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 Argentina - General Info

Time Zone

UTC - 3

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 220v

Frequency: 50Hz

(Neutral and line wires are reversed from that used in Australia and elsewhere)

Money

Nuevo peso.

US Dollars and Euros are generally accepted everywhere. Other currencies can be exchanged in banks and authorized bureaus.

Credit cards (American Express, VISA, Diners and Master Card) are widely accepted. There may be difficulties in changing traveller's check outside Buenos Aires.

ATMs are in most towns.

Communications

International dialing code for Argentina is +54

Internet is widely available.

Post offices are in every town and telephone boxes in almost every street.

Mobile phone coverage is variable. rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers.Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone.

Transport

Buses provide the best and cheapest method of transport.

For long distance travel, the Andesmar and TAC coaches are modern and air-conditioned.

Taxis and hire cars are also available.

Diplomatic Missions

Foreign Embassies in Buenos Aires

Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Villanueva 1400
Buenos Aires C1426BMJ
Argentina
Phone: (+54 11) 4779-3500
Fax: (+54-11) 4779-3581
Web Site: Australian Embassy
Email: dima-buenos_aires@dfat.gov.au
Office Hours: 08:30 - 11:30 Monday - Friday

Canadian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tagle 2828 (C1425EEH)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (+54 11) 4808 1000
Fax: (+54 11) 4808 1111
Web Site:Canadian Embassy
Email: bairs-cs@international.gc.ca
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30-12:30, 13:30-17:30 Friday: 8:30-14:00

French Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Calle Cerrito 1399
Buenos Aires 1010
Phone: +54 (11) 45 15 29 30
Fax: +54 (11) 45 15 70 34 or 45 15 01 20
Web Site: French Embassy
Email: ambafr@abaconet.com.ar

American Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Avda. Colombia 4300
(C1425GMN) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: +54-11-5777-4533
Fax: +54-11-5777-4240
Web Site: American Embassy
Email: BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov
Office Hours: 08:45-17:45

British Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Luis Agote 2412
(1425) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: +54 11 4808-2200
Fax: +54 (11) 4808 2274
Web Site: British Embassy
Email: askinformation.baires@fco.gov.uk
Office Hours: March-December: Mon - Thurs: 8:45-17:30, Fri: 8:45-14:00 Summer Hours: (January & February) Mon- Thurs: 8:45 - 14:30, Fri: 8:45 - 14:00
Opening Hours for Consular and Entry Clearance (Visa) Applications: Winter Hours 9:00 - 13:00, Summer Hours: 9:00 - 12:00

Zealand Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina
Carlos Pellegrini 1427, 5th Floor Capital Federal CP1011
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: +54-11-4328-0747
Fax: +54-11-4328-0757
Web Site: New Zealand Embassy
Email: kiwiarg@speedy.com.ar
Office Hours: Mon-Thur 08:45-13:00, 14:00-18:00 hrs, Fri 08:45-13:15 hr

For further list of Embassies in Agentina see link
Embassies in Agentina

Emergencies

Police dial 101
Fire dial 100
Ambulance dial 107

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Argentina E-Guide
Free download from the RCC Pilotage Foundation Website
Andy O'Grady with Pete Hill - 2009

South Atlantic Circuit
By Tom Morgan
Publisher Bluewater Books and Charts (2002)
ISBN: 095277710X
The South Atlantic Circuit is the first comprehensive reference work for all those planning to visit this unspoiled cruising ground. No other book has more information about so many aspects of the South Atlantic. It deals with the preparations required for ocean cruising, strategies for cruising the South Atlantic and the fascinating coastlines of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina; the South Atlantic Islands and South Africa and Namibia.Information is included on route planning, safety and pilotage, port details, provisioning, regional weather, ocean currents and winds and weather, formalities, country information and much more. Color sketch charts and black and white photos. Keyword: 7710X

Havens & Anchorages: A companion to the South Atlantic circuit for the South American coast
By Tom Morgan
Publisher RCCPF (2002)
ISBN-13: 978-0954190040
The companion to the South Atlantic Circuit covers the smaller and lesser known havens and anchorages between the major stops of South Africa (Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina). The pilot includes details of Natal, Brazil to Caleta Horno, and Argentina. There are 80 destinations and plans based on Argentinian and Brazilian charts. Country profiles include language (words and phrases), money, travel, food, drink and shopping etc.

Patagonia & Tierra Del Fuego Nautical Guide
By Mariolina Rolfo and Giorgio Ardrizzi
Publisher Editrice Incontri Nautica - 3rd Edition 2015
ISBN- 978888598TBC
This pilot, now the 3rd edition, has been published in English by an Italian couple who have spent more than 11 years cruising in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego area. The work is divided into 2 sections. The first part contains subjects such as yacht preperation, rules of navigating, meteorology, radio frequencies, flora, fauna, geology, history heritage, bibliography. The second part is strictly nautical. It describes more than 400 anchorages, all checked out in detail by the authors. The description of every anchorage is accompanied by a clear plan, with recommendations as to where it is best to anchor as well as other practical tips. Essentially black and white with some magnificent colour plates. Updates & Corrections available on: www.capehorn-pilot.com

Winter in Fireland - A Patagonian Sailing Adventure
By Nicholas Coghlan
Publisher: University of Alberta Press (1 April 2011)
ISBN 13: 978-0888645470
A must-read for all those cruisers thinking about venturing to this part of the world.

Servicio de Hidrografía Naval raster charts
Free for download at: http://www.hidro.gov.ar/nautica/Raster.asp

Argentina
By Andy O'Grady and Peter Hill
Publisher - Royal Cruising Club - 2nd edition 2009
ISBN - 9780952777137

Ministry of Tourism.

Waypoints and charts for Uruguay and Argentina

Argentinian Hydrograpic service has lists of charts and chart agents.

Jacaranda Journey
http://www.jacarandajourney.com/
Chuck Houlihan & Linda Edeiken left San Diego in 2005 and spent 7 years cruising Mexico. In 2013 they headed south and have since explored Central America and South America with plans to explore Chile in 2015. Their blog has excellent passage notes and trip reports, including lots of information for Argentina.

Update History

March 2017: Customs checked/updated.
December 2016: Clearance updated.
May 2016: Immigration updated.
June 2015: Publications checked
February 2015: All formalities checked.
October 2014: Clearance checked.
May 2014: Daily Position Reporting stations updated by Omar Sanchez, Buenos Aires.
February 2013: Customs regulations checked.
January 2013: New immigration fees added with information from David Lenton of s/v Mishiwa and Omar Sanchez of Sail Argentina.
September 2012: Further Falklands Permiso updates from Suzanne Hill of SY Whanake.
May 2012: Clearance information re. visiting Falklands updated with information from David Lowrie of SY Lista Light.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
Jul 22, 2017 09:34 AM

Posted on behalf of Anastasia July 2017

Beginning December 2016 we asked our permisso for the Falklands, it was done in Mar del Platta. We left on14 December from Mar del Platta and arrived on 29 December in Desceado (after a stop over in Caleta Hornos) there we left on 13 januari 2017 for the Falklands. We had at that time our permisso without any problem. The permisso is NOT at all a bottle neck to go to the Falklands. In Desceado and in Mar Del Platta the prefectura was super frendly and did not make any problem for us. We had a peacefull crossing and even in PW and here in Ushuaia no problems about our whereabouts.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Dec 20, 2016 04:19 PM

Getting a Permit to Malvinas/Falklands - from Omar Sanchez:

The bureaucracy has unfortunately increased and now it takes about 40-45 days to get the permit to go to Malvinas/Falklands.
That is why this year some foreign sailors have preferred to return to Punta del Este in Uruguay and to make the dispatch to the Malvinas from there, without touching Argentine ports to Malvinas.
This does not invalidate the rule that establishes the daily position report in Argentine waters.

Omar Sanchez
Omar Sanchez says:
May 16, 2016 11:26 PM

After March 24, 2016, U.S. citizens no longer need to pay a reciprocity fee to enter Argentina.
See: http://www.embassyofargentina.us/en/consular-section/reciprocity-fee-for-us-citizens.html
Wetdoc, from Buenos Aires.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 27, 2016 12:04 PM

Our thanks to Henk Boersma for these updates.

Puerto Williams Update:
Recently the "SAG" (these are the people responsible for avoiding alien flora and fauna arriving on Chilean soil) started implementing a law that no fresh fruit, vegetables or meat can be brought into the country. All will be confiscated and destroyed. Threats with fines for not complying are in the air. For years this has been the rule in the rest of the country, however now PW is included as well which doesn’t make sense. Maybe it will blow over.
For the charter boats that do their shopping in Ushuaia (Argentina), this new rule forces a change of plan... The problem is of course, that there are no reliable supplies in Puerto Williams!

Ushuaia Update:
All is quiet on the customs front, apart from some issues which involved Argentine sailors with foreign flagged boats. They are still fussy about arriving or going to the Falklands without a permit.

Cruising the Beagle Channel
For cruising the Beagle Channel as far as Staten Island, no zarpe is required for trips to Lapataia and Islas Bridges but the Prefectura must be notified before you leave with the details of your trip. Anywhere further out, and you must pay a visit to the Prefectura for a zarpe.

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