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 Guam - Profile

Facts

  • Guam is the largest and most populous island of Micronesia, a modern, Americanised metropolis and home to an important US military base.
  • It is geographically the southernmost of the Mariana Islands, but forms a separate unit from the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Guam is an Unincorporated Territory of the United States. Guam's close relations with the USA, and its role as a crossroads and distribution centre for the rest of Micronesia because of its air links, makes it rather different from the rest of the Pacific.
  • Cruising yachts will indeed find in Guam a contrasting atmosphere to the one they have experienced in other islands. The pace is faster, the buildings taller and everything can be fixed if one is prepared to pay the price. Guam is used by many American sailors as a long-term base, especially as US citizens can work in Guam without a permit.

Weather

The climate is warm and humid. From January to April the NE trades blow, while from July to November it is rainy and stormy. Typhoons can occur at any time but most likely between July and November.

National Weather Service
NOAA agency that covers weather forecasts and severe weather warnings for the USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.

For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page

Main Ports

Apra Harbour * , Hagatna

* indicates port of entry

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Mike Riley Riley
Mike Riley Riley says:
Mar 23, 2015 02:46 AM

The Marianas Yacht Club charges $7 US a day in 2015. This does not include a mooring. If fact even though moorings are available, you may not take one. You are required to anchor far from the yacht club, even though there is space closer.

As an option, Palau costs $50US/ month for a mooring, food prices are the same, you can walk to town. There are many places to cruise in Palau, there is no where to cruise in Guam.

Paul tudor-stack
Paul tudor-stack says:
Mar 02, 2015 02:47 AM

There are only two places to anchor in Apra Harbour - off the Marianis Yacht Club or inside Port of Refuge. The anchorage off the MYC is a little exposed but otherwize fine. In 2015 the MYC charges $7US per day for use of their facilities, phone, hot shower, 24 hr wifi, secure parking, potable water, rubbish disposal and temporary membership. A mooring is included if one is available. Port of Refuge has no faciities other than water. There is no public transport and a taxi to town costs around $70. Hiring a car is the only option and can be hired for $30 per day (plus $15 per day insurance).

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