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 Kiribati - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +12, Canton Island UTC -11, Christmas Island UTC -10.

Electrical Supply

Voltage : 240 V

Frequency : 50 Hz

Opening Hours

Normal office hours are 8am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday.

Shopping hours are generally 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday and half day on Sundays.

Money

Australian dollar (Aus$)

There are ATMs here.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Kiribati is +686.

There are internest cafes in South Tarawa and on some of the outer islands.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Emergency - Dial 999.

Police - 192

Fire - 193

Ambulance - 194

Publications

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

Micronesia Handbook
By David Stanley Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 2nd edition (15 Jun 1989)
ISBN-13: 978-0918373243

South Pacific Handbook
By David Stanley
Publisher: Avalon Travel; 8Rev Ed edition (28 Jan 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-1566914116

South Pacific Anchorages
By Warwick Clay
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd; 2nd edition (January 1, 2001)
ISBN-13: 978-0852884829
This second edition contains numerous revisions to both text and plans. Warwick Clay's cruising guide covers the South Pacific from the Mariana Islands in the northwest across to the Galapagos in the east then down passed Easter Island to New Zealand in the Southwest. The guide covers this vast area in detail and virtually every anchorage is described with supporting plans produced from the author's own information.

The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Michael Pocock, Revised by Ros Hogbin
Publisher: Adlard Coles; 2nd edition (August 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0713661828
See the detailed review

British Admiralty Pacific Islands Pilot Vol ll (The Central Groups)
Published by UK Admiralty and available from Imray Publications (11th edn 2006)
ISBN : 9780707718330 (ref. NP061)
This covers the islands of the South-West Part of the Pacific Ocean including: Nouvelle-Calédonie and îles Loyauté Vanuata, Banks and Torres Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Fiji Islands, Samoa Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati (Gilbert and Phoenix Groups), Marshall Islands.

Kiribati Visitor's Bureau
New website 2009 with maps and a downloadable yachting and cruising guide.
For further information contact info@tourismkiribati.gov.ki

South Pacific Tourism Association

Update History

June 2013: Update on visiting outer islands from Rory Garland of SY Street Car.
April 2013: Confirmation of formalities from report by Stephen & Selena of SV Westward II.
January 2013: Departure info. updated following report from SY Streetcar.
December 2012: All links checked and updated.

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