Solomon Islands - General Info
Solomon Island dollar (SI$) of 100 cents.
International dialing code in Solomon Islands is +677.
There are 3 mobile networks operating in Solomon Islands. Coverage is limited but is being extended to smaller islands outside of the larger centres (Honiara, Auki, Gizo, Lata, Munda and Noro). Contact your service provider for further details. Local SIM cards and handsets are available.
There are several internet cafes in Honiara.
See Pacific List of Radio Nets
Please note that the Namba net only operates when there are sufficient cruisers prepared to act as net controllers. Ideally 7 people but it usually starts with 4. It starts usually sometime in June and finishes in October. The 8 meg frequency covers Vanuatu. New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and the Louisaides.
The Solomon Net, operates daily at 0800 Local time, 2100 ZULU, on 8.161
June: Pacific Arts Festival - Honiara
July: Yacht Festival - Roderick Bay, Florida Islands
Chief John Ruka and his clan have announced the dates for their 2016 Bonina Vale ni Vaka Seloga - festival of sailing yachts - for June 24 - 26, 2016. This is an intimate affair and you will quickly be enveloped in their warmth and benefit from their sincere generosity. For more information, photos and navigation tips visit their webpage at: roderickbayhideaway.sv-carina.org
Emergency - Dial 999
Fire - Dial 988
Ambulance - Dial 911
Search and Rescue - Dial 977
IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club
Solomon Islands Cruising Guide
Editor Dirk Sieling
Publisher: Island Cruising Association (www.islandcruising.co.nz)
The Solomon Islands Cruising Guide is packed with information about sailing in these beautiful islands and includes anchorages throughout the country.
The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Kitty Van Hagen
3rd Edition October 2016
See The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd Edition
The Pacific Crossing Guide
By RCC Pilotage Foundation with Ocean Cruising Club
Editors Michael Pocock and Ros Hogbin
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical; 2nd Ed (30 Sep 2003)
The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers,
South Pacific Handbook
By David Stanley
Publisher: Avalon Travel; 8Rev Ed edition (28 Jan 2005)
From lagoon swimming in the Cook Islands to witnessing the race of the banana bearers in the Heiva i Tahiti festival, travellers will find the best of the South Pacific both popular and obscure in this guidebook.
Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands
By Earl Hinz
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press; 5th Revised edition (May 2006)
The fifth edition of this sailing standard includes updated charts and text reflecting changes in regulations and facilities for most countries and specific ports of entry. New appendices include procedures for entry to Australia, which are more exacting than most Pacific landfalls, and an extensive list of information sources: cruising guidebooks, important general tourist guides, chart suppliers, and key web sites for the countries covered by "Landfalls of Paradise".
South Pacific Anchorages
By Warwick Clay
Publisher: Imray, Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Mar. 2001)
ISBN: 10-085288 482 6
Details of harbours and anchorages in the pacific south of the equator between New Guinea and South America.
Tom and Susie spent time sailing through the outer eastern islands of the Solomons in July 2015. Their website contains useful notes on anchorages visited, security and trading.
SY Bosun Bird
Nick and Jenny Coghlan made excellent cruising notes for the Solomons, available on their website.
June 2015: Publications checked.
March 2015: All formalites checked/updated.
March 2013: All formalites checked/updated.
September 2012: Clearance information confirmed by Gini of SY Marquesa.
Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
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