Cruising Reports

Bio Security Bond for Pets – Have you had trouble getting it refunded?

Date Published - August 22, 2012

Message 20 June 2012

We recently cleared out of Fiji and had a great deal of trouble getting our $1501 Biosecurity bond for our cat returned.

I am therefore interested in getting in touch with other yachts that may have had similar problems in obtaining the refund of the bond.

If you have… Read More

Last Update - August 22, 2012

Bahamas: Great Inagua

Date Published - August 19, 2012

Our thanks for Jane Behr for this interesting report

We spent a week at Great Inagua Island in July, 2012, preparing for our trip south to Colombia and waiting for a favorable weather window. We had a very pleasant visit and saw a bit of the Bahamas that is well off… Read More

Last Update - August 19, 2012

Cyclades, Paros: Latest Updates

Date Published - August 18, 2012

The little marina in Paros gets quite packed in high season (until the first week of September), but if arriving early in the day one can easily find space.

The harbour is under private management from the municipality and hence not under the control of the Harbor Police (as with Paroika)…. Read More

Last Update - August 18, 2012

Short Update for Vlychada Marina, Santorini (Thira)

Date Published - August 17, 2012


We arrived here from Anafi. I tried to contact the Marina by VHF radio on channel 10, and by telephone. I had no response from either. The yellow buoy appears to mark the extremity of the reef running out from the headland. We kept this to starboard and had no… Read More

Last Update - March 05, 2014

Cruising the Maldives: An Enjoyable Experience

Date Published - August 16, 2012

Visiting the Maldives from March – June 2012


Before we left from Thailand towards the Maldives we read many articles by yachts who had visited the country. Unfortunately, most of them were in a negative mode, so our expectations were low on arrival. To balance these reports we have submitted… Read More

Last Update - April 12, 2016

NW Spain: Our Experiences in Five Marinas

Date Published - August 16, 2012

Our thanks to Deyan for passing on his experiences of these marinas. Please note that the “facilities” comments do not cover cranes or boatyards.

Portosin Marina (Ria de Muros)

After the fourth try, the Marinero acknowledged our call on channel 9, “No problem”. Sounded great. Although the marina has a reception pontoon,… Read More

Last Update - September 28, 2012

Lisbon: Marina Parque das Naçoes – Cruisers Impressions

Date Published - August 09, 2012

Marina do Parque das Naçoes is a brand new, clean marina with a friendly and helpful staff. The Marina is on the southern basin, and not in the northern one as some charts may suggest.

When approaching the breakwater you see a red and white stick on the outer wall and… Read More

Last Update - August 09, 2012

Cashpoint in Portobelo

Date Published - August 08, 2012

About two weeks ago the cash point in Portobella was smashed open. The nearest cash point is now Sabatinas but at least the buses run every half hour. If you want a lot of shopping and or cans of fuel then enquire of Tommie at Pirate’s Cove. He took me… Read More

Last Update - August 08, 2012