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July 2015: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Feb 22, 2018 12:05 PM
More great feedback last month from sailors out there cruising the World. Thank you to everyone who used noonsite last month and found time to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site. We greatly appreciate your feedback and assistance in helping keep noonsite such a useful and up to date resource for worldwide cruising boats.

Published: 2015-07-31 23:00:00

Also new last month was the addition of a “donate” button to noonsite, following frequent feedback from users, in particular those that have used the site for many years. We have had a wonderful response and it’s reassuring to know that so many cruisers use the site and want to help it grow. Thank you to everyone who made a donation last month. If you would like to give something back to noonsite and help with its running costs, find out more here.

Also, many thanks to our new advertisers whose contribution help keep noonsite free for users.

All the latest information posted on last month is outlined below.


(See Piracy/Security Reports & News from last month further down)


Cuba: Notes on Cruising Cuba - Santiago de Cuba to Havana

South America

Brazil: Cruisers Report from Jacare, Cabedelo

North America

USA: Clearing into the USA West Coast with Animals on board


Albania: Entering the country in Sarande

Albania: Four Ports in Albania

Croatia: A few cruising notes on south and central Croatia

Spain: Impressions of Torrevieja

Spain: Cruising North from Torrevieja

Spain, Balearics: Costa Dorada to Ibiza, Espalmador and Formentera

Spain & Portugal - Marina Prices

Tunisia: Arriving in Tunisia Single-Handed and Detained for 10 Weeks

West Africa & South Atlantic Islands

South Africa: Time Allowed Before Duty and VAT is Attached to Foreign Flagged Pleasure Vessels

North Indian Ocean & Red Sea

Cruising the Maldives for over a month

Red Sea to the Seychelles

South Indian Ocean

BIOT (Chagos): Clearance and Cruising Information

Mauritius: Rodrigues Island Cruising Information

Mauritius: Rodrigues Island Clearance Information

Seychelles: Receiving spare parts and hauling out

South East Asia & East Asia

Indonesia Visas: How to Obtain a Social Visa in Dili, East Timor (Timor Leste)

Indonesia Visas: How to Obtain a Social Visa in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Malaysia, Johor Bahru: The New Senibong Cove Marina

Malaysia: Gunk Holing the East Peninsula Coast

Philippines: Anchorages in the Visayas

Philippines, Subic Bay: Cruisers' Views

South Pacific

Galapagos: Agent Recommendations for the Galapagos

North Pacific

Pohnpei, FSM to Dutch Harbor on Unalaska


Caribbean, Grenada: Alert Level Raised for Grenada’s Underwater Volcano

Galapagos: Mounting threat to Galapagos from 'El Nino'

Mexico is cracking down on U.S. boaters who venture into its waters

UK, Southampton: Ocean Sailing Forum in Southampton - Learn from the offshore experts


SVG, Bequia, Princess Margaret Beach: Burglary whilst crew ashore - May 2015

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Reduit Beach: Attempted Robbery and Assault - May 2015

Venezulea, Manamo/Orinoco: Assault & Robbery - May 2015

Honduras, Utila, East Harbour: Deck Gear Stolen - June 2015

Curacao, Spanish Water: Attempted Dinghy Theft - July 2015

Seychelles, Mahe, Port Victoria: Night-time boardings and thefts - July 2015

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Canouan: Boarded at Charlestown Bay – July 2015

Maritime Crime in Southeast Asia sees a 22% increase in first half of 2015


Mexico to New Zealand: Fire on Passage - Sailors Rescued


Aruba: Updates for Clearance

Bahamas, Spanish Wells: Warning about buying water here

Brazil: What makes Cabedelo unique at sunset

Canary Islands, Lanzarote: Impressed by Marina Rubicon

Colombia, Puerto Velero: Deals for longer stays

Cuba: Improvements at Marina Hemingway

Finland, Turku: How to get Camping Gaz

French Polynesia: Recommended services for cruisers

Greece: Updates for Alexandroupolis

Greece: Updates for Evia

Greece: Evripos Canal price doubled

Greece: Updates for Kavala

Greece: Continued conversation on “Greece: Is it Yachting as Usual?”

Greece, Rhodes: Reporting on the status of the new marina

Hawaii, Kona: Boatyard recommendation

Indonesia: Recommendation for getting a CAIT

Italy, Vibo Valentia: A perfect place to Winter

Mexico: Puerto Chiapas the best marina on the west coast?

Portugal, Oporto: Thumbs up for Marina Douro

Portugal, Povoa de Varzim: Very welcoming and very cheap!

Spain, Barcelona: Updates for Puerto Olimpico de Barcelona

Spain, Valencia: More positive comments about Marina Real Carlos 1

USA: Non-US Nationals visiting from Mexico

USA: Non-US Sailors how to maximise your cruising license

USA: Update on Charleston City Marina


Books / Cruising Guides

Grenada to the Virgin Islands - New Edition Now Available

Atlantic Spain & Portugal - Galicia to Gibraltar

Channel Islands, Cherbourg Peninsula & North Brittany - New Combined Sailing Directions


OnBoard WiFi: Get Connected

Cruising Information

Bugs: Nine Ways to Keep Bugs at Bay

Adventure Medical Kits

The best apps for Cruising

Protecting yourself from boat theft

Cruisers’ Websites

World Cruise from South Africa

Australia Gold Coast to the Whitsundays - Learning by Doing


A sailor’s guide to whales and dolphins – Yachting Monthly

Sailing Green Coconut Run

Pacific Ocean Crossing: Collecting Water Samples on the Fly


20 tips for surviving strong winds

See previous monthly report summaries here

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Register with noonsite: This is quick and simple to set-up. Being registered means you can contribute comments to all ports, countries and reports on noonsite. A simple way to pass on quick recommendations, comment on service done on your boat or feedback any new port information you have encountered. Please remember that comments are moderated and may take up to a few days to be approved if there is a backlog. Please keep comments short.

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Donate: Noonsite has always been and continues to be a free resource for the cruising community. Whilst we also welcome advertisers whose contributions help towards the running of the site, a monthly bill that is covered by World Cruising Club, our running costs are a high overhead. In order to keep the site free and up-to-date, donations from cruisers who use the site on a regular basis will undoubtedly help us to do so.

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