Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
The global site for cruising sailors
Sections
You are here: Home / Countries / USA
By No owner — last modified Aug 08, 2014 09:19 PM

 USA - General Info

Time Zone

There are 6 time zones in use by the States of America. Eastern time at -4 UTC, Central time (-5 UTC), Mountain Time (-6 UTC), Pacific time (-7 UTC), Alaska (-8 UTC) and Hawaii and the Aleutian Islands at -10 UTC.

In most states, from the 2nd Sunday in March to the 1st Sunday in November, one hour is added.

Electrical Supply

Voltage: 120 V

Frequency: 60 Hz

Money

US dollar (US$)

Communications

See Pacific List of Radio Nets

International Dialing Code for USA is +1 + city/area code.

Upon arrival in the US, insert your Simcard in your phone - different rates in different areas apply.

Diplomatic Missions

Events

OPSAIL: Established in 1961, Operation Sail was designed to promote good will and cooperation between countries while providing sail training and celebrating maritime history. While the tall ships form the centerpiece of the event, smaller sailing vessels also participate. Six Op Sail events have been held to date, in 1964, 1976, 1986, 1992, 2000 and 2012.

Held at various cities on the East Coast, the event culminates in the Parade of Ships on the Hudson River and in New York harbor on July 4, Independence Day.

See website for regulations on transiting associated waterways; New York City, Norfolk, Baltimore, Boston & New London.

www.opsail.org

Coho Ho Ho
Seattle to San Deigo Sailing Rally
Departing Puget Sound August 12 2013 (first year), sailing to San Francisco, then to San Diego.

Emergencies

Emergencies - Dial 911 (free of charge from public phone boxes)

Publications

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

The Department of the Treasury, US Customs Service, Washington DC 20229, publish leaflets on the various import restrictions, as well as details on import duty.

High Latitude Sailing
Explore the cold waters of the world
Published June 2014
By Jon Amtrup - Co-author Bob Shepton
$US 9.99
Kindle version available on amazon.com
Printed version to be published later this year (paperback soon to follow).

Arctic and Northern Waters (RCCPF)
Including Faroe, Iceland and Greenland - New 2014
By Andrew Wilkes
ISBN 9781846235030
Publisher: Imray
Price: £60.00
A major new work from the RCC Pilotage Foundation, this pilot covers the Northwest and Northeast Passages through the Arctic Ocean. The RCCPF website has supplementary information to this guide free to download.

Addicted to Adventure - Between rocks and cold places
Published May 2014
By Bob Shepton
Publisher: Bloomsbury
£11.69 
Battling Atlantic storms, losing a mast in Antarctica, sailing the Arctic, skiing across remote regions, climbing and sailing through the North West Passage.

Pacific Boating Almanac, Pacific Northwest & Alaska
By Peter L. Griffes
Publisher: Western Marine Enterprises (Nov 1995)
ISBN-13: 978-0930030872

Salish Sea Pilot's Guide to the West Coast San Juan Islands
By Jim Burgoyne - published 2013
Free at www.salishseapilot.com

US Pacific Coast - Seattle WA to San Diego
By Charles and Margo Wood
Publisher - Charlies Charts -5th Edition (2008)
ISBN 9780968637043
This cruising guide is a proven reference for safe navigation of the challenges for travel along the US Pacific Coast. It clearly describes the choices of routes for travel along the coast: harbor-hopping, inshore and offshore routes and discusses weather, crossing bars and safety issues. A safe approach to all major facilities is described and sketched in detail as well as the anchorages in the Channel Islands. Many cruisers have found the detailed information invaluable when approaching both planned stop-overs or when making an unexpected approach to the coast as a result of engine or equipment failure or a health emergency. Detailed drawings of marina facilities takes the worry out of approaching an unfamiliar marina especially if the crew is fatigued following a tiring spell at sea.

The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Michael Pocock, Revised by Ros Hogbin
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical - 2nd edition (August 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0713661828
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, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instil confidence in those about to depart. This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers. It discusses major route options from east to west and back again, including the classic South Pacific crossing, which takes in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world: The Marquesas, Bora Bora & Fiji. The second edition, now in full colour, has been revised to include: More information on the seasonal aspects of Pacific weather, including the El Nino phenomenon Further details on crossing the North Pacific, including an expanded section on Japan and notes on reaching Alaska by way of the Aleutian Islands Updates on communication possibilities afloat and ashore, including e-mail options See the detailed review

Charlie's Charts of the U.S. Pacific Coast: Seattle, Washington, to San Diego, California, including the Channel Islands
Publisher: Charlies Charts - 16th Edition (Revised 2012)
ISBN:9780983331933
16th Edition Revision by Captain Holly Scott and Jo Russell This cruising guide is a proven reference for safe navigation of the challenges for travel along the US Pacific Coast. It clearly describes the choices of routes for travel along the coast: harbour-hopping, inshore and offshore routes and also discusses weather, crossing bars and safety issues. A safe approach to all major facilities is described and sketched in detail as well as the anchorages in the Channel Islands. Many cruisers have found the detailed information invaluable when approaching both planned stop-overs or when making an unexpected approach to the coast. Detailed drawings of marina facilities take the worry out of approaching an unfamiliar marina, especially if the crew is fatigued following a tiring spell at sea.

Southern California Channel Islands
Free download from the RCC Pilotage Foundation Website el_islands_complete.pdf
By Francis Hawkings - 2007

Cruising Ports: Florida to California Via Panama
by John Rains
Publisher: Point Loma Publishing (April 1, 1999)
ISBN-13: 978-0963847003
Long-range boaters (power & sail) love the expanded 4th edition of Cruising Ports, because it gives deeper details and improved charts of this popular cruising adventure -- the 5,500-mile route between FL and CA via the Panama Canal (written for either direction of travel). Expanded to 320 fact-filled pages, 92 large photos, 38 nautical charts (DMA/NOAA-type), 100s of GPS waypoints, it covers the beautiful coasts of Mexico, the Sea of Cortez, Guatemala, Central America, Costa Rica, Panama, your canal transit, and the Western Caribbean route, including the islands of San Andres & Providencia, Roatan, the Rio Dulce cruising grounds, the Yucatan cruising grounds, including the islands of Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and more. Ft. Lauderdale and San Diego are embarcation points.

A Complete Cruising Guide to the Down East Circle Route
By Capt. Cheryl Barr
Publisher: Yacht Pilot Publishing
Covers the Hudson River, Erie Canal, E Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Bras d'Or Lakes

A Cruising Guide to the New England Coast
By Roger F. Duncan, W. Wallace Fenn, Paul W.l Fenn, John P. Ware
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (August 1995)
ISBN-13: 978-0393036398
First published in 1936, this work provides a guide to the cruising waters of the New England coast, as well as the Hudson River, Long Island Sound and the coast of New Brunswick. This edition provides up-to-date information such as weather, tides, geography, pump-out stations and historical sites.

Cruising the Chesapeake
By Abraham Stone and Hart
Publisher: Putnam (March 22, 1989)
ISBN-13: 978-0399150036

A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast
By Hank & Jan Taft
Publisher: Diamond Pass Publishing (1996)
ISBN-13: 978-0964924611
Filled with vital information and charts of more than 530 harbours, anchorages and gunkholes on Maine's ragged coast.

Cruising Guide to Coastal South Carolina & Georgia
By Claiborne Young
Publisher: John F. Blair Publisher; 6 edition (May 30, 2007)
ISBN-13: 978-0895873439
The only cruising guide devoted exclusively to South Carolina and Georgia, this book covers almost every body of water along the coast as far inland as it is safe to navigate. The guide includes maps, historical summaries, coastal folklore, listings of coastal marinas and their services, and tips on shoreside attractions.

The Georgia Coast
By Tom and Nancy Zydler
Publisher: Seaworthy Publications - 1st Edition
ISBN: 189239075
Famous cruising couple Tom and Nancy Zydler have completely charted and described the complex Georgia coast in this new guide book. Filled with detailed information, charts, photos and tables, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written about coastal Georgia.

Cruising Guide To The Northern Gulf Coast: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
By Claiborne Young
Publisher: Pelican Publishing; 4 edition (August 31, 2003)
ISBN-13: 978-1589800939
This completely updated cruising guide covers the waters that stretch from Apalachicola, Florida, to Grand Isle, Louisiana. For the first time, this edition includes additional access information to Grand Isle, Barataria, the Chandeleur Islands, and the Harvey Canal in the Mississippi Delta. Like all of Young’s guides, "Cruising Guide to the Northern Gulf Coast" combines expert navigational advice with candid evaluations of facilities, marinas, restaurants, and other shoreside attractions.

Cruising Guide to Western Florida
By Claiborne Young
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company; 5 edition (August 2000)
ISBN-13: 978-1565547377
Western Florida offers a tranquil alternative to the fast-paced lifestyle of the eastern coast. From the slow-moving Manatee River to the wide-open spans of Tampa Bay to the multitude of islands and inlets between Cape Sable and Naples, Claiborne S Young leads readers both to the untouched beauty of the area and to its popular resorts and marinas.

A Gunkholer's Cruising Guide to Florida's West Coast
By Tom Lenfestey
Publisher: Great Outdoors Pub Co; 12 edition (October 2003)
ISBN-13: 978-0820001357

Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida
By Claiborne Young
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company; 4th edition (May 2000)
ISBN-13: 978-1565547360
Hailed by sailors as the standard and best guide on the subject. In this updated third edition, the reader will find firsthand information on water and port conditions including navigation depths and dockside facilities.

East Coast of Florida: Ports of Call & Anchorages
By Thomas Henschel - Robert Hale
Publisher: Mile High Publications (2006)
ISBN: 0-9704068-4-3
Covers Florida from its northern border near Fernandina Beach to Miami. Full page aerial photo on right-hand page shows harbor entrances and marinas. Left hand page points out all the services, restaurants, amenities, much more.

Cruising the Florida Keys
By Capt. Frank Papy
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co(Aug 2002)
ISBN-13: 978-1565540262
This book provides reliable instructions and lively commentary about travelling from the Port of Miami all the way to the Dry Tortugas. Boaters may choose one of two routes to the Florida Keys, the inside route via the Intracoastal Waterway or the offshore option through Hawk Channel. In both cases, the authors pinpoint and assess obstructions, anchorages, marinas, fuel supplies, and other facilities for cruisers. The book also contains first-hand evaluations of restaurants, cultural attractions, and historical sites, including the many things to see and do in Key West.

Florida Keys and Everglades Cruising Guide
By Captain Freya Rausher
Publisher: Wescott Cove Pub Co (June 1997)
ISBN-13: 978-0918752246
Comprehensive guide to this popular cruising area, 256 pages, 129 photos, 56 sketch charts, street maps, GPS waypoints and course lines to aid in navigation, covering Biscayne Bay, Hawk Channel, the shallow inside route, including the area from Miami to Key West and on to the Dry Tortugas, the Marquesas, Flamingo, Everglades City and points between. Details too on the best places for snorkeling and diving, fishing, beaches, entertainment and sightseeing.

Cruising Guide to the Florida Keys
By Cpt Frank Papy
Publisher: Cruising Guide Publications
ISBN: 9780961983857
This revised 12th edition covering the keys from Miami to Key West, includes aerial and satellite photos, detailed charts, list of marinas, artificial reefs, chartering, tips on provisioning, and cruise planning, as well as Florida's West Coast supplement and tide tables.

The Florida Keys Ports of Call & Anchorages
By Thomas A. Henschel
Publisher: Mile High Publishing & Graphics (December 2003)
ISBN-13: 978-0970406828
This is the only Florida Keys book that features full page color aerial photographs and text of the most popular ports of call and anchorages throughout this famed chain of islands presented in a coffee-table styled book that are useful for navigation or a memento of a special vacation.

The Great Book of Anchorages Series
The Chesapeake Bay (including the Potomac River) 
Hampton Roads and Norfolk to The Florida Keys (including the St. Johns River)
The Bahamas – The Route Most Traveled
The Gulf Coast, Cape Sable, FL to Mobile, AL, Including the Okeechobee Waterway
By Chuck Baier and Susan Landry, Beach House Publications
Find out more at http://tgboa.com/home.html
These books of anchorages, are simply that, nothing more than anchorages, complete with details and easy-to-use chartlets.

Dozier's Waterway Guide 2009 Southern Edition
By Gary Reich, Waterway Guide Publications
Publisher: Jack Dozier; Spi edition (October 15, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-0979793738
Updated annually, WATERWAY GUIDE 2009 Southern edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring Florida s East coast, the St. Johns River, the Okeechobee Waterway, the Keys, Floridas West coast and the Gulf of Mexico to Brownville, Texas. The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information, and expanded Goin Ashore articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts, and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.

Waterway Guides offer the most up-to-date and accurate cruising guides available for southbound cruisers.
- The Southern Edition is for boaters cruising Florida's east coast, the St. John's River, the Okeechobee Waterway, the Keys, Florida's west coast and the Gulf of Mexico to Brownsville, Texas.
- The Chesapeake Edition covers Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic coast from Cape May, N.J., to Norfolk, Va.
- The Atlantic Intercoastal covers the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, Va., to Jacksonville, Fla.
More at www.waterwayguide.com

Chartracker to the Intracoastal Waterway: Norfolk to Jacksonville
By Katherine Glampietro Redmond
Publisher: Seaworthy Publications Inc. (February 1999)
ISBN-13: 978-1892399007
Exceptionally detailed index to ICW ports and features, a wealth of information about shore facilities, including locations by statute mile markers, and some sound advice from the author, a frequent ICW voyager, Chartracker is a useful companion for the trip south on the Intracoastal

The Intracoastal Waterway - Norfolk to Miami
By Jan and Bill Moeller
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 5 edition (October 28, 2003)
ISBN-13: 978-0071422116
The only one-volume guide to piloting the entire protected East Coast waterway, The Intracoastal Waterway, Norfolk to Miami is updated to reflect changes in channels and shoreside facilities. Offering accurate navigation advice, the Moellers describe more than 300 marinas and nearly 100 opening bridges and provide concise instructions for negotiating more than 100 tested anchorages.

A range of Guides to inland waterways, including the Intracoastal Waterway, published by Skipper Bob Publications

A Thinking Mans Guide to Voyages South - the many facets of Caribbean Cruising
Author: Frank Virgintino
Published: June 2011
Free download at: www.freecruisingguide.com
See noonsite review here

The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South
By Bruce van Sant
Publisher: Cruising Guide Publications -9th Edition
ISBN: 9780944428795
This guide is considered the Bible by many cruising yachtsmen travelling between Florida and Venezuela. Includes many sketch charts and GPS coordinates, plus a wealth of information for the sailor who would rather take it slow and easy en route to paradise.

The Sea of Cortes - A Cruiser's Guide
By Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer
Published by Blue Latitude Press (2008)
ISBN 978-0-9800901-0-9
See the details in the Noonsite review

North to Alaska - Victoria BC to Glacier Bay
By Charles and Margo Wood
Publisher Charlies Charts - 5th Edition 2008
ISBN 9780968637050
This cruising guide provides navigation information for a boater departing from Victoria and traveling along the British Columbia and Southeast Alaskan coasts following the protected waters of the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay, Alaska. It is divided into eight sections with full-color photographs and a sketched chart indicating marinas or anchorages where a cruising boat with a speed of 6 knots can find moorage as it travels along the coast. Each location has a detailed sketch and description of a safe approach, recommended anchorages and shore facilities. Crucial portions such as the transit of passes and the passage of Cape Caution are given particular attention with guidelines for timing and recommended routes. A customized weather map provides excellent information. For cruisers unable to make the entire trip to Alaska shorter trips to spectacular areas on the coast are described such as to Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound, Broughton Archipelago, Fiordland Recreation Area, Kitimat and the Kitlope.

Charlie's Charts North to Alaska
By Charles and Margo Wood
Publisher: Polymath Energy Consultants Ltd. (September 2004)
ISBN-13: 978-0968637050
This cruising guide provides current information on the passes, critical passages, anchorages and marinas found on the coast from Victoria, British Columbia to Glacier Bay, Alaska. Seaview land profiles and spectacular color photographs bring highlight the varied scenery found on this beautiful coast. Fuel stations, pump-outs and the location of natural and artificial reefs can be seen on each chart. Side-trips of interest are included such as the Gulf Islands, Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound, Fiordland, Kitimat the the Kitlope. Information on changes is inserted in each guide in the form of an addenda that is also posted on our website for down-loading at any time. Complete and updated sources of weather forecasts are given for Canadian and Alaskan waters.

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

US Customs

US Department of State

NOAA's On-Line Chart Viewer
NOAA’s 1,000-plus U.S. coastal and Great Lakes nautical charts are viewable here on-line.

Marine weather around US coasts

South California - Newport Beach Marinas Guide
The guide is posted on the city’s website under the “visitors” tab.

Florida by Water
Lists over 1500 locations accessible by boat (Marinas, Boat Ramps, Restaurants, Hotels etc.), plus weather, tide data, blogs, forums ....

Boat U.S. - 2013 Florida Anchoring Information
In 2009, several changes were made to Florida law that increased recreational boaters’ ability to anchor within the state. This law also outlined a temporary pilot mooring and anchoring program to allow five localities around Florida to regulate anchoring within their jurisdictions. This informatoin sheet is intended to help boaters and local law enforcement understand Florida’s anchoring and mooring laws, and the status of the mooring pilot project.

Gulf Oil Spill Resource
Provided by Boat Owners Association of The United States (Boat U.S.)

Sail Miami

www.marinalife.com
A useful site offering region specific Navigational Notices via email.

www.sunstonesailing.com A useful report on their visit to Alaska.

Atlantic to Great Lakes - Choosing your Great Loop route
The Waterway Guide looks at the planning for this route.
Sailing to Alaska
Seattle to Alaska and back, and everything inbetween. Three months, 4000 miles. Derek Hillen and his young family undertook this trip during the Summer of 2013 and his article is wonderful reading for anyone considering this trip.
Salty Southeast Cruisers Net
Up-to-date information about cruising southeastern United States and the Bahamas.

Update History

April 2014: Information on obtaining a zarpe added.
February 2014: All formalities checked and updated.
May 2012: Information about SVRS added to clearance.
May 2012: Clearance info. re arriving from Cuba updated.
April 2012: Immigration info. updated.
March 2012: Various marinas in Charleston (SC) & Florida entered

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.

Share |
Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
May 14, 2014 10:46 PM

Posted on behalf of Ann Lange
This is for Canadian cruisers wanting to enter the U.S. from the Caribbean. We sailed up from Brazil - Trinidad - north through the Caribbean to BVI's. We had no problems what so ever getting into the USVI's, just the normal paper work. We asked if we could purchase a U.S. cruising permit in the USVI's, the answer was no but we could obtain it in Puerto Rico. We sailed into San Juan without phoning or anything and once we found the Customs and Border Protection office on the south side of the main harbour they issued us a one year cruising permit. It cost us $37.00 USD in April of 2014, this allows us to cruise anywhere in the U.S. including any protectorates. We found this process very simple and easy compared with all the rumours we had heard.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Aug 08, 2014 09:18 PM

A Summer Wilderness Cruise in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Read this great report by SY Seal (August 2014) at SAIL Magazine.
http://www.sailmagazine.com/cruising-grounds/summer-wilderness-cruise-prince-william-sound

Global Sponsor

www.pantaenius.com

USA
Alaska
East Coast
Florida
West Coast
Profile
Facts
Security
Weather
Main Ports
Formalities
Clearance
Immigration
Customs
Health
Documents
Fees
Restrictions
Local Customs
Clearance Agents
Pets
General Info
Time Zone
Electrical Supply
Opening Hours
Money
Communications
Transport
Diplomatic Missions
Events
Emergencies
Publications
Links
Update History
Countries
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Ascension Island
Australia
Azores
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Bosnia
Bouvetoya
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Canary Islands
Cape Verdes
Cayman Islands
Chagos
Channel Islands
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos Keeling
Colombia
Comoros
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Easter Island
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Subantarctic Territory
Galapagos
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Hawaii
Heard, McDonald & Macquarie Islands
Honduras
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Juan Fernandez Islands
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Lithuania
Macau
Madagascar
Madeira
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Marion & Prince Edward Island
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
Nicaragua
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas
Norway
Oman
Palau (Belau)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Island
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion Island
Romania
Russia
Saba
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
South Korea
Spain
Spanish Virgin Islands
Sri Lanka
St Barts
St Helena
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Martin
St Pierre & Miquelon
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Statia
Subantarctic & Southern Ocean Islands
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks & Caicos
Tuvalu
US Virgin Islands
USA
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Add/Update Your Business
If you would like your business to be listed, or the details are wrong, please update your business
Related Reports
USA: Immigration Problems of which to be Aware

USA: Immigration Problems of which to be Aware (04 Sep 2014)

New Publications for Cold Water Cruising

New Publications for Cold Water Cruising (19 Jun 2014)

Report Icon

Entry into the United States on a British registered vessel (16 Jun 2014)

Accurate Information for Yachtsmen Entering the USA

Accurate Information for Yachtsmen Entering the USA (09 Mar 2014)

Report Icon

Gulf Stream Weather (13 Dec 2013)

New York Harbour: New NOAA Chart Provides Post-Sandy Updates

New York Harbour: New NOAA Chart Provides Post-Sandy Updates (06 Dec 2013)

Report Icon

USA: Change to MARPOL Garbage Regulations (29 Nov 2013)

USA & Canadian Citizens: Is DAN Insurance an option?

USA & Canadian Citizens: Is DAN Insurance an option? (04 Nov 2013)

Report Icon

Pacific - List of Radio Nets (23 Sep 2013)

Sevenstar Sailings this Autumn from the Med to the Caribbean

Sevenstar Sailings this Autumn from the Med to the Caribbean (16 Jul 2013)

Report Icon

Sevenstar Yacht Transport strengthens their commitment in the West Coast, North American market. (04 Apr 2013)

Report Icon

Florida Keys, Sarasota: New Mooring Field (24 Jan 2013)

Report Icon

Buenos Aires to San Francisco (28 Aug 2012)

Report Icon

Heading USA to Mexico? Important Information (16 Jul 2012)

Report Icon

Crossing Canada and Voyaging Down the St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia (10 Jul 2012)

Report Icon

USA, Atlantic & Pacifc Coasts: Rescue 21 System now in place (12 Apr 2012)

Report Icon

St. Johns River - Jacksonville: Recommendation for DIY Boatyard (16 Feb 2012)

Report Icon

Routes and Waypoints - Book Review (16 Dec 2011)

Report Icon

Proof of Competency for European Countries (04 Nov 2011)

Report Icon

N Carolina, Ocracoke - Inlet Shoaling - Update (25 Oct 2011)

Report Icon

New Free Caribbean Cruising Guide - A Thinking Mans Guide to Voyages South (23 Jul 2011)

Report Icon

Green Cove Springs - One of the Last "DIY" Marinas in Florida (14 Jun 2011)

Report Icon

South Pacific Ocean Passage Planning (25 May 2011)

Report Icon

Security Warnings for Norfolk, VA, USA (21 Mar 2011)

Report Icon

Welcome to America! (27 Dec 2010)

Report Icon

St Thomas to Florida (09 Sep 2010)

Report Icon

California: Visiting yachts to have dye placed in holding tank (09 Sep 2010)

Report Icon

The Local Boater Option (LBO) for Florida Boaters if Cruising between the US, Bahamas or the Caribbean (02 May 2010)

Report Icon

Warning on Chandlery Scam in Florida (18 Apr 2010)

Report Icon

Baltimore, MD - Marinalife Partners with Beacon Wi-Fi (16 Apr 2010)

Report Icon

Washington DC - Proposed Mooring Field (15 Apr 2010)

Report Icon

Buying a second hand yacht in the USA to export (06 Apr 2010)

Report Icon

LORAN-C Termination Information (15 Mar 2010)

Report Icon

A Really International Certficate of Competency – Is It Possible? - More Information (01 Mar 2010)

Report Icon

US SAILING creates International Proficiency Certificate for Bareboat Chartering (01 Mar 2010)

Report Icon

Cruising from Ft. Lauderdale to Curacao (14 Feb 2010)

Report Icon

Washington, San Juan Island: Proposed No Go Zone to Protect Orca Feeding Areas (21 Jan 2010)

Report Icon

Visiting Yacht Owners Balk at Maine's Use Taxes (15 Jan 2010)

Report Icon

Selling a Foreign-Flagged Boat in Canada or the USA (02 Jan 2010)

Report Icon

USA: Seattle to San Francisco (30 Dec 2009)

Report Icon

Minneford Marina, New York City - Discounts for Noonsite Readers (01 Dec 2009)

Report Icon

New Law Requires Training for Florida Boaters (22 Oct 2009)

Report Icon

More Thoughts on Vancouver to San Francisco (03 Sep 2009)

Report Icon

Isla Mujeres to Florida Keys and onto Bahamas (21 May 2009)

Report Icon

Attention All Foreign Flagged Cruising Craft Visiting the USA (09 May 2009)

Report Icon

Vancouver to San Francisco in September - Further Comment (02 Mar 2009)

Report Icon

Seattle to New Zealand - More comments added (23 Feb 2009)

Report Icon

FWC gears up for Operation Liveaboard in Florida (20 Feb 2009)

Report Icon

USA, San Diego to Easter Island, Juan Fernandez and Valparaiso (03 Oct 2008)

Report Icon

Erie Canal Charges Reinstated for 2008 (01 Aug 2008)

Report Icon

VAT - Importing US vessel into EU - CE-Mark (27 Jul 2008)

Report Icon

USA, New York Delaware to Trinidad (25 Jul 2008)

Report Icon

San Diego to Brisbane - South or North? (11 Jul 2008)

Report Icon

Eastward Route in North Pacific (10 Jul 2008)

Report Icon

From the Chesapeake to Lake Ontario, via the Hudson River (26 Jun 2008)

Report Icon

Azores to Jacksonville, Florida (24 Jun 2008)

Report Icon

USA, Los Angeles to Hawaii (24 Jun 2008)

Report Icon

Questions about US and Thai Formalities (05 Jun 2008)

Report Icon

Marshall Islands to USA (22 May 2008)

Report Icon

Azores to Bermuda to USA, Rhode Island (22 May 2008)

Report Icon

USA, Florida to Cape Town, South Africa (22 May 2008)

Report Icon

USA, Florida to Margarita, Venezuela (18 May 2008)

Report Icon

USA, South Florida to Costa Rica (15 May 2008)

Report Icon

Los Angeles to Hawaii (15 May 2008)

Report Icon

B.C. Victoria to Pt. Montt, Chile (15 May 2008)

Report Icon

Caribbean, St. Lucia to Maine, USA (14 May 2008)

Report Icon

USA to Panama in April (14 May 2008)

Report Icon

Chile, Valdivia to San Diego, CA. (14 May 2008)

Report Icon

New Discharge Permits To Affect Yachts (27 Mar 2008)

Report Icon

Washington & Alaska State Pilotage Requirements (26 Mar 2008)

Report Icon

Bahamas Trip in April 2008 (03 Mar 2008)

Report Icon

US Coastguard To Install Summer Arctic Base (01 Nov 2007)

Report Icon

Southbounders Discussion Group (17 Sep 2007)

Report Icon

Where is safe in the Caribbean in Hurricane season? (19 Mar 2007)

Report Icon

FCC drops Morse Code Requirement for US Hams (09 Feb 2007)

Report Icon

US Charts Now Available Online (16 Jan 2007)

Report Icon

Pets And Air Travel In The Caribbean (05 Aug 2006)

Report Icon

Philippines to North America (29 Mar 2006)

Report Icon

Useful Coastguard Fax Numbers (08 Mar 2006)

Report Icon

Delivery from NY to the Great Lakes (11 Oct 2005)

Related News
Hawaii, Hurricane Julio: Stranded sailors describe Perfect Storm rescue

Hawaii, Hurricane Julio: Stranded sailors describe Perfect Storm rescue  (14 Aug 2014)

Report Icon

USA, Florida, Ft. Lauderdale: Plans to dredge the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)   (24 Jul 2014)

USA: Tropical Storm Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast

USA: Tropical Storm Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast  (03 Jul 2014)

USA: Inaugural ARC DelMarVa Rally Wraps up Back in Annapolis

USA: Inaugural ARC DelMarVa Rally Wraps up Back in Annapolis  (16 Jun 2014)

First book on High Latitude Sailing released

First book on High Latitude Sailing released  (22 May 2014)

Ocean adventures: ARC Europe and ARC USA set sail

Ocean adventures: ARC Europe and ARC USA set sail  (03 May 2014)

USA East Coast Florida: Anti-anchoring amendments defeated

USA East Coast Florida: Anti-anchoring amendments defeated  (25 Apr 2014)

Pacific Ocean: Circumnavigating family abandon ship as 1 year old falls seriously ill - new statement from family

Pacific Ocean: Circumnavigating family abandon ship as 1 year old falls seriously ill - new statement from family  (06 Apr 2014)

Steve Black - 1943 to 2014

Steve Black - 1943 to 2014  (18 Mar 2014)

Atlantic: Swedish Sailors Rescued

Atlantic: Swedish Sailors Rescued  (12 Mar 2014)

Eastern Caribbean and now the Pacific: The Coconut Telegraph SSB Net extends its reach

Eastern Caribbean and now the Pacific: The Coconut Telegraph SSB Net extends its reach  (28 Feb 2014)

 Ocean Sailing Seminar: A Social and Practical Weekend in Annapolis with World Cruising Club

Ocean Sailing Seminar: A Social and Practical Weekend in Annapolis with World Cruising Club  (11 Feb 2014)

Report Icon

New York to USVIs: Disabled catamaran abandoned by crew  (16 Jan 2014)

USA: NOAA Announces End of Traditional Paper Nautical Charts

USA: NOAA Announces End of Traditional Paper Nautical Charts  (05 Jan 2014)

ARC DelMarVa: A new rally for East Coast USA

ARC DelMarVa: A new rally for East Coast USA  (18 Dec 2013)

Practical preparation for an offshore passage from the experts  at World Cruising Club  UK and USA

Practical preparation for an offshore passage from the experts at World Cruising Club UK and USA  (16 Dec 2013)

BVIs: A Challenging 24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Nanny Cay

BVIs: A Challenging 24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps Up in Nanny Cay  (03 Dec 2013)

12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards  (29 Nov 2013)

24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Heads Offshore

24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Heads Offshore  (04 Nov 2013)

USA, Port Everglades: Removal of smokestack landmarks

USA, Port Everglades: Removal of smokestack landmarks  (24 Jul 2013)

USA: Yacht abandoned near Bermuda washes up on Martha's Vineyard 54 days later

USA: Yacht abandoned near Bermuda washes up on Martha's Vineyard 54 days later  (22 Jul 2013)

Emergency Product Recall: Lite Cylinder Company Propane Tanks

Emergency Product Recall: Lite Cylinder Company Propane Tanks  (14 Jun 2013)

Weather-watcher Satellite Fails Just Before Hurricane Season

Weather-watcher Satellite Fails Just Before Hurricane Season  (25 May 2013)

USA: NOAA offers free nautical chart mobile app

USA: NOAA offers free nautical chart mobile app  (24 May 2013)

NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season  (24 May 2013)

Great New Service for noonsite users: Get notified of cruising news, reports and country updates as they are posted

Great New Service for noonsite users: Get notified of cruising news, reports and country updates as they are posted  (23 May 2013)

June 8th is World Oceans Day: Create or Join an event near you

June 8th is World Oceans Day: Create or Join an event near you  (17 May 2013)

Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean  (17 May 2013)

ARC Europe & Atlantic Cup Get Underway from Nanny Cay, Tortola

ARC Europe & Atlantic Cup Get Underway from Nanny Cay, Tortola  (08 May 2013)

USA, New Jersey & New York: Superstorm Sandy debris clean-up update

USA, New Jersey & New York: Superstorm Sandy debris clean-up update  (05 May 2013)

Report Icon

USA: BoatUS joins Waterway Guide in Superstorm Sandy update effort  (16 Mar 2013)

Report Icon

Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu: Magic Island Petroleum Closing Business  (04 Mar 2013)

Report Icon

USA and Canada Divvy Up Electronic Chart Duties for Border Waters  (22 Feb 2013)

Report Icon

USA, San Juan Islands: New Free Cruising Guide by Salish Sea Pilot  (21 Feb 2013)

Report Icon

Lessons learned in the wake of Hurricane Sandy: Boat US Webinars this March  (14 Feb 2013)

Report Icon

Cruising Club of America Annual Awards Announced  (13 Feb 2013)

Report Icon

Mid-Atlantic: Sailors Rescued 900 Miles Offshore  (31 Jan 2013)

Report Icon

World Cruising Club Announces New Home Port for USA Events  (25 Jan 2013)

Report Icon

USA: NOAA and U.S. Power Squadrons Renew Cooperative Charting Program  (25 Jan 2013)

Report Icon

The 2012 Caribbean 1500 Finishes on a High Note  (18 Dec 2012)

Report Icon

USA: The count begins - 65,000 boats damaged by Hurricane ‘Sandy’  (22 Nov 2012)

Report Icon

Hurricane Sandy Claims Tall Ship HMS Bounty  (31 Oct 2012)

Report Icon

Hurricane Sandy's death toll across the Caribbean rises to 65  (28 Oct 2012)

Report Icon

2012 Caribbean 1500 Preview  (24 Oct 2012)

Report Icon

Gulf of Mexico: Tropical Storm Isaac poses serious threat  (26 Aug 2012)

Report Icon

USA: Weather Underground Launches New Sailing & Boating Weather Service  (23 Aug 2012)

Report Icon

Hawaii: Global Positioning System (GPS) Testing  (16 Aug 2012)

Report Icon

SSCA Clean Wake Project: Monitoring Radiation in the Pacific  (20 Jun 2012)

Report Icon

USA, Oregon: Huge Dock from Japan's Tsunmai Washed Ashore  (15 Jun 2012)

Report Icon

Caution when Entering the USA from Cuba - with Updates  (22 May 2012)

Report Icon

USA, Southern New England: Coastguard Implements New Warning Device  (10 May 2012)

Report Icon

USA, East Coast: Opsail 2012 – Possible Delays for Boaters  (04 May 2012)

Report Icon

USA, Rhode Island: Newport's New Maritime Centre  (12 Apr 2012)

Report Icon

Caribbean Free Cruising Guides - New Editions  (04 Apr 2012)

Report Icon

Some Good News Regarding the International Certificate of Competence  (07 Mar 2012)

Report Icon

NARC Rally Participants Abandon Ship in Rough Seas  (10 Nov 2011)

Report Icon

USA, Hampton: Start of the Caribbean 1500 Postponed due to Tropical Storm Sean  (09 Nov 2011)

Report Icon

Hazard warning for yachts in the Pacific - debris from Japan's tsunami   (19 Oct 2011)

Report Icon

More Hurricane Activity in the Atlantic  (09 Sep 2011)

Report Icon

Hurricane Irene Hits the US East Coast  (27 Aug 2011)

Report Icon

Hurricane Irene - The First Hurricane of the Season due to hit the US this Weekend  (23 Aug 2011)

Report Icon

Tropical Storm Emily Tracking Towards Eastern Seaboard  (03 Aug 2011)

Report Icon

USA: Anchoring Restrictions Proposed from Maryland to Florida  (28 Jun 2011)

Report Icon

USA: Rogue Wave Swamps Cruising Yacht off East Coast  (19 May 2011)

Report Icon

ARC Europe transatlantic cruising rally starts  (09 May 2011)

Report Icon

Somali charged in hijacking that killed 4 Americans  (15 Apr 2011)

Report Icon

Massive floating rubbish islands from Japan tsunami spotted on Pacific  (08 Apr 2011)

Report Icon

Warning About GPS Unreliability in US Waters  (23 Jan 2011)

Report Icon

Update Regarding the Issuing of US Recreational Vessel Documents  (19 Dec 2010)

Report Icon

Sailor drowned, two lost for 12 days, no EPIRB   (02 Dec 2010)

Report Icon

World Cruising Club Announces New U.S. Departure Port for ARC Europe Rally  (14 Oct 2010)

Report Icon

Alex - First Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season  (29 Jun 2010)

Report Icon

New Online Gulf Oil Spill Resource  (14 May 2010)

Report Icon

USA: North Carolina Coast - Update to No Discharge Regulation  (08 May 2010)

Report Icon

Transatlantic Rally sets sail from Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVIs  (08 May 2010)

Report Icon

BP hires locals boats to assist in Gulf clean up  (04 May 2010)

Report Icon

New Anchoring Restrictions for Florida  (08 Mar 2010)

Report Icon

OceansWatch Aid to Haiti  (24 Jan 2010)

Report Icon

New Florida Boating Education Law Started January 1st  (07 Jan 2010)

Report Icon

Record Load Bound for Freeport and St. Thomas  (30 Oct 2009)

Report Icon

Yacht dismasted by one ship, saved by another  (29 Oct 2009)

Report Icon

Anchoring in Florida, USA  (07 Oct 2009)

Report Icon

Super Ship Yacht Express Visits Northeast US for First Time  (21 Jul 2009)

Report Icon

American Visa Application  (15 Jan 2009)

Report Icon

FBI Maritime Liaison Agents assisting US Sailors Internationally  (18 Dec 2008)

Report Icon

Marina Seca Resumes Trucking Boats to the US  (05 Dec 2008)

Report Icon

New Weather Website Launched by NOAA  (06 Nov 2008)

Report Icon

USA Customs & Border Control – Issue of Cruising Permit Decals  (30 Oct 2008)

Report Icon

Around the Americas - Sailing Expedition and Awareness Campaign  (24 Oct 2008)

Report Icon

Solo Sailor Rescued by AMVER  (16 Oct 2008)

Report Icon

Yacht Express Makes Debut Down Under  (18 Jul 2008)

Report Icon

FLORIDA – Skipper arrested for Anchoring for more than 10 days  (26 Jun 2008)

Report Icon

Switlik Liferafts - Safety Alert and Recall  (19 Jun 2008)

Report Icon

US Visa Waiver Program NOT for cruisers  (14 Jun 2008)

Report Icon

US Coast Guard Announces Decision to Continue HF Weather Broadcasts  (29 Feb 2008)

Report Icon

DYT Announces New Routes and Voyages  (12 Dec 2007)

Report Icon

US Regulations For Yachts Vary From State To State  (23 May 2007)

Report Icon

Fate Of North American LORAN-C Radionavigation System To be Decided  (16 Jan 2007)

Report Icon

New US Immigration Requirements  (02 Aug 2006)

Report Icon

US President Declares Largest Marine Sanctuary On Earth  (26 Jun 2006)

Report Icon

New powers to seize vessels in US territorial waters  (29 Apr 2004)

Report Icon

French Yacht Completes First Polar Circumnavigation  (01 Oct 2003)