Speedboat

    Date Published - September 24, 2020 August, when Eddie snorkelled down to check the anchor. At the same time a fast speedboat passed too fast and too close to the... Read More
  • Bangor

    Description: Bangor is situated on the southern shore of Belfast Lough and is midway down Northern Ireland’s east coast. There are very pleasant walks along... Read More
  • Timor Leste: An Interesting Report on a Visit to the Oe-Cusse Enclave

    Date Published - September 06, 2017

    ...charming open-air tapas bar and restaurant. We enjoyed very good coffee and breakfast there daily and cold drinks with other cruisers each evening, although there... Read More
  • Transport Experience with Seven Star – Maldives to Turkey

    Date Published - May 09, 2012

    ...the transport ship as we loaded and were told that there were none available. When BBC EVEREST arrived, SevenStar did their best to load the... Read More
  • U.K. Customs And Excise Offices

    Date Published - April 15, 2011

    ...2RE (Greenock, Ayr, Oban, Ullapool, Highlands and Islands, Orkney, Shetland, Inverness, Montrose, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Dundee, Firth of Forth, Port Edgar) Belfast, Northern Ireland, Carne House,... Read More
  • USA, Annapolis: World Cruising Club at the US Sailboat Show

    Date Published - October 01, 2018

    ...Sailboat Show in downtown Annapolis, the registration fee of $20 includes a continental breakfast and an entry ticket for the Boat Show. REGISTER HERE World... Read More
  • From the Ionian to the Dodecanese: Preveza to Kalynmos

    Date Published - March 18, 2018

    ...also this is an ideal place from which to visit the amphitheatre at Delphi -best to arrange to share a local taxi with other cruisers.... Read More
  • SE Asia to the Med in Convoy through the Gulf of Aden 2015

    Date Published - April 16, 2015

    ...without causing “friendly-fire” situations. It’s also important never to let any vessel get in-between you, so you must travel closely together at all times or... Read More
  • A Third Visit to Suriname

    Date Published - June 12, 2012

    ...Suriname river, preferably when the tide comes in. It is well buoyed. Entering the Suriname river is still best entered by daylight, as there are... Read More
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Parade of Nations at the ARC Opening Ceremony

    Date Published - November 12, 2017

    ...all the best for their voyage to Saint Lucia. The attraction to sailing in the company as one fleet has continued to have undaunted appeal... Read More
  • Sweden

    ...might be no coverage! Internet & mail services – Most airports, train stations, public libraries (free) and hotels will offer the service of computers with... Read More
  • Niue

    ...Website Niue Tourist Board: Online Niue Travel Guide This guide has excellent street maps for the island with services etc. South Pacific Guides... Read More
  • Importing Spares and Equipment into Turkey

    Date Published - March 03, 2008

    ...NAVTEX, HF/SSB, and EPIRB. Without a doubt, the best prices available were in the USA, so I decided, with some trepidation, to order in from... Read More
  • Venezuelan Mainland: 3 months in Puerto La Cruz

    Date Published - September 13, 2018

    ...process online, with the exception that in order to benefit from the black market exchange rate — it is best to do a bank transfer... Read More
  • Galapagos – A Reminder of Entry Regulations – Updated

    Date Published - November 06, 2009

    ...Galapagos. Out of the three available ports of entry (Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz, Puerto Baquerizo in San Cristobal and Puerto Villamil in Isabella), Puerto... Read More
  • Fiji: Checking in to Suva – Cruisers Report

    Date Published - May 30, 2018

    ...organise the boarding party, 60 – 4 Taxis (RSYC->Quarantine->Itaukei foreign->Customs->RSYC), 16 – Dinghy dock in RSYC, 10 TOTAL 334,5 if you don’t get the RSYC... Read More
  • Kenya

    ...provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers. Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone Foreign Embassies in Kenya Emergency Numbers   Ambulance service... Read More
  • Road Bay

    ...a pleasant and peaceful anchorage although open to the west. Not the best place to be during a hurricane with the southern end of the... Read More
  • Eight Weeks Cruising the Maldives

    Date Published - September 02, 2019

    ...the best place in the world to see whale sharks, as they are here all year round. This is a popular stop for the liveaboard... Read More
  • Mayotte

    ...(and other smaller providers no doubt) - orange - we didn’t use this one, but others were happy with it - SFR - we paid... Read More
  • Wintering in Sevilla

    Date Published - December 09, 2011

    There are three marinas of which the Club Nautico Sevilla (CNS) is by far the best choice. Even if one of our pilot books states... Read More
  • Thailand, Satun: Logistics for checking in and out of this tidal port of entry

    Date Published - August 11, 2019

    ...Navigation point (critical depths) 4.5h Navigation point -> S or E Tarutao (depending on season) -> 6h in critical depths (1/2 tide cycle) -> 13h... Read More
  • Myanmar (Burma) most free international e-mail services. Mobile phones services are not available outside Kawthaung and they have Thai mobile phone system coverage only around Kawthaung.... Read More
  • Somalia: First hijacking since the height of Somali piracy in 2012.

    Date Published - March 24, 2017

    ...who typically board ships with ladders from fast-moving skiffs. This attack reinforces the need for vessels to follow shipping industry Best Management Practices (BMP) within... Read More
  • Yacht Transport: DYT Yacht Transport and Sevenstar Yacht Transport Partnership

    The two companies, while maintaining their separate Fully loaded Sevenstar ship underway identities, are fully equipped to advise on the best options for either float-on/float-off... Read More
  • Clearing out of Indonesia: An unforgettable experience

    Date Published - July 03, 2013 him, and said to me- paraphrasing- “the Navy doesn’t have office hours.” The request was dropped. Our clearance wasn’t quite complete; we were told... Read More
  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Kerstin and Martin Giretzlehner

    Date Published - September 03, 2022

    ...great guy and so we learned fast and he prepared us for the Croatian sailing license. From then we were infected with the sailing virus.... Read More
  • Electric Shock: Jimmy Cornell Abandons Fully Electric Powered Circumnavigation

    Date Published - December 16, 2020

    ...better on the subsequent 700-mile passage to the Canaries. Having learned the lessons of the previous passage, we did our best to keep electricity consumption... Read More
  • Porto Rafti Taxi services are sparse, best to call for one. Bus services into Athens are fairly straightforward: from Porto Rafti, you may need to change... Read More
  • Bali to Lombok SW: Transit Advice

    Date Published - July 02, 2013 to leave on slack water or when the tide is high in Serranggan and about to run out. Sail close to the Bali coast... Read More
  • Seychelles

    ...for The Seychelles: Passports for the entire crew. Crew List (at least 10 copies). Ships’ Papers. Launch Service for Arrival Clearance: Compulsory service provided on... Read More
  • Madagascar Cruising Report

    Date Published - January 10, 2006

    ...roughly the same as one acquired in advance. The biggest nuisance was the “boat boys” who are doing their best to act as “agents” and... Read More
  • The Intracoastal Waterway and the Great Loop

    Date Published - September 23, 2017

    ...far fewer facilities and, south of Memphis, there are many hundreds of miles between marinas, fuel stations, or services for cruising yachts. The Gulf Coast... Read More
  • Somosomo

    Description: Somosomo lies on the north-west coast of Taveuni. The Somosomo Strait, which runs between Taveuni Island and Vanua Levu, is one of Fiji’s best-known... Read More
  • Puerto Natales

    ...bus companies providing a daily service to Punta Arenas. There is a small airport just outside the town which has services to Punta Arenas, Balmaceda-Coyhaique,... Read More
  • Medical: Is Your Medical Kit Up to the Job?

    Date Published - June 10, 2016 it in the ziplock bag, and discard the excess packaging. When planning an extended voyage it is best to consult a physician. Explain your... Read More
  • Marigot Bay (St Martin)

    ...Martin. If it doesn’t have a price on it, it is probably extremely expensive so best avoided. Mini-markets (family stores) tend to be cheaper than... Read More
  • Grenada: A Warm Welcome in a Beautiful Country

    Date Published - February 25, 2021 the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, they had to question what was best for their family – stay or go? SV Lucky... Read More
  • Gizo

    ...cart jerries. Delivery fee SI$100 within the bay. Can be delivered elsewhere by negotiation. Food & drink - PT109 sells the cheapest beers in town.... Read More
  • El Salvador

    ...located throughout the country, but their resources, hours of operation and services are limited. Tourists typically use private clinics and hospitals; these can offer good... Read More
  • Johor Bahru, Danga Bay Marina: Comments from Cruisers

    Date Published - September 05, 2013

    ...showers facility. These are clean and well maintained but there is only one shower in each. A list of services is provided on arrival. It... Read More
  • USA, San Diego to Easter Island, Juan Fernandez and Valparaiso

    Date Published - October 03, 2008

    ...OK, now I can see what you can and cannot do. I believe in this case your best bet is to make the best route... Read More
  • Banjul

    ...find services close to bird island when you anchor in front of the Red Hill “Bird Island Yacht Service”. They can deliver drinking water from... Read More
  • Latvia to fly to Western Europe if you can. Many doctors are undertrained and most lack up-to-date equipment. Diagnostics is especially uncertain. Emergency services can... Read More
  • Fernando de Noronha

    ...a Marine National Park and is popular with Brazilians who claim it has the best beaches, diving and surfing in Brazil. Visitors are strictly limited... Read More
  • Cruising the Anambas: Know before you go

    Date Published - February 22, 2019; the best time we found was when a ferry was in. We can’t recommend enough the use of OpenCPN utilizing Google Earth-generated charts for... Read More
  • Canada, Vancouver Island: Cruising on the Wild Side

    Date Published - June 09, 2022

    ...south end of Clayoquot Sound. Tofino has a thriving tourist industry and is best known as a gateway to area beaches. However, its anchorages are... Read More
  • Adriatic Cruise 2009 – Update to Croatian section of Adriatic Pilot

    Date Published - March 25, 2010

    ...visited over 50 countries around the world. In Croatia, for the first time, we were asked for payment for anchoring. These fees were NOT cheap.... Read More
  • Seychelles to Red Sea

    Date Published - June 24, 2008

    ...either route would be appreciated. The best time to head from Seychelles for the Red Sea in late September/October at the end of the SW... Read More