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By No owner — last modified Oct 05, 2015 11:54 AM

 Mayotte - Profile

Facts

  • Update August 2016: An outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in Reunion and Rodrigues has resulted in strict food import restrictions. See this Noonsite report.
  • Mayotte Island is geographically part of the Comoros archipelago, a small group of islands lying between the northern tip of Madagascar and East Africa in the Indian Ocean.
  • As of 1st January 2014 Mayotte became ‘an outermost region’ of the European Union. It is an overseas administrative department of France and the French Navy maintain a naval base on the island.
  • The island is surrounded by reefs and the main harbour at Dzaoudzi is very well-protected. There are many anchorages inside the reef and diving is excellent.
  • Some repair facilities are available in Dzaoudzi. Supplies are better than in the neighbouring Comoros and most imported goods are French.
  • The other three islands in the group, Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan, now form the independent republic of Comoros.

Security

Noonsite has previously received more than one report about the increase of crime and violence on the island, and how this is affecting visiting yachts. However, there have been no reports in the last 2 years.

It would be wise to take the usual precautions to protect your dinghy and outboard and to secure the boat against intruders.

For a summary list of previous reports, see here

Last updated August 2015.

Weather

The climate is tropical, with two seasons, the dry season lasting from May to October, with an average temperature of 75°F (24°C), and the rainy season from November to April, when both temperature and humidity are higher. The cyclone season is from December to March.

The local weather forecast (out of Reunion island) is broadcast daily by "Charlie Tango" (the port captain) on 6216.0 kHz USB.

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

Main Ports

Dzaoudzi * , Mamoudzou

* indicates port of entry

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Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
Oct 05, 2015 11:54 AM

Posted on behalf of Brian Simm
All paperwork is shore based and free. Entry and exit forms are held by yacht club 200 m to the left of the ferry landing at Dzoudri. ( open 11 am to 8 pm ) visits to airport for immigration and to customs are needed on arrival and departure.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Dec 09, 2013 01:54 PM

http://www.sailingadventureworldwide.com/index_htm_files/ACHM/index.htm
We are here in the moment and having a great time with this French people... the ACHM club is fully supporting us and give great service...
Greetings, Hans

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