This northernmost island of the Maldives has become a popular stopover for yachts en route from Sri Lanka to the Red Sea.
Position 07° 04'56"N, 72° 55'08"E
See Maldives Clearance for main clearance information.
See Maldives Clearance Agents for a list of agents in Uligamu.
Clearance is now possible here and the authorities are reported to be very welcoming. Arriving yachts should call Customs on VHF 16.
There are strict restrictions on visiting ashore: visitors may not go ashore between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., no alcohol may be taken ashore, women must be properly dressed, and no islanders may board a boat.
Cruisers report that it is cheaper to enter the Maldives via Uligamu than Male.
No agent is required if staying less than 3 days.
Last updated August 2015.
Anchor in 5m in clear sand just NW of a new harbour breakwater on the west side of the island, or further off in greater depths. If the wind is coming from the NW you should anchor off the south east side of the island.
Uligamu anchoring fee is free for the first 15 days and then just less than $4 per day.
Last updated August 2015.
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