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 Guam - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +10

Yachting Essentials

Electricity
Voltage: 110 V
Frequency: 60 Hz

Water
Water by jerry jug from the YC at Apra Harbour. There is water at the fuel berth at the fishermen's wharf at the Hagatna Boat Basin in Apra Harbour (max draft 7ft).
Water is available at the fishermen's wharf in the Boat Basin at Hagatna.

Fuel
There is a fuel berth at the fishermen's wharf at the Hagatna Boat Basin in Apra Harbour (max draft 7ft).
Also available by jerry jug from shore fuel stations at Apra.
Fuel is available at the fishermen's wharf in the Boat Basin at Hagatna.

Haulout and Repairs
Lift out by crane may be arranged in Apra and some repairs arranged.

Money

United States dollar (US$)

ATMs are widely available and all major credit cards are accepted.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Guam is +1 671.

The most popular satellite service in Guam is a broadband two-way satellite transfer system (VSAT), which provides quality access to the internet in even the least accessible areas. It not only provides an internet connection but also a wide range of additional services. It is an ideal solution, if you want to start personal communication or local network in your new location.

Guam Mobile Service (GSM 1900) Global Satellite Phones & Global Roaming SIMs - Prepaid wireless solutions for global travelers.

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Emergencies

Emergencies - Dial 911

Publications

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Micronesia Handbook
By David Stanley
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 5th edition (December 13, 1999)
ISBN-13: 978-1566911627
See www.southpacific.org

Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam
By Robert F. Rogers
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (Revised edition (July 31, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0824833343
This abundantly illustrated and richly documented history provides a comprehensive look at one of the world's last colonies. Rogers evokes the dramatic but little-known saga of Guam's people from the precontact era to Spanish domination, from colonial rule under a US naval government to the massive military invasions of World War II, and on through to the present.

South Pacific Handbook
By David Stanley
Publisher: Avalon Travel; 8th edition (Nov 2004)
ISBN-13: 978-1566914116
From lagoon swimming in the Cook Islands to witnessing the race of the banana bearers in the Heiva i Tahiti festival, travelers will find the best of the South Pacific both popular and obscure in this guidebook. Moon Handbooks South Pacific provides in-depth coverage of outdoor recreation, with specifics on swimming, diving, yachting, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping, climbing, caving, and horseback riding. Complete with helpful maps, photographs and illustrations, as well as useful advice on practicalities such as food, entertainment, shopping, visas, money, health, packing, and inter-island travel, this guidebook offers the tools you need for a uniquely personal experience.

This is the last edition of this book. Mre information is available on David Moon's website http://www.southpacific.org/

Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands
By Earl R. Hinz and Jim Howard
Published by University of Hawaii Press (5th edition. 2006)
ISBN 9780824830373
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
Published by Imray  (2001)
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This second edition contains numerous revisions to both text and plans. Warwick Clay's cruising guide covers the South Pacific from the Mariana Islands in the northwest across to the Galapagos in the east then down passed Easter Island to New Zealand in the Southwest. The guide covers this vast area in detail and virtually every anchorage is described with supporting plans produced from the author's own information.

The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Kitty Van Hagen
3rd Edition October 2016
See The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd Edition
See latest updates here.

Update History

March 2018: Clearance and Immigration updates from Australian Ken Norris.
April 2017: Formalities updated.
May 2015: Formalities updated.
March 2014: Formalities checked.

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.

Dario  Gualtieri
Dario Gualtieri says:
Feb 03, 2019 08:44 PM

All previous comments are good and updated at Feb 2019. I would add:
- Agat marina is the only good option in you want a pier.7usd per day (same as MYC), or 240usd/month. No showers there but water, power (120V!), plenty of knowledgeable sailors and access to mechanics, great Wi-Fi, good restaurant, great bar. Bartender/ manager Jo is a legend. Anchorages: Agat Bay is a good anchorage with N/NE/E, stay 200mts from the shore.
Public transportation is none in this area of town, I recommend rent a car or make friends with liveaboards to get a lift.
Find Austin and Belinda on Flying Spirit, they are great.
Cove of Refuge is free and it s the most sheltered spot with no doubts, but no good access to town either, nor facilities.
Find Tom and Ben on Ambler there, lovely couple.
For Immigration UNLESS YOU ARE FROM US OR CANADA YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A VISA UPFRONT.
If u Don t have one u can APPLY for a medical parole if u have any medical condition, or a mechanic one if u need some important repair.
Guam is 99% US, so a lot of formalities!
Next time I 'll head to Yap or Palau

knorris
knorris says:
Mar 11, 2018 06:55 PM

February 2018. Checking In and Out.
We travelled on Australian passports with valid US Visas which, absent a US Passport, we gather is essential for a trouble-free entry.
Upon notifying Port Control (VHF 16/13) that we were entering the harbour, Customs and Immigration Officials met us on the beach at the Marianas Yacht Club at about 1100hrs on a Saturday. The check-in took about 15mins and there were no charges. The officials did point to after hours fees of $?? if you arrive at night.
Checking out for the Northern Marianas was simply a matter of going to the Port Control and Customs Building in the Commercial Port area (1026 Cabras Highway, Suite 201 Piti Guam 96915, Phone: (671) 477-5931 / 472-PORT) and checking out with them; Immigration check-out is not required.

knorris
knorris says:
Mar 10, 2018 07:22 PM

As of February, 2018, the comments for 2015 still apply viz: at Marianas Yacht Club, $7 per day for anchoring off about 0.4nm from the Club; in theory, moorings were available but a yacht had recently broken free and ended on a reef, hence none available when we were there. the $7 temporary membership provides cold showers, a place to beach your dinghy, excellent internet, rubbish (trash) removal, to-pay-for meals and bar on Fridays and Sundays and a secure place to leave your car. Access to a car is essential from here. Bob, the live-aboard supervisor of things at the club, can advise on most things. But, in accord with Mike Riley's comment, the value for dollar cf. other anchorages (e.g. Pohnpei) is poor.

Mike Riley Riley
Mike Riley Riley says:
Mar 23, 2015 02:46 AM

The Marianas Yacht Club charges $7 US a day in 2015. This does not include a mooring. If fact even though moorings are available, you may not take one. You are required to anchor far from the yacht club, even though there is space closer.

As an option, Palau costs $50US/ month for a mooring, food prices are the same, you can walk to town. There are many places to cruise in Palau, there is no where to cruise in Guam.

Paul tudor-stack
Paul tudor-stack says:
Mar 02, 2015 02:47 AM

There are only two places to anchor in Apra Harbour - off the Marianis Yacht Club or inside Port of Refuge. The anchorage off the MYC is a little exposed but otherwize fine. In 2015 the MYC charges $7US per day for use of their facilities, phone, hot shower, 24 hr wifi, secure parking, potable water, rubbish disposal and temporary membership. A mooring is included if one is available. Port of Refuge has no faciities other than water. There is no public transport and a taxi to town costs around $70. Hiring a car is the only option and can be hired for $30 per day (plus $15 per day insurance).

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