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 Brazil - Eastern coast (north of Rio de Janeiro)

Eastern coast (north of Rio de Janeiro)

Abrolhos Reefs

Buzios

Cabedelo *

Cabo Frio

Caravelas

Guarapari

Ilha de Itaparica

Ilheus/Malhado *

Macae *

Maceio *

Marau

Morro do Sao Paolo

Natal *

Niteroi

Recife *

Rio de Janeiro *

Salvador de Bahia *

Vitoria *

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banuD
banuD says:
Oct 03, 2016 01:23 PM

We're on anchor in ıtaparica for almost 4 months now, and havent been anywhere else so comfortable so far. You can leave your dinghy at marina, get fresh water for free, and people are very friendly if you're friendly. Had no safety problems so far, however we lock the boat as been warned by many people. It's also lovely to sail around, to Rio Paraguacu, Tororo waterfall etc..Nature is amazing, loved it all...Just finding yatching equipments even in Salvador is very very difficult. So if anyone has any experience finding rigging materials, would be great to learn.
banu, S/Y Gezi

svRevelations.com
svRevelations.com says:
Jul 16, 2015 01:28 AM

We spend 5 months in Brazil and thoroughly enjoyed it! Three months at Terminal Nautico, Salvador, two weeks in Recife and four weeks at Jacare Village Marina in Cabedelo. Nor once did we feel threatened in any way nor did we encounter any difficulties. Everybody was helpful and mostly went out of their way to be of assistance. We extensively sailed around the Salvador (Bahia de Todos Santos) area and visited many popular and remote anchorages. We hired a vehicle and drove over 2400 kilometers visiting many inland towns and villages. Everywhere we went, we met generous and helpful people across the entire spectrum - rich and poor, old and young. Marcello Brochini from Bahia Boats in Salvador went out of his way to show us more of Brazilian life - he can also assist in importing spare parts and yacht equipment duty free. Crime is certainly not as common some people would want you to believe and we have seen far worse in some sophisticated first world countries. Learn a few Portuguese words (hardly anybody can speak English), relax, take it easy, mix with the laid back Brazilian people, don't expect things done in a rush, make sure to stock up on their Cachaca - you will have a great time and then some more!

kathmcnulty
kathmcnulty says:
May 18, 2015 02:34 AM

Salvador and Bahia de Todos Santos are brilliant. Everyone is friendly, welcoming and helpful. We have been here two months and loved every minute. We have stayed at the Terminal Nautica in Salvador and sailed to many places in the bay. We have visited many places in Salvador by bus and on foot and been to Chapada Diamantina NP. We have felt safe and had no problems - only friendship and generosity. Come to Brazil, you'll love it. Don't let the security column put you off, just take the precautions you would anywhere. And learn a bit of Brazilian on the crossing, it will go a long way. Kath, Caramor, Salvador de Bahia

Thomas Rupp
Thomas Rupp says:
Mar 30, 2015 11:20 AM

I'm in Itiparica since one week. During this time one boat was boarded during the night and robbed (the owners and their dog were on the boat sleeping and the boat was open, they noticed the theft the next morning),
one couple were attacked by 4 locals with machetes whilst on the beach to the left of the marina during the afternoon, and their bag was stolen and one boat was boarded during the day while the owners were at the marina. Luckily another boat noticed the thieves on board and chased them in their dinghy.
Whilst these thieves were caught and hopefully the nightmare is over, cruisers should be careful.
All of the involved boats are in the anchorfield directly outside the marina.
I will tell the 3 couples about noonsite and see if they can send in first-hand reports.
Tom
Itiparica, 30.03.2015

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