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 Haiti - General Info

Time Zone

UTC -5.

Electrical Supply

Voltage: 110 V

Frequency: 60 Hz

Money

Gourde (Gde) of 100 centimes. US currency also circulates.

Credit cards are widely accepted.

At least one local bank has ATMs in Port au Prince, but take care as there have been reports of accounts being over charged..

Communications

International Dialing Code for Haiti is +509.

There are no roaming agreements with other cell phone networks.

Internet cafes are available in towns.

Post office hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-20:00, Sat 08:30-12:00. Letters posted after 09:00 will not be despatched until the following working day.

Transport

Public transport in Haiti consists mainly of “tap-taps” that run regular routes within urban areas and between towns in the countryside. A handful of public buses exist in the capital. Neither is considered reliable nor safe.

Regular marked taxis are nonexistent.

Diplomatic Missions

Events

Carnival, three days before Ash Wednesday

Emergencies

Emergencies:

Ambulance - Dial 118
Police - Dial 114

Publications

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

The Haiti Cruising Guide - 2.0
www.haiticruisingguide.com (free download)
Free Cruising Guide produced September 2010 and updated Spring 2012 by Frank Virgintino (author of the Jamaica and DR Free Cruising Guides). The only complete guide to Haiti. Read more here.

A Thinking Mans Guide to Voyages South - the many facets of Caribbean Cruising
Author: Frank Virgintino
Published: 3rd Edition January 2013
Available as a Kindle version at www.amazon.com as well as other EPub bookstores.
The latest edition of this route planner is larger than ever. For more details see this report

The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South
By Bruce Van Sant
Publisher: Bruce Van Sant and Cruising Guide Publications; 9 edition (November 15, 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-0944428795
More information available from www.ThornlessPath.com/

Cruising Guide to the Caribbean
By William T. Stone
Publisher: Sheridan House; Rev Rep edition (August 21, 1998)
ISBN-13: 978-0924486579

Lonely Planet Guide to Haiti

Friends of Ile A Vache Haiti
A non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable economic development, reaching out to the public to raise funds for its many projects currently under operation on Ile a Vache.

Update History

April 2014: Formalities updates with information from Frank Virgintino. 
April 2014: Facts and security updates following visit to Haiti by Frank Virgintino - author of the Haiti Free Cruising Guide.
May 2013: Fees update from Steve Stevens who cruised N Haiti.
December 2012: Country Profile updated with information about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, October 2012.

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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roark.hennessy@gmail.com
roark.hennessy@gmail.com says:
Mar 21, 2014 01:01 PM

We recently visited Haiti on our journey through the windward passage. We are thankful for the guidance that Frank V. gave us on where to stop. If you happen to be traveling the same route, you should stop at the small fishing village just under the northern peninsula. It breaks up the long sail, and is a good place to rest. The people in the village are extremely nice, and very helpful. Nobody asked us for money or bothered us in anyway. There was a gentlemen name College who spoke pretty good english. He asked me to convey the real needs of the village where supplies. Especially things like paint (for the school), pens, pencils, and paper (for the kids), used or old sails for the fishermen, etc. After our initial anchoring, we were greeted by the fishermen, and taken ashore by College and his brother. We were given a tour of the village, and then played limbo, and jump rope with the children. It was an awesome visit. The anchorage is good for any easterlies, but it can be a bit rolly. Email Frank for the coordinates.

Roark&Sheri
s/v Island Pearl

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Mar 21, 2014 02:46 PM

For Frank's contact details, see Haiti Cruising Guide (free) under Publications - http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Haiti?rc=GeneralInfo#Publications

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