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April 2013: New Information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Jun 23, 2018 10:10 AM
All the latest information that has been added to noonsite over the past four weeks.

Published: 2013-04-30 23:00:00

New information posted on noonsite during April 2013

We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information on  Thank you to everyone who contributed last month and got in touch with cruising reports, updates and corrections.

This website relies on feedback from the cruisers that use it, to keep it as up to date and informative as possible. Please remember that not only do we welcome port updates and cruising reports, we also welcome emails stating that the info. you found on noonsite was 100% accurate. Contact [email protected]. All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite team.

See previous monthly report summaries here



Cayman Islands: One Week in Grand Cayman

Haiti: Second life for used sails project earns SSCA "Clean Wake" endorsement

Central and North America

Panama, clearing-in: Cruisers continue to report on their experiences

Panama, Portobelo: Updates

South America

Colombia: New Free Cruising Guide

Suriname: Useful pilotage and local info. notes for a visit to Domburg and a trip up-river


Italy, Sicily, Licata: Good New Marina

South East Asia & East Asia

Indonesia, Papua, Jayapura: Clearing in

Indonesia, Raja Ampat, Misool Eco resort: a slice of heaven

Indonesia, Raja Ampat: One of our best experiences on our journey around the world

Indonesia, West Sumatra: Notes from seven weeks cruising

Malaysia, Borneo: Acolade for a Marine Supplier

Philippines, Sulu Sea, Tubbataha Reef

Philippines: Cruising the Palawan and Calamian Islands

Thailand, Koh Chang: Siam Royal View opens Phase 1 of state-of-the-art marina

Thailand, Koh Chang: Our Experience at the Siam Royal Koh Chang Marina

Thailand, Phuket: Warning about new Ferry Service between Phuket (Thailand) and Langkawi (Malaysia)

North Indian Ocean

Oman, Port Salalah: Updates

Sri Lanka, Galle: What we wish we'd known before arrival

South Pacific

Australia (Western), Augusta: New Boat Harbour on target for completion mid-2014

Fiji, Rotuma: Cruising Rotuma October 2011 to November 2012

French Polynesia: Permitted Stay increased to 18 months

Galapagos, Santa Cruz: Recommendation for Chandlery and Boat Supplies

Galapagos, Isla Isabella: The best choice for a "one-stop" visit to the Galapagos

Papua New Guinea, Ninigo Atoll: Report of Three Visits

Tuvalu: Cruising Notes November to December 2012

North Pacific

Federated States of Micronesia, Lamotrek: Interesting Information about the Island

Kiribati: 3 months cruising January to March 2013


SV Carina: 10 years cruising the Pacific

The Voyages of Gilana


Sailors turned Scientists: Be a part of the world's biggest plankton survey


Australian Long Distance Cruisers: Useful Services that are hard to find


Caribbean Safety and Security Online User Survey: Results now published


Global Sailing Weather: New free resource

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Two weeks of pre-departure activities in Las Palmas
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