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Located just north of Florianopolis, this area is very quiet and beautiful. The Yacht Club however is prohibitively expensive. A good, much more reasonable alternative, is Itajai which is 15 miles north. It is not mentioned in any pilot book.

Clearance

Yachts must check in with the Capitania Dos Portos in Itajai, about 45 minutes away by car.

Docking

There is a yacht club here with good facilities. Take care if asked to tie alongside the outer wall as the pier is tall and the lower freeboards of sailing vessels make this not a good choice. There are slips available to members only inside the pier.

Cruisers have reported to feel very safe walking around the neighboring areas. There is a good mechanic at the yacht club and nearby repair facilities.

Provisioning is fair here.

Last updated August 2010.

Yate Clube Porto Belo
Lat 27º 08.89 S / Long 48º 32.01 W
Tel:+55(47) 3369-4333
This is a very high end club, and no English is spoken, except by a few of the members. Moor to a mooring ball and tie to the outer harbour pier. Potable water and electricity on the pier. Security reported to be v. good. Wi-Fi is available at the clubhouse and the restaurant is open Thursday-Sunday. Laundry available on site. Fuel Dock (payable in Reals).

annacaroline
annacaroline says:
Sep 10, 2014 07:56 PM

The Iate clube Porto Belo is quite expensive. For our 44 ft yacht they quoted us RS 660 per day (the equivalent of € 220).

A good alternative is Itajai which is 15 miles north. It is not mentioned in any pilot book. The pontoons for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover are here. There are basic facilities (power, water). The berths are in the middle of town. Good provisioning, good connections by bus to other places in Brazil. In September 2014 we payed RS 1 per foot per day. First two days free. Pleasant city, lovely people. We feel very welcome here.
SY Anna Caroline, Wietze van der Laan and Janneke Kuysters (The Netherlands)

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