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By No owner — last modified Oct 29, 2018 10:07 PM

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Facts

  • Mayotte Island is geographically part of the Comoros archipelago, a small group of islands lying between the northern tip of Madagascar and East Africa in the Indian Ocean.
  • As of 1st January 2014 Mayotte became ‘an outermost region’ of the European Union. It is an overseas administrative department of France and the French Navy maintain a naval base on the island.
  • The island is surrounded by reefs and the main harbour at Dzaoudzi is very well-protected. There are many anchorages inside the reef and diving is excellent.
  • Some repair facilities are available in Dzaoudzi. Supplies are better than in the neighbouring Comoros and most imported goods are French (so not cheap).
  • On the other hand, clearance here is easy and free and mooring is very low cost as well.
  • The other three islands in the group, Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan, now form the independent republic of Comoros.
  • Security

    Noonsite has in the past received more than one report about the increase of crime and violence on the mainland, and how this is affecting visiting yachts. However, there have been no reports in the last few years.

    It would be wise to take the usual precautions to protect your dinghy and outboard and to secure the boat against intruders. Also take care going ashore on the mainland at night.

    For a summary list of previous reports, see here

    Last updated:  October 2018

    Weather

    The climate is tropical, with two seasons, the dry season lasting from May to October, with an average temperature of 75°F (24°C), and the rainy season from November to April, when both temperature and humidity are higher. The cyclone season is from December to March.

    The local weather forecast (out of Reunion island) is broadcast daily by "Charlie Tango" (the port captain) on 6216.0 kHz USB.

    For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page.

    Main Ports

    Dzaoudzi * , Mamoudzou

    * indicates port of entry

    Val Ellis
    Val Ellis says:
    Oct 05, 2015 11:54 AM

    Posted on behalf of Brian Simm
    All paperwork is shore based and free. Entry and exit forms are held by yacht club 200 m to the left of the ferry landing at Dzoudri. ( open 11 am to 8 pm ) visits to airport for immigration and to customs are needed on arrival and departure.

    Sue Richards
    Sue Richards says:
    Dec 09, 2013 01:54 PM

    http://www.sailingadventureworldwide.com/index_htm_files/ACHM/index.htm
    We are here in the moment and having a great time with this French people... the ACHM club is fully supporting us and give great service...
    Greetings, Hans

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