This northernmost island of the Maldives has become a popular stopover for yachts en route from Sri Lanka to the Red Sea.
See Maldives Clearance for main clearance information.
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's $100 cheaper to enter the Maldives via Uligamu than Male.
Last updated June 2013.
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 $4 for the first 15 days and then $4 per day.
Last updated November 2011.
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