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June 2016: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Jul 05, 2016 04:42 PM
Summer sailing and rising temperatures has not stopped noonsite’s readers from adding useful comments on harbours visited and sending in their cruising reports. Thank you to everyone who found time to contribute to noonsite last month – your support and feedback is invaluable and helps keep noonsite the number one resource on the web for the cruising community.

Published: 2016-07-05 16:42:38

A summary of all the new information posted on noonsite during June can be found below.

As always, a very big thank you to all our readers who supported noonsite with a small donation last month (making a small donation) and also to our new advertisers – all of you are helping to keep noonsite a valuable and free service for the cruising community.




Antigua & Barbuda: Barbuda is Paradise plus our favourite spots in Antigua

Cuba: Useful Information for US Cruisers wanting to visit Cuba

Curacao: Tips on Immigration rules

Dominica: A very enjoyable stay

Dominican Republic, Luperon: Staying at the Luperon Yacht Club

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay: Recommendations for repair work

Passage Notes: St. Martin to Bermuda

South America

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro: Visiting yachts not welcome

Brazil, Salvador de Bahia: Buying a boat here with recommendations

Ecuador, Puerto Libertad: Recommendation for yacht services

Suriname: Update from Marina Resort Waterland

Venezuela, Los Roques: We loved it!

Venezuela, Los Roques: Avoid cruising to Venezuela for now . . .

Central America

Panama Canal: Agent recommendation

Panama, Colon: New sail loft at Shelter Bay

Panama, Colon: Recommendation for hull repair

Panama & San Blas: Update on Ports of Entry

North America

USA: Sub-twelve month cruising licences


Wintering in the Mediterranean

Long term cruising in the Mediterranean

Croatia, Cavtat: Tips on mooring here

Cyprus, Limassol: One of the nicest marines in the Med for wintering

Gibraltar: Improvements at Queensway Quay

Greece, Evia: Enchanting

Greece, Ionian, Lefkas: Lefkas marina our base for 9 months

Greece, Ionian, Lefkas: Recommendations for yacht services

Greece, Ionian, Lefkas: Update on Lefkas canal swing bridge

Greece, Ionian, Preveza: Marina upgrading underway

Greece, Messolonghi: Good rates for a one-month stay

Greece, Peloponnese: Porto Kheli (Heli/Cheli/Xeli) new port on noonsite

Greece, Peloponnese: Updates for Ermioni, a popular spot

Greece, Peloponnese: Updates for Monemvasia

Greece, Rhodes: Cruising info. for Mandraki Harbour

Greece, Serifos: Not to be missed when cruising the Cyclades

Italy, Sicily: Recommendation for safe harbour on northern coast

Italy, Sicily, Marina di Ragusa: Costs for wintering here

Spain, Balearics, Ibiza: Mooring buoys in San Antonio

Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands

Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de la Palma: First Landfall in the Canaries

Cape Verdes: Tips on Visas and Clearance

West Africa & South Atlantic Islands

Ascension Island: Clearance & Cruising Information

South Africa: Cruising SA 2016 - the inside "scoop"

St. Helena: Clearance & Cruising Information

South East Asia & East Asia

Indonesia, Papua, Jayapura: Clearing into Indonesia here

Indonesia, Papua, Sorong: Clearing into Indonesia here

Indonesia, Raja Ampat Islands: New marina in Waisai

Indonesia, West Sumatra, Padang: Recommendation for yacht assistance

Malaysia: New cruising network - AHOY Penang

Thailand, Krabi: New marina & boatyard -  Port Takola

Thailand: Leaving your boat in Thailand, paying a bond and visa extensions

North Indian Ocean & Red Sea

Family Sailing through the Indian Ocean High Risk Area (2016)

South Indian Ocean

Cocos Keeling: Updated formalities for visiting yachts

BIOT (Chagos): New website launched for information and applications

Mauritius: New Marina south of Port Louis

Mauritius, Rodrigues Island: A few changes this year

South Pacific

Australia, New South Wales: Coffs Harbour Marina closed until further notice

French Polynesia: How to deal with the Bond & Duty Free Fuel

French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands: Some simple local rules

French Polynesia, Society Islands: Unmarked Reef off Huahine

French Polynesia, Tahiti: Marina Taina moorings still not to be trusted

Papua New Guinea, Vanimo: Yacht Adina notes on btaining Indonesian visas and checking out from PNG

Tonga: Vava’u Blue Water Festival

Trading Goods in the South Pacific

Vanuatu Events & Festivals - 2016

Vanuatu: Total Marine Solutions run by ex-cruisers



Cuba: U.S. Approves Boat Insurance for Cuba Travel

Greek Cruising Tax: CA working for fair Greek tax system

Kannad Marine issues SAFELINK EPIRB recall

New Zealand: Death and MOB double tragedy on 65-footer Platino

North Sea, Netherlands: The Ocean Cleanup unveils first prototype

Portugal, Western Algarve: ARC Portugal comes to an end in Marina de Lagos

Thailand: New Regulations for ‘tourism boats” to better protect marine natural resources

UK, USA & Germany: Ocean cruising experts share their sailing knowledge at Boat Show Forums

USA, Florida, Sarasota: Liveboard family missing

Western Mediterranean Cruising, Spain: Potentially bad news for the Balearic Islands


Information Partners with the Caribbean Safety & Security Net (CSSN)

Family Sailing through the Indian Ocean High Risk Area (2016)

Cuba, Isla de la Juventud: Deck gear stolen overnight - May 2016

Dominican Republic, Samana: Attempted Theft

Malaysia, Sabah: Attempted boarding by pirates on passage from from Sorong to Kota Kinabalu - November 2015

Philippines: German cruising couple abducted April 2014 – comments and clarifications

Puerto Rico, Spanish Virgin Islands, Vieques, Isabel Segunda: Burglary

St. Martin, Marigot Bay: Theft at Marine Port la Royale

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Canouan, Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel): Burglary

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Union Island, Clifton Harbour: Outboard Theft



Books & Charts

UK & Med: Imray Digital Charts now available on Raymarine chartplotters

Cruisers Websites

Cruising Long Term - Possibly the World

Around 'n Circles - south to the Caribbean & beyond

5 year global travels abroad s/v Golden Glow

Practical Boat Cook

Cruising Families

Blogging Families Afloat

Three Families on a Caribbean Sabbatical

Cruising Information

How we make money to stay afloat


2016 Greenland Climate project

Safety & Medical

Is Your Medical Kit Up to the Job?


Cruising in Hurricane Season



Follow us now @NoonsiteEditor ‏@NoonsiteEditor Jun 8
Heading to the #USA? New requirements for ALL foreign boats … ‏@NoonsiteEditor Jun 8
More wild #weather in Northern #Tasmania - this time Mersey Yacht Club #MYC suffered significant damage ‏@NoonsiteEditor Jun 10
Western #Australia High & Dry … ‏@NoonsiteEditor Jun 10
#U.S. Customs searches, seizes #Sailboat | Sailing News - remember to follow the rules ‏@NoonsiteEditor Jun 10
#Caribbean #Carnival starting soon - always a jump in thefts, including from yachts in the weeks before Carnival time #lockupyourboat ‏@NoonsiteEditor Jun 15
South #Pacific #Cyclone Season: Two #Society Island #hurricane holes - Ocean Navigator … ‏@NoonsiteEditor Jun 15
#Atlantic Passage Advice Sought - #Grenada to #Bermuda to #UK Falmouth … ‏@NoonsiteEditor Jun 24
#USA #Florida Port Everglades to Falmouth (#UK) Last minute #yacht #shipping opportunity @Petersandmay

See previous monthly report summaries here

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