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 Saba - General Info

Time Zone

UTC -4

Yachting Essentials

Electricity

110 V

Money

Now officially the US $ (since 2011)

Credit cards widely accepted.

Both banks have ATMs.

Effective 1 July 2015, the I cent and 2 cent EC coins will be withdrawn from circulation. The coins will no longer be valid either as consumers will not be able to conduct transactions using these coins. Persons can present the coins at any of the commercial banks which operate within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) to receive face value.

A price rounding system will be implemented within the ECCU countries for the settlement of cash transactions only, whereby the total payment, inclusive of duties, fees and taxes, will be rounded symmetrically to the nearest five cents. Non-cash payments using cheques, debit andcredit cards will not be impacted and therefore will not be rounded.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Saba is +599.

Cell phone service in Saba is provided by Eastern Caribbean Cellular, Telcell, and Cellular One out of Sint Maarten and St. Martin. Many (but not all) cell phones and brands will work on the island. On phones on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), the sims must be unlocked. Travelers may also need to switch the system that their phone is on. Phone rentals and roaming are also available.

Transport

There is a small airport with connections to Sint Maarten.

Also ferry services to Sint Maarten.

Taxis are also available.

Emergencies

Police - Dial 599-416-3237
Ambulance - Dial 599-416-3289
Fire - Dial 599-416-2222
A.M. Edwards Medical Center - Dial 599-416-3289

Publications

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

A Cruising Guide to the Lesser Antilles 2.0 (Volume II: Leeward Islands)
Author: Frank Virgintino
Published by www.freecruisingguide.com (Feb 2016)
Also available at Kindle as well as all other EPub bookstores

The Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands 2014/2015
By Chris Doyle
Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson (13th Edition)
ISBN-13: 978-0944428931
Included are over 100 up-to-date color sketch charts, full color aerial photos of most anchorages, island pictures, and detailed shore-side information covering services, restaurants, provisioning, travel basics and island history.

Grenada to The Virgin Islands
By Jacques Patuelli
Published by Imray 3rd Edition 2014
ISBN: 9781846235818
Fully illustrated with plans and photos, many of which are new for this third edition, the guide is packed with interesting and useful background information on the Caribbean; its history, tourism, geography and details on sailing in the islands.

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

Update History

August 2017: Immigration updated from oficial website.
January 2017: Clearance details updated by Gijs Klumper.
November 2016: Clearance, Immigration, Customs, fees, local customs all updated.
October 2015: Security Section updated
July 2015: Publication added
May 2015: Publications checked
April 2015 Updated information added to General/Money
February 2015: All formalities checked/updated.
February 2013: All formalities checked/updated.

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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Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Aug 16, 2017 04:05 PM

Sargassum hits Saba:
Reported by Joan Conover 10 August, 2017.
Saba has its beaches full of Sargassum weed. There is currently no solution to this problem. An online site to track Sargassum weed via satellite images is in development - lots of discussions right now about what to do about this problem.
Search "Sargassum" on noonsite for latest news items.

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