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 Statia - General Info

Time Zone

UTC -4

Money

Netherlands Antilles guilders or florins.

It is tied to the US dollar at a fixed rate of $US1 = NAFL 1.80.

Effective 1 July 2015, the I cent and 2 cent EC coins will be withdrawn from circulation.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 Statia is +599.

Mobile phone: Not compatible with GSM handsets but some US handsets can be used. Roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone companies.

Internet: Public access is available in the library.

Post: Airmail to Europe takes four to six days, surface mail four to six weeks.

Events

  1. November: Statia Day

Emergencies

Police - Dial 911
Fire Department - Dial 912
Hospital - Dial 913

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

Leeward Anchorages
By Chris Doyle
Publisher: Cruising Guide Publications (January 2011)
ISBN-13: 978- 0944428825
Leeward Anchorages, graphically, and through spectacular aerial photography, depicts dozens of favorite anchorages and harbors throughout the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. The book is to be used in conjunction with navigational charts and is a companion book of The Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands. It is an indispensable aid for the yachtsman or charterer visiting these legendary islands.

Routes and Waypoints
By Captain Pieter D. Brown
Publisher Baico Publishing Consultants Inc., Ontario, Canada (2011)
ISBN: 978-1-926596-83-9
A Navigational & Piloting Guide of Suggested Routes with Waypoints from Eastern Canada to Grenada including: the Canadian & USA E. Coasts, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Leeward & Windward Islands.
Read Review here

The Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands
By Chris Doyle
Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson (13th edition (November 30, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0944428931
This thirteenth edition covers the islands from Anguilla to Dominica, and is an essential tool for all cruisers sailing this region. 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.

A Thinking Mans Guide to Voyages South - the many facets of Caribbean Cruising
Author: Frank Virgintino
Published: 3rd Edition January 2013
ISBN 9781304133847
Covers routes to the Caribbean from N. America and cruising routes around the Caribbean, and looks at all aspects of preparation, weather and Gulf Stream information, safety and security and local knowledge
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

Grenada to the Virgin Islands
By Jacques Patuelli
Publisher Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson- 3rd Edition 2014
ISBN 9781846235818
This edition covers each island between Grenada and Barbados to the Virgin Islands and is a translation from Jacques Patuelli's original French version with pilotage notes, tourist information, formalities and facilities

Statia Tourist Office: http://www.statia-tourism.com/

Update History

August 2017: Immigration updated.
March 2017: Fees updated by Bob and Lesley.
October 2016: Clearance fees updated by Christian Kleitsch and all formalities confirmed as up to date.
July 2015: Publication - Grenada to the VIs - added.
May 2015: Publications checked.
April 2015: Updated information added to General/Money.
January 2013: Formalities update from Steven Verbiest of SY Pikuditu.
January 2013: All links checked and 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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bobnlesley
bobnlesley says:
Mar 21, 2017 07:46 PM

No National Park Moorings to be seen now though the holding seems good and the Harbour Authority's check-in/out fees are now at $35 (for two people on a 35' yacht). Contrary to the Doyle Pilot Guide you can now clear out up to 24-hours before departure and you'd be well advised to do so; whilst posted Office hours are 08:00-17:00, we found that 09:30 to 15:30 were nearer to the actual hours.

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