If you are planning on cruising the Mediterranean these links to articles and resources on Noonsite and elsewhere on the web, will help with your planning and preparation.


Before You Go

Documents Required when Cruising Abroad

Managing Essential Paperwork whilst Cruising

Managing Money whilst cruising

Long term cruising in the Mediterranean

Turkey: Applying for a Short Term Residency Permit

The European Union: Schengen Area, Import Duty, VAT etc. and associated news

Tunisia: A Five-Star Schengen Bolthole

Cruising after Brexit and sailing in Europe

Mediterranean sailing: Lessons learned from 2 years exploring Europe’s great sea

Proof of Competency for European Countries

Join a Rally: World Cruising Club Events

Everything you need to know about sailing rallies and cruising in company

Checking the Checklist

Passage Planning

Grab Bag: What should you pack for a long voyage?

Unknown Crew on the passage? A word of warning…

Choosing Crew

Ocean Crew Link

Netherlands to Turkey via the European Canals and Rivers

Netherlands to Greece: Inland Route

Navigating the French Canals and Rivers in a Small Yacht

France, Netherlands, Germany: Useful Information on The Inland Waterways of Europe

Circumnavigating Europe

Planning a European Cruise

Peters & May: Guide to Mediterranean Yachting Destinations

Greece: Corinth Canal Closure Continues


Mediterranean Almanac

The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising

Mediterranean Imray Digital Charts available on Raymarine Chartplotters

Imray Nautical App

Free Imray Podcasts: Informative and Inspiring Cruising Information

RYA Passage Planning

Voyaging with Kids – A Guide to Family Life Afloat

See each Mediterranean country / Publications, for a list of recommended cruising guides and related titles (for example:


Demystifying International Clearance for Cruisers

Movement of Pets within the EU

Mediterranean Anchoring Restrictions

How to do Med Mooring (Distant Shores TV)

Marinas: Boaters adopt new habits with digital reservations

Life on Board

Living Aboard a Yacht in the Med – The Ups and Downs

Bugs: Nine Ways to Keep Bugs at Bay

Boat Pests

How to Stay Cool on a Sailboat


Cruising Radio Nets – Mediterranean

Cruisers Network Online: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Africa, South Pacific

Med Sailing Facebook Group

Cruisers Forum

Kids4Sail Facebook Group

The Islander Magazine

Optimizing Iridium GO use on Board

Cruising Europe: EU scraps mobile roaming charges

VHF Certification & Licensing

Marine Services

TransEurope Marinas

LPG Stations Europe-wide

Ordering Spares whilst cruising the Eastern Med

Yacht Transportation and Delivery

You, the Shipyard and your Insurance Policy


IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service

Free Forecast Services

Mediterranean Wave Forecast (WAM)

Euro Weather

20 Tips for Surviving Strong Winds

Handling Rough Weather in Port

Spain, Balearics: Meteotsunami (rissaga) floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca

Turkey, Marmaris: Damaging waterspout overturns yachts in Yat Marina

Greece:  Ionian Islands Devastated by “Medicane” 

Safety and Security

Helping Your Friends and Family Help You

The Migrant Crisis – Tragedy and Treachery

SAR Contacts – Find Rescue Coordination Centres Worldwide

Securing your Boat from Intruders

Protecting Yourself from Boat Theft

Noonsite’s Piracy and Security Pages


Keep an eye on the World Health Organisation website to check for any health alerts in the countries you are planning to visit so you can prepare you and your crew accordingly. It may be that certain vaccinations are required and certificates carried, or that restrictions are in place at ports of entry if coming from a country with an epidemic and further health paperwork needs to be carried by all crew.

See the current list of countries with COVID-19 restrictions in place at ports of entry to help with your planning.

To be on the safe side, the following documents should be kept on board should they be needed:

  • Past itinerary and previous ports of call (up to 14 days prior)
  • Recent crew member and passenger travel history
  • Health clearance from the last port
  • Crew medical records
  • Crew immunization cards

Bugs: Nine Ways to Keep Bugs at Bay

Boat Pests

Family Healthcare while cruising


European Black & Grey Water Regulations

We can all help Clean up the Med

Aluminium Cans and the Ocean

Citizen Science Programmes for Cruisers

Balearic Islands: Be Aware of the Posidonia LIFE Project if wanting to anchor.

Noonsite’s Environment Pages

End of Season

How to lay up a Yacht Abroad

Yacht Transportation

Warning Regarding the International Transport of Yachts

Shipping Your Boat – a Guide for Transportation

Wintering in the Mediterranean

Keeping your Yacht in Greece Post-Brexit

Mediterranean Cruisers’ Blogs

Low budget cruisers: UK to Mediterranean

Lizatrix – Sailing the Mediterranean

WanderbySail – Guide to the Mediterranean

Exploring the Med with a dog

An American Boat in the Med

Summer in Mediterranean Spain

Sail Big Sky

Two Years for the Caribbean & Med

(Editor’s Note: Any updates to the above articles or suggestions of links you have found useful for Mediterranean cruising are very welcome. Register on Noonsite (top right) and post a comment at the bottom of this report or send your feedback to [email protected], thank you).