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 Falkland Islands - General Info

Time Zone

UTC -3 (all year, permanent daylight saving time)

Outside Stanley, some communities operate on a local time zone at UTC -4.

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 240 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Money

Falklands pound (£). This is not legal tender in the UK, but pounds sterling can be used in the Falklands. Money can be exchanged at the Standard Chartered Bank, Ross Road, Port Stanley. Falklands £s cannot be changed for sterling or other currencies outside of the islands.

Many retail outlets accept credit cards and you can obtain cash advances on credit and debit cards at the bank (but not American Express or Diners Club etc..)

Communications

International Dialing Code for Falkland Islands is +500.

There is no internet café, however, several of the hotels and guesthouses in Stanley, the Tourist Information Jetty Centre and some shops offer internet facilities. There is only limited mobile phone coverage in the Falklands which presently only covers the top half of East Falkland.

Cellphone coverage is expanding around the islands and now includes basic data capability via GPRS EDGE technology. If you phone is not locked to a network you can buy a local SIM card.

Emergencies

Emergencies - call 999

Publications

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

Falkland Island Shores
By Ewen Southby-Tailyour
Publisher: Imray - Edition: 1st (1985, Supp 1st 1996)
ISBN-13: 978-0851773414
This original book, with extensive details about the Falklands, was originally written by Ewen Southby-Tailyour. Peter & Annie Hill have now written a pilot supplemant which comes with the book. It includes details on the numerous anchorages with many new supporting sketch plans, and advise on living in the Islands in a small yacht.

Supplement to Falkland Island Shores
By Pete & Annie Hill
Publisher: Imray - 1st Edition 1996
ISBN: 0-9527771-8

Falkland Islands Tourist Board
Contact via web-based form.
Falkland Sailing
Falkland Sailing has been created to serve the international sailing community and local enthusiasts. They hope to build a database of information on harbours, anchorages, and other information which may be of interest to sailors.

Update History

June 2017: Formalities checked and updated. Links updated.
June 2015: Formalities checked. Note to UKFCO re broken links.
May 2015: Publications checked
November 2013: Updates from Chris Harris, a local sailor.
June 2013: Formalities updated and Permit website link changed.
January 2013: Wed addresses checked.
November 2012: Updated link for Island information from Jim.
May 2012: Updated permit information for cruising between Argentina and the Falklands with information from David Lowrie, 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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