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Ilheus and Vitoria Updates

By Sue Richards last modified Jun 19, 2012 09:02 PM

Published: 2012-06-19 21:02:57
Countries: Brazil


Subject: Re update Vitoria

May 2012 Marina fees have increased 300% since March 2011. It now costs 20-Reals per person per day, at anchor. The fuel taken in Jerry cans was full of black rubbery particles when filtered into our tanks. We found the anchorage very noisy from industries across the bay.

Bert & Michelle



Cruising guides and electronic charts list this port as having a fuel dock in the main harbor, and the charts even show the dock itself. It no longer exists - the entire dock has been removed, and there is no fuel available. The only possibility for fuel is from the yacht club, and that can be sketchy, as there is only about a meter of water at the dock, and it is run out with a hose from a tank ashore, if available.


Harbor depths at the yacht club are only a meter, so larger boats anchor out in 3 to 6 meters, and dinghy in. Marina was full, with only one or two spots for visitors anyway. New dinghy dock accommodates boats up to about 16 feet.

Yacht club is very friendly and helpful, some mechanics and repair personnel on site in the boat yard, and will come out to your vessel to work. Pool, restaurant and Wifi that reaches the anchorage. Fuel is available, but must be jerry canned out in a dinghy, which the marina can provide if you need it. Credit cards are accepted. Marina will assist with immigration and customs, which MAY come to you at the marina, depending on how busy they are. If not, a taxi would be needed.

Big supermarket near the yacht club (turn right when exiting the club, then two short blocks), along with many other stores and Shell station which sells oils, lubricants, etc. Very secure area.

David Kory