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This is a pleasant, modern city in the state of Espirito Santo, with a very busy port. Consequently, there tends to be quite a bit of noise from the industry across the bay.

The Iate Clube de Espírito Santo is very welcoming to foreign cruisers.

Position 20°19'S, 40°15'W.

Clearance

Port of Entry.

Cruisers report that the procedures here are straightforward. Read this report 2015 by SY Caramore with detailed clearance guidelines and advice on visa renewal.

If clearing into Brazil here you must visit the Policia Federal (Marine division) NEPON, the Maritime Tax department and the Capitania - in that order.

If arriving from another state, you must visit the Capitania and the Policia Federal (Marine division) NEPON. If staying less than 72 hours you can clear in and out at the same time.

The yacht club Marina can assist with Immigration and Customs, which MAY come to you at the marina, depending on how busy they are. If not, a taxi will be needed.

Last updated July 2015.

Capitania
R. Belmiro Rodrigues da Silva 145 , Enseada do Sua
Opening hours: 8:15am until 1:15pm
A 20 minute walk from the yacht club. Turn left along the promenade and keep walking straight until you arrive at the Capitania compound (a white wall with Capitania written on it). On the way you will cross the road by the bridge to Ihla do Frade, pass Vitória Shopping on your left, walk under the bridge flyover and pass the coffee exchange on your right. If you are not sure, ask for "Praca do Pape", which is nearby.
Maritime Tax department - SEVIG (Servico de Vigilancia)
Alfandega do Porto de Vitoria , Portaria Principal da Codesa - Prédio Administrativo , Av. Presidente Getúlio Vargas, 556
Opening hours: 9am-12pm and 2-5pm
This is close to the Policia Federal NEPON office. Find the Governor's Palace, a grand building at the top of some fancy steps. With the palace behind you, face the port, SEVIG is to your left, opposite a blue building. Ask for Admissão Temporária de Embarcação.
Policia Federal (Immigration)
Av. Dr. Olivio Dutra, 353, G9 , Shopping Praia da Costa , Vila Velha
This shopping centre is on the mainland, on the other side of the 3rd bridge (no pedestrian or cycle access). There are buses but it is easier to get a taxi (BR$30 from the yacht club). Ask for a 'Prorrogacao de Prazo'.
Policia Federal NEPON
Av. Elias Miguel 316 , Centro
Opening hours: Open all day but you may have to wait for the official to return as they do big ships as well.
Although many buses pass nearby, Iit is easier to catch a taxi (approx. R$20 from the yacht club - taxis have meters).

Docking

Good charts are essential to be able to safely negotiate the Baia Espirito Santo (which has a bar running through it) and the shallow approach up to the moorings. A night approach is also possible with close attention to the lights and marks as the entrance is well marked.

Yachts with up to 2m draught should be able to enter the yacht basin where you will be directed to a berth. Visitors are often given berth on on the western arm of the yacht basin where they moor stern-to. Sufficient cable should be let out to counteract the strong onshore breeze which is typical of afternoon conditions. Yachts with deeper draught may have to anchor off and come in by tender.

There is a fairly new and well-maintained marina here, run by the yacht club, where boats pick up a stern mooring line, and tie the bow to the dock. Although it is very often full and a berth may not be available.

The most suitable anchorage is just off the yacht club, but beware of both the current and the depth on the SW side of the breakwater. An alternative anchorage is in Vitoria harbour itself, but this is not much used by yachts.

For the location of free anchoring here - see comment at bottom of page.

Last updated December 2014.

Iate Clube do Espirito Santo
Rua Coracao de Maria , Vitoria 29055-730 , Espiritu Santo, Brazil
Tel:+55 (027) 3225 0422 Fax:+55 (027) 3225 0422 ,VHF Channel 16 / 69 - UHF 68 - SSB 4431.8 / 8291.1
A very friendly club/marina. There is water and electricity on the dock, fuel is available by jerry can (be sure to check for quality first), and limited crane facilities. Wifi & laundry service available. Various trades-people are on call for help, and there is a small chandlery as well as a swimming pool.
Security is excellent if wishing to leave the boat for a while. Nice safe neighbourhood.

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Iate Clube do Espirito Santo
Rua Coracao de Maria , Vitoria 29055-730 , Espiritu Santo, Brazil
Tel:+55 (027) 3225 0422 Fax:+55 (027) 3225 0422 ,VHF Channel 16 / 69 - UHF 68 - SSB 4431.8 / 8291.1
A very friendly club/marina. There is water and electricity on the dock, fuel is available by jerry can (be sure to check for quality first), and limited crane facilities. Wifi & laundry service available. Various trades-people are on call for help, and there is a small chandlery as well as a swimming pool.
Security is excellent if wishing to leave the boat for a while. Nice safe neighbourhood.
kathmcnulty
kathmcnulty says:
Aug 02, 2015 03:02 AM

The Iate Clube de Espírito Santo is a lovely club with very welcoming members. If you decide to anchor to the wall, beware of the stern line mooring buoys. A foreign yacht was smashed against the wall in July 2015 when the mooring failed. Other cruisers have reported the moorings moving around. You are better off anchoring off, the swell is no worse or if tying to the wall, use several moorings.

ENeumeyer
ENeumeyer says:
Dec 14, 2014 02:03 PM

November 2014
Anchoring is free just east of the Yacht Club. Dinghi can be landed at Ilhe de Frade where are a lot of small wooden boats moored and on the beach.

Erwin Neumeyer
SY Saphira

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