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Location

Position 13°27.13' N, 144°37.29' E (outer harbour entrance)

Clearance

See noonsite page  Guam/Clearance for full details.

Notify Port Control (VHF 16/13) when you are entering the harbour and Customs and Immigration Officials will meet you on the beach at the Marianas Yacht Club (during working hours).

There are overtime charges if you arrive at night.

Clearance should take no more than 30 minutes.

Last updated March 2018.

Docking

There are only two places to anchor in Apra Harbour - off the Marianas Yacht Club (see below) or inside Port of Refuge.

The anchorage off the MYC is a little exposed, but otherwise fine. Both the anchorage and moorings are managed by the Marianas Yacht Club. If using a mooring, check its security as they are subject to chafe.

Because of the high frequency of typhoons, arrangements have been made in Apra Harbour for small boats seeking shelter during a typhoon. The Port of Refuge is located in Piti Channel, which can be reached by boats with a maximum draft of 8 feet. The area is reputed to be well sheltered in any kind of winds.

Port of Refuge has no facilities other than water.

There is no public transport and a taxi to town costs around $70. Hiring a car is a better option and can be hired for $30 per day (plus $15 per day insurance).

Yachts must stay well clear of the Naval Harbour, which is situated within Apra Harbour. It is possible a yacht might be boarded by a naval patrol when entering or transiting the harbour.

Last updated March 2018.

Yacht Clubs

Photo of Mariana Yacht Club © from MYC website

MYC welcomes visiting sailors and yachtsmen from around the World. The Club, located on Dry Dock Point south of the commercial port, can be used by visitors.

The Club manages a safe anchorage within Sasa Bay with moorings for members and guest yachts. Guest mooring and registration fees are gratuitous for the first three days, thereafter there is a charge of $7 per day, payable weekly, in advance.  Options of alternate membership categories are available for long term usage with assignment of membership rates.  MYC has up to eight moorings available for guest yachts and welcomes cruising yachts to their private club.

The reef around the MYC moorings can be hard to see and markers are routinely blown away by typhoons. It is advisable to call the club for help with guiding the yacht in.

Last updated March 2018.

Marianas Yacht Club
P.O Box 2297 , Hagatna, Guam 96932
Tel:671-477-3533 ,VHF Channel 79 Alpha
There are no walk-ashore berths, but the club has some moorings available for visitors. The club has a place to beach your dinghy and for the membership fee offers phone, good WiFi, potable water, cold showers, toilets, garbage pick up, barbecue facilities, large covered lanai, parking and meals Friday and Saturday night (to pay for).
Notify the club of your ETA and, if possible, someone will meet you outside of the anchorage to escort you in. It is not recommended to enter the anchorage after dark.
Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
May 22, 2015 10:22 AM

Posted on behalf of Kelly Bruce (immediate Past Commodore of Marianas YC)

Check the YC website for updated information as availability and amenities are fluid

Mike Riley Riley
Mike Riley Riley says:
Mar 23, 2015 02:49 AM

In February 2015 visiting yachts were forbidden to use moorings even if available.

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