Noonsite Needs You!

We are dedicated to continuing to bring you information that will inspire and facilitate your cruising plans, but want to remind you how you can get involved and support Noonsite too.

Published 3 years ago

2020 was always planned to be a big year for Noonsite as we were due to celebrate our 20th birthday and two decades of serving the cruising community with comprehensive information for enjoying the world’s oceans. No one could have seen that the year would in fact bring far less cause for celebration and the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic devastating the cruising plans of thousands.

Rightfully, containing the spread of the virus and protecting those vulnerable has seen countries lock down and safeguard their populations. Keeping safe and healthy is paramount and our thoughts are with all those who may have been personally affected by the pandemic.

At Noonsite, we have been working hard to provide as much support as possible to our community as we all navigate these unprecedented circumstances and an uncertain future for sailors. 

We are particularly grateful to everyone who has been providing reports from locations across the globe sharing great insight into how restrictions were quickly being implemented and enforced. This feedback from ports of entry has been invaluable as we chart border closures and openings.

We do not know when the world will return to the cruising ground we previously enjoyed, and the long-term effects on leisure tourism by air and sea look to be with us for some time to come. We will however continue providing detailed information for our users to help them plan for cruising safely and knowledgably. 

Noonsite is free for users with the site running costs supported by revenue from limited advertising. This comes primarily from marine businesses, many of whom are facing an enormous challenge of staying afloat in these troubled times themselves.

As many are finding in the current circumstances, the continued revenue towards the running of the site, a monthly bill that is covered by World Cruising Club, is uncertain whilst our overheads of hosting and maintaining the site remain.

We are dedicated to continuing to bring you information that will inspire and facilitate your cruising plans, but wanted to remind you how you can get involved and support Noonsite too.

How you can help:

  • Donate to Noonsite: If you have benefited from the information that the Noonsite team works tirelessly to provide for the cruising community, both before and during the COVID-19 crisis, please consider making a donation to support the site using the button below. Your contribution will ensure we can keep delivering updates regularly and help support the running costs of the site.
  • Advertise with Noonsite: Promotional opportunities are available on Noonsite reaching in excess of 55,000 cruising sailors and boat owners each month. For details of advertising, please see or contact [email protected]
  • 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.
  • Post Comments when you visit Ports: Once you are registered it’s just a few clicks to post a comment on the designated comments page for each port and country, passing on useful information for those following in your wake. Comments go live immediately.
  • Add your Favorite Anchorage: The new Noonsite mapping feature allows you to navigate the website easier than ever, quickly see port information and post your own favorite anchorages.
  • E-mail us with updates and reports: Those of you with more detailed updates for Noonsite (i.e. more than just a paragraph which is suitable to post as a comment, such as cruising reports or stories) can still pass these on to the Noonsite team at [email protected]
  • Follow us on Twitter: Now with well over 2000 followers (@NoonsiteEditor) is the perfect way to receive notice of site updates, new information as it is added, news relevant to cruising sailors, and any useful articles we want to share with our followers. A great way to get easy access to what’s going on in the cruising world.

We thank you for your support!


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  1. April 8, 2021 at 3:37 PM
    michielpoulie says:

    It is so complicated to make a donation. I have to give up. Keep up the good work. You will have to contnue without my donation. I refuse to open a paypal account. Plain credit card payment is impossible. I am sorry not to be able to support noonsite financial

    1. April 9, 2021 at 11:03 AM
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      Sue Richards says:

      Thanks Michiel for letting us know and for your kind words. We are working on new options and hope to make them available in the coming months.

  2. February 6, 2021 at 9:30 PM
    ernest.vogelsinger says:

    For Croatia the “Fees” section gave me a shock since you show the right numbers but the wrong currency 😉
    Correct values:
    up to 3 days: 150,00/120,00 HRK (15,78 Euros)
    up to 8 days: 350,00/280,00 HRK (36,83 Euros)
    up to 15 days: 600,00/480,00 HRK (63,14 Euros)
    up to 30 days: 1000,00/800,00 HRK (105,23 Euros)
    up to 90 days: 2350,00/1880,00 HRK (247,29 Euros)
    up to 1 year: 3000,00/2400,00 HRK (315,69 Euros)
    (using rates of 02/06/2021)

    1. February 8, 2021 at 4:52 PM
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      Sue Richards says:

      Thanks for picking up on this mistake Ernest – now corrected!

  3. January 19, 2021 at 7:53 AM
    mainman says:

    Please correct the spelling for the Western Australian town of Fremantle (not Freemantle).
    Please also separate the towns of Perth and Fremantle – that’s like saying San Jose’ and San Diego.
    Perth and Fremantle are very different towns with a very different flavour.

    1. September 28, 2021 at 6:15 PM
      tofoafelix says:

      Interestingly, the spelling Freemantle, whilst incorrect, has variously been used in the past.
      Also, which may come as a surprise to many from more populous nations, both Perth and Fremantle are cities not towns. And yes, they are “separate”, but Fremantle is a part of the Perth metropolitan area, which now extends many kilometres south of Fremantle.

  4. October 19, 2020 at 9:16 AM
    bfosse says:

    Please update the link for the pilot books in Norway they have changed to–sailing-directions

    1. October 19, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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      Sue Richards says:

      Thank you Bard, I’ve added links to the Norwegian Hydrographic Service from our Norway Links section. Some great info. on that particular website!

  5. July 30, 2020 at 2:06 PM
    gnilias says:

    I have been trying to fill out your advertising cost calculator. When I click on the calculator, it sends me to a different page. I have tired many times and it continues to repeat this action.

  6. June 30, 2020 at 3:35 PM
    skippyliz says:

    I accidentally tapped map and put a 2nd location in Tobago Cays. Please remove.

    I tried to donate, where do I do this?

    1. June 30, 2020 at 9:46 PM
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      Sue Richards says:

      Hi – unless you fill in the add anchorage box the red marker won’t become an anchorage. I see you have added a brief note about why you visited this anchorage but nothing about the anchorage. Can you add some details about protection, what’s there, state of the bottom etc. so that others will know why you recommended it? Thanks so much. There’s a donate button at the bottom of this article.

  7. May 20, 2020 at 7:53 AM
    gaal says:

    We are planning this summer to sail to Canary Islands. From the Netherlands is this still allowed? Sailing by way English Channel? South?

    1. May 20, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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      Sue Richards says:

      Hi, thanks for your question. The whole world is in the middle of a health crisis and borders/ports/marinas are shut worldwide. Yes, slowly but surely, some facilities/borders are starting to tentatively open, however not for tourism/cruising yet. They are opening to help boats that are in transit or needing repairs or in an emergency. A great many places have strict restrictions for foreign boats that enter, including testing, quarantine and increased paperwork/advance warning. Once in the country all visitors must follow the same restrictions in place for the local population, which for many still this is “stay at home”. Please review our Atlantic ports document to get an idea of where is open ( and follow the links to the country biosecurity sections to find out what conditions are like in that country and what restrictions are in place. The risk you take venturing out cruising from your home country at the current time, is if a second wave of Covid-19 hits in the late summer/Autumn and borders start to close again. This is quite possible and our advice would be to practice caution. Currently, Canaries ports will remain closed until at least the end of the State of Emergency that is enforced until 25 May. After this time a phased opening will likely begin, however when the borders become fully operational and moving between islands is permitted is still unknown.